2015 Speech Processing Courses in Crete
Speech Synthesis: From Diphones to Modern Speech Synthesis Engines

27-31 July 2015    University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

PROGRAMME
 

 

Monday July 27

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
08:30-09:30 Registration Entrance  
09:30-10:00 Welcome K206  
10:00-11:00 Sinusoidal Models Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete Κ206  
11:00-12:00 Sinusoidal Models for TTS Daniel Erro, Ikerbasque Κ206  
12:00-13:30 Lunch - Coffee Break Lounge  
14:00-15:00 Adaptive Sinusoidal Models Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete Κ206  
15:00-16:00 Vocaine Yannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Google Κ206  
16:30-18:30 Hands on Sinusoidal Modeling and TTS B110  
 

 

Tuesday July 28

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
09:30-11:30
  • a. Closed-Loop Diphone-based TTS
  • b. Toshiba Experience: Application to car industry
  • Masami Akamine, Toshiba Κ206  
    11:30-12:30 Lunch Lounge  
    12:30-13:00 Coffee Break Lounge  
    13:00-15:00
  • a. Unit Selection-based TTS
  • b. Winning the Blizzard Challenge 2014
  • Spyros Raptis, ILSP Athena Κ206  
    15:00-16:00 Poster Session I and Coffee break Lounge  
    16:00-18:00 Hands on Diphone and Unit Selection Speech Synthesis B110  
     

     

    Wednesday July 29

     

    Lecturer

     

    Place

     
    09:30-11:30
  • a. HMM-based TTS
  • b. Variants of HMM-based TTS
  • Heiga Zen, Google Κ206  
    11:30-12:30 Lunch Lounge  
    12:30-13:00 Coffee Break Lounge  
    13:00-14:00 LDM-based TTS Vassilis Tsiaras, University of Crete Κ206  
    14:00-15:00 DNN-based TTS Heiga Zen, Google Κ206  
    15:00-16:00 Poster Session II and Coffee break Lounge  
    16:00-18:00 Hands on HMM, LDM, and DNN-based TTS B110  
    21:00-... Banquet [Traditional Cretan Tavern, Music, and Dance] Tavern at Kounavoi, Crete  
     

     

    Thursday July 30

     

    Lecturer

     

    Place

     
    09:30-11:30 Hybrid TTS Alex Sorin, IBM Κ206  
    11:30-12:30 Lunch Lounge  
    12:30-13:00 Coffee Break Lounge  
    13:00-14:00 Intelligibility goal of TTS Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete Κ206  
    14:00-15:00 Sinusoidal Modeling for Higher Intelligible TTS Systems Daniel Erro, Ikerbasque Κ206  
    15:00-16:00 Poster Session III and Coffee Break Lounge  
    16:00-18:00 Hands on Intelligibility B110  
     

     

    Friday July 31

     

    Lecturer

     

    Place

     
    09:30-11:30 On singing voice synthesis and some applications of Voice Transformation Fernando Villavicencio, NII Κ206  
    11:30-12:30 Lunch Lounge  
    12:30-13:00 Coffee Break Lounge  
    13:00-14:00 Poster Session IV Lounge  
    14:00-16:00 Demo Sessions Lounge  
    16:00-16:30 Closing ceremony, announcement of the Best Student Poster Award Κ206  

    Preliminary version of the poster sessions: Poster Sessions