0:00:24Very good afternoon,
0:00:26colleagues and friends.
0:00:28Welcome to the closing ceremony.
0:00:32It has been
0:00:34intensive four days.
0:00:38Productive, fruitful and wonderful and technical and social programs.
0:00:43And today we are here to concludes our event.
0:00:49We have achieved a lot
0:00:53I'm very glad that I still see so many people stayed behind to attend the
0:01:00closing ceremony.
0:01:02I already proposed Tokyo myself, big ground of the pro's.
0:01:14That's the way to attract the people from outside the come in.
0:01:22I'm encouraged also by the fact that the Singapore is far from .. at the
0:01:28opening ceremony I said
0:01:29that we are off the beaten path and it's like .. many of my friends
0:01:35told me that it took them more than
0:01:38twenty hours to fly and come to Singapore.
0:01:42And they made this great event possible.
0:01:48The theme of the conference is Celebrating the Diversity of Spoken Languages
0:01:54and I also remember that yesterday professor William Wang, he's a keynote speaker, talked
0:02:01about music is actually one of the language of communications.
0:02:07So, our conference is not complete without a piece of
0:02:09music. Today we are glad to have invited
0:02:16or actually one from Nanyang Technological
0:02:20University, and another is from the Instutute for Infocomm Research.
0:02:23They are speech and language researchers
0:02:27and they volunteered to
0:02:30contribute a piece of music into our closing ceremony.
0:02:42There are three pieces of a music today. The first one is
0:02:47the Tom and Jerry Show. I think you're familiar with.
0:02:58So, this is the synopsis and we are glad to invite, a research engineer from
0:03:03the Natural Language
0:03:04Processing Department of Institute for Infocomm Research,
0:03:10Mr. Tan Zongying to come on the stage.
0:06:31A piano is .. is it on?
0:06:36Piano is considered the staple of the western classical repertoire. And today we have also
0:06:43invited another musical instruments. Which is Erhu. I mean for the people who are from
0:06:49Asia you would know Erhu
0:06:52which is the violin of the East.
0:06:55And that is very popular existing almost in all Chinese operas. In the composed music
0:07:03you can hear the sound of Erhu. Today we are very glad to have invited
0:07:10intern student from the School of Computer Engineering Nanyang Technological
0:07:16University of Singapore. Actually he's my student, Mr. Lei Wenqiang please come to the stage.
0:09:28Wenqiang and Zongying they are very dedicated members of our community. They spent their past
0:09:36a few
0:09:37weeks practising and next
0:09:40they're going to present a duet.
0:09:42Erhu is having a dialogue with the piano.
0:09:48This is a very famous piece of music. It's composed by a Japanese composer Yukiko
0:09:59And the title is Street Where Wind Resides.
0:14:24Thank you, thank you.
0:14:34Singapore is a place where the East meets West so
0:14:37not only in speech and language, it's also in music.
0:14:41Next we will go to proper program. So, we start with the President's address.
0:14:47I'd like to invite the Tanja Schultz, the ISCA President, to address to us.
0:15:03So, I'm not sure how it feels to you but I feel that I've just
0:15:08stepped up here to do the opening
0:15:10ceremony together with Haizhou. So, I feel that the conference really was over in a
0:15:16To my taste it could last another four days but
0:15:19I'm not sure how excited Haizhou would be about that one.
0:15:23So, as I promised in the opening it's ISCA's pleasure to, as a first thing
0:15:30in the
0:15:31closing ceremony, to present the Best Student Paper Awards and then also the Best Journal
0:15:36Paper Awards. And for this
0:15:38purpose I would like to ask Alan Black, our board member for
0:15:43grants and awards, and also later on Martin Cook, our board
0:15:47member for publications, to come up to the stage to announce
0:15:50the winners of the paper awards.
0:15:56Thank you, Tanja. This is always a good part of the being on the ISCA
0:16:00board, not that the other things
0:16:01are not good. You should all consider being on the board at some point. But
0:16:05this is where we get the
0:16:06opportunity to recognize young members of the community who are producing excellent work and what
0:16:14happens for the best students.
0:16:16Paper award is the area chairs and program committee actually make recommendations and we put
0:16:24together shortlist. In this case twelve papers.
0:16:28And then during the conference various people are going and listening to the presentations so
0:16:32we take that into account, where we actually been selecting the best papers. Now, of
0:16:39these twelve
0:16:40we select three as the best papers and I'd like here to announce three best
0:16:48from different areas within our field, so that's good. And I believe students are actually
0:16:56here. For the first paper .. first paper is Sandrine Brognaux. She's actually not here
0:17:03I can actually see her on Skype. She's sitting in the front row.
