AES 2023 International Conference on Spatial and Immersive Audio

Call for Submissions

Spatial/immersive audio is one of the hottest topics in the audio industry, creative and research communities right now. With the advance of multichannel/object-based audio and binaural audio technologies, spatial audio is becoming more and more accessible to the general public.

Although spatial audio has been researched and developed over several decades, it has only been several years since it has become a major interest to the general public, thanks to commercial services available on streaming services and mobile devices.

Immersive audio is another term that is often used as a synonym to spatial audio, but the true potential of spatial audio to provide a fully immersive experience has not been fully explored yet. To maximise industrial and societal impacts of spatial audio, now is the time for the industry and beyond to get together for this years AES International Conference on Spatial and Immersive Audio!

Join us at the University of Huddersfield, with its cutting edge facilities, for 3 days of workshops, demonstrations, peer reviewed papers and in-person networking.

Updated: May 19, 2023


Key Details:

AES 2023 International Conference on Spatial and Immersive Audio

University of Huddersfield
Queensgate, Huddersfield, UK
August 23 - 25, 2023

Convention Co-Chairs:
Hyunkook Lee, Franz Zotter

Click here to submit a Peer-Reviewed Paper (Category 1): submissions are closed

Click here to submit an Extended Summary Proposal (Category 2): submissions are closed

Key dates:

Note: This is an in-person event only, there will be no online presentations.

Peer Reviewed Paper (Category 1)
Submission Deadline


Extended Summary (Category 2)
Submission Deadline


Extended Summary (Category 2)  Acceptance Notification

May 12, 2023

Peer Reviewed Paper (Category 1)  Acceptance Notification

May 12, 2023

Papers Final Manuscript Deadline (Categories 1&2)

June 23, 2023

Workshops/Tutorials Submission Deadline


Acceptance Decision

May 5, 2023

(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.)

Updated: December 15, 2022

Submission Guidelines

The Audio Engineering Society is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the audio community. We encourage submissions to AES events from all audio professionals. We welcome diverse genres, embrace emergent audio fields and research, and strive to radiate inclusiveness to all.

Proposals describing work in the area of Spatial and Immersive Audio will be considered for inclusion in the conference 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.

Call for Papers

Papers Co-Chairs: Steve Fenton, Gavin Kearney Contact Papers Co-Chairs

Peer Reviewed Papers (Category 1)

Authors are asked to submit a complete manuscript of 8-10 pages to the submission site by April 10, 2023. These complete manuscript papers will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field and the authors will be notified of acceptance by May 12, 2023. Final manuscripts with revisions requested by the reviewers have to be submitted before June 23, 2023.

If rejected as Category 1, it may still be accepted as Category 2.

We will be using blind reviews for this Conference.

Downloadable Templates

AES uses blind reviewing, there is no field for author names on the templates. Please do not put author names. New templates will be sent at the time of acceptance,  to authors whose papers are accepted.

Downloadable template Peer Reviewed Paper, Category 1, LaTeX

Downloadable template Peer Reviewed Paper, Category 1, Word

**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.

Extended Summary Proposal (Category 2)

Authors are asked to submit an extended summary of 300-750 words by April 10, 2023. These proposals will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field and the authors will be notified of acceptance by May 12, 2023.  The complete paper will not be peer reviewed. Final manuscripts of 4-8 pages have to be submitted before June 23, 2023.


Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. The papers will be published in the AES E-Library no earlier than 10 days before the conference starts.

AES Conference and Convention papers are also listed in Scopus.

Open Access

Authors will have the option of submitting Open Access papers. For further information see

Call for Workshops

Workshops Co-Chairs: Austin Moore, Dale Johnson   Contact Workshops Co-Chairs

Workshops will complement the conference paper sessions by providing panel discussions, presentations and lectures led by experts in the field. These sessions will provide in-depth yet practical discussions related to spatial and immersive audio. Workshop proposals should include: title, abstract (60 to 120 words), and description (up to 500). The submission should include the number and names of presenters involved, format of the presentation (single presenter, panel, round-table, etc.), preferred duration of the presentation, and a list of topics to be covered and technical requirements.  The Workshop submission deadline is April 3, 2023. Notices of accepted workshops will be sent out no later than April 21, 2023.

Proposed Topics

  • Spatial audio psychoacoustics
  • Spatial audio recording/mixing/mastering
  • Binaural audio perception and rendering
  • Virtual acoustics for 3D audio
  • Audio for extended reality (XR) / metaverse
  • Spatial audio for vehicles
  • Spatial audio for games
  • Spatial audio for live event
  • Spatial audio for movies
  • Spatial sound design and music composition
  • Evaluation of immersive audio experience
  • Usability of spatial audio tools
  • Immersive audio over network
  • Machine learning and AI in immersive audio
  • HCI in immersive audio

Registration Requirements

Peer Reviewed and Extended Summary Papers

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 Conference. The presenting author will be required to pay a Presenting Author Fee at the following applicable rate:

  • AES members (Life member/Fellow/Member/Associate categories): $355
  • AES student members: $200
  • Non AES members: $480

These amounts are required payment for all Presenting Authors. No additional registration fee will be required. Presenting Authors payment instructions will be sent out with the acceptance information.

Authors presenting more than one paper are only required to pay one Presenting Author Fee.

Co-authors of a paper are welcome, and encouraged, to attend but should register via the public registration website.


All Workshop presenters are required to pay a conference registration fee at the following applicable rate:

  • AES members (Life member/Fellow/ Member/Associate categories): $240
  • Non AES members: $365

Instructions will be sent with the acceptance information.

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