Robustness in Speech Based Interfaces:

Sharing the Tricks of the Trade
A CHI 2002 Workshop

Sunday April 21

Call for Participation


Workshop Goals

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Workshop proposal

Workshop papers

Preliminary schedule

Desired Number of Participants

For this workshop, the most fruitful discussions will be obtained by gathering together practitioners and researchers with significant experience designing speech based systems and prototypes. No more than 15 participants will be selected to ensure the novelty of the suggested techniques and to avoid repetition.

Participant Selection Criteria

We are looking for participants who have lessons to share (either good or bad) from their experiences with testing or using their speech-based applications with real world users. Our goal would be to construct a list of attendees with a wide diversity of experiences including varied platforms, contexts of use, and user populations. We will select participants based on of the quality of their proposed "trick of the trade" and the value of sharing a description of a failed attempt.

Given the dynamic nature of speech technology, preference will be given to the participants with more recent experience using speech-based interactive technology. For example, tricks of the trade that worked well with discrete speech recognition would have little applicability to today's technologies.