Call for papers

Challenges in analysis and processing of spontaneous speech

Latest NEWS: The preliminary program is available. The registration has started.

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.
A special issue of The Phonetician containing selected papers of CAPSS is planned to be published in 2018.

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.

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.

Poster presentations

The total size of the poster should not exceed the A0 format. Blu-tack (removable glue) will be available at the registration desk.
If you want to print your poster on site, you can find some copy point close to the conference venue:

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.

Detailed information on the paper submission will be available later.

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

Further details on paper submission are coming later.

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

Preliminary program:

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

Open in pdf

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.

Some information is to be found already. However, more detailed information on the social events will be available later.

Welcome party:

The Welcome party will be held on Monday from 7 pm.

Farewell Cake and Drinks Party:

The Farewell Cake and Drinks Party will take place on Wednesday from 5 pm.

Conference venue

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

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




Webmaster: fonetika[@]nytud.mta.hu (Gráczi, Tekla Etelka)