Call for Special Sessions

The HSCMA technical program will include special sessions on emerging topics of interest that may be outside the traditional program. The goal of special session topics is to encourage researchers from academia and industry practicing in other areas to present their work to the HSCMA audience. This is an ideal forum to present new ideas in human-machine or human-human communication.

Special sessions are not limited to the main HSCMA topics but should remain within the realm of hands-free communication that covers human-human or human-machine interaction. Suggested topics included sparse and low-rank modeling for speech, speech detection in domestic and adverse environments, applications of machine learning in speech signal processing, multi-channel enhancement, source separation technologies and advances in machine listening. Interdisciplinary work that crosses multiple technical areas is especially encouraged. Demonstrations of experimental systems and prototypes are also welcome.

The HSCMA 2017 program committee plans to host up to three special session slots that can be comprised of oral, poster, or demonstration presentations. We invite researchers to submit a 2-page proposal for these slots.

Proposals must include:

  • Title and abstract
  • Benefit to HSCMA
  • Names and affiliations of the area chairs / co-chairs
  • A preliminary list of reviewers
  • Tentative schedule

Please send your proposals to:
Shiva Sundaram (Special Sessions Chair)

Deadline for proposals: Sept 1st 2016.
Acceptance notice: Sept 15th 2016.