0:17:07And I'd like to ask her ?? to come up here and if the laptop
0:17:11can come up too, we can actually
0:17:13do the presentation through the laptop.
0:17:31Let's shake your hand.
0:17:38For the next .. there are two students involved Stephen Voinea and Chiyaun Zhang, if
0:17:44they are here
0:17:46I would like them to them to come up.
0:18:21And for the third paper Zoltan Tuske and Pavel Golik.
0:18:26If you're here please come up.
0:18:55Thank you very much Alan and I would like to ask Martin Cook to come
0:19:00on stage to present
0:19:01the ISCA's Best Journal Paper Awards.
0:19:10There are two best paper awards and these are selected by the respective editorial boards
0:19:16of Computer Speech and Language, and Speech Communication independently.
0:19:20As the best paper published in the
0:19:22preceding three years, so the awards are gonna be for the period 2011 and 2013,
0:19:29at least in the case of Speech Communication.
0:19:32And so,
0:19:33it's my great pleasure in
0:19:36the Best Paper Award in Speech Communication
0:19:39to Katherine Forbes-Riley and Diane Litman.
0:19:42Now, neither of these authors are here unfortunatelly.
0:19:46I have communicated my
0:19:48congratulations to them both.
0:19:51They are delighted of course. I don't have them, at the moment, on the laptop
0:19:55anywhere unfortunatelly to congratulate
0:19:56them. But next year I think I'll do that.
0:19:58And so, I must .. is Rich Stern,
0:20:02fellow Pittsburghian, around to
0:20:06.. here he comes ..
0:20:07to accept awards on their behalf.
0:20:29Okay and now for Computer Speech and Language. The editors of
0:20:34Computer Speech and Language have asked me to point out this award
0:20:37is not just a lovely piece of paper but also carries a financial reward of
0:20:43a thousand euros, so anybody
0:20:45who's got an excellent paper and wishes to gain
0:20:49that award, then you're encouraged to submit it to Computer Speech and Language.
0:20:53Preferably though with
0:20:56perhaps few of them too ??odd\old to share the ..
0:20:59to share the awardment. So, it gives me great pleasure in announcing for Computer Speech
0:21:03and Language the paper by
0:21:05Dan Povey et al. wins the award for the period,
0:21:09in fact, of 2009 - 2013
0:21:12for this particular paper. I believe that
0:21:15three or four of these authors are around. Dan isn't unfortunatelly but
0:21:19if you see your name on that list,
0:21:21so half the room perhaps, come to the front to receive the reward.
0:22:10Configurations to all authors and thank you Martin and Alan for presenting the awards.
0:22:19Now, as you know
0:22:21there will be .. so this Interspeech isn't over yet but we already started thinking
0:22:26about the next
0:22:27Interspeeches. So, what would I like to do now is to present to you the
0:22:33next Interspeech events. They will be
0:22:36represented by the chairs of the conferences and we'll start from the one which is
0:22:41the furthest away,
0:22:43that is Interspeech 2017 in Stockholm. And move our way towards 2015.
0:22:49So, the Interspeech 2017 .. the presentation will be given by the general chair Francisco
0:22:56and I would like to ask him now to come on stage to
0:23:08Stockholm University, KTH and Karolinska Institute
0:23:13together with all the nordic speech community welcome you to Stockholm
0:23:19for Interspeech 2017.
0:23:22The conference will be on this base at the university campus
0:23:28which is in a
0:23:31Stockholm's Echo park, national city park, but it's only ten minutes away from the city.
0:23:39And we will have our ..
0:23:44we will have our poster and
0:23:48oral sessions on this ??,
0:23:51this long buildings.
0:23:53And the plenary sessions will be on this Alma Magna
0:23:57which is a building that is created to explore the
0:24:02niceties of the scandinavian light and wood.
0:24:07And we have plenty of space
0:24:10for social activities and the congress reception
0:24:16and the auditorium,
0:24:18This auditory takes twelve hundred seats for plenary sessions. By the way this is the
0:24:25place where the nobel prize laureates in physics and
0:24:29chemistry give their lectures in december. So in
0:24:352017 they will have something to live up to after Interspeech in summer.
0:24:41And this is Stockholm and we welcome you to Stockholm. And by the way this
0:24:49boat is not
0:24:51regular boat. It's a hostel.
0:24:53And does not have enough space for all of you in there, so if you
0:24:59want to
0:25:00live in this nice boat in the middle of the city
0:25:02you have to
0:25:03take a note of the date and book it now.
