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1. Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition
1. Models of speech production
2. Physiology and neurophysiology of speech production and perception
3. Models of speech perception
4. Acoustic and articulatory cues in speech perception
5. Interaction speech production-speech perception
6. Multimodal speech perception
7. Cognition and brain studies on speech
8. Code switching and multilingual studies
9. L1 acquisition
10. Bilingual and L2 acquisition and processing
11. Speech and voice disorders
12. Hearing disorders
13. Combining speech and other biosignals
14. Adverse listening conditions
15. Other topics in Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition

2. Phonetics, Phonology and Prosody
1. Phonetics and phonology
2. Language descriptions
3. Acoustic phonetics
4. Phonation and voice quality
5. Articulatory and acoustic features of prosody
6. Perception of prosody
7. Laboratory phonology
8. Sound changes
9. Sociophonetics
10. Phonetics of L1-L2 interaction
11. Forensic phonetics
12. Acoustic manifestations of social characteristics
13. Other topics in Phonetics, Phonology, and Prosody

3. Analysis of Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
1. Analysis of speaker states
2. Analysis of speaker traits
3. Automatic analysis of speaker states
4. Automatic analysis of speaker traits
5. Pathological speech and language
6. Social signal processing
7. Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
8. Perception of paralinguistic phenomena
9. Multimodal paralinguistics
10. Phonetic and linguistic aspects of paralinguistics
11. Other topics in Analysis of Paralinguistics in Speech and Language

4. Speaker and Language Identification
1. Language identification and verification, language diarization
2. Dialect and accent recognition
3. Speaker verification and identification
4. Features for speaker and language recognition
5. Speaker diarization
6. Higher-level knowledge in speaker and language recognition
7. Evaluation of speaker and language identification systems
8. Multimodal speaker recognition and diarization
9. Other topics in Speaker and Language Identification

5. Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals
1. Speech acoustics
2. Speech analysis and representation
3. Audio signal analysis and representation
4. Speech and audio segmentation
5. Speech and audio classification
6. Voice activity detection
7. Pitch and harmonic analysis
8. Source separation and computational auditory scene analysis
9. Speaker spatial localization
10. Speech analysis in the presence of music
11. Singing analysis
12. Other topics in Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals

6. Speech Coding and Enhancement
1. Speech coding and transmission
2. Perceptual audio coding of speech signals
3. Noise reduction for speech signals
4. Speech enhancement: single-channel
5. Speech enhancement: multi-channel
6. Speech intelligibility
7. Speech enhancement in hearing aids
8. Dereverberation for speech signals
9. Echo cancelation for speech signals
10. Evaluation of speech transmission, coding and enhancement
11. Bandwidth expansion
12. Other topics in Speech Coding and Enhancement

7. Speech Synthesis and Spoken Language Generation
1. Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for synthesis
2. Text processing for speech synthesis
3. Signal processing methods for synthesis
4. Speech synthesis paradigms and methods
5. Towards end-to-end speech synthesis
6. Articulatory speech synthesis
7. Unit selection and concatenative speech synthesis
8. Statistical parametric speech synthesis
9. Prosody modeling and generation
10. Expression, emotion and personality generation
11. Synthesis of singing voices
12. Voice modification, conversion and morphing
13. Concept-to-speech conversion
14. Cross-lingual and multilingual aspects in speech synthesis, code switching
15. Multimodal synthesis for avatars and talking heads
16. Tools and data for speech synthesis
17. Evaluation of speech synthesis
18. Other topics in Speech Synthesis

8. Speech Recognition – Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling Robustness and Adaptation
1. Feature extraction and low-level feature modeling for ASR
2. Prosodic features and models
3. Robustness against noise or reverberation
4. Far field and microphone array speech recognition
5. Novel neural network architectures (e.g. sequence models, LSTM variants)
6. Neural network training methods (including new objective functions)
7. Discriminative acoustic training methods for ASR
8. Acoustic model adaptation (e.g. bandwidth, emotion, accent)
9. Speaker adaptation and normalisation
10. Pronunciation variants and modeling for speech recognition
11. Acoustic confidence measures
12. Cross-lingual and multilingual/accent aspects, and code-switching
13. Acoustic modeling for conversational speech (dialog, interaction)
14. Other topics in Speech Recognition: Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling, Robustness, Adaptation

