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Madrid, 24 and 25 November, 2016






The Spanish Institute of Voice in collaboration with UNED (National Spanish Distance University) announce. the First International Interdisciplinary Voice Congress that will be hold in Madrid in November this year.

For any query or request:



Spanish Institute of Voice and UNED



This is the first interdisciplinary congress held in Spain on voice, focusing on any of its aspects: phonetics, neuroscience, speech, singing voice, biomechanics, clinical and rehabilitation of voice and technology. The purpose is to bring all the researchers and interested in voice together.




• It will take place from 24 to 25 November 2016

• Abstract submission: New deadline: until June 30th, 2016

• Acceptance of the proposal until September 15, 2016

• Registration accepted until: November 15, 2016


Place of celebration:

The conference hall of UNED Economics and Business studies

Paseo Senda del Rey, nº 11

28040 Madrid

















Languages of the conference:

Spanish / English exceptionally


Organizing Committee

Pilar Lirio, Director of the IEV.

Nuria Polo, UNED. Board of Directors of IEV.

Other collaborators: Irene Hidalgo, Gema Sáez.


Scientific Comittee (alphabetical order)

Heriberto Avelino, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Francesco Cutugno, Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples. Founder of the Italian Association of Speech Science (AISV)

Secundino Fernández, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Navarra. Director of the Voice Lab at the Clinical University of Navarra, Spain.

Pedro Gomez-Vilda, Faculty of Computer Science, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. NeuVox Laboratory director in the Center for Biomedical Technology, Madrid, Spain.

Nathalie Henrich Bernardoni, Speech and Cognition department, GIPSA-lab, Grenoble, France.

Gyllianne Kayes, Vocal Process, UK.

Boris Kleber, Center for Music in the Brain, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Filipa Lã, INET-MD, Portugal.

Daniel Recasens, Department of Catalan Philology, Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. Director of research, Phonetics Laboratory,  Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Spain.

Emma Rodero, Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Renata Salvi, DIPSUM (Dipartamento di Studi Umanistici), Università degli Studi di Salerno, Salerno, Italy.

Johan Sundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.




• Ordinary: 110€

• Members of the Spanish Voice Institute: 90€



Regular: 80€

Members of the Spanish Voice Institute: 70€


* A certificate of attendance will be available to registered participants who attended at least 2/3rd of the Congress.

*Workshops fees are not included. Ask for the fees.

* IBRO has granted this Congress so the fees are reduced.


The registration payment will be via bank transfer. The organization will provide an account number when the registration period starts. In order to complete the bank transfer the attendant will have to indicate his/her name and surname. Under the transference concept the attendant will indicate: "Registration I CIEV"

Lecturers/Speakers should not enter the fee if the communication/lecture has not been accepted.

In the case of several authors, the communicator must be registered as Lecturer/Speaker and the rest of the team as attendants.



Cancellation by the organization

• The IEV reserves the right to cancel the activity if the minimum enrollment is not achieved, and also have the right to change the Congress date if necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organizers.

• In case of date change or cancellation, IEV fully refunded the registration fee, but will not be responsible for any expenses arising from attendance as buying transportation tickets or reservations of accommodation.


Cancellation by the attendant

• After the fee has been paid, the attendant may cancel his/her registration before October 31, 2016 by contacting the organization via email. In that case, the amount will be refunded except 10%, which will be retained for administrative expenses and except the social events fees.

• In case you did not cancel the registration or if you try to do it after October 31, 2016, the organization will not refund  the registration fee.


If the participant cannot attend the activity, he/she can assign the registration to another people but must the change to the organization with an advance of at least 48 hours. The organization must confirm the acceptance of the change. This change can only be made between categories with the same fee or from a higher fee in favour of a lower fee one. If the participant is a member of IEV, he/she cannot give his/her free registration to a non-member unless the difference  is paid on the first day of Congress.


Registration form

A pre-registration is recommended since places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

In order to book a place and stay informed of our Congress latest news please, send an e-mail to with the following information:





Street address:

Postal Code:





Center/Institution of work:

Category: Doctoral degree, graduated student, other:


Personal data provided by people by the e-mail pre-registration, will have an automated treatment and will be incorporated into an automated file of personal data. Ars Vivendi Association will be solely responsible for that file. This association is the entity that supports the Spanish Voice Institute. All data collected, processed and stored will comply with the principles established by the LOPD, according to the principles of quality, information and consent.



