Johns Hopkins University (JHU) summer workshops organized by the Center for Language and Speech Processing are prestigious events gathering the best researchers of world's speech and language community. The workgroups work for 6 weeks in Baltimore, MD, USA. See http://www.clsp.jhu.edu/workshops/.
In 2008, Lukas Burget (BUT Speech@FIT research director) headed work-group Robust Speaker Recognition Over Varying Channels. The research concentrated on utilizing the large amount of training data currently available to research community to derive the information, that can help discriminate among speakers and discard the information that can not. The world's best researchers in the speaker recognition field (for example Patrick Kenny from CRIM, Canada and Doug Reynolds from MIT) participated in the group. From BUT, Ondrej Glembek (Ph.D. student) and Valia Hubeika (Ms. student, now Ph.D.) were members of the group.