Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

 

Dr. Rafik A. Goubran: List of Publications

 

Journal Publications   

 

Selected Conference Publications

 

     Journal Publications:

 

·       Stepahnie Bennett, Zhaofen Ren, Rafik Goubran, Kenneth Rockwood, Frank Knoefel, "In-Bed Mobility Monitoring Using Pressure Sensors," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no.8, pp. 2110-2120, Aug. 2015.

·       M.J. Kennedy, A. Arcelus, P. Guitard, R.A. Goubran, H. Sveistrup.  "Toilet Grab-Bar Preference and Center of Pressure Deviation During Toilet Transfers in Healthy Seniors, Seniors With Hip Replacements, and Seniors Having Suffered a Stroke," Assistive Technology, vol. 27, no. 2, 78-87, Apr. 2015.

·       Megan Holtzman, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Robust Coherent Sensor Combining with Decision Directed Reversal Correction," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63, no.12, pp. 3119-3126, Dec. 2014.

·       T.L. Grant, M. Bryanton, M. Taylor, H. Sveistrup, M. Bilodeau, F. Knoefel, R. Goubran, J. Jutai, "Sit-To-Stand (STS) Timing among Older Adults in Their Homes: Two Measurement Approaches," Gerontechnology, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 153-158,  Dec. 2014.

·       Matthew Kennedy, Amaya Arcelus, Paulette Guitard, Rafik Goubran, Heidi Sveistrup, "Toilet Grab-Bar Preference and Centre of Pressure Deviation During Toilet Transfers in Healthy Seniors, Seniors with Hip Replacements and Seniors Having Suffered a Stroke," Assistive Technology Journal,  Oct. 2014.

·       Xiaochuan He, Rafik Goubran, Peter Liu, "Secondary Peak Detection of PPG Signal for Continuous Cuffless Arterial Blood Pressure Measurement," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 1431-1439, Jun. 2014.

·       Culum Canally, Sean Doherty, Diane Doran, Rafik Goubran, "Using Integrated Bio-Physiotherapy Informatics in Home Healthcare Settings: A Qualitative Analysis of a Point-of-Care Decision Support System," Health Informatics Journal, May 2014.

·       Xiaochuan He, Rafik Goubran, Peter Liu, "A Novel Sub-Band Adaptive Filtering for Acoustic Echo Cancellation Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition Algorithm," International Journal on Speech Technology, Springer, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 37-42, Mar. 2014.

·       F. Knoefel, L. Patrick, J. Taylor, R. Goubran, "Dual-Stiffness Flooring: Can it Reduce Fracture Rates Associated with Falls?," Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol.14, no.4, pp. 303-305, Apr. 2013.

·       Daphne Townsend, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Judith Leech, "Validation of Unobtrusive Pressure Sensor Array for Central Sleep Apnea Screening," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 1857-1865, Jul. 2012.

·       Daphne Townsend, Megan Holzman, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize, Frank Knoefel, "Relative Thresholding with Under Mattress Pressure Sensors to Detect Central Apnoea," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 60, no. 10, pp. 3281-3289, Oct. 2011.

·       Trevor Burton, Rafik Goubran, "A Generalized Proportionate Subband Adaptive Second-Order Volterra Filter for Acoustic Echo Cancellation in Changing Environments," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 2364-2373, Aug. 2011. 

·       Amaya Arcelus, Idana Veledar, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Heidi Sveistrup, Martin Bilodeau, "Measurements of Sit-to-Stand Timing and Symmetry from Bed Pressure Sensors,"  IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 1732-1740, May 2011.

·       Daphne Townsend, Megan Holtzman, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize, Frank Knoefel, "Measurement of Torso Movement With Delay Mapping Using an Unobtrusive Pressure-Sensor Array," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 1751 – 1760, May 2011.

·       Brady Laska, Miodrag Bolic, Rafik Goubran, "Particle Filter Enhancement of Speech Spectral Amplitudes," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 18, no. 8,  pp. 2155 – 2167, Nov. 2010.

·       A. Arcelus, C.L. Herry, R.A. Goubran, F. Knoefel, H. Sveistrup, M. Bilodeau, "Determination of Sit-to-Stand Transfer Duration Using Bed and Floor Pressure Sequences," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 56,  no. 10,  pp. 2485 – 2492, Oct. 2009.

·       T.G. Burton, R.A. Goubran, F. Beaucoup, "Nonlinear System Identification Using a Subband Adaptive Volterra Filter," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 58,  no. 5, pp. 1389 – 1397, May 2009.

·       B. Laska, R.A. Goubran, M. Bolic, "Improved Proportionate Subband NLMS for Acoustic Echo Cancellation in Changing Environments," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 15, pp. 337 – 340, 2008.

·       Z. Lin, R.A. Goubran, R.M. Dansereau, "Noise Estimation using Speech/Non-Speech Frame Decision and Sub-Band Spectral Tracking," Speech Communication, Elsevier, vol. 49, no. 7-8, pp. 542-557, Jul.-Aug. 2007.

·       Lijing Ding, Zhong Lin, Ayman Radwan, Mohamed Samy El-Hennawey and Rafik A. Goubran, "Non-intrusive single-ended speech quality assessment in VoIP," Speech Communication, Elsevier, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 477-489, Jun. 2007.

·       J.D. Gordy, R.A. Goubran, "Statistical Analysis of Doubletalk Detection for Calibration and Performance Evaluation," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol.15, no. 3, pp. 1035-1043, Mar. 2007.

·       J. Dmochowski, R.A. Goubran, "Decoupled Beamforming and Noise Cancellation," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 80-88, Feb. 2007.

·       L. Ding, M.S. El-Hennawey, R.A. Goubran, "Non-Intrusive Measurement of Echo-Path Parameters in VoIP Environments," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 2062-2071, Dec. 2006.

·       A.R. Abu-El-Quran, R.A. Goubran, A.D.C. Chan, "Security Monitoring Using Microphone Arrays and Audio Classification," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1025-1032, Aug. 2006.

·       J. D. Gordy, R.A. Goubran, "Fast System Identification Using Affine Projection and A Critically Sampled Subband Adaptive Filter," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1242-1249, Aug. 2006.

·       L. Ding, A. Radwan, M.S. El-Hennawey, R.A. Goubran, "Measurement of the Effects of Temporal Clipping on Speech Quality," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1197-1203, Aug. 2006.

·       J.D. Gordy, R.A. Goubran, "On the Perceptual Performance Limitations of Echo Cancellers in Wideband Telephony," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 33-42, Jan. 2006.

