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The 16th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on September 17 – 20, 2018, at Hitotsubashi Hall. IWAENC was established in 1989, originally as the International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (this is how the abbreviation IWAENC came into use). It is the leading workshop in the signal processing community addressing theoretical and technical issues related to acoustic and speech signal processing. The three-day program consists of oral and poster presentations, plenary talks, and demonstrations.


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


  • Acoustic echo control
  • Noise reduction
  • Microphone arrays
  • Source localization
  • Source separation
  • Dereverberation
  • Active noise control
  • Multirate systems
  • Robot audition
  • Auditory scene analysis and classification
  • Acoustic environment simulation
  • Adaptive filtering algorithms and structures
  • Binaural signal processing
  • Speech and audio databases
  • Speech intelligibility enhancement
  • Quality assessment
  • New and emerging topics in speech and audio processing

Special Session (See Details Here)

The Organizing Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the conference. Special session proposals should include title, rationale, titles and abstracts of 6 invited papers, short biography of special session organizer(s) that includes complete affiliation, address, and email.


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 The description will not be included in the workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

Special session proposals:Feb. 28, 2018
Submission of regular papers:May 20, 2018
April 27, 2018
April 20, 2018
Submission of demonstrator description:May 20, 2018
April 27, 2018
April 20, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance:July 9, 2018
July 6, 2018
June 22, 2018
Submission of camera-ready papers:July 23, 2018
July 20, 2018
Early registration deadline:July 23, 2018
July 20, 2018