Call for papers

Challenges in analysis and processing of spontaneous speech

In view of the rapid growth of various aspects in speech research, we will address the issue of challenges in the analysis and processing of spontaneous speech. Topics include a wide range of research from phonology through speech production and perception processing to speech technology. All submissions are expected to be related to events, processes and applications of spontaneous speech. The workshop will be a unique exchange forum for researchers working in all kinds of research fields focusing on relevant questions of spontaneous speech. Postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to attend the workshop. The organizers will offer the ‘CAPSS Prize of the best young presenter’. This workshop is intended as the first event of a series of CAPSS workshops planned to take place in every two years in the future.

The first workshop will take place May 14–May 17 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The event is organized by the Department of Phonetics of the Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The presenters will be able to choose between to options for publishing the paper format of their works: either in a special issue of the journal The Phonetician or in an edited online book. The details are available under the menu point.

Applications for oral papers, poster papers, and demonstrations are welcome. Two-page abtracts are to submitted. The topics of the workshop include - but are not limited to:

  • Phoneme realizations in spontaneous speech
  • Phonetic properties in spontaneous speech
  • Coarticulation phenomena in spontaneous speech
  • Prosodic structure of spontaneous speech
  • Phonetic coherence in spontaneous speech
  • Narratives vs dialogues
  • Dysfluency phenomena in spontaneous speech
  • Sound changes occurring in spontaneous speech
  • Spontaneous speech across life span
  • Development of spontaneous speech in L1
  • Spontaneous speech in clinical population (aphasia, SLI, deafness, etc.)
  • Analysis of paralinguistics in spontaneous speech
  • Grammaticalization: Evidence from spontaneous speech
  • Syntax of spontaneous speech
  • Communication/speech accomodation in spontaneous speech
  • Speech synthesis
  • Dialogue act modelling
  • Prosody modelling in spontaneous speech
  • Speaker recognition forensic voice comparison
  • Speech summarization in spontaneous speech
  • Spontaneous speech recognition
Further details can be found at the menu point.

The ‘CAPSS Prize of the best young presenter‘

The best talk on a piece of high quality research given by a presenter under 35 years of age is going to be rewarded in order to recognize and encourage their work.

Abstract submission

  • Start of abstract submission: September 1, 2016.
  • Deadline of abstract submission: December 1, 2016. Extended abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2017!
  • Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2017. February 15, 2017

For application details and abstract submission go to our page.

Registration

  • Start of registration: February 1, 2017.
  • End of registration: April 26, 2017.

For details of the registration procedure visit the site.

Workshop

  • Workshop dates: May 14–May 17, 2017.

For details of venue visit our , and for accommodation tips go to the page.

Paper submission

  • Start of paper submission: June 1, 2017.
  • Deadline of paper submission: October 15, 2017.

For details on the papers and their submission, click on .

Proposals of papers for oral, poster, and demonstration sessions related to the topics of the workshop are invited.
The language of the conference is English.
Two-page abstracts are to be submitted. All abstracts will be processed using the EasyChair conference management system. All submissions will be reviewed by an International Advisory Board.

The abstracts should not exceed the two A4 pages (8400 n) limit. Figures can be included in the two pages. The list of references should also be included in the two pages.

The abstract submission period opens on September 1, 2016, and the deadline is December 1, 2016 January 31, 2017.

The abstracts can be uploaded via Easychair available from September 1, 2016. To upload your abstract, please click here.

The applications will be accepted as oral, poster, or demonstration presentations. The official language of the workshop is English.



Oral presentations

The talks are planned to have 20 minutes for the presentation. Blocks of 2 or 3 presentations will be followed by a discussion of 20-30 minutes. Laptop with mouse, pointer and projector, loudspeaker will be available. If you have any further needs for the talk, please specify comment section of the registration form.

Demonstration presentations

Demonstrations are presentations where the presenter introduces their software, implications, codes, databases, etc. either in run or in an interactive presentation. Therefore, we encourage presenters who would like to show such kind of work to apply for this kind of presentation.
As these presentations may need special software, we ask you to bring your own laptop in order to avoid any installation problems. Extra screens will be available.

The paper submission period opens June 1, 2017, and closes October 15, 2017.

We plan to publish selected papers of the workshop in either the 2018 issue – as a special issue – of the journal The Phonetician or in an online book. The book is not planned to be a proceedings, rather an edited book on the specific topic of the workshop. All papers will undergo double-blind peer-review by two experts of the topic. The submission lasts from June 1st, 2017 to October 15th, 2017. The exact details of the expected format will be given (via e-mail and available here, on the website) upon the authors’ choice which possibility (journal paper or book chapter) they decide for. Therefore, we will kindly ask you to tell us your preference during the workshop. You will be able to give your answer at the reception desk.

The registration starts February 1st, 2017.

