CHiME 2018

Speech Processing in Everyday Environments (CHiME 2018)

7th September, Microsoft, Hyderabad (a satellite event of Interspeech 2018)

The workshop took place in September 2018. This website is a record of the event providing access to the papers, posters and presentations. The proceedings will also be available via the ISCA online archive.

This one-day workshop will bring together researchers from the fields of computational hearing, speech enhancement, acoustic modelling and machine learning to discuss the robustness of speech processing in everyday environments, i.e., real-world conditions with acoustic clutter, where the number and nature of the sound sources is unknown and changing over time.

Relevant research topics include (but are not limited to)

  • training schemes: data augmentation, semi-supervised training,
  • speaker localization and beamforming,
  • single- or multi-microphone enhancement and separation,
  • robust features and feature transforms,
  • robust acoustic and language modeling,
  • robust speech recognition,
  • robust speaker and language recognition,
  • robust paralinguistics,
  • cross-environment or cross-dataset performance analysis,
  • environmental background noise modelling.

Papers reporting evaluation results on the CHiME-5 dataset or on other datasets are equally welcome.

The CHiME-5 Challenge

As a focus for discussion, the workshop will host the 5th CHiME Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge (CHiME-5). The new challenge will consider the problem of distant microphone conversational speech recognition in everyday home environments. The challenge will target multi-microphone solutions with separate tracks for fixed microphone arrays and head-mounted microphones. Speech material will be elicited using a dinner party scenario with efforts taken to capture data that is representative of natural conversational speech. To find out more please visit Challenge Website.

CHiME 2018, September

Hyderabad, India


  • Jon Barker &
    Univ. of Sheffield, UK
  • Shinji Watanabe
    Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
  • Emmanuel Vincent
    Inria, France
  • More info

Local Organiser

  • Simerpreet Kaur Microsoft


  • Registration: Jun 8th
  • Submission: Aug 3rd
  • Notification: Aug 20th
  • Workshop: Sep 7th
  • More info


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