·       Ning Ma, Martin Bouchard, Rafik Goubran, "Speech Enhancement Using a Masking Threshold Constrained Kalman Filter and its Heuristic Implementations," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 14, no. 1, pp.19-32, Jan. 2006.

·       Y.R. Zheng, R.A. Goubran, M. El-Tanany, and H. Shi, "A Microphone Array System for Multimedia Applications with Near Field Signal Targets," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 1395-1406, Dec. 2005.

·       David Lo, Rafik Goubran, Richard Dansereau, "Robust Joint Audio-Video Localization in Video Conferencing Using Reliability Information: Bayesian Network Fusion," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1541-1547, Aug. 2005.

·       S. Chao, J.W. Chinneck, R.A. Goubran, "Assigning Service Requests in Voice-Over-Internet Gateway Multiprocessors," Computers & Operations Research, Elsevier, vol. 31, pp. 2419-2437, Dec. 2004.

·       Rosa Zheng, Rafik Goubran, Mohamed El-Tanany, "Robust Near-Field Adaptive Beamforming with Distance Discrimination," IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 478-488, Sep. 2004.

·       David Lo, Rafik Goubran, Richard Dansereau, Graham Thompson, Dieter Schulz, "Robust Audio-Video Localization in Video Conferencing Using Reliability Information," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 1132 – 1139, Aug. 2004.

·       Rosa Zheng, Rafik Goubran, Mohamed El-Tanany, "Experimental Evaluation of a Nested Microphone Array with Adaptive Noise Cancellers,'' IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 53, no. 3,  pp.777-786, Jun. 2004.

·       T. Yensen, J.P. Lariviere, I. Lambadaris, and R.A. Goubran, "HMM Delay Prediction Technique for VoIP," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 444-457, Sep. 2003.

·       J.W. Chinneck, V. Pureza, R.A. Goubran, G.M. Karam, M. Lavoie, "A Fast Task-to-Processor Assignment Heuristic for Real-Time Multiprocessor DSP Applications," Computers & Operations Research, Elsevier, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 643-670, Apr. 2003.

·       J.G. Ryan, R.A. Goubran, "Application of Near-Field Optimum Microphone Arrays to Hands-free Mobile Telephony," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 390-400, Mar. 2003.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, "Speech Enhancement Using Fourth-Order Cumulants Optimum Filters in the Subband Domain," Speech Communication, Elsevier, vol. 36, pp. 219-246, Feb. 2002.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, "Robust Pitch Estimation and Voicing Detection using Higher-Order Statistics in the LPC Domain," IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 9, no. 3, pp 217–231, Mar. 2001.

·       T.Yensen, R.A. Goubran, I. Lambadaris, "Synthetic Stereo Acoustic Echo Cancellation Structure for Multiple Participant VoIP Conferences," IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 168-174, Feb. 2001.

·       J.G. Ryan, R.A. Goubran "Optimum Near-Field Performance of Microphone Arrays Subject to a Far-Field Beam Pattern Constraint," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), vol. 108, no. 5, part 1, pp. 2248-2255, Nov. 2000.

·       J.P. Lariviere, R.A. Goubran, "GMDF for Noise Reduction and Echo Cancellation," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 230-233, Aug. 2000.

·       J.G. Ryan, R.A. Goubran, "Array Optimization Applied in the Near Field of a Microphone Array," IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 173-176, Mar. 2000.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, "SNR Estimation of Speech Signals Using Sub-bands and Fourth-Order Statistics," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 6, no.7, pp. 171-175, Jul. 1999.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Nonlinear Loudspeaker Compensation for Hands Free Acoustic Echo Cancellation", IEE Electronics Letters, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 1063-1064, Jun. 1996.

·       R.B. Wallace, R.A. Goubran, "Noise Cancellation Using Parallel Adaptive Filter Structures," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, vol. 39 CAS-II, no. 4, pp. 239-243, Apr. 1992.

·       R.B. Wallace, R.A. Goubran, "Improved Tracking Adaptive Noise Canceler for Non-Stationary Environments," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. SP-40, no. 3, pp. 700-703, Mar. 1992.

·       R.A. Goubran, H.M. Hafez, A.U.H. Sheikh, "Implementation of a Real-Time Mobile Channel Simulator on a DSP Chip," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 709-714, Aug. 1991.

·       R.A. Goubran, A.H. Lawrence, "Experimental Signal Analysis in Ion Mobility Spectrometry," International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes, vol. 104 (1991), pp. 163-178.

·       H.M. Hafez, S. Towaij, R.A. Goubran, "The Effect of User's Geographical Distribution on the Utilization of Radio Spectrum," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. EMC-32, no. 4, pp.284-291, Nov. 1990.

 

 

Selected Conference Publications:

·       Stephanie Bennett, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "The Detection of Breathing Behaviour Using Eulerian-Enhanced Thermal Video", in Proc. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015), Milan, Italy, Aug. 2015, pp. 7474-7477.

·       Bruce Wallace, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Shawn Marshall, Michelle Porter, Madeline Harlow, Akshay Puli. (2015). "Automation of the Validation, Anonymization, and Augmentation of Big Data froma Multi-Year Driving Study," in Proc. IEEE International Congress on Big Data, New York, United States, Jul. 2015, pp. 608-614.

·       Luke Russell, Rafik Goubran, Felix Kwamena, "Personalization Using Sensors for Preliminary Human Detection in an IoT Environment," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, Fortaleza, Brazil, Jun. 2015, pp. 236-241.

·       Luke Russell, Rafik Goubran, Felix Kwamena, "Sensor Node to Improve Resiliency and Monitoring in Smart Grids: Taking the Lab to Field in Industry," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, Fortaleza, Brazil, Jun. 2015, pp. 208-209.

·       Mike Rockwood, Bruce Wallace, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Shawn Marshall, "Adaptive Drift Calibration of Accelerometers with Direct Velocity Measurements," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Turin, Italy, May 2015, pp. 240-244.

·       Bruce Wallace, Mike Rockwood, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Shawn Marshall, Michelle Porter,  "Measurement of Vehicle Acceleration in Studies or Older Drivers from GPS Position and OBDII Velocity Sensors," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Turin, Italy, May 2015, pp. 391-396.

·       Bruce Wallace, Akshay Puli, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Shawn Marshall, Michelle Porter, Andrew Smith, "Big Data Analytics to Identify Deceleration Characteristics of an Older Driver," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Turin, Italy, May 2015, pp. 89-94.

·       Stephanie Bennett, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Measurements of Change in Thermal Imagesdue to Applied Pressure," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Turin, Italy, May 2015, pp. 30-35.

·       Luke Russell, Rafik Goubran, Felix Kwamena, "Smart Environments using Near-Field Communications and HTML5," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Turin, Italy, May 2015, pp. 549-554.

