[CFP] CHiME 2011 — Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments

Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments (CHiME 2011)
In conjunction with Interspeech 2011, September 1st, 2011, Florence, Italy

Important Dates:
* Deadline for submission of papers: April 14th, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: June 2nd, 2011
* Final version of submission: June 14th, 2011
* Workshop: September 1st, 2011

CHiME 2011 will consider the challenge of developing machine listening applications for operation in multisource environments, i.e. real-world conditions with acoustic clutter, where the number and nature of the sound sources is unknown and changing over time. CHiME will bring together researchers from a broad range of disciplines (computational hearing, blind source separation, speech recognition, machine learning) to discuss novel and established approaches to this problem. The cross-fertilisation of ideas will foster fresh approaches that efficiently combine the complementary strengths of each research field.

The workshop will also be hosting the PASCAL CHiME Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge. For more information please visit the Challenge Website (http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/spandh/chime/challenge).

Call for Participation:
We invite original submissions for oral or poster presentation during the workshop. Relevant research topics include (but are not limited to),

* automatic speech and music processing in multisource environments,
* acoustic event detection in multisource environments,
* sound source detection and tracking in multisource environments,
* music information retrieval in multisource environments,
* sound source separation or enhancement in multisource environments,
* robust feature extraction and classification in multisource environments,
* scene analysis and understanding for multisource environments.

Abstracts or full papers are to be submitted by 14th April. After the workshop participants will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a peer-reviewed *special issue* of the journal, Computer Speech and Language on the theme of Multisource Environments.

Organising Committee:
Dr Jon Barker, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Emmanuel Vincent, INRIA Rennes, France
Prof. Dan Ellis, Columbia University, USA
Prof. Phil Green, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr. John Hershey, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA
Prof. Walter Kellermann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Prof. Hiroshi Okuno, Kyoto University, Japan