AAPS'2019 Workshop

Automatic Assessment of Parkinsonian Speech Workshop

Welcome to AAPS'2019 in Cambridge

"Ho, ho, there!’ cried a tremulous voice in the rear. ‘Pincher! Neptune! Come here, come here!"

Chapter 28. Looks after Oliver, and proceeds with his adventure. 

Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens.


stata.pngAs Charles Dickens knew well, human voice does not carry speech only. In fact, voice also contains valuable information on emotions, pathologies or anatomy of individuals. And Parkinson's disease is one of these pathologies producing important changes in the speech, tremulousness among others. 

The aim of this workshop is to put together speech professionals with different backgrounds to discuss and advance in the field of the automatic assessment of parkinsonian speech. The long term goal is to gain new knowledge about the interaction among speech and Parkinson’s disease, which could be used for diagnosis, assessment, and rehabilitation purposes, especially in the early stages.

Attenders will be asked to prepare a presentation about their current research to open discussions about different aspects and to define the new trends in the field. The workshop is expected to establish new synergies among the attenders, being an opportunity for future collaborations.

Being concious of this, the Speech Communication Group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has the pleasure to invite the whole scientific community to the 1st Automatic Assessment of Parkinsonian Speech Workshop (AAPS'2019) to be held in Cambridge, Massachussets, USA, the 20th-21st of September, 2019 and hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The organizing committee is willing to warmly welcome you in Cambridge, MA, USA. In addition to the scientific program a stimulating social program is being planned, which includes a guided visit and a dinner in the historic city of Salem. 

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Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Speech Communication Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Juan Ignacio Godino Llorente, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.