·       D. McEwen, S. Bennett, M. Bilodeau, R. Goubran, H. Finestone, H. Sveistrup,  "Virtual Reality (VR) Training Improves Dynamic Standing Balance in Rehabilitating Stroke Inpatients," International Journal of Stroke, RHB 156, vol. 10, Special Issue: Canadian Stroke Conference, Toronto, September 2015, pp. 91.

·       Megan Holtzman, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Motion Monitoring in Palliative Care Using Unobtrusive Bed," in Proc. 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Eng. in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2014), Chicago, USA, Aug. 2014, pp. 5760-5763.

·       Bruce Wallace, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Measurement of Signal Use and Vehicle Turns as Indication of Driver Cognition," in Proc. 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2014), Chicago, USA, Aug. 2014, pp. 3747-3750.

·       Zhaofen Ren, Theresa Grant, Rafik Goubran, Mohamed El-Tanany, Frank Knoefel, Heidi Sveistrup, Martin Bilodeau, Jeffrey Jutai, "Analyzing Center of Pressure Progression During Bed Exits," in Proc. 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2014), Chicago, USA, Aug. 2014, pp. 1786-1789.

·       Jelena Nikolic-Popovic, Rafik Goubran, "Towards Increased Usability of Noisy ECG Signals in HRV-based Classifiers," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun. 2014, pp. 560-563.

·       Xiaochuan He, Rafik Goubran, Peter Liu, "Using Eulerian Video Magnification Framework to Measure Pulse Transit Time," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun. 2014, pp. 50-53.

·       Stepahnie Bennett, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Kenneth Rockwood, "Distinguishing Between Stable and Unstable Sit-To-Stand Transfers Using Pressure Sensors," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun. 2014, pp. 76-79.

·       Bruce Wallace, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Shawn Marshall, Michelle Porter, "Measuring Variation in Driving Habits Between Drivers," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun. 2014, pp. 29-34.

·       Michael Rockwood, Vilas Joshi, Kevin Sullivan, Rafik Goubran, "Using a Real-Time Operating System for Multitasking in Remote Patient Monitoring," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun. 2014, pp. 475-479.

·       Bruce Wallace, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, Mihaela Petriu, Alex McAvoy, "Design of Games for Measurement of Cognitive Impairment," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Valencia, Spain, Jun. 01-03, 2014.

·       F. Knoefel, A. Remaud, M. Bilodeau, T. Grant, M. Taylor, R. Goubran. "Unobtrusive movements seen in Geriatric Day Hospital out-patients," Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference, Halifax, NS, Oct. 2013, pp. 33-34.

·       S. Bennett, R. Goubran, K. Rockwood, F. Knoefel, "Automated assessment of mobility in bedridden patients, " in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC13), Osaka, Japan, Jul. 2013, pp. 4271-4274.

·       M. Taylor, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Bed occupancy measurements using under mattress pressure sensors for long term patient monitoring, " in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 2013, pp. 130-134.

·       S. Bennett, A. Arcelus, R. Goubran, K. Rockwood, F. Knoefel, "Detection of Subject Dependant Pressure Point Relief," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 2013, pp. 135-138.

·       X. He, R. Goubran, X.P. Liu, "Evaluation of the Correlation between Blood Pressure and Pulse Transit Time," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 2013, pp. 17-20.

·       Jelena Nikolic-Popovic, R. Goubran, "Impact of Motion Artifacts on Heart Rate Variability Measurements and Classification Performance," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 2013, pp. 156-159.

·       B. Wallace, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Cognitive Change Measurement through Driving Navigation Ability Sensing and Analysis," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 2013, pp. 164-169.

·       V. Joshi, R. Goubran, "Operating System Performance Measurements for Remote Patient Monitoring Applications," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 2013, pp. 345-349.

·       P. Moradshadi, H. Chatrzarrin, R. Goubran, "Cough Sound Discrimination in Noisy Environments using Microphone Array," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Minneapolis, MN, USA, May 2013, pp. 431-434.

·       B. Wallace, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Measurement of Driving Routes and Correlation to Optimal Navigation Paths," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Minneapolis, MN, USA, May 2013, pp. 1465-1471.

·       M. Holtzman, F. Knoefel, J. Pereira, R. Goubran, C. Barnes. "Unobtrusive Monitoring of Respiratory Variability in Palliative Care: A Small Case Series," presented at the International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2012.

·       M. Pouliot, F. Knoefel, R. Goubran, V. French-Merkley, "Improving Nocturia Follow-up using a Home Bed Occupancy Sensor, " presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology, 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2012.

·       F. Knoefel, M. Taylor, T. Grant, S. Rocan, J. Jutai, H. Sveistrup, R. Goubran, J. Taylor, M. Bilodeau, "The Use of Pressure-Sensitive Mats to Monitor Bed Transfer Changes in Older Adults," presented at the Canadian Geriatrics Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 2012.

·       V. Joshi, A. Arcelus, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Highly Survivable Bed Pressure Mat Remote Patient Monitoring System for mHealth," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC12), San Diego, CA, Sep. 2012, pp. 268 – 271.

·      M. Pouliot, V. Joshi, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Bed Occupancy Monitoring: Data Processing and Clinician User Interface Design," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC12), San Diego, CA, Sep. 2012, pp. 5810 – 5814.

·       V. Joshi, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Adaptive Information Content Management and Buffer Caching Design for Robust Real-Time Streaming over IP Network," in Proc. IEEE International Conference in Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, Canada, Jun. 2012.

·       M. Holtzman, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, J. Pereira, "Measurement of Respiratory Disturbance in Palliative Care," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2012, pp. 1472-1476. 

·       M. Taylor, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Patient Standing Stability Measurements using Pressure Sensitive Floor Sensors," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2012, pp. 1275 - 1279.

·       M. Pouliot, V. Joshi, J. Chauvin, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Differentiating Assisted and Unassisted Bed Exits using Ultrasonic Sensor," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2012, pp. 1104 - 1108.

·       L. Russell, A. Steele, R. Goubran, "Low-Cost, Rapid Prototyping of IMU and Pressure Monitoring System using an Open Source Hardware Design," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2012, pp. 2695-2699.

·       S. Rahimi, A. Chan, R. Goubran, "Nonintrusive Load Monitoring of Electrical Devices in Health Smart Homes," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2012, pp. 2313-2316.

·       P. Moradshadi, H. Chatrzarrin, R. Goubran, "Improving the Performance of Cough Sound Discriminator in Reverberant Environments using Microphone Array," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2012, pp. 20-23.

