IAFPA 20th Annual Conference - Vienna, Austria 24 - 27 July 2011

 
  Papers believed to be eligible for the student prize are indicated by ** against their name.  
Sun, 24th    
16.00 - 21.00

Committee Meetings:
Professional Conduct Committee, 16.00 -18.00
Research Committee: 16.00 - 18.00
Executive Committee: 19.00 - 21.00
Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna

 
16.00 - 19.00 Registration - Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna  
19.00 - 21.00 Welcome Reception - Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna  
     
Mon, 25th    
08.00 - 09.00 Registration - Bundeskriminalamt, Josef Holaubek-Platz 1, 1090 Wien  
09.00 - 09.30

Official Opening of the Conference

Andrea Raninger, Acting Director of the . BK

Peter French, President of IAFPA

Angelika Braun, Chair of IAFPA

Werner A. Deutsch, Director of ARI

 
 Mon S1
First Session - Automatic Speech Sample & Voice Comparison 1 Chair: Anders Eriksson
09.30 - 10.00 Speaker Line-up Callibration of the i-vector Based Speaker Recognition System for Forensic Application Miranti Indar Mandasari; Mitchell McLaren; David A. van Leeuwen
10.00 - 10.30 The Effect of MP3 Compression on Automatic Voice Comparison Timo Becker; Franz Broß; Torsten Meier
10.30 - 11.00 Tea & Coffee Break  
Mon S2 Second Session - Automatic Speech Sample & Voice Comparison 2   Chair: Michael Jessen
11.00 - 11.30 Age and Gender Recognition from Speech Patterns Based on Supervised Non-Negative Matrix Factorization Mohamad Hasan Bahari; Hugo Van hamme
11.30 - 12.00 Evaluating a Forensic Speaker Recognition using MFCC and LPC-residual Jose B. Trangol; Abel Herrera
12.00 - 12.30 Influence of the size of the population dataset on the results produced by the Batvox software David van der Vloed; D. Meuwly; R. Haraksim; J. Vermeulen
12.30 - 13.00 BATSCHOOL - A Certification Program for Forensic Automatic Speaker Recognition Antonio Moreno
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch  
Mon S3 Third Session - Perception  Chair: Martin Duckworth
14.00 - 14.30 Speaker Recognition Ability of Blind and Sighted Subjects Almut Braun**
14.30 - 15.00 The role of Voice quality "settings" in perceived voice similarity Francis Nolan; Peter French; Kirsty McDougall; Louisa Stevens; Toby Hudson
15.00 - 15.30 Acoustic correlates of perceived voice similarity: a comparison of two accents of English Kirsty McDougall
15.30 - 16.00 Tea & Coffee Break  
Mon S4 Fourth Session - Regional Accents and Change Chair: Kirsty McDougall
16.00 - 16.30 Comparison of auditory assessment of voice pitch and acoustic values of F0, formant frequencies (F1, F2, F3 and F4) and region assessment of Croatian speakers Gabrijela Kisicek; Gordana Varosanec-Skaric
16.30 - 17.00 Towards an Index of Idiolectal Similitude for British English and Mexican Spanish phonology Núria Gavaldà Ferré; Fernanda López Escobedo
17.00 - 17.30 Changes in the voice across the adult lifespan Richard Rhodes**
     
