Kategorie: ‘Conferences’

Aachen Acoustics Colloquium 2023

24. November 2023 | von

Next week the 14th Aachen Acoustics Colloquium will take place at Parkhotel Quellenhof in Aachen. On Tuesday, November, 28th and Wednesday, November, 29th, the scientific program includes 22 interesting presentations about current research within the area of automotive acoustics, accompanied by a technical exhibition from various companies and research institutes. A detailed overview of the program can be found in this PDF.

Our Institute contributes to two presentation to this conference:

  • Mark Müller-Giebeler: “FE-Based Inverse Approach to Determine Complex Acoustic Material Parameters in Alpha Cabins”
  • Chalotorn Möhlmann: “Holistic Approach for Aurally Accurate Road Traffic Noise Reduction by Adaption of Traffic Routes and Infrastructure Planning” (together with Carolin Schliephake, part of the BalSaM project)

Registration for the on-site participation this event is no longer available, but the registration for online participation is still possible on the AAC website.

International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics 2023 in Athens

17. November 2023 | von

From September 28th to 30th, the Institute of Acoustics has held the 11th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, Greece. Jonas Heck and Josep Llorca-Bofí as well as our alumnus Ingo Witew presented their research in the field of concert halls and room acoustics:

  • Jonas Heck, Josep Llorca-Bofí and Michael Vorländer: Concert Halls in Virtual Reality – From Audio-visual Perception to a Common Vocabulary
  • Ingo Witew and Michael Vorländer: Measurements in room acoustics – How good are we at it?

On the first conference day, Jonas Heck and Josep Llorca-Bofí organized a round table to discuss the importance of descriptive vocabulary which can be used to depict the perception in concert halls. The poster „Concert Halls in Virtual Reality – From Audio-visual Perception to a Common Vocabulary“ was accompanied by a demonstration of a recent experiment in virtual reality. It was very well received by the delegates who selected it for the first poster prize.

DAGA 2024 Travel Grants

14. November 2023 | von

Die Gesellschaft für Technische Akustik (GfTA e.V.) möchte Studierende des IHTAs unterstützen an der kommenden Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA 2024) teilzunehmen. Diese findet vom 18. bis zum 21. März 2024 in Hannover statt und bietet eine sehr spannende Möglichkeit, erste Erfahrungen bei wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen zu sammeln.

Die GfTA fördert in diesem Jahr zwei Studierende mit einen Reisezuschuss (Travel grant) in Höhe von jeweils 250€. Kandidat*innen müssen keinen wissenschaftlichen Beitrag bei der Konferenz einreichen, sollten aber zuvor noch keine DAGA-Konferenz besucht haben und an mind. einer Lehrveranstaltung am IHTA teilgenommen oder eine Abschlussarbeit angefertigt haben / aktuell anfertigen.

Um Dich für den Travel grant zu bewerben, schreibe eine Email an Lukas Aspöck und erkläre in ein oder zwei Sätzen, warum Du motiviert bist an einer Akustik-Konferenz teilzunehmen. Die Deadline für Bewerbungen ist der 14.12.2023, die Bekanntgabe findet bei der IHTA-Weihnachtsfeier am 19.12.2023 statt.

Research trip to Santiago de Chile

23. Oktober 2023 | von

From October 10th to October 13th 2023, Lukas Aspöck participated in the workshop “Digital transformation in the development of rehabilitation sciences: the current challenge to use state-of-the-art technology” on behalf of the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics.

The workshop was held in Santiago de Chile and Valparaíso and was mainly hosted and organized by the Universidad San Sebastián.  The program included many interesting presentations by national and international researchers related to machine learning, virtual reality and the development of sensors and tools which can be applied within different fields of rehabilitation and related research. As part of the workshop, the researchers also visited various facilities, ranging from laboratories and workshops for speech therapy and audiology to a healthcare unit for physical rehabilitation and the research and technology transfer center AC3E of the Federico Santa María Technical University.

Lukas contributed to the event by giving a 60-minute presentation with the topic “Virtual reality environments for research in acoustics and audiology”. The slides of this presentation are available here.

