2018 AES International Conference on Spatial Reproduction — Aesthetics and Science

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Spatial Audio


2018 AES International Conference on Spatial Reproduction
—Aesthetics and Science—

Dates: August 7th-9th, 2018 (with pre-event on 6th)
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Many practical technologies have been developed in the area of spatial audio since the last international conference in Tokyo, AES International Conference on Spatial Audio —Sense the Sound of Space—, was held in 2010. We have managed to handle the technology and used it to create countless works since then. In the light of such technology-driven content creation, it may be the time to address ourselves to the aesthetics in audio production.

The committee is expecting discussions in the following topics:

  • How can the Spatial Audio technology contribute to music and other artistic productions?
  • What technologies and scientific knowledge are expected from musicians and the content creators?
  • What are the keys for connecting Science and Aesthetics in this area?


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What's New

2018-08-10: Thank you all
The conference committee is so grateful for having over 200 registered attendees (close to 230 to be somewhat more precise?) and more than 60 attendees for the exhibits-only access. We think that the conference was a big success, but this was never possible without your participation. Thank you! thank you! and let the good discussion on spatial audio going!
2018-08-09: No schedule change for Day 3
The gale warning due to the typhoon No.13 is currently not issued by Japan Meteorological Agency, and we received the information that the buildings can be used as usual. There will be no change in the conference program for Day 3. However, please note that strong wind may cause delays in the public transportation. Also, a higher temperature is expected today.
If you a paper/workshop/tutorial presenter delayed by the traffic, please let us know at [email protected].
2018-08-08: About tomorrow (Day 3)
Due to passing typhoon No.13 the weather condition is unstable in Tokyo. We'll be posting the information about any schedule changes first thing tomorrow (possibly by 7am) here and on the Japan Section's Facebook page.
2018-08-08: How Does the Typhoon Affect Our Program on Day 2?
All conference programs are going to be held as scheduled. However, the building where paper/workshop are held will be locked at 7 pm, and no person will be allowed to get in and out of the building after then. You are kindly requested to proceed to the cafeteria for the banquet with all your belongings by 6:30 pm.
2018-08-08: Typhoon Alert
Please stay alert to the approaching typhoon No.13 "Shanshan". (weather forecast here)
2018-08-06: Japan Section's Facebook Page
AES Japan Section is running a Facebook page with up to the minute updates.
2018-08-04: Just in case you didn't know...
The registration fee includes lunch ticket for all three days, banquet, and coffee!
2018-08-02: Weather Alert
Summer this year in Japan is extremely hot (weather forecast here). Please prepare to take care of yourself against heatstroke.
2018-08-01: Papers Online
The conference papers and e-briefs are now online. You can find links to the papers at Program-Papers section.
2018-07-23: Technical Tour Preregistration Started
Preregistration for the Mixing studio for 22.2 Multi-channel Audio, NHK Broadcasting Center Technical Tour is now open. Capacity is 15 people. (preregistration webform preregistration closed thanks to the overwhelming interests!)
2018-07-09: Hotel Booking Site Closed
Hotel booking site is now closed. Still, there is a link to the travel information on Travel section.
2018-06-30: Early Registration Extended
The early-bird registration is officially extended to July 27th. Please register now to secure your seat.
2018-06-28: Hotel Rooms Running Short!
Since Japan is in a high season during August, the hotel rooms are becoming more and more difficult to reserve. Please hurry to Travel section if you haven't booked your room.
2018-06-17: 3D Audio Recording Critiques for Students
The Japan Student Section opened the submission website for 3D Audio Recording Critiques for Students. It's a rare occasion that your work (from 5.1ch up to 22.2ch) be heard by the professionals in the industry!
2018-06-14: Registration Opened
The registration page is now open at Registration. Early-bird registration ends at July 1st.
2018-06-08: Hotel Information
Another hotel (which is walking distance from the venue) is added to the booking website. Please see Travel section.
2018-06-07: Program Information Now Online
List of technical presentations, workshops, tutorials, and other events in the conference are now available at Program.
2018-05-02: Hotel Information Updated
Hotel booking website is now open (and another hotel will be added to the list soon). Please see Travel.
2018-04-17: Hotel Information Posted
Information on hotels are posted (booking website will open in early May). Please see Travel.
2018-01-08: Deadline Extended for Category 1 and 2 Papers
Deadlines are extended due to requests from the contributors. Please see Call for Contribution for the dates.
2018-01-06: Call for Contribution Closed for Workshops and Tutorials
Call for contribution is closed for workshops and tutorials. Thank you for the proposals!
2017-09-13: Call for Contribution
We are accepting workshop/tutorial proposal and papers. Please see Call for Contribution.
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