0:25:08Okay, sorry.
0:25:18And you can also come to San Franciso a year earlier.
0:25:25When you come
0:25:26you will be
0:25:27visitors after a long line of visitors going back to the Gold Rush in the
0:25:32and hundred years later .. let me just
0:25:37say that
0:25:38this is gonna be held at the Hyatt Regency which is right on the bay
0:25:42at the Embarcadero, San Francisco.
0:25:44It's a lovely place. I'll show you some pictures a little bit. We've got a
0:25:47great organising committee.
0:25:48I'll show you some folks there. We've got couple of them who are with technical
0:25:52chairs ??(Shirian Tanos).
0:25:53And our website is up, which is listed there.
0:25:56But anyway, you will be visitors after a long line of other visitors going from
0:26:01the Gold Rush and
0:26:02then a hundred years later people came not looking for gold but for peace and
0:26:10that was one thing that happened and then after another bunch of years there's other
0:26:14things people
0:26:14associated with the bay area. There are some other
0:26:17interesting people who developed company's name after fruits.
0:26:25of course now people are older and wiser in the bay area
0:26:28dressed entirely differently,
0:26:29no that's not Kim Silverman.
0:26:33Things are a little different.
0:26:36I guess everybody knows there's a lot of great innovation happening in the bay area
0:26:41being mere ??appendix in the middle but anyway.
0:26:45But what's constant throughout all of this is that
0:26:48it is a beautiful area. I think everyone will enjoy it.
0:26:50There's forest nearby, the Golden Gate Bridge where we show ..,
0:26:55there's mountains, there's deserts, there's a beach, not that far, not warm though,
0:27:01Sailboats and so on.
0:27:04So, it's a really lovely area. I think you'll enjoy it and
0:27:08all around the area there's other things like the one country that to the north
0:27:13and so forth.
0:27:14Thanks to Alberto for these photos.
0:27:16This is the organising committee. It's a great group of people.
0:27:21We're already working on a lot of the stuff and
0:27:25I really hope that you'll all show up.
0:27:27And come in 2016 and we'll ??floor in you here.
0:27:46Okay, now I have to be this one
0:27:50it might be a little bit more difficult now.
0:27:57Just put the slide we can find ..
0:28:00I think I can find on next one. Okay, so this will be Interspeech in
0:28:03Dresden. And I was wondering what I should tell you
0:28:05about Interspeech in Dresden. Perhaps it's motto which is: Speech beyond Speech. So we are
0:28:13looking for
0:28:14contributions which go beyond what we traditionally have in Interspeech.
0:28:22Which could be from the ?? side, but it could of course also be all
0:28:26the other contributions
0:28:27we have seen in this Interspeech and which
0:28:31may have become better and may have become nicer.
0:28:38what do you need to know if you want to go to interspeech? First you
0:28:42would prepare your paper and I can
0:28:45probably present that the call for papers is now online, since a couple of minutes
0:28:49So, you can have a look of that and can check all the dates. The
0:28:55most important almost
0:28:57prominent date is probably the one if you want to submit a special session or
0:29:01tutorial which would be
0:29:03already November. So, please be prepared for that if you
0:29:06want to do that. And then of course there's the usual
0:29:09call for papers which is only 20 March. So if you want to submit a
0:29:15paper, please prepare that
0:29:16in time and then you'll need to know how to get to Dresden. So, what's
0:29:25We cannot start a movie here.
0:29:29I can't .. do it here.
0:29:31Does it work? Yes. So, how can you get to Dresden? Dresden ..
0:29:41Okay, how can you get to Dresden? First thing is
0:29:45you may think to go there by plane.
0:29:48And I think I have told you several times that we might have a new
0:29:53airport at that time in Berlin.
0:29:55I've told that two years ago I think and I've told that one year ago.
0:30:00And it was already expected two years
0:30:02ago but we are still at that stage.
0:30:06And they now renounced of announcing new opening date for the airport. So, we are
0:30:11in little bit same
0:30:12situation as you were with the Formula 1.
0:30:16Luckily we have all already two airports in Berlin. So, there is no problem of
0:30:22arriving in Berlin.
0:30:24So, don't worry if you don't feel that you might not come there, but then
0:30:29you are only in Berlin and the question is, how
0:30:32can you get from Berlin to Dresden. First thing might be
0:30:36that you think there are flights. Yes, there are flights to Dresden, no problem. And
0:30:41then of course
0:30:42you could also take the train. If they're not on the strike. Unfortunately at the
0:30:46moment they are on strike but
0:30:47I think that this issue will be resolved and then you might take the train.
