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
 

Program: 

 
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 
  • TELEVIC
  • SIRRIS
  • COMMETO
  • 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

 

Registration

 
Participation is free of charge, but advance registration is asked for. (registration website)
 
Organisation:
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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