Call for Contributions

AES 147th Convention, New York, NY, USA
Dates: October 16–19, 2019
Location: Javits Center, New York

Updated June 5, 2019

Call for Technical Sessions (Workshops and Tutorials)

Those wishing to submit proposals for technical sessions must complete the submission form on the AES 147th Workshops EasyChair system. 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 guide deadline of June 1, 2019 is suggested, but this may be adjusted by the convention committee. For questions about this category of submission, contact the convention chairs.

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Papers Chairs: Areti Andreopoulou and Braxton Boren. Contact Papers Chairs.


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. Abstract-reviewed engineering briefs (paper optional)

Submitting a Proposal

Category 1 and 2 proposals are to be submitted electronically to the AES 147th Papers EasyChair system by May 31, 2019.

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 July 5, 2019. Final manuscript with revisions requested by the reviewers have to be submitted before July 26, 2019. If rejected as a convention paper (Category 1), the proposal may still be accepted for categories 2 or 3.

For abstract-precis-reviewed proposals (Category 2), a title, 60-to 120-word abstract, and 500- to 750-word précis of the proposed paper must be submitted by May 31, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 28, 2019, and the authors must submit their final manuscripts (4 to 10 pages) before July 26, 2019. If rejected from this category, the proposal may be still be accepted as an engineering brief (Catagory 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 (Catagory 3), authors must supply an abstract to the AES 147th E-Briefs EasyChair system by August 1, 2019 to indicate their desire to present an engineering brief. This should cover the background of your topic and the specific work you will be presenting. Submissions will be reviewed based on interest to the AES community, and to ensure that any presentations will not be of a commercial nature. Topics for the engineering briefs can be very wide-ranging. PDF manuscripts of 1–5 pages are optional, to be included in the E-Library, and must be submitted by August 30, 2019. Abstract-only presentations will not be included in the E-Library.


Papers may be submitted by a single author or a group of authors. For each paper, a single “presenting author” is designated on the paper submission website – usually the person who will present the paper at the Convention. The presenting authors for each paper in categories 1 through 3 will be required to pay a Presenting Author Fee at the following applicable rate:

  • AES members (Life member/ Fellow / Member / Associate categories): $470
  • AES student members: $130
  • Non AES members: $595

These amounts are below advance registration fees for the Convention and are required payment for all presenting authors in categories 1 through 3. No additional registration fee will be required; all Presenting Authors will receive a free Four-day All Access Badge on payment of their Presenting Author Fee.

A presenting author invoice and further details will be sent with the paper acceptance notice.

Authors presenting more than one paper in categories 1 through 3 are only required to pay one Presenting Author Fee.

Co-authors of a paper are welcome, and encouraged, to attend the presentations but will require an All Access Badge (available for four, two or one days) to access the sessions. 

*Note: While Life Members have the privilege of no-cost All Access registration, Life Members who are Presenting Authors in categories 1 through 3 are required to pay the Presenting Author Fee.

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 (Catagory 1 or 2) are accepted will be eligible for the Student Paper Award at the 147th; peer-reviewed Catagory 1 papers are given preference by the award judges.

Presenting authors of accepted Catagory 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 March.

Proposal (Category 1 and 2) deadline: May 31, 2019 
Acceptance (précis proposals, Category 2) emailed: June 28, 2019 
Acceptance (full papers, Category 1) emailed: July 5, 2019 
Final manuscript (Catagory 1 and 2) deadline: July 26, 2019

Engineering brief (Category 3) proposal deadline: August 1, 2019 
Engineering brief (Category 3) 1–5 page PDF deadline: August 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

Immersive Audio
 Audio for virtual/augmented reality environments
 Evaluation of spatial audio
 Game Audio
 Multichannel and spatial audio
 Sound design/acoustic simulation of immersive audio environments
 Spatial audio applications

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

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