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Odyssey 2014

The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop will be hosted by the School of Computing of University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in Joensuu, Finland, on June 16-19, 2014.

Odyssey 2014 is an ISCA tutorial and research workshop held in cooperation with the ISCA Speaker and Language Characterization special interest group.

The need for fast, efficient, accurate, and robust means of recognizing people and languages is of growing importance for commercial, forensic, and government applications.
The aim of this workshop is to continue to foster interactions among researchers in speaker and language recognition as the successor of previous successful events held in Martigny (1994), Avignon (1998), Crete (2001), Toledo (2004), San Juan (2006), Stellenbosch (2008), Brno (2010) and Singapore (2012).

The general topics of the workshop are speaker and language characterization and recognition (verification, identification, segmentation, clustering, synthesis).
The specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Speaker characterization and adaptation
- Features for speaker and language recognition
- Multi-speaker training, detection and diarization
- Robustness in channels and environment
- Robust classification and fusion
- Speaker recognition corpora and evaluation
- Speaker recognition with speech recognition
- Forensics, multimodality, and multimedia speaker recognition
- Speaker and language confidence estimation
- Language, dialect, and accent recognition
- Speaker synthesis and transformation
- Human recognition of speaker and language
- Commercial applications