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Spatial Audio Conference

Due to many requests: deadline for submission of contributions to the ICSA 2011 extended until August 15, 2011.

The International Conference on Spatial Audio 2011 takes place from November 10 to 13 at Detmold University of Music. The conference language is English. This expert‘s summit will examine current systems for multichannel audio reproduction and complementing recording techniques, and discuss their respective strengths and weaknesses. Wavefield synthesis systems, a higher-order Ambisonics array, as well as 5.1/7.1 installations in diverse acoustic environments will be available for comparative listening tests during the conference.



Structured plenary talks, paper and poster sessions will revisit fundamentals and present latest research. A series of workshops will be dedicated to practical implementations of spatial sound capture and playback methods, and their esthetic and psychoacoustical implications for music perception.

Concerts that include music specially arranged for the conference will let you experience various spatial sound systems in "live" conditions. The congress offers scientific contributions and practical demonstrations for spatial recording and reproduction methods such as wave field synthesis, higher-order ambisonics, multichannel surround/stereo, binaural technique and 3D systems. Music performances and listening test will be performed in the frame of the conference.

You are welcome to submit proposals for oral presentations, posters, workshops or product presentations via the congress webpage:
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Call for papers
Your contributions are welcome, either as presentations, posters, or workshops. Submissions will undergo a review process, and accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings. The conference language is English.


Five structured sessions are planned with these topics:
• Multichannel stereo
• Wave field synthesis
• Higher-Order-Ambisonics
• 3D systems
• Binaural techniques
An additional session will be dedicated to related miscellaneous contributions, such as hybrid systems and perception/evaluation of spatial music reproduction.


The structured sessions with scientific contributions will take place in the morning in the "Sommertheater", introduced by plenary talks related to the topic of the session. After lunch, workshops and product demonstrations are held. In the foyer of the Sommertheater the poster exhibition and product presentation booths are situated.

At the second evening we with to invite you to a musical event in the "Konzerthaus Detmold" with a special spatial music program.