The need for fast, efficient, accurate, and robust means of recognizing people and languages is of growing importance for commercial, forensic, and government applications. Odyssey is a Research Workshop organized every two years by the ISCA Speaker and Language Characterization Special Interest Group (SpLC-SIG).
Odyssey 2016: The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop was hosted by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in its venue Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain, from June 21 to June 24, 2016. The local organizers are GTTS from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and VivoLab from the University of Zaragoza. Odyssey 2016 aims to continue fostering interactions among researchers in speaker and language recognition as the successor of previous successful events held in Martigny (1994), Avignon (1998), Crete (2001), Toledo (2004), San Juan (2006), Stellenbosch (2008), Brno (2010), Singapore (2012) and Joensuu (2014).