The Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems is an annual workshop designed for students, post docs, and junior researchers working in research related to spoken dialogue systems in both academia and industry.
The roundtable provides an open forum where participants can discuss their research interests, current work and future plans.
The workshop is meant to provide an interdisciplinary forum for creative thinking about current issues in spoken dialogue systems research, and help create a stronger international network of young researchers working in the field.
http://www.yrrsds.org/ This page was last updated on 31-Mar-2010 6:00 UTC.
The Seventh ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Speech Synthesis will take place at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) in Japan. Objective includes 1) to promote research and development of all aspects of speech synthesis, 2) communication and collaboration among speech synthesis researchers, 3) to provide opportunity for young researchers to receive feedback from experts, 4) refreshing respite from daily concerns of TTS R&D encouraging long-term idea generation.
http://www.ssw7.org/ This page was last updated on 10-Sep-2009 9:00 UTC.
Satellite Workshop on Second Language Studies will be co-organized by AESOP, SLaTE, and LSSRL and be held at the International Conference Hall of Waseda University in Tokyo. The aim of the workshop is for people working in speech science and engineering, linguistics, psychology, language education to get together and discuss second language acquisition, learning, education and technology. The workshop theme is interdisciplinary, ranging over but not exclusive to spoken and written L2 acquisition and learning, designing and constructing corpora for language research, speech science and engineering, and their application to education. The workshop is 'trans- disciplinary' and all theoretical and practical topics will be considered.
The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialogue to both academic and industry researchers.
Continuing with a series of successful ten previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest area of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group in discourse and dialogue for both ACL and ISCA.
http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/workshop11 This page was last updated on 6-Mar-2010 5:00 UTC.
In order to better understand and compare research techniques in building corpus-based speech synthesizers on the same data, the Blizzard Challenge 2010 will be held. The basic challenge is to take the released speech data, build synthetic voices, and synthesize a prescribed set of test sentences. The sentences from each synthesizer are then evaluated through extensive listening tests. The results will be presented at Blizzard Challenge Workshop 2010 in Kyoto.
http://www.synsig.org/index.php/Blizzard_Challenge_2010 This page was last updated on 12-Mar-2010 5:00 UTC.
DiSS is a series of interdisciplinary workshops (Berkeley, 1999; Edinburgh, 2001; Goteborg, 2003; Aix-en-Provence, 2005), which have been addressing disfluency --- stalls, hesitations, and self-repairs --- in normal spontaneous speech from a wide range of disciplines, from automatic speech recognition to linguistic analysis and psycholinguistics. LPSS, another interdisciplinary workshop on spontaneous speech, took place in Taiwan in 2006, focusing on a broader range of phenomena in spontaneous speech including automatic speech recognition, prosody, spoken dialogues, and disfluency.
Following on from the successes of SAPA2004 (in Jeju, Korea), SAPA2006 (in Pittsburgh, USA), and SAPA2008 (in Brisbane, Australia), the objective of the SAPA2010 workshop is to bring together researchers considering perceptually-motivated problems in sound and speech analysis and understanding, employing statistical and machine learning tools.
There is a wide area of overlap between more heuristic models of human auditory function and purely pattern recognition approaches that are independent of human audition; SAPA aims to be the forum for presentation and discussion of this promising and expanding field.
The 9th international conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing
(AVSP2010) will be held from September 30 to October 3, 2010, following the INTERSPEECH2010.This conerence is uniquely interdiciplinary, being focused on synergy effects of auditory and visual speech information on human perception, machine recognition, and human-machine interaction.
AVSP conferences have attracted a lot of researchers in various fields, such as psychologists, computer engineers, neuroscientists, linguists, phoneticians, and robot engineers. The program will consist of not only regular presentations (both oral and poster) but also lectures by invited speakers.
Following on the success of IWSDS 2009 (in Irsee, Germany), the annual workshop will bring together researchers from all over the world working in the field of spoken dialogue systems.
It will provide an international forum for the presentation of research and applications and for lively discussions among researchers as well as industrialists.
INTERSINGING is the first research workshop on the singing voice. It will be held at University of Tokyo (Hongo campus).
INTERSINGING considers a range of topics related to the singing voice --perception, cognition, production, synthesis, analysis and education-- and gives many people interested in the singing voice a chance to discuss about future research in the singing voice.