Automotive Audio 2019: Call for Contributions

Automotive Audio 2019
"The Reality of Automotive Audio in the Age of E-Mobility"
Date: September 11-13, 2019
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

Chair: Alfred J. Svobodnik. Email: 
Papers chairs: Greg Sikora and Tommaso Nizzoli. Email:

The Technical Committee on Automotive Audio invites the submission of material for its 2019 AES International Conference on Automotive Audio.  A list of proposed topics is shown at the end of this page.

Recently the role of audio in the automotive industry has significantly changed. Sound systems are not only part of the infotainment system, they are also used to shape the sound of cars, i.e. the sound of the car itself due to its motion and therefore the generation of sound (usually called noise). Especially for electrical powertrains this is a completely new world.

The conference will give an overview of progress since the last conference two years ago, and addresses many of the new requirements in this emerging field of audio. For example, as of September 2019, there are legal requirements for electrical cars to generate sound for the perception of vehicles by pedestrians. OEMs, suppliers as well as researchers will have the chance to present and discuss their solutions to fulfill legal requirements and customer satisfaction.


Submitting a paper (deadlines have been extended)

Complete papers (4–8 pages) are to be submitted to the papers chairs by 2 June 2019 using the conference's EasyChair submission system. Templates for preparing papers will also be available at that site. Papers and author information may be submitted anytime after 1 March 2019. Authors may contact the papers chairs in advance of the full paper submission date, regarding suitability of paper topics, or for an informal review of an abstract/précis. Acceptance of papers will be determined by the conference review committee and authors will be informed of the decision before 19 June 2019. Final versions of papers following any revisions guided by the committee’s review must be submitted by 28 July 2019.

The conference program will include both oral presentation of papers, and poster presentations. Authors must indicate their preference for either form of presentation; note that some paper presentations may be assigned as posters by the conference and papers chairs irrespective of the author's preference. 



Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. The papers will be published in the AES E-Library no earlier than 10 days before the conference starts. 


Submitting a workshop proposal

Workshops will complement the conference paper sessions by providing panel presentations and lectures led by experts in the field. These events will provide in-depth yet practical discussions related to automotive audio, while demonstrating the application of science in real-world scenarios. Authors are encouraged to submit proposals for workshops by contacting the chair directly. 


Registration requirement

At least one author on each paper must register for the conference for the paper to be included in the conference program and proceedings.


Important dates (deadlines have been extended!)

Manuscript deadline: 2 June 2019
Authors informed of decision: 19 June 2019.
Camera-ready submission deadline: 28 July 2019. 


Open Access

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


Accepting proposals for papers, posters, workshops, tutorials and technology demonstrations on topics including the following:

System Architecture and Hardware
o  New system concepts
o  New concepts for reproducing low frequencies
o  New amplifier technologies
o  New transducer concepts
Sound Reproduction in Cars—Spectral and Spatial Processing
o  Personal sound zones
o  Sound field control for low frequencies
o  Communication
Sound Reproduction in Cars—Active Noise Control
o  Audio system design for ANC
o  Impact on NVH packaging 
o  Sound Design (in the age of e-mobility)
Virtual Acoustics
o  Simulations (incl. auralizations)
o  Acoustic simulators
o  VA & VR
Evaluation of Sound Quality
o  Subjective
o  Objective
o  Loudness
o  Distortion
o  Standards


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