Welcome to ASSTA

The Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA) is a scientific association which aims to advance the understanding of speech science and its application to speech technology in a way that is appropriate for Australia and New Zealand.

In order to fulfil these aims the Association seeks to provide significant exchange between those actively involved in speech science and technology research and practice, between this multidisciplinary body of professionals and the community in general as well as other national and international bodies having related aims.

SST-2014 has been held in Christchurch, 2-4 December 2014


  • ASSTA is delighted to announce that ICPhS 2019 will be hosted in Melbourne! This is the first time this large international conference, first held in 1932, will take place in the Southern hemisphere - and only the fourth time it will be held outside of Europe.
  • ASSTA Executive for 2015: Denis Burnham (President), Marija Tabain (Secretary), Shunichi Ishihara (Treasurer), Trent Lewis, Catherine Watson.
  • Roberto Togneri gave a workshop on Multimodal Speech Reocogntiion with the AusTalk  3-d AudioVisual Corpus at Interspeech 2014
Contact ASSTA: Either email The ASSTA Secretary, or

G.P.O. Box 143, Canberra City, ACT, 2601.

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