AES 48th Conference on Automotive Audio: Programme

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Thursday September 20th

13:00 - 17:00

Press Day: ”State of the art Premium Automotive Audio”
Premium Automotive Cars will be on display to present the current State of the art of Automotive Audio Systems

Friday September 21st

09:00 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:15

Opening of conference by Conference Chair Jan Abildgaard Pedersen

11:15 - 12:00

Keynote Address by Tom Nousaine, Sound and Vision Publication

12:00 - 13:00

Paper Session 1: Perception & Psychoacoustics

1-1: In-Situ Detection of Defects in Car Audio Systems
Stefan Irrgang, Wolfgang Klippel, KLIPPEL, GmbH, Dresden, Germany

1-2: Validation of the Binaural Room Scanning Method Using Subjective Ratings of Spatial Attributes
Todd Welti, Sean Olive, Harman International Industries, Inc., Northridge, CA, USA

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:30

Demo Session: demo cars will be on display, listen, compare and discuss

16:30 - 18:30

Workshop 1: Communication Systems for Cars

19:00 - 20:00


20:00 - 22:30

Social arrangement

Saturday September 22nd

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 11:00

Workshop 2: Engine Sound Enhancement

11:15 - 12:45

Paper Session 2: System Architecture and Hardware – part I

2-1: Adaptive Identification of Nonlinear Models Using Orthogonal Nonlinear Functions
Laura Romoli, Michele Gasparini, Stefania Cecchi, Andrea Primavera, Francesco Piazza, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

2-2: Room Gain in a Car
Patrick Hegarty, Martin Møller, Martin Olsen, Morten Lydolf, Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, Bang & Olufsen A/S, Struer, Denmark

2-3: Controlling the Direction of Sound Intensity Based on Sound Intensity Transfer Path Analysis
Yosuke Tanabe, Akira Inoue, Hitachi America, Ltd., Farmington Hills, MI, USA

12:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Paper Session 3: System Architecture and Hardware – part II

3-1: Utilization of Nonlinear Converters for Audio Amplification
Niels Iversen, Thomas Birch, Arnold Knott, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

3-2: Minimizing Crosstalk in Self Oscillating Switch Mode Audio Power Amplifiers
Rasmus Overgaard Plough, Arnold Knott, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

15:15 - 17:15

Workshop 3: Audio Quality in Production and Long-term

17:30 - 19:00 Paper Session 4: Dynamic Audio Reproduction in Cars

4-1: Noise Dependent Equalization Control
Markus Christoph, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH, Straubing, Germany

4-2: Active Road Noise Reduction in Audi A8 W12 with Adaptive Suspension: A Feasibility Study
Anders Thorndal, Jakob Juul Larsen,, Lars G. Johansen, Aarhus University, Aarhus N, Denmark

4-3: Stability Determination for Engine Order Control
Jay Kirsch, Harman International, Sandy, UT, USA; Michael Wurm, Harman Becker Automotive Systems (HBAS), Straubing, Germany; Jon Lane, David Trumpy, Chuanxi Ju, Harman Becker Automotive Systems (HBAS), Farmington Hills, MI, USA

20:00 - Banquet

Sunday September 23rd

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:30

Paper Session 5: Audio Reproduction in Cars – part I

5-1: Acoustical Zone Reproduction for Car Interiors Using a MIMO MSE Framework
Simon Berthilsson, Annea Barkefors, Lars-Johan Bra¨nnmark, Mikael Sternad, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and Dirac Research AB, Uppsala, Sweden

5-2: Wave Field Synthesis-Based Concept Car for High-Quality Automotive Sound
Sandra Brix, Christoph Sladeczek, Andreas Franck, Albert Zhykhar, Clemens Clausen, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany; Peter Gleim, AUDI AG, Ingolstadt, Germany

5-3: Audio System Variance in Production Vehicles
Steven Hutt, Equity Sound Investments, Bloomington, IN, USA

10:45 - 12:45

Workshop 4: (Hybrid) radio in cars

12:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Paper Session 6: Audio Reproduction in Cars – part II

6-1: Multipoint Equalization for Car Audio Systems
Stefania Cecchi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; Ferruccio Bettarelli, Leaff Engineering, Porto Potenza Picena, Italy; Francisco Piazza, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

6-2: Local Sound Separation in Cars
Stig Kleiven, A2Zound by Semcon AB, Gothenburg, Sweden; Bert Zinserling, AAC Technologies Holdings, Munich, Germany

6-3: Sound Field Reproduction Analysis in a Car Cabin Based on Microphone Array Measurements
Johannes Nowak, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany; Michael Strauß, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

6-4: Car Interior Simulation Model for Low Frequencies Using the Finite Difference Time Domain Method
Adrian Celestinos, Martin Olsen, Martin Bo Møller, Morten Lydolf, Bang & Olufsen A/S, Struer, Denmark

16:00 - 16:15

Concluding remarks by Conference Chair Jan Abildgaard Pedersen


Please note: the AES will endeavour to run the conference programme as shown here, but the programme may be subject to change without notice.


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