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Monday, August 04, 2014 by Chris Wellekens

3-1-4 (2015-09-06) 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 people organize INTERSPEECH 2015:


  • General Chair: Sebastian Möller, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technische Universität Berlin
  • General Co-Chair & International Outreach: Hermann Ney, Chair of Computer Science 6, RWTH Aachen University
  • Technical Program: Bernd Möbius, Dept. of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Universität des Saarlandes; Elmar Nöth, Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Local Organization: Rüdiger Hoffmann, Senior Professor, Technische Universität Dresden; Ercan Altinsoy and Ute Jekosch, Chair for Communication Acoustics, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Plenaries: Gerhard Rigoll, Institute for Human-Machine Communication, Technische Universität München
  • Special Sessions & Challenges: Anton Batliner, Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Björn Schuller, Imperial College London & Technische Universität München
  • Tutorials: Alexander Raake, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Satellite Workshops: Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • Industry Liaison: Jimmy Kunzmann, EML European Media Laboratory GmbH, Heidelberg
  • Sponsoring: Tim Fingscheidt, Institute for Communications Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig; Claudia Pohlink, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Deutsche Telekom AG, Berlin
  • Special Events: David Sündermann, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
  • Show and Tell: Georg Stemmer, Intel, München
  • Social Events: Petra Wagner, Phonetics and Phonology Workgroup, Universität Bielefeld
  • Exhibits: Reinhold Häb-Umbach, Universität Paderborn
  • Finance: Volker Steinbiss, RWTH Aachen University and Accipio Projects GmbH, Aachen
  • Community Outreach: Norbert Reithinger, DFKI Projektbüro Berlin
  • Publicity: Oliver Jokisch, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig
  • Publications: Stefan Steidl, Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Students Affairs: Benjamin Weiss, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Web & Tools: Tim Polzehl, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Grants: Michael Wagner, University of Canberra
  • PCO: Lisa Hertel, TUBS GmbH TU Berlin ScienceMarketing


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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