Integrating Speech Science and Technology for Clinical Applications A special session of Interspeech 2018
***Interspeech 2018 will be held in India from September 2-6, 2018, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. We invite you to submit your work to a special session of Interspeech 2018, Integrating Speech Science and Technology for Clinical Applications.***
Speech science has long been used to investigate the physiological underpinnings of both typical and disordered speech production. Technology enables us to quantify the phenomena exhibited by the speech motor system with ever-increasing precision, leading to (i) greater understanding of typical and disordered speech kinematics and the resulting acoustic signal, (ii) improved diagnostic techniques relying on speech kinematics and/or the acoustic speech signal and (iii) the development of technologically-based clinical intervention tools.
This session will focus on research that integrates speech science and technology for clinical applications. As such, involvement in the session will be interdisciplinary in nature, and thus of interest to engineers and those who work to further speech technology, speech scientists, speech pathologists, and members of related medical fields, including Otolaryngology and Neurology.
The broad objectives of the session are to (i) address the current communication and collaboration gaps that exist between the fields of speech science, engineering and technological development, and communication disorders, and (ii) serve as a bridge to unify members of these distinct fields through interactive and dynamic exchanging of experimental findings and ideas for future collaboration. The organizers especially encourage submissions focused on: (semi-)automatic detection of speech disorder characteristics, characterizing disordered speech using novel imaging techniques and analytical methods, and the efficacy of biofeedback intervention for speech disorders.
The session will be comprised of oral presentations (20 min. each), and an interdisciplinary discussion period. It is expected that this discussion will lead to future collaboration among members of distinct fields, on projects that will use recent advances in technology and foundational knowledge in speech science to further advance our understanding of speech disorders and improve clinical diagnosis and intervention methodologies.