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IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)


  • Calgary Telus Convention Center 120 9 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0P3 Canada (map)

Hosted by IEEE


ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications.

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Amazon, Apple, and Facebook will be in Calgary among the brightest minds in signal processing during the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Hosted at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, the conference takes place April 16-20, 2018.  The theme of the event is Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Changing the World and it will feature 50 sessions on technology trends from AI to Cyber Security.

ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. “Signal processing methods are powerful enablers of many modern technologies including communications, autonomous systems, and intelligent devices or machines. This conference will showcase the breadth and reach of our discipline,” says Ali H. Sayed, President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence encompass many areas including advanced communications technologies and smarter homes/devices. The conference introduces new developments in computer vision, speech recognition, speech synthesis and more technologies underlying our digital life.  It provides researchers and engineers an engaging forum to exchange ideas, and provides presenters a way to get their work peer-reviewed and published in conference proceedings.

The conference draws a high calibre of speakers including:

– Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook and inventor of the convolutional network method which is widely used for image, video and speech recognition.

– Alex Acero,  Director at Apple in charge of speech recognition, speech synthesis, and machine translation for Siri, Apple’s personal assistant for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Carplay, Macintosh, and HomePod.

– Luc Vincent, Vice President of Engineering at Lyft, where he leads the company’s Marketplace & Autonomous Platform division.

And a high calibre of exhibitors including:

– Amazon

– Apple

– Facebook

– Microsoft

“Attendees will learn a lot about the impact machine learning and AI is having on society and technology.” Says Dr. Monson Hayes, the General Chair of ICASSP about the exceptional conference program.

Meetings + Conventions Calgary worked with conference organizers to bring the conference to Calgary, competing against five cities from around the globe to host the event. “The people in Calgary have been enthusiastic and supportive, and have welcomed us with open arms.” Says Dr. Hayes of his experience planning the conference in Calgary.

There are still multiple opportunities for local high technology firms to contribute to ICASSP 2018.  Further information about these opportunities can be found here: https://2018.ieeeicassp.org or by sending an email to: exhibits@2018.ieeeicassp.org.