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Welcome to DREAMS!

Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech

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EURASIP PhD School on Advanced Psychoacoustics

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It is with pleasure that we can now officially announce the upcoming school on:

”Advanced Psychoacoustics: Theory, Practice and Modelling”

 Dates: 10-14th of November 2014 at Aalborg University, Denmark. 

About the Workshop

It is our honour to host such an event, where the leading experts will provide the state-of-the-art in a wide range of topics within reverberation and psychoacoustics. This 5-day course aims to fill the gap between psychoacoustics, signal processing, modelling, and sound perception.  The invited leading experts will provide the state-of-the-art in a wide range of topics within reverberation and psychoacoustics. Moreover, three workshops will run during the school on: 1) Auditory Modelling, 2) Room Acoustic Simulation and Analysis, and 3) Perceptual Evaluation and Experimental Design. The school commences on Monday 10th of November at 8:00, and the final item on the schedule finishes at 17:00 on Friday 14th of November.

The full attendance of the course has been pre-approved by the PhD School at Aalborg with 4,5 ECTS – technical–. Although a brief introduction to general psychoacoustics will be given on the first day, the attendee is expected to be confident with basic and/or audio signal processing.

Target Group:  Industry Researchers, PostDocs, PhD Students.

Pre-Requirements: At least one of: Basic psychoacoustics, auditory system principles and audio signal processing are pre-required for all attendees. 

ECTS: The school has been assigned 4,5 ECTS, for reading material, attendance, and workshops. An official reading list will be provided 3 weeks before the school. It is required to attend at least 80% of the lectures. 

Information Pack / Programme

Please click here for the Information Pack (UPDATED 28/10/14!!)

Materials - Slides - Workshops

iCal version of the Schedule is available as a calendar subscription 

 

 

Brief: 

This 5-day intensive course will address topics in psychoacoustics’ theoretical framework, laboratory techniques and methodologies, as well as perceptual-based modelling, targeting researchers who work in the domain of Reverberation and Dereverberation, in an audio signal processing context. The course program is designed to provide a collection of advanced topics in psychoacoustics, where experts will provide the participants with a thorough insight to a set of pre-selected topics, over lectures, workshops, and masterclasses. Although a brief introduction to general psychoacoustics will be given, the attendee is expected to be confident with basic psychoacoustics and/or audio signal processing, auditory modelling (see Moore, 2013; Plack 2008). 

Topics:

  • Introduction to Psychoacoustics 
  • Advanced Psychoacoustics & Latest Research Update
  • Auditory Modelling – Psychoacoustic-based algorithms
  • Experiments in (1) Psychophysics/Psychometrics and (2) Perceptual Evaluation
  • Binaural Technology and Virtual Reality
  • Sound Perception in Rooms – What is Different?
  • Reverberation’s Psychoacoustics – What do we know? - Panel Discussion
    • Alexander Lindau, Tapio Lokki, Panel Experts. 

Workshops

  • **W1 - MATLAB / Signal Processing + (Alexander Lindau, Jasper van Dorp Schuitman)
    • Room Acoustic Simulation and Auralisation
    • Auditory Modelling
  • W2 - Perceptual Evaluation (Nick Zacharov)
    • Designing and Running an Experimental Design
    • Data Analysis and Interpretation, Statistics, and Assessors Evaluation.

** Participants must bring their own machine with MATLAB installed. A set of scripts will be provided and any dependencies will be announced beforehand.

Registration

Registration fees include attendance at the Ph.D school, handling material, breakfast, everyday lunches, coffees, dinner (exc Monday), materials, and social events.

Ph.D Student € 400
DREAMS € 400
Post-Doctoral Researcher / Academic  € 400
Industrial Researcher € 1500

Note: EURASIP members receive a 50/30 Euro discount.

Click here to register online.
Once registration is completed you will receive an automatic email including the payment details.

