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SAPA - SCALE Conference 2012

Salon Ballroom, Hilton Portland
7-8 September 2012, Portland, OR, USA
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2012-08-22: Registration is open, and the preliminary program has been posted.

Papers are solicited for the SAPA-SCALE conference, an ISCA-supported event to be held as a satellite to Interspeech 2012 in Portland, USA, September 2012. Following the successful Workshops on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA 2004, 06, 08, 10), the event this year is organized jointly with the Speech Communication with Adaptive Learning (SCALE) consortium. The principal objective of the conference is to bring together researchers addressing perceptually motivated speech and audio processing tasks with the tools of statistical signal processing and machine learning. The themes of the conference are:

  • Statistical models for speech and audio processing motivated by human perception
  • Developing the commonalities between speech recognition and synthesis to provide richer and more sophisticated models for speech
  • Adaptive learning approaches to speech and audio signal processing and their incorporation into statistical models

This will be a two-day, single-track conference with an informal atmosphere structured to promote discussion. There will be keynotes from leading researchers in addition to a limited number of oral presentations chosen for breadth and provocation. All participants will be actively engaged in the effort to broaden perspectives and foster novel research directions and interesting variants on current approaches.

Papers describing new research and concepts are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Generalized audio and speech analysis
  • Audio scene analysis and classification
  • Music analysis
  • Signal separation
  • Automatic and Human speech recognition
  • Speech synthesis
  • Multi-channel analysis

In all cases, preference will be given to papers that clearly align with the themes of the conference. Manuscripts must be between 4 and 6 pages long, in standard Interspeech double-column format. Accepted papers will be published as a SAPA-SCALE conference proceedings. Papers must be received by 21 April 2012 (two weeks after the Interspeech deadline). The results of the paper review will be posted by 3 June 2012 (same as Interspeech).


  • Paris Smaragdis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bhiksha Raj, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dan Ellis, Columbia University
  • Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh
  • Simon King, University of Edinburgh
  • Dietrich Klakow, Universitat des Saarlandes
  • Herve Bourlard, IDIAP



The SCALE project receives EC research funding in the context of the EU's 7th framework programme.

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