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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 19, 2021

Acceptance Notification

September 19, 2021

Online registration (early)

October 5, 2021

Final Paper Submission

November 10-12, 2021

Conference

Keynote Speaker

We will continuously update this section.

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

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

  • 1 hour workshop with Monica Broido on scientific writing and publishing
  • Discussion on career paths inside and outside of academia (including Alice Coucke, Nick Gaubitch, Bhiksha Raj)
  • Social event where your ideas and ongoing research can be shared and discussed

The PhD track accepts short papers (1-2 pages long + 1 references) to be presented in the form of a poster within the main symposium, the deadline for the PhD track paper submission is August 30th, 2021. 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.

You can register for the PhD track with the registration for the Symposium. The registration is not available yet but will be accessible soon.

Anyone interested in receiving regular updates on the PhD event, can register for the PhD mailing list via https://lists.spsc-sig.org/sympa/subscribe/phd-students.

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 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

Contact

mail@spsc-symposium2021.de