December 28, 2011 - Automotive Audio Call for Papers, Budapest eBrief Reminder, Job Board Update, New Journal
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AES 48th International Conference
Over the last 20 to 30 years, automotive audio has changed dramatically from being standard mono sound in one full-range loudspeaker to a true multichannel playback system fully integrated and adjusted to the specific car. Today some of the most advanced sound technology is being developed and applied in automotive audio. The designer of an automotive sound system is challenged by numerous physical factors such as inadequate loudspeaker locations, limited space for the system integration, a significant level of background noise, and music that is produced for a listening room. However, many people today spend more time listening to music while driving than in their homes, so an increased demand for high-quality audio reproduction has emerged for cars. Multiple sweet spots in the passenger compartment are needed together with a number of convenience features, such as driving noise compensations that can provide entertainment without jeopardizing safety.
The conference will give an overview of the present state-of-the-art in a broader perspective and address many of the new scientific disciplines involved in this still-emerging field. Automotive audio involve combinations of other complementary scientific fields such as power electronics, bus systems (MOST), loudspeaker drive units, signal processing (DSP), advanced analog design, EMC, and more.
The 48th Committee invites submission of technical papers for presentation at the conference facility at Schloss Hohenkammer, located near Munich’s airport. More details are available in the Call for Papers on our conference website.
AES 132nd Convention - AES Budapest 2012
Engineering briefs are intended to be short verbal talks or poster presentations that will be of interest to AES members. Contributors must supply a short synopsis by February 14, 2012 to indicate their desire to present an engineering brief, followed later by an electronic manuscript. These manuscripts will be freely available for download for any AES member during and after the Convention, but there will be no paper copies.
Topics for the Engineering Briefs can be very wide-ranging, such as studio experience, equipment construction, new loudspeaker concepts, room acoustic measurements, analysis of audio equipment, and project studio startups, to name just a few. Relaxed reviewing of submissions will consider mainly whether they are of interest to AES convention attendees and are not overly commercial. Double-column electronic manuscripts following the prescribed template will be restricted to 4 pages in length, and must be supplied by March 27, 2012.
To learn more about the submission process please read the full Call for Engineering Briefs.
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