Odyssey 2012 @ Singapore!
The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop

Odyssey 2012: The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop will be hosted by COLIPS in Singapore on 25-28 June 2012. Odyssey’12 is an ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop held in cooperation with the ISCA Speaker and Language Characterization SIG. The need for fast, efficient, accurate, and robust means of recognizing people and languages is of growing importance for commercial, forensic, and government applications. The aim of this workshop is to continue to foster interactions among researchers in speaker and language recognition as the successor of previous successful events held in Martigny (1994), Avignon (1998), Crete (2001), Toledo (2004), San Juan (2006), Stellenbosch (2008) and Brno (2010).

[] Invited talks, slides available now !. Click here to download: [ Plenary 01] [Plenary 02] [Plenary 03]
[] Video lectures available now ! Click here to view: [Video Archive]


Topics of interest include speaker and language recognition (verification, identification, segmentation, and clustering):
Text-dependent and -independent speaker recognition;
Multispeaker training and detection;
Speaker characterization and adaptation;
Features for speaker recognition;
Robustness in channels;
Robust classification and fusion;
Speaker recognition corpora and evaluation;
Use of extended training data;
Speaker recognition with speech recognition;
Forensics, multimodality, and multimedia speaker recognition;
Speaker and language confidence estimation;
Language, dialect, and accent recognition;
Speaker synthesis and transformation;
Human recognition of speaker and language;
Human-machine recognition and
Commercial applications.


Full paper submission due: 31 January 2012 14 February 2012
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2012 16 April 2012
Final paper due: 16 April 2012 30 April 2012
Preliminary program: 15 May 2012
Workshop: 25 – 28 June 2012

ISCA Grants

ISCA offers 3 student grants (600 euros) for Odyssey 2012 with the aim to help students to participate in the workshop. The grants will be administered by the ISCA Board with the aims of assuring a broad representation of the scientific topics of the workshop and as wide a cross-section of the international speech community as possible. Requests for grants must be sent together with the paper(s) submitted and other necessary documents directly to ISCA's grant coordinator according to the instructions at ISCA's website.

To apply, please send your grant application form to the ISCA Grant Coordinators ([email protected]) with the subject ISCA Grant Program between April 16-20, 2012. Results will be announced on April 23, 2012.

Call For Papers

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