Many thanks to our former colleague Rhoddy Viveros for the organization and the invitation to this event. Thanks also to the rest of the organization team, which was led by Carla Contreras and also included Sandra Rojas, Matías Zañartu and Cristhian Mendoza. The event was funded by the Chilean National Research and Development Agency (International Linkage FOVI220126).

Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung 2023

16. Oktober 2023 | von

Im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung 2023 in Saarbrücken fand am 5. Oktober 2023 ein Marktplatz aktueller Forschung statt, in der Methoden und Werkzeuge für die digitale Musikforschung präsentiert werden konnten. Im Zuge der Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Stefan Morent von der Universität im Projekt „Sacred Sound – Sacred Space“ demonstrierten unsere Mitarbeitenden Carolin Breuer und Pascal Palenda die Möglichkeiten, Räume akustische zu simulieren und auralisieren, in virtuelle Räume hinzusingen oder zu musizieren, sowie Räume in der Virtuellen Realität mit Hilfe eines Head-Mounted-Displays interaktiv akustisch-visuell erlebbar zu machen.

Stand bei der Jahrestagung für Musikforschung. Foto: Martin Albrecht-Hohmaier

Forum Acusticum 2023 in Torino

07. September 2023 | von

Between the 11th and 15th of September, the 10th Convention of the European Acoustics Association Forum Acusticum 2023 takes place in Torino, Italy. IHTA is contributing to the convention with the organization of six sessions and 17 presentations:

Monday, 11.09:

  • Session A11-01: Spatial Hearing: Modeling and Applications, Organizers: P. Majdak & J. Fels
  • Session A12-08: Real World Implementation of Innovative Acoustic Surfaces, Room R3
    • 18:00 – A. Heimes, L. Pan, M. Vorländer, Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Surface Scattering – Part 1
    • 18:20 – L. Pan, A. Heimes, M. Vorländer, Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Surface Scattering – Part 2
  • Session A12-14: Accuracy in Room Acoustic Modelling, Organizers: L. Aspöck, G. Fratoni
  • Session A14-05: Soundscape Assessment and Mapping (Indicators, Descriptors and Metrics), and Virtual/Augmented Realitiy Tools for Soundscape Studies, Room R1b
    • 18:00 – J. Llorca-Bofí, J. Heck, M. Vorländer, Relating Individual Soundscape Attributes with Isovist Space Syntax Indices
  • Session A22-01: Education in Acoustics and Role of Social Media in Outreaching of Acoustics Topics, Room 7I
    • 15:20 – E. Abi Raad, M. Argotti, S. Duran, E. Fasllija, T. Lobato, K. Loh , G. McLachlan, D. Pereira, G. Puglisi, Three Years of EAA’s Young Acousticians Network in Social Media


Tuesday, 12.09:

  • Session A11-02: Virtual Reality and Hearing Research, Organizers: J. Fels & L. Picinali
  • Session A12-02/A13-04: New Trends in Room Acoustic Measurements (Including Arrays and Signals Processing), Room R4
    • 17:20 – I. Witew, M. Vorländer, Using a Multilateration Strategy to Determine the Sensor Positions in Acoustic Array Measurements
  • Session A12-03: Innovations in Sound Absorption Measuring Techniques, Including Reverberation Room Measurements, Organizers: M. Müller-Giebeler, C. Nocke, & C. Scrosati
  • Session A12-05: Acoustical Needs for Comfortable and Inclusive Learning Spaces, Room R3
    • 14:20 – K. Loh, J. Seitz, H. Braren, J.Fels, Speech Transmission Index Measured Using Adult and Children Head and Torso Simulators


Wednesday, 13.09:

  • Session A12-06: Open Plan Offices, Room R4, Organizers: M. Yadav & V. Hongisto
    • 18:00 – M. Yadav, M. Georgi, L. Leist, M. Klatte, S. Schlittmeier, J. Fels, Investigating the Effect of Realistic Sound Absorption Variations in Open-Plan Office Simulations on Short-Term Memory Performance
  • Session A15-05: Cognitive Aspect of Speech Production and Perception, Room 5I
    • 11:20 – I. S. Schiller, A. Bönsch, J.Ehret, C. Breuer, L. Aspöck, Does a Talker’s Voice Quality Affect University Students’ Listening Effort in a Virtual Seminar Room?
    • 14:00 – J. Seitz, K. Loh, J. Fels, Design of a Child-Appropriate Dual-Task Paradigm Examining the Influence of Different Noise Conditions on Listening Effort in Adults
  • Session A22-05: Activities in Acoustics of European Research Centers and Companies During the 20th Century
    • 10:40 – M. Vorländer, J. Fels, 60 Years’ Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University


