The Speech Processing Courses in Crete (SPCC) are targeting to teach graduate students and researchers the latest advancements of speech processing covering theory, hands on, and
establishing contacts between the academics and industry. The school will provide the chance to students and professionals to meet world leaders in speech technology, exchanging ideas,
sharing experiences and vision.
This year we will enhance and strongly support the hands-on sessions to provide to the participants a good balance between theory and practice. Morning sessions will include lectures on theory while all afternoon sessions will be dedicated solely to the hands-on sessions.
The Summer School is organized by the University of Crete, Greece and Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). It is sponsored by Google and ILSP Athena. We thank our sponsors for their support.
Co-chairs in this summer school are Prof. Yannis Stylianou (UoC) and Assoc. Prof. Athanasios Mouchtaris (UoC, FORTH).
For 2018, the school topic is: Towards Flexible and Intelligible End-to-End Speech synthesis systemsThe topic includes:
- Modern Acoustic Modelling Approaches (WaveNet, Tacotron)
- Contemporary Unit Selection: The art of creating thousands of voices in real products
- Advanced Voice Conversion using Deep Learning (Wavenet, GAN, etc)
- Intelligibility and Cognitive Effort in Speech Synthesis
For any questions regarding SPCC18, please send an e-mail to: spcc AT csd.uoc.gr