Audio Engineering Society E-News

AES E-News: January 4 – New Year Greeting, Dublin Convention, January Inside Track, Upcoming Conferences, Standards News, Job Board, December Journal

Table of Contents

  1. President's New Year Greeting
  2. Dublin Convention Registration
  3. January Inside Track
  4. Upcoming Conference News
  5. Standards News
  6. Job Board Update
  7. AES Journal December Issue Now Available

President's New Year Greeting


The Audio Engineering Society enters 2019 with optimism and enthusiasm for its future and the audio industry. Fresh faces and voices join the committed leadership, with a goal for improved service and benefit to all of the Society’s constituencies.

On behalf of the AES, Nadja Wallaszkovits, its President as of January 1, shared, “I would like to thank our membership, numerous business partners, supporters, volunteers, as well as the AES staff for their continuous engagement for the Society. Best wishes for a successful year 2019!”

Dublin Convention Registration Opens Next Week


AES 146th Convention
Location: Convention Center, Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 20–23 March, 2019

Featuring four days of dedicated pro audio presentations and events overseen by co-chairs Ben Kok, Mariana Lopez and Enda Bates, the Dublin Convention will include such highlights as a Keynote Speech on "Inclusive Sonic Interactions” by Stefania Serafin, professor in sonic interaction design at Aalborg University; hundreds of Technical Program presentations covering all things audio; and three days of Professional Audio Showcase sessions accompanied by audio hardware and software displays and demonstrations.

Registration will open next week, so make sure to visit our website and reserve your place at the European audio engineering event of the year!

If you have work to share with your colleagues, you can still submit an Engineering Brief by January 7. See the Call for Contributions for more information.

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January Inside Track Features Semantic Analysis and Deep Learning

Inside Track

The AES Inside Track features expert industry curators highlighting a topic of choice, with editorial insight as well as links to related research topics, videos, and more. It's available exclusively through the AES Member Portal and is a member benefit, free to all AES members.

This month's curator is Christian Uhle, chair of the AES Technical Committee on Semantic Audio Analysis. Christian explains that with the omnipresence of digital multimedia data, the processing, analysis, and understanding of such data by means of automated methods has become a central issue in engineering and computer science. He introduces some useful material from the AES E-Library and elsewhere to get you started on the topic.

This month's Spotlight video interview, hosted by Francis Rumsey, features Jonathan Moore of the University of Derby in the UK, talking about his November JAES paper on diffuse signal processing for sound reinforcement.

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Upcoming Conference News

AES at NAMM 2019


Anaheim Convention Center, CA, USA, January 24–27, 2019
Once again, the AES will host an all-star series of events and presentations during the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio, including the return of the “Main Stage: Studio” sessions, hosted by renowned producer/engineer/author and AES@NAMM Manager, Studio Recording Content Bobby Owsinski. “We’re really excited about the sessions scheduled for the Main Stage: Studio program this year,” stated Owsinski. “Not only have we brought together some of the top hitmakers of our time as presenters, but the topics are extremely relevant to everyone in the recording end of the business.”

Register now for your AES@NAMM Access Pass!

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2019 International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

Immersive conf

York, UK, March 27–29, 2019
This three-day conference will explore the unique space where interactive technologies and immersive audio meet and aims to exploit the synergies between these fields. There is still time to propose an engineering brief for the conference, with the deadline of January 11 fast approaching. Full details can be found in the Call for Contributions.

A special discount is being offered to delegates who also register for a full-price 4-day All Access pass for the AES 146th Convention in Dublin. Full details when registration opens next week.

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2019 International Conference on Audio Forensics

Forensics conf

Porto, Portugal, June 18–20, 2019
The 2019 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics is dedicated to promoting advances in the field through discussion and dissemination of research related to forensic applications of signal processing, speech and acoustic analyses, authentication, and development of methodologies and best practices. A special focus will be made on the techniques and technologies used in the practice of audio forensics.

Papers are being accepted through to February 1. See the Call for Contributions for more details.

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2019 International Conference on Headphone Technology

Headphone conf

San Francisco, CA, USA, August 27–29, 2019
The second AES International Conference on Headphone Technology will gather scientists, developers and practitioners who are involved in theory, technical design, application or evaluation of headphone technology. The conference will be an interdisciplinary gathering encouraging fruitful discussions across the headphone, hearing aid and audio delivery industries.

Papers are being accepted through to February 11. See the Call for Contributions for more details.

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2019 International Conference on Automotive Audio


Audi Driving Experience Center, Neuburg an der Donau, nr. Munich, Germany, September 11–13, 2019
Save the date for our next Automotive Audio conference, which promises to be a good one! Chaired by Alfred Svobodnik, who leads our Automotive Audio Technical Committee, the event will take place at the Audi Driving Experience Center near Munich in September 2019. A call for contributions will be available shortly.

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Standards News

Bruce Olson, chair of the AES Standards Committee was awarded an AES Fellowship at the NY AES Convention. Bruce has served as AES Standards Chair since 2011, previously having served as Vice Chair, Western Hemisphere for the Standards Committee and serving as Chair of the SC-05-05 Working Group on Grounding and EMC. As part of his long service to the AES, he has also been a member of the AES Board of Governors and Chair of his local AES chapter.

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Job Board Update

Job Board Update

The AES Job Board is where audio companies post their latest job openings. As an AES member you receive notifications of the most recent postings here:

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AES Journal December Issue Now Available

AES Journal

This month's issue includes:

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* Join the online discussion of Journal papers and articles!

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