Programme

MAVEBA 2017
PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

DECEMBER 13, 2017

AULA MAGNA UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE, PIAZZA SAN MARCO 4

14:30 – 15:00 WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE RECTOR PROF. LUIGI DEI

SESSION I
15:00 – 17:00 VOICE QUALITY ASSESSMENT I

1- ON THE DESIGN OF A VOICE PATHOLOGY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM BASED ON THE GRB SCALE.
J.A. Gómez-García, L. Moro-Velázquez, J. Mendes-Laureano, J.I. Godino-Llorente
Dpto. Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones.
E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

2- DYSARTHRIC SPEECH ANALYSIS BY MEANS OF THE PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS OF THE SPECTROGRAM
A.Kacha, F. Grenez, Juan R. Orozco-Arroyave, J. Schoentgen
Laboratoire de Physique de Rayonnement et Applications, University of Jijel, Jijel, Algeria
Laboratory BEAMS, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Faculty of Engineering, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
National Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium

3- DESCRIBING VOICE PERIOD VARIABILITY BY MEANS OF TIME SERIES STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
G. A. Alzamendi, G. Schlotthauer
Laboratorio de Señales y Dinámicas no Lineales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Oro Verde, Argentina
Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo en Bioingeniería y Bioinformática, CONICET-UNER, Argentina,

4- PHONATION QUALITY DETECTION ON THE SAARBRUCKEN VOICE DATABASE USING HARMONIC SPECTRUM-BASED PARAMETERS
Wolfgang Wokurek, Manfred Putzer
Institut fur Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, Universitaat Stuttgart, Deutschland yKlinische Phonetik, Institut fur Phonetik,
Universitat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Deutschland

5- ACOUSTIC TREMOR MEASUREMENT: COMPARING TWO SYSTEMS
M. A. E. Brückl, E. Ibragimova, S. Bögelein
Institute for Language and Communication, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

6- PARTICIPATORY ENQUIRY FOR A BIONIC VOICE
M. Hagmueller, A.K. Fuchs, C. Bath
Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany

SESSION II
17:00 – 17:40 VOICE QUALITY MONITORING

1- MONITORING VOICE CONDITION USING SMARTPHONES
F. Schaeffler, J. Beck
CASL Research Centre, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
fschaeffler@qmu.ac.uk, jbeck@qmu.ac.uk

2- MYORTHO – A VOCAL COACH APPLICATION WITH VISUAL FEED-BACK FOR MONITORING AND STORING OF PATIENT PROGRESS IN A HOME ENVIRONMENT
I.Verduyckt, P. Cardinal, A. Loubnani, A. Alpan
Université de Montréal, École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie, Montréal, Canada
École de technologie supérieure de Montréal, Département de génie et logiciels et des TI, Montréal, Canada
Université Libre de Bruxelles, BEAMS department; Brussels, Belgium
Ingrid.verduyckt@umontreal.ca; Patrick.Cardinal@etsmtl.ca; abdelali.loubnani.1@ens.etsmtl.ca; aalpan@ulb.ac.be

18:30 – WELCOME COCKTAIL AND MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT CONSERVATORIO LUIGI CHERUBINI, PIAZZA DELLE BELLE ARTI, 2

DECEMBER 14, 2017

SALA VERDE PALAZZO INCONTRI, VIA DEI PUCCI 1

SESSION III
09:00 – 10:40 NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES AND MOOD DETECTION

1- BABIES’ VOICES: A COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM ON THE AUTOMATED ACOUSTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PRETERM NEWBORN CRY
R. Viellevoye, D. Melino, S. Orlandi, G. Pieraccini, G. Donzelli, A. Torres-García, C.A. Reyes García, C. Manfredi
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
Department of Information Engineering, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Department of fetal and neonatal medicine, Meyer Children’s Hospital, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Computer Science Department, Instituto Nacional de Astrofısica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico

2- RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN NEWBORNS’ CRY MELODY SHAPES AND NATIVE LANGUAGE
C.Manfredi, G.Pieraccini, R.Viellevoye, A.Torres-García, C.A. Reyes-García
Department of Information Engineering, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Computer Science Department, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico
claudia.manfredi@unifi.it;gianandrea.pieraccini@stud.unifi.it;renaud.viellevoye@chrcitadelle.be;

3- FACIAL EXPRESSION RECOGNITION WITH FUZZY EXPLAINABLE MODELS
E. Morales-Vargas, C.A. Reyes-García, H. Peregrina-Barreto, F. Orihuela-Espina
División de ciencias computacionales, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, México

4- A CORRELATION STUDY BETWEEN SPEECH-RELATED FEATURES AND PERSONALITY TRAITS
A.Guidi, C. Gentili, E.P. Scilingo, N.Vanello
Research Center “E. Piaggio”, University of Pisa, Pisa,
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

5- TRANSFER LEARNING ON IMAGINED SPEECH ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM USING BAG OF FEATURES
Jesús S. García-Salinas, Luis Villaseñor-Pineda, Carlos A. Reyes-García, A. Torres-García
Biosignals and Medical Computing Laboratory, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica,
Puebla, México

10:40 – 11:10 COFFEE BREAK

11.10-11.30 “THE GIRL AND THE BLOOM’S BREATH” BY UGO DONATO (VOICE) AND GIANLUIGI NUCCINI (FLUTE)

SESSION IV
11:30-13:00 VOICE QUALITY ASSESSMENT II

1- EFFECT OF VELOPHARYNGEAL INSUFFICIENCY ON HUMAN VOICE QUALITY
T. Vampola, J. Horáček
Dept. of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, CTU in Prague,Czech Republic
Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Tomas.Vampola@fs.cvut.cz, JaromirH@it.cas.cz

2- USE OF ACOUSTIC LANDMARKS AND GMM-UBM BLEND IN THE AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
L. Moro-Velazquez, J. I. Godino-Llorente, J. A. Gómez-García, J. Villalba, S. Shattuck-Hufnagel, N. Dehak
Centro de Tecnología Biomédica, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, España
Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Speech Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, Boston, USA.

3- VARIABILITY OF THE FUNDAMENTAL FREQUENCY OF PARKINSONIAN VOICES IN READ SPEECH: A TRANSVERSAL STUDY
P. Rodríguez-Pérez, R. Fraile, M. García-Escrig, N. Sáenz-Lechón,
J.M. Gutiérrez-Arriola, V. Osma-Ruiz
CITSEM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Hospital de Sagunto, Sagunto (Valencia), Spain
Department of Medicine, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Castellón, Spain
pablorodriper@gmail.com, rfraile@ics.upm.es, miguel.garcia1@uchceu.es, nslechon@ics.upm.es

4- ARTICULATION DYNAMICS IN PARKINSON DYSARTHRIA
P. Gómez, J. Mekyska, A. Gómez, D. Palacios, V. Rodellar, A. Álvarez
NeuVox Lab, Center for Biomedical Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Campus de Montegancedo, s/n, 28223, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Department of Telecommunications, Brno University of Technology Technicka 12, 61600 Brno, Czech Republic

5- THE DATABASE OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL SINGERS’ VOICES: AN APPROACH TO COLLECTING DATA
V.V. Evdokimova, K. V. Evgrafova, P.A.Skrelin, T.V. Chukaeva
Saint Petersburg State University, Department of Phonetics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00-14:20 “THE GIRL AND THE BLOOM’S BREATH” BY UGO DONATO (VOICE) AND GIANLUIGI NUCCINI (FLUTE)

15:00 – 15:30 ROUND TABLE
VOICE AND SPEECH PROCESSORS (VSP): READY FOR GLOBAL DEPLOYMENT IN MOBILE DEVICES?