0:30:53Or of course you might be more willing to take profit of nice German highways
0:30:58any speed limit. Which is true, there's no speed limit but sometimes it doesn't help
0:31:03you a lot because there
0:31:05might be little bit crowded and some people might have the same idea as you
0:31:10We have some experience with unforeseen situations. You may remember some years ago
0:31:18there was a problem that Berlin was blocked and we had this very nice ..
0:31:23called ??Ziehmbomber
0:31:24which were kindly a staffed by the Americans, so we are inventive in finding something
0:31:30to get you there and
0:31:32to get your food there. So, we assume that you have come over to Dresden
0:31:38So, Dresden
0:31:40some people might still remember it
0:31:42looked like this but hopefully or luckily they have rebuilt some of the old historical
0:31:50panoramic view.
0:31:51The conference centre will be closely located to the town
0:31:54centre, so everything is within easy walking distance.
0:31:58And it has really nice panoramic view. It's all on the river, which is called
0:32:05river Elbe and sometimes
0:32:07the Elbe may surprise you little bit. We had that couple of years ago.
0:32:13There were some floodings and actually they spread all over the
0:32:17entire historic town center in Dresden. This is now being resolved
0:32:21but you may want to know that our conference centre is directly located on the
0:32:26board of this river.
0:32:29So, it might give you some ideas if you can't reach Dresden, for example by
0:32:34train or something
0:32:35like that you might want to find different ways to do that.
0:32:41For example taking the boat. Why not?
0:32:44Okay, let's assume you've arrived there and you have
0:32:48reached this very nice conference centre. It's really nice. It's very modern stylish architecture and
0:32:56from this nice glass windows, which you see on the right-hand side, you have beautiful
0:32:59view over the
0:33:00Elbe river. And that's actually where we will do our poster sessions. So, be prepared
0:33:05that many people look to the other
0:33:07side and not to you posters.
0:33:08But we know that from some other conferences, I'm remembering the Sydney, it just has
0:33:13been the same way.
0:33:14That's our conference center. Now, you know we have well organised conference, you want to
0:33:22plan your
0:33:23sessions and so on and as you know we have provided already the
0:33:28Interspeech App, by the way if you have used it during this conference,
0:33:32there is a little questionnaire you might want to fill in order to give us
0:33:36more feedback so that we
0:33:38can prepare even better for next year and then there might even the third version
0:33:43available next year.
0:33:44Many of you should use this electronic tools and plan you program and then of
0:33:49course you
0:33:49interested in the scientific content and you might want to know
0:33:53that Dresden has always been a little bit inventive in the past and that's for
0:33:58historical reasons.
0:34:00Should be some sound here but I can
0:34:02play like this. So, since a couple of centuries Dresden has been very inventive with
0:34:08lots of different
0:34:09technologies. Yeah, what was considered to be technology at that time.
0:34:19We want you to know that also Dresden is not only known for these
0:34:25items here but it has also been known in speech science, in acoustics, in audiology,
0:34:34Dresden was the hometown of ?? and people
0:34:40working in speech recognition might remember the ??.
0:34:44So, this has been named after him. And there is also very nice museum about
0:34:50historical instruments and this museum will be visitable during the conference and there will also
0:34:57be satellite
0:34:58workshop related to the history of speech science and technology.
0:35:02And we will remind you of these items
0:35:09from month to month as Interspeech approaches. So, you'll get some update on this.
0:35:16Otherwise of course Dresden is known for high tech
0:35:20as you've seen in right here, so we are very confident that you will not
0:35:26only see the history in Dresden but that you will
0:35:30also see high tech latest advances in science and if I say we
0:35:37that's our team, which you can't see here for whatever reason.
0:35:43Okay, that was our team. Our team isn't visible in
0:35:49the room here, so please stand up. That's all the people with blue shirts here.
0:36:03If you want to recognize a German person that's not only by its shirt, but
0:36:11it's also
0:36:12by this little piece of metal which you have here. Some of you might already
0:36:16have grab one from our booth.
0:36:18It's opening beer bottles and actually we have provided some German beer bottles if you
0:36:24get out of
0:36:25this closing ceremony, of course we want .. please stay in for the moment, because
0:36:30there are some more announcements
0:36:31to be done. But afterwards, before leaving the conference please take a look at our
0:36:37just in front of the room and try out how these work. People will be
0:36:43around to help
0:36:44you with it and hope to see most of you in the Dresden next year.
0:36:48Thanks a lot.
0:36:59So, thank you very much to the three of you. We are very much looking
0:37:03into the future I believe but we also
0:37:05should maybe take a few minutes to look into now
0:37:08or past conference. The one we are just about closing down.
