Final CFP: Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA99) ("Dr. Frank Klassner" )

Subject: Final CFP: Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA99)
From:    "Dr. Frank Klassner"  <klassner(at)PTDPROLOG.NET>
Date:    Thu, 18 Feb 1999 18:28:54 -0500

Call For Papers (CASA'99) The Third IJCAI Workshop on Computational Auditory Scene Analysis Stockholm, SWEDEN 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 psychoacoustic research. 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) the combination. 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 Conference. 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 ( TOPICS ====== 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: Modeling Issues: Cognitive Modeling Low-level Auditory Models. etc. Sound Processing Issues: Auditory Filters, Wavelets, Time-frequency Distributions, Multi-resolution Analysis, Adaptation of Signal Processing Parameters, etc. Representational Issues: Auditory/Sound Representation, Speech Representation, Representation for Music, Unified Representation of (possibly Dynamic) Vision and Audition, etc. Architectural Issues: Unified Architectures Blackboard Architectures Multi-Agent Paradigm Performance Evaluation Hybrid Approach to Top-Down/ Bottom-Up processing, etc. Applications: Sound Understanding Speech Understanding Music Understanding Performance Evaluation Multi-Modal Integration, etc. The workshop committee anticipates publishing accepted papers in a workshop proceedings. SUBMISSIONS =========== Authors will submit a copy of a full paper (limited to 5000 words), or an extended abstract (approx. 2500 words) electronically to casa99(at) or by surface mail to Frank Klassner Computing Sciences Dept. Villanova University 800 Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085 USA 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. TIME TABLE ========== Papers due: February 21, 1999 Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 1999 Camera-ready edition due: April 20, 1999 IMPORTANT NOTICE ================ Workshop attendees must note that workshop participation is not possible WITHOUT REGISTRATION for the main conference (International Joint Conference on Artificial Ingelligence, web address: WORKSHOP COMMITTEE ================== Frederic Berthommier Institut de la Communication Parlee, FRANCE bertho(at) Martin P. Cooke University of Sheffield, UK M.Cooke(at) Daniel Ellis ICSI, Berkeley, USA dpwe(at) Frank Klassner (chair) Villanova University, USA klassner(at) Hiroshi G. Okuno NTT Basic Research Laboratories, JAPAN okuno(at) Malcolm Slaney Interval Research, Inc., USA malcolm(at)

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