LINGUIST List 31.2246

Fri Jul 10 2020

Calls: Comp Ling, Forensic Ling, Phonetics, Phonology/Switzerland

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Date: 10-Jul-2020
From: Elisa Pellegrino <elisa.pellegrinouzh.ch>
Subject: AISV 2021: Speaker Individuality in Phonetics and Speech Sciences: Speech Technology and Forensic Applications
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Full Title: AISV 2021: Speaker Individuality in Phonetics and Speech Sciences: Speech Technology and Forensic Applications
Short Title: AISV 2021

Date: 04-Feb-2021 - 05-Feb-2021
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Contact Person: Elisa Pellegrino
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://www.cl.uzh.ch/en/aboutus/events/AISV2021.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2020

Meeting Description:

Research in language sciences typically focuses on the analysis of linguistic systems and on aspects of language variation determined by sociolinguistic parameters such as the geographical and social origin of the speaker or the situational context. Research in speech sciences, on the other hand, is mainly concerned with the dynamics of speech production and perception, so that interspeaker acoustic variability - far from being a disturbance factor or 'noise' - may itself constitute an object of inquiry. Moreover, the speaker-specific dimensions of variation are of great relevance in several domains of applied sciences such as speech technologies (e.g., automatic speech and speaker recognition) or forensic phonetics.

This conference provides a forum for discussing and sharing research experiences related to different aspects of speaker individuality which are investigated from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Among the possible research topics we suggest the following:

- Speaker-specific acoustic properties of vowel and consonants (e.g., formants, spectral moments or VOT)
- Speaker-specific acoustic properties of intonational patterns (e.g., the range and median of F0 or particular contours)
- Temporal aspects which contribute to speaker individuality (e.g., articulation and speech rate, rhythm metrics)
- Individual aspects of voice quality (such as creaky or breathy voice) and their acoustic measurements (e.g., harmonics to noise ratio)
- Aspects related to the geographical origin of individual speakers (phonetic features of dialects or regional varieties of standard languages)
- Socio-phonetic aspects of speech variation including gender, age, class or 'community of practice'
- Effects of voice disguise on speaker individuality and recognition
- Building and using corpora and databases for forensic purposes
- Qualitative and quantitative requirements for acoustic stimuli used as forensic evidence
- Audio enhancement techniques for improving speaker recognition in noisy signals
- Statistical models and tools for the analysis of speaker individuality and speaker recognition

Following the tradition of AISV conferences, the programme will also include open sessions on any aspect of speech science research.

Call for Papers:

This conference provides a forum for discussing and sharing research experiences related to different aspects of speaker individuality which are investigated from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Possible research topic:
- Speaker-specific acoustic properties of vowel and consonants
- Speaker-specific acoustic properties of intonational patterns
- Temporal aspects which contribute to speaker individuality
- Individual aspects of voice quality and their acoustic measurements
- Aspects related to the geographical origin of individual speakers
- Socio-phonetic aspects of speech variation including gender, age, class or 'community of practice'
- Effects of voice disguise on speaker individuality and recognition
- Building and using corpora and databases for forensic purposes
- Qualitative and quantitative requirements for acoustic stimuli used as forensic evidence
- Audio enhancement techniques for improving speaker recognition in noisy signals
- Statistical models and tools for the analysis of speaker individuality and speaker recognition
Following the tradition of AISV conferences, the programme will also include open sessions on any aspect of speech science research.

Invited Speakers:
- KIRSTY MCDOUGALL, University of Cambridge (UK)
- HELEN FRASER, University of New England (New South Wales - Australia)

Satellite workshop:
A half-day satellite workshop on automatic and semi-automatic procedures of speaker recognition, will be held by MICHAEL JESSEN (Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden, DE)

Round table:
A round table on Current trends and issues in forensic phonetics research will be moderated by PETER FRENCH (University of York). Round table participants are: VOLKER DELLWO (University of Zurich), HELEN FRASER (University of New England), MICHAEL JESSEN (BKA Wiesbaden), KIRSTY MCDOUGALL (University of Cambridge) and LUCIANO ROMITO (Università della Calabria)

Abstract submission:
Abstracts can be written in Italian or in English and should be limited to 1000‒1500 words (references excluded). The whole abstract, including references and figures should not exceed two A4 pages. Abstracts should be anonymous and submitted in PDF format only through EasyChair following the procedure indicated on the conference website (available from 15 July 2020).
Both oral and poster presentations are possible: Authors may express their preference (the final decision will be taken, however, by the organising committee).

Presentations:
Oral presentations will be limited to 15‒20 min., followed by a short discussion. Slides should be prepared in *.ppt or *.pdf format. Poster presentations will be introduced by a poster slam session during which authors will present their research in one minute. Posters should be printed in A0 format (841mm × 1189mm) and in portrait orientation. The languages of the conference are Italian and English.

Important dates:
- Abstract submission: 20 September 2020
- Notification of acceptance: 30 October 2020
- Conference dates: 4-5 February 2021
- Full paper submissions: 16 May 2021

Conference fees (including 1-year AISV membership):
- full rate (post-docs and PhD students with scholarship): 125 euros
- reduced rate (graduate and undergraduate students, PhD students with no scholarship): 75 euros
Online registration: 1 December 2020 until 15 January 2021. Registration will be possible on site with an additional charge of 30 euros.

Franco Ferrero Award:
https://www.aisv.it/it/premio-ferrero.html

Organising Committee:
Camilla Bernardasci, Volker Dellwo, Dalila Dipino, Davide Garassino, Michele Loporcaro, Stefano Negrinelli, Elisa Pellegrino, Stephan Schmid, Dieter Studer-Joho




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