Registration fees:

  • Regular: €130
  • Student: €80
  • Accompanying person: €40
The regular and student registration fee includes:
  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Conference bag and name badge
  • Conference program and book of abstracts
  • Admission to Welcome Party
  • Admission to Farewell Cake and Drinks Party
  • Refreshments coffee/tea and snacks during breaks
The accompanying registration fee includes:
  • Admission to Welcome Party
  • Admission to Farewell Cake and Drinks Party

You can pay by bank transfer:

IBAN: HU40 10032000-01731732-00000000
Swift: HUSTHUHB
Beneficiary: Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Bank: MÁK
Notice: CAPSS2017, [Your name], [billing address]

Registration can be accomplished by filling this a form: here

Invited speakers

Program at a glance

Program in details

Invited speakers:

Nick Campbell
(Trinity College, Dublin):
Towards interactive speech synthesis;
an example of robot-human dialogues
in a spontaneous environment
Vesna Mildner
(University of Zagreb):
Neurolinguistic aspects of speech processing



Ruth Huntley Bahr
(University of South Florida):
Variability in speech sound production:
Covert contrasts in the speech of children
with cochlear implants
Nick Campbell Vesna Mildner Ruth Huntley Bahr

Keynote talk:

Valerie Hazan
(UCL, England):
Spontaneous speech adaptations
in challenging communicative conditions
across the lifespan
Valerie Hazan

Program at a glance

May 14th, 2017 – Sunday May 15th, 2017 – Monday May 16th, 2017 – Tuesday May 17th, 2017 – Wednesday
Registration: 15,00–18,00 Registration: from 8,00 Plenaries and talks: 9,00–17,30 Plenary and talks: 9,00–16,30
Opening: 9,30 Farewell Cake and Drinks Party: from 17,00
Plenary and talks: 10,00–17,30
Welcome Party: from 19,00

Program in details

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Pdf version of the program of all 3 days

Book of Abstracts (The abstracts are also available one-by-one by clicking on the title of the presentation in the program tables below.)

Program Monday

09,30Opening
10,00–10,45Plenary: Valerie Hazan and Outi TuomainenSpontaneous speech adaptations in challenging communicative conditions across the lifespan
10,45–11,00Questions
11,00–11,30Coffee break
11,30–11,50Vered Silber-Varod and Noam Amir"When two giants meet": The interaction between lexical stress and utterance-final prosody in spoken Hebrew
11,50–12,10Marko LikerElectropalatographic analysis of vowels in quasi-spontaneous speech
12,10–12,30Outi Tuomainen and Valerie HazanDisfluencies in spontaneous speech in younger and older adults in easy and difficult communicative situations
12,30–13,00Questions
13,00–14,00LUNCH
14,00–14,20Alexandra Markó, Andrea Deme, Márton Bartók, Gergely Varjasi, Tekla Etelka Gráczi and Tamás Gábor CsapóWord-initial glottalization in the function of speech rate and vowel quality
14,20–14,40Sylvia Moosmüller, Hannah Leykum and Julia BrandstätterIs there a tendency to merge /e/ and /ɛ/ in Standard Austrian German? Data from read and spontaneous speech
14,40–15,00Krisztina ZajdóBuilding speech sounds through scaffolding: The case of motherese
15,00–15,30Questions
15,30–16,00Coffee break
16,00–16,20György Szaszák and Anna MoróAutomatic punctuation recovery in read and spontaneous Hungarian using a recurrent neural network based sequential model for phonological phrases
16,20–16,40Judit BónaNon-verbal vocalizations in spontaneous speech: The effect of age
16,40–17,00Dorottya Gyarmathy, Tilda Neuberger and Anita AuszmannThe relationship between silent pause and breath-taking in spontaneous speech
17,00–17,30Questions
19,00Welcome Party

Program Tuesday

09,00–09,45Plenary: Nick CampbellTowards interactive speech synthesis; an example of robot-human dialogues in a spontaneous environment
09,45–10,00Questions
10,00–10,20Katalin Mády, Uwe D.Reichel, Beáta Gyuris and Hans–Martin GärtnerThe impact of syntax and pragmatics on the prosody of dialogue acts
10,20–10,40Tekla Etelka Gráczi, Alexandra Markó and Karolina TakácsWord-initial glottalization in the function of articulation rate and word class
10,40–11,00Questions
11,00–11,30Coffee break
11,30–11,50Alexandra Bückins, Reinhold Greisbach and Anne HermesLarynx movement in the production of Georgian ejective sounds
11,50–12,10Mária Gósy and Valéria KrepszPhrase-final lengthening of phonemically short and long vowels in Hungarian spontaneous speech across ages
12,10–12,30Attila Gróf, Annamária Kovács, Anna Moró, Miklós Gábriel Tulics and Máté Ákos TündikMagmaNet: Ensemble of 1D convolutional deep neural networks for speaker recognition in Hungarian
12,30–13,00Questions
13,00–14,00LUNCH
14,00–14,45Plenary: Ruth Huntley BahrVariability in speech sound production: Covert contrasts in the speech of children with cochlear implants
14,45–15,00Questions
15,00–15,20Sarah BrandstetterCan you speak less dialect, please?
15,20–15,40Judit Bóna and Tímea VakulaPhonetic characteristics of disfluent word-repetitions: The effect of age and speech task
15,40–16,00Questions
16,00–16,30Coffee break
16,30–16,50György Szaszák and András BekeExploiting prosodic and word embedding based features for automatic summarization of highly spontaneous Hungarian speech
16,50–17,10Davor TrošeljVowel-formant frequencies of Hungarian–Croatian bilinguals and Hungarian monolinguals in spontaneous speech
17,10–17,30Questions

