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SPECOM 2017, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK – 12-16 September

The International Conference on Speech and Computer, SPECOM, is a regular event organized since 1996 and attracts researchers in the area of computer speech processing, multimodal interfaces and applied systems for telecommunication, robotics, intelligent and cyberphysical environments. Special session on: "Real-Life Challenges in Voice and Multimodal Biometrics" Complex passwords or cumbersome dongles are now obsolete. [...]

INTERSPEECH 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-24 August

The conference theme will be “Situated interaction”. The overall goal is to provide a broad approach to speech communication issues integrating speech technology and pragmatic aspects of human conversational speech communication behaviour in different interaction contexts. All branches of speech communication science are welcome – be it human-machine interaction or human-human interaction in groups of [...]

IET Signal Processing Special Issue on De-Identification

Privacy is an important social and political issue of increasing concern in our networked society, characterised by a growing range of enabling and supporting technologies and services. These include communications, multimedia, biometrics, audio-video surveillance, big data, data mining, cloud computing, internet, on line mapping services, and social networks. Each of these technologies and services can [...]

INTERSPEECH 2016, San Francisco, 8-12 September

Quoting from the conference site: Interspeech 2016 is organized around the topic: Understanding Speech Processing in Humans and Machines. The event will be held in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel in the beautiful San Francisco, California. Interspeech 2016 emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach covering all aspects of speech science and technology spanning basic theories to applications. [...]

IEEE JSTSP Special Issue on Spoofing and Countermeasures for Automatic Speaker Verification

Nicholas Evans, EURECOM, and Tomi Kinnunen, University of Eastern Finland, are two of the guest editors of the “Special Issue on Spoofing and Countermeasures for Automatic Speaker Verification” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. The special issues will be published in June 2017.  

Aurionpro Deploys ValidSoft Voice Biometrics across Digital Innovation Products and Solutions

By integrating ValidSoft as an innovative authentication layer, Aurionpro’s products for accelerating Digital Innovation (which include Digital Branch DX, Queue Management and Digital Signage DX) enable Aurionpro to offer a wide range of digital transactions to the consumer. This agreement ensures Aurionpro can secure multiple digital channels across a business in a secure yet seamless [...]

INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, Germany

INTERSPEECH 2015, one of the most prestigious international conferences about Speech and Language Processing, was held in Dresden, Germany, on September 6-10, 2015. OCTAVE was part of the conference thanks to the contribution and the presence of some of the members of the Consortium: Eurecom, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Aalborg University, University of Eastern Finland, and [...]