DCASE Events

Introduction

This page collects basic information about all events organized by DCASE Community over the years. More detailed information is available on the each event websites. Community has concentrated its efforts on organizing evaluation workshops and challenges since 2013.

Workshops

DCASE organized workshops have brought now for two consecutive years researchers from universities and companies together to discuss about DCASE topics. The following table shows attendances from our workshops over the years:

Workshop Attendance
(Academic / Companies)
Papers Acceptance rate Challenge related papers Total citations
(Google Scholar)
DCASE2020 Workshop
Tokyo, Japan (Virtual)
519
(56% / 44%)
49 58% 63%
59
(updated 13.11.2020)
DCASE2019 Workshop
New York, USA
201
(50% / 50%)
54 66% 63%
484
(updated 16.11.2020)
DCASE2018 Workshop
Woking, UK
150
(62% / 38%)
43 73% 75%
759
(updated 23.11.2020)
DCASE2017 Workshop
Munich, German
90
(61% / 39%)
27 90% 82%
1235
(updated 25.11.2020)
DCASE2016 Workshop
Budapest, Hungary
68
(68% / 32%)
23 100% 78%
898
(updated 28.11.2020)

Challenges

The number of participating teams has increased steadily in DCASE organized challenges. The following table shows teams per task type over the years:

Task 2013 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Acoustic Scene Classification 11 36 40 25 46 45 44
    Classification 11 36 40 24 38
    Mismatched recording devices 8 10
    Multiple devices 28
    Open set 6
    Low-complexity 30 32
    Audio-visual 12
Sound Event Detection 7 18 20 15 18 21 24
    Synthetic audio 3 9 12
    Real-life audio 7 12 12
    Weakly supervised 9 15 18
    Detection and Separation 21 24
Sound Event Localization and Detection 22 14 12
Audio Tagging 9 18 22 6
    Tagging 9 18 10 6
    Noisy labels 13
Bioacoustics 11 8
Activity Classification 12
Detection of Anomalous Sounds 40 27
Audio Captioning 10 12

2021

DCASE2021 Challenge

The sixth DCASE Challenge was organized between 1st March 2021 - 1st July 2021.

Website

Tasks

Results

Full results for all tasks can be found on the DCASE2021 Challenge page.

Participation statistics

Teams Entries
Task 1 44 146
Task 2 27 76
Task 3 12 36
Task 4 24 74
Task 5 8 25
Task 6 12 37
Sum 127 394

Organizers

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Coordinator of Task 1

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Coordinator of Task 1

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

Coordinator of Task 1

Yuma Koizumi

Yuma Koizumi

Google, Inc.

Coordinator of Task 2

Yohei Kawaguchi

Yohei Kawaguchi

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Keisuke Imoto

Keisuke Imoto

Doshisha University

Coordinator of Task 2

Ryo Tanabe

Ryo Tanabe

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Harsh Purohit

Harsh Purohit

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Takashi Endo

Takashi Endo

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Noboru Harada

Noboru Harada

Coordinator of Task 2

Sharath Adavanne

Sharath Adavanne

Coordinator of Task 3

Archontis Politis

Archontis Politis

Coordinator of Task 3

Romain Serizel

Romain Serizel

Coordinator of Task 4

Nicolas Turpault

Nicolas Turpault

Coordinator of Task 4

Francesca Ronchini

Francesca Ronchini

Coordinator of Task 4

Samuele Cornell

Samuele Cornell

Coordinator of Task 4

John Hershey

John Hershey

Coordinator of Task 4

Scott Wisdom

Scott Wisdom

Coordinator of Task 4

Hakan Erdogan

Hakan Erdogan

Coordinator of Task 4

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Coordinator of Task 4

Prem Seetharaman

Prem Seetharaman

Coordinator of Task 4

Justin Salamon

Justin Salamon

Coordinator of Task 4 and 5

Vincent Lostanlen

Vincent Lostanlen

Coordinator of Task 5

Konstantinos Drossos

Konstantinos Drossos

Coordinator of Task 6

Samuel Lipping

Samuel Lipping

Coordinator of Task 6

2020

DCASE2020 Workshop

The fifth DCASE Workshop was organized in conjunction with DCASE 2020 Challenge. The workshop was held fully virtually on 2nd-4th of November and had a number of 519 participants.

