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******SICSA Speech HCI workshop******
*********** March 27th 2014**************
**********Edinburgh, Scotland************

Speech is becoming more common as an interaction modality, through its 
use as the principal means of interaction for Siri, Google Now and 
Google Glass and other commercially available devices. Over the years 
significant effort has been expended developing systems and solving 
issues in speech recognition, synthesis, and natural language processing 
leading to robust solutions in these areas. Yet there is currently a 
lack of attention on this modality from an HCI perspective.This SICSA 
workshop aims to harness the expertise in Scotland and the UK in these 
areas by bringing together researchers, students, practitioners and 
technologists from diverse fields (psychologists, linguistics, computer 
scientists, speech technologists, HCI researchers) from academia and 
industry to explore the nature of speech-based human-computer 
interactions and opportunities for cross disciplinary collaboration on 
mutual challenges.

===The Event===
The event will commence at 09:00 on the 27th March 2014 and will take 
place at the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh.

**Invited Talks**
The morning will focus on 4 invited talks by leading researchers in 
speech technology, HCI, psycholinguistics and natural user interactions. 
Speakers include:

Russell Beale (HCI Centre, University of Birmingham)
Steve Renals (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
Holly Branigan (School of Psychology, University of Edinburgh)
Per Ola Kristennson (School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews)

**Poster Session**
All attendees are encouraged to bring a poster of their recent work in 
related areas. The poster session will take place after the invited 
talks. Abstracts and titles will be printed in the delegate programme.

The event will also have a session for technology demonstrations of 
leading speech technology.

Attendance is free. Registration can be completed at the following link

If you wish to present a poster or a demo please select the relevant 
option when registering. We will be in touch 2 weeks before the workshop 
for further details such as abstracts, titles and technical specifications.

====Important Dates====

13th March: Registration deadline for attendees contributing to the 
poster or demo sessions.
20th March: Registration deadline.

Note: Registration will not be available on the day!

See also: Our partner workshop at the same venue on the 28th March on 
Designing and Interacting with Spatial Information in the Wild. Why not 
make it a two day event and meet us all for a drink on the Thursday night!

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in March!

===Workshop Organisers====
Matthew Aylett (University of Edinburgh)
Benjamin Cowan (University of Birmingham)

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