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Call for Papers

The 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) will take place in Montreal, Canada, July 28-31, 2024.

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
  • Exceptional case reports
  • Method validation and proficiency testing

Abstract details

Length: maximum 500 words, excluding title and references; figures may be included, but the document should not exceed two pages. Please use this template (DOCX) and ensure that keywords are included. Please send all abstract submissions to

Students should indicate whether their paper should be considered for the Best Student Paper awards. The criteria for eligibility are:

  • the first author is a student; i.e. registered as a Bachelors/Masters/PhD student.
  • the first author presents their presentation/poster in person at the conference.
  • the majority of the work presented has been done by the student.

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

Important dates

  • Deadline for oral papers and posters: March 31, 2024
  • Deadline for work-in-progress posters: May 15, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance for oral papers and posters: Early May 2024
  • Notification of acceptance for work-in-progress posters: Late May 2024
Call for Papers