From Sound to Sense: 50+ Years of Discoveries in Speech Communication :: Friday, June 11-Sunday, June 13, 2004 at MIT :: Conference Proceedings
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Friday, June 11, 2004
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15

Welcome

Conference Organizers
MIT President Charles Vest
RLE Director Jeffrey H. Shapiro

9:20 – 9:55

Historical overview

Speech research in a historical perspective
Gunnar Fant

10:00 – 10:45

History 1: Phonetics and Phonology

Phonetics and phonology in the last 50 years
Peter Ladefoged

10:45-11:15 Break (Beverages & Light Snacks)
11:15 –12:15

Current Research in Phonetics and Phonology

Linguistic phonetics in the UCLA Phonetics Lab
Patricia Keating

Current developments in phonetics
Louis C.W. Pols

12:15 – 1:30

Students - Special Lunch with Invited Speakers

Other Attendees – Lunch on your own today

1:30 – 2:15

History 2: Acoustics of Speech

A half-century—and more—of the acoustics of speech
John J. Ohala

2:15 – 3:15

Current Research in Acoustics of Speech

Articulatory strategies, speech acoustics and variability
Carol Espy-Wilson

Invariance and variability in speech: Interpreting acoustic evidence
Kenneth N. Stevens

3:15 – 3:30 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech & Audio Processing Award Presentation to
Professor Gunnar Fant and Professor Kenneth N. Stevens
Presented by Dr. Arthur Winston, President of the IEEE
3:30 – 5:30 Poster Session A and Refreshments
5:30 – 7:30 Reception with light food & beverages in Grier Room
and
Open House in Speech Communication Group
 
Saturday, June 12, 2004
8:30 – 9:15

History 3: Speech Planning and Production

The organization of speech movements: Specification of units and modes of control Björn Lindblom

9:15 – 10:15

Current Research in Planning and Production of Speech

A neural model of speech production and supporting experiments
Frank H. Guenther & Joseph S. Perkell

Measurements and modeling in speech production research
D. H. Whalen

10:15 – 12:15 Poster Session B and Refreshments
12:15 –1:30 Lunch Provided
1:30 – 2:15

History 4: Speech Perception

Puzzles and patterns in 50 years of research on speech perception
Sarah Hawkins

2:15 – 3:15

Current Research in Speech Perception

From sound to sense and back again: The integration of lexical and speech processes
David Gow & Bob McMurray

Speech perception in deaf children with cochlear implants
David Pisoni

4:00 Board Busses for Ride to Long Wharf & Boat Trip
for Banquet at Thompson Island
 
Sunday, June 12, 2004
9:30 – 10:15 Continental Breakfast in Stata Center
10:15 – 11:00

History 5: Development, Disorders, and Remediation of Speech

Development, pathology, and remediation of speech
Ray D. Kent

11:00 – 12:00

Current Research in Development, Disorders and Remediation of Speech

Enhancement of learning for children with phonological disorders
Judith A. Gierut

Improving the assessment and treatment of voice disorders: Emerging technologies
Robert E. Hillman

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch Provided
1:15 – 2:00

History 6: Technology: Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition

Eighty challenges facing speech input/output technologies
Victor Zue

2:00 – 3:00

Current Research in Technology: Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition

Speech-centric multimodal interfaces
J. L. Flanagan

Towards a computational model of human speech recognition
Partha Niyogi

3:00 – 3:30 Break (Beverages & Light Snacks)
3:30 – 4:00 Summarizing Address: Kenneth N. Stevens
4:00 – 5:00 Forum Moderator: Abeer Alwan
Adjournment


 
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