Special Sessions

Below special sessions were accepted for ISSP 2017 in Tianjin.

Invited speakers are requested to send a short Abstract with the title and author list to the main organizer of the corresponding session.

Please send your full paper to the organizer of the corresponding session.


Special Session 1

Topics: Numerical simulation on aerodynamic and acoustic processes

Organizers: Kiyoshi Honda (Tianjin Univ.), Qingzhi Hou (Tianjin Univ.), Qiang Fang (Chinese Academy of Social Science), & Tatsuya Kitamura (Konan Univ.)

(1) A study of myoelastic-aerodynamic mechanism of vocalization in birds based on subject-specific computational simulation of fluid-structure interaction in syrinx

Qian Xue (Univ. Maine, USA)

Abstract is available here

(2) Computational modeling of fluid-structure-acoustics interaction during voice production

Xuding Zheng (Univ. Maine, USA)

Abstract is available here

(3) A relationship between simplified and realistic vocal tract geometries for Japanese sibilant fricatives

Tsukasa Yoshinaga (Osaka Univ., Japan)

Abstract is available here

(4) Three-dimensional acoustic analysis of the nasal and paranasal cavities

Hironori Takemoto (Chiba Inst. Tech., Japan)

Abstract is available here

(5) An acoustically-driven model of the vocal tract for speech production

Brad Story (Univ. Arizona, USA)

Abstract is available here


Special Session 2

Topics: Articulatory synthesis

Organizers: Sidney Fels (Univ. British Columbia), Ian Stavness (Univ. Saskatchewan), & Brian Gick (Univ. British Columbia)

(1) Considering lip geometry in one-dimensional tube models of the vocal tract

Peter Birkholz

Abstract is available here

(2) Some current challenges in unified numerical simulations of voice production: from biomechanics to the emitted sound

Oriol Guasch

Abstract is available here

(3) What goals for articulatory speech synthesis?

Pascal Perrier

Abstract is available here

(4) Towards Speaker-specific Biomechanically-driven Articulatory Speech Synthesis

Victor Zappi

Abstract is available here

(5) The quantal larynx in action: Smooth and abrupt aspects of laryngeal motion observed in laryngoscopic videos

Bryan Gick

Abstract is available here


Special Session 3

Topics: Production and perception of tone in language acquisition

Organizers: Aijun Li (Chinese Academy of Social Science), & Peggy Mok (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

(1) Which Tones are more Difficult? Tone Contrast Salience in Thai, Cantonese, and B and Singaporean Mandarin

Denis Burnham, Leher Singh, Benjawan Kasisopa

Abstract is available here

(2) Experiencing pitch in speech and music

Yue Wang

Abstract is available here

(3) A Pilot Study of Tone Production in Truly Advanced Learners of Chinese

Zhiqiang Li

Abstract is available here

(4) The link between production and perception in tone acquisition of Cantonese-speaking children

Peggy Mok, Holly Fung, Mercy Wong

Abstract is available here

(5) The production of tones in monosyllabic and disyllabic words by Mandarin-speaking children

Jun Gao, Aijun Li and Yueping Zhang

Abstract is available here

(6) The production of neutral tone on disyllabic words by two-year-old Mandarin-speaking children

Aijun Li, Jun Gao

Abstract is available here