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IAFPA 17th Annual Conference - 2008 - Lausanne, Switzerland

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Sunday 20th July 2008 - Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne

14:00 - 19:00: Committee Meetings - Professional Conduct Committee (Salon I), Research Committee (Salon II), Executive Committee (Salon I)

16:00 - 19:00: Registration - Salon II

19:00 - 21:00: Welcome Reception - Terrace

Monday 21st July 2008 - Centre Général Guisan

08:30 - 09:00: Registration - Foyer

09:00 - 09:30: Official Opening of the Conference
Opening Remarks: Angelika Braun, Chair of IAFPA & Peter French, President of IAFPA
Welcome and Practical Information: Andrzej Drygajlo, Conference Chair

First Session - Chair: Anders Eriksson

09:30 - 10:00: Continuous vs. categorical variations between speakers
Michael Jessen

10:00 - 10:30: Realisation of German final syllable /-ən/ as a cue to accent authenticity for French accents in German
Sara Neuhauser

10:30 - 11:00: Tea & Coffee Break

Second Session - Chair: Angelika Braun

11:00 - 11:30: Vowel reduction patterns in spontaneous speech
Gea de Jong, Toby Hudson, Kirsty McDougall, Martin Duckworth

11:30 - 12:00: Long-Term Formant Distribution (LTF) based on German spontaneous and read speech
Anja Moos

12:00 - 12:30: A Method for Reducing Formant Measurement Errors in Synthetic Speech
Philip Harrison

12:30 - 13:00: Formant History, Speech Tempo and Fundamental Frequency under the Influence of Induced Stress
Christoph Meinerz

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch

Third Session - Chair: Sylvia Moosmüller

14:00 - 14:30: Conducting a Voice Parade: methods and assumptions
Martin C. Barry

14:30 - 15:00: Voice Recognition within a closed set of family members
Elizabeth McClelland

15:00 - 15:30: All Ears - An earwitness research programme
Anders Eriksson and Lisa Öhman

15:30 - 16:00: Tea & Coffee Break

Fourth Session - Chair: Francis Nolan

16:00 - 16:30: Fundamental frequency and voice onset time in four varieties of Scottish English
Dominic Watt

16:30 - 17:00: How speaker idiosyncratic is measurable speech rhythm
Volker Dellwo and Jacques Koreman

17:00 - 17:30: Performance of non-native lay-witnesses in speaker recognition
Heui-Hyun Kim

17:30 - 18:00: Population data for English spoken in England: A modest first step
Frantz Clermont, Peter French, Philip Harrison and Samantha Simpson

Tuesday 22nd July 2008 - Centre Général Guisan

Fifth Session - Chair: Peter French

09:00 - 09:30: Forensic Automatic Speaker Recognition - Towards Biometric Evidence of Voice
Andrzej Drygajlo

09:30 - 10:00: The UK Position Statement on Forensic Speaker Comparison
Phil Rose and Geoffrey Stewart Morrison

10:00 - 10:30: Will we be really able to estimate evidence in this scenario
Matteo Nunziati

10:30 - 11:00: Tea & Coffee Break

Sixth Session - Chair: Michael Jessen

11:00 - 11:30: The influence of intra-speaker variability in automatic speaker verification using F0 features
Timo Becker

11:30 - 12:00: Robustness of Forced Alignment in a Forensic Context
Jonas Lindh

12:00 - 12:30: Interest and limit of an open source toolkit for speaker recognition
Jean-François Bonastre

12:30 - 13:00: Automatic Acoustical Gunshot Recognition
Anil Alexander

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch

Seventh Session - Chair: Anil Alexander

14:00 - 14:30: Effects of the telephone on perceived voice similarity
Toby Hudson, Kirsty McDougall and Francis Nolan

14:30 - 15:00: Transmission loss properties of fabrics in garments used to cover the mouth and nose
Dominic Watt, Philip Harrison and Carmen Llamas

15:00 - 15:30: Tea & Coffee Break

Eighth Session

15:30 - 18:00: IAFPA Annual General Meeting

Conference Dinner - Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne

19:00 - 19:30: Apéritif

19:30 - 23:30: Conference Dinner

Wednesday 23rd July 2008 - Centre Général Guisan

Ninth Session - Chair: Andrzej Drygajlo

09:00 - 09:30: Developing the Use of Non-Traditional Methodologies in Forensic Phonetic Research: a Look at Shouted Voice Recognition in Unfamiliar Speakers
Julia Forsberg

09:30 - 10:00: Voice and Speech Variation under Stress
Kyung Wha Kim

10:00 - 10:30: Charlatanry and fraud
Anders Eriksson

10:30 - 11:00: Tea & Coffee Break

Tenth Session - Chair: Tina Cambier-Langeveld

11:00 - 11:30: Native Swahili from Buyenzi (Bujumbura); preliminary results from a fact finding field trip to Burundi
Gerard J. Tolsma

11:30 - 12:00: Language Analysis to Determine the Origin of Asylum Seekers (LADO): The 'Guidelines' in phonetic perspective
Helen Fraser

12:00 - 12:30: Guidelines? What guidelines?
Anders Eriksson

12:30 - 13:00: Closing Ceremony: President & Chair of IAFPA

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch

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