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DCASE2019 Challenge Task1 leaderboards launched

, Toni Heittola
challenge2019

Public leaderboards have been launched for all three subtasks in task 1 of DCASE2019 Challenge. The leaderboards are organized through Kaggle InClass competitions, and they are meant to serve as a development tool for participants during the development.

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DCASE2019 Challenge launched

, Toni Heittola
challenge2019

We are pleased to announce DCASE2019 Challenge opened. Task descriptions are now available and some of the tasks have released their development datasets. The rest of the development datasets and baseline systems will be released in 1-2 weeks depending on task.

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DCASE Workshop 2020 and 2021 Call for proposals

, Tuomas Virtanen
dcase

This is an open call for proposals of DCASE Workshops to be organized in 2020 and 2021. Potential workshop organizers are invited to send a short (e.g. 2 pages) proposal by email to tuomas.virtanen@tuni.fi by April 7th 2019.

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Call for task proposals for DCASE2019

, Annamaria Mesaros and Romain Serizel
challenge2019

We invite proposals to organize tasks in DCASE 2019 Challenge. The goal for DCASE 2019 Challenge is to have both some continuity of tasks and also bring novel research directions into it. For this, we aim to include about 25% new tasks, which are unrelated to the previous year's ones.

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Workshop paper submission deadline extended

, Christian Kroos
workshop2018

On popular request, the submission deadline for workshop papers was extended to 6. August 2018.

 

Please note that the deadline for challenge submissions remains the same (31. July 2018).

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DCASE2018 Challenge Task1 leaderboards launched

, Toni Heittola
challenge2018

Public leaderboards have been launched for all three subtasks in task 1 of DCASE2018 Challenge. The leaderboards are organized through Kaggle InClass competitions, and they are meant to serve as a development tool for participants during the development.

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DCASE2018 Challenge launched

, Toni Heittola
challenge2018

We are pleased to announce DCASE2018 Challenge opened. Task descriptions are now available and most of the tasks have released their development datasets. The baseline systems will be released in 1-2 weeks depending on task.

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New date for DCASE2018 Challenge launch

, Toni Heittola
challenge2018

A new release date has been set for the DCASE Challenge tasks. We are working to get development datasets and baseline systems for tasks ready by the 30th of March 2018.

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DCASE2018 Challenge tasks announced

, Toni Heittola
challenge2018

Based on the successful evaluation campaigns on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events organized in 2013, 2016, and 2017, DCASE Challenge will be organized again this year. The challenge will include the following tasks:

  • Task 1, Acoustic Scene Classification
  • Task 2, General-purpose audio tagging of Freesound content with …
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New domain opened for DCASE community

, Toni Heittola
dcase

DCASE has now register own domain, dcase.community, and we will move gradually all DCASE activity under this new domain. The aim is to have one constant entry point to all DCASE related information, and allow easier collaboration between event organizers.

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Google keynote presented by Shawn Hershey

, Toni Heittola
workshop2017

The Google keynote titled "General-Purpose Sound Event Recognition" (scheduled on Day 1 of the Workshop), will be presented by Shawn Hersey from Google Research. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the original presenter, Dan Ellis, is not available for the keynote. We apologize for the inconvenience.

General-Purpose Sound Event Recognition

Shawn Hershey …

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Challenge results to be presented at WASPAA2017

, Toni Heittola
challenge2017

DCASE2017 Challenge results will be presented at WASPAA 2017 in a special demo session with two posters. From the DCASE2017 organizers, Tuomas Virtanen and Aleksandr Diment will be presenting the results.

If you are attending WASPAA, come and discuss challenge tasks and results, as well as the future directions of …

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Accepted papers for Workshop

, Toni Heittola
workshop2017

Altogether 27 papers were accepted to be presented in the workshop. The list of accepted papers can be accessed here.

Full proceedings will be available shortly before the Workshop.

