21 February 2009

Call for papers: Speech as a Human Biometric: I Know Who You Are From Your Voice!

Call for papers: Speech as a Human Biometric: I Know Who You Are From Your Voice!

A special issue of International Journal of Biometrics

The 2001 MIT Technology Review indicated that biometrics is one of the emerging technologies that will change the world. Human biometrics is the automated recognition of a person using adherent distinctive physiological and/or involuntary behavioural features.

Human voice biometrics has gained significant attention in recent years. The ubiquity of cheap microphones, human identity information carried by voice, ease of deployment, natural use, telephony applications diffusion, and non-obtrusiveness have been significant motivations for developing biometrics based on speech signals. The robustness of speech biometrics is sufficiently good. However, there are significant challenges with respect to conditions that cannot be controlled easily. These issues include changes in acoustical environmental conditions, respiratory and vocal pathology, age, channel, etc. The goal of speech biometric research is to solve and/or mitigate these problems.

This special issue will bring together leading researchers and investigators in speech research for security applications to present their latest successes in this field. The presented work could be new techniques, review papers, challenges, tutorials or other relevant topics.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Speech biometrics
  • Speaker recognition
  • Speech feature extraction for speech biometrics
  • Machine learning techniques for speech biometrics
  • Speech enhancement for speech biometrics
  • Speech recognition for speech biometrics
  • Speech changeability over age, health condition, emotional status, fatigue, and related factors
  • Accent, gender, age and ethnicity information extraction from speech signalS
  • Speech watermarking
  • Speech database security management
  • Cancellable speech biometrics
  • Voice activity detection
  • Conversational speech biometrics
Important Dates
Manuscript due: 15 June, 2009
Acceptance/rejection notification: 15 September, 2009
Final manuscript due: 15 October, 2009

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