·       F. Zhang, R. Goubran, P. Straznicky, "Obstacle Detection for Low Flying UAS Using Monocular Camera," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2012, pp. 2133 - 2137.

·       Daphne Townsend, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Time Domain Characterization of Window Length and Type on Moving Variance Signal Features," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Budapest, Hungary, May 2012.

·       N. Foubert, A. McKee, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Lying and Sitting Posture Recognition and Transition Detection Using a Pressure Sensor Array," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Budapest, Hungary, May 2012.

·       B. Wallace, R. Dansereau, R. Goubran, "Methods for the Detection of ECG Characteristic Points," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Budapest, Hungary, May 2012.

·       S. Bennett, A. Arcelus, R. Goubran, K. Rockwood, F. Knoefel, "Pressure Signal Feature Extraction for the Differentiation of Clinical Mobility Assessments," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Budapest, Hungary, May 2012.

·       M. Taylor, D. McEwen, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, H. Sveistrup, M. Bilodeau, "Assessing Standing Stability of Elderly Patients using Pressure Sensitive Arrays," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Budapest, Hungary, May 2012.

·       X. He, R. Goubran, X.P. Liu, "Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition and Adaptive Filtering for ECG Signal Enhancement," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Budapest, Hungary, May 2012.

·       L. Russell, A. Steele, R. Goubran, "Stride time estimation: real-time peak detection implemented on an 8-bit, portable microcontroller," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Budapest, Hungary, May 2012.

·       D. Townsend, F. Knoefel and R. Goubran, "Privacy versus autonomy: A trade off model for smart home monitoring technologies," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC11), Boston, MA, September 2011, pp. 4749-4452.

·          S. Rahimi, A.D.C. Chan, R. Goubran, "Usage monitoring of electrical devices in a smart home," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC11), Boston, MA, September 2011, pp. 5307-5310.

·          M. Holtzman, D. Townsend, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Breathing Sensor Selection During Movement," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC11), Boston, MA, September 2011, pp. 381-384.

·       Amaya Arcelus, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, H. Sveistrup, M. Bilodeau, "Detection of Bouncing During Sit-to-stand Transfers with Sequential Pressure Images," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari, Italy, May 2011, pp. 158-161.

·          H. Chatrzarrin, A. Arcelus, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Feature Extraction for the Differentiation of Dry and Wet Cough Sounds," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari, Italy, May 2011, pp. 162-166.

·       Megan Holtzman, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Maximal Ratio Combining for Respiratory Effort Extraction from Pressure Sensor Arrays," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari, Italy, May 2011, pp. 88-92.

·       Geoff Green, Adrian Chan, Rafik Goubran, "Tracking Food Spoilage in the Smart Home using Odour Monitoring," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari, Italy, May 2011, pp. 284-287.

·       Daphne Townsend, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Amplitude-Based Central Apnea Screening," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari, Italy, May 2011, pp. 395-398.

·       Jelena Nikolic-Popovic, Rafik Goubran, "Measuring Heart Rate, Breathing Rate and Skin Conductance During Exercise," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari, Italy, May 2011. Pp. 507-511.

·       Xiaochuan He, Rafik Goubran, Peter Liu, "Signal Enhancement of Wearable ECG Monitoring Sensors Based on Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari, Italy, May 2011, pp. 433-436.

·       Heidi Sveistrup, Megan Fitzpatrick, Jana MacLeod, Olinda Habib, Amaya Arcelus, Martin Bilodeau, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel. "Clinical populations can be distinguished on sit-to-stand movement parameters." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 91, Issue 10, Page 58, October 2010.

·       Brady Laska, Miodrag Bolic, Rafik Goubran, "Coherence-Assisted Wiener Filter Binaural Speech Enhancement," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Austin Texas, May 2010, pp. 876 – 881.

·       Daphne Townsend, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize, Frank Knoefel, "Measuring Chest Movement with an Array of Unobtrusive Pressure Sensors," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Austin Texas, May 2010, pp. 1053 – 1056.

·       I. Veledar, A. Arcelus, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, H. Sveistrup, M. Bilodeau, "Sit-to-stand Timing Measurements using Pressure Sensitive Technology," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Austin Texas, May 2010, pp. 1337 – 1340.

·       A. Arcelus, R. Goubran, H. Sveistrup, M. Bilodeau, F. Knoefel, "Context-Aware Smart Home Monitoring Through Pressure Measurement Sequences," in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Ottawa, Canada, April 2010, pp. 32 – 37.

·       Daphne Townsend, Megan Holtzman, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize, Frank Knoefel, "Effect of Windowing on Central Apnea Detection," in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Ottawa, Canada, April 2010, pp. 117 – 120.

·       Megan Holtzman, Daphne Townsend, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Validation of Pressure Sensors for Physiological Monitoring in Home Environments," in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Ottawa, Canada, April 2010, pp. 38 – 42.

·       F. Knoefel, A. Arcelus, R. Goubran, M. Bilodeau, and H. Sveistrup, "Can a mat sensor algorithm identify mobility challenges in older adults getting out of bed?," in Proc. 7th World Conf. Int. Soc. for Gerontechnology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 2010, pp. 225.

·       D. Blaney, D. Cloutier, K. Irvine, K. Jensen, A. Arcelus, F. Knoefel, R. Goubran, H. Sveistrup, and M. Bilodeau, "Development of a checklist to differentiate stand-to-sit bed transfer patterns between healthy older adults and those who had a stroke or hip fracture,” presented at the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting Canadian Geriatrics Society, Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 2010.

·       J. Medwid, O. Habib, A. Arcelus, M. Bilodeau, F. Knoefel, R. Goubran, and H. Sveistrup, "The Ottawa sit-to-stand checklist for task analysis,” presented at the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting Canadian Geriatrics Society, Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 2010.

·       M. Kennedy, A. Arcelus, P. Guitard, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, and H. Sveistrup, "Using a commode changes how older adults, adults post-stroke and adults post-hip-fracture sit and stand from a toilet," in Proc. 30th Annual Scientific Meeting Canadian Geriatrics Society, Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 2010.

·       H. Sveistrup, M. Fitzpatrick, J. MacLeod, O. Habib, A. Arcelus, M. Bilodeau, R. Goubran, and F. Knoefel, "Sit-to-stand movement parameters in clinical populations," presented at the 2010 ACRM ASNR Joint Educ. Conf. Progress Rehab. Res., Montreal, QC, Canada, 2010.

·       D. Townsend, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, "Effect of Sensor Position on Unobtrusive Rollover Detection for Long-Term Sleep Monitoring in Smart Homes," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, (EMBC'09), Minneapolis, MN, USA, Sep. 2009.

