The 28th annual conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) will take place from 14th -17th July 2018, at the Wow Istanbul Hotels and Convention Center, Turkey.


We invite proposals for papers on topics such as, 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 speaker population data
  • Interesting case reports

The papers which present research or issues which have not been previously presented at an IAFPA conference will be preferred.

At IAFPA 2019 the following paper categories are welcome:

  • Regular oral papers.
  • Regular poster presentations.
  • 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.

Authors may submit multiple abstracts, but are asked to nominate their preferred category of paper. Please submit abstracts via Easy Chair (registration/login required).


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 submission: 8 April 2019 for oral papers and posters. 14 June 2019 for work in progress posters.

expected notification of acceptance: 21 May 2019 for oral papers and posters.  25 June 2019 for work in progress posters.

Please use this template document: template-iafpa-2019-1-word (1)

Queries and to request the template in .rtf format: 

Best Student Paper & Best Student Poster Awards:

There will be two awards this year, one for best student poster presentation and one for best student oral presentation . Please indicate on your abstract PDF whether your paper/poster 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.