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Submission deadline extended: IEEE TASL Special Issue "Processing Reverberant Speech: Methodologies and Applications"

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to report that the submission deadline of the above listed
special issue for the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language
Processing" has been extended as

New submission deadline of special issue on "Processing reverberant
speech: methodologies and applications": 15 November, 2009

The detail and the updated publication schedule is summarized in the
call for paper attached at the end of this message.

Sincerely, Yours,

Tomohiro Nakatani
NTT Corporation, Japan

Special Issue on
Processing Reverberant Speech: Methodologies and Applications
for the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing

This is a call for papers for a special issue on “Processing
Reverberant Speech: Methodologies and Applications” to be published in
mid 2010 in the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language

This special issue will focus on the recent trends in techniques
designed to handle reverberant speech directed at both humans and
computers, including speech dereverberation and automatic speech
recognition (ASR) in reverberant environments. When a speech signal is
captured by a distant microphone in a room, reverberation components are
detrimental to the quality of the observed speech and often cause
serious degradation in various speech processing applications, including
speech recognition, teleconferencing, hearing aids, human-computer
dialogue systems, and meeting recordings. To extend the applicability of
such systems in real acoustical environments, researchers have been
tackling the reverberation problem, and useful techniques have recently
been reported in a variety of technological areas.

We invite papers describing various aspects of signal processing
techniques for processing reverberant speech. Submissions must not have
been previously published, with the exception that substantial
extensions of conference papers will be considered. Specific topics of
interest include:

* Microphone array signal processing-based speech dereverberation, and
 monaural speech enhancement techniques for reducing reverberation
* Robust ASR techniques in the presence of reverberation
* Applications of reverberant speech processing techniques to voice
 recording, teleconferencing, hearing aids, human-computer dialogue
 systems, meeting recognition, and others
* Methods for evaluating reverberant and dereverberated speech quality
* Integration of reverberant speech processing techniques with other
 signal processing techniques
* Computational auditory scene analysis in reverberant environments
* Techniques for the modeling and analysis of reverberant speech

First announcement: 23 April 2009 (during ICASSP 2009)
Submission deadline: 15 November 2009
Notification of acceptance: 22 May 2010
Final manuscript due: 22 July 2010
Tentative publication date: October 2010

Guest Editors:
Tomohiro Nakatani (NTT Corporation, Japan), nak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Walter Kellermann (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), wk@xxxxxx
Patrick Naylor (Imperial College London, UK), p.naylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Masato Miyoshi (Kanazawa University, Japan), mmiyoshi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Biing-Hwang Juang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Juang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx