Call for Papers

The 18th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC 2024) will be held in the Music House (Musikkens Hus) in Aalborg, Denmark from Sept. 9 – 12, 2024. Since its first edition held 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.


This workshop focuses on new methods and systems for enhancing and processing speech and audio signals.  Applications include mobile and ambient communication, audio-visual conferencing systems, voice control systems, hearing devices, interactive TV, robot audition, smart acoustic environments, and emerging applications in audio and acoustic signal processing.


  • Acoustic echo and feedback suppression
  • Noise reduction
  • Microphone array processing
  • Source localization and tracking
  • Source separation
  • Dereverberation
  • Active noise control
  • Robot audition
  • Speech and audio coding
  • 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
  • Spatial audio recording and reproduction
  • New and emerging topics in speech and audio processing

Special Sessions

We are delighted to announce the opportunity to submit papers for two special sessions at the upcoming IWAENC 2024. These sessions offer unique platforms to explore cutting-edge advancements in audio signal processing and deep learning, e.g.,

  • Special Session 1: Signal Processing and Deep Learning-Based Approaches to Audio Telepresence
  • Special Session 2: AI-Guided Signal Processing for Efficient, Controllable, and Interpretable Audio Enhancement

More information about the special sessions can be found here.

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 14 February 28, 2024
  • Submission of demonstration proposals  May 30, 2024
  • Submission of regular papers  May 1 May 8, 2024
  • Revision of uploaded papers  May 8 May15, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance  July 3, 2024
  • Submission of camera-ready papers  July 24, 2024
  • Early registrations  July 24, 2024