Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2016


IEEE AASP Challenge

2017 edition of DCASE is open now!



3rd of September 2016, Budapest, Hungary

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. 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 workshop is organized as a satellite event to the 2016 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO).

The workshop will include invited speakers on the topic of computational everyday sound analysis and recognition, and oral and poster presentations. We invite submissions as extensions of technical reports submitted for participation to the DCASE2016 challenge, and independent papers on the topics of computational analysis of acoustic scenes and sound events.



Sounds carry a large amount of information about our everyday environment and physical events that take place in it. Humans can perceive the sound scene we are within (busy street, office, etc.), and recognize individual sound sources (car passing by, footsteps, etc.). The scope of this evaluation is to advance the development of computational scene and event analysis methods by comparing different approaches using a common publicly available dataset and similar metrics, and anchor the current performance for further reference. This challenge follows the success of first edition of the challenge, DCASE 2013.

Everyone is welcome to participate to the challenge, whether it is for only one task or multiple tasks.

On this website you will find everything you need, including:

  • Overview of the tasks providing details of the motivation
  • Detailed descriptions of the tasks, including description of the training and development datasets, metrics and baseline systems for each
  • Detailed description of the challenge rules
  • Instructions on how to submit your results
  • Download page with links to all tools and data packages

DCASE 2016 is an official IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) challenge. Participants will be invited to present their work during a one day workshop that will be organized as a satellite workhop to the 2016 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), to be held in Budapest, Hungary.

If you need any additional information or have questions about the challenge, do not hesitate to contact us at dcasechallenge@gmail.com.

If you want to learn more about the challenge, please join the Google group DCASE discussions to be up to date with all related information.

Tasks

Task 1

Acoustic scene classification

The goal of acoustic scene classification is to classify a test recording into one of predefined classes that characterizes the environment in which it was recorded - for example "park", "street", "office".

Task 2

Sound event detection in synthetic audio

The goal of sound event detection is to detect the sound events (for example "bird singing", "car passing by") that are present within an audio signal, estimate their start and end times, and give a class label to each of the events.

Task 3

Sound event detection in real life audio

The goal of sound event detection is to detect the sound events (for example "bird singing", "car passing by") that are present within an audio signal, estimate their start and end times, and give a class label to each of the events.

Task 4

Domestic audio tagging

The difference between tagging and detection is that in tagging there is no information about sound event onset/ offset, only labels.

Organizers