The technical program included two invited speakers: Mounya Elhilali from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA and Shin'ichi Satoh from National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan, as well as oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. The full workshop proceedings are available here.

Website

Statistics

The full workshop statistics can be downloaded here:

DCASE2020 Workshop statistics (4.4 MB)
version 1.0 (.pdf)

Organizers

Nobutaka Ono

Nobutaka Ono

General chair

Noboru Harada

Noboru Harada

General chair

Yohei Kawaguchi

Yohei Kawaguchi

General chair

Hitachi, Ltd.

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Technical program and challenge liaison chair

Keisuke Imoto

Keisuke Imoto

Technical program chair

Doshisha University

Yuma Koizumi

Yuma Koizumi

Technical program chair

Tatsuya Komatsu

Tatsuya Komatsu

Technical program chair

LINE Corporation

Yukoh Wakabayashi

Yukoh Wakabayashi

Finance chair

Sakiko Mishima

Sakiko Mishima

Industry liaison chair, diversity & inclusion chair

NEC Corporation

Il-Young Jeong

Il-Young Jeong

Industry liaison chair

Miquel Espi

Miquel Espi

Industry liaison chair

Sayaka Shiota

Sayaka Shiota

Workshop paper award chair

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Sharath Adavanne

Sharath Adavanne

Workshop paper award chair

Tampere University

Seongkyu Mun

Seongkyu Mun

Publicity chair

Samsung Research

Li Li

Li Li

Publicity chair, diversity & inclusion chair

University of Tsukuba

Yuma Kinoshita

Yuma Kinoshita

Registration chair

Hanna Lukashevich

Hanna Lukashevich

Organizing committee member

Fraunhofer Institute

Shoji Makino

Shoji Makino

Organizing committee member

University of Tsukuba

Akihiko Sugiyama

Akihiko Sugiyama

Organizing committee member

Yahoo! Japan

Kunio Kashino

Kunio Kashino

Organizing committee member

NTT Corporation

Yasunori Ohishi

Yasunori Ohishi

Organizing committee member

NTT Corporation

Masahiro Yasuda

Masahiro Yasuda

Organizing committee member

NTT Corporation

Takashi Endo

Takashi Endo

Organizing committee member

Hitachi, Ltd.

Ryo Tanabe

Ryo Tanabe

Organizing committee member

Hitachi, Ltd.

Harsh Purohit

Harsh Purohit

Organizing committee member

Hitachi, Ltd.

Kota Dohi

Kota Dohi

Organizing committee member

Hitachi, Ltd.

Kaori Suefusa

Kaori Suefusa

Workshop web master

Hitachi, Ltd.

Yuki Nikaido

Yuki Nikaido

Workshop web master

Hitachi, Ltd.

DCASE2020 Challenge

The fifth DCASE Challenge was organized between 1st March 2020 - 15th June 2020.

Website

Tasks

Results

Full results for all tasks can be found on the DCASE2020 Challenge page.

Participation statistics

Teams Entries
Task 1 45 174
Task 2 40 117
Task 3 14 49
Task 4 21 72
Task 5 6 22
Task 6 10 34
Sum 138 470

Organizers

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Coordinator of Task 1

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Coordinator of Task 1

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

Coordinator of Task 1

Yuma Koizumi

Yuma Koizumi

Coordinator of Task 2

Yohei Kawaguchi

Yohei Kawaguchi

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Keisuke Imoto

Keisuke Imoto

Doshisha University

Coordinator of Task 2

Toshiki Nakamura

Toshiki Nakamura

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Yuki Nikaido

Yuki Nikaido

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Ryo Tanabe

Ryo Tanabe

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Harsh Purohit

Harsh Purohit

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Kaori Suefusa

Kaori Suefusa

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Takashi Endo

Takashi Endo

Hitachi, Ltd.

