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ISCApad #220

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Chris Wellekens

1    Editorial
2    ISCA News
  2-1    Videos of Interspeech conferences
  2-2    Call for Bids for INTERSPEECH 2020
  2-3    An ISCA Distinguished Lecturer: Valerie Hazan.
3    Events
  3-1    ISCA Events
    3-1-1    (2017-08-20) Interspeech 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
    3-1-2    (2017-08-25) 7th ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE),Stockholm, Sweden
    3-1-3    Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India
    3-1-4    Interspeech 2019, Graz, Austria
  3-2    ISCA Supported Events
    3-2-1    (2017-08-25) 7th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2017),Djuronaset, Stockholm,Sweden
    3-2-2    Forthcoming ISCA Supported Events
  3-3    Other Events
    3-3-1    (2016-10-11) 4th Intern. Conf. on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP 2016), Pilzen, Czech Republic
    3-3-2    (2016-10-13) Conferences at the lab Parole et Cognition,Gipsa-Lab, Grenoble, France
    3-3-3    (2016-10-16) Linguistic and Behavioral Interaction Analysis at the IEEE International Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunication, Wroclaw (PL),
    3-3-4    (2016-10-17) traitement automatique de la parole pathologique et de ses applications cliniques IRIT Toulouse France
    3-3-5    (2016-10-21) MediaEval 2016 Multimedia Evaluation Benchmark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    3-3-6    (2016-10-26) CLARIN Annual Conference 2016, Aix-en-Provence, France
    3-3-7    (2016-10-31) 2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    3-3-8    (2016-10-31) XVème Colloque International des Etudes Créoles, Baie Mahault - Guadeloupe
    3-3-9    (2016-11-12) CfP 18th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2016), Tokyo, Japan
    3-3-10    (2016-11-23) ALBAYZIN 2016 SEARCH ON SPEECH EVALUATION, Lisbon, Portugal
    3-3-11    (2016-12-10) NIPS 2016 Workshop: Let's Discuss: Learning Methods for Dialogue? ?, Barcelona, Spain
    3-3-12    (2016-12-10) Symposium on the role of predictability in shaping human language sound patterns, Sydney, Australia
    3-3-13    (2016-12-11) CfP 1st Workshop on 'Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity' (CL4LC), Osaka (Japan)
    3-3-14    (2016-12-12) Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-v), Osaka, Japan
    3-3-15    (2016-12-13) 6th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT), San Juan, Porto Rico
    3-3-16    (2016-12-xx) CfP Dialog State Tracking Challenge 5 (DSTC5)
    3-3-17    (2017-01-03) 3rd Conference on New Advances in Acoustics (NAA 2017), Bangkok, Thailand
    3-3-18    (2017-02-15) (Dis)Fluency2017: Fluency and disfluency across languages and language varieties, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique
    3-3-19    (2017-03-01) HSCMA Hands Free Communication and Microphone Arrays, San Francisco, CA, USA
    3-3-20    (2017-03-05) 2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2017), New Orleans, USA
    3-3-21    (2017-03-06) 11th INTERN. CONF. ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, Umea, Sweden
    3-3-22    (2017-03-30) CfP Workshop (In)Coherence of Discourse 4, LORIA, Nancy, France
    3-3-23    (2017-04-26) Workshop on Speech perception and production across the lifespan (SPPL 2017), London, UK
    3-3-24    (2017-06-12) CfP Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2017, Cologne, Germany
    3-3-25    (2017-06-21) International Conference Subsidia: Tools and Resources for Speech Sciences, Málaga (Costa del Sol, Spain).
    3-3-26    (2017-06-29) 7èmes Journées de Phonétique clinique, Paris, France
    3-3-27    (2017-09-20) 11th Disfluency Conference, Oxford, UK
    3-3-28    (2017-09-28) Workshop at BICLCE2017 (7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English), Vigo, Spain
4    Academic and Industry Notes
  4-1    Carnegie Speech
  4-2    Research in Interactive Virtual Experiences at USC CA USA
  4-3    Announcing the Master of Science in Intelligent Information Systems
  4-4    Master in linguistics (Aix-Marseille) France
  4-6    Masters à la Sorbonne (Paris)
  4-7    New Masters in Machine Learning, Speech and Language Processing at Cambridge University, UK
  4-8    The International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN)
  4-9    ELRA and LDC partner on a joint distribution of Language Resources
  4-10    LREC 2016 Proceedings
  4-11    SProSIG Bids for Speech prosody 2018
  4-12    Participation à un test d'audition; univ. de la Sarre, Allemagne
  4-13    Requested nominations for two awards at ICMI
  4-14    To Fellow SProSIG members: vote for the venue of Speech Prosody 2018.
  4-15    To ISCA Members interested in Code-Switching
  4-16    Participating to the Singing Synthesis Challenge
  4-17    New funding opportunity at iARPA
  4-18    msg from ELRA: CEF Automated Translation call for proposals (CEF-TC-2016-3)
  4-19    To Fellow SProSIG Members: please enter your vote
  4-20    Theory of Musical Equalibration
5    Resources
  5-1    Books
    5-1-1    Björn Schuller, Anton Batliner , Computational Paralinguistics: Emotion, Affect and Personality in Speech and Language Processing, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-119-97136-8, 344 pages, November 2013
    5-1-2    Li Deng and Dong Yu, Deep Learning: Methods and Applications, Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing
    5-1-3    O.Niebuhr, R.Skarnitzl, 'Tackling the Complexity in Speech', Prague University Press
    5-1-4    J.Li, L.Deng, R.Haeb-Umbach and Y.Gong, 'Robust Automatic Speech Recognition', Academic Press
    5-1-5    Barbosa, P. A. and Madureira, S. Manual de Fonética Acústica Experimental. Aplicações a dados do português. 591 p. São Paulo: Cortez, 2015. [In Portuguese]
    5-1-6    Damien Nouvel, Inalco, Maud Ehrmann, EPFL,Sophie Rosset, CNRS. Les entités nommées pour le traitement automatique des langues
    5-1-7    R.Fuchs, 'Speech Rhythm in Varieties of English' , Springer
    5-1-8    Pejman Mowlaee et al., 'Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication: Theory and Practice', Wiley 2016
    5-1-9    Pejman Mowlaee, 'Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication: Theory and Practice', Wiley
  5-2    Database
    5-2-1    ELRA - Language Resources Catalogue - Update (September 2016)
    5-2-2    LDC Newsletter (September 2016)
    5-2-3    Appen ButlerHill
    5-2-4    OFROM 1er corpus de français de Suisse romande
    5-2-5    Real-world 16-channel noise recordings
    5-2-6    Aide à la finalisation de corpus oraux ou multimodaux pour diffusion, valorisation et dépôt pérenne
    5-2-7    Rhapsodie: un Treebank prosodique et syntaxique de français parlé
    5-2-8    Annotation of “Hannah and her sisters” by Woody Allen.
    5-2-9    French TTS
    5-2-10    Google 's Language Model benchmark
    5-2-11    International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN) (ELRA Press release)
    5-2-12    ISLRN new portal
    5-2-13    Speechocean – update (May 2016)
    5-2-14    kidLUCID: London UCL Children’s Clear Speech in Interaction Database
    5-2-15    Robust speech datasets and ASR software tools
    5-2-16    International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN) implemented by ELRA and LDC
    5-2-17    Base de données LIBRE et GRATUITE pour la reconnaissance du locuteur
    5-2-18    ISLRN adopted by Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission
    5-2-19    Forensic database of voice recordings of 500+ Australian English speakers
    5-2-20    Audio and Electroglottographic speech recordings
    5-2-21    Press release: Opening of the ELRA License Wizard
    5-2-22    EEG-face tracking- audio 24 GB data set Kara One, Toronto, Canada
    5-2-23    TORGO data base free for academic use.
    5-2-24    Datatang
  5-3    Software
    5-3-1    ROCme!: a free tool for audio corpora recording and management
    5-3-2    VocalTractLab 2.0 : A tool for articulatory speech synthesis
    5-3-3    Bob signal-processing and machine learning toolbox (v.1.2..0)
    5-3-4    COVAREP: A Cooperative Voice Analysis Repository for Speech Technologies
    5-3-5    Release of the version 2 of FASST (Flexible Audio Source Separation Toolbox).
    5-3-6    Cantor Digitalis, an open-source real-time singing synthesizer controlled by hand gestures.
    5-3-7    MultiVec: a Multilingual and MultiLevel Representation Learning Toolkit for NLP
    5-3-8    An android application for speech data collection LIG_AIKUMA
6    Jobs
  6-1    (2016-05-02) Postdoctoral Position in Linguistics (Prosodic Phrasing and Discourse Comprehension), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique
  6-2    (2016-05-10) PhD positions at Inria, France
  6-3    (2016-05-12) PhD Position at LORIA, Nancy, France
  6-4    (2016-05-14) Senior Speech Analytics Engineer at SRI
  6-5    (2016-05-14) Research Associate Position at York University, Toronto, Canada
  6-6    (2016-05-14) Speech Technologist @ Voice Tech Startup!, Belmont, MA, USA
  6-7    (2016-05-18) Researcher at laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-Marseille University, France
  6-8    (2016-05-25) PhD Positions in Signal Processing for Speech Communication, Graz University, Austria
  6-9    (2016-06-01) Ph.D. grant at IRISA, Rennes
  6-10    (2016-06-12) Ingénieur de recherche, LPL, Aix-en-Provence, France
  6-11    (2016-06-18) Postdoc à l'IRISA, Rennes, France
  6-12    (2016-06-20) Ingénieur d'études, Université de Grenoble, France
  6-13    (2016-06-18) 4 PhD grants at KTH Stockholm, Sweden
  6-14    (2016-06-20) Research Group Leader in Intelligent Human-Robot Cooperation, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  6-15    (2016-06-21) PhD grant at IRIT, Toulouse, France
  6-16    (2016-07-07) 1 PhD position in bio-inspired ASR, 1 PhD position in brain-signal based ASR at the Italian Institute of Technology
  6-17    (2016-07-13) Permanent research position in machine learning for natural language processing, Orange Labs, Lannion, France
  6-18    (2016-07-15) ASR Research Scientist (Chinese) Oben Pasadena, California
  6-19    (2016-07-20) PhD position at IDIAP, Martigny, Switzerland.
