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Icsa 2019
Sep 26th to 28th, 2019
Ilmenau,Germany

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ICSA 2019

5th International Conference on Spatial Audio
September 26th to 28th, 2019
Ilmenau, Germany

Audio for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities

The ICSA 2019 focuses on a multidisciplinary bringing together of developers, scientists, users, and content creators of and for spatial audio systems and services. A special focus is on audio for so-called virtual, augmented, and mixed realities.

The fields of ICSA 2019 are:

  • Development and scientific investigation of technical systems and services for spatial audio recording, processing and reproduction
  • Creation of content for reproduction via spatial audio systems and services
  • Use and application of spatial audio systems and content presentation services
  • Media impact of content and spatial audio systems and services from the point of view of media science.

The ICSA 2019 is organized by VDT and TU Ilmenau with support of Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT.

The Dates

Timeline ICSA 2019

What? Including When?
Start Call for Contribution 1st of February 2019
Reviewed Papers:
Deadline Submission Full Paper 9th of June 2019
Notification until 27th of July 2019
Deadline final submission until Final Paper 18th of August 2019
Papers without Review:
Deadline Submission Title and Abstract 9th of June 2019
Notification until 27th of July 2019
Deadline Paper Submission Full Paper 18th of August 2019
Workshops:
Deadline Workshop and Demo Submission Title, Abstract, Further Information 2nd of August 2019
ICSA Conference 26th to 28th of Sept. 2019

The Program

The two and a half day conference program starts at September 26th and stops at September 28th in the afternoon. The conference includes oral and poster presentations as well as workshops and audio demonstrations. A company exhibition completes the conference. A detailed overview about the time plan follows in the near future.

Call for Contributions

Contributions to all audio-related topics are welcome. You can present your work and research as oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, and demonstrations. The contribution also includes a reviewed or non-reviewed written paper if you are interested in. The review is done with support of the Audio Engineering Society. The conference proceeding is published by VDT.

The Call for Contribution is now open.
Please download the paper templates when you are interested in submitting a paper.

A list of relevant areas, but not limited to, is in the following:

  • Binaural capture and rendering over headphones and loudspeakers
  • BRIR and HRTF modeling and derivation from optical and/or acoustic measurements
  • Multichannel audio
  • Spatial sound field exploration
  • Object-based and chanel-based audio
  • Virtual and augmented environment modeling
  • Spatial audio quality, compression, and streaming
  • Listening tests and evaluation
  • Spatial auditory perception and psychoacoustics
  • Audio capture and synthesis
  • Audio production for VR/AR/MR
  • Content creation and sound design for VR/AR/MR
  • Music composition for VR/AR/MR
  • Impact of VR/AR/MR from a media science point of view
  • Telepresence and live AR/VR/MR audio production
  • Future applications in VR/AR/MR
  • Audio standards for VR/AR/MR applications

Europe’s Third Student 3D Audio Production Competition

Enjoy the results of the third 3DAP Competition during the ICSA!

With the recent technological 3D audio revolutions, academic discussion also begins to focus on what touches us the most: the audio content, story, and aesthetics that can be conveyed by the 3D Audio Technologies. This shifts the focus of the next-generation, enthusiastic students, not only comanding the technology but also working in a more content-related style on a medium that allows for re-performing, dissemination or broadcasting.

To all students: Submit your recording now!

The submission of works ends at the end of June 2019. The nominees will be notified by the end of July 2019.

Enjoy the results of Europe’s third Student 3D Audio Production Competition during the ICSA! You can listen to the Nominee Productions and be part of the Finals of the three categories:

  • Contemporary Music / Computer Music
  • Audio Drama / Documentary
  • Music Recording

The Concert

As social part of the conference, a special concert will take place on Friday evening in the city church St. Jakobus. The concert will feature the vocal ensemble of St. Jakobuskirche and three instruments - recorder, harpsichord and the great Walcker organ. Cantor Hans-Jürgen Freitag is responsible for the direction and conception. Works by the contemporary composer Günther Berger will be heard next to music by J. S. Bach. The meditation music "Golgotha" for recorders, choir and organ by Günther Berger is of central importance. The musical treatment of the subject, especially the instrumental parts, goes beyond the usual expectations (e.g. a musical instruction: cried out into the flute pipe - blood-red, unrestrained the choir, accompanied by organ Golgotha, blood-drenched, a sea of tears). The composer combines the events of the Passion of Jesus with the complaint about the Shoah. The work, which goes under the skin and is also played to commemorate the beginning of the war 80 years ago.

Read more about the St. Jakobus Church.

Read more about the Organ of the St. Jakobus Church.

Venue

The Technische Universität Ilmenau and the Institute of Media Technology is proud to be the host of VDT´s ICSA 2019. The conference is supported by Fraunhofer Institute of Media Technology, IDMT in Ilmenau, Germany. These partners present you excellent premises and audio technology for your presentations, workshops, and audio demonstrations.

Here you can find further information about the City of Ilmenau.

TU Ilmenau Campus

Sponsoring and Advertisement

If you are interested in supporting ICSA 2019, you are welcome to be a sponsor or place your advertisement at the conference. If you do not want to be a sponsor but you want to be a supporter, a donation is maybe the way you are looking for.

In the near future we will present a detailed overview about all possibilities. So please check this webpage every now and then. If you can not wait please contact us

Ticket Fees

Who? Details Price
Participant VDT, DEGA, or AES member 420 €
Participant non-member 550 €
Presenting Author VDT, DEGA, or AES member 220 €
Presenting Author non-member 270 €
Students 150 €
Members of TU Ilmenau Participants and Authors 100 €

Accommodation

The city of Ilmenau is not a big city. The possibilities for accommodation are therefore limited. We recommend that you book an overnight stay early. We are happy to help you with any problems you may have. Nevertheless, we recommend the several possibilities. Please click the button to see the details. Or contact us directly via email.

Contact

The ICSA 2019 is organized by Technische Universität Ilmenau and the Institute of Media Technology. The conference chair is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Brandenburg.
Please mail your questions to the ICSA organization comitee or contact the Institute of Media Technology.

 Venue

TU Ilmenau
Ehrenbergstraße 29
98693 Ilmenau
Germany

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All program items and details are subject to change without prior notice.