International symposium FRSM is organised in different parts of India every year since 1990.  From 1990 to 2001, it was known as International Workshop on Speech, Music and Allied Signal Processing (IWSMSP). From 2003 (at IIT Kanpur), it changed its name to the present form i.e.  Frontiers of Research on Speech and Music (FRSM). Till date, these symposiums were held at Kolkata, Santiniketan, New Delhi, Varanasi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mysore, Gwalior, Bhubaneswar, Annamalai, Kharagpur, Baripada and Thiruvananthapuram to promote research interest in these areas to researchers working in different fields like physics, mathematics, musicology, Speech Science, Linguistics, electronics and computer science.


The continuation of these events would not have been possible without the active co-operation of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, SCVRCPM-Jadavpur University,Kolkata, CDAC-Kolkata, Indian Statistical Institute, Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, BHU, Visva Bharati University, International School of Dravidian Linguistics, IIT Kanpur, Annamalai University, Utkal University, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, IITM Gwalior, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, IIT Kharagpur, NOU Baripada and Acoustical Society of India and active participation of various research groups particularly, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Indian Institute of Science, various IITs and Indian and foreign universities and institutions.

And the tale continues This Year:

The two-day symposium on Frontiers of Research on Speech and Music (FRSM – 2017) will be held at the NIT, Rourkela, Orissa, during 15-16 December 2017. It will be jointly organised by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, NIT, Rourkela and Sir C V Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. This yearly symposium would continue to unfold novel interactions of science, technology and mathematics with the faculties of mind like expressions, impressions and feeling and ultimately lead to a paradigm of research, to unify matter and mind.


Invited and some contributed papers related to speech, music and allied signal processing will be considered for presentation and publication.

About the Place of the Symposium

Rourkela is a well-developed steel city, surrounded by a range of hills and encircled by rivers. It is located in an area in the north-western tip of the Indian state of Orissa with the richest deposit of mineral wealth. It is situated on the Howrah-Mumbai rail route and well connected with the rest part of India. The nearest airports are Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Ranchi. Rourkela is connected to all these three airports by convenient trains. It is also connected with all important towns in the state by road. There are regular interstate and intrastate bus services to and from Rourkela. The NIT campus is about 8km away from Rourkela railway station.


National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela

NIT Rourkela is a centrally funded premier institute of higher learning for engineering, science and technology located in the steel city of Rourkela, Odisha, India. It is one of the 31 NITs in India and has been recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007. According to the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of the World's best Universities 2017, it is ranked in top 800 institutes of world, and it is the only NIT to feature in the list. The institute spreads over 262 hectare of lush green picturesque landscape.


Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering aims to provide effective engineering education and training to the students for innovative approaches leading to successful professional career in the field of Electronics, Instrumentation and Communication Engineering. The department offers two undergraduate courses (a) Electronics and Communication Engineering and (b) Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and four postgraduate courses with specialization in (a) Signal and Image Processing, (b) VLSI and Embedded Systems, (c) Communication and Networks and (d) Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. The department is equipped with sophisticated and modern laboratory equipment to carry out different complex experiments. It has been undertaking several research and development projects from the government agencies as well as private companies.

Foreign Dignitaries who graced the Conference over the years:


IWSMSP – Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi 1991

Prof. W. M. Hartman, Michigan State Univ., USA

 Prof. U. J. Hansen, Indiana State University  



Prof. Uwe J. Hansen, Indiana State University   

Prof. Carol Lynne Krumhansl, Stanford University

Prof. Jamshed J Bharucha, Tufts University


IWSMSP – Visva Bharati 1996

Prof. U. J. Hansen, Indiana State University  


IWSMSP – National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 2001

Prof. K K Paliwal, Griffith University, Australia

Prof S Dutta, Loughborough University, UK

Prof. Elisavetta Ladavas, University of Bologna, Italy


FRSM-Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu 2004

 Prof. Knutt Guettler, Norwegian Academy of Science, Oslo

 Dr. Arvindh Krishnaswamy, Stanford University

 Dr. George Essl, Media Lab Europe, Ireland

 Dr. N Radhakrishnan, Bowling green State University, Ohio, USA

 Prof. Wim Van Der Meer, University of Amsterdam

 Prof. Elisabetta Ladavas, University of Bologna, Italy


FRSM- Utkal University 2005

     Prof. Knutt Guettler, Norwegian Academy of Science, Oslo

     Prof. Ahmed M Alazzabi,Seventh April University, Libya

     Prof. S Dutta, Loughborough University, UK


FRSM- UPTU, Lucknow 2006

Prof. Wim Van Der Meer, University of Amsterdam

       Dr. N Radhakrishnan, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA


FRSM- AIISH, Mysore 2007

 Dr. Parag Chordia, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

     Dr. Bhiksha Raj, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, USA

     Dr. Rita Singh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


FRSM-JU, Kolkata 2008

           Prof. Didier Grandjean, University of Geneva

     Prof. Keikichi Hirose, University of Tokyo

     Prof. Wim van der Meer, University of Amsterdam

      Prof. Kristoffer Jensen, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

      Prof. K K Palliwal, Griffith University, Australia

      Prof. Clarence Barlow, University of California

      Prof. Hiroya Fujisaki, University of Tokyo

      Dr. Mykhaylo Khramov, Ukraine

      Prof. Francesco Guerra, University of Rome



FRSM- ABV IIIT, Gwalior 2009

       Prof. Richard Stern, Carnegie Mellon University

       Prof. Kristoffer Jensen, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

     Prof. Raffaele Parisi, University of Rome

     Prof. Miroslaw Majchrzak, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland

      Dr. Madgazin Vadim Rimovich, Independent Researcher, Russia 

      Dr. Mykhaylo Khramov, Ukraine



FRSM-CMMR  Utkal University Bhubaneswar 2011

       Dr. Matthias Braeunig, Institute for Environment Health Sciences, Freiburg, Germany

       Prof. Kristoffer Jensen, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

       Dr. Jun Wu, University of Tokyo, Japan

       Dr. Yago de Quay, Laboratorio Multimedia, FEUP, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

       Dr. Ryan Stables, Birmingham City University, UK

       Dr. Kristian Nymoen, University of Oslo, Oslo

       Prof. Thibaud Necciari, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

       Prof. Mitsuko Aramaki, Laboratoire de Mecanique et d’Acoustique, France

       Prof. Sølvi Ystad, LMA-CNRS, France



FRSM-KIIT, Gwalior 2012

Prof. Xavier Serra, University of Barcelona

Prof. Hiroya Fujisaki, University of Tokyo

Prof. Keikichi Hirose, University of Tokyo

Dr. Mykhaylo Khramov, Ukraine

Dr. Baris Bozkurt, Bahcesehir University,Istanbul, Turkey


FRSM-AIISH, Mysore 2014

Prof. Keikichi Hirose, University of Tokyo



FRSM-IIT, Kharagpur 2015

Prof. Hiroya Fujisaki, University of Tokyo

Prof. Keikichi Hirose, University of Tokyo


Chief Patron

Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director, NIT Rourkela



Prof. K K Mahapatra, Head, Dept. of ECE, NIT, Rourkela

Prof. Sarat Kumar Patra, NIT Rourkela

Prof. Sukadev Meher, NIT Rourkela



International Advisory Committee

Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director, NIT Rourkela


Prof. Suranjan Das, VC, Jadavpur University

Prof. D. Duttamajumdar, President, SNLTR, Kolkata

Prof. S R Savithri, Director, AIISH, Mysore

Prof. S. G. Deshmukh, Director, ABV-IIITM, Gwalior

Prof. Phalguni Gupta, Director, NITTTR, Kolkata

Prof. S S Agrawal, KIIT Group of Colleges, Gurgaon

Prof. Sanghamitra Mohanty, Ex- VC, NOU, Orissa

Prof. Partha Ghose, NAS, India

Prof. Anupam Basu, Director (Hony), SNLTR, Kolkata

Prof. Sølvi Ystad, LMA-CNRS, France

Prof. Xavier Serra, University of Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Kristoffer Jensen, ad: mt, AAU, Denmark

Prof. John Ohala, Berkeley, USA

Prof. Aditi Lahiri, Oxford University

Prof. Hiroya Fujisaki, University of Tokyo

Prof. Keikichi Hirose, University of Tokyo

Prof. J. Sundberg, KTH, RIT, Sweden

Prof. W. M. Hartman, Michigan State Univ., USA


Organising Committee

Prof. A. K. Datta, SCVRCPM, JU, Kolkata, (Chairman)

Dr. Lakshi Prosad Roy, NIT Rourkela (Convenor)

Dr. Siddharath Deshmukh, NIT Rourkela

Dr. Samit Ari, NIT Rourkela

Dr. Sougata Kumar Kar, NIT Rourkela

Prof. D. Ghosh, SCVRCPM, J.U, Kolkata

Prof. A Deb, SCVRCPM, JU, Kolkata

Dr. R. Sengupta, SCVRCPM, JU, Kolkata

Dr. S K Das Mandal, IIT, Kharagpur


Local Organising Committee

Dr. Ajit Kumar Sahoo, Finance and Accounts

Dr. Manish Okade, Publication

Dr. Upendra Kumar Sahoo, Publication

Prof. Tarun Kumar Dan, Publication

Dr. Santanu Kumar Behera, Advertisement and


Dr. (Mrs.) Poonam Singh, Publication

Dr. Umesh Chandra Pati, Guest House Accomodation

Dr. Debiprasad Priyabrata Acharya, Hospitality

Dr. Santosh Kumar Das, Travel

Mr. Ayas Kanta Swain, Accomodation, Hospitality and

Delegate Accommodation

Mr. Shrishailayya Mallikarjunayya Hiremath, Accounts &


Mr. Subrata Maiti, Registration

Dr. Santanu Sarkar, Logistic and Dias

Dr. Banibrata Mukherjee, Logistic and Dias

Dr. Prashant Vooka, Conference management



Programme Committee

Dr. Lakshi Prosad Roy; NIT Rourkela (Chairman)

Prof. A. K. Datta; SCVRCPM, JU, Kolkata

Prof. B. Gupta; JU, Kolkata

Dr. S. Ghosh; University of Delhi

Dr. R. Sengupta, SCVRCPM; JU, Kolkata

Dr. Siddharath Deshmukh; NIT Rourkela

Prof. Santanu Chaudhury; IIT Delhi

Prof. Vikram M. Gadre; IIT Bombay

Prof. Sumana Gupta; IIT Kanpur

Prof. Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula; IISC, Bangalore

Dr. T V Ananthapadmanava; CEO, Voice and speech systems

Dr. P.K. Das; IIT, Guwahati

Mr. Sujoy Mondal; RCCIIT Kolkata

Mr. S. Sanyal, SCVRCPM; JU, Kolkata