Satellite Event: DICIT Workshop

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DICIT (Distant-talking Interfaces for Control of Interactive TV) is funded by European Commission and comprises research activities on issues related to microphone arrays and hands-free speech recognition.

FBK kindly invites all the HSCMA participants to attend the DICIT workshop which will be held at Fondazione Bruno Kessler from May 8th evening to May 9th afternoon.
The scope of the event is to present an overview of the project and of the main achievements of the first 18 months. Various real-time demonstrators will be presented during the workshop.

>>The DICIT workshop has free registration. To register please send an email with your personal data to: perenthaler AT

DICIT Workshop - Draft Program
May 8 afternoon (at Castello del Buonconsiglio)

17.30 Welcome + Opening Talk by Maurizio Omologo
17.45 - 18.15 Introduction to the DICIT Project (M. Omologo)
20.00 DICIT event Welcome at Grand Hotel Trento

May 9 morning and early afternoon (at FBK-irst)

9.15 Opening remarks
9.30 - 10.00 Overview of the DICIT European project (M. Omologo)
10.00 - 10.20 The DICIT multi-microphone front-end (W. Kellermann, L. Marquardt)
10.20 - 10.40 Acoustic scene analysis and distant-talking speech recognition in DICIT (P. Svaizer - M. Matassoni)
10.40 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.20 The design of the multimodal dialogue system in DICIT (R. Manione)
11.20 - 11.40 The Wizard-of-Oz user study and prospects on the evaluation of the DICIT prototype system (T. Sowa)
11.40 - 12.00 The DICIT system architecture and the first Set-Top-Box prototype (Rajesh Balchandran)
12.00 - 12.15 Introduction to the demo session (M. Omologo)
12.15 - 13.15 Demo session for the first group of attendees
Lunch for the second group
13.15 - 14.15 Demo session for the second group of attendees
Lunch for the first group
14.15 - 16.00 Panel session
16.00 Concluding remarks