ETSI Logo ETSI Workshop on Speech and Noise in Wideband Communication

 22nd & 23rd May 2007, at ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France

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The workshop is organized by TC STQ, STF 294 and MESAQIN, under contract to ETSI

Recent developments in telecommunications, such as VoIP and UMTS increasingly promote the introduction of new services, including wideband speech communication, often in noisy environment such as cars. Respective work is underway in various standardization bodies; however there is still a lack of standards providing information on the requirements for both wideband terminals and wideband transmission systems.

There will be a huge demand for wideband speech communication under noisy conditions in hands-free and video phone applications in the near future. Devices designed for such applications will have to rely on non-linear and time variant signal processing in order to be capable of providing speech quality that satisfies users' demands.

Discussions on a detailed technical level between researchers, developers and standards makers on recent developments and areas of future work are a pre-requisite and necessity for the provisioning of superior speech quality and efficient noise cancellation algorithms to the users of wideband communication systems.

The workshop key goals are to:

  • Discuss the status, latest advances and trends in wide-band speech and audio coding, in particular in presence of disturbing sounds and noise;

  • Present the results of STF 294: Improving the quality of eEurope wideband speech applications by developing a standardised performance testing and evaluation methodology for background noise transmission;

  • Exchange information and establish relationships between research, state and industrial organizations involved in the topic.

This workshop is of major importance to researchers, developers and standards makers in the field of telecommunications, interested in the latest developments in the new generations of speech communication systems.

Addressed topics will include speech and audio wideband coding, noise suppression and its artifacts, and quality assessment.

The workshop is to be held on the 22nd and 23rd May 2007 at ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Abstracts and papers should be sent to

Please provide an abstract of no more than 200 words.

Please download the output report here.

Key dates:
Deadline for submitting abstract: 16th March 2007
Notification of acceptance: 30th March 2007
Final program: 5th April 2007
Submission of final versions (presentation and paper if desired): 10th April 2007
Steering committee for this workshop:
Jean Yves Monfort  France Telecom
Hans W. Gierlich HEAD Acoustics GmbH
Joachim Pomy Avaya GmbH
This workshop is supported by:
Experts in ST 294 from the following organizations:



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