  6-20    (2016-07-21) Speech Analytics Engineer , SRI, Menlo Park, CA, USA
  6-21    (2016-07-28) Announcing 14 PhD positions on a new Marie Curie European Training Network, ENRICH
  6-22    (2016-08-01) Positions at the French 'Police Technique et Scientifique', Ecully (Lyon), France
  6-23    (2016-08-12) Offre de thèse à IRISA, Rennes, Bretagne, France
  6-24    (2016-08-19) Thesis opportunity in linguistics / phonetics at Spring, France
  6-25    (2016-08-20) Position in linguistic Code-Switching at Columbia University, NY, USA
  6-26    (2016-08-29) Research Scientist positions at Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK
  6-27    (2016-09-04) postdoctoral position on the Evaluation of an Adaptive Training Virtual Environment, Heudiasyc Lab CNRS
  6-28    (2016-10-03) Ph grant at the laboratoire de phonétique de l’Université de Mons, Belgium
  6-29    (2016-10-06) Two positions at DefinedCrowd Corporation at its RandD center in Lisbon, Portugal
7    Journals
  7-1    Special Issue CSL on Language and Interaction Technologies for Children
  7-2    Computer Speech and Language Journal, Special Issue on Spoken Language Understanding and Interaction
  7-3    Call for papers - Journal TIPA no 32, 2016
  7-4    Special Issue of Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering : Signal Processing Platforms and Algorithms for Real-life Communications and Listening to Digital Audio
  7-5    CfP TAL Special issue: Natural Language Processing and Ethics
  7-6    CfP Neurocomputing: Special Issue on Machine Learning for Non-Gaussian Data Processing
  7-7    IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing, Special Issue on Laughter Computing: towards machines able to deal with laughter
  7-8    revue Études Créoles-Nouvelle série
  7-9    CFP: Machine Translation Journal/Special Issue on Spoken Language Translation( updated)
  7-10    CfP IEEE JSTSP Special Issue on Spoofing and Countermeasures for Automatic Speaker Verification (extended deadline)
  7-11    Special Issue on Biosignal-based Spoken Communication in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
  7-12    CSL special issue 'Recent advances in speaker and language recognition and characterization'
  7-13    IEEE CIS Newsletter on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
  7-14    CfP *MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS* Special Issue on 'Content Based Multimedia Indexing'
  7-15    Special issue CSL on Recent advances in speaker and language recognition and characterization
  7-16    Spêcial issue of Advances in Multimedia on EMERGING CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR MULTIMEDIA SECURITY
  7-17    Cfp Speech Communication Virtual Special Issue: Multi-laboratory evaluation of forensic voice comparison systems under conditions reflecting those of a real forensiccase (forensic_eval_01)
8    Recent Theses
  8-1    Sofia Strömbergsson, 'The /k/s, the /t/s, and the in-betweens. Novel approaches to examining the perceptual consequences of misarticulated speech´
  8-2    Mohamad Hasan, Bahari, 'Automatic Speaker Characterization Automatic Identification of Gender, Age, Language and Accent from Speech Signals
  8-3    Bing Jiang, 'Using Deep Neural Network for Spoken Language identification'
  8-4    Jan-Niklas Antons, 'Neural Correlates of Quality Perception for Complex Speech Signals'
  8-5    José David Lopes, 'Lexical Entrainment in Spoken Dialog Systems'
  8-6    George P. Kafentzis, 'Adaptive sinusoidal models for speech with applications in speech modifications and audio analysis'
  8-7    Xingyu, Na, ' Personalization of HMM-based Speech Synthesis'.
  8-8    Tuomo Raitio, 'Voice source modelling techniques for statistical parametric speech synthesis'
  8-9    Bart Penning de Vries, 'Computerised Speaking Practice: The Role of Automatic Corrective Feedback in Learning L2 Grammar´
  8-10    Prasanna Kumar Muthukumar, 'Towards Integrated Acoustic Models for Speech Synthesis'
  8-11    Stephen Bodnar,'Affective L2 learning experiences and ideal L2 selves in spoken CALL practice'

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