0:37:12And as you know
0:37:15organising such a conference is a huge responsibility, it's a huge amount of work and
0:37:21therefore the very first thing I would like to say in general. I would like
0:37:25to thank very much the whole
0:37:27Interspeech 2014 organising team.
0:37:49And this includes the PCO. We heard a lot from Alex for example. It includes
0:37:54the chairs for
0:37:55workshops, the tutorials, the plenary sessions, the chairs for the special sessions, publication,
0:38:01exhibition, technology show, the publicity, the sponsorship, the web, the local arrangement committee,
0:38:10the student helpers, the volunteers, the ISCA Advisory Council, the technical program committee,
0:38:16the area charis, the reviewers, the keynote speakers,
0:38:20the presentors, the exhibitors and the attendees of 2014.
0:38:25Now since I can't ask all of you to stage. I had to single out
0:38:29a few of them and I would like
0:38:32to ask them to come on stage. So, first of all I would like to
0:38:36thank very much our general
0:38:38conference chairs Pak-Chung Ching and Haizhou Li.
0:38:54And we brought you a few presents as small token of our appreciation.
0:39:13So, I can maybe briefly tell what it is. So, it's a small bottle of
0:39:18wine and then we have a t-shirt
0:39:20which is signed from all the board members just that you remember the conference.
0:39:26Is this from Germany? Not quite.
0:39:30And then we have a book for Haizhou about .. maybe you'll have time in
0:39:34the future for doing some more work on
0:39:37your Koi fish. So, this is all about Koi.
0:39:50And the team I would like .. by the way this was the team from
0:39:54jointly Hong Kong and Singapore and we have
0:39:57another team of two people from Hong Kong and Singapore which I would like to
0:40:02ask now to come up.
0:40:04These are both technical program chairs Helen Meng and Bin Ma.
0:40:33Okay, so picture ..
0:40:48And then on behalf of the local arrangement. There was a whole large committee of
0:40:54arrangements I would like to ask the chair to come to the stage See Lan
0:40:59and I hope she's here or is she still local arranging?
0:41:29With this one I believe I will hand over to
0:41:34some closing remarks from our general co-chair
0:41:39or no, actually to both chairs.
0:41:42And i hope to see you all in Dresden in case you make it there.
0:42:18Hi, good afternoon everybody.
0:42:21Interspeech 2014
0:42:24is coming to an end.
0:42:27We hope you all
0:42:28enjoyed and benefit form the fifteenth
0:42:32annual truly international event.
0:42:34Which brings the speech community together
0:42:38in promoting the advancement of speech sciences and technologies
0:42:42and at the same time to live up to the standards and the status of
0:42:45the profession.
0:42:47We are particularly pleased to see many new faces and young researchers
0:42:51attending this conference.
0:42:54??They utterly brought
0:42:56with supporting the society to continue to grow an excel.
0:43:00In order to them recognition, to these young and outstanding scholars, we would like to
0:43:07present them with several awards.
0:43:13We thank to generosity of Interspeech 2014 sponsors, including Google,
0:43:18Samsung, iFlytek Ltd.,
0:43:22to enable us
0:43:24to announce and reward th recipients of the Interspeech 2014 Student
0:43:32Travel Grants. Selected basically on the technical quality of their papers.
0:43:41Unlike the ISCA's travel grants this is really a merit base.
0:43:48The awards will go to five students.
0:43:53May I invite the foreign five students to come to the stage.
0:43:57Cyrielle Chappuis.
0:44:13Diandra Fabre.
0:44:26Guangting Mai.
0:44:35Is Guangting here?
0:44:39Last but not least, Victor Soto.
0:45:28Show and Tell is a special event organised by Interspeech 2014
0:45:32where participants are given the opportunities to demonstrate the most recent research findings,
0:45:38developments and innovations.
0:45:40This year the best Show and Tell prize
0:45:43is selected based on the ??developments, originality and impact.
0:45:47And the prize is sponsored by Interspeech 2014.
0:45:51And I would like to thank our distinguished panel of judges including a Michael Picheny,
0:45:57Alex Acero, Larry Heck, Jeff Adams and Kean Chin.
0:46:03Well, they have helped the organising committee the most difficult job in selecting the winner
0:46:09out of
0:46:10twenty two high quality submmissions. I understand Alex is around, so may I have the
0:46:19honor to invite Alex to come over to the stage and to present a prize
0:46:22to the winner.
