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As part of the Center for Information Technology of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)-irst, the SHINE (speech-acoustic scene analysis and interpretation) unit has been investigating on acoustic scene analysis and distant-speech recognition since 1995.
Our research has its origins from more pioneering activities on microphone arrays and on robust speech recognition. We investigated these tasks and related techniques by addressing different application contexts, as for instance audio/video-conferencing, in-car voice interaction, and more recently distant-speech interaction in smart-homes. Most of the research activities were conducted under EC projects among which the following ones: DIMUS-II, VODIS-II, SpeechDatCar, VICO, CHIL, HIWIRE, DICIT, SCENIC, and DIRHA.
During the past years, the size of the team has ranged between 5 and 15 people, including researchers, technologists, and a variable number of post-doc and PhD students.
The main conferences and related scientific communities we refer to are ICASSP, INTERSPEECH, ASRU, EUSIPCO, HSCMA, IWAENC, WASPAA, ISMIR, LREC.