You can also register by sending us a registration form by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Venue

The school will be held at Aalborg University in the northern part of Denmark. The Aalborg University campus is in the southeast part of the Aalborg city.

The map shows the campus and the location of the Adv. Psychoacoustics School at Fredrik Bajers Vej 7B, DK-9000 Aalborg.

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You can find further information about locations of the buildings on campus at http://map.aau.dk/

Accomodation

Option 1: Cabinn Aalborg Hotel. Fjordgade 20, 9000 Aalborg. Phone: +45 96 20 30 00. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.quoting "Dreams17516". Contact Person: Sofia Mølgaard or Jan Matthiesen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The pre-booked rooms for the event are on Economy Class (Single) and price is set on a discount rate of 515DKK (~55GBP, 60Euro)  per day including Breakfast. 

Option 2: First Europa Hotel in Aalborg. Rendsburggade 5, 9000 Aalborg. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your booking. 

Please not that you are free to arrange your accommodation and your needs.

Travel info

Getting to Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg has just one airport, Aalborg airport. It is possible to fly directly to Aalborg airport from some countries, but otherwise you will need to fly to Copenhagen airport and take a national flight to Aalborg. We recommend using the Danish developed website Momondo for finding the best and cheapest route. The website is available in a large number of languages.

Notice that Aalborg airport is a small airport, so you will only need to arrive 45-60 minutes prior to your departure time when flying back home.

Getting to Cabinn Aalborg Hotel from Aalborg airport: Bus 2 (2A, 2B, etc.) will take you to the participant hotel, Cabinn Aalborg Hotel. Get off at the bus stop Nytorv (Østeraagade).You can pay in cash in the bus. The price is 20 DKK.

Getting to Aalborg University from Aalborg airport: Bus 2 will take you directly to Aalborg University. You can pay in cash in the bus. The price is 30 DKK. Notice that some are called 2A, 2B, etc. All of them will stop at Aalborg University, but only Bus 2A, 2B, and 2M will take you from Aalborg University to Aalborg airport.

Notice that Bus 2 also stops at Aalborg train station / Bus terminal, so participants from Denmark can take Bus 2 to Aalborg University as well.

Taking a Taxi from Aalborg airport to Aalborg University will take 20-25 minutes and cost around ~330 DKK.

Getting from Cabinn Aalborg Hotel to Aalborg University: Walk to the bus stop Politigården (Jyllandsgade) and take Bus 2 to the bus stop Mejrupstien (Bertil Ohlins Vej). Walk 4 minutes to get to Frederik Bajers Vej 7B. The trip takes approximately 35 minutes. You can pay 20 DKK in cash in the bus. 

 

Getting from First Hotel Europa to Aalborg University: Walk to the bus stop at Aalborg Busterminal and take Bus 2 to the bus stop Mejrupstien (Bertil Ohlins Vej). Walk 4 minutes to get to Frederik Bajers Vej 7B. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes. You can pay 20 DKK in cash in the bus. 

Getting around Aalborg city: We recommend that you use the website Rejseplanen (travel planner) whenever you need to go somewhere. It can help you find the best route using public transportation from A to B anywhere in Denmark, and is available in Danish, English and German.

Busses and trains in Denmark are usually on time, but delays of 5-10 minutes are common during rush hour and delays of 20-30 minutes can occur at rare occasions.

 

Organising committee

Prof. Søren Bech (Aalborg University, Bang & Olufsen A/S)

Prof. Søren Holdt Jensen (Aalborg University )

Prof. Toon van Waterschoot (KU Leuven)

Neo Kaplanis (Bang & Olufsen A/S)

Christer P. Volk (DELTA A/S)

Staff at the Signal and Information Processing section (SIP) (Aalborg University)

Contact info

For questions regarding the academic content of the school, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For questions regarding travel arrangements, payment issues, and accommodation please contact Charlotte Skindbjerg Pedersen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) , the SIP section administrator at Aalborg University