Our journal paper Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events is now out in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia! It evaluates many different methods for detecting/classifying in everyday audio recordings.
I'm highlighting this paper because it covers the whole process of the IEEE DCASE evaluation challenge that we ran a little while ago, with many international research teams submitting systems either for audio event detection or audio scene classification.
It was a big team effort, with various people putting many months of time in, from 2012 through to 2015 (even though it was essentially an unfunded initiative!). Specific thanks to Dimitrios and Emmanouil, who I know put lots of manual effort in, repeatedly, to get this right.