8th Workshop on Speech and Sound in Mobile and Pervasive Environments

Erkut, C. (Organizer)

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The SiMPE workshop series started in 2006 with the goal of enabling speech processing on mobile and embedded devices. The SiMPE 2012 workshop extended the notion of audio to non-speech “Sounds” and thus the expansion became Speech and Sound'. SiMPE 2010 and 2011 brought together researchers from the speech and the HCI communities. Speech User interaction in cars was a focus area in 2009. Multimodality got more attention in SiMPE 2008. In SiMPE 2007, the focus was on developing regions. With SiMPE 2013, the 8th in the series, we continue to explore the area of speech along with sound. Akin to language processing and text-to-speech synthesis in the voice-driven interaction loop, sensors can track continuous human activities such as singing, walking, or shaking the mobile phone, and non-speech audio can facilitate continuous interaction. The technologies underlying speech processing and sound processing are quite different and these communities have been working mostly independent of each other. And yet, for multimodal interactions on the mobile, it is perhaps natural to ask whether and how speech and sound can be mixed and used more effectively and naturally.
Period27 Aug 2013
Event typeWorkshop
LocationMunich, Germany


  • Mobile audio programming, mobile hci, sound and music computing