Coordinator of Task 2

Masahiro Yasuda

Masahiro Yasuda

Coordinator of Task 2

Noboru Harada

Noboru Harada

Coordinator of Task 2

Sharath Adavanne

Sharath Adavanne

Coordinator of Task 3

Archontis Politis

Archontis Politis

Coordinator of Task 3

Romain Serizel

Romain Serizel

Coordinator of Task 4

Nicolas Turpault

Nicolas Turpault

Coordinator of Task 4

Ankit Parag Shah

Ankit Parag Shah

Coordinator of Task 4

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Coordinator of Task 4

John Hershey

John Hershey

Coordinator of Task 4

Scott Wisdom

Scott Wisdom

Coordinator of Task 4

Hakan Erdogan

Hakan Erdogan

Coordinator of Task 4

Prem Seetharaman

Prem Seetharaman

Coordinator of Task 4

Justin Salamon

Justin Salamon

Coordinator of Task 4 and 5

Mark Cartwright

Mark Cartwright

Coordinator of Task 5

Jason Cramer

Jason Cramer

Coordinator of Task 5

Ana Elisa Mendez Mendez

Ana Elisa Mendez Mendez

Coordinator of Task 5

Yu Wang

Yu Wang

Coordinator of Task 5

Ho-Hsiang Wu

Ho-Hsiang Wu

Coordinator of Task 5

Vincent Lostanlen

Vincent Lostanlen

Coordinator of Task 5

Magdalena Fuentes

Magdalena Fuentes

Coordinator of Task 5

Juan P. Bello

Juan P. Bello

Coordinator of Task 5

Konstantinos Drossos

Konstantinos Drossos

Coordinator of Task 6

Samuel Lipping

Samuel Lipping

Coordinator of Task 6

2019

DCASE2019 Workshop

The fourth DCASE Workshop was organized in conjunction with DCASE 2019 Challenge. The workshop took place in New York, USA on 25th and 26th of October and had a number of 201 participants.

The technical program included two invited speakers: Catherine Guastavino from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and Jessie Barry from Cornell University, New York, USA, as well as oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. The full workshop proceedings are available here.

Website

Photographs by Justin Salamon, Nicolas Turpault and Toni Heittola

Organizers

Juan P. Bello

Juan P. Bello

General chair

Mark Cartwright

Mark Cartwright

General chair

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Program chair

Michael Mandel

Michael Mandel

Program chair

Justin Salamon

Justin Salamon

Program chair

Vincent Lostanlen

Vincent Lostanlen

Local arrangements

DCASE2019 Challenge

The fifth DCASE Challenge was organized between 4th March 2019 - 30th June 2019.

Website

Tasks

Results

Full results for all tasks can be found on the DCASE2019 Challenge page.

Participation statistics

Teams Entries Public leaderboard
Task 1 46 146 139
Task 2 13 27 880
Task 3 22 58 -
Task 4 18 57 -
Task 5 10 23 -
Sum 109 311 1019

