• 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.
  • The ninth project meeting was held in Athens, hosted by ATHENA RC-IAMU, 12-13 June 2014. Agenda and presentation slides can be found in the Members Area.

  • The Year 2 Review Meeting was held in Trento, on March 13-14, 2014. Agenda and presentation slides can be found in the Members Area.

  • Some recent activities on DIRHA dissemination:

    • DIRHA members (TUGraz, FBK) participated in the Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2013) held in Olomouc, Czech Republic, 8-12 December 2013.

    • DIRHA was mentioned by INESC-ID in the Human Brain Project workshop, June 2013.

    • Alberto Abad (INESC-ID) was invited to give a talk at the XI Encontro de Engenharia Biomédica entitled "Speech and language technologies applied to therapy and diagnosis", where the DIRHA project was mentioned as an example of application of technologies for augmentative and accesability of people with physical disabilities, November 2013.

    • DIRHA members (INESC-ID) attended the Mediaeval 2013 Workshop and presented a spoken term detection system, October 2013.

    • Proposals submitted for Organization of DIRHA Workshops and Special Sessions:
      - EUSIPCO 2014
      - InterSpeech 2014
      A special session is confirmed at EUSIPCO 2014.

    • DIRHA members (INESC-ID, FBK and TUGraz) participated in PASCAL-CHIME 2013 Challenge, a satellite event of ICASSP 2013.

    • DIRHA members (INESC-ID) participated in "Competition on speaker recognition in mobile environment using the MOBIO database" (http://www.beat-eu.org/evaluations/icb-2013-speaker-recognition-mobio) with similar technology to the one developed for DIRHA. There is a paper presented at the International Conference on Biometrics 2013 (http://atvs.ii.uam.es/icb2013/).

  • DIRHA has been presented by Maurizio Omologo (FBK) and Samuel Ramella (DomoticArea) inside the program "Meccatronica Lab" of Trentino Sviluppo. It was broadcasted on January 21, 2014, by RTTR, a local television. The episode can be seen here.

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