Odyssey 2020

The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop

Announcement [Aug 30, 2020]: To expand our reach and serve our community with resources during this time, Odyssey 2020 is now free for non-author / non-covering author regsitration. Register for Odyssey 2020 Workshop here.

Announcement [July 31, 2020]: The safety and well-being of our authors and participants are of paramount importance. After careful consideration and in light of the global travel restrictions, the Steering Committee of Odysssey 2020 has made the decision to convert Odyssey 2020 to a fully virtual workshop. New information will be published in the website soon.

Announcement [May 18, 2020]: The proceedings of Odyssey 2020 are now available on ISCA Archive: https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Odyssey_2020/

Announcement [March 27, 2020]: In view of COVID-19 situation worldwide, we decided to postpone the Odyssey workshop to Nov 01 to 05, 2020. The location remains the same in Tokyo. The workshop proceedings will be published (ISCA Archive) on May 18, 2020, for all papers registered before April 30, 2020.

Odyssey 2020 in Tokyo
The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop

Odyssey 2020: The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop will be hosted by NEC Corporation and Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov 02-05, 2020. The workshop is an ISCA tutorial and research workshop held in cooperation with the ISCA Speaker and Language Characterization special interest group. For the first time, Odyssey 2020 will feature a tutorial day on Nov 01, 2020, before the Odyssey 2020 workshop. The tutorial day would further strengthen the Odyssey 2020 as an ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW).

The need for fast, efficient, accurate, and robust means of recognizing people and languages is of growing importance for commercial, forensic, and government applications. The aim of this workshop is to continue to foster interactions among researchers in speaker and language recognition as the successor of previous successful events held in Martigny (1994), Avignon (1998), Crete (2001), Toledo (2004), San Juan (2006), Stellenbosch (2008), Brno (2010), Singapore (2012), Joensuu (2014), Bilbao (2016) and Les Sables d’Olonne (2018).

The general topics of the workshop are speaker and language characterization and recognition. The specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Speaker and language recognition, verification, and identification
  • Speaker and language characterization
  • Features for speaker and language recognition
  • Speaker and language clustering
  • Multispeaker segmentation, detection, and diarization
  • Language, dialect, and accent recognition
  • Robustness in channels and environment
  • System calibration and fusion
  • Speaker recognition with speech recognition
  • Multimodal speaker recognition
  • Speaker recognition in multimedia content
  • Machine learning for speaker and language recognition
  • Confidence estimation for speaker and language recognition
  • Corpora and tools for system development and evaluation
  • Low-resource (lightly supervised) speaker and language recognition
  • Speaker synthesis and transformation
  • Human and human-assisted recognition of speaker and language
  • Spoofing/presentation attacks: analysis and countermeasures
  • Forensic and investigative speaker recognition
  • Systems and applications


20 November 2019
Paper submission opens
20 27 January 2020
Regular paper submission deadline
27 January 01 February 2020
Regular paper modification deadline
16 25 March 2020
Notification of acceptance
08 April 2020
Final paper due
18 May 2020
Preliminary program / Proceedings Available on ISCA Archive
01 Nov 2020
Tutorial day
02 – 05 Nov 2020