International Experts Meet at Renowned Audio Conference in Erlangen


Erlangen, Germany, August 28, 2014: The International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg invite audio enthusiasts from around the globe to attend the renowned “Digital Audio Effects” (DAFx) conference, a first-class forum for experts in digital audio processing. The conference will be held in Erlangen, Germany from September 1–5, 2014 and will provide comprehensive insights into theory and practice in the field.

During the 17th annual five-day conference, experts from research, development and industry will come together with students and audio enthusiasts to discuss and present a wide variety of audio topics including: music signal and speech processing, audio effect algorithm, perceptual audio coding, spatial audio processing and physical modeling.

The meeting at Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg will focus on how theory and practice complement each other perfectly. The congress´ meeting agenda includes scientific presentations of current research results over the course of several poster sessions and keynotes. Additionally, practice-oriented workshops, seminars and live demonstrations will offer insights into the work of Fraunhofer IIS and the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen.

“Thanks to the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen and Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen is one of today’s most important international addresses in the field of audio coding and audio processing. Therefore, we wanted to invite the international audio community to this venue in Bavaria. This gives us the unique opportunity to present our know-how and our current research in the audio field to international experts enabling an interesting exchange of ideas in an inspiring atmosphere”, explains Dr. Sascha Disch.

The DAFx conference committee is headed by Dr. Sascha Disch (Fraunhofer IIS), Prof. Jürgen Herre (International Audio Laboratories Erlangen) and Prof. Rudolf Rabenstein (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) and supported by Prof. Bernd Edler, Prof. Meinard Müller and Dr. Stefan Turowski (International Audio Laboratories Erlangen).

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Registration is open until September 1st, 2014 for all interested participants. The conference is open to industry professionals currently working or interested in digital audio processing in the fields of music, speech and acoustics.