SINS workshop on energy-efficient, distributed acoustic sensing
16-02-2016 :: Heverlee, Belgium

Organizer: KULeuven - LICT

LICT (Leuven Center on Information and Communication Technology) would like to invite you to the public SINS workshop on energy-efficient, distributed acoustic sensing. SINS is a strategic basic research project, supported by the Flemish Funding Agency VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship), aiming at the development of high-performance wireless distributed sensing solutions with a multi-year autonomous life-time, with a focus on distributed acoustic monitoring. Within SINS, the conflicting requirements of high performance and long lifetime are pursued by relying on a swarm of collaborating low performance sensing nodes, which can quickly scale their performance according to the environmental conditions. This allows to achieve high-accuracy monitoring when required, while having very low average power consumption. The SINS concepts are demonstrated on acoustic activity monitoring and acoustic (location) tracking, and this in two use cases: 1. AAL for Alzheimer monitoring, and 2. acoustic surveillance and home automation.

Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Location: KU Leuven - ESAT2
              Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, 3001 Heverlee


09:00: Registration and coffee, poster fair
09:30: Overview of SINS + major milestones up to now
09:45: KU Leuven AdvISe: Efficient acoustic classification and clustering
10:00: KU Leuven DraMCo: Efficient acoustic localization
10:15: iMinds-VUB ETRO: Single and multi-channel sound source separation
10:30: KU Leuven Telemic: Sound-aware and scalable communication for indoor IoT
10:45: KU Leuven MICAS: Adaptive hardware for efficient always-on acoustic monitoring

11:00: Break with coffee and poster fair

11:20: IAC testimonies of SINS opportunities in industrial use cases 
  • NIKO
12:00: Demonstrators: 
  • Group A: Integrated acoustic event localisation and classification using SINS newly-developed self-configuring acoustic sensor nodes
  • Group B: Multichannel blind source separation and noise-robust localization & Robust communication for indoor IoT
12:40: Sandwich lunch, networking and poster fair
More information can be found on the event website.

Target audience:

 This workshop is open to all interested parties



Participation is free of charge, but advance registration is asked for. (registration website)
The workshop is organized by the partners of the SINS project: the KU Leuven research groups MICAS, Telemic, AdvISe & DramCo and the iMinds-VUB group ETRO.
More information, send an email to the LICT Coordinator

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