Thursday, 14.09:

  • Session A12-04: Stage Acoustics and Rehearsal Spaces, Room R3
    • 09:20 – E. Accolti, L. Aspöck, M. Vorländer, An Approach Towards Virtual Stage Experiments
  • Session A21: Virtual Acoustics, Theme Organizers: M. Vorländer & L. Tronchin
  • Session A21-01: Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments, Room R4, Organizers: J. Fels & J. Balint
    • 12:40 – J. Balint, A. Raake, J. Fels, First Steps Towards a Metadata Scheme for Auditory Cognition Experiments in VR
    • 14:40 – D. Oberfeld, N. Kalmbach, C. Von Castell, S. Boustila, L. Aspöck, D. Bechmann, Reverberation Makes Interior Spaces Appear Larger
    • 15:20 – L. J. Vollmer, C. A. Ermert, J. Fels, Temporal Mismatch Effects in Short-Term Memory of Audio-Visually Presented Spoken Digits
    • 15:40 – C. Breuer, L. Leist, S. Fremerey, A. Raake, M. Klatte, J. Fels, Towards Investigating Listening Comprehension in Virtual Reality


Friday, 15.09:

  • Session A21-02: Environmental Noise Auralization, Room R4
    • 08:20 – J. Heck, C. Dreier, J. Llorca-Bofí, M. Vorländer, Studying Outdoor Impulse Responses at IHTA Park: Simulated vs. Measured
    • 10:00 – P. Palenda, P. Schäfer, M. Vorländer, Auralization of Dynamic Urban Environments including Diffraction and Reflection using Virtual Acoustics


In the time leading up to Forum Acusticum,  Karin Loh presented A Concept to Evaluate Activity-Based Acoustic Settings in Preschools for Children Aged Three to Six (co-authors: Julia Seitz, Frederike Rust, and Janina Fels) at Internoise 2023 which took place between August 20th and 23rd in Chiba, Japan. Further, at I3DA (September 5th to 7th, Bologna – Italy), Pascal Palenda will give a talk on a Setup for Chior Recordings in Virtual Churches (co-authors: Lukas Aspöck, Stefan Morent, and Michael Vorländer).

We are also happy to contribute to the EAA Summer School in Torino, which takes place between September 8th and 10th, immediately before Forum Acusticum. In two Hot Topics Auralization and Toolboxes for Auditory and Psychoacoustic Research students will get valuable input from Lukas Aspöck and Janina Fels.

Finally, we congratulate Julia Seitz on receiving the EAA Travel Grant for Forum Acusticum!

POSTER 2023 Conference in Prag

09. Juni 2023 | von

Mid last month, three of our Ph.D. students had the opportunity to present their work at the 27th International Student Conference on Electrical Engineering (POSTER 2023) in Prague, which is organized by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU Prague.

In the Best Poster Award,  Jonas Heck and his co-author Christian Dreier achieved the fourth place in the session „History of Science“ with their contribution „Towards an Immersive Audio-visual Model of Copacabana for Future Urban Studies“.

Cosima A. Ermert was awarded with the second place in the session „Communications“ with her work on „Short-Term Memory Performance under Gender and Spatial Audio-Visual Mismatch“.

Anthor second place went to Julia Seitz and her co-author Karin Loh for their poster on „A Listening Experiment to Study Intentional Switching of Auditory Selective Attention in Preschool Children“ in the session „Natural Science“.

We congratulate on behalf of the IHTA! More photos are available on the conference website.

Studienpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Akustik 2023 an Julia Seitz

21. April 2023 | von

Im Rahmen der DAGA 2023 in Hamburg wurde der DEGA Studienpreis an M.Sc. Julia Seitz für Ihre herausragende Masterarbeit „Intentional Switching of Spatial Auditory Selective Attention in Preschool Children“ verliehen. Wir gratulieren!

