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CFP: SAPA06 - Workshop on Statistical And Perceptual Audition

Dear List - 

Please find enclosed the announcement of a workshop we are organizing
focused on approaches to automatic sound processing that combine
perceptual insights with statistical techniques.



Papers are solicited for the 2006 Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual 
Audition (SAPA2006), to be held in Pittsburgh PA as a satellite to ICSLP 
2006 <http://www.interspeech2006.org/>.

Following on from the successful SAPA2004 workshop 
<http://www.sapa2004.org> (in Jeju, Korea), the objective of the 
SAPA2006 workshop is to bring together researchers considering 
perceptually-motivated problems in sound and speech analysis and 
understanding, employing statistical and machine learning tools.

There is a wide area of overlap between more heuristic models of human 
auditory function and purely pattern recognition approaches that are 
independent of human audition; SAPA aims to be the forum for 
presentation and discussion of this promising and expanding field.

This will be a one-day workshop with a limited number of oral 
presentations, chosen for breadth and provocation, and an informal 
atmosphere to promote discussion. We hope that the participants in the 
workshop will be exposed to a broader perspective, and that this will 
help foster new research and interesting variants on current approaches.

Papers describing relevant research and new concepts are solicited on, 
but not limited to, the following topics:

    * Generalized audio analysis
    * Speech analysis
    * Music analysis
    * Audio classificationy
    * Scene analysis
    * Signal separation
    * Speech recognition
    * Multi-channel analysis

In all cases, preference will be given to papers that clearly involve 
both perceptually-defined or perceptually-related problems, and 
statistical or machine-learning based solutions.

Manuscripts must be between 4 and 6 pages long, in standard ICSLP 
double-column format. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop 

Papers must be recieved by 21 April 2006 (two weeks after the ICSLP 
deadline). The results of the paper review will be posted by 9 June 2006 
(same as ICSLP).


Dr. Bhiksha Raj
    Research Scientist
    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs,
    Cambridge, MA, USA, 02139
    617 621 7593 
Dr. Paris Smaragdis
    Research Scientist
    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs,
    Cambridge, MA, USA, 02139
    617 621 7561 
Prof. Daniel Ellis
    Associate Professor
    Columbia University
    New York
    212 854 8928