Symposium on Security & Privacy in Speech Communication (SPSC Symposium)

The Symposium of the Security & Privacy in Speech Communication (SPSC) special interest group is an interdisciplinary platform of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). To cultivate interdisciplinary discussions, technological and social experts are brought together in a scholarly ecosystem. Through this ecosystem, without social or organisational competitiveness, cross-sector competences and early career researchers are nurtured. The overarching goal is to grow a network of governance, industry, and academia to share and transfer knowledge across disciplines, where industry can express their needs, and new ideas can grow for developing technology; timely topics are explained and debated for seeking better designed products and services as well as better informed policy papers.

Speech and voice are media through which we express ourselves. Speech communication can be used to command virtual assistants, to transport emotion or to identify oneself. How can we strengthen security and privacy for speech representation types in user-centric human/machine interaction?

Interdisciplinary exchange is in high demand. The need to better understand and develop user-centric security solutions and privacy safeguard in speech communication is of growing importance for commercial, forensic, and government applications. The SPSC Symposium is a platform to seek better designed services and products as well as better informed policy papers for legislators and governance. The symposium is an ISCA tutorial and research workshop.

Securing epistemic knowledge (“reposting policy”). Since the goal is to develop a new scholarly ecosystem, (re)presented knowledge should enable interdisciplinary discussions: submitted research papers can cover content published elsewhere but the targeted audience is a mix of experts coming from, among other fields, usability, speech & language technology, legal studies, governance & policy, forensics, cryptography, and anthropology.

Topics regarding the technical perspective include but are not limited to:

Speech Communication Cybersecurity Machine Learning Natural Language Processing
  • Spoken Language Processing
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition
  • Speech Synthesis and Spoken Language Generation
  • Speech Coding and Enhancement
  • Speaker and Language Identification
  • Phonetics, Phonology and Prosody
  • Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
  • Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals
  • Secure Computation
  • Privacy Engineering
  • Network Security and Adversarial Robustness
  • Mobile Security
  • Cryptography
  • Biometrics
  • Federated Learning
  • Disentangled Representations
  • Differential Privacy
  • Collaborative/centralized Learning
  • Web as Corpus, Resources and Evaluation
  • Tagging, Summarization, Syntax and Parsing
  • Question Answering, Discourse and Pragmatics
  • Machine Translation and Document Analysis
  • Linguistic Theories and Psycholinguistics
  • Inference of Semantics and Information Extraction

Topics regarding the humanities' view include but are not limited to:

Human-Computer Interfaces
(Speech as Medium)
Ethics & Law Digital Humanities
  • Usable Security and Privacy
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Quality
  • Pervasive Computing and Communication
  • Cognitive Science
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Media and Communication
  • Identity Management
  • Electronic Mobile Commerce
  • Data in Digital Media
  • Acceptance and Trust Studies
  • User Experience research on practice
  • Co-development across disciplines
  • Data-citisenship
  • Future studies
  • Situated Ethics
  • STS perspectives

We welcome contributions on related topics, as well as progress reports, project disseminations, or theoretical discussions and “workin progress”. There also is a dedicated PhD track. In addition, guests from academia, industryand public institutions as well as interested students are welcome to attend the conference without having to make their own contribution. All accepted submissions will appearin the conference proceedingspublished in ISCA Archive.