IPA News 2012

1 Nov 2012

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At the Association's August 2011 General Meeting in Hong Kong, a suggestion was made that the IPA should establish a link with the Special Interest Group on Speech Prosody (SProSIG) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). After some discussion with SProSIG, the Council of the IPA has voted to become a co-sponsor of the group. SProSIG's Liaison Officer, Yi Xu of University College London, will serve as the liaison for the IPA with SProSIG and ISCA.

ISCA has now also established a new Special Interest Group on The History of Speech Communication Sciences, proposed by Rudiger Hoffmann, Jurgen Trouvain and John Ohala. The Council of the IPA has voted to support this group as well. John Ohala of the University of California, Berkeley will be the Liaison Officer.

31 Oct 2012

Following an inquiry from the 18th ICPhS organisers regarding the format of submissions, i.e. full paper (4 pages) vs. abstract, the PC voted in favour of full paper submission (22 votes). There were two votes in favour of abstract submission and 1 abstention.

30 Sep 2012

Following discussion, the PC voted on the copyright provision and distribution license of
ICPhS Proceedings from 2012 onwards.

The PC approved the following resolution:

  1. Copyright will remain with the author(s) at all times.
  2. Papers distributed in conference proceedings (whether print or digital) and posted on the
    IPA's public ICPhS Archive will be licensed by their authors under a Creative Commons
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 or 4.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 or 4.0).

The vote was 17 in favor of the resolution, 0 against, and 8 abstentions.

The CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 or 4.0 license allows non-commercial reproduction and distribution by
others of the papers, as long as attribution is made to the author(s). It disallows commercial
reproduction and derivative works (e.g. translate the work without permission); permission for
such disallowed uses must be sought separately from individual authors.

1 Jul 2012

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31 May 2012

The IPA granted ICPhS2015 a non-refundable fund of 9,000€ on condition that eligible IPA
members receive a discount on the ICPhS registration fee of 30 GBP for regular members
and 20 GBP for student members.

ICPhS2015 will acknowledge the donation from the IPA as follows:

(a) name the IPA among the sponsors, including on the conference website,

(b) provide a stand at the Congress for the IPA to attract new members,

(c) place an advertisement for the IPA in the Book of Abstracts,

(d) no later than October 2014, include an announcement on the conference website
informing prospective Congress participants that they can receive a discount on the
ICPhS2015 registration fee (as well as full IPA membership rights for 2015) if they become
members of the Association by February 1, 2015. The announcement will also provide
information (to be provided by the IPA Secretary) about the membership fee and membership
rights for 2015.

ICPhS2015 appreciates that the IPA intends to support student participation at ICPhS2015 by
making available some Gösta Bruce Student Scholarships.
ICPhS2015 will include in its process for accepting papers an agreement whereby authors
grant the IPA the right to post their papers in a public online archive, and will give the IPA
access to all the papers in electronic form.