DAGA 2023 in Hamburg – 49th Annual Conference on Acoustics

19. April 2023 | von

The 49th Annual Conference on Acoustics DAGA took place from March 6th to March 9th 2023, in Hamburg. The IHTA was represented there with 22 presentations and seven posters. The researchers presented their work in eleven different subject areas. This shows the broad range of topics the Institute covers in hearing technology and acoustics.

During the conference, the technical committees of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA) met. In the technical committee Hörtechnik (Hearing Acoustics) Professor Janina Fels handed over the chair position after six years. Besides, the technical group Junge DEGA selected Simon Kersten as its new chairman. Jonas Heck, who was elected as deputy, supports him in this position.

After the dinner at the social evening on Wednesday, the IHTA Band performed two songs from their repertoire. On Thursday, a small group took the opportunity to participate in an excursion to the Elbphilharmonie. Not only the grand hall was visited, but also the rooftop was climbed.

DAGA 2023 – 49. Jahrestagung für Akustik

03. März 2023 | von

Again, IHTA is joining DAGA in Hamburg with interesting contributions from March, 6th, to March, 8th, 2023. We are delighted to invite to our presentations and posters. In total, IHTA members will be represented with 27 contributions (22 presentations and 5 posters):

Tuesday, March 7th
Jonas Heck,
Josep Llorca-Bofí, Aakriti Jain, Michael Vorländer
Text mining of audio-visual descriptors for concert halls Raumakustik 1 – Qualitätsfragen und Fallstudien A 14:00 Saal X 1-2
Lukas Vollmer, Elisabeta Balla, Björn Kampa, Janina Fels The Auditory Mismatch Negativity as an EEG-derived Measure of Predictive Coding Psychoakustik 14:20 Saal X 7-8
Lukas Aspöck, Michael Vorländer,
Anne Heimes,  Andreas Herweg, Olivier Dazel
An online course about acoustic simulations and auralization Lehre der Akustik 15:00 Saal Y 4
Shaimaa Doma,
Cosima Ermert, Janina Fels
On the monaural contribution to HRTF discrimination Perceptual Optimization of Dynamic Binaural Rendering 2 16:40 Saal Y 9
Lara Stürenburg, Hark Braren, Lukas Aspöck, Janina Fels Akustische Vermessung einer Wärmepumpe für Hörexperimente und Simulationen Strömungsakustik in der Energiewende 17:20 Saal X 9-10
Wednesday, March 8th
Marco Berzborn, Michael Vorländer Analytic Model Based Analysis of Modal Sound Field Decay Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation A 09:00 Saal X 1-2
Thomas Deutsch, Janina Fels Evaluating Models for the Simulation of Cochlear Hearing Loss Audiologische Akustik 3 – Charakterisierung des Hörsystems 10:00 Saal Y 5
Pascal Palenda,
Michael Kohnen, Michael Vorländer
Influence of Position Mismatch on the Perception of Early Reflections of One’s Own Voice Virtuelle Akustik 1 10:40 Saal X 11-12
Karin Loh, Edina Fintor, Sophie Nolden, Janina Fels Comparing Children’s and Adults’ Intentional Switching of Auditory Selective Attention in Spatial and Noisy Acoustic Environments Psychoakustik 14:00 Saal X 7-8
Julia Seitz, Karin Loh, Sophie Nolden, Janina Fels Investigating Intentional Switching of Spatial Auditory Selective Attention in an Experiment with Preschool Children Psychoakustik 14:20 Saal X 7-8
Hark Braren, Janina Fels Individualized Head-related Transfer Functions for Children Virtuelle Akustik 3 16:40 Saal X 11-12
Mark Müller-Giebeler, Michael Vorländer Präzise Modellierung diffuser Schallfelder zur inversen Bestimmung akustischer Materialparameter Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation B 17:40 Saal X 1-2
Anne Heimes,
Michael Vorländer
Measurement setup design for scattering patterns based on numerical simulations Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation B 18:20 Saal X 1-2
Ingo Witew, Michael Vorländer Wie genau müssen Messpositionen für reproduzierbare Klarheitsmaß Messungen definiert werden? Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation B Saal   X 1-2
Thursday,   March 9th
Chinthusa Mohanathasan, Jonathan Ehret, Cosima A. Ermert, Janina Fels,
Torsten W. Kuhle,
Sabine J. Schlittmeiers
Towards More Realistic Listening Research in Virtual Environments: The Effect of Spatial Position of Two Talkers in Conversations on Memory and Listening Effort SPP2236 – Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments 1 09:20 Saal Y 5
Josep Llorca-Bofí,
Jonas Heck, Michael Vorländer
Reproducibility Exploration of Individual Vocabulary Profiles on Urban Soundscapes: Driescher Hof, Aachen Soundscape 09:40 Saal X 5-6
Cosima A. Ermert,
Jonathan Ehret,
Torsten W. Kuhlen,
Chinthusa Mohanathasan, Sabine J. Schlittmeier,
Janina Fels
Audio-visual content mismatches in the serial recall paradigm SPP2236 – Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments 1 09:50 Saal Y 5
Chalotorn Möhlmann,
Simon Kersten,
Michael Vorländer
Finite Element Simulation of the Occlusion Effect in the Ear Canal Assisted Hearing – Testing, Models, Quality 1 10:00 Saal X 11-12
Lukas Aspöck, Stefan Morent, Michael Vorländer Simulated reverberation for choir recordings in virtual churches Raumakustik 10:20 Plenarsaal
Simon Kersten, Henning Taschke, Michael Vorländer Fluid Motion and Pressure Distribution in the Human Inner Ear during Bone Conduction Hearing Assisted Hearing – Testing, Models, Quality 1 10:20 Saal X 11-12
Carolin Breuer,
Stephan Fremerey, Larissa Leist, Maria Klatte,
Alexander Raake, Janina Fels
Investigating the Influence of Visual Distractors on the Voluntary Switchtig of Auditory Selective Attention in Virtual Reality SPP2236 – Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments 1 10:40 Saal Y 5
Elie Abi Raad,
Jose Maria Gomez Belmonte, Michael Vorländer
Frequency response characterization of the welding process in Ultrasonic Metal Welding Structure-borne sound 16:00 Saa Y6
Wednesday, March 8th
Stefan Winkelmann,
Lara Stürenburg, Isabel S. Schiller, Janina Fels,
Sabine J. Schlittmeier
Subjektiver akustischer Komfort von Luftdurchlässen für Gebäudelüftungen Psychoakustik 15:40-16:20