·       Amaya Arcelus, Megan Holtzman, Rafik Goubran, Heidi Sveistrup, Paulette Guitard, and Frank Knoefel, "Analysis of Commode Grab Bar Usage for the Monitoring of Older Adults in the Smart Home Environment," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, (EMBC'09), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September, 2009.

·       Geoffrey Green, Adrian Chan, and Rafik Goubran, "Identification of Food Spoilage in the Smart Home based on Neural and Fuzzy Processing of Odour Sensor Responses," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'09), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September, 2009.

·       Daphne Townsend, Megan Holtzman, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize,  Frank Knoefel, "Simulated Central Apnoea Detection Using the Pressure Variance," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'09), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September, 2009.

·       Kyle Mulligan, Andy Adler, and Rafik Goubran, "Detecting Regional Lung Properties using Audio Transfer Functions of the Respiratory System," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'09), Minneapolis, MN, USA, September, 2009.

·       Ming Ye Yuan, James. R. Green, and Rafik Goubran, "Stove Top Thermal Monitoring for Assisted Living at Home," in Proc. Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, Calgary, Alberta, May 2009.

·       P. Carlson, N. Foubert, F. Knoefel, R. Goubran, Martin Bilodeau and Heidi Sveistrup, "Smart Mat Technology: Can it Differentiate Bed Transfers in Young Healthy, Old Healthy and Old Stroke Populations”, Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual General Meeting, Toronto, Canada, April 2009.

·       Geoffrey Green, Adrian Chan, and Rafik Goubran, "Monitoring of Food Spoilage with Electronic Nose: Potential Applications for Smart Homes," in Proc. 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2009, London, U.K., April 2009.

·       Megan Holtzman, Amaya Arcelus, Rafik Goubran and Frank Knoefel. "Breathing Signal Fusion in Pressure Sensor Arrays," in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2008, PP. 71-76. Ottawa, Canada, May 2008.

·       Amaya Arcelus, Megan Holtzman, Idana Veledar, Rafik Goubran, Heidi Sveistrup, and Paulette Guitard, "Contact Location Estimation From a Nonlinear Array of Pressure Sensors," in Proc. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 2008, Pages 1969-1973.

·       T. Burton, F. Beaucoup, R.A. Goubran, "Nonlinear System Identification Using a Subband Adaptive Volterra Filter," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 2008, Pages:939 – 944.

·       Megan Holtzman, Amaya Arcelus, Idana Veledar, Rafik Goubran, Heidi Sveistrup, and Paulette Guitard, "Force Estimation with a Non-Uniform Pressure Sensor Array," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 2008 Pages:1974 – 1979.

·       Geoffrey Green, Adrian Chan, Rafik Goubran, B. Luo, Min Lin, "A Rapid and Reliable Method of Discriminating between Listeria Species Based on Raman Spectroscopy," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 2008, Pages: 513 – 517.

·       Emad Hanna, Paul Straznicky, Rafik Goubran, "Obstacle Detection for Low Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Stereoscopic Imaging," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 2008, Pages:113 – 118.

·       Rami Abu-El-Quran, Rafik Goubran, Adrian Chan, "Security Instrument using Talker Identification and Microphone Arrays in Variable Noisy Environments," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2008, Victoria, Canada, May 2008, Pages: 1046 – 1050.

·       Christophe Herry, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize, "Improving the Detection and Localization of Anatomical Landmark Points in Infrared Images Using Symmetry and Region Specific Constraint," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 2008, Pages:1306 – 1311

·       Christophe Herry, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize, "Search for abnormal thermal patterns in clinical thermal infrared imaging," in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2008, Pages: 61-65,  Ottawa, Canada, May 2008.

·       James Gordy, Frank Beaucoup, Rafik Goubran, "Delayed adaptation for improved doubletalk resilience in adaptive echo cancellers," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2008, April 4 2008, Pages: 249 – 252.

·       A.R. Abu-El-Quran, J. Gammal, R.A. Goubran, A.D.C. Chan, "Talker Identification Using Reverberation Sensing System," in Proc. IEEE Sensors Conference, Atlanta, Georgia,  October 2007, pp. 970-973.

·       Geoff Green, Adrian Chan, Rafik Goubran, "Dimensionality Reduction on E-nose Bacteria Data," in Proc. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2007.

·       Christopher McLellan, Adrian Chan, Rafik Goubran, "Artifact Compensation in Nonlinear Signals," in Proc. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2007.

·       Frank Knoefel, Louise Patrick, Rafik Goubran, "SmartCells Dual-Stiffness Flooring: Does it Reduce Fall-Related Injuries among Frail Older Adults," in Proc. International Conference on Care-Giving, Disability, Aging, and Technology (FICCDAT), Toronto, Canada, June 2007.

·       Christophe Herry, Rafik Goubran, Monique Frize, "Segmentation of Infrared Images Using Cued Morphological Processing of Edge Maps," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC 2007, Warsaw, Poland, May 2007.

·       Megan Howell Jones, Amaya Arcelus, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel, "Integration of Smart Home Technologies in a Health Monitoring System for the Elderly",  IEEE First International Workshop on Smart Homes for Tele-Health, Smartel 2007, AINAW07, Niagara Falls, Canada, May 2007.

·       Trevor Burton, Rafik Goubran, "A New Structure for Combining Echo Cancellation and Beamforming in Changing Acoustical Environments," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Volume 1, pp. I-77 - I-80, April 2007.

·       Brady Laska, Frank Beaucoup, Rafik Goubran, "Non-Wiener Phenomenon in Oversampled Subband Adaptive Filters," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Volume 3, pp. III-1337 - III-1340, April 2007.

·       Frank Knoefel, Rafik Goubran, Megan Howell Jones, "Using a Bed Sensor Array to Monitor Sleep", Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatric Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 33-34, April 2007.

·       L. Ding, A. Radwan, M. S. El-Hennawey and R. A. Goubran, "Performance study of objective voice quality measures in VoIP," in Proc. IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2007, Aveiro, Portugal, April 2007.

·       M. Howell Jones, A. Arcelus, R.A. Goubran, F.D. Knoefel, "A Pressure Sensitive Home Environment," in Proc. IEEE Haptics, Audio and Visual Environments and Their Applications, HAVE 2006, Ottawa, Canada, November 2006.

·       A.R. Abu-El-Quran, R.A. Goubran, A.D.C. Chan, "Adaptive feature selection for speech/music classification," in Proc. International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, Victoria, Canada, October 2006, pp. 212-216.

·       C. Herry, M. Frize, R.A. Goubran, "Segmentation and Landmark Identification in Infrared Images of the Human Body," in Proc. 28th IEEE Annual International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, USA, September 2006.

