Event /  9 Sep 2022

IBAC Online Symposium 2022 - Frontiers in Bioacoustics

Register now for the first ever IBAC Online Bioacoustics Symposium:  9th Sept 2022, where you can hear about fascinating and world-leading research from the likes of Naomi Langmore, Stephanie King, Dan Stowell, Hannah ter Hofstede, and more!

Online Event
9 Sep 2022 - this event is in the past.
7:00 am ~ 11:00 am UTC

The IBAC Online Symposium 2022 is a fully virtual event taking place on Zoom. The symposium will feature the latest advances in bioacoustics while facilitating exchange among IBAC members.

Access to the online presentations is free for everyone but attendees need to register by completing the form below. IBAC members will enjoy the additional opportunity to interact at the symposium and engage in discussions.

Registration deadline: Monday 5 September 23:59 UTC



We plan an exciting and stimulating event with several invited speakers (detailed programme forthcoming), including:

Bioacoustic deep learning: new methods and difficult audio datasets
Dan Stowell
Associate Professor of AI & Biodiversity, Tilburg University, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, JADS, The Netherlands

Deep learning is increasingly being used to get meaningful results from animal sound recordings: it can handle detection/classification at large scale, when trained with a well-labelled dataset, using neural networks that are now maturing and easy to use. However, everything is not yet easy. Many bioacoustic studies and datasets come with issues that demand more than a "standard" AI model can give: such as detailed within-species discriminations, high accuracy requirements, unlabelled or rarely-occurring sounds, varying conditions, or dense soundscapes. In this talk Dan will briefly survey the state of the art, then describe recent methodological work to bring the capability of deep learning closer to the realities of bioacoustic sound scenes. He will discuss classification and detection, and also describe recent work on few-shot sound event detection.

Vocal and social complexity in bottlenose dolphins
Stephanie King
Senior Lecturer School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Multimodal duetting in lebinthine crickets: evolution and function
Hannah ter Hofstede
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA

Birdsong: the female perspective
Naomi Langmore

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