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2019 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics

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Audio forensics conference

 

Porto, Portugal, June 18–20, 2019

Chairs: Aníbal Ferreira and Eddy Brixen. Email: 2019forensics_chairs@aes.org

Papers chairs: Durand R. Begault and Douglas S. Lacey. Email: 2019forensics_papers@aes.org

The AES Technical Committee on Audio Forensics announces the "2019 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics: Truth Powered By Science," dedicated to promoting advances in the field through discussion and dissemination of research related to forensic applications of signal processing, speech and acoustic analyses, authentication, and development of methodologies and best practices. A special focus will be made on the techniques and technologies used in the practice of audio forensics. Previous AES conferences on audio forensics include the 26th, 33rd, 39th, 46th, 54th, and the 2017 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics; more information can be found at www.aes.org.

Submission information

The Technical Committee on Audio Forensics invites the submission of paper proposals for review. Authors may submit proposals as complete papers (4–10 pages) or as an abstract (60–120 words) and a précis (500–750 words). Proposals are to be submitted via the conference EasyChair system between 3 December 2018 and 23 February 2019. Please note that EasyChair login information is independent of the AES login.

Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Acoustic effects on forensic audio
  • Analysis and synthesis of disguised voice
  • Analysis of lossy compressed audio and speech
  • Audio watermarking and steganography
  • Authentication of multimedia information
  • Enhancement of forensic audio
  • Equipment and network effects on forensic audio
  • Forensic speaker recognition and voice comparison
  • Forensic speech intelligibility
  • Laboratory practices involving multimedia information
  • Legal and regulatory issues in audio forensics
  • Machine learning in audio forensics
  • Speaker diarization and segmentation
  • Sound scene analysis and audio source separation
  • Surveillance audio recording and analysis

Complete paper and abstract+précis proposals will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field, and authors will be notified of acceptance by 2019 March 8. Accepted papers may be presented in the oral sessions or as a poster, at the discretion of the committee, although authors may indicate a preference.

Final manuscripts (4 to 10 pages) of accepted papers, independent of the type of submission as complete papers or abstract+précis, must follow any revisions guided by the committee’s review, and must be submitted by 1 April 2019.

Templates describing the paper format are available at the conference EasyChair system.

Authors may contact the papers chairs in advance of the full paper submission date regarding suitability of paper/poster topics, or for an informal review of an abstract/précis.

Tutorials and 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 relevant forensic audio analysis topics while demonstrating the application of science in real-world scenarios. Authors are also encouraged to submit proposals for workshops and tutorials by contacting the conference chairs directly (see above).

The committee also invites vendors with products related to the forensic analysis of audio to participate in the AES 2019 Forensics Conference exhibition, which may include tabletop demonstrations as well as organized presentations during the conference. Special consideration will be given to conference sponsors. For more information on being an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact the conference chairs.

Important dates

Manuscript deadline: 23 February 2019.
Authors informed of decision: 8 March 2019.
Complete paper submission deadline for abstract-précis proposals: 1 April 2019.
Detailed review information to be sent to Authors: 15 April 2019.
Final camera-ready submission deadline for all papers: 22 April 2019.

Publication

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

Registration

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.

Open Access

Authors will have the option of submitting Open Access papers. This will normally incur an additional fee. For further information see http://www.aes.org/openaccess/

 

 

Platinum Sponsors:

CEDAR Audio Ltd.   Oxford Wave Research

 

 

Institutional Sponsors:

FEUP   APEA   ATP   ATP

 

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