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Preliminary schedule for Workshop

, Toni Heittola
workshop2017

Thursday 16.11.2017

9:00 - 18:00

Lunch and coffee breaks included

Highlights:

  • Invited talk: Daniel P. W. Ellis, Google
  • Technical sessions
  • DCASE Challenge results analysis

Friday 17.11.2017

9:00 - 12:30

Morning coffee break included

Highlights:

  • Invited talk: Josh McDermott, MIT
  • Technical sessions
  • DCASE Challenge special …
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Challenge received 74 entries this year

, Toni Heittola
challenge2017

DCASE2017 Challenge collected a nice amount of participants this year, totalling 74 submitted entries. We have started evaluating the submissions, and the challenge results will be released on the website on 15 of September 2017.

After publication of results, authors will have the possibility to update their technical report to …

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Paper about the DCASE2017 Challenge

, Toni Heittola
challenge2017

A paper about the DCASE2017 Challenge tasks will be published in the upcoming DCASE2017 Workshop. Please cite this paper when referring to the DCASE2017 Challenge in your publications about DCASE2017:

Publication

A. Mesaros, T. Heittola, A. Diment, B. Elizalde, A. Shah, E. Vincent, B. Raj, and T. Virtanen. DCASE 2017 …

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Task 4 - Important Update - Action Required

, Ankit Shah
challenge2017

DCASE Forum post

There are two important updates on Task 4's data.

1. Verifying downloaded data

Thanks to the inquiry sent by Justin Salamon, we are providing two methods for participants to check that their development set was downloaded properly, not only in terms of the number of files but …

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New version of development datasets for Task3 released

, Toni Heittola
challenge2017

It has been brought to our attention that the Task 3 reference annotations do not always correspond to audible sound events. To address this issue, we implemented a verification of the data as follows.

The selected sound classes for the task are: brakes squeaking, car, children, large vehicle, people speaking …

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Challenge datasets and Baseline system published

, Toni Heittola
challenge2017

Development datasets for DCASE2017 Challenge tasks 1,2, and 3 have been published. In addition to this, the baseline system for these tasks has been published. Baseline system can be access from Github:


The baseline system will download the needed datasets automatically.

You can access development datasets …

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DCASE2017 Opened

, Toni Heittola
dcase

The DCASE2017 website now public. This website collects all the information about the DCASE2017 Challenge and DCASE2017 Workshop.

Challenge

Development datasets and the baseline system for the Challenge will be released on 15th of March. Until then, there might still be minor modifications to the task definitions.

Workshop

This year …

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2016 Challenge results published

, Toni Heittola
challenge2016

DCASE2016 challenge results have been published.

The main results are presented in task description pages. In addition to this, there are result pages with extended results and submission information. Direct links to the results pages can be found below.

Please update your technical reports and send them by 15th of …

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Thank you for your submissions!

, Toni Heittola
challenge2016

Thank you all for submitting to DCASE Challenge!

We have received many submissions, as you can see from following table:

Participants Submitted systems
Task 1 35 49
Task 2 10 10
Task 3 13 17
Task 4 8 9


We have sent confirmations to at least the submitting author. If …

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Paper describing DCASE2016 datasets and baseline systems

, Toni Heittola
challenge2016

A paper describing DCASE2016 datasets and baseline systems for tasks 1 and 3 has been accepted for publication at the 2016 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2016).

In publications using these datasets, cite as:

Publication

Annamaria Mesaros, Toni Heittola, and Tuomas Virtanen. TUT database for acoustic scene classification and sound …

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Evaluation datasets published

, Toni Heittola
challenge2016

We are pleased to announce the publication of the evaluation datasets for all challenge tasks. The datasets can be accessed through download page. The evaluation datasets contain only audio, annotations for the datasets will be published after challenge.

Submission information can be found here.

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Website is now public

, Toni Heittola
dcase

The challenge website is now public. We will keep updating and modifying some information on these pages. Take them as preliminary information in this stage.

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