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Human-Centred Computer Audition: Sound, Music, and Healthcare

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Machines have been taught to “see” much more than to “hear” in the community of artificial intelligence (AI), which has experienced a fast and ever-changing development in theory, methodology and paradigm during the past decades. Computer audition (CA), as an emerging interdisciplinary subject that aims to make machines reach or even succeed our human beings in listening to the world, have already achieved promising milestones in understanding the environmental sounds, improving the digital music production, diagnosing diseases via body sounds, and many more.

In this Research Topic, motivated by the concept of human-centred AI (HAI), we make an emphasis on CA based applications that can be applied to better the daily life of ourselves. Compared to the computer vision (CV) originated methods, CA can provide more prevalent and less expensive solutions for a plenty scenarios in security surveillance, music aesthetics and healthcare monitoring. We will build an open-forum to all scientists, engineers, and artisists who are interested in the development of CA.

Prospective authors from both academia and industry are very welcome to submit original research articles, short communcations in recent breakthrough or findings, comprehensive or mini reviews, perspectives and opinions.

Relevant topics include but is not limited to:
- Computational analysis of sound scenes and events.
- Digital music, AI and arts.
- Semantic Audio.
- Machine Listening.
- Speech Analysis.
- Computational Paralinguistics.
- Computer audition for healthcare.
- Ambient audio analysis.
- Artificial Intelligence for audio based applications.
- Internet-of-Things applications utilising Computational Audio.
- Audio based methods for physiological and psychological diseases diagnosis, treatment and management.
- Explainable AI in computer audition.


Keywords: Computer Audition, Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing, Digital Music, Affective Computing


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Machines have been taught to “see” much more than to “hear” in the community of artificial intelligence (AI), which has experienced a fast and ever-changing development in theory, methodology and paradigm during the past decades. Computer audition (CA), as an emerging interdisciplinary subject that aims to make machines reach or even succeed our human beings in listening to the world, have already achieved promising milestones in understanding the environmental sounds, improving the digital music production, diagnosing diseases via body sounds, and many more.

In this Research Topic, motivated by the concept of human-centred AI (HAI), we make an emphasis on CA based applications that can be applied to better the daily life of ourselves. Compared to the computer vision (CV) originated methods, CA can provide more prevalent and less expensive solutions for a plenty scenarios in security surveillance, music aesthetics and healthcare monitoring. We will build an open-forum to all scientists, engineers, and artisists who are interested in the development of CA.

Prospective authors from both academia and industry are very welcome to submit original research articles, short communcations in recent breakthrough or findings, comprehensive or mini reviews, perspectives and opinions.

Relevant topics include but is not limited to:
- Computational analysis of sound scenes and events.
- Digital music, AI and arts.
- Semantic Audio.
- Machine Listening.
- Speech Analysis.
- Computational Paralinguistics.
- Computer audition for healthcare.
- Ambient audio analysis.
- Artificial Intelligence for audio based applications.
- Internet-of-Things applications utilising Computational Audio.
- Audio based methods for physiological and psychological diseases diagnosis, treatment and management.
- Explainable AI in computer audition.


Keywords: Computer Audition, Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing, Digital Music, Affective Computing


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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20 June 2021 Abstract
18 October 2021 Manuscript

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20 June 2021 Abstract
18 October 2021 Manuscript

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