DCASE2021 Workshop, Call for Papers

Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events
15-16 November 2021, Barcelona, Spain (also virtual)

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.

The 6th Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, DCASE 2021, will be held in Barcelona on November 15-16. The event will be hybrid, with some participants attending physically in Barcelona and others participating remotely.

As in the previous years, the workshop is organized in conjunction with the DCASE challenge. We aim to bring together researchers from many different universities and companies with an interest in the topics, and provide an opportunity for scientific exchange of ideas and opinions. The technical program will include invited talks, and oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. In addition, a special poster session will be dedicated to the DCASE 2021 challenge entries and results.

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 and event detection
  • Anomalous sound detection
  • Sound event detection and localization
  • Sound event detection and separation
  • Audio tagging
  • Automated audio captioning
  • 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, material science, transport science

Resources, applications, and evaluations of computational environmental-audio analysis

  • Publicly available datasets or software, taxonomies and ontologies, evaluation procedures
  • Ethics, privacy, responsible research
  • Applications
  • Description of systems submitted to the DCASE 2020 Challenge, expanded from the challenge technical report submissions to include more discussions such as ablation studies for additional modules in your method.

We strongly encourage reproducible research with open-source code and open data, though it is not mandatory.

Important notice for challenge participants: Note that whereas each DCASE challenge submission must be accompanied by a technical report describing the system, in order to be considered for presentation at the peer-reviewed workshop, such a report must be augmented with a careful analysis thereof to guarantee fair conditions to non-challenge submissions which provide meaningful and usable insight.

 

Important Dates

Organizers

General chairs

Frederic Font
Frederic Font

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Xavier Serra
Xavier Serra

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Program chairs

Annamaria Mesaros
Annamaria Mesaros

Tampere University

Daniel P. W. Ellis
Daniel P. W. Ellis

Google, Inc.

Eduardo Fonseca
Eduardo Fonseca

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Magdalena Fuentes
Magdalena Fuentes

New York University

Paper award chairs

Konstantinos Drossos
Konstantinos Drossos

Tampere University

Martín Rocamora
Martín Rocamora

Universidad de la República

Local arrangements

Sonia Espí
Sonia Espí

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Cristina Garrido
Cristina Garrido

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Venue

The workshop will be held at the auditorium of Campus Poblenou, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and also on a virtual platform.