[Comp-neuro] Workshop on Sounds and Sound Processing

Thomas Wennekers thomas.wennekers at plymouth.ac.uk
Tue Sep 27 12:19:27 CEST 2011

Making Sense of Sounds 
Workshop on Sounds and Sound Processing in Natural and Artificial 
20/21 February 2012, Plymouth UK
How much can we learn about what is going on in the world simply by listening? 

Living organisms constantly generate sonic cues about their presence as they move and interact with the world around 
them. What can we tell about their behaviour or state of mind through the sounds they emit or modulate as they act and 
interact with the environment? 
This workshop will discuss many aspects of sound processing, including sound perception in natural systems (humans and 
animals), the use of sounds to probe the environment (bio-sonar), computational modelling of auditory processing, and 
the development of bio-inspired real-time sound processing systems. 
Submissions are invited that address, but are not restricted to, the following topics: 
Listening in time 
Listening in the real world 
Listening to movement 
Neural basis for auditory perception 
Bio-inspired hardware devices and systems 
Submissions may take the form of a talk, poster or demo; please indicate your preferred medium. 
Abstract : 31 December 2011
Registration : 31 January 2012

Invited Speakers
Andreas Andreou (Johns Hopkins University)
Tjeerd Andringa (Groningen University)
Guy Brown (Sheffield University)
Maria Chait (Ear Institute, UCL)
Susan Denham (Plymouth University)
Julio Georgiou (University of Cyprus)
Alexander Gutschalk (Heidelberg University)
Giacomo Indiveri (University of Zurich)
Georg Klump (Oldenburg University)
Katrin Krumbholz (MRC Institute of Hearing Research)
Maneesh Sahani (Gatsby Institute, UCL)
Thomas Wennekers (Plymouth University)
Istvan Winkler (Institute for Psychology, Hungary)

Conference venue will be the Plymouth Marine Aquarium http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/ 
There will be a conference dinner at the Aquarium Feb the 20th, and a public evening talk at Feb 21 by Andreas Andreou: 
"Mind from matter; a journey through sound" 
Participating in this workshop is free and there is some financial support for those students or postdocs needing it. 
Abstracts (100-200 words) should be submitted by email to: scandleworkshop at gmail.com 
Workshop websites with additional information: 
Please send any further enquiries to Lucy Davies: lucy.davies4 at plymouth.ac.uk 

This workshop is funded by the European Community through grant ICT-231168-SCANDLE --- "SCANDLE: acoustic SCene 
ANalysis for Detecting Living Entities" 
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