0:46:32Well, the awards go to Minghui Dong, Yvonne Lee, Haizhou Li, Paul Chan, Xuejian Peng,
0:46:40Jochen Walter Ehnes and
0:46:42Dongyan Huang for the contribution I2R Speech2Singing Perfects Everyone's Singing.
0:47:14I'm sure you must have noticed that in this particular conference there are many smiling
0:47:21faces running
0:47:22around, wearing striking yellow t-shirts and
0:47:25offering all kinds of assistance and support to the participants.
0:47:30The organizing committee has managed to recruit seventy eight local and overseas students joining
0:47:36these student Volunteer Team for Interspeech 2014.
0:47:41Twenty of them have actually came from overseas.
0:47:44They have helped,
0:47:48they have helped in many different tasks, including the registration, logistics, ??assure,
0:47:53??teleco events, as well as social events
0:47:57for the conference, you know. And many of them actually have contribute more than eight
0:48:03hourse and many
0:48:04of them actually have contributed more. They provided the voluntary services during
0:48:10conference, as well as in the preparation of the conference.
0:48:15Thanks to their voluntary services Interspeech 2014 could not be successful.
0:48:21Now may I invite the eight
0:48:26representatives from the volunteer teams to come up to the stage.
0:48:32And I would like to in invite a
0:48:36?? as well to present the certificates to them.
0:49:29Computational Paralinguistic Challenge just been run as a challenge, you know,
0:49:35in a special sections of Interspeech 2014 and we have received many submissions.
0:49:43Well, additional organisers including Bjorn Schuller, Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner,
0:49:52and Julien Epps. They have make some ??dalju
0:49:55initiative introducing two sub-challenges.
0:50:00And I think many of the presentations were very interesting and at this chance
0:50:05may I invite Anton to come over to the stage
0:50:09and to tell us a little bit more about this challenge and how they finally
0:50:13selected the winners.
0:50:21Well, this year we had two tasks: cognitive load and physical load. They're both load
0:50:28The first task has three levels, so three classes and the second task
0:50:34running and resting two classes.
0:50:38As you heard already thirty six challenge registrations
0:50:41and ten plus one, by us, accepted
0:50:47So, luckily we had two winners that
0:50:52could overcome the
0:50:54baseline and came in first
0:50:57the other participants.
0:50:59So, the first award goes to,
0:51:02that's my multilingual challenge, to Maarten Van Segbroeck, Ruchir Travadi, Colin Vaz, Jangwon
0:51:09Kim, Matthew P. Black, Alexandros Potamianos, and Shrikanth Narayanan
0:51:14for their paper
0:51:16Classification of Cognitive Load from Speech using an i-vector Framework.
0:51:30And the second award goes to Heysem Kaya,
0:51:35Tugce Ozkaptan, Albert Ali Salah and Sadik Fikret Gurgen for
0:51:41the paper
0:51:42Canonical Correlation Analysis and Local Fisher Discriminant Analysis based Multi-View Acoustic
0:51:48Feature Reduction for Physical Load Prediction.
0:51:58So apart from a piece of paper they get a cheque with the incredible amount
0:52:03of a hundred fifty euros each.
0:52:26Well, before I end this section, just a few more words.
0:52:33The success of Interspeech 2014 would not be possible without the many
0:52:38sacrifice and hard work of large number of dedicated individuals.
0:52:47And of course first of all, first and most important
0:52:50is active participation of all of you.
0:52:55And the size of leadership from general, from Haizhou, from Helen is essential.
0:53:02The support by the ?? student helpers made this conference very likely.
0:53:14in addition to all this, you know, there's a large number of volunteers who have
0:53:20so much, who spend up many sleepless nights working hard for this particular conference, a
0:53:28and I would like to invite all of you to join us
0:53:33to give them a big round of applause.
0:53:43Thank you very much. And I will finally invide Haizhou to come over and
0:53:46say a few words before we say bye to each other, okay.
0:54:15Okay, this will be the last part of the closing ceremony and as usual there's
0:54:22a thank you note.
0:54:23I need to thank many people.
0:54:25First of all I'd like to thank the ISCA's Special Committee for Interspeech for giving
0:54:32guidance in the past years.
0:54:36As I said at the beginning that we started these discussions since 2008,
0:54:412009 and over the years I'd like to thank Tanja Schultz
0:54:45and now the conference coordinator Keikichi Hirose.
0:54:52Are you here? Yes. Committie's help and guidance over the years have made this possible.
0:55:03Next I would like to take this
0:55:06opportunity to share with you some statistics of the conference.
0:55:11We started .. these are the picture that were taken by our wonderful photographers. They
0:55:17two dedicated personnel who took photos of all of us. I think you may have
0:55:23seen them in the last night's banquet.
