All Sub-Challenges allow contributors to find their own features with their own machine learning algorithm. However, a standard feature set will be provided that may be used. Participants will have to stick to the definition of training, development, and test sets as given. They may report results obtained on the development sets, but have only five trials to upload their results on the test set per Sub-Challenge, whose labels are unknown to them. Each participation has to be accompanied by a paper presenting the results that undergoes the normal Interspeech peer-review process and has to be accepted for the conference in order to participate in the Challenge. The organisers preserve the right to re-evaluate the findings, but will not participate themselves in the Challenge.
We encourage both – contributions aiming at highest performance w.r.t. the baselines provided by the organisers, and contributions aiming at finding new and interesting insights w.r.t. these data. Overall, contributions using the provided or equivalent data are sought for (but not limited to):
- Participation in a Sub-Challenge
- Contributions focussing on Computational Paralinguistics centred around the Challenge topics
The results of the Challenge will be presented at the annual Interspeech conference.
Prizes will be awarded to the Sub-Challenge winners.
If you are interested and planning to participate in the Computational Paralinguistics Challenge, or if you want to be kept informed about the Challenge, please send the organisers an e-mail to indicate your interest.