IAFPA 2011

Satellite Meeting on Elicitation of Forensic Speech Samples

A satellite meeting on Thursday 28th July 2011 will be devoted to the elicitation of forensic speech samples. This includes both interviews for language analysis for the determination of origin (LADO) and reference recordings of suspects for speech sample comparisons.

Presentations for this satellite meeting might include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • current practices in LADO and in recording of suspects
  • interviewing techniques
  • application of established methods of linguistic field research re data elicitation
  • dealing with disguise and uncooperativeness
  • strategies of less than fully cooperative speakers
  • (dis)advantages of monologues, question-answer formats, repeating sentences, telephone vs. direct interviews etc.
  • sociolinguistic issue

We invite abstracts for this meeting. We specifically aim to have room for sharing experiences and ideas, so that current practice in both LADO and speech sample comparisons may benefit.

This meeting will be organised by Tina Cambier-Langeveld (Immigration and Naturalisation Service, The Netherlands) and by Peter Gottschligg (Vienna.)

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   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  
     
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Acoustics Research Institute
 

The International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics 2011 Annual Conference

 

24-28 July, 2011; Vienna, Austria 

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The Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the Bundeskriminalamt Österreich, has the honour of hosting the 20th celebratory Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics from Sunday 24th to Thursday, 28th of July 2011 at the Bundeskriminalamt Vienna, Austria.

On Thursday, 28th of July, a Satellite Meeting will be devoted to the Elicitation of Forensic Speech Samples. For more information see Satellite Meeting.

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Organising Committee

Sylvia Moosmüller

Werner Deutsch

Konrad Antonicek

Konstantin Ulitsch

Christiane Herzog

 

 

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Scientific Committee

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Angelika Braun

Werner Deutsch

Anders Eriksson

Peter French

Sylvia Moosmüller

Geoffrey Stewart Morrison

Francis Nolan 

 

 

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15 April 2011   Abstract due
24 April 2011   Deadline Extension for Abstract Submissions
31 May 2011   Notification of acceptance
15 June 2011   Early bird registration
24 July 2011   Committee meetings
24 July 2011   Welcome drinks at the ARI
25-28 July 2011   Scientific program at BK
28 July 2011   Satellite Meeting on Elicitation
of Forensic Speech Samples
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General Information

Public transportation

The public transportation system in Vienna is very good and usually safe. Single und bulk tickets are available at the ticket sales offices of the Vienna Transport Authority, at tobacconists and from vending machines in the underground stations. Tickets must be punched in a blue ticket cancelling machine in the tram or bus or at the barrier before you board the underground train. So if you don't have too much luggage, we recommend using it (though taxis are also reliable).
For your trip scheduling we refer you to Wienerlinien.

plan of the public transportation  

By Car

Car parking is a problem in central Vienna. You need to buy parking tickets in advance (for up to 1h30 available at tobaccionists) to be positioned above the dashboard visible in your car, and a few hours parking can be expensive. Therefore you should consider parking your car outside central Vienna and using public transportation. On special request contact us. 


Bundeskriminalamt

The conference takes place at the Bundeskriminalamt, Josef Holaubek Platz 1, 1090 Wien.

Here you can see the map.

From Vienna International Airport

After passing the customs clearance, head towards the City Airport Train of the arrival hall. Take the "CAT" (City Airport Train. Tickets on the platform: € 8,-) to Vienna "Wien-Mitte-Landstraße". From there, take the U4 towards "Heiligenstadt" (tickets in the entrance hall: € 1,80,-), and exit at the 5th stop "Spittelau". Take the exit to the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), then keep to the right untill the entrance of the Bundeskriminalamt.

The S-Bahn is a low priced way of getting from the airport to Vienna. Ticket machines are on the platforms at the airport (€ 3,60 including travel on Vienna public transport). You take the S-Bahn to  "Wien-Mitte-Landstraße". From there, take the U4 towards "Heiligenstadt" (you don't need an additional ticket), and exit at the 5th stop "Spittelau". Take the exit to the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), then keep to the right untill the entrance of the Bundeskriminalamt

In front of the arrival hall you will find the Vienna Ariport Lines. Tickets (€ 7,00) are available by the bus driver. Take the bus to Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. Here you can see the way from the bus station to the underground station Schwedenplatz. From there, take the U4 towards "Heiligenstadt" (tickets in the entrance hall: € 1,80,-), and exit at the 5th stop "Spittelau". Take the exit to the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), then keep to the right untill the entrance of the Bundeskriminalamt.  

