SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES  (status 8/2009)

Member in Scientific Organizations:

•        IEEE Senior Member (Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society, ASSP)

•        Member German Engineering Association (VDI)

•        Member European Speech Communication Association (ESCA)

•        2. Deputy Head, German Faculty Association for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (FTEI), 2001-2002
 

Member in Panels:

•        Advisory Panel for German Research Ministry (BMBF), Dept. For Human-Computer Interaction

•        Member Advisory Board of Speech Technology Networks (http://www.speechtechnology.net)

•        Member Review Panel of the national competence center (NCCR) "Interactive Multimodal Information Management" of the Swiss Science Foundation (SNF), 2003-2006

•        Member Scientific Advisory Board for NCCR IM2 since 2007

•        Reviewer of Research Project MORPHA for the German Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF)

•        Reviewer for German National Science Foundation (DFG)

•        Reviewer for Volkswagen-Stiftung

•        Reviewer for Steinbeis-Stiftung

•        Reviewer for Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

•        Reviewer for Council for Physical Sciences of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands

•        Reviewer for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK

•        Project-Reviewer for EU-ESPRIT-Project HIMARNNET   1993-1995

•        Project-Reviewer for EU-Basic-Research-Project WERNICKE   1993-1995

•        Project-Reviewer for EU-COPERNICUS-Project SPEAK   1995-1996

•        Project-Reviewer for EU-Basic-Research-Project SPRACH   1997-1998

•        Project-Reviewer for EU-Basic-Research-Project THISL 1998

•        Project-Reviewer for EU-Basic-Research-Project DSSCV 2003-2005

•        Project-Reviewer for EU-Presence Project Initiative 2003-2005

•        Project-Reviewer for EU Network of Excellence ENACTIVE 2007-2008

•        Project-Evaluator for LTR-Programme of 4th EU Framework Programme, 1995-1998

•        Project-Evaluator for IST-Programm of 5th EU Framework Programme since 2000

•        Member "Panel for Fellowships Japan/Korea" of EU 1995, 2000, and 2001

•        Project- Evaluator in the 6. EU Framework Programme (FET-Open, Marie-Curie Research Training Networks )

•        Member of Advisory Board, ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento

 

Member of Scientific Committees:

 

•        Member Program Committee of International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'96), St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996

•        Paper Reviewer for European Symposium on Neural Neural Networks, Brügge, 1997

•        Member Program Committee of International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'98), St. Petersburg, Russia, 1998

•        Member Program Committee of International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'99), Moscow, Russia, 1999

•        Member Program Committee IEEE Int. Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG´2000), Grenoble, 2000

•        Organiser of Tutorial „Hidden Markov Models in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition“ at   IEEE Int. Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG´2000), Grenoble, 2000

•        Member Scientific Committee of International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'2000), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2000

•        Paper Reviewer for IEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Geneva, 2000

•        Paper Reviewer for IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Vancouver, 2000

•        Member Scientific Committee for ISCA Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR2000), Paris, 2000

•        Member Scientific Committee for ISCA-Eurospeech Conference, Aaalborg, 2001

•        Member Technical Program Committee, Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Thessaloniki, 2001

•        Paper Reviewer for Int. Conf. on Document Analysis & Recognition (ICDAR), Seattle, 2001

•        Member Scientific Committee for Int. Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR), Niagara-on-the-Lake, Kanada, 2002

•        Paper Reviewer for Int. Conferenceon Computational Linguistics (COLING), Taipei, Taiwan, 2002

•        Member Scientific Committee for IEEE. Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS2002), Kopenhagen, 2002

•        Member Scientific Committee for 11th IEEE Int. Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN), Berlin, 2002

•        Member Scientific Committee of International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'2002), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2002

•        Member Scientific Committee for ISCA Workshop on Multilingual Spoken Document Retrieval, Hong Kong, 2003

•        Member Program Committee DAGM Speech Processing Workshop, Magdeburg, Sept. 2003