Tues, 26th    
Tues, SpS Special Session - Presenting Evidence at Court  Chair: Tina Cambier-Langeveld
09.00 - 09.10 Introduction Anders Eriksson
09.10 - 09.30 Forensic speaker comparison evidence: The international picture Erica Gold
09.30 - 09.50 Presenting evidence in court - Some fundamental problems to be considered Anders Eriksson
09.50 - 10.10 Expert evidence in court - developments and changes in the UK position Peter French
10.10 - 10.30 Conclusions on voice comparison evidence in Germany and a challenging case Michael Jessen
10.30 - 11.00 Tea & Coffee Break  
11.00 - 12.00 Panel Discussion  
Tues, S5 Fifth Session - Acoustic Analysis  Chair: Hermann Künzel
12.00 - 12.30 Formant Measurement Errors from Real Speech Phillip Harrison
12.30 - 13.00 Speaker-variance ratios in forensically-realistic vowel formant data: Normalising for consonantal context Frantz Clermont
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch  
Tues, S6 Sixth Session - Acoustic Measurements   Chair: Francis Nolan
14.00 - 14.30 Intra- and inter-speaker variability in acoustic properties of English /s/ Colleen Kavanagh**
14.30 - 15.00 Investigations on the speech spectrum of normal and loud speech Corinna Harwardt**
15.00 - 15.30 Acoustic discriminant analysis of full pauses for voice comparison Jordi Cicres
15.30 - 16.00 Tea & Coffee Break  
16.00 - 18.00 IAFPA Annual General Meeting  
19.30 Conference Dinner  
     
Wed, 27th    
Wed, S7 Seventh Session - Telephone effect & Enhancement & Disquise Chair: Peter French
09.00 - 09.30 Effect of Telephone-Line Transmission and Digital Audio Format on Formant Tracking Measurements Christoph Meinerz; Herbert Masthoff
09.30 - 10.00 "No, thank you for the music": An application of audio fingerprinting and automatic music signal cancellation for forensic audio enhancement  Anil Alexander; Oscar Forth
10.00 - 10.30 Investigating the acoustic correlates of deceptive speech Christin Kirchhübel**
10.30 - 11.00
Tea & Coffee Break  
Wed, S8 Eightth Session -Disguise   Chair: Angelika Braun
11.00 - 11.30 Acoustic Characteristics of Distress Speech in Real Victims and Trained Actors Lisa Roberts**
11.30 - 12.00 Impersonation in Forensic Casework: Case of Tommy Sheridan Elizabeth McClelland
12.00 - 12.30 Speaking under cover: The impact of face-concealing garments on the acoustics of fricatives Natalie Fecher
12.30 - 13.00 FAIC - Foreign Accent Imitation Corpus Sara Neuhauser
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch  
Wed, S9 Ninth Session - Varia  Chair: Sylvia Moosmüller
14.00 - 14.30 Reference Corpus of Durch drug users I: MDMA /Ecstasy Viktoria Papp; Maartje Schreuder; Eef Theunissen; Jan Ramaeker s
14.30 - 15.00 Expectancy bias and forensic speaker identification Maartje Schreuder
15.00 - 15.30 Language analysis and forensic phonetics: relevant similarities and crucial differences Tina Cambier-Langeveld
15.30 Closing of the Conference  
17.30 Guided tour of St. Stephen's Cathedral  
     
   Programme for IAFPA 2011 Satellite Event, Vienna, 28th July 2011
 
   Elicitation of Forensic Speech Samples  
    Location: Bundeskriminalamt, Josef Holaubek-Platz 1, 1090 Wien  
09.00 - 09.20 Welcome and Introduction  
09.20 - 10.00 On the advantages of direct analysis when conducting language analysis Jens Östlund
10.00 - 10.40 Obtaining reference material: NFI procedures Jos Vermeulen; Paula Cortés
10.40 - 11.10 Tea & Coffee Break  
11.10 - 11.50 Language analysis interviews in the Dutch asylum procedure Anne-Marieke Samson
11.50 - 12.30 Structured elicitation or recording spontaneous speech in LADO from the perspective of African Linguistics Peter Gottschligg
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch  
13.30 - 14.10

Experiences of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration with eliciting monologues for language analysis:
advantages and disadvantages assumptions and realities

Jasmina Gustavsen
14.10 - 14.50 Eliciting spontaneous and natural speech for the purpose of LADO Anna de Graf; Jan ten Thije; Maaike Verrips
14.50 - 15.30 Discussion