13th Speech in Noise Workshop, 20-21 January 2022, Virtual Conference 13th Speech in Noise Workshop, 20-21 January 2022, Virtual Conference


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Why is my registration marked as PENDING?
Each registration is reviewed by the organisers. If some information is missing or inaccurate, you will receive an email asking you to correct it. If you do not apply the corrections before the registration deadline, your registration will be cancelled. If you have not received our email, contact us at info@speech-in-noise.eu.
How do I prepare my poster?
Because the meeting is online, there is no defined size for posters, so you can dream big or small! However we advise you to prepare your poster like you would for an in-person meeting because this is what most people are used to seeing.
The accepted formats are PNG, JPEG, PDF, PowerPoint, Impress or Keynote.
  • If you prepare your poster as an image, make sure that the resolution is sufficient, and that the image is at least 2000×1200 px while the file remains under 3 MB.
  • If you send us your poster in PowerPoint (or Impress, or Keynote), we will convert it into an image for you, but be aware that slight formatting differences may occur as we may not have the same fonts, or the same version of PowerPoint.
  • If you send us your poster in PDF, and it is a single page, non-interactive document, we will convert it into an image for presentation. If it is a multi-page document, or if there are interactive links, we will leave it as a PDF. The downside is that you won't be able to point on your poster during your presentation to signal to the audience where they should look.
The poster rooms will be available on Wednesday 19th for poster presenters to check the system. Check your personal space on that day to access the poster rooms.
How do I access the posters?
Go to your personal space, and click on the "Go to Gather" button. You will need to login with the provided email address. There, navigate to the poster rooms with your avatar.

Any other question we did not answer above, email us at info@speech-in-noise.eu.

About the SPIN workshop

The SpiN workshop is organized every year by a European research group within the speech and hearing community, and consists of two days of talks by invited speakers (PhD students, postdocs, and principal investigators, as well as a keynote lecture) and contributed poster presentations. The aim of the meeting is to bring together young investigators and senior faculty from several European hearing-research groups to stimulate networking, discussion of research topics, and scientific collaboration in the field of speech and hearing research. The presented work is traditionally focused on speech-related topics, such as speech intelligibility and quality in adverse conditions, computational models of speech perception, speech production, speech synthesis, linguistic and cognitive aspects of speech communication, effects of hearing impairment on speech processing, etc.

Why a workshop on speech in noise?

Speech is probably the most used method of communication. It is fast, robust, open to interaction and can be used in highly adverse conditions. Besides the content of the message it contains additional information, such as the emotional state, size and sex of the speaker. But occasionally speech information is not transmitted properly due to interference by one or more other sources typically labeled as "noise".

Technological progress demands a better understanding of the processes involved in the perception of speech in noise. For example, mobile telecommunications makes people communicate under far more noisier conditions than the traditional landline. Contemporary hearing aids with wireless technologies allow the implementation of numerous digital signal processing strategies, creating novel opportunities to improve the speech perception for hearing impaired listeners. A better understanding of the perception of speech in noise also appears imperative to a further development of cochlear implants. And notwithstanding progress in the field of automatic speech recognition, robustness to noise remains a challenge.

Besides challenges, new technology also created new opportunities to study the perception of speech in noise. Computational models in the field of room and space acoustics make it possible to evaluate listening conditions prior to construction or acoustic modifications. New techniques in brain imaging, neural processing and cognitive functioning allow new perspectives on the processing of noisy speech. Although speech intelligibility has traditionally received much interest, the presence of noise appears to influence subsequent processing by the human brain, even when the message appears to have been transmitted properly.

Speech in noise is thus a topic of interest for researchers from a wide variety of fields that are themselves often multidisciplinary. The SPIN workshop presents a unique opportunity for these researchers to meet and exchange on this topic with colleagues they would probably not meet in the main conference of their field.

Previous editions

Colin Cherry Award

The Colin Cherry Award is attributed every year in appreciation of a contribution to the field of Research on Speech in Noise and Cocktail Party Sciences, with the work selected for best poster presentation by the participants of the Speech in Noise Workshop. The prize consists of a cocktail (party) shaker and the recipient receives an invitation to present their work at the following SPIN workshop.

Organisation committee 2022

  • Etienne Gaudrain
  • Antje Heinrich
  • Rebecca Carroll
  • William Whitmer
  • Julien Pinquier
  • Thomas Koelewijn
  • Fanny Meunier
  • Laura Rachman
  • Tim Jürgens
  • Christian Füllgrabe
  • Anna Warzybok
  • Gloria Araiza Illan
  • Gaston Hilkhuysen
  • Marita Everhardt
  • Gizem Babaoǧlu
  • Mustafa Yüdsel
  • Soner Türüdü

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