Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Numerical models and analysis of the phonatory apparatus and vocal emissions;
  • Biomechanical models of the phonatory apparatus;
  • Classification of acoustical parameters;
  • Software tools for voice analysis: their use, merits and limits;
  • Unification and standardization of acoustical parameters;
  • Diagnosis and classification of vocal pathologies, including occupational voice;
  • Voice quality: pre/post-surgical or pharmacological treatment and during rehabilitation;
  • Wearable devices for voice monitoring, therapy and vocal training;
  • Development of vocal prostheses and aids for the disabled;
  • Extraction of objective parameters from videolaringoscopy, videokymography, fMRI and other emerging technologies;
  • Voice and hearing impairments;
  • Language disorders and speech therapy;
  • Neurosciences and voice: multimodal analysis with audio-video-EEG-functional imaging;
  • Sonification techniques of EEG and other physiological signals;
  • Study of specific vocal emissions such as cough and snoring in relation to pathological aspects such as obstructive apnoea and asthma;
  • Possible relationships between new-born cry, speech and neurological/psychiatric disorders (epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia, stress, etc.);
  • The new-born cry: development of the phonatory apparatus, articulatory and linguistic abilities, development of language as related to the mother tongue;
  • Numerical techniques as an aid to traditional and robotics surgery;
  • Singing and acted voice: objective and perceptual parameters for pitch, melody, intonation, etc.