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ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
Statistical And Perceptual Audition
SAPA 2010

Saturday 25 September 2010, Makuhari, Japan
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2010-09-14: The workshop will be held in Conference Center Room 302.
The program (including talk times) is now posted.
2010-07-22: Registration is now open. Online registration will be accepted until midnight Tokyo time, Thu Sep 23 (11AM EDT). You can still register on-site on the day after that, for JPY 5000.
2010-05-14: We apologize deeply for the problems with the submission web site! It should now be fixed. We have extended submission until Friday May 21 to compensate.
2010-04-09: Submission is now open.

Papers are solicited for the 2010 Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA2010), to be held in Makuhari, Japan, as a satellite to Interspeech 2010.

Following on from the successes of SAPA2004 (in Jeju, Korea), SAPA2006 (in Pittsburgh, USA), and SAPA2008 (in Brisbane, Australia), the objective of the SAPA2010 workshop is to bring together researchers considering perceptually-motivated problems in sound and speech analysis and understanding, employing statistical and machine learning tools.

There is a wide area of overlap between more heuristic models of human auditory function and purely pattern recognition approaches that are independent of human audition; SAPA aims to be the forum for presentation and discussion of this promising and expanding field.

This will be a one-day workshop with a limited number of oral presentations, chosen for breadth and provocation, and an informal atmosphere to promote discussion. We hope that the participants in the workshop will be exposed to a broader perspective, and that this will help foster new research and interesting variants on current approaches.

Papers describing relevant research and new concepts are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Generalized audio analysis
  • Speech analysis
  • Music analysis
  • Audio classificationy
  • Scene analysis
  • Signal separation
  • Speech recognition
  • Multi-channel analysis

In all cases, preference will be given to papers that clearly involve both perceptually-defined or perceptually-related problems, and statistical or machine-learning based solutions.

Manuscripts must be between 4 and 6 pages long, in standard Interspeech double-column format. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Papers must be recieved by 14 May 2010 (two weeks after the Interspeech deadline). The results of the paper review will be posted by 2 July 2010 (same as Interspeech).


Prof. Bhiksha Raj
Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Prof. Daniel Ellis
Associate Professor
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Dr. Paris Smaragdis
Research Scientist
Adobe Advanced Technology Labs,
Newton, MA 02139
Prof. Shigeki Sagayama
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Masataka Goto
Leader of Media Interaction Group
National Institute of
Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Tsukuba, Japan


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