53rd Conference on Semantic Audio

Semantic Audio


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Dates: January 26-29, 2014
Tutorial day: January 26, 2014
Location: London, UK
Chairs: Karlheinz Brandenburg and Mark Sandler


Registration for the conference is now closed.
Thank you for your paper, poster and demo submissions and your participation.

Registration fee includes gala dinner, tutorial day and BBC technical tour.
The detailed technical programme is now available here.
Papers and proceedings are available from the AES E-library.
The conference is sponsored by Native Instruments, iZotope Inc., Adobe Systems and CoSound.
Full paper submission is now closed. Thank you for your contributions.
Early registration deadline is January 2, 2014.
Late breaking demo/poster deadline for accepted authors is January 6, 2014.

Please remember that demo papers can be proposed until October 15.
Authors can now update full papers until Friday, September 27, 2013.
Two tutorials and a new invited speaker confirmed.
Paper deadline extended: September 25, 2013 September 15, 2013
Paper submission site is open:
Late-breaking demo/poster proposal deadline: October 15, 2013

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Up to 1000 GBP travel bursary is included in the Prize for Reproducible Research.
Two new invited speakers and a new sponsor announced.

Semantic Audio is concerned with content-based management of digital audio recordings. The rapid evolution of digital audio technologies, e.g. audio data compression and streaming, the availability of large audio libraries online and offline, and recent developments in content-based audio retrieval have significantly changed the way digital audio is created, processed, and consumed. New audio content can be produced at lower cost, while also large audio archives at libraries or record labels are opening to the public. Thus the sheer amount of available audio data grows more and more each day.

Semantic analysis of audio resulting in high-level metadata descriptors such as musical chords and tempo, or the identification of speakers facilitate content-based management of audio recordings. Aside from audio retrieval and recommendation technologies, the semantics of audio signals are also becoming increasingly important, for instance, in object-based audio coding, as well as intelligent audio editing, and processing. Recent product releases already demonstrate this to a great extent, however, more innovative functionalities relying on semantic audio analysis and management are imminent. These functionalities may utilise, for instance, (informed) audio source separation, speaker segmentation and identification, structural music segmentation, or social and Semantic Web technologies, including ontologies and linked open data.

This conference will give a broad overview of the state of the art and address many of the new scientific disciplines involved in this still-emerging field. Our purpose is to continue fostering this line of interdisciplinary research. This is reflected by the wide variety of invited speakers presenting at the conference.

Call for Papers

Download the Official Call for Contributions PDF (J. Audio Eng. Soc., Vol. 61, No. 6, 2013 June)

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 Partners is sponsoring a Prize for Reproducible Research in the field of Semantic Audio published at the conference and supports our tutorial day. 


   Our technical tour is organised in collaboration with BBC R&D.


The conference is sponsored by Native Instruments.

The conference is sponsored by Native Instruments.

The conference is sponsored by iZotope Inc.

The conference is sponsored by iZotope Inc.

The conference is sponsored by Adobe Systems.

The conference is sponsored by Adobe Systems.


The conference is sponsored by the Danish strategic research project CoSound.

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