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[AUDITORY] HSCMA: Call for papers

We are happy to announce the Call for Papers for HSCMA 2014, the fourth joint workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays.


Best regards,

Bhiksha  (on behalf of the HSCMA 2014 organizing committee)



HSCMA 2014

4th Joint Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays

May 12-14, 2014, Nancy, France



Call for Papers

HSCMA 2014 will bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry in an intimate and collegial setting to discuss problems of interest in the capture, enhancement, and recognition of far-field speech signals. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, speech or speaker recognition in noisy or reverberant environments, single or multi-channel speech enhancement, dereverberation, microphone array processing, source separation, and multiple input/multiple-output (MIMO) acoustic signal processing. Interdisciplinary work that crosses multiple technical areas is especially encouraged. Demonstrations of experimental systems and prototypes are also welcome.

HSCMA 2014 is being held in conjunction with ICASSP 2014 and the REVERB challenge.


Workshop Topics

Papers in all areas of distant-talking human/human and human/machine interaction are encouraged, including:

·         Multi-channel and single-channel approaches  for speech acquisition, noise suppression, source localization and separation, dereverberation, echo cancellation, and acoustic event detection

·         Speech and speaker recognition technology for hands-free scenarios, including robust features, feature-domain enhancement and dereverberation, and model adaptation

·         Microphone array technology and architectures, especially for distant-talking speech recognition and acoustic scene analysis

·         Speech corpora for training and evaluation of distant-talking speech systems

·         Applications based on microphone arrays and hands-free speech systems.

Paper & Demo Submission

The workshop technical program will consist of oral presentations, poster sessions, and demonstrations. Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers up to four pages, with a fifth page permitted for references only. Submissions for proposed demonstrations may be up to two pages in length.

Special Sessions

The program will also feature special sessions on new or emerging topics of interest. Proposals for special sessions must include the session title, rationale, outline, and a list of invited papers.

Important Dates

Submission of special session proposals

November 8, 2013

Special session decisions announced

December 6, 2013

Submission of papers & demos

January 24, 2014

Paper & demo decisions announced

March 12, 2014

Submission of camera-ready papers & demos

April 4, 2014


May 12-14, 2014


Organizing Committee

Emmanuel Vincent (Inria, France)

Dietrich Klakow (Saarland University, Germany)

Hiroshi Saruwatari (Nara Institute of Technology, Japan)

Mike Seltzer (Microsoft Research, USA)

Bhiksha Raj (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Financial Support



MH Acoustics