Call for Papers

IAFPA 2018 Call for Papers is now CLOSED

Details below are for archive purposes only.

The 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) will take place from 29th July – 1st August 2018, at the University of Huddersfield, UK.


We invite proposals for papers on topics including, but not limited to:

  • speaker/voice comparison
  • speech and audio enhancement
  • transcription
  • speaker profiling
  • questioned utterance analysis
  • authentication of recordings
  • LADO (Language analysis for the determination of origin)
  • automatic speaker recognition/comparison
  • voice line-ups
  • retrieval of population data
  • interesting case reports

Please note we will be giving strong preference to papers which present research or issues which have not been previously presented at an IAFPA conference, especially in the near past.

At IAFPA 2018 we plan three categories of paper:

  • Regular oral papers – submission now closed
  • Regular poster presentations – submission now closed
  • Work in progress poster presentations. This is a special poster session to outline new or ongoing research developments, particularly suitable for students currently working on dissertations.

Abstract submission is now closed for all oral papers and poster presentations. Authors may submit multiple abstracts, but are asked to nominate their preferred category of paper. Please submit abstracts via Easy Chair.

Abstract information

length: maximum 500 words, excluding title and references

abstract format: submit as PDF, excluding name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s) – please also remove authorship metadata from files – template below

deadline for submission26 March 2018 for oral papers and posters. 15 June 2018 for work in progress posters.

expected notification of acceptance: 26 April 2018 for oral papers and posters. 18 June 2018 for work in progress posters.

Please use this template document: template-iafpa-2018-1-word

Queries and to request the template in .rtf format:

Best Student Paper award

There will be a best student paper award. Please indicate on your abstract PDF whether your paper is eligible for the student paper award. The criteria for participation are:

– The first author is a student, i.e. registered as a Bachelors/Masters/PhD student.

– The first author presents their presentation or poster in person at the conference.

– The majority of the work presented has been done by the student.

Note: being a student member of IAFPA is not a requirement.

The winner of this Prize wins free registration for next year’s IAFPA conference.