0:55:28So, we started by
0:55:30opening and of course the lion dance reception. Many of you may not know why
0:55:37lion dance.
0:55:38You know in Singapore, according to Chinese tradition, lion dance is a play
0:55:44in important location, as our speeches' location, to blast the events, to smooth the process.
0:55:52Now, you
0:55:54know why Interspeech 2014 goes so smoothly.
0:55:59And of course we have a dinners and social events
0:56:03and I'm glad that most of you have participated in
0:56:07the event.
0:56:09We also have special events, special programs, that coincides with the theme of the conference
0:56:18celebrate the diversity of the spoken languages.
0:56:21We have recorded
0:56:25who can speak ten languages. I guess it is Richard ??Sprau. Are you here?
0:56:32Congratulations, so now we know that you speak ten languages.
0:56:36And we also have collagues who speak Thai,
0:56:39seven languages. Wonderful.
0:56:42We have the Telegraph Express.
0:56:46This is actually not now in Singapore. You know in the old time when the
0:56:52Chinese colleagues come
0:56:53to Singapore and they are illiterate, they don't how to write and read. So, when
0:56:59need to send a letter home. Basically they go to street and they ask people
0:57:04to write
0:57:05for them as a service.
0:57:08it's nice that this tradition continues today in a different way.
0:57:17Interspeech were participated by one thousand one hundred and two
0:57:21participants from fourty seven countries.
0:57:27Seventy exhibitors, seventy eight volunteers and
0:57:33five hundred and eighteen people
0:57:36have used the Interspeech mobile apps.
0:57:40Last night there were one thousand
0:57:44people ??fist, that means dinner served one thousand people.
0:57:49Six hundred and fourteen papers are presented and we have
0:57:52twenty two demos in two Show and Tell sessions.
0:57:58This year's Interspeech were participated by members from forty seven countries.
0:58:05And very importantly the statistics show that
0:58:09forty eight percent of the participants are actually from Asia.
0:58:14So, okay we can see that there's strong participation when the event comes to Asia
0:58:20that's what really we want to achieve. To stimulate to the role of the community
0:58:27in Asian region.
0:58:30We also received the overwhelming supporte from exhibitors and sponsors.
0:58:35I'd like to mention that this year we have a large number of exhibitors from
0:58:43And of course locally from Singapore, United States and many different other countries.
0:58:48And there were also show of care of industries given to our activites.
0:58:57In the past when I attended Interspeech what I .. to the papers
0:59:03of course including the banquets.
0:59:05But now I started to pressure
0:59:09the organisers' efforts
0:59:11and TPCs' effort.
0:59:15So, in next ten slides I'd like to thank the individuals who have really made
0:59:20great contribution to the conference. I will try to do it quickly.
0:59:26So, this year we received eleven hundred and seventy four papers.
0:59:31Their were all handled by technical committee chair, by Helen and Ma Bin.
0:59:39I would like to invite
0:59:43professor Pk-Chung Ching to
0:59:46help me to give a token of appreciation to the next few individuals.
1:00:03Helen and Bin Ma handled the papers with absolute accuracy
1:00:10while maintaining the high
1:00:13quality of the conference at low acceptance rates.
1:00:18They still need to make everybody happy, the reviewers, others and ISCA board.
1:00:23So, they've done a wonderful job making all this possible and would like to invite
1:00:29Helen and
1:00:30Bin to receive a token of appreciation.
1:01:01Then we have the Workshop Chair
1:01:04Chai Wutiwiwatchai.
1:01:06Chai, are you here?
1:01:11Okay, Chai may have left
1:01:14with plane to Thailand.
1:01:16So, basically he's organised six workshops and four of them already
1:01:22took place in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore and
1:01:27actually tomorrow there are two other events in Singapore.
1:01:32So, we move to Ambi. Ambi has also left. Ambi is Tutorial Chair. This year
1:01:40we received
1:01:41fifteen submissions and a committee chaired by Ambi
1:01:49selected eight tutorials. Actually one of the tutorials was also presented by
1:01:57using the skype. This is to test how new technology works and can help our
1:02:04Thank Ambi.
1:02:06The next one is the Plenary Session Chair. May I know is Brian here?
1:02:18Okay, so
1:02:22Brian helped to coordinate all the plenaries,
1:02:29balance of our speakers from different regions covering
1:02:32different topics and has been receiving wonderful feedbacks.
1:02:37This is Tomi at the event. Is Tomi here?
1:02:42Yes, Tomi. Your picture looks
1:02:45very serious.
