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This paper investigates the effect of utterance duration to the calibration of a modern i-vector speaker recognition system with probabilistic linear discriminant analysis (PLDA) modeling. A calibration approach to deal with these effects using quality measure functions (QMFs) is proposed to include duration in the calibration transformation. Extensive experiments are performed in order to evaluate the robustness of the proposed calibration approach for unseen conditions in the training of calibration parameters. Using the latest NIST corpora for evaluation, results highlight the importance of considering the quality metrics like duration in calibrating the scores for automatic speaker recognition systems.