15th Speech in Noise Workshop, 11-12 January 2024, Potsdam, Germany 15th Speech in Noise Workshop, 11-12 January 2024, Potsdam, Germany


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What are the instructions for abstract preparation?
Limited to 400 words. The limit is not strictly enforced, but try as much as possible to stick to it.

Do not use title case when entering your title. It is possible to automatically generate title case from a regular case sentence, but the opposite transformation is not possible.

Separate your paragraphs by pressing Enter twice, i.e. leaving 1 empty line.

It is not advised to include references, but if you do, please give a full, findable reference. Ideally that means including the DOI, or if there is no DOI, that means including the abbreviated journal name, volume and page numbers in a compact form (e.g., Cherry, 1953, doi:10.1121/1.1907229; or Cherry, 1953, JASA 25:975).

It is not mandatory, but you can add headings to your paragraphs such as "Background", "Rationale", "Methods", "Results", "Conclusions". Simply follow the paragraph header with a colon, and it will be formatted automatically:

Background: There are many studies on...

You can, if you wish, also include a "Funding", "Acknowledg(e)ments", and/or "References" section at the end. It will also be formatted if present.

What are the instructions for poster preparation?
Posters are to be prepared A0 portrait (841 mm width × 1189 mm height). Posters are displayed for the whole duration of the workshop, but are only supposed to be manned during the poster session the poster has been assigned (check the programme). You are responsible for printing your poster, but if you need assistance to get your poster printed locally, let us know.
How to make your poster or talk available (and citable)
You can upload your poster to a public repository such as Zenodo, OSF, Figshare or any other public repository that supports DOIs. We have created a specific collection on Zenodo for that purpose on: Once you have uploaded your poster (or talk) and obtained a DOI for it, send us an email to let us know.

Any other question we did not answer above, email us at info@speech-in-noise.eu.

About the SPIN workshop

The SpiN workshop is organized every year by a European research group within the speech and hearing community, and consists of two days of talks by invited speakers (PhD students, postdocs, and principal investigators, as well as a keynote lecture) and contributed poster presentations. The aim of the meeting is to bring together young investigators and senior faculty from several European hearing-research groups to stimulate networking, discussion of research topics, and scientific collaboration in the field of speech and hearing research. The presented work is traditionally focused on speech-related topics, such as speech intelligibility and quality in adverse conditions, computational models of speech perception, speech production, speech synthesis, linguistic and cognitive aspects of speech communication, effects of hearing impairment on speech processing, etc.

Why a workshop on speech in noise?

Speech is probably the most used method of communication. It is fast, robust, open to interaction and can be used in highly adverse conditions. Besides the content of the message it contains additional information, such as the emotional state, size and sex of the speaker. But occasionally speech information is not transmitted properly due to interference by one or more other sources typically labeled as "noise".

Technological progress demands a better understanding of the processes involved in the perception of speech in noise. For example, mobile telecommunications makes people communicate under far more noisier conditions than the traditional landline. Contemporary hearing aids with wireless technologies allow the implementation of numerous digital signal processing strategies, creating novel opportunities to improve the speech perception for hearing impaired listeners. A better understanding of the perception of speech in noise also appears imperative to a further development of cochlear implants. And notwithstanding progress in the field of automatic speech recognition, robustness to noise remains a challenge.

Besides challenges, new technology also created new opportunities to study the perception of speech in noise. Computational models in the field of room and space acoustics make it possible to evaluate listening conditions prior to construction or acoustic modifications. New techniques in brain imaging, neural processing and cognitive functioning allow new perspectives on the processing of noisy speech. Although speech intelligibility has traditionally received much interest, the presence of noise appears to influence subsequent processing by the human brain, even when the message appears to have been transmitted properly.

Speech in noise is thus a topic of interest for researchers from a wide variety of fields that are themselves often multidisciplinary. The SPIN workshop presents a unique opportunity for these researchers to meet and exchange on this topic with colleagues they would probably not meet in the main conference of their field.

Here is the list of previous editions:

Colin Cherry Award

The Colin Cherry Award has been attributed every year in appreciation of a contribution to the field of Research on Speech in Noise and Cocktail Party Sciences, with the work selected for best poster presentation by the participants of the Speech in Noise Workshop. The prize consists of a cocktail (party) shaker and the recipient receives an invitation to present their work at the following SPIN workshop.

This year we are revising the Award because we think that the selection process, by selecting only one recipient, does not reflect the overall quality of the posters presented at SPIN. Instead, the organisation committee and the scientific committee will select a number of submissions from students and junior researchers that they will promote into invited talks. The number of these invitations will depend on a number of factors, including the yearly budget, but we will aim to have three of these invited speakers.

Organisation committee 2024

  • Chair: Outi Tuomainen
  • Coordinator: Thomas Koelewijn
  • Antje Heinrich
  • Laurianne Cabrera
  • Damir Kovačić
  • Chris James
  • Etienne Gaudrain

To contact the organisers: .

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