Speech is the primary means of communication among humans, and results from complex interaction among vocal folds vibration at the larynx and voluntary articulators movements (i.e. mouth tongue, jaw, etc.). However, only recently has research focussed on biomedical applications. Since 1999, the MAVEBA Workshop (Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications) is organised every two years, aiming to stimulate contacs between specialists active in clinical, research and industrial developments in the area of voice signal and images analysis for biomedical applications.

Organised by Claudio Manfredi et al., MAVEBA will take place in Florence, Italy from December 16 to December 18, 2013. To find out more about the workshop be sure to visit its website: http://maveba.dinfo.unifi.it/!