DCASE2019 Workshop, Call for Papers

Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events
25-26 October 2019, Brooklyn, USA

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 4th Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, DCASE 2019, will be held in New York City on October 25-26 2019.

As in 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 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 2019 challenge entries and results.

Note that the workshop immediately follows WASPAA 2019 and SANE 2019, also hosted in New York, offering a full week of exciting audio related research!


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 2019 Challenge, expanded from the challenge technical report submissions to include evaluation results and comparison.

Reproducible research with open-source code and open data is encouraged (but not mandatory).

Important notice for challenge participants: Note that while each DCASE challenge submission must be accompanied by a technical report describing the system, in order to be considered for publication at the peer reviewed workshop, such reports must be augmented with final results from the challenge and a careful analysis of those results in the context of the other submissions.


Important Dates


General chairs

Juan P. Bello
Juan P. Bello

New York University

Mark Cartwright
Mark Cartwright

New York University

Program chairs

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

Google, Inc.

Michael Mandel
Michael Mandel

Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Justin Salamon
Justin Salamon

Adobe Research

Local arrangements

Vincent Lostanlen
Vincent Lostanlen

Cornell University


New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, USA.