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The 14th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC) is being held 8th – 11th September 2014 in Antibes –  Juan les Pins, France.

Since the first edition in 1995, IWANEC has evolved to become a major international scientific event in acoustic signal enhancement. The conference features world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, keynote talks, exhibitions and demonstrations and will gather together leading researchers and industry figures.

The workshop will focus on theory and algorithms for digital enhancement of acoustic signals as well as on signal processing applications in, e.g., digital cell phones, audio-visual conferencing systems, voice control systems, and hearing aids.

The 2014 edition of IWAENC is being hosted by EURECOM.

Keynote talks

Design and Implementation of Small Microphone Arrays for Acoustic and Speech Signal Processing
Prof. Jingdong Chen
Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

Dereverberation for Professional Audio and Consumer Electronics
Alexis Favrot
Research and development, Illusonic GmbH, Switzerland

Melody Extraction from Polyphonic Music Signals
Prof. Gaël Richard
Telecom ParisTech, France

Next Generation 3GPP Speech Coding: Enhanced Voice Services (EVS)
Dr. Imre Varga,
Qualcomm Inc., CA, USA

Exploiting structure: new models and algorithms for source separation, optimization, and deep learning
Dr. Steven J. Rennie
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA


Registration is now open. Discounted, early registration rates are available until Friday 18th July 2014 - register now.

Social programme

Welcome reception - Monday 8th September 2014, 19.00 - 20.00
Location: venue TBC.

Social visit - Wednesday 10th September 2014, 14.00 - 18.00
Location: Island and Abbaye de Lérins

Banquet - Wednesday 10th September 2014, 19.00 - 23.00
Location: Bijou Plage, Juans les Pins 


IWAENC 2014 is being held in the newly rennovated Palais de Congrès in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, a wonderful historical city with a wealth of cultural heritage going back centuries, located at the heart of the French Riviera between Nice and Cannes. Created by the Greeks and extended by the Romans, a prestigious stronghold of the Kingdom of France, Antibes Juan-les-Pins offers the charm of its tiny streets, its ramparts overlooking the Mediterranean sea, its Provencal market, its Grimaldi Castle - Picasso museum, the Port Vauban with its Camille Rayon quay famously known as the Billionaires’ Wharf, and the flowery “Safranier” district.


An allotment of hotel rooms within the vicinity of the main venue are reserved for IWAENC participants. All hotels are within easy reach of the venue and negociated rates are available until 18th July. The number of rooms available is strictly limited and all rooms will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

IWAENC 2014 sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the kind support of the following sponsors.