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Virtual Conference on Computational Audiology

June 19

Free

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?

Topics:

  • Computational models
  • Machine learning for audiology
  • AI for auditory implants
  • e-Audiology
  • 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:

Purpose:

  • 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)

Target audience:

  • 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:

https://computationalaudiology.com/

Format

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.

Conference program

The core program consists of three clustered sessions. Please follow this link to visit the conference landing page.

Call for abstracts & selection and registration

Registration for regular attendance of the conference is closed. We will make the recordings available after the conference. Here you can register to get access to the recordings, which will be available from July 17 until September 1.

Further information

Introduction to Computational audiology

We will regularly update the conference website with new information. Feel free to send questions or suggestions to vcca2020@computationalaudiology.com.

Details

Date:
June 19
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://computationalaudiology.com

Organizer

Radboudumc
Email:
vcca2020@computationalaudiology.com
Website:
https://computationalaudiology.com/first-virtual-conference-on-computational-audiology-vcca2020/

Venue

Nijmegen, + Google Map
    • Dear Sindhushree,
      The registration for the VCCA2020 conference isn’t open yet. You can submit an abstract in the period from May 15-31, and we plan to open the early-registration around that period for presenters at the conference. I expect the general registration will open on June 1.

      Best regards,
      On behalf of the VCCA2020 organization
      Jan-Willem

  • What are the parameters for presentation at this conference? Are there time limts. Are presentations live or recordeimprovement resulting from the use of an d? We working on a model to predict the speech perception gainded from an aid and from training aided perception. organizedPlease indicate how the conference is organized.

    • Dear James Miller,
      We would like to take advantage of the virtual aspects of this conference by creating sessions that consist of a mixture of different talk (live and recorded) and discussion formats (round tables, chat rooms?). Examples are pre-recorded videos about research projects that during the sessions will be broadcasted. During the broadcast, the presenters get the opportunity to run an interactive poll on the audience for feedback, and afterwards the presenters have time to address questions from the audience. The reason to use such a format is that we wish to maximize the time available for interaction between participants (Q&A and discussions). Another advantage is that the sessions will be less prone to technical hiccups and the presenters can dedicate their attention to the discussion instead of being nervous about their presentation. Depending on the number of abstracts we receive we will determine how long and what timeslots will be available. The timeslots could range from a pitch (comparable to some conventional poster presentation) to longer presentations of up to 10 minutes. I expect that we will be able to draft a more definite program in the first week of June. https://computationalaudiology.com/vcca2020-program/
      I hope this gives you an idea of what to expect. Let me know if you have further questions.

      On behalf of the VCCA2020 organization
      Jan-Willem