[LAD] Call for Participation: Int. Symposium on Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics, 2010

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Wed Nov 4 12:52:25 UTC 2009

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Subject: [Sursound] Call for Participation: Int. Symposium on
Ambisonics and	Spherical Acoustics, 2010
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:57:25 +0100
From: Markus Noisternig <Markus.Noisternig at ircam.fr>
Reply-To: Surround Sound discussion group <sursound at music.vt.edu>
To: Surround Sound discussion group <sursound at music.vt.edu>

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   2nd Int. Symposium on Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics
   May 6-7, Paris, France, 2010
   ambi10 - First Call for Participation


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the 2nd International Symposium on
Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics, which will be organized by IRCAM,
together with LIMSI-CNRS and France Telecom/Orange Labs. The Symposium
will be held to provide an intensive exchange between industrial and
academic researchers working in various research areas on spherical

The field of spatial sound reproduction is interdisciplinary by nature
and closely related to a number of computer science and engineering
areas such as acoustics, mathematics, signal processing, and
perception. The symposium focuses on discussing the various problems
and solutions concerning the capture, analysis, and re-synthesis of
sound fields applying spherical acoustics; for example higher-order
Ambisonics (HOA), and spherical microphone arrays.

The symposium is going to be divided into oral presentations (keynotes
and submissions), poster sessions, and two demonstration sessions
(artistic and technical). This symposium will benefit from a hemi-
spherical loudspeaker array that will be installed for the duration of
the symposium, which will be held in the Espace de projection, the
variable acoustics performance hall of Ircam.

Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the
following topics:

  * General considerations on spherical acoustics theory
  * Ambisonic for sound scene reproduction and virtual acoustic
  * Spherical microphone array systems and signal processing
  * Capture and analysis of radiation patterns
  * Spherical acoustic holography
  * Synthesis of directional and focused sound sources
  * Spherical loudspeaker array systems and signal processing
  * Theoretical considerations on comparative subjective and
objective studies
  * Standardization, exchange, implementation and hardware issues


Submissions will be judged based on extended abstracts (1000 words).
Procedures to submit papers, posters, and demo sessions are detailed
at the symposium website http://ambisonics10.ircam.fr. Final papers
must be camera-ready conforming to the format specified on the
submission website.

Several excellent papers will be selected for collective submission to
Acta Acustica united with Acustica. These papers will be expanded
versions of the presented works, and will go through the standard peer
review process.

The official language of the symposium is English.

Important dates

 * Extended abstract (1000 words) submission due: January 8th, 2010
 * Papers, Notification of acceptance due: February 19th, 2010
 * Camera-ready copy (full paper): March 12, 2010
 * Registration opens: March 22, 2010
 * Late Registration: April 12, 2010
 * Submission of Audio Material for Testing: April 19, 2010
 * Symposium Dates: May 6-7, 2010

Symposium Chairs

General Co-Chairs
   Markus Noisternig (IRCAM - UMR CNRS)
   Brian FG Katz (LIMSI - CNRS)
   Rozenn Nicol (France Telecom - Orange Labs)

Technical Program Co-Chairs
   Nicolas Misdariis (IRCAM - UMR CNRS)
   Olivier Warusfel (IRCAM)

Administration Chair
   Sylvie Benoit (IRCAM)

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