Program Wednesday

09,00–09,45Plenary: Vesna MildnerNeurolinguistic aspects of speech processing
09,45–10,00Questions
10,00–10,20Tilda Neuberger and András BekeEffects of gemination on the duration and formant frequencies of adjacent vowels in Hungarian voiceless stops
10,20–10,40Ákos Gocsál Speaker age estimation by musicians and non-musicians
10,40–11,00Questions
11,00–11,30Coffee break
11,30–11,50Gordana Varosanec–Skaric, Zdravka Biocina and Gabrijela KisicekComparison of F0 measures for male speakers of Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian
11,50–12,10László HunyadiOn some linguistic properties of spoken Hungarian based on the HuComTech corpus
12,10–12,30Valéria Krepsz and Mária GósyStem and suffix durations in words of increasing length in children’s spontaneous utterances
12,30–13,00Questions
13,00–14,00LUNCH
14,00–14,20István SzekrényesChallenges in automatic annotation and the perception of prosody in spontaneous speech
14,20–14,40Anita AuszmannA perceptual comparison: spontaneous speech of speakers’ today and 40 years ago
14,40–15,00Mária LaczkóThe temporal characteristics of teenagers in the various spontaneous speech genres
15,00–15,30Questions
15,30–16,00Coffee break
16,00–16,30Demonstration: Tamás Gábor Csapó, Andrea Deme, Tekla Etelka Gráczi, Alexandra Markó and Gergely VarjasiSynchronized speech, tongue ultrasound and lip movement video recordings with the “Micro” system
17,00Farewell Cake and Drinks Party

Two social events are planned.
A Welcome Party will take place on Monday, and a Farewell Cake and Drinks Party will be held on Wednesday. All attendees are welcome to both events.

Welcome party:

The Welcome party will be held on Monday from 7 pm at Gastland Bisztró Oktogon.

Farewell Cake and Drinks Party:

The Farewell Cake and Drinks Party will take place on Wednesday from 5 pm at the Research Institute for Linguistics (at the workshop site).

Conference venue

The workshop will be held in the center of the city at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 1068 Budapest Benczúr utca 33.

Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Workshop room

Public transport

There are numerous ways to reach the venue by public transport. Therefore, we recommend you the easiest ways here in general and from specific points of the city. To use it you need to get tickets or season tickets. You can find out more about the details (current prices and vending machines) clicking here.

The two easiest ways to get to the venue are taking

  • metro (undergroung) line 1 ("Földalatti" or sometimes referred as "Yellow Line") to Bajza Street.
  • line 75 (trolley-bus) to Hősök tere (Heroes' Square).

The easiest ways to reach the venue from the railway stations and the Airport:

  • From Keleti station you can take line 78 (trolley-bus) to Bajza Street. To get to the stop you need to walk from Keleti station to Garay Street.
  • From Nyugati station the easiest way to get to the venue is taking line 4 or 6 (tram) to Oktogon. There you can change to line one ("Földalatti") to Bajza Street.
  • From Déli station you may easily proceed to the Institute by metro line 2 ("Red line", "Red Metro") and change to line 1 ("Földalatti") at Deák Ferenc tér or Deák tér (Deák Square). You should get off at Bajza Street.
  • From Ferihegy (or Liszt Ferenc Airport) you can take line 200E (bus) to Kőbánya-Kispest. Here you should change to metro line 3 ("Blue line", "Blue Metro") and change to line 1 ("Földalatti") at Deák Ferenc tér or Deák tér (Deák Square). You should get off at Bajza Street.

In case you would like to reach the venue from any other place, we recommend to look for a way to reach Deák Square where you can take the metro (undergroung) line 1 ("Földalatti" or sometimes referred as "Yellow Line") to Bajza Street.

Here you can find a list of some ho(s)tels close to (or easily reachable from) the venue:

  • Gósy, Mária (Department of Phonetics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Auszmann, Anita (Department of Phonetics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Beke, András (Department of Phonetics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Bóna, Judit (Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Deme, Andrea (Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Gocsál, Ákos (Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, University of Pécs)
  • Gráczi, Tekla Etelka (Department of Phonetics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Gyarmathy, Dorottya (Department of Phonetics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Krepsz, Valéria (Department of Phonetics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Neuberger, Tilda (Department of Phonetics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Markó, Alexandra (Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Olaszy, Gábor (Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • Váradi, Tamás (Research Group for Language Technology, Department of Language Technology and Applied Linguistics, Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Vicsi, Klára (Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

For further information, please, contact:

  • Our contact person, Anita Auszmann at capss2017[@]nytud.mta.hu

or:

  • Mária Gósy at gosy.maria[@]nytud.mta.hu
  • Anita Auszmann at auszmann.anita[@]nytud.mta.hu
  • András Beke at beke.andras[@]nytud.mta.hu
  • Tekla Etelka Gráczi at graczi.tekla.etelka[@]nytud.mta.hu




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