AES 17th Conference
High Quality Audio Coding
1999, September 2nd-5th


Villa Castelletti
Signa (near Florence)

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Session 1 - Audio Coding Overview
Friday, September 3 / 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Chair: Marina Bosi, Digital Theater Systems, Inc., Agoura Hills, CA, USA
1-1 Dietz Audio Coding in Digital Broadcasting Systems
1-2 Stoll Streaming-Audio@Internet: Perspectives for the broadcasters!
1-3 Suzuki DVD-Audio Specification
1-4 Vernon Dolby Digital: Audio Coding for Digital Television and Storage Applications
Session 2 - Audio Coding for High-Definition Audio/Professional Application
Friday, September 3 / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chair: Karlheinz Brandenburg, Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Erlangen, Germany
2-1 Gerzon
The MLP Lossless Compression System
2-2 You DTS Multi-Channel 96 kHz Audio Compression
2-3 Fielder The Design of a Video Friendly Audio Coding System for Distribution Applications
Session 3 - Music Distribution via the Internet
Friday, September 3 / 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Chair: Niels Rump, Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Erlangen, Germany
3-1 Brandenburg MP3 and AAC explained
3-2 Lacy MPEG-4 Intellectual Property Management & Protection (IPMP) Overview & Aplications
3-3 Wiser AESSC SC-06-04 Activities on Digital Music Distribution
3-4 Sherman SDMI: Creating a Marketplace for Secure Digital Music
Session 4 - MPEG-4 Audio
Saturday, September 4 / 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chair: Riitta Väänänen, Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing, Helsinki, Finland
4-1 Nishiguchi MPEG-4 speech coding
4-2 Ray MPEG-4 Structured Audio Authoring Considerations
4-3 Grill The MPEG-4 General Audio Coder
4-4 Purnhagen An Overview of MPEG-4 Audio Version 2
Session 5 - Research Papers Part 1
Saturday, September 4 / 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chair: Giorgio Parladori, Alcatel Telecom - Advanced Technologies, Vimercate, Italy
5-1 Baumgarte Application of a physiological ear model to irrelevance reduction in audio coding
5-2 Vaalgamaa Audio coding with auditory time-frequency noise shaping and irrelevancy reducing vector quantization
5-3 Scheirer Generalized Audio Coding with MPEG-4 Structured Audio
Session 6 - Research Papers Part 2 (Posters)
Saturday, September 4 / 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chair: Jürgen Herre, Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Erlangen, Germany
6-1 Härmä Warped low-delay CELP for wideband audio coding
6-2 Wang Exploiting Excess Masking for Audio Compression
6-3 Erne Audio Coding based on Rate-Distortion and Perceptual Optimization Techniques
6-4 Oomen Sinusoids plus noise modelling for audio signals
6-5 Kovalgin Advanced Perceptual Digital Audio Coding Algorithm
6-6 Vos High quality consistent analysis-synthesis in sinusoidal coding
6-7 Leslie Developments with a Zerotree Audio Codec
6-8 Ferreira The Perceptual Audio Coding Concept: From Speech to High-Quality Audio Coding
6-9 Kurth An Audio Codec for Multiple Generations Compression Without Loss of Perceptual Quality
6-10 Koller Improving Lossless Audio Coding
6-11 Dubnov Higher Order Estimation of Sinusoidality with Applications for Quality Coding of Musical Instruments
Session 7 - Evaluation of Quality
Sunday, September 5 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair: Thomas Sporer, Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Erlangen, Germany
7-1 Soulodre Subjective Evaluation of Large and Small Impairments in Audio Codecs
7-2 Colomes Perceptual Quality Assessment for Digital Audio: PEAQ – the Proposed ITU Standard for Objective Measurement of Perceived Audio Quality
Updated: 31.08.99