The Mobile Voice Conference Releases its Full Program

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Speech as part of the user interface on mobile devices.

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Reviewers largely evaluate products such as mobile phones or automotive systems on how easy they are to use, in essence, on their user interface. Since mobile phones all have microphones, voice is increasingly part of that interface, driven in part by the small size of the devices, the need for a hands-free option, and the fortunate maturing of speech recognition technology capable of effectively addressing those needs.

User interface innovations have been a big part of driving new opportunities in technology. The Mobile Voice Conference, to be held January 24-26, 2010 at the San Jose Marriott in San Jose, California, addresses the part that speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, and other voice technologies play in creating an effective multimodal interface on mobile devices and in the network supporting those devices. The conference addresses the applications and services this innovation makes possible, the tools available to those who want to be part of this paradigm shift, and the changing expectations the shift creates among callers to enterprise contact centers.

The conference organizers, the Applied Voice Input/Output Society (AVIOS) and Bill Meisel’s TMA Associates (publisher of Speech Strategy News), announced that Ilya Bukshteyn, Sr. Director of Marketing for Microsoft Tellme, will deliver a keynote talk on "The New UI: Making Speech Work in the Real World." A keynote panel composed of Michael Cohen, Manager, Speech Technology, Google; Mazin Gilbert, Executive Director, Speech and Language Technology, AT&T Labs Research; and Raj Tumuluri, CEO, Openstream, will examine, "Mobile devices as personal assistants." The full program is available at

Microsoft Tellme and Openstream are primary sponsors of the conference, and Loquendo a supporting sponsor. Some sponsorship opportunities are still open. Contact for details.


The Applied Voice Input Output Society is a non-profit professional society dedicated to providing education on the development and diffusion of real world applications of speech technology. For more on AVIOS, see

About Bill Meisel and Speech Strategy News

William Meisel, president, TMA Associates, and editor of Speech Strategy News is the program organizer for the MVC. For more on TMA Associates or Speech Strategy News, see


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