Forthcoming Meetings

Listening Test Interface Design

Date: 13 Jul 2016
Time: 18:30

Location: Lab 214, Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

by Brecht De Man

Perceptual evaluation of audio is a key component in a wide range of research topics, from headphone design over codec quality to emotion in music, and beyond. The design of subjective experiments is a critical task, where adjustment of the parameters has a profound impact on the time and effort spent by the subjects and experimenter, and on the accuracy and reproducibility of the results – or whether there are any results at all.
The new Web Audio Evaluation Tool allows quick and easy setup of nearly any type of listening test, online or locally, without requiring any programming knowledge. Using this tool, important design principles are illustrated to prepare you to run your own successful listening tests.


Bio: Brecht De Man is a researcher, audio engineer and musician. He is currently completing a PhD in Audio Engineering at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. He has published and presented research on intelligent audio production tools and the psychoacoustics of recording engineering.

Brecht is also chair of the AES Student Delegate Assembly for Europe and International Regions, as well as the AES London UK Student Chapter, a committee member of the British Section, and has helped organise many academic and student events.

AES 2nd Workshop on Intelligent Music Production

Date: 13 Sep 2016
Time: 10:00

Location: Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Charterhouse Square
Charterhouse Square

A one-day workshop organised by the British Section of the Audio Engineering Society and the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London.

Audio Engineering and Music Production are inherently technical disciplines, often involving extensive training and the investment of time. The processes involved implicitly require knowledge of signal processing and audio analysis, and can present barriers to musicians and non-specialists. The emerging field of Intelligent Music Production addresses these issues via the development of systems that map complex processes to intuitive interfaces and automate elements of the processing chain.

The event will provide an overview of some of the tools and techniques currently being developed in the field, whilst providing insight for audio engineers, producers and musicians looking to gain access to new technologies. The day will consist of presentations from leading academics, industry keynotes, and additional posters and demonstrations.

We welcome submissions on all aspects of Intelligent Music Production from researchers from any country at all stages of their careers.

Proposals for presentations should be in extended abstract form and PDF format, and be sent to Submissions should be written in 12pt Times New Roman with 1.5 line spacing, and their length including figures and references should not exceed two single column A4 pages. Optional templates can be found below.

The works will be presented as a poster during coffee and lunch breaks. A select number of authors will be invited to present their work orally.

Presenting authors will have to register to the event on

Venue subject to change, though the event will take place at a Queen Mary University of London campus, in London, UK.

For more information about the event, please get in touch with the workshop chairs:

Brecht De Man
Joshua D. Reiss


Bryan Pardo (Interactive Audio Lab, Northwestern University) is confirmed as a keynote speaker.

Further invited talks from the field’s leaders will be added to the schedule in due course.



Register on the Eventbrite page:


Call for papers

Download Call for papers (.pdf)


Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: Monday 1 August 2016
Notification of acceptance: Monday 15 August 2016
Workshop date: Tuesday 13 September 2016


Optional paper submission templates

.tex example

.docx example

.pdf example


First edition

The first edition of the AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production was held at Birmingham City University. See the event page for more info, and watch the talks at