last update: 2012-12-05
The idea of this conference is to provide a venue for presentations which would not be presented in the main SST-12 conference. For example, preliminary work for which no paper has yet been written, or work for which refereed papers have already been submitted to other venues. This is intended to be a relatively informal conference.
* Maximum capacity is 70. On-site registration will continue until maximum capacity is reached.
- Abstract submission deadline: 5 October 2012
- Pre-registration deadline: 30 November 2012*
- Conference date: 3 December 2012, 9am to 4.30pm.
Registration is free to registrants of the SST-2012 conference. Registration for others is AUD 20 (Students AUD 10), payable on the day of the conference.
To register, send an e-mail to with the following information:
- Title: Prof / Dr / Mr / Ms / etc.
- Given name(s):
- Registered at SST-12 (Y/N):
Lunch and dinner are not included, but locations of local restaurants will be announced on the day of the conference.
|9:00 - 9:25
|9:25 - 9:30
||Database selection & size
|9:30 - 9:50
||Database selection for forensic voice comparison
|9:50 - 10:10
||The Likelihood Ratio goes to Monte Carlo - the effect of reference sample size on likelihood-ratio estimates
||Articulation-rate based FVC
|10:10 - 10:30
||Articulation rate as a discriminant in forensic speaker comparisons
|10:30 - 11:00
|11:00 - 11:20
||Pitch breaks as a voice disguise
||Simulating recording conditions
|11:20 - 11:40
||Simulating casework recording conditions for forensic voice comparison
|11:40 - 12:00
||Alzqhoul, Nair, Guillemin
||Platforms for simulating the impact of mobile phone networks on speech
|12:00 - 1:30
||PCA kernel density approach
|1:30 - 1:50
||Nair, Alzqhoul, Guillemin
||A new approach to computing likelihood ratios based on principal component analysis
|1:50 - 2:10
||Lu, Liu, Guillemin
||Comparative performance of real cepstral coefficients vs mel frequency cepstral coefficients for forensic voice comparison
|2:10 - 2:30
||Nair, Alzqhoul, Guillemin
||Impact on forensic voice comparison of speech acquired from the GSM mobile phone network – some preliminary results
|2:30 - 3:00
|3:00 - 3:20
||Synchronic Stability Vowel System in Bahasa Indonesia forensic speaker identification
No cancellation notification was received, but this speaker did not attend the conference, and the talk was not presented.
|3:20 - 3:40
||Forensic Voice Comparison in Standard Thai using vowel formants
|3:40 - 4:00
||Zhang, Enzinger, Morrison, Ochoa
||Effects of telephone transmission on the validity of formant-trajectory-based forensic-voice-comparison systems
|4:00 - 4:20
||Morrison, Ochoa, Lindh
||Calculating the reliability of likelihood ratios: Addressing modelling problems related to small n and tails
|4:20 - 4:30
Venue & travel information
Getting to UNSW Kensington campus
Buses: NSW Transport Info
- From/to Circular Quay: Bus lines 392, 394, 396, 397, 399, L94
- From/to Central station: Bus lines 393, 395
- From/to Kingsford Smith airport (SYD): Bus lines 400, 410
Google Maps view of UNSW Kensington campus
UNSW Kensington campus
The conference is held in Room G3 located on the ground floor in the Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications building (G17). Note: Entry to the EE&T building is on the lower ground (LG) floor. Use the lift or the stairway to get to the ground floor.
Some local accommodation options (we do not endorse any particular establishment).
Ewald Enzinger and Felipe Ochoa
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