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.
Audio applications and technologies
Audio for mobile and handheld devices
Audio in education
Networked, Internet, and remote audio
Auditory display and sonification
New audio interfaces
Web 2.0 technologies
Audio content management
Archiving and restoration
Automatic content description
Audio and music information retrieval
Analysis and synthesis of sound
Music and speech signal processing
Auditory scene analysis
High resolution audio
Audio coding and compression
Microphones, converters, and amplifiers
Loudspeakers and headphones
Wireless and wearable audio
Instrumentation and measurement
Musical instrument design
Protocols and data formats
Multichannel and spatial audio
Audio for Virtual / Augmented Reality Environments
Sound design / acoustic simulation of immersive audio environments
Evaluation of spatial audio
Spatial audio applications
Hearing loss, protection, and enhancement
Listening tests and evaluation
Recording, Production, and Reproduction
Live event and stage audio
Mixing, remixing, and mastering
Room and architectural acoustics
Sound design and reinforcement
Studio recording techniques