INTERNATIONAL AMIBIO WORKSHOP “RECENT PROGRESS IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOACOUSTICS FOR ASSESSING BIODIVERSITY “ June 12-14 2013

AmiBio Workshop

– FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION –

INTERNATIONAL AMIBIO WORKSHOP
“RECENT PROGRESS IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOACOUSTICS
FOR ASSESSING BIODIVERSITY “

12-14 JUNE 2013, BONN, GERMANY

In
the past decade, the area of computational bioacoustics experienced a
fast progress and started to gain the interest of wider circles of the
information technology and biodiversity conservation communities. This
resulted in a significant increase in the number and diversity of
published studies as well as in the use of advanced methods that already
have been proved to be robust in areas such as speech and audio
processing and machine learning.

Recent progress in computational
bioacoustics unfolded the perspective on reliable technology development
for the automated acoustic monitoring of certain animal species. A
number of research and technology development (RTD) projects devoted to
pest-control and surveys of insects, anurans, birds, bats, and marine
mammals were launched, aiming to deploy practical applications of the
automated acoustic recognition of species for environmental monitoring.

Some
of these projects developed publicly and commercially available
software and databases, which fostered the international collaboration
and the proliferation of this technology. International forums such as
the biannual International Bio-Acoustics Council (IBAC) symposia, the
“Computational bioacoustics for assessing biodiversity” workshop in Vilm
2007, and several other meetings supported the collaboration and the
exchange of information about the recent advances in the field. In
continuation of these efforts, we invite the bioacoustics community and
interested students to join the AmiBio workshop, which will focus on the
practical applica-bility of computational bioacoustics.

The
workshop aims to enhance the common understanding about the practical
use of remote acoustic biodiversity monitoring and automated recognition
of animal sounds. The benefits and limitations of present-day
technologies will be a major topic. The workshop is expected to bring
together experts and practitioners working in the field of bioacoustics
from all over the world.

In the following we provide indicative topics of interest, but the list is not restrictive:

  • Automated acoustic recognition of animal species
  • Automated remote acoustic monitoring of the status of habitats
  • Bioacoustic databases and tools for metadata management
  • Tools for the (semi-)automated processing and annotation of bioacoustic data
  • Interfaces
    for the visualization of real-time information, results form
    statistical processing of data, geographic information systems, etc.
  •  Hardware and software tools dedicated to bioacoustics

Prospective
authors are invited to submit an abstract of up to 300 words, on
related technological development or projects that demonstrate the
benefits and practical use of computational bioacoustics. The authors of
accepted abstracts will be invited either to prepare a full paper (up
to 8 double column pages + oral presentation) or a short paper (up to 4
double column pages + poster presentation), which will be published in
the workshop proceedings. Please submit your abstract to Dr. Olaf Jahn
and PD Dr. Klaus Riede ({o.jahn.zfmk,k.riede.zfmk}@uni-bonn.de) by 1
March 2013.

The AmiBio workshop will take place from 12 to 14 June
2013 in the premises of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
(ZFMK), Bonn, Germany.

Source; http://www.amibio-project.eu/en/news/amibio-workshop

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