LINGUIST List 29.749

Thu Feb 15 2018

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 15-Feb-2018
From: Spreafico Lorenzo <>
Subject: New Developments in Speech Sensing and Imaging
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Full Title: New Developments in Speech Sensing and Imaging

Date: 23-Jun-2018 - 23-Jun-2018
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Lorenzo Spreafico
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2018

Meeting Description:

Articulatory data are critical to our understanding of speech production, but investigating the vocal tract is a challenging task because the articulators differ widely in their anatomy and physiology. In recent times, engineering physics and biomedical engineering have been revolutionizing the way we record, visualize, and measure the function of some organs of the human body using, for example, photoacoustic imaging or microwave tomography. However, most novel methods and technologies in medical imaging are not designed with the investigation of the speech organs in mind. The workshop aims at closing this gap, and gathers scientists from different research areas in order to create a synergy on new techniques and tools for the visual representations of the vocal tract and the dynamics of articulators, as well as the detection of speech signals.

2nd Call for Papers:

Innovative methods and techniques are playing an increasingly relevant role in the biological and medical sciences. The visualization of any anatomic detail or physiological parameter in humans through the form of imaging greatly contributes to our understanding of both typical and atypical processes. Nevertheless, the outstanding potential of emerging biomedical engineering methods and techniques to address the fundamental question of the nature of human speech sounds and sound systems remains underdeveloped.

Thus, this workshop aims to stimulate contact between researchers active in laboratory phonology and specialists in engineering, industrial, and clinical development in the areas of speech sensing and imaging. The workshop will offer participants an interdisciplinary platform for presenting and discussing new knowledge and findings regarding the acquisition, imaging, analysis, and modelling of visible and non-visible speech articulators in order to examine the organization and structure of speech, as well as in the field of innovative speech sensing technologies.

The workshop welcomes contributions ranging from established and advanced to future methods and technologies, but, ideally, the focus is on the deferred and real-time visualization of speech processes with minimal invasiveness.

All interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals for oral or poster presentations, including researchers outside of the laboratory phonology community of scholars. Potential contributions include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- Principles for the detection and estimation of speech articulators and the vocal tract;
- Direct and indirect measuring devices for speech articulation and the vocal tract;
- Multi-modal measuring systems;
- Data integration and fusion;
- Articulatory data processing, analysis, and modelling;
- Design and management of articulatory corpora;
- Non-acoustic sensing of speech.

The above list is not exhaustive. Please contact us to confirm whether or not your research is appropriate for the workshop.

Six abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. The workshop may include a poster session, depending on the number of submitted proposals.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract by 21 February. Abstracts should be written in English and should be restricted to 4000 characters (including spaces) and two pages in A4 format, including graphs and references. Abstracts should be submitted in *.doc format. Please use the MS Office Word template provided on the LabPhon16 website.

Submission link:

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