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Final CFP: Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA99)
Call For Papers (CASA'99)
The Third IJCAI Workshop on
Computational Auditory Scene Analysis
Sunday, August 1, 1999
Over the last decade several research communities have begun sustained
research inquiries into the problem of auditory scene analysis, or
the process of decomposing arbitrary sound mixtures, such as those
often found in human listeners' acoustic environments, into component
sounds. Such mixtures typically include non-speech and musical sounds,
the understanding of which represents a challenging area of
Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA) deals with the problem of
getting software and/or hardware systems not only to interpret sound
mixtures as combinations of their components, but also to decide what
feature set(s) to use as the basis for reconstructing (modelling)
Typically, CASA systems rely on or are inspired by psychoacoustic or
psychophysical theories of perception. However, given that the problem
of auditory scene analysis and its automation is intimately related to
questions studied by other fields ranging from robotics to speech
recognition to machine perception and artificial intelligence, the
CASA community has a strong interdisciplinary component.
The purpose of the IJCAI-99 workshop on Computational Auditory Scene
Analysis (CASA'97) is to bring together researchers from various
disciplines including artificial intelligence, automatic speech
recognition, signal processing, psychoacoustics and psychophysics,
and robotics, and application engineers who are engaged in or interested
in computational auditory scene analysis. Through key presentations and
ample discussions, it is hoped that the workshop will facilitate the
exchange of ideas among researchers, as well as to bridge the gap
between basic researchers and application engineers.
Having CASA'99 at IJCAI-99 is particularly important as some topics of
the workshop -- including listening to several things simultaneously
or understanding non-speech sounds -- have been also proposed as
Challenge Problems for Artificial Intelligence at the American
Association of Artificial Intelligence's (AAAI) 1996 National
Indeed, the workshop committee encourages (but does not require!)
potential attendees to consider submitting papers on systems for
interpreting acoustic signals to the parent IJCAI conference.
The list of challenge problems proposed at CASA'95 is available at
the CASA'97 Web page (http://www.nue.org/CASA97/).
The workshop committe is currently soliciting submission of quality
contributions on computational auditory scene analysis. We strongly
encourage designers of CASA systems to consider giving real-time
demonstrations of their systems.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
Low-level Auditory Models. etc.
Sound Processing Issues:
Auditory Filters, Wavelets,
Adaptation of Signal Processing Parameters, etc.
Representation for Music,
Unified Representation of (possibly
Dynamic) Vision and Audition, etc.
Hybrid Approach to Top-Down/ Bottom-Up processing, etc.
Multi-Modal Integration, etc.
The workshop committee anticipates publishing accepted papers
in a workshop proceedings.
Authors will submit a copy of a full paper (limited to 5000 words), or
an extended abstract (approx. 2500 words) electronically to
or by surface mail to
Computing Sciences Dept.
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
by February 21, 1999.
Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. The e-mail should
contain an uuencoded gzipped (or compressed) PostScript file, or
Adobe Acrobat file.
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop committee.
Papers due: February 21, 1999
Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 1999
Camera-ready edition due: April 20, 1999
Workshop attendees must note that workshop participation is not
possible WITHOUT REGISTRATION for the main conference (International
Joint Conference on Artificial Ingelligence,
web address: http://www.dsv.su.se/ijcai-99/
Institut de la Communication Parlee, FRANCE
Martin P. Cooke
University of Sheffield, UK
ICSI, Berkeley, USA
Frank Klassner (chair)
Villanova University, USA
Hiroshi G. Okuno
NTT Basic Research Laboratories, JAPAN
Interval Research, Inc., USA