What is most often called disfluency - i.e. pauses, hesitations, prolongations, truncations, repetitions, self repairs and similar - in normal spontaneous speech presents challenges for researchers in many different fields, ranging from speech production and perception in psychology, to conversational analysis and automatic speech recognition in speech technology.

Like previous DiSS workshops, the aim of this workshop is to discuss and elucidate various aspects of this ubiquitous speech phenomenon from a wide variety of angles.

DiSS 2103 will allow an opportunity for researchers from diverse backgrounds to present their research findings, to discuss common interests, to identify future directions and to establish new research collaborations. DiSS 2013 will be an international workshop with a limited number of active participants. Priority will be given to authors of accepted papers.