Call for Contributions - 3rd International Conference on Sound Reinforcement

The committee invites the submission of research and technical papers. Proposed papers should reflect the engineering progress made and highlight relevant contributions or conclusions. We encourage multidisciplinary approaches to the field.

Topics to include:

Sound reinforcement, outdoor
Sound system design
Environmental noise control
Low-frequency control
Active array design
Measurement techniques and equipment
Sound system optimization
Audio control and networks
Wireless technology
Advances in transducer and component design
Standards and standardization
Modeling and simulation
Case stories (Engineering briefs)

Submitting your paper

Peer reviewed papers

For this conference, we request that full papers of between 4 and 8 pages be submitted by 3 April 2017 at Templates for preparing papers will also be available at that site. Papers and author information may be submitted any time after 6 February 2017. Acceptance of papers will be determined by the conference review committee, and authors will be informed of the decision before 24 April 2017. Final versions of papers following any revisions guided by the committee’s review must be submitted by 5 June 2017. The conference program will include both oral and poster session presentations of papers, but both will have equal status in the proceedings. Authors can express a preference for oral and poster format, although the final decision will be made by the program committee.

Engineering briefs

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 precis. Proposals must be received by 31 May 2017. Acceptance of papers will be determined by the conference review committee and authors will be informed of the decision before 7 June 2017, with final 4-page manuscripts due by 28 June 2017.

Engineering Briefs are intended to be short talks or poster presentations that will be of interest to AES members. Relaxed reviewing of submissions will consider mainly whether they are of interest to AES members and are not overly commercial. The manuscripts will be restricted to 4 pages, and they will be available to all members for free download.



Papers will be published in the AES E-Library no earlier than 10 days before the conference starts.


Submitting a workshop or demo proposal

Workshops and technology demonstrations will complement the conference paper sessions, led by experts in the field. These events will provide in-depth yet practical discussions related to live sound reinforcement, demonstrating applications of science in real-world scenarios. Authors are encouraged to submit proposals for demonstrations and workshops by contacting directly. Proposals should include a title, abstract if relevant, name of convener, and possible contributors.


Registration requirement

Registration: at least one author of each contribution must pay to register for the conference, and attend to present, or it will not be included in the proceedings. Any author wishing to attend the conference must pay the registration fee.


Important dates

Paper proposal deadline: 3 April 2017.

Authors of full-paper proposals will be informed of decision by 24 April 2017.

Camera-ready full-paper submission deadline: 5 June 2017.

Engineering brief proposal deadline: 31 May 2017.

Authors proposing engineering briefs will be informed of decision by 7 June 2017.

Camera-ready 4-page engineering brief submission deadline: 28 June 2017.


Open Access

Authors will have the option of submitting Open Access papers. For further information see

AES - Audio Engineering Society