AES Show Fall 2021

Call for Submissions

Join us for our first-ever 2-part convention, featuring both in-person events (exhibition + focused technical program) in Las Vegas on October 11-13 and a robust online technical program October 20-23.

Workshops and Tutorials submitters may request to present at the in-person and/or online technical programs. Those chosen to present will be awarded time for either in-person OR online. Due to limited hours available, some submissions for the in-person technical program may be scheduled for the online program only. Paper and E-brief presentations will be part of the online technical program only.


Key Details:

AES Show Fall 2021
(151st Convention)

In Person: October 11 - 13 (Las Vegas, USA) Online: October 20 - 23

Contribution Key Details:


Workshops & Tutorials:
Note: there will be a focused in-person technical program; most technical presentations will be included in the online program

Proposal deadline

July 1, 2021

Pre-recorded presentation video deadline (if accepted to online program)

September 17, 2021

Papers & E-briefs
Note: all Paper and E-brief presentations will be included in the online program only

Category 1 & 2 proposal deadline

June 25, 2021

Category 1 & 2 acceptance emailed

July 27, 2021

Category 1 & 2 final manuscript deadline

August 13, 2021 

Category 1 & 2 presentation video deadline

September 17, 2021 

Category 3 (E-Brief) proposal deadline

July 30, 2021

Category 3 (E-Brief) acceptance emailed

August 6, 2021

Category 3 (E-Brief) 1-5 page PDF deadline

August 27, 2021

Category 3 (E-Brief) presentation video deadline

September 17, 2021

The Audio Engineering Society is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the audio community. We encourage contributions to AES events from all audio professionals. We welcome diverse genres, embrace emergent audio fields and research, and strive to radiate inclusiveness to all races, gender and gender identities, physical abilities, ages, and nationalities.

 In an effort to demystify the submission process, AES partnered with Soundgirls to provide a webinar on “How to Submit a Paper.” If you have any questions or concerns regarding submissions, please feel free to reach out to the Co-Chairs at


Call for Technical Sessions (Workshops and Tutorials)

Those wishing to submit proposals for technical sessions must complete the submission form in the AES 151st submission system for Workshops & Tutorials. These will be considered by the convention committee for suitability and may be chosen for one of the convention tracks, or as a standalone event. The deadline is July 1, 2021, but this may be adjusted by the convention committee. For questions about this category of submission, contact the convention chairs at 


Additionally, before you submit, please review these guidelines.

(Note that the submission site login is NOT the same as your AES login. You will need to create an EasyChair account if you have not submitted via that platform before.)

Deadline: July 1, 2021


Pre-recorded workshop presentation video deadline (if accepted to the online program): September 17, 2021

Call for Papers

Papers Chairs: Areti Andreopoulou and Braxton Boren. Contact Papers Chairs

This contact link can also be used by anyone interested in serving as a paper reviewer. We will be using blind reviews for the 151st Convention.


Proposals describing work in any area of audio engineering and its related arts and sciences will be considered for inclusion in convention sessions. A detailed list of proposed topics is given below. Please also take the time to review the AES Convention and Conference Author Guidelines before submitting.


Authors may submit proposals in three categories:

  1. Complete-manuscript peer-reviewed convention papers
  2. Abstract-precis-reviewed convention papers
  3. Abstract-reviewed engineering briefs (paper optional)
Submitting a Proposal

Category 1 and 2 proposals are to be submitted electronically to the AES 151st submission system for papers by June 25, 2021.

For the complete-manuscript peer-reviewed convention papers (Category 1), authors are asked to submit papers of 4–10 pages to the submission site. These complete-manuscript papers will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field, and authors will be notified of acceptance by July 27, 2021. Final manuscript with revisions requested by the reviewers have to be submitted before August 13, 2021. If rejected as a convention paper (Category 1), the proposal may still be accepted for categories 2 or 3.


For abstract-precis-reviewed proposals (Category 2), a title, 60-to 120-word abstract, and 500- to 750-word précis of the proposed paper must be submitted by June 25, 2021. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 27, 2021, and the authors must submit their final manuscripts (4 to 10 pages) before August 13, 2021. If rejected from this category, the proposal may be still be accepted as an engineering brief (Category 3).


Papers exceeding 10 pages run the risk of rejection without review. If such a paper is accepted the author will be charged a fee of $25 for every page over 10.


For engineering briefs (Category 3), authors must supply an abstract to the AES 151st submission system for engineering briefs by July 30, 2021 to indicate their desire to present an engineering brief. This should cover the background of your topic and the specific work you will be presenting. Submissions will be reviewed based on interest to the AES community, and to ensure that any presentations will not be of a commercial nature. Topics for the engineering briefs can be very wide-ranging. PDF manuscripts of 1–5 pages are optional, to be included in the E-Library, and must be submitted by August 27, 2021. Abstract-only presentations will not be included in the E-Library. Learn more about engineering briefs here.