•        Member Program Committee Mensch & Computer, Stuttgart, Sept. 2003

•        Member Scientific Review Committee Eurospeech’03, Geneva, 2003

•        Member Program Committee , IEEE Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS2003), Nice, 2003

•        Member Technical Program Committee IEEE Int. Conf. On Image Processing (ICIP), Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 2003

•        Member Program Committee, International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'2003), Moscow, Russia, 2003

•        Associate Paper Reviewer for ICASSP 2004, Montreal

•        Member Program Committee , International Conference on Biometrics Authentication, Juli 2004, Hong Kong

•        Member Organizing Committee, 1st International Signature Verification Competition (SVC), at ICBA 2004, Hong Kong

•        Member Scientific Program Committee, IAPR Int. Conf. On Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Cambridge, England, 2004

•        Member Scientific Program Committee, Workshop Selbstorganisation von adaptivem Verhalten (SOAVE), Ilmenau, Sept. 2004

•        Member Technical Program Committee IEEE Int. Conf. On Image Processing (ICIP), Singapore, Oct. 2004

•        Member Scientific Program Committee, International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'2004), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004

•        Member Scientific Program Committee, Int. Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR), Tokyo, 2004

•        Member Program Committee Internat. Conference on Pattern Analysis for Applications in Physical and Life Sciences, Bath, 2005

•        Member Program Committee International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'2005), Patras, Greece, 2005

•        Member Technical Program Committee IEEE Int. Conf. On Image Processing (ICIP), Genova, 2005

•        Member Technical Program Committee IEEE Int. Conf. On Multimedia & Expo (ICME), Amsterdam, 2005

•        Member Program Committee 5th Int. Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS), Breckenridge, CO, USA, 2005

•        Member Program Committee Workshop Voice-Enabled Services II, Bonn, 2005

•        Member Program Committee International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications and Information Technology (ICICI), Bandung, 2005

•        Member Program Committee Workshop on DSP for In-Vehicle and Mobile Systems, Sesimbra, Portugal, 2005

•        Member Program Committee 2nd Joint IEEE Int. Workshop on Visual Surveillance and Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance, Beijing, 2005

•        Member Advisory Panel Workshop Voice-Enabled Services III, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 2006

•        Member Program Committee ISCA Workshop on Multilingual Speech and Language Processing, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2006

•        Associate Paper Reviewer for ICASSP 2006, Toulouse

•        Member Program Committee 6th IEEE Int. Workshop on Visual Surveillance (VS2006), Graz, 2006

•        Member Program Committee 2nd Int. Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA), Hong Kong, 2006

•        Member Program Committee International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'2006), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006

•        Member Technical Program Committee IEEE Int. Conf. On Image Processing (ICIP), Toronto, 2006

•        Member Scientific Program Committee Int. Conf. On Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Hong Kong, 2006

•        Member Program Committee 6th Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Soft Computing (RASC2006), Kent, 2006

•        European Program Chair for Int. Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR), La Baule, France, 2006

•        Member Scientific Review Committee Interspeech, Pittsburgh, USA, 2006

•        Member Scientific Review Committee ICPR, Hong Kong, 2006

•        Member Program Committee MobileResponse, St. Augustin, Germany, 2007

•        Member Program Committee International Workshop on Advances in Pattern Recognition (IWAPR), 2007

•        Member Program Committee 7th IEEE Int. Workshop on Visual Surveillance (VS2007), Minneapolis, 2007

•        Member Program Committee International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'2007), Moscow, Russia, 2007

•        Member Program Committee 3rd Int. Conference on Large-scale Knowledge
         Resources (LKR), Tokyo, 2008

•        Member Program Committee 11th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting
         Recognition (ICFHR), Montreal, 2008

•        Member Program Committee MobileResponse, St. Augustin, Germany, 2008

•        Member Program Committee 8th IEEE Int. Workshop on Visual Surveillance (VS2008),
         Nice, 2008

•        Member Program Committee 8th IEEE Int. Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture
         Recognition (FG-2008), Amsterdam, 2008

