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Thursday 12 June

    Time Duration (min) Title
    9:30 All Day Registration Opens
    10:00 30 Coffee
    10:30 30 Conference Welcome & Announcements
    11:00 60 Keynote: "Cognitive Bias in the Interpretation of Forensic Evidence" with Dr. Itiel Dror
    12:00 30 Exhibitor Presentations: CEDAR, Agnitio, Oxford Wave Research, Salient Sciences, Voxalys
    12:30 60 Lunch & Exhibition
    13:30 120 Tutorial 1: "Automatic Speaker Recognition with Degraded and Enhanced Speech"
    15:30 60 Tea & Exhibition
        Paper Session 1: Forensic Speaker Comparison
    16:30 30

    “A STUDY OF f0 AS A FUNCTION OF VOCAL EFFORT” E.Brixen

    17:00 30

    “FORENSIC VOICE COMPARISONS IN GERMAN WITH PHONETIC AND AUTOMATIC FEATURES USING VOCALISE SOFTWARE” M.Jessen, A.Alexander, O.Forth

    17:30 30

    “EVALUATION RESULTS OF SPEAKER VERIFICATION FOR VOIP TRANSMISSION WITH PACKET LOSS” J.Bitzer, C.Rollwage, M.Neumann

    18:00 120 Reception at Grant Zoology Museum

     

Friday 13 June

    Time Duration (min) Title
    9:00 5 Announcements, iZotope Rx Raffle #1
    9:05 85 Tutorial 2: "Dereverberation Algorithms in a Nutshell - a signal processing introduction"
    10:30 30 Coffee & Exhibition
        Paper Session 2: Reverberation and Room Acoustics
    11:00 30

    “EXPLOITING SPARSITY FOR SOURCE SEPARATION USING THE SLIDING RATIO SIGNAL ALGORITHM” E.Gower and M.Hawksford

    11:30 30

    “EVALUATION OF AN EXTENDED REVERBERATION DECAY TAIL METRIC AS A MEASURE OF PERCEIVED REVERBERATION” H.A.Javed and P.A.Naylor

    12:00 30

    “ROOM IDENTIFICATION USING ROOMPRINTS” A.H.Moore, M.Brookes, and P.A.Naylor

    12:30 60 Lunch & Exhibition
    13:30 60 Tutorial 3: "Digital Audio Authenticity"
        Paper Session 3: Audio Authenticity
    14:30  30

    “FORENSIC AUTHENTICITY ANALYSES OF THE METADATA IN RE-ENCODED WAV FILES” B.E.Koenig, D.S.Lacey

    15:00  30 Tea & Exhibition
    15:30  30

    “A MULTI-CODEC AUDIO DATASET FOR CODEC ANALYSIS AND TAMPERING DETECTION” D.Gärtner, L.Cuccovillo, S.Mann, P.Aichroth

    16:00  30

    “REAL-TIME MONITORING OF ENF AND THD QUALITY PARAMETERS OF THE ELECTRICAL GRID IN PORTUGAL” N. Campos, Aníbal Ferreira

    16:30  30

    “QUANTIZATION LEVEL ANALYSIS FOR FORENSIC MEDIA AUTHENTICATION” C.Grigoras, J.M.Smith

    17:00  30 Break & Exhibition
    17:30  150 Social Event: Walking Tour of Bloomsbury & Buffet Supper at Truckles Wine Bar

     

Saturday 14 June

    Time Duration (min) Title
    9:00 5 Announcements, iZotope Rx Raffle #2
    9:05 85 Tutorial 4: "Speech Intelligibility"
    10:30 30 Coffee
        Paper Session 4: Speech Enhancement and Intelligibility
    11:00 30

    “SPEECH ENHANCEMENT WITH MICROPHONE ARRAY USING FREQUENCY-DOMAIN ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUE” M.Stolbov, S.Aleinik

    11:30 30

    "A DIFFERENTIABLE APPROXIMATION TO SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY INDEX WITH APPLICATIONS TO LISTENING ENHANCEMENT” R.Stanton, N.D.Gaubitch, P.A.Naylor, M.Brookes

        Paper Session 5: Forensic Musicology
    12:00 30

    “FORENSIC MUSICOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW” D.R.Begault, H.D.Heise, C.Peltier

    12:30 60 Lunch
        Paper Session 6: Gunshot Analysis
    13:30 30

    “GUNSHOT RECORDINGS FROM DIGITAL VOICE RECORDERS” R.C.Maher, S.R. Shaw

    14:00 30

    “THE EFFECT OF SAMPLE LENGTH ON CROSS-CORRELATION COMPARISONS OF RECORDED GUNSHOT SOUNDS” D.S. Lacey, B.E.Koenig, C.E.Reimond

    14:30 30 Closing, iZotope Raffle #3, CEDAR Best Paper Award Announcement

 

Expanded Tutorial Information

Tutorial 1: Forensic automatic speaker recognition with degraded and enhanced speech

Chair: Gordon Reid, CEDAR Audio Ltd (UK).

Presenters: Hermann Kunzel, University of Marburg (Germany), Paul Alexander, CEDAR Audio Ltd (UK), Antonio Moreno, Agnitio S.L. (Spain)

Tutorial 2: Dereverberation Algorithms in a Nutshell - a signal processing introduction 

Patrick Naylor, Alastair Moore, and Christine Evers, Imperial College London (UK)

Tutorial 3: Digital Audio Authentication

Catalin Grigoras, University of Colorado Denver (US)

Tutorial 4: Speech Intelligibility

Gaston Hilkhuysen, University of Marseille (France)


 
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