·       G. Green, A.D.C. Chan, R.A. Goubran, "An Investigation into the Suitability of Using Three Electronic Nose Technologies for the Detection and Discrimination of Bacteria Types," in Proc. 28th IEEE Annual International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, USA, September 2006.

·       C.J. McLellan, A.D.C. Chan, R.A. Goubran, "Aspects of Nonlinear Dielectric Spectroscopy of Biological Cell Suspensions," in Proc. 28th IEEE Annual International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, USA, September 2006.

·       M. Howell Jones, R.A. Goubran, and F. Knoefel, "Reliable Respiratory Rate Estimation From A Bed Pressure Array," in Proc. 28th IEEE Annual International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, USA, September 2006.

·       J.D. Gordy, R.A. Goubran, "Post Filtering for Suppression of Residual Echo from Vocoder Distortion in Packet-Based Telephony," in Proc. 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, pp. 1953 – 1956, July 2006.

·       J.D. Gordy, R.A. Goubran, "Online Doubletalk Detector Calibration For Acoustic Echo Cancellation in Videoconferencing Systems," in Proc. 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, pp. 1957 – 1960, July 2006.

·       Anita McKee, Rafik Goubran, "Cough Sound Characterization Using DSP Methods," in Proc. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 2006.

·       M. Howell Jones, F. Knoefel, R.A. Goubran, “Identifying Movement Onset Times for a Bed-Based Pressure Sensor Array," in Proc. 2006 IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurement and Applications, Benevento, Italy, April 2006.

·       Anita McKee, Rafik Goubran, "Chest Sound Pick-Up using a Multi-Sensor Array," in Proc. IEEE Sensors Conference, Irvine, California, USA, November 2005.

·       James Gordy, Rafik Goubran, "A low-complexity doubletalk detector for acoustic echo cancellers in packet-based telephony," in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2005, New Paltz, New York, USA, pp.74 - 77, October 2005.

·       M. Howell-Jones, F. Knoefel, R.A. Goubran, "Nocturnal Monitoring of Elderly Patients with a Bed Placed Pressure Pan”, 34th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 2005.

·       James Gordy and Rafik Goubran, "A subband doubletalk detector for echo cancellation in hands-free environments," in Proc. 62nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005, Dallas, Texas, USA, September 2005.

·       C.L. Herry, M. Frize, R.A. Goubran, G. Comeau, "Evolution of the surface temperature of pianists' arm muscles using infrared thermography," in Proc. 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, EMBC2005, Shanghai, China, September 2005.

·       James Gordy, Rafik Goubran, "A Perceptual Performance Measure for Adaptive Echo Cancellers in Packet-Based Telephony," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 157-160, July 2005.

·       M. Tanabian, R.A. Goubran, "Accent Adaptation in Speech User Interface," in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems”, Sicily, Italy, July 2005.

·       A.M. McKee, R.A. Goubran, "Sound Localization in the Human Thorax," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 2005.

·       H. Chen, R.A. Goubran, T. Mussivand, "Multi-Dimension Combining (MDC) in Rank Level and Hierarchical MDC (HMDC) in Classification Accuracy Improvement of Enoses," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 2005.

·       J. D. Gordy and R. A. Goubran, "Fast system identification using affineprojection and a critically sampled subband adaptive filter," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Ottawa, May 2005.

·       Joseph Gammal and R.A. Goubran, "Combating Reverberation in Speaker Verification," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Ottawa, May 2005.

·       Jacek Dmochowski and Rafik Goubran,"Combined Beamforming and Noise Cancellation," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Ottawa, May 2005.

·       M. Tanabian, R.A. Goubran, "Speech Accent Identification with Vocal Tract Variation Trajectory Tracking Using Neural Networks," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Homeland Security and Personal Safety,  Orlando, FL, pp. 130-134, April 2005.

·       A.R. Abu El-Quran and R.A. Goubran, "Adaptive Pitch-Based Speech Detection for Hands-Free Applications," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2005, vol.3,  pp.305-308, Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2005.

·       Zhong Lin, Rafik Goubran, "Instant Noise Estimation Using Fourier Transform of AMDF and Variable Start Minima Search," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2005, vol.1,  pp.161-164, Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2005.

·       Ning Ma, Martin Bouchard, Rafik Goubran, "A Wavelet Kalman Filter with Perceptual Masking for Speech Enhancement in Colored Noise," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2005, vol.1,  pp.149-152, Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2005.

·       J. D. Gordy and R. A. Goubran, "Reduced-delay mixing of compressed speech signals for VoIP and cellular telephony," in Proc. 38th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, vol. 2, pp. 2270 – 2274, Pacific Grove, CA, November 2004.

·       Hong Chen, Rafik. A. Goubran, Tofy Mussivand, "Improving the Classification Accuracy in Electronic Noses Using Multi-Dimension Combining (MDC)," in Proc. IEEE sensors Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 2004.

·       Anita McKee, Rafik Goubran, "Beam Shape, Focus Index, and Localization Error for Performance Evaluation of a Multisensor Stethoscope Beamformer," in Proc. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Francisco, USA, 3.2.3-6, September 2004.

·       A. McKee, R.A. Goubran, "Multisensor Stethoscope for Chest Sound Localization," in Proc. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Quebec City, Canada, pp.106-109, September 2004.

·       M. Labib, M. El-Tanany, R.A. Goubran, "A novel multi target adaptive array algorithm for wireless CDMA systems using block affine projection," in Proc. IEEE  60th Vehicular Technology Conference, vol. 1,  pp. 176-180, Los Angeles, CA,  September 2004.

·       David Lo, Rafik Goubran, Richard Dansereau, "Multimodal Talker Localization in Video Conferencing Environments," in Proc. 3rd IEEE Haptics, Audio and Visual Environments and Their Applications, HAVE 2004, Ottawa, Canada, September 2004.

·       Jacek Dmochowski and Rafik Goubran, "Noise Cancellation Using Fixed Beamforming," in Proc. 3rd IEEE Haptics, Audio and Visual Environments and Their Applications, HAVE 2004, Ottawa, Canada, September 2004.

·       Ning Ma, Martin Bouchard, Rafik Goubran, "Frequency and Time Domain Auditory Masking Threshold Constrained Kalman Filter for Speech Enhancement," in Proc. International Conference on Signal Processing, ICSP-2004, Beijing, China, vol. 3, pp. 2659-2662, Sep. 2004.

·       Ning Ma, Martin Bouchard, Rafik Goubran, "Dual Perceptually Constrained Unscented Kalman Filter For Enhancing Speech Degraded By Colored Noise," in Proc. International Conference on Signal Processing, ICSP-2004, Beijing, China, vol.3, pp. 2522-2525, September 2004.

