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Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Chris Wellekens

3-1-6 (2015) INTERSPEECH 2015 Dresden RFA

Interspeech 2015


September 6-10, 2015, Dresden, Germany



Speech Beyond Speech: Towards a Better Understanding of the Most Important Biosignal



Speech is the most important biosignal humans can produce and perceive. It is the most common means of human-human communication, and therefore research and development in speech and language are not only paramount for understanding humans, but also to facilitate human-machine interaction. Still, not all characteristics of speech are fully understood, and even fewer are used for developing successful speech and language processing applications. Speech can exploit its full potential only if we consider the characteristics which are beyond the traditional (and still important) linguistic content. These characteristics include other biosignals that are directly accessible to human perception, such as muscle and brain activity, as well as articulatory gestures.



will therefore be organized around the topic “Speech beyond Speech: Towards a Better Understanding of the Most Important Biosignal”. Our conviction is that spoken language processing can make a substantial leap if it caters for the full information which is available in the speech signal. By opening our prestigious conference to researchers in other biosignal communities, we expect that substantial advances can be made discussing ideas and approaches across discipline and community boundaries.



The following preliminary list of principal organizers plan INTERSPEECH 2015:

  • Sebastian Möller, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technische Universität Berlin (General Chair)
  • Rüdiger Hoffmann, Chair for System Theory and Speech Technology, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Ercan Altinsoy, Chair for Communication Acoustics, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Ute Jekosch, Chair for Communication Acoustics, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Siegfried Kunzmann, European Media Laboratory GmbH, Heidelberg
  • Bernd Möbius, Dept. of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University
  • Hermann Ney, Chair of Computer Science 6, RWTH Aachen
  • Elmar Nöth, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Alexander Raake, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Gerhard Rigoll, Institute of Human-Machine Communication, Technische Universität München
  • Tanja Schultz, Cognitive Systems Lab, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)



The event will be staged in the recently built Maritim International Congress Center (ICD) in Dresden, Germany. As the capital of Saxony, an up-and-coming region located in the former eastern part of Germany, Dresden combines glorious and painful history with a strong dedication to future and technology. It is located in the heart of Europe, easily reached via two airports, and will offer a great deal of history and culture to INTERSPEECH 2015 delegates. Guests are well catered for in a variety of hotels of different standards and price ranges, making INTERSPEECH 2015 an exciting as well as an affordable event.



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Möller, Quality and Usability Lab, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, TU Berlin

Sekr. TEL-18, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, D-10587 Berlin, Germany




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