AES Technical Committee

Semantic Audio Analysis

Chair:    Mark Sandler      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Christian Uhle      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Bryan Pardo      Send Email

This committee provides a forum in the AES for researchers and innovators to come together and discuss and disseminate the newest developments related to Semantic Audio. We are interested in how to extract meaning from audio signals, how to represent it and how to use it.

This includes developments in Music Information Retrieval, Intelligent Audio Editing, Semantic Audio Processing and Semantic Web for Music.

If you are interested in working with the committee and especially if you would like to propose a workshop or tutorial at a future Convention, please contact one of the above or atend the TC meetings at the conventions.


Areas of Concentration

TOPICS

  1. Music Information Retrieval
  2. Audio classification and segmentation
  3. Automatic music transcription
  4. Semantic Audio Processing
  5. Semantic Audio Production, Intelligent Editing and Audio Effects
  6. Computational Auditory Scene Analysis
  7. Blind source separation
  8. Musical similarity
  9. Audio indexing, hashing, searching
  10. Audio Markup and XML
  11. Music Web Services, Semantic Web for Music
  12. Digital Archiving and libraries
  13. Broadcast Monitoring
  14. Musical performance analysis, instrument tuition, musical education

Recent/Planned Activities

Upcoming Events:

We are planning tutorials and workshops for the upcoming AES Conventions, and organizing an AES International Conference on Semantic Audio to be held in June 2017. This will be the third AES International Conference on the topic.

If you are interested in our work, you can attend the meeting of the TC SAA at an AES Convention.

Organised Events

  • Application of Semantic Audio Analysis to the Music Production Workflow - a workshop at AES 139th Convention in New York. Panelists: Jay LeBoeuf (Real Industry, Stanford University, San Francisco, USA) and Bryan Pardo (Northwestern University, USA); co-chairs: György Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London, UK) and Ryan Stables (Birmingham City University, UK).
  • Advances in Semantic Audio and Intelligent Music Production - a tutorial at AES 139th Convention in New York. Panelists: Brecht de Man, Joshua R. Reiss and Thomas Wilmering (Queen Mary University of London, UK); chair: Ryan Stables (Birmingham City University, UK).
  • Objective Analysis in Semantic Audio Analysis and Production - a workshop at the AES 138th Convention in Warsaw. Panelists: Bob Sturm (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Colin Raffael (Columbia University, New York, USA), Xavier Serra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain); co-chairs: George Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London, UK) and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany).
  • Semantic Audio Production - a workshop at the AES 136th Convention in Berlin. With Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Bryan Pardo (Northwestern University, IL, USA), Stefan Ledergerber (Lawo Group, Zurich, Switzerland), and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany).
  • AES 53rd International Conference on Semantic Audio,27-29 January 2014, London, UK, Conference website.
  • Semantic Analysis for Speech Signals - a workshop at the AES 134th Convention in Rome. With Yves Raimond (BBC R&D, UK), Joern Loviscach (University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany), and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany).
  • Semantic Web and Semantic Audio technologies - a workshop at the AES 132nd Convention in Budapest, with George Fazekas, Thomas Wilmering
  • Semantic Audio Analysis in the Real World - a workshop at the AES 132nd Convention in Budapest. Chaired by Andrew Mason (BBC R&D). Speakers: Andy Hill (I Like Music, UK), Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Nigel Smith (BBC Audio and Music Interactive, UK), and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany)
  • AES 42nd International Conference on Semantic Audio, 22-24 July 2011, Ilmenau, Germany, Conference website.
  • Intelligent Digital Audio Effects (I-DAFx) - a workshop at the AES 127th Convention in New York. Speakers were Udo Zoelzer (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany), Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London, UK) and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany).
  • Intelligent Digital Audio Effects (I-DAFx) - a workshop at the AES 126th Convention in Munich. Speakers were Udo Zoelzer (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany), Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Alexander Lerch (zplane.development, Germany) and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany). The slides are attached as a single zip-file.
  • Analyzing, Recommending, and Searching Audio Content—Commercial Applications of Music Information Retrieval - a workshop held at the AES 125th Convention in San Francisco. Panelists included Markus Cremer (Gracenote), Matthias Gruhne (Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology), Tristan Jehan (The Echo Nest), Keyvan Mohajer (Melodis Corporation), and Jay LeBoeuf (Imagine Research).
  • Intelligent audio systems: A review of the foundations and applications of semantic audio analysis and music information retrieval - a tutorial at the AES 114th Convention in Munich. Presenters included: Perfecto Herrera-Boyer (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Jay LeBoeuf, Imagine Research.
  • Music 2.0: Music and the Semantic Web - a workshop at the 122nd Convention in Vienna. Speakers were: Scott Cohen of The Orchard, Mark Sandler and Yves Raimond of Queen Mary's Centre for Digital Music, Lucas Gonze of Yahoo!Music, and Oscar Celma of the Music Technology Group at Pompeu Fabra University. For more details see this website
  • Audio Gets Smart - a workshop at AES 115th Convention. Speakers were Dan Ellis of Columbia University, Michael Casey of City University and Juergen Herre of Fraunhoefer IIS. Talks may be downloaded from this website.


Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, New York 10176, USA.

2016-6-10     Minutes AES 140
Description: Minutes from TC SAA Meeting held at the AES 140th Convention, Paris

2015-5-12     Minutes AES 138
Description: Minutes from TC SAA Meeting held at the AES 138th Convention, Warsaw, May 2015

2014-5-5     Minutes AES 136
Description: Minutes from TC SAA Meeting held at the AES 136th Convention, Berlin, May 2014

2013-5-9     Minutes AES 134
Description: Minutes from TC SAA Meeting held at the AES 134rd Convention, Rome, May 2013

2013-1-2     Minutes AES 133
Description: Minutes of the meeting of the SAA TC at the 133rd convention, New York

2010-11-16     TC Minutes from 129th AES TC SAA Meeting
Description: Minutes from 129th AES TC SAA Meeting

2009-5-27     Minutes from 126th Convention
Description: Minutes from meeting of TC-SAA at 126th Convention, Munich, May 2009

2008-10-10     Minutes from 125th Convention
Description: Minutes from 125th Convention

2008-9-29     124th Minutes
Description: Minutes from meeting of TC-SAA at 124th Convention, Amsterdam, May 2008

2006-11-20     Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 117st Convention
Description: Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 117st Convention

2006-11-20     Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 121st Convention
Description: Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 121st Convention

2004-7-14     Minutes of TC meeting, AES 116th
Description: Minutes of the meeting held on Sunday 9 May 2004

2003-12-3     Minutes of TC meeting 10 Oct 2003, 115th Convention
Description: minutes of tc meeting in new york, 115th aes

2003-6-26     Minutes of the First meeting of the AES TC on Semantic Audio Analysis
Description: Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the TC on SAA


Other:

2009-5-26     Intelligent Digital Audio Effects (I-DAFx)
Description: Slides are attached as a single zip-file.


Committee Members

 David Ackerman  Elizabeth Cohen  James Johnston 
 Juergen Herre  Mark Sandler  Karlheinz Brandenburg 
 Lars Gaustad  Schuyler Quackenbush  Russell Mason 
 Stephen Pope  Josh Reiss  Perfecto Herrera 
 Geoffroy Peeters  Emilia Gomez  Oliver Hellmuth 
 Bozena Kostek  Luis Ortiz Berenguer  Anibal Ferreira 
 Jean-Dominique Polack  Jay LeBoeuf  Jeroen Breebaart 
 Esben Skovenborg  Laurent Daudet  Tim Collins 
 Michael Lee  Dan Ellis  Eric Jacobs 
 Chris Lacinak  Sebastian Streich  Kyogu Lee 
 Charles van Winkle  Bob Coover  Takuya Fujishima 
 Bryan Pardo  Stylianos Mimilakis  Konstantinos Drossos 
 Gautham Mysore  Arijit Biswas  Bennett Kolasinski 
 Andrew Mason  Chris Baume  Gyorgy Fazekas 
 Joern Loviscach  Joachim Ganseman  Christian Uhle 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

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