Foyer Z, Posterinsel H

Marco Wegener, Jonas Heck, Josep Llorca-Bofí, Rouben Rehman, Christian Dreier, Philipp Schäfer, Michael Vorländer

Introducing an Unreal Engine toolkit for audio-visual perception studies in the virtual lab IHTApark Virtuelle Akustik
(Late Poster)

Foyer Z, Posterinsel Q

Thursday, March 9th
Frederike Rust, Karin Loh, Lukas Aspöck, Janina Fels Auswirkung akustischer Maßnahmen auf das Lärmempfinden im Klassenraum Raumakustik
(Late Poster)
11:00-11:40 Foyer Z, Posterinsel R
Jianliang Gao, Ingo Witew, Lukas Aspöck, Michael Vorländer, S. K. Tang Global sound field estimation of a theatre using an efficient multi-channel room acoustic measurement system Raumakustik
(Late Poster)

Foyer Z, Posterinsel R

Lili Pan, Jianliang Gao, Yuezhe Zhao An optimized procedure for random-incidence scattering coefficient measurement in 1:10 scaled reverberation room Raumakustik
(Late Poster)

Foyer Z, Posterinsel R

An overview of all contributions and updated information can be found in the DAGA 2023 App.

We are looking forward to seeing you at DAGA 2023!

DAGA 2023 Travel Grants

04. November 2022 | von

Die Gesellschaft für Technische Akustik (GfTA e.V.) möchte Studierende des IHTAs unterstützen an der kommenden Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA 2023) teilzunehmen. Diese findet vom 6. bis zum 9. März 2022 in Hamburg statt und bietet eine sehr gute Möglichkeit, erste Erfahrungen bei wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen zu sammeln.

