Event Time Slot (GMT)
Workshop Introduction 10:20 to 10:30
Afternoon Session: Influencing mental states 10:30 to 12:00
Keynote speech: My Music and I: The interplay between music and individual differences
Dr. Vinoo Alluri
Music is known to impact moods in positive ways and promote well-being. Musical preferences and habits have been associated with an individual’s requirement to satisfy and reinforce their psychological needs. In fact, an individual’s musical preferences and habits have been considered a mirror to who they are emotionally, socially, and cognitively. Empirical evidence is emerging that allows decoding individual traits and states based on their musical choices and engagement styles. Certain kinds of musical engagement have also been found to be associated with measures of ill-health including risk of depression and antisocial behavior, particularly in youth. In my talk I will outline research on how individual differences affect our perception and choice of music, in addition to how the latter allows us to examine and identify individual differences.
10:30 to 11:15
Short Break 11:15 to 11:20
Minus Oral presentations (20 minutes each, including Q&A)
  • How Much do Lyrics Matter? Analysing Lyrical Simplicity Preferences for Individuals At Risk of Depression
  • Distance Metrics to Aid Raga-selection in Subjective Studies
11:20 to 12:00
Long Break 12:00 to 12:15
Forenoon Session: Detecting mental states 12:15 to 14:15
Keynote speech: Music of Speech, and Speech of Depression
Dr. Sageev Oore
I will describe some machine learning (ML) tools that we can use for processing music and for processing the acoustics of speech. I will then present some connections between music and speech, and between speech and depression, and I will discuss how such ML tools can help us explore these connections.
12:15 to 13:00
Short Break 13:00 to 13:05
Minus Oral presentations (20 minutes each, including Q&A)
  • Sine-Wave Speech and Privacy-Preserving Depression Detection
  • Optional Short Presentation
  • Contribution of F0 Contour Level, F0 Contour Shape and Durations Towards Perception of Lombard Speech
  • Analysis of Glottal Activity of High Arousal and Falsetto Voice
13:05 to 14:15
Workshop Conclusion 14:15 to 14:30