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CALL FOR PAPERS – AES 42nd Conference on Semantic Audio, Ilmenau, Germany, July 22-24, 2011

Call for papers

Audio Engineering Society 42nd Conference on Semantic Audio

Ilmenau, Germany, July 22-24, 2011
Cochairs: Karlheinz Brandenburg and Mark Sandler, Email:

Semantic Audio refers to the research and development targeted toward
content-based handling of digital audio recordings. The rapid
evolution of digital audio technologies, audio compression, and
streaming has significantly changed the way digital audio is created,
processed, and consumed today. New audio content can be produced at a
very low cost. Thus the sheer amount of available audio data grows
more and more each day. Content-based management of audio recordings
is essential to enable efficient use of these data. Aside from audio
retrieval and recommendation techniques, the semantics of audio
signals are also becoming more important in object-oriented audio
coding, editing, and processing. Recent product releases demonstrate
this, but many more innovative functionalities are becoming available.

This conference will give a broad overview of the state of the art and

address many of the new scientific disciplines involved in this still-
emerging field. Our purpose is to continue fostering this line of
interdisciplinary research. This is reflected by the wide variety of
invited speakers presenting at the conference. Talks will be given by
Karlheinz Brandenburg, Dan Barry, Masataka Goto, Meinard Mueller,
Christof Faller, Juergen Herre, Jay LeBoeuf, Matija Marolt, Markus
Cremer, Bjoern Schuller, and Sebastian Stober. For an up-to-date list
of the invited talks, please refer to the conference website at

Paper proposals should consist of title, abstract (60 to 120 words),
and précis (500 to 750 words) to be submitted by February 11, 2011 at
which you can visit for more information and complete instructions
anytime after November 9, 2010. We welcome contributions in all
relevant areas, including, but not limited to the topics listed below.
The précis should describe the work performed, methods employed,
conclusion(s), and significance of the paper. Titles and abstracts
should follow the guidelines found at
Acceptance of papers will be determined by the 42th Conference paper
committee based on an assessment of the abstract and the précis.
Accepted authors will be notified by March 15, 2011. Complete
manuscripts of a maximum of 10 pages (3000 words) must be submitted by
April 15, 2011.

Proposed topics for papers

* Semantic audio production
* Semantic audio description and ontologies
* Audio signal processing and feature extraction
* Machine learning methods for audio content analysis
* Automatic tagging of audio signals
* Content-based audio retrieval
* Music information retrieval
* Music recommendation
* Music informatics
* User interfaces for audio management and retrieval
* Intelligent audio effects
* Audio restoration
* Games and entertainment
* Speech processing and analysis
* Automatic music transcription
* Audio source separation
* Industrial applications
* Semantic web


Proposal deadline (abstract and précis): 2011 February 11
Acceptance emailed: 2011 March 15
Paper deadline: 2011 April 15

Submission of papers

Please submit proposed title, abstract, and précis at
no later than 2011, February 11. If you have any questions, contact:

Papers cochairs

Christian Dittmar, Fraunhofer IDMT
Anssi Klapuri, Queen Mary University of London