144th AES CONVENTION Call for Papers and Engineering Briefs

AES 144th Convention
Dates: 2018 May 23–26
Location: Milan, Italy

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Proposals describing work in any area of audio engineering and its related arts and sciences will be considered for inclusion in convention sessions. A detailed list of proposed topics is given below.


Authors may submit proposals in three categories:
1. Complete-manuscript peer-reviewed convention papers
2. Abstract-precis-reviewed convention papers
3. Synopsis-reviewed engineering briefs

Workshop proposals will be dealt with separately, and the link for submissions can be found at http://www.aes.org/events/144/

Submitting a Proposal

Category 1 and 2 proposals are to be submitted electronically to the AES 144th proposal submission site at www.aes.org/144th_authors by 2018 January 9.

For the complete-manuscript peer-reviewed convention papers (category 1), authors are asked to submit papers of 4–10 pages to the submission site. These complete-manuscript papers will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field, and authors will be notified of acceptance by 2018 February 13. Final manuscript with revisions requested by the reviewers have to be submitted before 2018 March 6. If rejected as a convention paper (Cat. 1), the proposal may still be accepted for categories 2 or 3.

For abstract-precis-reviewed proposals (Cat. 2), a title, 60-to 120-word abstract, and 500- to 750-word précis of the proposed paper must be submitted by 2018 January 9. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 2018 February 6, and the authors must submit their final manuscripts (4 to 10 pages) before 2018 March 6. If rejected from this category, the proposal may be still be accepted as an engineering brief (Cat. 3).

Papers exceeding 10 pages run the risk of rejection without review. If such a paper is accepted the author will be charged a fee of $25 for every page over 10.

For engineering briefs (Cat. 3), authors must supply a short synopsis to www.aes.org/144th_ebriefs by 2018 February 15 to indicate their desire to present an engineering brief, followed later by an electronic manuscript. Topics for the engineering briefs can be very wide-ranging. Relaxed reviewing of submissions will consider mainly whether they are of interest to AES convention attendees and are not overly commercial. PDF manuscripts of 1–5 pages following the prescribed template must be submitted by 2018 March 13.


Presenting authors (one per paper for all 3 categories) will be required to pay the full 4-day convention registration fee (member and student member rates are lower than nonmember rates).

Publication in the E-Library

All convention papers will be available in the AES E-Library no earlier than 10 days before the convention starts. All individual AES members now have free access to the E-Library. Any non-member author paying the non-member price for a four day All Access badge will also be given free access to download the convention papers from the E-Library.


Presenting authors who are student members and whose convention papers (Cat. 1 or 2) are accepted will be eligible for the Student Paper Award at the 144th; peer-reviewed Cat. 1 papers are given preference by the award judges.

Presenting authors of accepted Cat. 1 papers will be eligible for the Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award.

Poster or Lecture

During the online submission process you will be asked to specify whether you prefer to present your paper in a lecture or poster session. Highly detailed papers are better suited to poster sessions, which permit greater interaction between author and audience. The convention committee reserves the right to reassign papers to any session, lecture or poster.


The submission sites will be available by the end of September.

Proposal (Cat. 1 and 2) deadline: 2018 January 9
Acceptance (précis proposals, Cat. 2) emailed: 2018 February 6 
Acceptance (full papers, Cat. 1) emailed: 2018 February 13 
Final manuscript (Cat 1 and 2) deadline: 2018 March 6

Engineering brief (Cat. 3) proposal deadline: 2018 February 15
Engineering brief (Cat. 3) 1–5 page PDF deadline: 2018 March 13

Open Access

Authors can pay an additional fee to make papers Open Access. See our Open Access page for more information.

Proposed Topics

Audio applications and technologies
 Digital broadcasting
 Forensic audio
 Automotive audio
 Audio for mobile and handheld devices
 Audio in education
 Networked, Internet, and remote audio
 Auditory display and sonification
 Interactive sound
 New audio interfaces
 Web 2.0 technologies

Audio content management
 Archiving and restoration
 Audio formats
 Digital libraries
 Automatic content description
 Audio and music information retrieval

Audio Processing
 Analysis and synthesis of sound
 Audio effects
 Machine listening
 Music and speech signal processing
 Auditory scene analysis
 High resolution audio
 Audio coding and compression

Audio Equipment
 Microphones, converters, and amplifiers
 Loudspeakers and headphones
 Wireless and wearable audio
 Instrumentation and measurement
 Musical instrument design
 Protocols and data formats

Immersive Audio
 Multichannel and spatial audio
 Audio for Virtual / Augmented Reality Environments
 Game Audio
 Sound design / acoustic simulation of immersive audio environments
 Evaluation of spatial audio
 Spatial audio applications

 Audio perception
 Audio quality
 Hearing loss, protection, and enhancement
 Listening tests and evaluation
 Speech intelligibility

Recording, Production, and Reproduction
 Live event and stage audio
 Mixing, remixing, and mastering
 Room and architectural acoustics
 Sound design and reinforcement
 Studio recording techniques