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ISCA SPSC Symposium

1st ISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication

Speech and voice are media through which we express ourselves. Speech communication can be used to command virtual assistants, to transport emotion or to identify oneself. How can we strengthen security and privacy for speech representation types in user-centric human/machine interaction?

Interdisciplinary exchange is in high demand. The need to better understand and develop user-centric security solutions and privacy safeguard in speech communication is of growing importance for commercial, forensic, and government applications. The SPSC Symposium is a platform to seek better designed services and products as well as better informed policy papers for legislators and governance. The symposium is an ISCA tutorial and research workshop held in cooperation with the ISCA SPSC special interest group.

Virtual, 10-12 November 2021



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Dates

Conference: 10-12 November 2021

April 10, 2021

Paper submission opens

June 30, 2021

Paper deadline

September 5, 2021

Acceptance Notification

September 5, 2021

Online registration (early)

October 5, 2021

Final Paper Submission

November 10-12, 2021

Conference

Call for Papers

General

The first edition of the SPSC Symposium aims at laying the first building blocks required to address the question how researchers and practitioners might bridge the gap between social perceptions and their technical counterparts with respect to what it means for our voices and speech to be secure and private.

The symposium brings together researchers and practitioners across multiple disciplines – more specifically: signal processing, cryptography, security, human-computer interaction, law, and anthropology. By integrating different disciplinary perspectives on speech-enabled technology and applications, the SPSC Symposium opens opportunities to collect and merge input regarding technical and social practices, as well as a deeper understanding of the situated ethics at play.

The SPSC Symposium addresses interdisciplinary topics.

For more details, see CFP.

Topics

  • Speech Communication
  • Cyber security
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Human-Computer Interfaces (Speech as Medium)
  • Ethics & Law
  • Digital Humanities

For more details, see CFP.

We welcome contributions on related topics, as well as progress reports, project disseminations, or theoretical discussions and “work in progress”. There also is a dedicated PhD track. In addition, guests from academia, industry and public institutions as well as interested students are welcome to attend the conference without having to make their own contribution. All accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings published in ISCA Archive.

Submission

Papers intended for the SPSC Symposium should be up to four pages of text. An optional fifth page can be used for references only. Paper submissions must conform to the format defined in the paper preparation guidelines and as detailed in the author’s kit. Papers must be submitted via the online paper submission system. The working language of the conference is English, and papers must be written in English.

Reviews

All submissions share the same registration deadline (with one week of submission updates afterwards). At least three single-blind reviews are provided, we aim to get feedback from interdisciplinary experts for each submission.

PhD Track

On November 9, 2021, we have a dedicated event for PhD students.

More information to come.

Organizing Committee

General Chairs

Ingo SIEGERT, Otto von Guericke, Universität Magdeburg, Germany

Karla MARKERT, Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany

Programme/Publication Chairs

Birgit BRÜGGEMEIER, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany

Mircea GIURGIU, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Adrienne MANNOV, Aarhus University, Denmark

Adriana STAN, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Publicity Chairs

Adriana STAN, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Beáta LŐRINCZ, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Technical Chairs

Ingo SIEGERT, Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

Yefim SHULMAN, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Social Chairs

Yefim SHULMAN, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Beáta LŐRINCZ, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

PhD Track

Karla MARKERT, Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany

Beáta LŐRINCZ, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Yefim SHULMAN, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Scientific Committee

Tom BÄCKSTRÖM, Aalto University, Finland

Jean-François BONSATRE, Avignon Université, France

Astrid CAROLUS, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany

Mads Græsbøll CHRISTENSEN, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark

Nicholas EVANS, Eurecom, France

Catherine JASSERAND, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium

Els KINDT, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium

Dorothea KOLOSSA, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Yair LEVY, 2021 Nova Southeastern University, USA

Andreas NAUTSCH, Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France

Oliver NIEBUHR, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Rainer MARTIN, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Sebastian MÖLLER, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Bhiksha RAJ, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Stephan SIGG, Aalto University, Finland

Korbinian RIEDHAMMER, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, Germany

Isabel TRANCOSO, INESC-ID/Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Emmanuel VINCENT, Inria Nancy, France

Carolin WIENRICH, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany

Partners

We gratefully ackowledge the help of the following partnering institutions and companies

Aarhus University, Denmark

Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany

Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany

Fraunhofer IIS, Germany

Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Tel Aviv University, Israel

International Speech and Communication Association