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Listener Acoustic Personalisation (LAP) Challenge

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Personalized Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) have shown promise in enhancing auditory localization and immersion in mixed realities. However, relevant issues such as the accurate acquisition of user-specific anatomical data, efficient simulation algorithms, and effective user validation do not converge into a common and internationally recognized benchmark for evaluating HRTFs.

The LAP Challenge endeavours to provide a platform where researchers can explore these challenges, advance the state of the art, and contribute to the development of standardized metrics for personalised spatial audio.

The inaugural edition of the challenge will concentrate on two fundamental aspects of HRTF: spatial sampling and interpolation. Teams are challenged to submit their solutions that address one of two tasks:

  • HRTF spatial upsampling for merging different HRTF datasets
  • HRTF spatial upsampling for obtaining a high-spatial-resolution HRTF from a very low number of directions

Keep an eye out for more updates on the challenge. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we have more information to share.

The Listener Acoustic Personalisation Challenge is sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society.