DCASE2018 Workshop

Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events
19-20 November 2018, Surrey, UK

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.

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. 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.


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
  • Ethics, privacy, responsible research
  • Applications
  • Description of systems submitted to the DCASE 2018 Challenge

The results of the Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events (DCASE) challenge 2018 will also be announced at the workshop.


Program Overview

Full program here


Day 1   Monday 19/11/2018, 9:00 - 17:00

9:00 Registration &
9:20 Welcome

Mark Plumbley
CVSSP, University of Surrey

9:30 Keynote

Stereophonic autoencoder on bio- transient to enhance biodiversity tracking, and other methods to monitor abyssea

Hervé Glotin

Université de Toulon, CNRS, LIS

10:20 Challenge

Reports on the 5 tasks of the DCASE 2018 challenge

10:50 Coffee/Tea
11:20 Oral session I

Human and animal sound detection
4 presentations

12:40 Lunch
13:40 Poster session I

Workshop papers and reports on challenge tasks
17 posters

15:10 Coffee/Tea
15:40 Oral session II

Learning from weakly-labeled data
4 presentations

17:00 End of sessions

Day 2   Tuesday 20/11/2018, 9:00 - 17:00

9:00 Arrival &
9:20 Keynote

Acoustic condition monitoring for smart city and industry environments

Hanna Lukashevich

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT

10:10 Oral session III

Acoustic scene classification
2 presentations

10:50 Coffee/Tea
11:20 Oral session IV

Multi-label audio event classification
4 presentations

12:40 Lunch
13:40 Poster session II

Workshop papers
17 posters

15:10 Coffee/Tea
15:40 Panel discussion


16:40 Closing remarks
17:00 End of workshop

17:15 - 19:00   Welcome Reception



WWF Living Planet Centre, Woking, Surrey, UK.


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