Smart speakers and virtual assistants are part of our daily life. Their applications find not only use in our homes, where speech technology grants an unprecedented level of convenience, but also in health care, forensic sciences as well as in banking and payment methods; speech technology has dual use applications. By consequence, we need to evolve our understanding of security & privacy for applications in speech communication.
SPSC features two formats.
- Webinar — Once-a-month web seminars. The lectures range from keynote-style talks of seniors in industry and academia to practice talks of doctoral and master defenses. We try to keep the time slot for the first Monday in a month (not a bank day) at 10h Brussels time.
Duration. 40 minute talk & up to 20 minute Q&A.
- Café Journal Club — We meet for a Café session and discuss current topics and papers related to the work we are doing. Bring a tea, coffee or your favorite beverage. Let's exchange knowledge and ideas. Young researchers decide the topic for an interactive debate and ideas for collaboration. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other researchers in the field, expand your professional network, and find potential collaborators on a project. In the first part of the meeting we will be discussing a paper or topic (30 minutes), followed by 10 minutes of discussing ideas. We will meet once per month, similar to the Webinar, but near the end of the month. Meeting duration 30 minutes with 10 minutes of discussion. We are happy to receive suggestions on interesting papers and topics, and also open to participants as volunteer meeting leader.
Outcome. The goal of the lecture talks is to understand another perspective and discuss on particular aspects of SPSC in its inter-disciplinary setting. We need to leave our comfort zones to meaningfully anticipate the merger of speech technology with SPSC research areas including: user-interface design, study of the law, cryptography, and cognitive sciences.
Propose a talk. Simply drop us an email with speaker, date/time, title & abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to everyone. Including non-members (0 EUR fee). Please register for stating your data privacy consent and to obtain the session URL.