Organizers

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Coordinator of Task 1

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Coordinator of Task 1

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

Coordinator of Task 1 and 3

Eduardo Fonseca

Eduardo Fonseca

Coordinator of Task 2

Manoj Plakal

Manoj Plakal

Coordinator of Task 2

Frederic Font Corbera

Frederic Font Corbera

Coordinator of Task 2

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Coordinator of Task 2

Sharath Adavanne

Sharath Adavanne

Coordinator of Task 3

Archontis Politis

Archontis Politis

Coordinator of Task 3

Romain Serizel

Romain Serizel

Coordinator of Task 4

Nicolas Turpault

Nicolas Turpault

Coordinator of Task 4

Ankit Parag Shah

Ankit Parag Shah

Coordinator of Task 4

Justin Salamon

Justin Salamon

Coordinator of Task 4 and 5

Hamid Eghbal-zadeh

Hamid Eghbal-zadeh

Coordinator of Task 4

Mark Cartwright

Mark Cartwright

Coordinator of Task 5

Jason Cramer

Jason Cramer

Coordinator of Task 5

Ana Elisa Mendez Mendez

Ana Elisa Mendez Mendez

Coordinator of Task 5

Ho-Hsiang Wu

Ho-Hsiang Wu

Coordinator of Task 5

Vincent Lostanlen

Vincent Lostanlen

Coordinator of Task 5

Juan P. Bello

Juan P. Bello

Coordinator of Task 5

2018

DCASE2018 Workshop

The third DCASE Workshop was organized in conjunction with DCASE 2018 Challenge. The workshop took place in Woking, Surrey, UK on 19th and 20th of November and had a number of 150 participants.

The technical program included two invited speakers: Hervé Glotin from Université de Toulon, CNRS, LIS and Hanna Lukashevich from Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, as well as oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. The full workshop proceedings are available here.

Website

Photographs by Christian Kroos

Organizers

Mark D. Plumbley

Mark D. Plumbley

General chair

Christian Kroos

Christian Kroos

General chair

Gaël Richard

Gaël Richard

Program chair

Juan P. Bello

Juan P. Bello

Program chair

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Program chair

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Publications chair

DCASE2018 Challenge

The fourth DCASE Challenge was organized between 30th March 2018 - 31th July 2018.

Website

Tasks

Results

Full results for all tasks can be found on the DCASE2018 Challenge page.

Participation statistics

Teams Entries Public leaderboard
Task 1 25 77 102
Task 2 18 36 558
Task 3 11 28 68
Task 4 15 48 -
Task 5 12 34 -
Sum 81 223 728

Organizers

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Coordinator of Task 1

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Coordinator of Task 1

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

Coordinator of Task 1

Frederic Font Corbera

Frederic Font Corbera

Coordinator of Task 2

Eduardo Fonseca

Eduardo Fonseca

Coordinator of Task 2

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Coordinator of Task 2

Manoj Plakal

Manoj Plakal

Coordinator of Task 2

Dan Stowell

Dan Stowell

Coordinator of Task 3

Hervé Glotin

Hervé Glotin

Coordinator of Task 3

Yannis Stylianou

Yannis Stylianou

Coordinator of Task 3

Mike Wood

Mike Wood

Coordinator of Task 3

Romain Serizel

Romain Serizel

Coordinator of Task 4

Hamid Eghbal-zadeh

Hamid Eghbal-zadeh

Coordinator of Task 4

Nicolas Turpault

Nicolas Turpault

Coordinator of Task 4

Ankit Parag Shah

Ankit Parag Shah

Coordinator of Task 4

Gert Dekkers

Gert Dekkers

Coordinator of Task 5

Peter Karsmakers

Peter Karsmakers

Coordinator of Task 5

Lode Vuegen

Lode Vuegen

Coordinator of Task 5

2017

DCASE2017 Workshop

The second DCASE Workshop was organized in conjunction with DCASE 2017 Challenge. The workshop took place in Munich on 16th and 17th of November and had a number of 90 participants (61% from academia and 39% from companies).

The technical program included two invited speakers: Shawn Hersey from Google Research and Josh McDermott from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. The videos an slides of the oral presentations from the workshop are available online. The full workshop proceedings are available here.

Website

Photographs by Toni Heittola

Organizers

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

General chair

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

General chair

Emmanuel Vincent

Emmanuel Vincent

Program chair

INRIA

Emmanouil Benetos

Emmanouil Benetos

Program chair

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Publication chair

Benjamin Elizalde

Benjamin Elizalde

Publication chair

Carnegie Mellon University

Aleksandr Diment

Aleksandr Diment

Local arrangements

DCASE2017 Challenge

The third DCASE Challenge was organized between 15th March 2017 - 31th July 2017.

The challenge was organized by Tampere University of Technology in collaboration with the Carnegie Mellon University, and INRIA, and it was an official IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) challenge. Results of the challenge were presented at the DCASE 2017 Workshop, in which selected peer-reviewed publications on challenge submission were also presented.

