[Elsnet-list] HSCMA 2014: 4th Joint Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays

Dietrich Klakow dietrich.klakow at lsv.uni-saarland.de
Wed Jul 3 08:15:22 CEST 2013

   4th Joint Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication
             and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA 2014)

               May 12-14, 2014, Nancy, France


* Call for Papers *
HSCMA 2014 will bring together researchers and practitioners from 
academia and industry in an intimate and collegial setting to discuss 
problems of interest in the capture, enhancement, and recognition of 
far-field speech signals. Relevant topics include, but are not limited 
to, speech or speaker recognition in noisy or reverberant environments, 
single or multi-channel speech enhancement, dereverberation, microphone 
array processing, source separation, and multiple input/multiple-output 
(MIMO) acoustic signal processing. Interdisciplinary work that crosses 
multiple technical areas is especially encouraged. Demonstrations of 
experimental systems and prototypes are also welcome.

HSCMA 2014 is being held in conjunction with ICASSP 2014 
(http://icassp2014.org/) and the REVERB challenge 

* Workshop Topics *
Papers in all areas of distant-talking human/human and human/machine 
interaction are encouraged, including:
  - Multi-channel and single-channel approaches for speech acquisition, 
noise suppression, source localization and separation, dereverberation, 
echo cancellation, and acoustic event detection
  - Speech and speaker recognition technology for hands-free scenarios, 
including robust features, feature-domain enhancement and 
dereverberation, and model adaptation
  - Microphone array technology and architectures, especially for 
distant-talking speech recognition and acoustic scene analysis
  - Speech corpora for training and evaluation of distant-talking speech 
  - Applications based on microphone arrays and hands-free speech systems.

* Paper & Demo Submission *
The workshop technical program will consist of oral presentations, 
poster sessions, and demonstrations. Prospective authors are invited to 
submit full-length papers up to four pages, with a fifth page permitted 
for references only. Submissions for proposed demonstrations may be up 
to two pages in length.

* Special Sessions*
The program will also feature special sessions on new or emerging topics 
of interest. Proposals for special sessions must include the session 
title, rationale, outline, and a list of four invited papers.

* Important Dates *
Submission of special session proposals: November 8, 2013
Special session decisions announced: December 6, 2013
Submission of papers & demos: January 24, 214
Paper & demo decisions announced: March 12, 2014
Submission of camera-ready papers & demos: April 4, 2014
Workshop: May 12-14, 2014

* Organizing Committee *
Emmanuel Vincent (Inria, France)
Dietrich Klakow (Saarland University, Germany)
Hiroshi Saruwatari (Nara Institute of Technology, Japan)
Mike Seltzer (Microsoft Research, USA)
Bhiksha Raj (Carnegie Mellon, USA)

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