Detection and Classification of
Acoustic Scenes and Events

DCASE2018 Workshop

19-20 November 2018, Surrey, UK

DCASE 2018 Workshop is the third workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, being organized for the third time in conjunction with the DCASE challenge. The workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers working on computational analysis of sound events and scene analysis to present and discuss their results. We aim to bring together researchers from many different universities and companies with interest in the topic, and provide the opportunity for scientific exchange of ideas and opinions. The technical program will include invited speakers on the topic of computational everyday sound analysis and recognition, and oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. In addition, a special poster session will be dedicated to the DCASE 2018 challenge entries.

Topics

We invite submissions on the topics of computational analysis of acoustic scenes and sound events, including but not limited to:

Tasks in computational environmental audio analysis
  • Acoustic scene classification
  • Sound event detection and localization
  • Audio tagging
  • Challenges in real-life applications (e.g., rare events, overlapping sound events, weak labels)
Methods for computational environmental audio analysis
  • Signal processing methods
  • Machine learning methods
  • Auditory-motivated methods
  • Cross-disciplinary methods involving, e.g., acoustics, biology, psychology, geography, materials science, transports science
Resources, applications, and evaluation of computational environmental audio analysis
  • Publicly available datasets or software, taxonomies and ontologies, evaluation procedures
  • Applications
  • Description of systems submitted to the DCASE 2018 Challenge

Workshop info

DCASE2018 Challenge

30 March 2018 - 31 July 2018

The members of the organizing committee are pleased to welcome you to participate to the fourth edition of the Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events DCASE 2018 Challenge. Building up on the success of the previous editions, this year's evaluation continues supporting the development of computational scene and event analysis methods by comparing different approaches using a common publicly available dataset. The continuous effort in this direction sets the milestones of development and anchors the current performance for further reference. Challenge participants are welcome to present their work during a special poster session within the DCASE 2018 Workshop. DCASE2018 Challenge is an official IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) challenge.

Tasks

Acoustic Scene Classification

General-purpose audio tagging of Freesound content with AudioSet labels

Bird audio detection

Large-scale weakly labeled semi-supervised sound event detection in domestic environments

Monitoring of domestic activities based on multi-channel acoustics

Challenge info

We invite all researchers that are interested or working on aspects of environmental sound classification and detection to share ideas, questions and opinions with their peers through the DCASE Community.

This area of research is now developing at a rapid pace, and special sessions on the topic are commonly encountered at international signal processing conferences such as ICASSP or EUSIPCO, as well as special issues in renown journals like IEEE TASLP. As organizers of DCASE Challenge and Workshop, we want to contribute to this dynamic field of research by bringing together researchers from academic and industrial background.

We want to offer a platform for discussion of the different perspectives and approaches, from algorithm development to practical applications and their commercial value. We hope to support the development of computational scene and event analysis methods by providing public datasets and the opportunity to continuously compare different approaches on the same datasets, using consistent performance measures.

Join the discussion group for announcements from organizers of DCASE Challenge and DCASE Workshop, and to communicate with other members through the email list. We encourage everyone to open discussions on related topics and answer others' questions.

To contact the DCASE organizers, you can send an email to dcase.challenge@gmail.com.