You are invited to submit abstracts to The 6th International Workshop on Detection, Classification, Localization, & Density Estimation (DCL&DE) of Marine Mammals using Passive Acoustics, to be held in St Andrews, Scotland 12 – 15 June,
In line with previous workshops, we have prepared an annotated dataset of sounds which participants are encouraged to use in order that different detection algorithms can be effectively compared. For details of the workshop dataset, click
here. We will however be happy to consider abstracts tackling any aspect of Detection, Classification, Localisation and Density Estimation of marine mammals using passive acoustics.
Abstracts should be submitted using the form provided on the workshop web site (http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/dclde2013) and emailed direct to the organisers at
The primary purpose of the DCL workshops is to advance the development of algorithms and analytical techniques for the Detection, Classification, Localisation and Density Estimation of marine mammals.
Abstracts will be assessed using the following criteria:
Relevance to the topics of DCL&DE.
Presentation of advances in the field.
Presentation of a clear strategy for assessing algorithm performance.
Participants will be encouraged to participate in open discussions of how and why their algorithms work as they do and the factors which limit or might enhance their performance.
While there will still be specific sessions at the workshop dedicated to Density Estimation, these sessions will no longer all be on the last day – for the simple reason that we feel that those of us who are developing detection and classification
algorithms need to be fully aware of how those detections might be used and should not be given the opportunity of going home early and missing these vital talks !
On the abstract submission form you will be asked to express a preference for poster or oral presentation. While we will endeavour to meet each person’s preference for poster or oral presentation, space and time constraints mean that this
may not always be possible. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the four days of the workshop in the foyer area we’ll be using for coffee and lunch each day.
Abstracts should be submitted by Sunday 17 March.
Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by the end of April.
Online workshop registration will hopefully be open within the next few weeks (we’re just waiting on some possible sponsorship which will fix the final price !).
Sea Mammal Research Unit,
Scottish Oceans Institute,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews, KY16 8LB
Tel: +44 1334 462663
Fax: +44 1334 463443
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