Call for Papers

The 17th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC 2020) will be held at the Welcome Congress Hotel Bamberg from August 31 to September 3, 2020. Since its first edition in Berlin, Germany, in September 1989, it evolved into one of the leading workshops for theoretical and practical aspects related to speech and acoustic signal acquisition and processing. At its technical core, the three-day program offers keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations, and demonstrations.

Scope

This workshop will focus on new methods and systems for the enhancement and processing of speech and audio signals.  Applications include mobile and ambient communication, audio-visual conferencing systems, voice control systems, hearing aids, interactive TV, robot audition, acoustic scene analysis, and emerging applications in audio and acoustic signal processing.

Topics

  • Acoustic echo and feedback suppression
  • Noise reduction
  • Microphone array processing
  • Source localization and tracking
  • Source separation
  • Dereverberation
  • Active noise control
  • Robot audition
  • Acoustic sensor networks
  • Acoustic event detection and scene classification
  • Modeling, analysis and synthesis of acoustic environments
  • Machine learning algorithms for acoustic signal processing
  • Auditory modeling and hearing instruments
  • Datasets for speech and audio
  • Speech intelligibility enhancement
  • Quality and intelligibility assessment
  • New and emerging topics in speech and audio processing

Special Sessions

The Organizing Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scope of the workshop. Special session proposals should include the session title, rationale, titles and abstracts of at least 6 invited papers as well as a short biography of the special session organizer(s) including the affiliation, address, and email. Further details can be found here.

Demonstrations

Besides the regular paper presentations, a separate demonstration session is planned. For a contribution to this session, a brief description of the demonstration should be submitted to info@iwaenc2020.org. The description will not be included in the workshop proceedings.

Best Student Paper Award

The IWAENC Technical Committee will award a “Best Student Paper Award”. The selection will be based on originality, scientific merit, and quality of writing and presentation. The paper must be presented by the candidate student to qualify for the award.

Important Deadlines

Submission of special session proposals February 28, 2020
Submission of regular paper April 24, 2020
Submission of demonstration proposals April 24, 2020
Notification of acceptance July 3, 2020
Submission of camera-ready papers July 24, 2020
Early registration July 24, 2020