Events

146th Convention Call for Reviewers

AES 146th Convention
Dates: 2019 March 20–23
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Convention co-chairs: Ben Kok, Mariana Lopez, and Enda Bates. Contact the convention co-chairs.
Papers co-chairs: Jamie Angus and Róisín Loughran. Contact the papers co-chairs.

 
This year we wish to broaden our reviewer base in both quantity and diversity and as such, in addition to our experienced reviewers, we would like to encourage new people to volunteer to review for the conference in their area of expertise.
 
A larger pool of reviewers will help us both reduce the load on our existing reviewers and help broaden our knowledge base and help us make an even better convention program.
 
If you have ever read AES papers or conference contributions, or any other technical papers, you already have the skills and the potential to be a reviewer.
 
Reviewers are anonymous and we will pair new reviewers with experienced ones to help keep the reviews consistent.
 
There are three categories of contribution proposals that need to be reviewed:
 
1.    Complete-manuscript peer-reviewed convention papers (typically less than 10 pages)
2.    Abstract-précis-reviewed convention papers (typically 800 words or less)
3.    Synopsis-reviewed engineering briefs ((typically 800 words or less)
 
Reviewers would typically get a mix of proposals to review, with most of them being the shorter varieties of proposal. We will endeavour to limit the number of reviews to four per reviewer with the majority of reviews being category 2 and 3. 
 
As a reviewer you would be asked to read them and answer a short series of questions on the proposal and to provide a numerical rating. 
 
Although you may wish to point out issues regarding spelling and/or grammar there is no requirement for reviewers to edit or correct proposals, thus keeping your workload down. Category 2 and 3 proposals should only require a small amount of time to review. Clearly category 1 proposals will take a bit more time.
 
Please could volunteers contact the papers cochairs (using the link at the top of this page) by 5thof November 2018 so we can put you into the review process.
 
It would be helpful if you could indicate your areas of expertise using the list below.  

Proposed Topics

Audio applications and technologies
 Digital broadcasting
 Forensic audio
 Automotive audio
 Audio for mobile and handheld devices
 Audio in education
 Networked, Internet, and remote audio
 Auditory display and sonification
 Interactive sound
 New audio interfaces
 Web 2.0 technologies

Audio content management
 Archiving and restoration
 Audio formats
 Digital libraries
 Automatic content description
 Audio and music information retrieval

Audio Processing
 Analysis and synthesis of sound
 Audio effects
 Machine listening
 Music and speech signal processing
 Auditory scene analysis
 High resolution audio
 Audio coding and compression

Audio Equipment
 Microphones, converters, and amplifiers
 Loudspeakers and headphones
 Wireless and wearable audio
 Instrumentation and measurement
 Musical instrument design
 Protocols and data formats

Immersive Audio
 Multichannel and spatial audio
 Audio for Virtual / Augmented Reality Environments
 Game Audio
 Sound design / acoustic simulation of immersive audio environments
 Evaluation of spatial audio
 Spatial audio applications

Perception
 Audio perception
 Audio quality
 Hearing loss, protection, and enhancement
 Listening tests and evaluation
 Speech intelligibility
 Psychoacoustics

Recording, Production, and Reproduction
 Live event and stage audio
 Mixing, remixing, and mastering
 Room and architectural acoustics
 Sound design and reinforcement
 Studio recording techniques

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