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 different sizes, face-to-face or remote, exploring the affordances of speech communication technology.

Special Session on:
“The 2017 Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge (ASVspoof)”

With four years having passed since the first edition, two years since the last ASVspoof evaluation, and with a growing research community working to develop spoofing countermeasures, it is time for the next step. The INTERSPEECH 2017 special session on Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures (ASVspoof) will break the mould whereby countermeasures are developed using high-quality TTS and VC data, to include attacks of varied technical quality and including, importantly, more challenging ‘unknown’ spoofing conditions that might not be seen in countermeasure training data. Attention will be also paid to detector output consistency across unseen and seen replay attack configurations, possibly dealing with a mixture of replay, TTS and VC attacks. With this approach to ASVspoof 2017, the organizers hope to promote the development of generalised and practical spoofing countermeasures which have practical potential `in-the-wild’. In contrast to a recent competing challenge (https://www.idiap.ch/dataset/avspoof) which included a mixture of different spoofing attacks collected by the same research team under homogenous acoustic conditions, ASVspoof 2017 includes replay data collected through a crowd-sourcing exercise across multiple locations and replay-rerecording device combinations leading to more diverse attacks.