1:02:52Tomi runs all the special sessions and the review and I included Tomi to
1:03:02management basically this year. In special sessions we allow
1:03:06people to have a flexible formats of presentations. So, some
1:03:09of the special sessions, like town hall meetings, you have a lot of interaction
1:03:14saying plus a poster. Thanks Tomi.
1:03:26And we have Eng Siong and Lei Xie.
1:03:30Eng Siong are you here?
1:03:32Eng Siong did a wonderful job this year. Including the electronic publication, the printed
1:03:39and also worked altogether with ISCA as a team to make sure the proceeding is
1:03:49online on the day of the conference.
1:03:59And we have a Xiong Xiao.
1:04:01Are you here Xiong Xiao? Please.
1:04:03So, we have the exhibition chair. This year thanks to great effort by Xiang Xiao
1:04:08actually our
1:04:09exhibition polls, twenty two of them, also are three month in advance.
1:04:15So, I think it's also partly because of overwhelming response from
1:04:20industry and also the good effort by Xiong Xiao. Thank you.
1:04:33Then I have Alvina Goh who is the Technology Show Chair.
1:04:39Alvina runs the events from the committee, reviews all the submissions and finally selected
1:04:47twenty two showing ??tents. There will be attraction at the second floor, level two, in
1:04:52the last few days.
1:04:54Thank you Alvina.
1:05:03And I have my master of propaganda.
1:05:06This is Anthony Larcher and his involved in Interspeech 2014
1:05:13is actually one of the earliest one. You may know that last year
1:05:16in Lyon he helped promote event in
1:05:20front-sending. Also you may have received many emails, regular updates on the conference.
1:05:26They are all from the Anthony. Actually the idea of lion dancing is also from
1:05:33Thank you.
1:05:42We have Nancy Chen. Nancy are you here?
1:05:46So, this year I am glad to tell you Interspeech 2014 received the record
1:05:52number or amounts of sponsorships from the industry
1:05:55and this is all because of the effort by Nancy. Thank you Nancy.
1:06:10And last but on least I have a web master Wang Lei. Are you here?
1:06:19Wang has made a wonderful job of keeping everybody informed through the website.
1:06:34That's not the last. I still have Swee Lan. The master of the local organising
1:06:41committee. And you can see that she is
1:06:44in the command center, moving the mouse and making decisions.
1:06:49If you liked all the foods that you had in the banquet
1:06:52you tell me, if you didn't like you tell her.
1:07:14And of course we engaged our PCO, colleages from Meeting Matters International. They have done
1:07:20a wonderful job.
1:07:21Ensuring the logistics and everything,
1:07:26the venue, the contracts with all the external parties.
1:07:30Thank you. Thank Cheng-Hoon, Boon-Hwang and Alex, if you are here?
1:07:42And I missed out many people because actually altogether there are about fifty local
1:07:49colleagues who participated in the preparation of the event. I cannot name all of them.
1:07:55I would like
1:07:57to thank Audio/Video team. They worked here days and nights.
1:08:01And would like to thank the photographers and our registration desk,
1:08:08the colleagues maintaining the registration desk. Thank you all. You are the best.
1:08:19And of course
1:08:20we have recruited one hundred and twenty volunteers around the world for two conferences.
1:08:28Actually before Interspeech we have ISESLP which is ISCA's event. So, two conferences together
1:08:35recorded hundred and twenty people's and they are very helpful. They
1:08:39make sure that the event
1:08:42goes as planned.
1:08:45so we're not ended tomorrow. We still have two workshops and for those who are
1:08:51those workshops and stay one or two more days in Singapore.
1:08:56I would like to say a few words to the next organisers.
1:09:06Last year Frédéric Bimpot gave me this as a gift.
1:09:11He thinks .. I thought that this was French humour.
1:09:15And it turns out to be a very practical tool and utility for speech communication
1:09:22and thing is so useful I cannot keep it for myself. I would like to
1:09:27pass on to the next chair.
1:09:31May I invite ..
1:09:33Sebastian Moller.
1:09:44Make sure you put it into good use.
1:09:58I was reminded that
1:10:02having a conference in The United States will face many challenges
1:10:07and .. 2016 team will need to start early. So, I prepared this.
1:10:14This is like emblem of a soccer team to pass on and I hope the
1:10:19organisers can hang it on the wall as a
1:10:21reminder that they have to start working now.
1:10:25I invite Morgan to receive this.
1:10:43I hate to say goodbye.
1:10:46But this is the end of the event. I wish you all a safe journey
1:10:52home and see you in Dresden.
1:10:54Bye bye.