Engineering briefs exceeding 5 pages run the risk of rejection without review. If such a paper is accepted the author will be charged a fee of $25 for every page over 5.

(Note that the submission site login is NOT the same as your AES login. You will need to create an EasyChair account if you have not submitted via that platform before.)

Downloadable templates

Complete-manuscript peer-reviewed convention paper (Category 1)
Abstract-precis-reviewed proposals (Category 2)
Engineering briefs (Category 3)

Word templates for all categories


**IMPORTANT NOTE** There have been some issues reported with the Latex templates. In your Overleaf project, if you delete the file latexrelease.sty so that the compiler can use the updated version that has been installed in the system itself, the project should compile without errors.


Papers may be submitted by a single author or a group of authors. For each paper, a single “presenting author” is designated on the paper submission website – usually the person who will present the paper at the Convention. The presenting authors for each paper in categories 1 through 3 will be required to pay a Presenting Author Fee at the following applicable rate:


  • AES members (Life member* / Fellow / Member / Associate categories): $150
  • AES student members: $50
  • Non AES members: $275

These amounts are required payment for all presenting authors in categories 1 through 3. No additional registration fee will be required; all Presenting Authors will receive a free Four-day All Access Badge on payment of their Presenting Author Fee.


A presenting author invoice and further details will be sent with the paper acceptance notice.


Authors presenting more than one paper in categories 1 through 3 are only required to pay one Presenting Author Fee.


Co-authors of a paper are welcome, and encouraged, to attend but will require an All Access Badge to access the sessions.


*Note: While Life Members have the privilege of no-cost All Access registration, Life Members who are Presenting Authors in categories 1 through 3 are required to pay the Presenting Author Fee.

Publication in the E-Library

All convention papers will be available in the AES E-Library no earlier than 10 days before the convention starts. All individual AES members now have free access to the E-Library. For any non-member author paying the non-member price, a year’s membership is included and will give them access to the Convention papers in the E-Library.


Presenting authors who are student members and whose convention papers (Category 1 or 2) are accepted will be eligible for the Student Paper Award at the 151st; peer-reviewed Category 1 papers are given preference by the award judges.


Presenting authors of accepted Category 1 papers will be eligible for the Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award.


Because the 151st convention will be held both in-person in Las Vegas and then online the week after, we will not offer the option of presenting your paper in a poster session. All presentations will be in a lecture format.


The submission sites will be available by early June.

Proposal (workshops and tutorials) deadline: July 1, 2021
Pre-recorded workshop/tutorial presentation video deadline (if accepted to program): September 17, 2021

Proposal (Category 1 and 2) deadline: June 25, 2021 
Acceptance (précis proposals, Category 2) emailed: July 27, 2021 
Acceptance (full papers, Category 1) emailed: July 27, 2021 
Final manuscript (Category 1 and 2) deadline: August 13, 2021

Engineering brief (Category 3) proposal deadline: July 30, 2021 
Engineering brief (Category 3) 1–5 page PDF deadline: August 27, 2021

Pre-recorded paper/engineering brief presentation video deadline: September 17, 2021

Open Access

Authors can pay an additional fee to make papers Open Access. See our Open Access page for more information.

Proposed Topics

Acoustics of music rooms

  • Acoustics of smaller rooms
  • Acoustics of large performance or rehearsal spaces
  • Room acoustic solutions and materials
  • Sound isolation related to music as a source

Audio Applications and Technologies

  • Audio in education
  • Audio for mobile and handheld devices
  • Auditory display and sonification
  • Automotive audio
  • Digital broadcasting
  • Forensic audio
  • Interactive sound
  • Networked, Internet, and remote audio
  • New audio interfaces
  • Web 2.0 technologies


Audio Content Management

  • Archiving and restoration
  • Audio and music information retrieval
  • Audio formats
  • Automatic content description
  • Digital libraries


Audio Processing

  • Analysis and synthesis of sound
  • Audio coding and compression
  • Audio effects
  • Auditory scene analysis
  • High resolution audio
  • Machine listening
  • Music and speech signal processing


Audio Equipment

  • Electronic instrument design & applications
  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Interaction of transducers and the room
  • Loudspeakers and headphones
  • Microphones, converters, and amplifiers
  • Musical instrument design
  • Protocols and data formats
  • Wireless and wearable audio


Immersive Audio

  • Audio for virtual/augmented reality environments
  • Evaluation of spatial audio
  • Game Audio
  • Impact of room acoustics on immersive audio
  • Multichannel and spatial audio
  • Sound design/acoustic simulation of immersive audio environments
  • Spatial audio applications



  • Audio perception
  • Audio quality
  • Hearing loss, protection, and enhancement
  • Listening tests and evaluation
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Room acoustics and perception
  • Speech intelligibility


Recording, Production, and Reproduction

  • Electronic dance music
  • Hip-Hop/R&B
  • Live event and stage audio
  • Mixing, remixing, and mastering
  • Sound design and reinforcement
  • Studio recording techniques