Virtual Conference on Computational Audiology
We are proud to announce the first Virtual Conference on Computational Audiology 2020 (VCCA2020).
In these times of social distancing, we intend to use the opportunities modern communication technology offers to bring researchers from all over the world together in a virtual conference setting. What better topic than the combination of audiology — the primary sense humans use for communication — and AI/computation — an advanced means by which we try to model and make sense of the world?
- Computational models
- Machine learning for audiology
- AI for auditory implants
- AI & Music (for hearing impaired people)
- Computational infrastructure and software
More details about the program are presented here
Below a short outline of the plan for the day:
- bringing Audiology and AI experts together
- let young researchers present their work and ideas, feedback from peers and mentored by senior researchers
- social interaction, in times of social distancing
Mission (of promoting computational audiology):
- Improve access to hearing healthcare (>450 million hearing impaired people)
- 100-300 participants (especially young scientist from all over the world and innovative clinicians)
- No participation fee
- We will reach out to research groups in AI and Audiology worldwide.
- We will provide a young scientist award to the best contribution
All presentations and discussions will be recorded and together with the submitted abstracts made freely accessible via our website:
All presentations and discussions will be recorded and together with the submitted abstracts made freely accessible via our website. We would like to take advantage of the virtual aspects of this conference by creating sessions that consist of a mixture of different talk and discussion formats and distribute time slots over a 24 hour period. We provide the opportunity for researchers and research groups to submit one-minute videos explaining their work, which will be placed on the conference website. We also offer the opportunity to submit links to research group websites and announcements of webinars to be placed on the conference website. Last but not least, we will encourage social interaction by providing virtual “coffee breaks” and other social activities.
Preliminary Schedule (distributed webinars during a day)
3 clustered sessions
- Morning: Welcome session 10:00-12:00 (GMT+2)
- Lunch break / chat sessions (discord)
- Afternoon: 16:00-18:00
- Dinner break
- Evening Session 20:00-22:00
- Closing down ceremony
- After party?
Abstracts of 300+/- words in length will be accepted online and must include Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions (click this link, for an example). Submissions must include an e-mail address for all co-presenters/co-authors, and we strongly recommend the inclusion of a 2-minute ignite style video (here on this page is a 2-minute example by Prof Barbour). The link to the portal to submit your abstract online will be available at https://computationalaudiology.com/vcca2020-call-for-abstracts/ on May 15, 2020.
The deadline for abstract submission is June 5 (we started to upload abstract since May 15). Notification of abstract acceptance will be June 10. We opened the abstract submission, registration for presenters, and early-registration. Please be aware that the number of tickets for the virtual conference is limited. If too many people wish to participate we may need to make a selection.
We will regularly update the conference website with new information. Feel free to send questions or suggestions to email@example.com.