•        General Chairman 30th Annual Symposium of the German Association for Pattern
         Recognition (DAGM), Munich, 2008

•        Publication Chair 17th IEEE Int. Symposium on Robot & Human Interactive
         Communication (RO-MAN), Munich, 2008

•        Member Program Committee International Workshop Speech and Computer
         (SPECOM'2009), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009

•        Member Program Committee 9th  International Symposium on Programming
         and  Systems (ISPS 2009), Algiers, 2009

•        Member Program Committee 31st Annual Symposium of the German Association for
         Pattern Recognition (DAGM), Jena, 2009

•        Member Program Committee 9th IEEE Int. Workshop on Visual Surveillance (VS2009),
         Kyoto, 2009

•        Member Program Committee 8th Int. Gesture Workshop (GW2009), Bielefeld, 2009

•        Area Chair for Human-Machine Interaction at KI-2009, Paderborn, 2009

•        Member Program Committee 3rd Int. Workshop on Human-Centered Robotic Systems
         (HCRS 2009), Bielefeld, 2009

•        Member Program Committee 12th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting
         Recognition (ICFHR), Calcutta, 2010

•        Member International Advisory Committee 2nd IEEE International Conference on
         Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI), Allahabad, India, 2010

•        Member Program Committee Rich Media track for the 2010 World Wide Web
         Conference, 2010

•        Member Program Committee 11th Int. Conference on Document Analysis &
         Recognition (ICDAR), Beijing, 2011

  

Session Chairman on Conferences:

•        Chairman Session "Speech Recognition", EURASIP Workshop on Neural Networks, Sesimbra, Portugal, 1990

•        Chairman Session "Statistical Methods for Speech Recognition", International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP), Yokohama, Japan, 1994

•        Chairman Session "Neural Networks IV", EUROSPEECH'95-Conference, Madrid, 1995

•        Chairman Session "Topics in Speech Analysis/Synthesis/ Production", Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-97), Munich, 1997

•        Chairman Session "Dialogue Systems I", International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'98), St. Petersburg, Russia, 1998

•        Chairman Session „Face Tracking using Statistical Methods“, IEEE Int. Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG´2000), Grenoble, 2000

•        Session Chairman at COST 254 Intelligent Terminals Workshop on Friendly Exchanging through the Net, Bordeaux, 2000

•        Chairman Session „Tracking People and Vehicles“, IEEE Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS2000), Grenoble, 2000

•        Chairman Session “Distributed Speech Recognition”, ISCA-Eurospeech Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2001

•        Chairman Session “Speech and Handwriting Recognition”, Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Quebec, Canada, 2002

•        Chairman Session „Signal & Information Processing“, 10th Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition & Information Processing (PRIP), Minsk, Belrussia, 2009

 

Organization of Conferences:

•        Organizer of Workshop „Perception of Human Action for Intelligent Environments“ in Nancy, 16. November 2000 (with Prof. J. Crowley, Grenoble)

•        Organizer of 1. Foresight Workshops on Face & Gesture Recognition, Grenoble, France, 1.-3. November, 2001

•        Organizer of 2. Foresight Workshops on Face & Gesture Recognition, Martigny, Switzerland, 12.-13. September, 2002

•        Organizer of 3. Foresight Workshops on Face & Gesture Recognition, Limassol, Cyprus, 28.-29. August, 2003

•        Organizer of  30th Annual Symposium of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM), Munich, 10.-13. June 2008

•        Co-Organizer of Workshop “Nonverbal Communication: Importance, Achievements & Challenges” at IEEE RO-MAN, Munich, 1. August 2008

•        Co-Organizer of Workshop “Human-Machine Interaction” at KI-2009, , Paderborn, 15. September 2009

  

Invited Talks:

 

•  Rigoll, G.: Text-to-Speech Conversion for German Using a Cascade/ Parallel Formant Synthesizer. IBM Europe Institute Seminar on Advances in Speech Processing, Oberlech/Austria, July 1986.

