The committee invites contributions for the conference including research and technical papers, workshop and tutorial content and engineering briefs. Proposals should reflect the engineering progress made in the field of sound reinforcement with a focus on outdoor scenarios. We encourage multidisciplinary approaches to the field.
Outdoor sound reinforcement
Sound system design
Environmental noise control and annoyance
Active array design and control techniques
Sound system optimization
Microphones & Techniques
Audio control and networks
Advances in transducer and component design
Standards and standardization
Modeling and simulation
Case stories / Engineering briefs
The committee is working with a conference programme that contains the following slots for contributions:
Keynotes - There are three 30-minute spaces for keynote talks by industry gurus who can give an interesting, entertaining and motivating view on aspects of the industry. Keynotes are presented in plenum.
Technical Papers - There are numerous 25-minute slots for 20-minute presentations by the author of the subject of the paper with 5 minutes for questions. Technical papers describe areas of research and scientific progress within the industry. Papers are presented in plenum. Authors should submit their papers as described below.
Case Stories / Engineering Briefs - These are presented in plenum with the same time window as for technical papers. Case stories / engineering briefs describe less formal research but do describe specific work done and learning's from specific scenarios that can contribute to progress in the industry. See below if you wish to author a case story / engineering brief.
Panel Discussions - We accept relevant topics for debate and panel members who have expertise and an opinion to join us for hearty debate. Time slots for panel discussions will be 60 minutes. Panel Discussions can be in plenum or in smaller groups.
Tutorials - These are 60-minute sessions aimed at giving the audience knowledge in a certain area and having discussion. For tutorials, delegates will be split into smaller groups. The content can be presented via power-point or similar, however we also have access to indoor and outdoor stages for more hands-on scenarios and/or experiments and demonstrations. Proposals for tutorials should be submitted as an abstract/précis and with information about the presenter (see below).
Workshops - These are 70-minute sessions aimed at giving the audience knowledge in a certain area and having discussion in a hands-on situation. For workshops, delegates will be split into smaller groups and it is planned that these sessions will revolve around the main stage outdoors. Proposals for workshops should be submitted as an abstract/précis and with information about the presenter (see below).
For the conference, technical papers should be submitted for peer review as full papers of between 4 and 8 pages directly to http://www.aes.org/2017sr_authors/. Templates for preparing papers will be available at that site. The deadline for submission is June 1st, 2017. Acceptance of papers will be determined by the conference review committee and authors will be informed of the decision latest June 10th, 2017. Final versions of papers following any revisions guided by the committee's review must be submitted by June 30th, 2017. Potential authors are welcome to contact the papers chairs at any time for guidance paper topics. Technical papers will be presented at the conference with 20 minutes for aural presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
Papers will be published in the AES E-Library no earlier than 10 days before the conference starts.
Engineering briefs will be accepted via the same submission system as shown above, on the basis of a 60-word abstract and a 500-word précis. Submissions must be received latest June 1st, 2017. Acceptance of briefs will be determined by the conference review committee and authors will be informed of the decision latest June 10th, 2017. A final 4-page manuscript must then be submitted latest June 30th, 2017.
Engineering Briefs are intended to be short tutorials supported by slides which encourage discussion and learning among the participants. Presentations should not be commercial in nature but contribute scientifically to sound reinforcement at outdoor venues. It may be relevant to support presentations with demonstrations if this is practical. Manuscripts are restricted to 4 pages and they will be available to all participants and to AES members for free download.
Tutorials and workshops, led by experts in the field, will complement the conference programme as a whole. These sessions will provide teaching and in-depth yet practical learning from discussions related to live sound reinforcement outdoors, demonstrating applications of science in real-world scenarios. Authors are encouraged to submit proposals for tutorials and workshops by contacting 2017SR_workshops@aes.org directly. Proposals should include a title, workshop description, name of conveyor and CV, goals of the workshop, equipment requirements and possible contributors. Acceptance of tutorials/workshops will follow the timeline for paper acceptance such that a final conference programme can be announced at the beginning of July.
At least one author of each contribution must pay to register for the conference and attend the conference in order to present, or it will not be included in the proceedings. Any author wishing to attend the conference must pay the registration fee.
Paper and engineering brief proposal deadline: June 1st, 2017.
Paper and engineering brief acceptance latest: June 10th, 2017.
Paper and engineering brief final submission latest: June 30th, 2017.
Acceptance of tutorials/workshops will follow the timeline for paper acceptance such that a final conference programme can be announced at the beginning of July.
Authors will have the option of submitting Open Access papers. For further information see http://www.aes.org/openaccess/
Delegates will meet for a keynote on the Friday morning at Bang & Olufsen's Headquarters in Struer.