5th Workshop on Speech in Noise: Intelligibility and Quality
10/11 January 2013, Vitoria, Spain
Speech is usually perceived in the presence of other sounds, in general addressed as noise. Numerous
researchers aim to understand and improve speech perception in noisy listening conditions, for
example by processing of the audio signals; a better understanding of human auditory processing or by
investigating the relation between speech production and perception. Consequently "Speech in Noise"
has become a multidisciplinary research topic addressed amongst others by linguists, acousticians,
engineers, physicists, psychologists, neurologists and audiologists. These people meet yearly at the
Speech in Noise Workshop to discuss their most recent research findings. The next workshop in this
series will take place in Vitoria, Spain on the 10th and 11th of January 2013. This issue will extend
the series' tradition of presenting top-level research in a highly informal atmosphere for a
low registration fee.
This year's keynote lecture will be presented by Sophie Scott
(University College London, London, UK)
The following speakers have confirmed their contributions:
- Dorothea Wendt (Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, DE), "Eye-movements as a measure of processing speed during sentence
- Jean-Luc Schwartz (GIPSA-lab,Grenoble, FR), "Audio-visuo-motor binding in speech perception"
- Sira Gonzalez (Imperial College, London, UK), "Binary Masks:goals and means"
- Sebastian Möller (Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE), "Dimension-based estimation of speech quality: Parametric and
signal-based estimation of noisiness, continuity, coloration and loudness"
- Etienne Gaudrain (UMCG, Groningen, NL), "Concurrent speech
perception: from streaming to phonemic restoration"
- Esther Janse (Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL), "Working
memory modulates the immediate use of context for recognising words in
sentences: evidence from clear and noisy conditions."
- Christian Füllgrabe (Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, UK), "Speech perception across the adult lifespan with clinically normal
- Mauro Nicolao (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK), "Actively managing phonetic contrast along an h&h continuum in
automatic speech synthesis".
- Yannis Stylianou (University of Crete, Heraklion, GR), "Speech
in Noise Intelligibility Improvement based on Spectral Shaping and
Dynamic Range Compression"
- Cassia Valentini-Botinhao (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK),
"Intelligibility enhancement of synthetic speech in noise"
- Jon Barker (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK), "Evaluating
computational hearing in multisource environments"
- Vincent Aubanel from (Laslab, Vitoria, ES) "Temporal strategies in
speech production in the presence of competing speech"
- Marion David (Université de Lyon, Lyon, FR) "Sequential streaming due
to colouration of sound sources"
All participants are invited to present their research in poster
sessions. To propose a contribution to these sessions, please send a
short abstract of your presentation to Rolph Houben
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with "SPIN2013" in the subject field. Abstracts
need to be submitted before the 15th December 2012. They will be
published in a programme booklet, which will be distributed during the
workshop and become available on this webpage. The best poster, as
selected by all workshop attendants, will be named the winner of the
Colin Cherry Award 2013.
The maximum poster size is 150cm by 90cm. Landscape format is preferred.
There are a limited number of places available at the workshop. As in previous years, the registration fee is £36 (about €45), and must be paid in advance by credit card using our online booking system.
Registration is now open using the form below.
Vitoria is a beautiful Basque town in the northern Spain with about 240,000 inhabitants, and is currently European Green Capital 2012.
the 12th century, the capital city of the province of Álava counts numerous architectural highlights,
mostly of religious origin.
Undiscovered by mainstream tourists, Vitoria provides numerous good
quality restaurants and hotels at highly attractive prices. A Vitoria survival guide will
become available, helping attendants to discover the many unrevealed secrets of the city hosting the
5th Workshop on Speech in Noise.
Travel and accommodation information.
Looking forward seeing you in Vitoria,
The organising team:
- Gaston Hilkhuysen (University College London, London, UK).
- Martin Cooke (Laslab, Vitoria, ES)
- Rolph Houben (AMC medical centre, Amsterdam, NL)
- Mark Huckvale (University College London, London, UK)
Contributions of previous workshops can be found at:
- 1st Workshop on Speech in Noise, 9th of January, 2009, London, UK.
- 2nd Workshop on Speech in Noise, 7th & 8th of January, 2010, Amsterdam, NL.
- 3rd Workshop on Speech in Noise, 6th & 7th of January, 2011, Lyon, France.
- 4th Workshop on Speech in Noise, 5th & 6th of January, 2012, Cardiff, Wales.
Last updated: by Mark Huckvale