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The organizational committee of the EAA Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics 2014 invites all scholars interested in topics of virtual acoustics to come to the vibrant and vital city of Berlin. Today, Berlin is an intercultural melting pot owing a vast cultural, scientific, administrative and economic life. What's more, Berlin is enclosed by a beautiful country side and it has even more bridges than Venice!
The symposium will integrate the 2nd International Auralization Symposium, and the 5th International Symposium on Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics. The symposium will be hosted by the Audio Communication Group/TU Berlin in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Music Research (SIMPK ) and the SEACEN  Consortium for the Simulation and Evaluation of Acoustic Environments.
The event will feature three days of keynotes, talks and posters conducted as a single stream conference. It will be held in rooms of the SIMPK, an inspiring venue designed by the office of architect Hans Sharoun who also designed the famous Berlin Philharmony. The SIMPK also features the Musical Instrument Museum of Berlin  owing one of the largests collections of musical instruments in Germany.
The major topic of this event is auralization (i.e. making acoustic modeling and measurement results audible) with an emphasis on spherical and non-spherical approaches to sound field analysis and synthesis. The possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Spherical (Ambisonic) and non-spherical approaches to sound field simulation:
- General theoretical considerations
- Efficient numerical simulation
- Signal processing
- Auditory analysis, perceptual encoding
- Representation, coding, standardization
- Room acoustical simulation and auralization
- Headphone and loudspeaker based reproduction
- Applications and case studies
- Perceptual evaluation
- Algorithmic modeling and implementation