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
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 Russian
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 the conference.