·       M.S. El-Hennawey and R.A. Goubran, "Voice Transmission over IP Networks (VoIP)," in Proc. 9th Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC2004), Alexandria, June 2004.

·       David Lo, Rafik Goubran, Richard Dansereau, "Robust Audio-Video Localization in Video Conferencing Using Reliability Information II: Bayesian Network Fusion," in Proc. 21st IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC-2004, Como, Italy, May 2004.

·       O. Hoshuyama, R.A. Goubran, A. Sugiyama, "A Generalized Proportionate Variable Step-Size Algorithm for Fast Changing Acoustic Environments," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2004, Montreal, Canada, May 2004.  

·       N. Ma, M. Bouchard, R.A. Goubran, "Perceptual Kalman Filtering for Speech Enhancement in Colored Noise," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2004, Montreal, Canada, May 2004.

·       James Gordy and Rafik Goubran, "A Combined LPC-Based Speech Coder and Filtered-X LMS Algorithm for Acoustic Echo Cancellation," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2004, Montreal, Canada, May 2004. 

·       O. Hoshuyama, R.A. Goubran, "A New Adaptation Algorithm for Echo Cancellation in Fast Changing Environments," in Proc. 18th International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan, April 2004.  

·       L.Ding, R.A. Goubran, "Speech Quality Prediction in VoIP Using the Extended E-Model," in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2003 Conference, San Francisco, USA, December 2003.

·       M.S. El-Hennawey and R.A. Goubran, "VoIP Challenges and Limitations," in Proc. IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cairo, December 2003.

·       Y. R. Zheng, R.A. Goubran, M. El-Tanany, "A Nested Sensor Array Focusing on Near Field Targets," in Proc. 2nd IEEE International Conference on Sensors, Toronto, October 2003.

·       C. Li, R. Dansereau, R.A. Goubran, "Acoustic Speech to Lip Feature Mapping for Multimedia Applications," in Proc. IEEE 3rd International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, Rome, Italy, September 2003.

·       Richard Dansereau, Changliang Li, Rafik Goubran, "Lip Feature Extraction using Motion, Color, and Edge Information," in Proc. 2nd IEEE Haptics, Audio and Visual Environments and Their Applications, HAVE 2003, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 1-6, September 2003. 

·       Lijing Ding and Rafik Goubran, "Assessment of the effects of Packet Loss on Speech Quality Prediction in VoIP," in Proc. IEEE Haptics, Audio and Visual Environments and Their Applications, HAVE 2003, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 49-54, September2003.

·       Ning Ma, Martin Bouchard, Rafik Goubran, "A Perceptual Kalman Filtering-Based Approach for Speech Enhancement," in Proc. IEEE Seventh International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, ISSPA-2003, Paris, France, July 2003.

·       D. Lo, R.A. Goubran, J. Gammal, G. Thompson, D. Schulz, "Robust Audio-Video Localization in Video Conferencing Using Reliability Information," in Proc. 20th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC-2003, Vail, Colorado, pp. 1414-1418, May 2003.

·       P. Moquin, S. Dedieu, R.A. Goubran, "Beamforming beyond the lambda/2 limit with microphone arrays," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol.113, pp. 2218-2219, April 2003.

·       P. Moquin, S. Dedieu, R. Goubran, "Beamforming for a microphone array in asymmetrically shaped objects," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol.113, pp. 2297, April 2003.

·       Y.R. Zheng, R.A. Goubran, M. El-Tanany, "On Constraint Design and Implementation for Broadband Adaptive Array Beamforming," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2002, Orlando, Florida, vol. 3, pp. 2917-2920, May 2002

·       T. Yensen, R.A. Goubran, "An acoustic echo cancellation structure for synthetic surroundsound," in Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., ICASSP-2001, vol. 5, pp. 3237-3240, May 2001

·       J.P. Lariviere, R.A. Goubran, "Noise-Reduced GMDF for Acoustic Echo cancellation and Speech Recognition in Mobile Environments," in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-2000, Boston, MA, USA, vol. 6, pp. 2969-2972, September 2000.

·       Y. Huang, R.A. Goubran, "Effects of Vocoder Distortion on Network Echo Cancellation," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2000, New York, NY, USA, vol.1, pp. 437-439, August 2000.

·       Y.R. Zheng, R.A. Goubran, "Adaptive Beamforming using the Affine Projection Algorithm," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing 2000, ICSP 2000, Beijing, P.R. China, vol. 3, pp. 1929-1932, August 2000.

·       T. Yensen, J. Ryan, R.A. Goubran, I. Lambadaris, "Synthetic Stereo Acoustic Echo Cancellation Structure with Microphone Array Beamforming for VoIP Conferences," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, Signal Proc., Istanbul, Turkey, vol.2, pp. 817-820, June 2000.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, , "Speech Enhancement Using Fourth-Order Cumulants and Subband Causal Filters," in Proc. International Conference on Signal Processing Applications, ICSPAT-99, Orlando, Florida, USA, November 1999.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, "The Fourth-Order Cumulant of Speech Signals with Application to Voice Activity Detection," in Proc. Eurospeech 99, Budapest, Hungary, Vol. 5, pp. 2391-2394, September 1999.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud,  "Speech Enhancement Using Fourth-Order Cumulants and Time-Domain Optimal Filters," in Proc. Eurospeech 99, Budapest, Hungary, Vol. 6, pp. 2623-2626, September 1999.

·       T. Yensen, M. Parperis, R.A. Goubran, I. Lambadaris, "Echo Target Determination Using Acoustic Round Trip Delay for Voice Over IP Conferences," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS99, Orlando, Florida, May 1999.

·       T. Yensen, M. Parperis, I. Lambadaris, R.A. Goubran, "Determining Acoustic Round Trip Delay for VoIP Conferences," in Proc. IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP98, pp. 161-166, December 1998.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, "Noise Estimation Using Higher Order Statistics for Improved Speech Enhancement," in Proc. International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP'98), October 98.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A., Mahmoud, "The Third Cumulant of Speech Signals with Application to Robust Pitch Estimation," in Proc. Statistical Signal and Array Processing Workshop SSAP'98 pp. 427 - 430, September 98.

·       T. Yensen, R.A. Goubran, I. Lambadaris, "A Multiple Participant CTI Acoustic Echo Cancellation Structure," in Proc. IEEE NORSIG98, pp. 193-196, June 1998.

·       J.P Lariviere, R.A. Goubran, "GMDF with Adaptive Reconstruction Filters and Zero Throughput Delay," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP-98, Seattle, Washington, USA, May 1998.

