ISAM 2017 - Intelligent Systems for Audio-based Monitoring - Workshop@EANN 2017

In the recent years, the ever-increasing need in applications depending on generalized sound recognition technologies has attracted the interest of the audio processing community. Such applications involve a wide variety of audio signals ranging from speech, music, and animal vocalizations to generalized audio events. Hence, it is of paramount importance for the scientific community to develop novel computational methods for audio analysis. The main aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in the general field of audio analysis and present their recent advancements. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 
  • Computational auditory scene analysis 
  • Sound event detection and recognition 
  • Audio source separation and localization 
  • Audio-based security systems and surveillance 
  • Threats/hazards detection using audio information 
  • Security applications and interfaces using audio information 
  • Transfer and reinforcement learning for audio signal processing 
  • Music information retrieval 
  • Biodiversity and environmental monitoring 
  • Deep learning for audio applications 
  • Methodologies, algorithms and techniques for learning in evolving auditory environments 
  • Audio for mobile and handheld devices 
  • Audio in education Acoustic data processing for the Internet of Things and emerging applications 
  • Emerging audio technologies (auditory display, interactive sound, and new audio interfaces) 
  • Wireless acoustic sensor networks and applications 
  • Distributed audio signal processing and coding for segmentation, event detection and alerting. 

Program chairs 
Stavros Ntalampiras, Politecnico di Milano, stavros.ntalampiras@polimi.it 
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, i.mporas@herts.ac.uk
Nicolas-Alexander Tatlas, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, ntatlas@teipir.gr
Alexandros Lazaridis, Idiap Research Institute, alaza@idiap.ch


Technical Program Committee (TBC) 
Theodoros Kostoulas, University of Geneva
Andreas Floros, Ionian University
Charalampos Dimoulas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
John Mourjopoulos, University of Patras
Nicola Strisciuglio, University of Groningen
Todor Ganchev, Technical University of Varna



All papers should be submitted either in a doc/docx or in a pdf form and they will be peer reviewed by at least 2 academic referees. 
Papers should not exceed 12 pages. Contributing authors must follow the LNCS Springer format guidelines. 
Papers should be submitted via the easychair submission platform. 

Important dates 
Paper submission: April 20th, 2017 
Notification of paper acceptance: May 13th, 2017 
Camera-ready submission (CCIS): May 23rd, 2017 
Early registration: May 27th, 2017 
Papers without confirmed registration by May 27th, 2017 risk their inclusion in the proceedings 
Conference Dates: 25-27 August, 2017 

Accepted papers will be presented orally in the EANN 2017 conference and will be published in a proceedings volume organised by the main EANN 2017 event by Springer in the CCIS "Communications in Computer and Information Science" series. 
Registration fees and benefits for the workshop’s participants are exactly identical with the ones of the main EANN 2017 event. 
*Extended versions of selected papers from the workshop will be peer reviewed for potential publication in a set of special issues of high-impact journals.