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SMM 2018 : Speech, Music and Mind 2018: Detecting and Influencing Mental States with Audio


When Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018
Where IIIT-Hyderabad
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2018
Notification Due Jul 6, 2018
Final Version Due Aug 17, 2018
Categories    speech   music   mental state   emotion

Call For Papers

In line with the theme for INTERSPEECH 2018 (Speech Research for Emerging Markets in Multilingual Societies), the emphasis is on (but not limited to) the below topics, arranged according to the workshop program.

1. Detecting stress, emotion or mental states of people from speech
- Non-acted speech databases
- Multiple languages (e.g. Indian languages)
- Realistic environments (e.g. call centers, workplaces)
- Use of other modes such as video and sensor data, preferably from wearable sensors, in addition to speech

2. Effects of Audio on stress, emotion and mental states of people
- Diverse music such as folk, classical and film genres
- The dependency on cultural backgrounds is of special interest
- Use of audio cues to influence mental states / human behavior

3. Other topics that are of interest in the context of stress, emotion and mental states
- Novel signal processing or machine learning techniques
- Sounds at inaudible frequencies
- Novel protocols for assessing mental states, inducing stress or emotion
- Applications related to the above topics

Submission Process:
Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Each paper will receive at least two reviews. The decision on the mode of presenting accepted papers (oral presentation or poster, see program) will be made after the review results are known. Authors of papers that get accepted will be encouraged to carry any impactful demonstrations they may want to display. Details will be updated after review results are known.
The paper submission link is active (

The workshop proceedings will be stored in the ISCA’s archive website and will be freely accessible.

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