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Friday, December 23, 2011

ICASSP 2012 paper(s)

View of the Kyoto Tower, image from
Wikipedia, by Bernard Gagnon
Well, the ICASSP 2012 reviews came in yesterday.  For me, there were mixed results: one paper accepted and one paper rejected.  The paper that got rejected I was really hoping for because it's my own idea and thus I would HAVE to present it (along with a brief vacation in Japan, of course!) while the other is a collaboration with a (now former) colleague, Mahmood Movassagh.  Hopefully we can both go to the conference, but we'll still have to fight it out who gets to present it. ;-)

The accepted paper is "JOINT ENTROPY-SCALABLE CODING OF AUDIO SIGNALS" by Mahmood Movassagh, Joachim Thiemann and Peter Kabal, an examination of a Huffman-coding like bit allocation that allows for scalable transmission and decoding. A key part is the joining of adjacent quantization regions which I talked about a bit in a previous post.

The rejected paper is on tonal perception applied to singing voice detection.  One positive note is that ICASSP reviews in general are very thorough and useful for making improvements.  I will continue working on the idea; perhaps ICASSP wasn't the best venue for that work anyways.  I'm now looking at ISMIR as a better place to submit the revised paper to.