DCASE2020 Workshop

Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events
2-4 November 2020, Tokyo, Japan (full 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 5th Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, DCASE 2020, will be held FULLY VIRTUALLY on November 2-4 2020.

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. Additionally, a special poster session will be dedicated to the DCASE 2020 challenge entries and results.


The workshop will be held on a virtual platform.

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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, and 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 2020 Challenge, expanded from the challenge technical report submissions to include more discussions such as ablation studies for additional modules in your method

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

Important Dates

The DCASE 2020 Workshop Organizers wish to announce that after careful consideration and discussion, we have decided to change the date of DCASE workshop to November 2-4. The purpose of rescheduling is to avoid the overlap with the INTERSPEECH 2020 (Oct. 25-29) and to make it easy to participate in both INTERSPEECH and DCASE. We believe that these two weeks will become more exciting for DCASE researchers.