Website

Tasks

Results

Challenge results have been published in the following journal paper:

Publication

A. Mesaros, A. Diment, B. Elizalde, T. Heittola, E. Vincent, B. Raj, and T. Virtanen. Sound event detection in the DCASE 2017 challenge. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 2019. In press. doi:10.1109/TASLP.2019.2907016.

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Sound event detection in the DCASE 2017 Challenge

Abstract

Each edition of the challenge on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events (DCASE) contained several tasks involving sound event detection in different setups. DCASE 2017 presented participants with three such tasks, each having specific datasets and detection requirements: Task 2, in which target sound events were very rare in both training and testing data, Task 3 having overlapping events annotated in real-life audio, and Task 4, in which only weakly-labeled data was available for training. In this paper, we present the three tasks, including the datasets and baseline systems, and analyze the challenge entries for each task. We observe the popularity of methods using deep neural networks, and the still widely used mel frequency based representations, with only few approaches standing out as radically different. Analysis of the systems behavior reveals that task-specific optimization has a big role in producing good performance; however, often this optimization closely follows the ranking metric, and its maximization/minimization does not result in universally good performance. We also introduce the calculation of confidence intervals based on a jackknife resampling procedure, to perform statistical analysis of the challenge results. The analysis indicates that while the 95% confidence intervals for many systems overlap, there are significant difference in performance between the top systems and the baseline for all tasks.

Keywords

Event detection;Task analysis;Training;Acoustics;Speech processing;Glass;Hidden Markov models;Sound event detection;weak labels;pattern recognition;jackknife estimates;confidence intervals

PDF

Full results for all tasks can be found on the DCASE2017 Challenge website.

Participation statistics

Participants Submitted systems Authors
Task 1 39 97 129
Task 2 13 33 38
Task 3 13 36 32
Task 4 9 34 25
Sum 74 200 224

Organizers

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Coordinator of Task 1, Task 2, Task 3

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Coordinator of Task 1, Task 2, Task 3

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

Coordinator of Task 1, Task 2, Task 3

Aleksandr Diment

Aleksandr Diment

Coordinator of Task 2

Benjamin Elizalde

Benjamin Elizalde

Carnegie Mellon University

Coordinator of Task 4

Bhiksha Raj

Bhiksha Raj

Carnegie Mellon University

Coordinator of Task 4

Emmanuel Vincent

Emmanuel Vincent

INRIA

Coordinator of Task 4

2016

DCASE2016 Workshop

The first DCASE Workshop was organized in conjunction with DCASE 2016 Challenge. The workshop took place in Budapest on 3rd of September 2016 and had a number of 68 participants (68% from academia and 32% from companies).

The technical program included two invited speakers: Prof. Gael Richard from Telecom Paris Tech and Dr. Sacha Krstulovic from Audio Analytic, as well as oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. The presentations from the workshop are available online. The full workshop proceedings are available here.

Website

Photographs by Toni Heittola

Organizers

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

General chair

Mark D. Plumbley

Mark D. Plumbley

General chair

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Program chair

Emmanouil Benetos

Emmanouil Benetos

Program chair

Mathieu Lagrange

Mathieu Lagrange

Program chair

Peter Foster

Peter Foster

Program chair

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Program chair

DCASE2016 Challenge

The second DCASE Challenge was organized between 8th February 2016 - 7th July 2016.

The challenge was organized by Tampere University of Technology in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Music from Queen Mary University of London, University of Surrey, and IRCCYN, and it was an official IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) challenge. Results of the challenge were presented at the DCASE 2016 Workshop, in which selected peer-reviewed publications on challenge submission were also presented.

Website

Tasks

Results

Challenge results have been published in the following journal paper:

Publication

A. Mesaros, T. Heittola, E. Benetos, P. Foster, M. Lagrange, T. Virtanen, and M. D. Plumbley. Detection and classification of acoustic scenes and events: outcome of the DCASE 2016 challenge. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 26(2):379–393, Feb 2018. doi:10.1109/TASLP.2017.2778423.

