TAPAS Final Workshop

TAPAS Final Workshop

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Speech technology for pathological speech processing

New insights and results from the European TAPAS training network


University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Building Q
Campus Drie Eiken | University of Antwerp
8th and 9th of September 2022

Broadcast of the workshop: 19 recordings

The broadcast can also be found on the TAPAS Youtube channel


Thursday, September 8th, 2022 – 9.00 am* to 4.30 pm

University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Building Q
Campus Drie Eiken | University of Antwerp
* Welcome with coffee from 8.30 am 

Morning session (9:00 am - 12:15 pm)

9:00 - 9:15  Dr. Mathew Magimai Doss (Idiap Research Institute) - Overview of TAPAS project

9:15 - 9:45 Juan Camillo Vasquez (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)  - Towards the assessment of patients with neurological disorders using mobile devices. The experience from Apkinson (online)

10:00 - 11:00 Pathological speech assessment and treatment – part I
   Thomas Rolland, (INESC ID) - Pronunciation software tool with gamification elements for children
   Tomas Arias (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) - Assessment of speech production in Cochlear implant patients (online)
   Abdessalem Hammami (imec / Ghent University) - Efficacy of phonological error detection in speech therapy

11:15 - 12:15 Pathological speech assessment and treatment – part II
Dr. Timothy Pommée (Université Paul Sabatier) - Acoustic analysis of speech dimensions in pathological speech
Xue Wei (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) - Automatic distance scores for measuring speech intelligibility
Sebastiao Quintas (IRIT Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse) - Measuring intelligibility in head and neck cancer patients

Afternoon session (14:00 - 16:15 pm)

14:00 - 15:00 Speech signal-based applications for specific health conditions
Dr. Yilin Pan (University Of Sheffield)  - Detecting cognitive decline related to dementia (online)
Nallanthigal Venkata Srikanth (Philips Research Eindhoven) - What speech signals can teach us about respiratory conditions (online)
Bence Mark Halpern (The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek) - Predicting and synthesising plausible speech examples after oral cancer treatment 

15:15 - 16:15 Speech technologies for pathological speech processing
Viviana Mendoza (Antwerp University Hospital) - A new virtual Articulation Therapist (online)
Zhengjun Yue (University Of Sheffield) and Enno Hermann (Idiap Research Institute) - Advances in dysarthric speech recognition
Zhao Ren (University of Augsburg) and Julian Fritsch (Idiap Research Institute) - Learning representations for pathological speech processing

Friday September 9th

TAPAS – future perspectives in speech technology based health applications

Morning Session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm)

ESRs perspective (1h)
Session chair: Assoc. Prof. Julie Mauclair (Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier, IRIT)

8:30 – 8:40 Tomas Arias (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)Speech technology for analysis of speech production in Cochlear Implant users (online)

8:40 – 8:50 Zhengjun Yue (The University Of Sheffield) - Further perspectives on pathological speech recognition

8:50 – 9:00 Wei Xue (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) - Future perspectives on speech intelligibility in practice

9:00 – 9:10 Zhao Ren (University of Augsburg) - Future perspective of computer audition in healthcare

9:10 – 9:20 Juan Camillo Vasquez (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) - New research questions for the speech assessment of patients with Parkinson’s disease (online)

9:30 – 9:45: Coffee break

Clinical perspective (1h)

Session chair: Prof. Dr. Gwen van Nuffelen (Antwerp University Hospital)

9:45 – 9:55 Prof. Dr. Gwen van Nuffelen (Antwerp University Hospital) - Future perspectives on assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders

9:55 – 10:05 Prof. Dr. med. Maria Schuster (MMC Nürnberg) - Caring for persons with hearing impairment: new methods for speech evaluation and rehabilitation (online)

10:05 – 10:15 Assoc. Prof. Virginie Woisard (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse) - Automatic assessment of speech disorders in oral and oropharyngeal cancer: future perspectives”. (online)

10:15 – 10:25 Univ.-Prof. DDr. Kurt Schicho (Medical University of Vienna) - Does lip augmentation using hyaluronic acid filler interfere with speech intelligibility?

10:25 – 10:35 Dr. Rob van Son (The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek) - Multidimensional speech assessment, the NKI-AVL experience

10:35 – 10:45 Dr. Daniel Blackburn (The University of Sheffield) - Challenges in developing an automated assessment of cognition based on language in ethnic minority groups (online)

10:45 – 11:00: Coffee break

Technology perspective (1h)

Session chair: Dr. Mathew Magimai Doss (Idiap Research Institute)

11:00 - 11:10 Prof. Juan Rafael Orozco Arroyave (University of Antioquia) - Multimodal evaluation of Parkinson’s disease: current and future perspectives (online)

11:10 – 11:20 Dr. Heidi Christensen (The University of Sheffield) - Automatic assessment of cognitive impairment: current and future perspectives

11:20 – 11:30 Dr. Aki Härmä (Philips Research Eindhoven) - Speech as a sensing modality in remote patient monitoring and diagnostics

11:30 – 11:40 Oscar Forth and Tom Coy (Oxford Wave Research) - Transfer learning with TAPAS: from health to identity

11:40 – 11:50 Prof. Dr. Felix Burkhardt (audEERING) - Aspects of detecting Covid from voice: a practical approach (online) 

11:50 – 12:00 Dr. Alexander Wolff von Gudenberg (Institut der Kasseler Stottertherapie) - The hybrid Kasseler stuttering therapy goes international with its own platform “freach” (online)

12:00 – 12:10 Mr. Swapnil Gadgil (Therapy Box Limited) - Therapy Box’s speech screening apps: TAPAS project contributions & future scope

Lunch break

Afternoon Session (2:00 - 3:30 pm)
Panel discussion to merge perspectives from morning sessions
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Julie Mauclair, Prof. Dr. Gwen van Nuffelen and Assoc. Prof. Alberto Abad, INESC ID