AES 21st International Conference
Architectural Acoustics & Sound Reinforcement
St. Petersburg, Russia, June 1-3, 2002
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Recent developments in digital signal processing
have lead to new approaches for architectural acoustics and
sound reinforcement systems. Solving the complex problems
of sound image simulation, transmission, and reproduction
requires familiarity with numerous audio techniques: simulation,
auralization, adaptive digital signal processing, analysis
of subjective criteria of audio-visual images, perception,
features of transferring and recording three-dimensional images,
equipment characteristics, and evaluation. The AES 21st International
Conference will cover all of these topics.
The AES 21st International Conference on Architectural
Acoustics & Sound Reinforcement will be the first AES
event ever held in Russia. The conference will be held on
1-3 June 2002 at the Moscow Hotel in St. Petersburg. The conference
will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of cutting-edge
technology and current thought in the fields of architectural
acoustics and sound reinforcement.
Participants are encouraged to arrive in St. Petersburg some
days before and to stay some days after the conference, taking
into account that pre- and post-conference social events at
additional cost are planned.
CITY OF ST PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian
Empire for over 200 years, from 1703-1917. The city is home
to five million people and some of the world's most valuable
art treasures, and it is truly a work of art itself. St.
Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great on a series
of islands at the eastern end of the Gulf of Finland and is
sometimes known as the "Venice of the North". Its
more than 50
museums and 40 theaters ensure that art, ballet,
music, and theater lovers will find the metropolis an
endless source of cultural enjoyment. Close to 100 state and
private universities and institutes as well as many research
and development institutes and companies are based in St.
Petersburg. Many of these organizations specialize in acoustics
and audio technologies. More about St.
Nickolay I. Ivanov
Baltic State Technical University
Telephone: +7 812 1101573
Fax: +7 812 3161559
Scientific Committee chair
Irina A. Aldoshina
St. Petersburg University of Telecommunications
Telephone: +7 812 272 4405
Fax: +7 812 3161559
Natalia V. Tyurina
Professor N.I. Ivanov, Conference Chair
Baltic State Technical University, P.O.Box 08A9
1, 1st Krasnoarmeyskaya Str.
198005, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Telephone: +7 812 110 1573, Fax: +7 812 3161559.
|| Marshall Buck
|| Richard Small
|Malcolm J. Crocker
|Alexander A. Belousov
|| Michael Lane
More than 55 technical
papers covering most aspects of Architectural Acoustics
and Sound Reinforcement have been submitted for the conference
by authors from more than 15 countries. Preliminary
schedule of the conference contains 13 paper sessions.
A printed copy and a CD-ROM of the AES 21st
International Conference Proceedings with the conference papers
will be provided to each participant at registration.
English is the official Conference language.
CONFERENCE VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
The conference will be held on 1-3 June 2002
at the Hotel Moscow in St. Petersburg, Russia. Hotel Moscow
is located in the end of Nevsky Prospect, the main street
of St. Petersburg, next to the Alexander
Nevsky Monastery (Lavra), the oldest architectural ensemble
of the 18th century. The hotel is situated at the bank of
the River Neva, the main waterway of the city. It is located
right at the same building as "Alexander Nevsky Square"
metro station, as well as close to other public transportation.
The hotel is conveniently close to many attractions of the
centre of the city every visitor will want to explore.
It is highly recommended to stay in the Hotel
Moscow (the venue of the conference). Variety of accommodation
possibilities (single and double standard rooms, renovated
rooms, suites, and apartments) as well as modern facilities
provided in this 3-star hotel will satisfy participants. All
conference halls are located at the first floor while rooms
are located at the upper floors. Price for a single room in
Hotel Moscow is 110 USD per day; for a double room is 140
USD per day; breakfast included. Detailed information about
Hotel Moscow is here.
All delegates are recommended to arrange their
accommodation as soon as possible. If you wish to make your
hotel reservation and book social events now, please, click
here. Confirmation of the reservation will be sent to
you from the Monomax Ltd.,
the conference service agent.
Technical tours are planned for the large film
studio Lenfilm, the Ice Palace and its advanced sound-reinforcement
systems, as well as a tour devoted to the acoustics of old
Social events and tours will be arranged before,
during, and after the conference for participants and accompanying
persons to sample the attractions in the city and surrounding
areas. For all conference participants a welcome reception,
a boat trip, and a banquet are planned.
A wide variety of social events for the days
of the conference and other dates are offered at additional
cost. You may make your choice and arrange your personal social
Please be informed that any foreing visitor
has to get an entry visa from the Russian Embassy or the Consulate.
Visa is provided considering the personalized invitation (Voucher).The
last one is, in fact, only a supporting document which is
to be presented to the Russian Embassy (Consulate) by delegate.
The invitation (Voucher) will be sent to a delegate after
receiving the personal delegate's passport information (to
be mentioned in the invitation (Voucher)). To receive the
invitation (Voucher), fill in the visa
support form. Please, pay attention that Voucher is NOT
the Visa to enter Russia.
WEATHER IN ST. PETERSBURG
June in St. Petersburg is the most beautiful
time named "White Nights" when the town is particularly
fine. The sun rises around 5 a.m. and sets after 11 p.m. Day
temperature is about 20 degrees of Celsius (68 Fahrenheit).
HOW TO REACH ST. PETERSBURG
There are flights to St. Petersburg from more
than 30 cities in 25 countries. More details of St. Petersburg
Airport Pulkovo are here.
The Organizing Committee provides participants and accompanying
persons by transportation from an airport to hotels and back.
Transportation from and to the airport is included in the
registration fee of the conference.
registration is now available!
REGISTRATION FEES (in
|Delegates (AES members)
|Authors (AES members)
The conference fee includes a copy of the Proceedings
of the AES 21st International Conference on a CD-ROM. It also
includes lunches, coffee breaks and admission to a welcome
reception, a boat trip, and a banquet. Transportation from
and to the airport is included in the registration fee of