 

  

From the train stations

If you arrive by train in one of the following major train stations in Vienna, here are instructions on how to find the conference venue:

 

  •   Westbahnhof: Due to construction works on the underground line U6 we advise you to take the following route: Take the underground line U3 (orange) towards "Simmering" and change at "Wien Mitte - Landstraße" to the U4 (green) towards "Heiligenstadt", and exit at the 5th stop "Spittelau". Arriving by underground at Spittelau take the exit to the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), then keep to the right untill the entrance of the Bundeskriminalamt.
  •   Wien Meidling: Due to construction works on the underground line U6 we advise you to take the following route: take the underground U6 (brown) towards "Floridsdorf" and change at the 2nd stop "Längenfeldgasse" to the U4 (green) towards "Heiligenstadt", and exit at the11th stop "Spittelau". Arriving by underground at Spittelau take the exit to the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), then keep to the right untill the entrance of the Bundeskriminalamt.
Public Transportation

The underground, tram and bus stops, closest to the Bundeskriminalamt are:

  • "Spittelau" on the line U4 (green) and U6 (brown). Arriving at station Spittelau take the exit to the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), then keep to the right untill the entrance of the Bundeskriminalamt.

  • Using tram D exit at the stop "Liechtenwerder Platz" (here you can see the map) or Bus 35A at the stop "Spittelau" in front of the Bundeskriminalamt.


Acoustics Research Institute

The Welcome Reception on 24th July takes place at the Acoustics Research Institute, Wohllebengasse 12-14,1st floor, 1040 Wien.

Here you can see the map.

From Vienna International Airport

After passing the customs clearance, head towards the City Airport Train of the arrival hall. Take the "CAT" (City Airport Train. Tickets on the platform: € 8,-) to Vienna "Wien-Mitte-Landstraße". From there, take the U4 towards "Hütteldorf" (tickets in the entrance hall: € 1,80,-), and exit at the 2nd stop "Karlsplatz". Take the exit Resselpark. Proceed as described below by looking out for (1) the Technical University of Vienna main building and (2) the "Karlskirche" church. Here you can see the way.

The S-Bahn is a low priced way of getting from the airport to Vienna. Ticket machines are on the platforms at the airport (€ 3,60 including travel on Vienna public transport). You take the S-Bahn to  "Wien-Mitte-Landstraße". From there, take the U4 towards "Hütteldorf" (you don't need an additional ticket), and exit at the 2nd stop "Karlsplatz". Take the exit Resselpark. Proceed as described below by looking out for (1) the Technical University of Vienna main building and (2) the "Karlskirche" church. Here you can see the way.

In front of the arrival hall you will find the Vienna Ariport Lines. Tickets (€ 7,00) are available by the bus driver. Take the bus to Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. Here you can see the way from the bus station to the underground station Schwedenplatz. From there, take the U4 towards "Hütteldorf" (tickets in the entrance hall: € 1,80,-), to the stop "Karlsplatz" take the exit Resselpark, proceed the Argentinierstraße and turn left into the Wohllebengasse. Here you can see the map.

From the train stations

If you arrive by train in one of the following major train stations in Vienna, here are instructions on how to find us.

  • Westbahnhof: take the underground line U3 (orange) towards "Simmering" and change at "Stephansplatz" onto the U1 (direction "Reumannplatz"). Exit at the first stop "Karlsplatz". Take the exit Resselpark, proceed the Argentinierstraße and turn left into the Wohllebengasse. Here you can see the map.

  • Spittelau: take the underground line U4 (green) towards "Hütteldorf" to the stop "Karlsplatz". There take the exit Resselpark, proceed the Argentinierstraße and turn left into the Wohllebengasse. Here you can see the map.

  • Wien Meidling :take the underground U6 (brown) towards "Floridsdorf" and change at "Längenfeldgasse" onto the U4 (green) towards "Heiligenstadt". Exit at the 4th stop "Karlsplatz". Take the exit Resselpark, proceed the Argentinierstraße and turn left into the Wohllebengasse. Here you can see the map.
Public Transportation

The underground and tram stops which are closest to the ARI are:

  • "Karlsplatz (Technical University of Vienna)" on the U2 (purple/violet) or U4 (green) line and U1 (red).

  • Trams: Number 1 or 2 "Schwarzenbergplatz" (if you are coming around the "Ring"), and tram D. In all cases, you should get off at the "Schwarzenbergplatz" stop. Proceed to Prinz-Eugenstraße and turn right into Wohllebengasse. Here you can see the map.

  • Arriving by underground at Karlsplatz you should find it easy to orient yourself by looking out for (1) the Technical University of Vienna main building and (2, left-hand) the "Karlskirche" church. Proceed to Argentinierstraße and turn left into the Wohllebengasse. Here you can see the map.

Conference Venue

We are grateful to the Bundeskriminalamt for kindly agreeing to host the event.

Address: Josef Holaubek-Platz 1, 1090 Wien. Click here for a map.

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Welcome Drink on 24th of July at the Acoustics Research Institute.

Address: Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien. Click here for a map.

 

 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  
     

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels offering special conference rates. If you would like to stay at one of these, please mention "IAFPA" when making the reservation directly at the hotels.

Hotel Prices Single/Double Special rates apply until  Contact Address   Maps

Hotel Alexander

http://www.alexander.co.at/

63,-/Single

82,-/Double

24/06/2011

Augasse 15, 1090 Wien
Tel: 43-1-317-15-08
Fax: 43-1-317-15-08-82
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Hotel Mozart

http://www.hotelmozart-vienna.at/

51,-/Single

88,-/Double

65,-/Double single use

10/07/2011

Julius Tandler Platz 4, 1090 Wien
Tel:43-1-317-15-37
Fax: 43-1-317-24-77
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Hotel Bellevue

http://www.austria-hotels.at/hotel-bellevue/index.html

82,-/Single

106,-/Single Deluxe

24/06/2011

Althanstraße 5, 1090 Wien
Tel:43-1-313-48-0
Fax:
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Hotel Arkadenhof

http://www.arkadenhof.com/

79,-/Single

117,-/Double

27/06/2011

Viriotgasse 5, 1090 Wien
Tel:43-1-310-08-37
Fax: 43-1-310-76-86
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Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract of a paper for presentation at the IAFPA 2011 Annual Conference by 15 April 2011 (24 April 2011 Deadline extension). Abstracts will be considered by the Scientific Committee and you should receive confirmation about whether the paper has been accepted by 31th May 2011. We welcome abstracts on topics such as:

  • Speaker identification/comparison
  • Presenting evidence in court
  • Speaker profiling
  • Disputed utterances
  • Voice line-ups
  • Speech and audio enhancement
  • Authentication of recordings
  • Forensic acoustics.

A special session will be dedicated to the ongoing and important discussion of presenting evidence in court.

The topics listed above are not a complete list, and other topics would be welcome if they promote the aims of  IAFPA, which are to 'foster research and provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and information on practice, development and research in forensic phonetics and acoustics set down and enforce standards of professional conduct and procedure for those involved in forensic phonetic and acoustic casework'.
Please note that the official language of the conference is English.

Abstract Format

Abstracts should be a maximum of 2 pages in length.

In order to ensure that the abstracts have the same format for the conference programme, there is a template which you are asked to use. The template was devised by Anders Eriksson and his team for the 2006 Conference. It uses Microsoft Word and the rtf format to maximize the chances that it will produce the same end result regardless of whether you are a Mac, PC or Linux user. Please replace the text in the template with your own text. Please submit your abstract both as an rtf file and converted to a pdf file with fonts included. The rtf files will be reviewed minus the author information by the Scientific Committee.

Please submit your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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