The group was formally established in 1997 in Voorburg and endorsed by the ENFSI Board in 1999. The ENFSI-FSAAWG has members representing a wide range of forensic and university labs from almost 30 countries.

Aims and Objectives of FSAAWG

  • To improve / develop / evaluate methodologies used in forensic speaker recognition
  • To improve / develop / evaluate methodologies used in audio enhancement
  • To improve / develop / evaluate methodologies used in audio authentication

Board/Steering Committee

The FSAAWG steering committee is composed of:

  • Luca Cuccovillo (Chairperson) – Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT), Illmenau, Germany
  • Arjan van Dijke (Deputy Chairperson) – Netherlands Forensic Science Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Johannes Buckel – Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Jelena Devenson – Forensic Science Centre of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Attila Fejes – Special Service for National Security Institute for Expert Services (SSNS), Budapest, Hungary
  • Andrea Fröhlich – Zurich Forensic Science Institutes, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dan Nyberg – Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Sciences, Linköping, Sweden
  • André Saraiva – Scientific Police Laboratory (SPL), Lisbon, Portugal


You can find the EWG’s Best Practice Manuals and Guidelines here in the Documents-Section.


You can contact the Speech and Audio chairperson Luca Cuccovillo by sending an email through our contact form. Please state clearly who your message is addressed to.

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