Thursday 24

09:00 - 10:00 am: Registration of participants

10:00 - 10:30 am: Opening ceremony

Workshops session Brain&Voice*

10:30 - 12:00 am: 1st Workshop: BioMetroSoft, Voice Biometry Solutions (Pedro Gómez Vilda)

12:00 - 12:30 am: Coffee Break

12:30 - 14:00 pm: 2nd Workshop: Forbrain, use your voice to boost your brain (Rosó Marcellés)

14:00 - 16:00 pm: Lunch

16:00 - 17:00 pm: Meeting of the Spanish Voice Institute

17:00 - 19: 00 pm: Filipa Lã's workshop has been cancelled. Sorry for the disturbances.


Friday 25

09:45 - 10:30 am: Plenary Lecturer: Dra. Filipa Lã: Hormones and the artistic singing voice

10:30 - 11:30 am: Communications: Voice and neurodegenerative diseases I

  • La afectación de la voz en las enfermedades neurodegenerativas (Ivanova, Universidad de Extremadura; García Meilán, Universidad de Salamanca, Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León; Carro, Universidad de Salamanca, Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León; Martínez-Sánchez, Universidad de Murcia).

  • ​Características de la voz en un paciente con Síndrome de Shy-Drager (del Pino, Carchenilla, Brea, Moraleda, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha).

11:30-12:00 pm: Coffee break.

12:00-13:30 pm: Communications: Voice and neurodegenerative diseases II

  • Marcadores de voz para la detección precoz de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer García Meilán, Universidad de Salamanca, Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León; Ivanova, Universidad de Extremadura; Martínez-Sánchez, Universidad de Murcia; Carro, Universidad de Salamanca, Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León).

  • Voice and Speech therapy using VOCALAB: From research to practice (Sicard, INSA, Universidad de Toulouse, laboratorio IRIT; Menin- Sicard, laboratorio LURCO de Toulouse; Perrière, laboratorio LURCO, Niza).

13:30 - 15:30 pm: Lunch

15:30 - 17:30 pm: Communications:

  • Caracterización acústica de las vocales españolas en la infancia a partir de sus formantes (Hidalgo, Universidd Autónoma de Madrid; Gómez-Vilda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Director del laboratorio NeuVox, Centro de Tecnología Biomédica).

  • Análisis acústico del rotacismo en la franja meridional de las hablas castellanas a través de los materiales del AlecMan (Tapias, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones científicas de Madrid).

  • Prosodia y fonética forense: la intención transmitida en la entonación (Ramírez, Grupo de investigación “Semaínein”, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Lingüística Aplicada, Universidad de Cádiz).

  • La enseñanza vocal el España, de la fisiología al teatro (Varona Peña, Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia).

17:30 - 18:00 pm: Pause

18:00 - 18:45 pm: Plenary Conference: Dr. Pedro Gómez Vilda

18:45 - 19:30 pm: Closing Ceremony and Farewell


The Organization reserves the right to make the necessary changes in the program.



Working areas of the proposals:

The proposals will focus on any issue related to the voice from any point of view:

-The artistic/professional voice: singing voice, actor's voice, broadcasters, teachers, telemarketers, executives...

-Voice and linguistics: phonetics (production, articulation, acoustics, perception...), prosody, phonology, applied linguistics (forensics, computational...)

-Voice and neuroscience: neuro-anatomy, motor learning, neural plasticity...

-Technology and voice applications: voice engineering, telecommunications, telephony, speech synthesis, inverse filtering analysis technologies...

-Clinical voice disorders/speech therapy: anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, rehabilitation, pathologies...


Call for Papers

Abstract submission: until May 15, 2016


• Proposals for communications will be approximately 500 words long (including references) and must be accompanied by the name of the author/s, academic affiliation and five keywords. They will be sent by email to the address as an attachment to that email in .doc or .docx format.

• The proposal must be an original scientific research, clearly written. It should provide a concise summary of the objectives, state of the art, methodology, key results and major conclusions of the study.


• If you use any special font in the abstract, attach also that font with the proposal.

• Both abstracts and communications shall be written in Spanish, because it is the main language of the congress. However, works are also accepted in English.

• Communications will last 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Workshops/seminars will take 45 minutes.


Acceptance of papers to be presented at the conference is subject to approval by the Scientific Committee. The responses of acceptance will be sent on mid July 2016.


Book of Abstracts

Accepted papers will be part of the Book of Abstracts of the Congress. In any case, for a communication to be included in the book of abstracts, it will require the registration in the Congress, as a communicator, of at least one of its authors.

You can read now all the abstracts HERE




A computer PC OS Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system is available for the communicators. If you use older versions than the ones available, you should check the compatibility of the presentations before each communication.

In addition to that, there will be a projector, sound system  and Internet connection. Please do not forget to write an email if you need any additional equipment:



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