AES Dublin 146th Convention Call for Contributions

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

Convention co-chairs: Ben Kok, Mariana Lopez, and Enda Bates. Contact the convention co-chairs.
Papers co-chairs: Jamie Angus and Róisín Loughran. Contact the papers co-chairs.
Workshops and tutorials co-chairs: Magdalena Plewa, Ana Monte and Jimmy Eadie. Contact the workshops chair.


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 four categories:
1. Complete-manuscript peer-reviewed convention papers
2. Abstract-precis-reviewed convention papers
3. Synopsis-reviewed engineering briefs
4. Workshops/tutorials/masterclasses

Submitting a Proposal

Category 1 and 2 proposals are to be submitted electronically to the AES 146th EasyChair papers submission system by 2018 November 5 November 19.

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 December 10. Final manuscripts with revisions requested by the reviewers have to be submitted before 2019 January 7. 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 November 5 November 19. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 2018 December 10, and the authors must submit their final manuscripts (4 to 10 pages) before 2019 January 7. 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 the EasyChair submission system for engineering briefs by 2019 January 7 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 2019 January 21.

Workshops/tutorials/masterclasses (Cat. 4)

Those wishing to submit proposals for sessions under the above heading should complete the submission form on the EasyChair system for convention workshops. These will be considered by the convention committee for suitability, and may be chosen for one of the convention tracks, or as a stand-alone event. A newly extended guide deadline of November 19 is suggested. For questions about this category of submission, contact the workshops and tutorials chairs.


Presenting authors (one per paper for categories 1 to 3) will be required to pay an amount equivalent to the full 4-day registration fee. Payment instructions will be provided to authors with the acceptance along with instructions for registration (no further registration payment will be required).

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.

The online Proceedings will be allocated a DOI shortly following publication.


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 early October.

Proposal (Cat. 1 and 2) deadline: 2018 November 5 November 19
Acceptance (précis proposals, Cat. 2) emailed: 2018 December 3 December 10
Acceptance (full papers, Cat. 1) emailed: 2018 December 10 
Final manuscript (Cat 1 and 2) deadline: 2019 January 7

Engineering brief (Cat. 3) proposal deadline: 2019 January 7
Engineering brief (Cat. 3) 1–5 page PDF deadline: 2018 January 21

Workshops/tutorials/masterclasses (Cat. 4) extended deadline: 2018 November 19

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