Special Issue: Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication

Result of the Month


Followed up by the special session organized last year at INTESPEECH, Dr. Pejman Mowlaee together with Dr. Rahim Saeidi and Prof. Yannis Stylianou have proposed special issue entitled "Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication" to EURASIP Speech Communication. The detailed information about the special issue is available at EURASIP website. Further information about the important deadlines and aims and scope of this special issue is available on Elsevier website. More recent updates, audio examples and progresses made towards phase-aware signal processing are available here. For an overview on phase-aware signal processing in speech communication see our special session paper published at INTERSPEECH last year found here. The description of the special issue is as follow:


In the past decades, the amplitude of speech spectrum is considered to be the most important feature in different speech processing applications and phase of the speech signal has received less attention. Recently, several findings justify that phase is indeed very important in various speech and audio processing communities. The importance of phase estimation along with amplitude estimation in speech enhancement, complementary phase-based features in speech and speaker recognition and phase-aware acoustic modeling of environment are the most prominent reported works scattered in different communities of speech and audio processing. These examples suggest that incorporating the phase information can push further the limits of state-of-the-art phase-independent solutions employed for long in different aspects of audio and speech signal processing.

The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the recent advances and methodologies in phase-based signal processing in speech communication and to foster the development of novel phase-based solutions in different applications of speech processing. We believe that current advancements in phase-ware audio processing are of high importance for the researchers in speech communication, so key contributions from that area are welcome. This will allow a better understanding of the potential using phase information. 

Topics of interest include:
  • speech analysis
  • voice pathologies
  • text-to-speech speech synthesis
  • speech modification and voice conversion
  • automatic speech and speaker recognition
  • signal enhancement
  • source separation
  • audio processing
  • audibility of phase distortion
  • speech quality metrics
  • databases for phase aware speech processing

Lead Guest Editor:

- Yannis Stylianou (yannis@csd.uoc.gr), University of Crete, Crete, Greece

Guest Editors:

- Pejman Mowlaee (pejman.mowlaee@tugraz.at), Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria.

- Rahim Saeidi (rahim.saeidi@aalto.fi), Aalto University, Finland.

Submission Guideline:

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). Please select “SI: Phase-Aware Signal Proc.” when specifying the "Article Type" in the submission process. The EES website is located at: http://ees.elsevier.com/specom/.


1. May 2015 - 31. May 2015