Sunday, May 21, 10:45 — 12:15
Brecht De Man (Chair), Jan Berg (Panelist), Todd Welti (Panelist)
Listening tests are a key component in a wide range of audio research and development, from loudspeaker construction over source separation algorithms to emotion in music. Digital interfaces, virtualization, and—more recently—online tests have helped make the once tedious and expensive practice of perceptual evaluation of audio more accessible and efficient. However, these developments each bring their own challenges, most notably a lower degree of control. Furthermore, while topics like audio codec design have an established set of practices, other types of evaluation are only slowly being standardized, if at all, or borrow from neighboring fields. In this workshop, some of the field's most prominent experts contribute different perspectives on advancements in the area of perceptual evaluation of audio, and offer their view on its future.
This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Perception and Subjective Evaluation of Audio Signals