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[CFP] CHiME 2011 -- Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments

First International Workshop on
Machine Listening in Multisource Environments (CHiME 2011)
In conjunction with Interspeech 2011, September 1st, 2011, Florence, Italy

Important Dates:
* Deadline for submission of papers: April 14th, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: June 2nd, 2011
* Final version of submission: June 14th, 2011
* Workshop: September 1st, 2011

CHiME 2011 is an ISCA-approved satellite workshop of Interspeech 2011
that will consider the challenge of developing machine listening
applications for operation in multisource environments, i.e. real-world
conditions with acoustic clutter, where the number and nature of the
sound sources is unknown and changing over time. CHiME will bring
together researchers from a broad range of disciplines (computational
hearing, blind source separation, speech recognition, machine learning)
to discuss novel and established approaches to this problem. The
cross-fertilisation of ideas will foster fresh approaches that
efficiently combine the complementary strengths of each research field.

The workshop will also be hosting the PASCAL CHiME Speech Separation and
Recognition Challenge. This is a binaural, multisource speech separation
and recognition competition supported by the EU PASCAL network and the
UK EPSRC. If you wish to participate, please visit the Challenge Website.

Call for Participation:
We invite original submissions for oral or poster presentation during
the workshop. Relevant research topics include (but are not limited to),

* automatic speech recognition in multisource environments,
* acoustic event detection in multisource environments,
* sound source detection and tracking in multisource environments,
* music information retrieval in multisource environments,
* sound source separation or enhancement in multisource environments,
* robust feature extraction and classification in multisource environments,
* scene analysis and understanding for multisource environments.

Abstracts or full-papers are to be submitted by 14th April. After the
workshop participants will be invited to submit extended versions of
their papers to a peer-reviewed *special issue* of the journal, Computer
Speech and Language on the theme of Multisource Environments.

Organising Committee:
Dr Jon Barker, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Emmanuel Vincent, INRIA Rennes, France
Prof. Dan Ellis, Columbia University, USA
Prof. Phil Green, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr. John Hershey, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA
Prof. Walter Kellermann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Prof. Hiroshi Okuno, Kyoto University, Japan