·       J.G. Ryan, R.A. Goubran, "Optimum Near‑Field Response for Microphone Arrays," in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA‑97, Mohon Mountain House, New Paltz, New York, USA, October 1997.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, "Voicing Decision and Pitch Estimation Using Third‑Order Statistics," in Proc. International Conference on Signal Processing Applications, ISCPAT‑97, San Diego, CA, USA, September 1997.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Conjugate Gradient Reuse Algorithm Using a Variable Step‑Size Line Search," in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. on Circuits & Systems, ISCAS‑97, Hong Kong, June 1997.

·       R.A. Goubran, A.H. Lawrence, "DSP Techniques for Narcotic Detection Using Ion Mobility Spectrometry," in Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC‑97, Vol. 1, pp. 404‑408, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 1997.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Nonlinear Adaptive Filtering with FIR Synapses and Adaptive Activation Functions," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP‑97, Munich, Germany, April 1997.

·       J.G. Ryan, R.A. Goubran, "Near‑Field Beamforming for Microphone Arrays," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP‑97, Munich, Germany, April 1997.

·       E. Nemer, R.A. Goubran, S.A. Mahmoud, "Speech Enhancement Using Higher‑Order Statistics," in Proc. International Conference on Signal Processing Applications, ICSPAT‑96, Boston, MA, USA, Vol. 2, pp. 1645‑1650, October 1996.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Fast Nonlinear Adaptive Filtering Using a Partial Window Conjugate Gradient Algorithm," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP‑96, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Vol. 6, pp. 3542‑3545, May 1996.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Limitations of Acoustic Echo Cancellers Due to Nonlinear Loudspeaker Distortion and Enclosure Vibration Effects," in Proc. IEEE ASSP Workshop on Applications of Signal  Processing to Audio and Acoustics, Mohonk, New Paltz, New York, USA, October 1995.

·       J.P. Lariviere, T. Mussivand, R.A. Goubran, "Effect of Thrombus Simulants on the Acoustic Characteristics of Artificial Heart‑Valves," in Proc. International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology,  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1995.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Acoustic Echo Cancellation for Hands‑Free Telephony using Neural Network," in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing, Cambridge, MA, USA, pp. 249‑258, August 1995.

·       G.J. Pan, A.J. Brammer, J. Zera, R.A. Goubran, "Performance of Feedforward Adaptive Active Noise Control in a Circumaural Hearing Protector," in Proc. 1995 International Symposium on Active Control of Sound and Vibration, Newport Beach, California, USA, July 1995.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Acoustic Echo Cancellation using NLMS‑Neural Network Structures," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP‑95, Detroit, Michigan, USA, Vol. 5, pp. 3035‑3038, May 1995. 

·       G.J. Pan, A.J. Brammer, J.G. Ryan, J. Zera, R.A. Goubran, "Active Noise Reduction for Circumaural Hearing Protectors by Digital Feedforward Control," in Proc. 128th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Austin, Texas, USA, November 1994.

·       S. Venkataraman, S.A. Mahmoud, R.A. Goubran, "Parallel Adaptive Filter Structures for Equalization and Diversity Combining," in Proc. International Conference on Universal Personal Communications, ICUPC‑94, San Diego, California, pp. 204‑209, October 1994.

·       G.J. Pan, A.J. Brammer, R.A. Goubran, J.G. Ryan, J. Zera, "Broad‑Band Active Noise Reduction in Communication Headsets by Digital Feedforward Control," in Proc. Congress of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Ottawa, October 1994.

·       A.N. Birkett, R.A. Goubran, "Acoustic Echo Cancellation for Hands‑Free Telephony using Neural Networks," in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing, Ermioni, Greece, pp. 249‑259, September 1994.

·       M.E. Knappe, R.A. Goubran, "Steady State Performance Limitations of Full‑Band Acoustic Echo Cancellers," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP‑94, Adelaine, Australia, pp. 2073‑2077, April 1994.

·       R.A. Goubran, H.M. Hafez, and A.W. Lawrence, "Digital Signal Processing Applications in Ion Mobility Spectrometry", International Symposium on Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, August 1993.

·       A.W. Lawrence, R.A. Goubran, and H.M. Hafez, "Signal Improvement in Ion Mobility Spectrometry", SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering Symposium on Applications of Signal and Image Processing in Explosive Detection Systems, SPIE Vol. 1824, pp. 97-108, Boaston, MA, USA, November 1992.

·       R.B. Wallace and R.A. Goubran, "Parallel Adaptive Filter Structures for Acoustic Noise Cancellation", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, San Diego, California, USA, pp. 525-528, May 1992.

·       J. Ryan, and R.A. Goubran, "Adaptive Noise Cancelling in Sub-Bands", Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, pp. 8.5.1-8.5.4, September 1991.

·       Leon L. Lipoth, H.M. Hafez, and R.A. Goubran, "Electro-Retino-Graphical (ERG) Based Classification of the Eye Diseases", IEEE Annual International Conference on Engineering in Medecine and Biology Society, Orlando, Florida, USA, pp. 1417-1419, November 1991.

·       R.A. Goubran, R. Hebert, and H.M. Hafez, "Acoustic Noise Suppression Using Regressive Adaptive Filtering", Proceedings of the IEEE 40th Vehicular Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 48-53, May 1990.

·       R. Hebert, R.A. Goubran, and H.M. Hafez, "Analysis of Background Acoustic Noise in Cars", Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 21.4.1 - 21.4.5, September 1990.

·       R. Botros and R.A. Goubran, "Applications of DSP to Acoustic Problems in Audio Teleconferencing", International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, August 1988, Brisbane, Australia.

·       H.M. Hafez, and R.A Goubran, "The Switched Tone Concept for Speech and Data Transm. over land mobile Channels", IEEE 37th Vehicular Technology Conference, June 1987, Tampa, Florida, pp. 532-540.

·       R.A Goubran, H.M. Hafez, and A.B. Kerr, "Adaptive Speech Companding for Speech Transmission over mobile Channels", IEEE 37th Vehicular Technology Conference, June 1987, Tampa, Florida, pp. 13-18.

·       R. Botros, O.A. Alim, P. Damaske, and R.A Goubran, "Stereophonic Telephony: Some Recent Advances", International Conference on Acoustics, (ICA), July 1986, Toronto, Ontario, p. E9.

·       R.A Goubran and H.M Hafez, "Background Acoustic Noise Reduction in Mobile Telephony", IEEE 36th Vehicular Technology Conference, May 1986, Dallas, Texas, pp. 72-76.

·       R.A Goubran, A.U.H Sheikh, and H.M. Hafez, "A Real-Time Programmable Mobile Channel Simulator", IEEE 36th Vehicular Technology Conference, May 1986, Dallas, Texas, pp. 215-218.


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