9. Speech Recognition – Architecture Search, and Linguistic Components
1. Lexical modeling and access: units and morphological models
2. Automatic lexicon learning
3. Language model adaptation (domain, diachronic adaptation)
4. Neural networks for language modeling
5. Search methods, decoding algorithms, lattices, multipass strategies
6. New computational strategies, data-structures for ASR
7. Computational resource constrained speech recognition
8. Confidence measures
9. Cross-lingual and multilingual components for speech recognition
10. Other topics in Speech Recognition -Architecture, Search, and Linguistic Components

10. Speech Recognition – Technologies and Systems for New Applications
1. Multimodal systems
2. Applications in education and learning (incl. CALL, assessment of fluency)
3. Applications in medical practice (CIS, voice assessment, etc.)
4. Speech science in end-user applications
5. Rich transcription
6. Innovative products and services based on speech technologies
7. New paradigms (e.g. artic. models, silent speech interfaces, topic models)
8. Zero-resource speech recognition
9. Other topics in Speech Recognition -Technologies and Systems for New Applications

11. Spoken Language Processing – Dialog, Summarization and Understanding
1. Spoken dialog systems
2. Discourse and dialog structures
3. Multimodal interaction and interfaces
4. Conversation, communication and interaction
5. Analysis of verbal, co-verbal and nonverbal behavior
6. Language modeling for conversational speech (dialog, interaction)
7. Interactive systems for speech/language training, therapy, communication aids
8. Stochastic modeling for dialog
9. Question-answering from speech
10. Systems for spoken language understanding
11. Evaluation of speech and multimodal dialog systems
12. Other topics in Spoken dialog systems and conversational analysis

12. Spoken Language Processing – Translation, Information Retrieval and Resources
1. Spoken machine translation
2. Speech-to-speech translation systems
3. Voice search
4. Spoken term detection
5. Indexing, mining and retrieval of speech and audio documents
6. Speech and multimodal resources
7. Evaluation of speech technology systems
8. Metadata descriptions of speech, audio and text resources
9. Metadata for semantic or content markup
10. Metadata for ling./discourse structure (disfluencies, boundaries, speech acts)
11. Methodologies and tools for language resource construction and annotation
12. Automatic segmentation and labeling of resources
13. Evaluation and quality insurance of language resources
14. Evaluation of spoken language technology
15. Spoken document summarization
16. Semantic analysis and classification
17. Entity extraction from speech
18. Topic spotting and classification
19. Other topics in Spoken Language Processing: Translation, Information Retrieval, Summarization, Resources and Evaluation

1. Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition
1. Models of speech production
2. Physiology and neurophysiology of speech production and perception
3. Models of speech perception
4. Acoustic and articulatory cues in speech perception
5. Interaction speech production-speech perception
6. Multimodal speech perception
7. Cognition and brain studies on speech
8. Code switching and multilingual studies
9. L1 acquisition
10. Bilingual and L2 acquisition and processing
11. Speech and voice disorders
12. Hearing disorders
13. Combining speech and other biosignals
14. Adverse listening conditions
15. Other topics in Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition

2. Phonetics, Phonology and Prosody
1. Phonetics and phonology
2. Language descriptions
3. Acoustic phonetics
4. Phonation and voice quality
5. Articulatory and acoustic features of prosody
6. Perception of prosody
7. Laboratory phonology
8. Sound changes
9. Sociophonetics
10. Phonetics of L1-L2 interaction
11. Forensic phonetics
12. Acoustic manifestations of social characteristics
13. Other topics in Phonetics, Phonology, and Prosody

3. Analysis of Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
1. Analysis of speaker states
2. Analysis of speaker traits
3. Automatic analysis of speaker states
4. Automatic analysis of speaker traits
5. Pathological speech and language
6. Social signal processing
7. Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
8. Perception of paralinguistic phenomena
9. Multimodal paralinguistics
10. Phonetic and linguistic aspects of paralinguistics
11. Other topics in Analysis of Paralinguistics in Speech and Language

4. Speaker and Language Identification
1. Language identification and verification, language diarization
2. Dialect and accent recognition
3. Speaker verification and identification
4. Features for speaker and language recognition
5. Speaker diarization
6. Higher-level knowledge in speaker and language recognition
7. Evaluation of speaker and language identification systems
8. Multimodal speaker recognition and diarization
9. Other topics in Speaker and Language Identification

5. Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals
1. Speech acoustics
2. Speech analysis and representation
3. Audio signal analysis and representation
4. Speech and audio segmentation
5. Speech and audio classification
6. Voice activity detection
7. Pitch and harmonic analysis
8. Source separation and computational auditory scene analysis
9. Speaker spatial localization
10. Speech analysis in the presence of music
11. Singing analysis
12. Other topics in Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals

6. Speech Coding and Enhancement
1. Speech coding and transmission
2. Perceptual audio coding of speech signals
3. Noise reduction for speech signals
4. Speech enhancement: single-channel
5. Speech enhancement: multi-channel
6. Speech intelligibility
7. Speech enhancement in hearing aids
8. Dereverberation for speech signals
9. Echo cancelation for speech signals
10. Evaluation of speech transmission, coding and enhancement
11. Bandwidth expansion
12. Other topics in Speech Coding and Enhancement

7. Speech Synthesis and Spoken Language Generation
1. Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for synthesis
2. Text processing for speech synthesis
3. Signal processing methods for synthesis
4. Speech synthesis paradigms and methods
5. Towards end-to-end speech synthesis
6. Articulatory speech synthesis
7. Unit selection and concatenative speech synthesis
8. Statistical parametric speech synthesis
9. Prosody modeling and generation
10. Expression, emotion and personality generation
11. Synthesis of singing voices
12. Voice modification, conversion and morphing
13. Concept-to-speech conversion
14. Cross-lingual and multilingual aspects in speech synthesis, code switching
15. Multimodal synthesis for avatars and talking heads
16. Tools and data for speech synthesis
17. Evaluation of speech synthesis
18. Other topics in Speech Synthesis

8. Speech Recognition – Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling Robustness and Adaptation
1. Feature extraction and low-level feature modeling for ASR
2. Prosodic features and models
3. Robustness against noise or reverberation
4. Far field and microphone array speech recognition
5. Novel neural network architectures (e.g. sequence models, LSTM variants)
6. Neural network training methods (including new objective functions)
7. Discriminative acoustic training methods for ASR
8. Acoustic model adaptation (e.g. bandwidth, emotion, accent)
9. Speaker adaptation and normalisation
10. Pronunciation variants and modeling for speech recognition
11. Acoustic confidence measures
12. Cross-lingual and multilingual/accent aspects, and code-switching
13. Acoustic modeling for conversational speech (dialog, interaction)
14. Other topics in Speech Recognition: Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling, Robustness, Adaptation

9. Speech Recognition – Architecture Search, and Linguistic Components
1. Lexical modeling and access: units and morphological models
2. Automatic lexicon learning
3. Language model adaptation (domain, diachronic adaptation)
4. Neural networks for language modeling
5. Search methods, decoding algorithms, lattices, multipass strategies
6. New computational strategies, data-structures for ASR
7. Computational resource constrained speech recognition
8. Confidence measures
9. Cross-lingual and multilingual components for speech recognition
10. Other topics in Speech Recognition -Architecture, Search, and Linguistic Components

10. Speech Recognition – Technologies and Systems for New Applications
1. Multimodal systems
2. Applications in education and learning (incl. CALL, assessment of fluency)
3. Applications in medical practice (CIS, voice assessment, etc.)
4. Speech science in end-user applications
5. Rich transcription
6. Innovative products and services based on speech technologies
7. New paradigms (e.g. artic. models, silent speech interfaces, topic models)
8. Zero-resource speech recognition
9. Other topics in Speech Recognition -Technologies and Systems for New Applications

11. Spoken Language Processing – Dialog, Summarization and Understanding
1. Spoken dialog systems
2. Discourse and dialog structures
3. Multimodal interaction and interfaces
4. Conversation, communication and interaction
5. Analysis of verbal, co-verbal and nonverbal behavior
6. Language modeling for conversational speech (dialog, interaction)
7. Interactive systems for speech/language training, therapy, communication aids
8. Stochastic modeling for dialog
9. Question-answering from speech
10. Systems for spoken language understanding
11. Evaluation of speech and multimodal dialog systems
12. Other topics in Spoken dialog systems and conversational analysis

12. Spoken Language Processing – Translation, Information Retrieval and Resources
1. Spoken machine translation
2. Speech-to-speech translation systems
3. Voice search
4. Spoken term detection
5. Indexing, mining and retrieval of speech and audio documents
6. Speech and multimodal resources
7. Evaluation of speech technology systems
8. Metadata descriptions of speech, audio and text resources
9. Metadata for semantic or content markup
10. Metadata for ling./discourse structure (disfluencies, boundaries, speech acts)
11. Methodologies and tools for language resource construction and annotation
12. Automatic segmentation and labeling of resources
13. Evaluation and quality insurance of language resources
14. Evaluation of spoken language technology
15. Spoken document summarization
16. Semantic analysis and classification
17. Entity extraction from speech
18. Topic spotting and classification
19. Other topics in Spoken Language Processing: Translation, Information Retrieval, Summarization, Resources and Evaluation

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