[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


                       NATO Advanced Study Institute

                           COMPUTATIONAL HEARING
                           July 1 - July 12 1998
                         Il Ciocco (Tuscany), Italy

     This Advanced Study Institute (ASI) will focus on integrating recent
  advances in computational modeling and analysis with more traditional
  perspectives on hearing, with the intent of fostering a more computational
  approach towards studies of auditory function, physiology and anatomy, as
  well as defining emerging fields of inquiry derived from these innovative

     Although our sense of hearing has long been the subject of intensive
  scientific inquiry, computational methods have only recently been
  applied to this intellectual domain with the degree of sophistication
  and systematic development required for achieving significant gains in
  scientific understanding. The complexity of the physiological and
  anatomical substrates of auditory function, in concert with the highly
  mathematical nature of hearing's physical bases, provide an ideal
  scientific application for the newly emergent techniques pertaining to
  scientific visualization and auralization.

     Further progress in hearing science requires the sort of computational
  techniques now being developed at various sites around the world for
  modeling and visualization of complex auditory phenomena. The design of
  future-generation hearing prostheses, speech recognition systems and
  audio technologies all vitally depend on such methodology and the
  understanding resulting from its intelligent application.

     The ASI will survey the traditional domains of hearing research,
  including anatomy, physiology, psychoacoustics, speech and music, but
  from a largely computational perspective. Several topics, such as
  auditory scene analysis, speech recognition and auditory processing
  under adverse acoustic conditions are inherently computational in
  nature. Other subjects, such as the physiology of the auditory
  periphery, have witnessed a significant amount of computational effort
  over the past decade and a half. The goal is to provide a coherent and
  comprehensive perspective on hearing that is integrated with state-of-
  the-art computational modeling and visualization techniques that can
  serve as the basis for a new generation of auditory research.

  ASI Faculty will include: Jont Allen (AT&T Research, USA), Jens Blauert
  (Bochum, Germany), Martin Cooke (Sheffield, UK), Ted Evans (Keele, UK),
  Steven Greenberg (ICSI, USA), Gerald Langner (Darmstadt, Germany),
  Stephen McAdams (Paris V, IRCAM, France), Roy Patterson (CNBH,
  Cambridge, UK), Christoph Schreiner (UC-San Francisco, USA), Shihab
  Shamma (Maryland, USA), James Simmons (Brown, USA), Malcolm Slaney
  (Interval Research & Stanford, USA), Quentin Summerfield (MRC IHC,
  Nottingham, UK), Marianne Vater (Potsdam, Germany), Jeffrey Winer (UC-
  Berkeley, USA), Eric Young (Johns Hopkins, USA)

  Organizing Committee: Martin Cooke, Steven Greenberg,
                        Gerald Langner, Malcolm Slaney



  January 15   Poster Presentation Abstracts and Preliminary Registration
               Application for Financial Subsidy
               (principally for junior scientists and students)

  March 1      Participant Registration (final deadline)

  April 15     4-page, camera-ready paper (based on poster presentation)

  For further information contact:
  Steven Greenberg, International Computer Science Institute,
  1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
  FAX: (510) 643-7684 (ATT: Computational Hearing ASI)
  Internet: ComHear@icsi.berkeley.edu
  WWW: http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/real/ComHear98
              web site contains additional information, including
              an application form and the provisional program