CHiME 2011: Call for Participation — September 1st, 2011

First International Workshop on
Machine Listening in Multisource Environments (CHiME 2011)

in conjunction with Interspeech 2011
September 1st, 2011, Florence, Italy


CHiME 2011 is an ISCA-approved satellite workshop of Interspeech 2011 that will consider the challenge of developing machine listening applications for operation in real-world multisource environments. 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.

As a focus for discussion during the day, the workshop will act as host to the PASCAL CHiME Speech Separation and Recognition Challenge. This real-world challenge attracted 13 submissions from different research groups spanning all of the above disciplines. Many of these submissions achieved impressive keyword error rate reduction up to 80% compared to the baseline.

See the provisional list of accepted papers:

To register, please visit

The registration fee is 45 UK pounds (roughly 50 euros) and includes admission to the sessions, electronic proceedings, buffet lunch, and tee and coffee breaks. Registration must be made online by credit-card payment (there will be no onsite registration).

The workshop is taking place at the Interspeech 2011 venue on the day after Interspeech finishes, Thursday 1st September. Information about accommodation and how to get to and from the venue can be found on the main Interspeech website

See you in Florence.

Best regards,

CHiME 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