In the last decade the remarkable advances in computing and networking have sparked an enormous interest in deploying automatic speech recognition in devices and networks, and the trend is accelerating. This book brings together leading academic researchers and industrial practitioners to address the issues in this emerging realm. It covers networked, distributed and embedded speech recognition systems, which are expected to co-exist in the future. The book is divided into four parts: networked speech recognition, distributed speech recognition, embedded speech recognition, and systems and applications. A profound and unified introduction about this area and its latest development is provided, as well as working knowledge needed for research and practical application deployment. This book covers the most up-to-date standards and a number of systems. This all-inclusive reference is an essential read for graduate students, scientists and engineers working or researching in the field of speech recognition and processing.