The 2021 establishing An InterDisciplinary pErspective on speech-BAsed TEchnology is part of the ACM mobileHCI 2021Conference. The aim of the workshop is to collect and connect theoretical and methodological approaches from multiple disciplines to widen the perspective on speech-based technology.
Speech-based technology has evolved dramatically over the last few years with ongoing progress. Today’s speech-based technology has become some kind of companion system. From a psychological perspective, the ability to speak has been a unique human feature until recently. With speech-based technology adopting these principles, human-technology interaction resembles human-human interaction to an increasing extent. Consequently, besides the well-established scientific perspectives in the field (data and engineering science, psychology), disciplines, which have established a treasure of knowledge on humans and their “functional principles” are becoming valuable sources of knowledge (e.g. social sciences, humanities). The present workshop wants to (1) connect researchers from various scientific fields to (2) collect theoretical and methodological approaches potentially relevant for the analysis and the understanding of speech-based technology and to (3) analyze possible conceptual and methodological overlaps. To account for the limited body of literature in this area, the workshop focuses on (4) a written synopsis of the different scientific perspectives on speech-based technology.
The idea of the present workshop is to widen the perspective on human-technology interaction by bringing together researchers from different scientific areas currently rarely represented in the field. The workshop focuses on four main aims:
Participants are encouraged to submit position papers of about 1-3 pages (including references + an optional 4th page for references) using the ACM template. All Position papers have to be uploaded via the easychair system and will be reviewed by the Workshop Committee.
Participants who want to attend the workshop will need to pay a separate small workshop registration fee besides the conference registration free, via the mobileHCI registration. More info to follow.
Your position paper should explicitly cover the following questions:
Notifications of acceptance will be sent on June 18, 2021. When accepted, participants are encouraged to prepare two short presentations (not longer than 5 minutes each), contributing to two rounds of presentation within the workshop. The presentations cover the answers given in the position paper:
1st presentation: What we know and how do we know (answering question 1 + 2)
2st presentation: What I want to learn (answering question 3 + 4 + 5)
Details about the virtual attendance will follow. Regarding the registration, in conjunction with mobileHCI two possibilities arise:
The registration has to be done via the mobileHCI webpage
As a result of the workshop, we want to compile the results in the form of a written synopsis. The final realization of this synopsis is not fixed yet but will be brought up to discussion in the workshop. One possible option could be conference proceedings incorporating the (modified) position papers in the form of an edited volume or edited book, which presents the multiple scientific perspectives contributing to a deeper understanding of speech-based technology.