K. Izdebski, J. Bryzek
PVSF, Chairman, San Francisco, CA, & Bioengineering Advisory Board, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Chief Executive Officer and Director, Inc. Oakland, CA, USA

15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION V
16:00 – 17:40 VOCAL FOLDS DYNAMICS I

1- TURBULENCE INTENSITY MEASUREMENT DOWNSTREAM OF THE SELF-OSCILLATING VOCAL FOLDS MODEL
V. Radolf, J. Horáček, P. Antoš
Institute of Thermomechanics, AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic

2- THE DYNAMICS OF VOCAL ONSET
J. Lebacq, P. H. DeJonckere
Neurosciences Institute, University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Federal Agency for Occupational Risks, Brussels & Department of Neurosciences KULeuven, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

3- FUNCTIONAL MODELS OF THE NEURAL CAUSES AND INTRA-FOLD
MODULATION OF VOCAL FREQUENCY JITTER

J. Schoentgen
Bio-, Electro- and Mechanical Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

4- AN EFFECT OF SOURCE-FILTER INTERACTION ON AMPLITUDES OF SOURCE SPECTRUM PARTIALS
J. Sundberg
KTH, Department of Speech Music Hearing, School of Computer Science and Communication, Stockholm, Sweden and University College of Music Education Stockholm, Sweden

5- GLOTTIS IN VOCAL FRY ANALYSED BY HIGH SPEED DIGITAL PHONOSCOPY AND NYQVIST PLOTS
Izdebski, K, Di Lorenzo E, Yan, Y & Blanco M.

6- WHITE LIGHT, NBI® & HSDP EXAM OF BAMBOO VOCAL FOLDS
K. Izdebski, E. V. Osipenko, R. M. Cruz, M. Just

19:00 – VISIT AT ACCADEMIA BARTOLOMEO CRISTOFORI AND GALA DINNER Via di Camaldoli 7R

DECEMBER 15

SALA VERDE PALAZZO INCONTRI, VIA DEI PUCCI 1

SESSION VI
09:30 – 10:30 VOCAL FOLDS DYNAMICS II

1- A METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF THE VOCAL FOLD VIBRATIONS IN CONNECTED SPEECH USING LARYNGEAL IMAGING
M. Naghibolhosseini, D. D. Deliyski, S. R. C. Zacharias, A. de Alarcon, R. F. Orlikoff
Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

2- QUANTIFICATION OF INTRAGLOTTAL PRESSURE DURING THE MODAL VIBRATION CYCLE
P. H. DeJonckere, J. Lebacq
Federal Agency for Occupational Risks, Brussels & Department of Neurosciences KULeuven, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Neurosciences Institute, University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

3- KINEMATIC MODEL FOR SIMULATING MUCOSAL WAVE PHENOMENA ON VOCAL FOLDS
P. K. Subbaraj, J. G. Svec
Voice Research Lab, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:00 VOCAL FOLDS DYNAMICS II

4- CALIBRATION OF EXTERNAL LIGHTING AND SENSING PHOTOGLOTTOGRAPH
A.Bouvet, A. Van Hirtum, X. Pelorson, S. Maeda, K. Honda, A. Amelot
CNRS UMR216, Gipsa-lab, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France
Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie (LPP), Université Paris 3, Paris, France

5- MODELING OF RANDOM EXTRA PULSES DURING QUASI-CLOSED GLOTTAL CYCLE PHASES
P. Aichinger, I. Roesner, J.Schoentgen, F. Pernkopf
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Division of Phoniatrics-Logopedics, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
F.N.R.S. & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratories of Image, Signal Processing and Acoustics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Signal Processing and Speech Communication Lab, Graz University of Technology, Austria

6- IDENTIFICATION OF THE GLOTTAL WAVE STRUCTURE WITH THE USE OF THE VOICE SOURCE SIGNAL RECORDING METHOD
A.E.Barabanov, K. V. Evgrafova, V.V. Evdokimova, P.A.Skrelin, T.V. Chukaeva
Saint Petersburg State University, Theoretical Cybernetics Department, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg State University, Department of Phonetics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

12:30 – 12:45 FINAL REMARKS AND ARRIVEDERCI TO MAVEBA 2019