NATO ASI on Computational Hearing (Steve Greenberg )

Subject: NATO ASI on Computational Hearing
From:    Steve Greenberg  <steveng(at)ICSI.BERKELEY.EDU>
Date:    Sun, 11 Jan 1998 20:02:49 -0800

An updated announcement ..... (see deadlines below) NATO Advanced Study Institute COMPUTATIONAL HEARING July 1 - July 12 1998 Il Ciocco (Tuscany), Italy This Advanced Study Institute (ASI) will focus on integrating recent advances in computational modeling and analysis with more traditional perspectives on hearing, with the intent of fostering a more computational approach towards studies of auditory function, physiology and anatomy, as well as defining emerging fields of inquiry derived from these innovative methods. Although our sense of hearing has long been the subject of intensive scientific inquiry, computational methods have only recently been applied to this intellectual domain with the degree of sophistication and systematic development required for achieving significant gains in scientific understanding. The complexity of the physiological and anatomical substrates of auditory function, in concert with the highly mathematical nature of hearing's physical bases, provide an ideal scientific application for the newly emergent techniques pertaining to scientific visualization and auralization. Further progress in hearing science requires the sort of computational techniques now being developed at various sites around the world for modeling and visualization of complex auditory phenomena. The design of future-generation hearing prostheses, speech recognition systems and audio technologies all vitally depend on such methodology and the understanding resulting from its intelligent application. The ASI will survey the traditional domains of hearing research, including anatomy, physiology, psychoacoustics, speech and music, but from a largely computational perspective. Several topics, such as auditory scene analysis, speech recognition and auditory processing under adverse acoustic conditions are inherently computational in nature. Other subjects, such as the physiology of the auditory periphery, have witnessed a significant amount of computational effort over the past decade and a half. The goal is to provide a coherent and comprehensive perspective on hearing that is integrated with state-of- the-art computational modeling and visualization techniques that can serve as the basis for a new generation of auditory research. ________________________________________________________________________ ASI Faculty will include: Jont Allen (AT&T Research, USA), Jens Blauert (Bochum, Germany), Ted Evans (Keele, UK), Phil Green (Sheffield, UK), Steven Greenberg (ICSI, USA),Gerald Langner (Darmstadt, Germany), Roy Patterson (CNBH, Cambridge, UK), Christoph Schreiner(UC-San Francisco, USA), Shihab Shamma (Maryland, USA), James Simmons (Brown, USA), Malcolm Slaney (Interval Research & Stanford, USA), Quentin Summerfield (MRC IHC, Nottingham, UK), Marianne Vater (Potsdam, Germany), Jeffrey Winer (UC- Berkeley, USA), Eric Young (Johns Hopkins, USA) Organizing Committee: Phil Green, Steven Greenberg, Gerald Langner, Malcolm Slaney ======================================================================== IMPORTANT DATES (1998) ********************** > JANUARY 15 Poster Presentation Abstracts and Preliminary Registration Application for Financial Subsidy March 1 Participant Registration (final deadline) April 15 4-page, camera-ready paper (based on poster presentation) For further information contact: Steven Greenberg, International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA FAX: (510) 643-7684 (ATT: Computational Hearing ASI) Internet: ComHear(at) WWW: web site contains additional information, including an application form and the provisional program

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