• The final review meeting was held in Trento, hosted by FBK, April 29, 2014. Agenda and presentation slides can be found in the Members Area.

  • Some recent activities on DIRHA dissemination:

    • Athena RC-IAMU created a voice-enabled interface for demonstration purposes in the occasion of the "Paneuropean Reseachers' Night 2014", 26 Sep 2014.
    • Athena RC-IAMU disseminated DIRHA technology to another FP7 EU project consortium (MOBOT) by using the MEMS microphone array to collect, process and recognize speech from a mobile robotic assistant.
    • TUGraz presented the DIRHA Demonstrator to people attending the Alps-Adria-Acoustics Association Congress, Oct. 2014.
    • TUGraz presented the DIRHA Demonstrator to members of Austrian project consortium in the field of Speech, Audio and Acoustics, Sep. 2014.
    • TUGraz takes part in an European Space Agency (ESA) sponsored activity to record dinner talks at Concordia Station, Antarctica.
    • DIRHA was mentioned in an article in the national newspaper "Die Presse" about the Antarctica Dissemination activity.
    • Research teams formed by INESC-ID DIRHA members have participated in the REVERB2014 challenge and in EVALITA-SASLODOM2014 Challenge, achieving excellent results.
    • 14-18 September 2014: Athena-RC, FBK and INESC-ID participated in Interspeech and presented papers.
    • 11-14 November 2014: ST presented demonstrators of beamforming and sound source DOA localization based on the MEMS microphone array at Electronics 14 trades show, held in Munich, Germany.
    • 19-21 November 2014: INESC-ID participated in Iberspeech 2014 and presented papers.
    • 24 November 2014: Maurizio Omologo participated as invited speaker, to the Closing Symposium of the ALADIN project, held in Leuven(Belgium).
    • 11 December 2014: FBK and INESC-ID participated in EVALITA 2014 and presented papers.
  • Some recent activities on DIRHA dissemination:

    • August 2014: Athena-RC participated (by giving talks on ASR and distant speech recognition and by presenting posters with ongoing research results) in the 1st ISCA Summer School: “2014 Speech Processing Courses in Crete”, held at the University of Crete, in Heraklion, Crete. Also INESC-ID participated.

    • 1-5 September 2014: Athena-RC, FBK, INESC-ID and TUGraz participated in EUSIPCO 2014 and presented papers.

    • A DIRHA-related Special Session has been organized at EUSIPCO 2014: 1-5 September 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.
       - Session Title: Acoustic Scene Analysis in Domestic Environments
       - Special Session Organisers:
           - Alberto Abad, INESC-ID
           - Petros Maragos, NTUA and AthenaRC-IAMU
           - Maurizio Omologo, FBK

    Future dissemination activities:

    • DIRHA will be demonstrated by Athena-RC in the “Researchers’ Night 2014”, Demokritos Research Center, Athens, Sep. 2014.

    • TUGraz plans to demonstrate the DIRHA system at a project meeting to an Austrian consortium working on acoustics topics, Sep.2014.

    • TUGraz plans to demonstrate the DIRHA system to the attendees of the Alps-Adria Acoustics Congress, Oct. 2014.

    • INESC-ID plans to participate in Iberspeech’2014, Nov. 2014, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

    • TUGraz will perform recordings of dinner talks in the Antarctica (inside a research station).
  • The tenth project meeting was held in Lisbon, hosted by INESC-ID, 4-5 September 2014. Agenda and presentation slides can be found in the Members Area.

  • Some recent activities on DIRHA dissemination:

    • 2 April 2014: TUGraz presented the DIRHA project with a poster at the AAL Austria Summit in Vienna.
    • 4- 9 May 2014: AthenaRC-IAMU, FBK and INESC-ID participated in ICASSP 2014 and presented papers.
    • 10 May 2014: AthenaRC-IAMU, FBK and INESC-ID (with paper) participated in the Reverb 2014 Workshop.
    • 12-14 May 2014: AthenaRC-IAMU and FBK participated in HSCMA 2014 and presented papers.
    • 26-31 May 2014: FBK, INESC-ID and TUGraz participated in LREC 2014.
    • The proposal submitted by AthenaRC-IAMU, FBK and INESC-ID for a Special Session at EUSIPCO 2014 was accepted:
      Session Title: Acoustic Scene Analysis in Domestic Environments
      Special Session Organisers:
      - Alberto Abad, INESC-ID
      - Petros Maragos, NTUA and AthenaRC-IAMU
      - Maurizio Omologo, FBK

    • Athena-RC, FBK, INESC-ID and TUGraz will participate in the following four international conferences and workshop:
      EUSIPCO 2014
      INTERSPEECH 2014
      IWAENC 2014
      EVALITA 2014

    • Athena-RC will participate (by giving talks on ASR and distant speech recognition) in The 1st ISCA Summer School: “2014 Speech Processing Courses in Crete”, to be held at the University of Crete, in Heraklion, Crete, Aug. 2014.

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