The 49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise) took place from 23.-26. August 2020. The Congress was hosted by the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering. The topics of the Congress focus on "Advances in Noise and Vibration Control Technology".
This year's "AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality (AVAR)" was a very special event: Participants from all over world met virtually in Redmond, USA, to listen to the contributions of Sebastian Nagel ("Coherence-Adaptive Binaural Cue Adaptation") and Maximilian Kentgens ("Translation of a Higher Order Ambisonics Sound Scene by Space Warping"). In spite of all restrictions due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the presentations received a good response.
At this year's ICASSP Johannes Fabry presented his contribution "Primary path estimator based on individual secondary path for ANC headphones", while Maximilan Kentgens gave a talk on "Translation of a Higher Order Ambisonics Sound Sceme Based on Parametric Decomposition".
The Institute of Communication Systems (IKS) and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a leading global high performance analog technology company, unveiled the world’s first implementation of RWTH’s Active Occlusion Cancelation technologies for earbuds, headphones, hearing aids and hearables.
Dr.-Ing. Tim Schmitz has successfully completed his oral doctoral examination on December 17th. Already on Friday, 13 December 2019, Dr. Schmitz reported on his work in a 45-minute presentation with the title:
"Continuous-Amplitude Error Protection of Discrete-Time Signals"