ISCSLP@INTERSPEECH 2014 - The 9th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing
12-14 September 2014, Singapore

Human Machine Interfaces:
Brain, Emotion & Spoken Language Processing

People are affected by an experience, and can respond to their experience with different emotional styles. Some people can learn a language more efficiently than others, or even acquire and be proficient in many languages. How do we explain a person’s emotional style and language learning capability in association of brain or memory? These may not be new but are still valid and interesting questions to explore. The advancements of affective computing (esp. emotional speech processing technology), and neuromorphic computing, for examples, may have shed some lights in these aspects and are also interesting areas of discussion. These integrated research directions could possibly lead to major breakthrough in the delivery of human-machine expressive spoken language interfaces in the future. This special session will provide a forum to discuss not only psychological development and research progress in affective and cognitive computing, but also challenges in the research and development of multimedia systems and human machine interfaces. There will be a panel discussion which aims to examine and provide insights into the topic. This session encourages young researchers to participate and actively interact and learn from the experts.

Topics of the session will include

  1. Affective neuroscience
  2. Automatic emotion detection from verbal and non-verbal cues
  3. Automatic recognition of user personality, attention, mood in dialog
  4. Challenges in human language processing
  5. Cognitive development and interactive language learning
  6. Expressive language translation
  7. Expressive text-to-speech
  8. Human-centred engineering
  9. Human factor studies
  10. Human robot interaction
  11. Neuromorphic computing
  12. Real time emotion recognition systems
  13. Recognition, synthesis and analysis of human emotional behaviour
  14. Social media and multimedia applications
  15. Timing in discourse

Important Dates

Special Session paper submission deadline 11 May 2014
Notification of paper acceptance/rejection 22 June 2014
Camera-ready paper due 30 June 2014


IEEE Singapore Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group
Swee Lan See, Institute for Infocomm Research, slsee [at]




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