•  Rigoll, G.: Experiments with the Acoustic Processor of a Hidden Markov Model Based, Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition System. 4th Symposium on Biological and Artificial Intelligence Systems, Trento, Italy, 1988

•  Rigoll, G.: Advances in Automatic Speech Recognition by Combining Information Theory and Neural Network Algorithms. 5th Int. Symposium on Biological and Artificial Intelligence Systems, Rome, Italy, 1990

•  Rigoll, G.: Mutual Information Neural Networks for Dynamic Pattern Recognition Tasks. IEEE Int. Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Warsaw, 1996, Invited Session on Neural Networks for Signal Processing.

•  Rigoll, G.: Hybrid Speech Recognition Systems: A Real Alternative to Traditional Approaches? Survey Lecture, International Workshop Speech and Computer (SPECOM'98), St. Petersburg, October 1998

•  Rigoll, G.; Müller, S.: Statistical Pattern Recognition Techniques for Multimodal Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia Information Processing. Survey Talk, Int. Workshop "Speech and Computer", Moscow, Russia, October 1999

•  Rigoll, G.: Stochastic Pattern Recognition Techniques for Intelligent Multimedia Information Processing, Invited Paper, Proc. COST 254 Intelligent Terminals Workshop on Friendly Exchanging through the Net, Bordeaux, 2000

•  Rigoll, G; Eickeler, S.; Yalcin, I.: Performance of the Duisburg Statistical Object Tracker on Test Data for PETS2000, Proc. IEEE Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS2000), Grenoble, 2000

•  Rigoll, G.: The ALERT system: advanced broadcast speech recognition technology for selective dissemination of multimedia information. Invited Paper, IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, 12. Dec. 2001.

•  Rigoll, G.: An Overview on European Projects related to Spontaneous Speech Recognition. ISCA & IEEE Workshop on Spontaneous Speech Processing and Recognition, SSPR 2003, Tokyo, Japan, March 2003

•  Rigoll, G.: Some Preliminary Results on Multimodal Recognition of Events in Smart Meeting Rooms. SPECOM 2003, International Workshop Speech and Computer, Moscow, Russia

•  Rigoll, G.: Recent Developments in Multimodal Human-Machine Communication for Smart Environments. Int. Conf. On Instrumentation, Communications and Information Technology (ICICI), Bandung, Indonesia, 2005

•  Rigoll, G.: Speech Emotion Recognition Exploiting Acoustic and Linguistic Information Sources. International Workshop Speech and Computer, SPECOM, Patras, Greece, 2005

•  Rigoll, G.; Walhhoff, F.: Joint Cooperation Between Humans and Cognitive Systems for Complex Task Solving. Proc. 10th Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition and Information Processing (PRIP), Minsk, Belrussia, 19.5.2009

•  Rigoll, G: Multimodale Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation: Methoden, Anwendungsbeispiele und Verfahren zur Datenfusion. Philipp-Reis-Lecture, Physikalischer Verein, Frankfurt, 27.5.2009

  

Review Activities for Journals:

   

•        Initial Member of Overview Editorial Board, IEEE Signal Processing Society, since 2009

•        Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing,
         2005-2008

•        Associate Editor EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, since 2005

•        Member Editorial Board of Journal „Pattern Analysis and Applications“ (PAA) from 2002-2006

•        Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing

•        Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks

•        Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI)

•        Reviewer for Journal "Speech Communication"

•        Reviewer for „Int. Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition“ (IJDAR)

•        Reviewer for Journal „Pattern Recognition Letters“

•        Reviewer for „Journal of the Acoustical Society of America“

•        Reviewer for Journal „Neural Networks“

•        Reviewer for “Image and Vision Computing Journal” (IVC)

•        Reviewer for IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing

•        Reviewer for Computer Speech and Language Journal

 

Patents:

 

•           Neural vectorquantizer for distributed pattern recognition in client-server applications

•           Dictionary-free cursive handwriting recognition with character N-grams

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