PDF

Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events: Outcome of the DCASE 2016 Challenge

Abstract

Public evaluation campaigns and datasets promote active development in target research areas, allowing direct comparison of algorithms. The second edition of the challenge on detection and classification of acoustic scenes and events (DCASE 2016) has offered such an opportunity for development of the state-of-the-art methods, and succeeded in drawing together a large number of participants from academic and industrial backgrounds. In this paper, we report on the tasks and outcomes of the DCASE 2016 challenge. The challenge comprised four tasks: acoustic scene classification, sound event detection in synthetic audio, sound event detection in real-life audio, and domestic audio tagging. We present each task in detail and analyze the submitted systems in terms of design and performance. We observe the emergence of deep learning as the most popular classification method, replacing the traditional approaches based on Gaussian mixture models and support vector machines. By contrast, feature representations have not changed substantially throughout the years, as mel frequency-based representations predominate in all tasks. The datasets created for and used in DCASE 2016 are publicly available and are a valuable resource for further research.

Keywords

Acoustics;Event detection;Hidden Markov models;Speech;Speech processing;Tagging;Acoustic scene classification;audio datasets;pattern recognition;sound event detection

PDF

Full results for all tasks can be found also on the DCASE2016 Challenge website.

Participation statistics

Participants Submitted systems Authors Affiliations
Task 1 35 49 115 55
Task 2 10 11 40 14
Task 3 13 17 46 21
Task 4 9 8 23 8
Sum 67 84 224 98
Unique - - 158 79

Organizers

Tuomas Virtanen

Tuomas Virtanen

Coordinator of Task 1, Task 3

Annamaria Mesaros

Annamaria Mesaros

Coordinator of Task 1, Task 3

Toni Heittola

Toni Heittola

Coordinator of Task 1, Task 3

Emmanouil Benetos

Emmanouil Benetos

Coordinator of Task 2

Mathieu Lagrange

Mathieu Lagrange

Coordinator of Task 2

Grégoire Lafay

Grégoire Lafay

Coordinator of Task 2

Mark D. Plumbley

Mark D. Plumbley

Coordinator of Task 4

Peter Foster

Peter Foster

Coordinator of Task 4

2013

DCASE 2013 Challenge

The first DCASE challenge campaign was organized between 31st March 2013 - 14th April 2013. The challenge was organized by the Centre for Digital Music and by IRCAM, under the auspices of the Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) technical committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Results were presented at a special session in WASPAA 2013; participants were also invited to present a poster at a special session.

Website

Tasks

Results

The outcomes of the DCASE 2013 challenge are now fully described in the following open-access journal article:

Publication

D. Stowell, D. Giannoulis, E. Benetos, M. Lagrange, and M.D. Plumbley. Detection and classification of acoustic scenes and events. Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on, 17(10):1733–1746, Oct 2015. doi:10.1109/TMM.2015.2428998.

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Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events

Abstract

For intelligent systems to make best use of the audio modality, it is important that they can recognise not just speech and music, which have been researched as specific tasks, but also general sounds in everyday environments. To stimulate research in this field we conducted a public research challenge: the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee challenge on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events (DCASE). In this paper we report on the state of the art in automatically classifying audio scenes, and automatically detecting and classifying audio events. We survey prior work as well as the state of the art represented by the submissions to the challenge from various research groups. We also provide detail on the organisation of the challenge, so that our experience as challenge hosts may be useful to those organising challenges in similar domains. We created new audio datasets and baseline systems for the challenge: these, as well as some submitted systems, are publicly available under open licenses, to serve as benchmark for further research in general-purpose machine listening.

Keywords

Event detection;Licenses;Microphones;Music;Speech;Speech recognition

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Participation statistics

Participants
Task 1 11
Task 2 7
Task 3 3
Sum 21

Organizers

Mathieu Lagrange

Mathieu Lagrange

Mathias Rossignol

Mathias Rossignol