We are happy to announce the 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Voice Identity: Perception, Production and Computational Approaches taking place from the 4th-6th of July in Zurich. The conference aims to bring together researchers interested in vocal identity and recognition from different disciplines such as Psychology, Biology, Linguistics, Physics, and Engineering.
Through this conference, we aim to promote the dialogue between these often heterogeneous scholarly traditions involved in the study of voice. Questions we want to address include but are not limited to:
- How do talkers use their voice to convey identity information to others?
- What neural and/or cognitive mechanisms support the multi-level process of voice identity perception and production?
- What are the roles of innate and acquired vocal characteristics in voice identity production and perception?
- How do different types of cues (acoustic, phonetic, linguistic, and beyond) inform and interface with identity perception and production?
- What underpins individual differences in voice identity perception and production?
- Are there parallels in how humans, animals, and computers achieve and perform voice identity recognition?
- What is the evolutionary relevance of voice identity perception in humans and animals?
- What role does voice identity play in pragmatic communication scenarios (e.g. social interaction, performing arts)?