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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

July 16, 2021 (extended)

Paper deadline

September 26, 2021

Late Breaking Results Paper deadline

September 19, 2021

Acceptance Notification (Regular Paper)

September 19, 2021

Online registration opens

October 10, 2021

Acceptance Notification (Late Breaking Results)

October 5, 2021

Final Paper Submission (Regular Paper)

October 13, 2021

Final Paper Submission (Late Breaking Results)

November 10-12, 2021

Conference

Program

We are glad to announce a preliminary program for the SPSC Symposium:

November 10, 2021

4:00pm Welcome by the organizers
4:30pm Keynote 1 From Minsky's Society of Mind to a Society of Minds? Artificial Intelligence, Language Models and Agency with Joscha Bach
5:30pm Break
6:00pm Poster Session 1
8:00pm Social Event


November 11, 2021

4:30pm Keynote 2 with Allison Koenecke
5:30pm Break
6:00pm Poster Session 2
8:00pm Workshop How to collect speech data with human rights in mind with Tom Backström


November 12, 2021

4:30pm Keynote 3 with Patrick Traynor
5:30pm Break
6:00pm Panel Discussion Talking with Industry: What are real-life challenges for privacy and security in speech communication? with Birgit Brüggemeier
7:00pm Closing Ceremony


All time are given with respect to the CET zone. You can use a time zone converter to check the times in your time zone.

Keynote Speaker

Joscha Bach, PhD, is a cognitive scientist and AI researcher with a focus on computational models of cognition and neuro-symbolic AI. He has taught and worked in AI research at Humboldt University of Berlin, the Institute for Cognitive Science in Osnabrück, the MIT media lab, the Harvard Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and is currently a principal AI researcher at Intel Labs, California. His tentative talk is entitled: From Minsky's Society of Mind to a Society of Minds? Artificial Intelligence, Language Models and Agency.


Allison Koenecke is a postdoc at Microsoft Research in the Machine Learning and Statistics group, and starting Summer 2022 will be an Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University. Her research primarily spans two domains: algorithmic fairness in online services, and causal inference in public health. Previously, she received her PhD from Stanford's Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering, and her Bachelor's from MIT in Mathematics with Computer Science.


Patrick Traynor is the John and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the security of mobile systems, with a concentration on telecommunications infrastructure and mobile devices. His research has uncovered critical vulnerabilities in cellular networks, developed techniques to find credit card skimmers that have been adopted by law enforcement and created robust approaches to detecting and combating Caller-ID scams. He is also interested in Internet security and the systems challenges of applied cryptography.
He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2010, was named a Sloan Fellow in 2014, a Fellow of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion in 2016 and a Kavli Fellow in 2017. Professor Traynor earned his Ph.D and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008 and 2004, respectively, and his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Richmond in 2002. He is also a co-founder of Pindrop Security and Skim Reaper.

Call for Late Breaking Results

After the regular paper submission is due, we now call for Late Breaking Results!

What is Late breaking work?

Late-Breaking Work submissions represent work such as preliminary results, provoking and current topics, novel experiences or interactions that may not have been fully validated yet, cutting edge or emerging work that is still in exploratory stages, smaller-scale studies, or novel questionnaires, evaluation methods . However, Late-Breaking Work papers are still expected to bring a contribution to the SPSC community, commensurate with the preliminary, short, and quasi-informal nature of this track.

Why submit to Late-breaking work Track at the SPSC Symposium?

Accepted Late-Breaking Work papers will be presented in a (virtual) poster session during the symposium. This provides an opportunity for researchers to receive feedback on early-stage work, explore potential collaborations, and otherwise engage in exciting thought-provoking discussions about their work in an informal setting that is significantly less constrained than a paper presentation. The Late-Breaking Work track also offers those new to the SPSC community a chance to share their preliminary research as they become familiar with this field.

Submission:

Late-Breaking Work papers intended for the SPSC Symposium should have a maximum of two pages of text. An optional third 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. The paper should be submitted in PDF format and through the online paper submission system in the "Late-Breaking Work" track. Due to the tight publication timeline, it is recommended that authors submit a very nearly finalized paper that is as close to camera-ready as possible, as there will be a very short time frame for preparing the final camera-ready version and no deadline extensions can be granted. All accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings published in ISCA Archive.

Review:

Late-Breaking Work papers will be evaluated to the extent that they are presenting work still in progress, rather than complete work which is under-described in order to fit into the Late-Breaking Work format. The Late-Breaking Work track will undergo an external peer review process. Submissions will be evaluated by a number of factors including (1) the relevance of the work to the SPSC Community, (2) the quality of the submission, and (3) the degree to which it “fits” the Late-Breaking Work track (e.g., in-progress results). More particularly, the quality of the submission will be evaluated based on the potential contributions to the research of the SPSC community.

Attendance:

At least one author of all accepted Late-Breaking Work submissions must register for and attend the conference, including the conference Late-Breaking Work session.

The SPSC Symposium addresses interdisciplinary topics.

For more details, see Late Breaking Results Call

Topics

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

For more details, see Late Breaking Results Call

PhD Track

On November 9, 2021 we invite you to a dedicated event for PhD students at the SPSC Symposium 2021.

We are glad to announce a preliminary program for the PhD track:

4:00pm Workshop on scientific writing and publishing with Monica Broido
5:30pm Panel discussion on career paths inside and outside academia with Alice Coucke, Nick Gaubitch, Bhiksha Raj, and Adriana Stan
7:15pm PhD topic presentations and social event where your ideas and ongoing research can be shared and discussed


All time are given with respect to the CET zone. You can use a time zone converter to check the times in your time zone.

You can register for the PhD track with the registration for the Symposium.

Anyone interested in receiving regular updates on the PhD event, can register for the PhD mailing list.

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, 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 acknowledge the help of the following partnering institutions

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

We gratefully acknowledge the help of the following partnering companies

SONOS

SONOS

Contact

mail@spsc-symposium2021.de