UK Speech Conference 2022
5-6 September 2022 — Edinburgh, United Kingdom



We are happy to announce that UK Speech will be held at the University of Edinburgh on the 5th and 6th of September 2022.

This will be the first UK Speech workshop since 2019, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing everyone once again!

The UK Speech workshop aims to bring together researchers in the UK and Ireland Speech Science and Technology community, both in academia and industry, to share information about ongoing research activities, to meet old friends and make new ones. The conference is organised by The Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR), with collaboration from the UK Speech Community.

Important Dates

    Abstract submission: 12 August 2022
    Notification of acceptance: 19 August 2022
    Early Registration: 23 August 2022 5pm
    If you have dietary requirements please register by 21 August 2022!
    Late Registration 26 August 2022 Late registration deadline
    UK Speech conference: 5-6 September 2022

Presenter Instructions

Abstract acceptances have been sent out to authors.

Presenters have been assigned to either oral or poster sessions in the programme.

  • Talks in oral sessions should be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.
  • Posters can be up to A0 in size, either portrait or landscape (landscape is probably easier for our poster boards). Posters will be presented in-person only.
  • Presenters don't need to upload anything before the workshop - just bring your talk or poster with you on the day!

Abstract Book

You can find more information about the presentations in the UK Speech 2022 abstract book


Registration includes lunch and coffee breaks on both workshop days. The registration deadlines are mainly for catering purposes, but also to make sure our venues have enough capacity. Please note, we may not be able to guarantee a spot at the workshop dinner (Monday 5 September 2022) if you register late.

Registration is closed as of 26 August 2022.


UK Speech 2022 will be held at University of Edinburgh Central Campus.

Picture of the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh

  • Informatics Forum, The University of Edinburgh
  • 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
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Picture of the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh

  • Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5 (G.152)
  • Old Medical School
  • Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QZ
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Prof Naomi Harte

Trinity College Dublin

Multimodal Speech – Embracing the Iceberg!

Dr Jennifer Williams

University of Southampton

Speech Privacy: Where Are We Going and How to Get There?

Dr Joanne Cleland

University of Strathclyde

Using Ultrasound to Image the Articulators in the Speech Therapy Clinic

Social Event

Drinks Reception, Dinner, and Ceilidh!

The Scottish National Gallery
Monday 5 September 2022, from 6:30pm

Our social event will start with a drinks reception (sponsored by SpeechMatics), at the The Scottish National Gallery from 6:30pm. Have a look at some of the capitals finest art and raise a glass to the speech community!

From 8pm, we will move to dinner (sponsored by Google) at the The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant. Located at the gardens level entrance to the Scottish National Gallery, the restaurant offers incredible views east across Princes Street Gardens. The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is committed to sustainable practices and buy direct from a trusted network of over 70 Scottish artisan suppliers. UK Speech attendees are welcome to join us for a delicious dinner and drinks.

After dinner, we'd like to welcome you to try traditional Scottish Ceilidh dancing (Sponsored by Amazon) at the Scottish Cafe & Restaurant - bring your dancing shoes!

Drinks through social event are also supported with sponsorship from Papercup.


Technical Programme

Technical programme with accepted presentations

Programme at a Glance

Monday, 5 September 2022

Time Session Location
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Registration Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome Message Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5
Old Medical School
13:15 – 14:15 Keynote A Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5
Old Medical School
14:30 – 15:30 Poster Session A Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
16:00 – 17:00 Keynote B Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5
Old Medical School
18:30 – late Social Event Scottish National Gallery

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Time Session Location
09:00 – 09:30 Registration Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
09:30 – 10:30 Oral Session A Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5
Old Medical School
10:30 – 11:30 Keynote C Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5
Old Medical School
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
12:00 – 13:00 Poster Session B Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
14:00 – 15:00 Poster Session C Atrium/G.07
Informatics Forum
15:00 – 16:00 Oral Session B Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5
Old Medical School
16:00 – 16:15 Future plans and Farewell Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5
Old Medical School

Local Information


Pollock Halls at the University of Edinburgh

UK speech attendees can use the discount code 'ENJOY' to obtain a 15% discount on University of Edinburgh accomodation at Pollock Halls.

More information and booking


Local organizing committee

UK Speech committee


The UK Speech workshop is made possible by the kind support of our sponsors who are a very active part of the UK speech community. If you are interested in supporting UK Speech please get in touch with the UK speech committee.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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