AES E-news: March 15, 2005 - UK Conference, 118th Hotel Booking, March Journal, Note to Authors
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. 20th UK Conference: Convergence
2. 118th Hotel Booking Now Open
3. Note to Authors
4. March AES Journal available on-line
20th UK Conference
Convergence: The impact of computers and networking on future audio technology
31st March - 1st April 2005
New Hall, Cambridge, UK
As audio and computer technologies converge, what does the future hold
for the audio business? More choice, convenience and realistic home
theatre experiences? Or a descent into audio quality hell where price
and low bit rate rule? This conference explores audio quality (MP3s
through to high-end DVD-A/SACDs), delivery mechanisms (is the physical
disk dead?) and convenience (use of audio in the home, the car and on
Already confirmed papers include papers from Microsoft, Sony, Philips,
Arcam, BridgeCo, Symbian, Crestron, Meridian and Harman. Topics include
compression algorithms, the use of the PC in the home, pro audio use of
computers, home networking, background music streaming, music download
and DRM technology, automotive audio technology, business models and the
new role of the mobile phone.
For the first time, the AES is holding an Audio Technical Education day
immediately after the conference. Held on Saturday April 2nd 2005, this
additional day will present a series of technical seminars and
demonstrations organised by famous names in the audio business, such as
B&W, DTS, PMC and others.
Topics covered include how to set up your home theatre and position your
loudspeakers and sub-woofer, example use of acoustic room treatments,
compression algorithm comparisons (for example MP3 vs. WMA), and
examples of the latest audio networking devices. We are also hoping to
attract some automotive exhibits showing the latest car audio technology
installed in showcase cars. This Technical Education day will be offered
to the wider audio enthusiast community separate from the main
conference. Full conference attendees will get reduced price admission
to the Technical Education day.
More information is available on-line by
118th Convention Hotel Booking - Barcelona
Barcelona, March 2005 � From May 28 - 31, 2005, thousands of audio
professionals from all over the world will attend the 118th AES Pro
Audio Expo and Convention in Barcelona, Spain. In cooperation with the
Spanish congress organizer Pacifico Meetings the AES has now launched an
exclusive hotel reservation service for visitors to the event:
Click here for a wide choice of carefully selected
hotels which can be booked directly online. All hotels are at
close quarters to the CCIB congress centre and are rated 3 Stars or
above. Bookings made through this service benefit from special prices
ranging from € 90,00 for a Single room per night to a maximum of
€ 170,00 for a Double per night.
Attendees who want to make use of this convenient service should make
their booking before March 31; since the availability of the hotels cannot
be guaranteed for bookings made after this deadline. Reservations must be
secured by a credit card. Click here to find
out more details and to book your Barcelona hotel online!
The AES website will shortly feature comprehensive
information on the 118th convention.
Note to Authors
Accepted authors, the final submission deadline for Barcelona has been
extended through March 22. Many thanks to all the authors who have
already submitted their papers.
Click here for details.
March AES Journal Is Now Available On-line Here
The issue includes:
* Papers on Vertical Localization of Loudspeakers, Surround Audio
Fidelity Considerations, Intercomparison Measurements of
Acoustical Parameters, Wavetable Synthesis for Mobile Devices
* 118th Convention, Barcelona&emdash;Preview
* Feature: Low Bit-Rate Coding
* Call for Papers: 119th Convention, New York
* News of the Sections, New Products, etc.
(C) 2005, Audio Engineering Society, Inc.