Die GfTA fördert in diesem Jahr bis zu drei Studierende durch einen Reisezuschuss (Travel grant) in Höhe von jeweils 250€. Kandidat*innen müssen keinen wissenschaftlichen Beitrag bei der Konferenz einreichen, sollten aber zuvor noch keine DAGA-Konferenz besucht haben und an einer Lehrveranstaltung am IHTA teilgenommen haben.

Um Dich für den Travel grant zu bewerben, schreibe eine Email an Lukas Aspöck und erkläre in ein oder zwei Sätzen, warum Du motiviert bist an einer Akustik-Konferenz teilzunehmen. Die Deadline für Bewerbungen ist der 2.12.2022.

International Congress on Acoustics ICA 2022

03. November 2022 | von

The Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics looks back on a very enjoyable and successful 24th International Congress on Acoustics ICA 2022 in Gyeongju, South Korea. IHTA was present with a total of 10 delegates and actively contributed to the program with two theme organizers, five special session organizers, 10 oral presentations, and one plenary lecture. The conference was an excellent event to meet the international acoustic community in real life again.

The full proceedings of the conference are available for download on the ICA 2022 website.

IHTA at the BauSIM conference in Weimar

22. September 2022 | von

From the 20th to the 22nd September 2022, the BauSIM conference took place. The scientific core topic of the conference is traditionally the energetic simulation in the building sector and offers an ideal discussion forum for experts from science and industry for mutual exchange. The conference is organized by the and IBSPA Germany-Austria, member of the International Building and Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) This year’s conference introduced a new session on acoustic simulation topics, and our institute was present.

In particular, our Junior Principal Investigator Dr. Josep Llorca-Bofí, from the PAAD group was invited as key-note speaker, talking about The city – A machine for noise? Virtual acoustics in architectural design research. Together with our PhD student M. Sc. Jonas Heck and  Professor Michael Vorländer, the following research paper was presented: 3D photogrammetry for auralization – An approach for geometry simplification and material categorization.


junge DEGA Workshop 2022 in Stuttgart

12. September 2022 | von

From 2nd to 4th September 2022, after a three-years break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the “junge DEGA Herbstworkshop” took place in Stuttgart, like the DAGA conference earlier this year. Junge DEGA is a sub-group of the German Acoustical Society with the mission to connect students, PhDs and young professionals in the domain of acoustics. It organizes special sessions and panel discussions during the Annual German Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), providing information on research funding opportunities and job entry. Furthermore, junge DEGA offers a mentoring program with active participation from industry and academia.

Two PhD students of the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics, Simon Kersten and Jonas Heck, as well as Nils Rummler, recently graduated bachelor student, participated in this year’s workshop. The program started with visits at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP and the Center for Building Physics (ZfB, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart). Furthermore, it consisted of short presentations given by the participants, a plenary meeting of the junge DEGA group to plan the following year’s activities and a guided visit of the new main station construction site (known as Stuttgart 21) with a focus on noise and vibration control. The weekend was concluded with a hands-on workshop on building a loudspeaker from residual materials and competing for the highest sound pressure level.

Pictures from the workshop can be found in the gallery below.


Inter-noise 2022 in Glasgow

08. September 2022 | von

This year’s inter-noise conference took place from August 21st to 24th in Glasgow, Scotland. More than 1000 delegates participated in this conference and presented interesting research in the field of acoustics and noise. Highlights of the conference included key note talks by Lily Wang (University of Nebraska–Lincoln) on indoor acoustic conditions and by the Salford Group (Andy Moorhouse, Andy Elliott and Josh Meggitt) on virtual acoustic prototypes.

Four researchers of the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics travelled to the conference and presented the following research papers:

The full conference proceedings are also available for download here.

The interesting scientific program was accompanied by an entertaining social program as well as various early career events, which helped many of the younger participants to connect with each other. The International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (i-ince) also supported young researchers by providing travel grants, one of which was received by Elie Abi Raad. Congratulations, Elie, to this grant.

Pictures from the conference including the grant ceremony can be found in the gallery below.

IHTA at the POSTER 2022 Conference

04. September 2022 | von

After a break of three years due to the pandemic, this year in May, the 26th International Student Conference on Electrical Engineering POSTER 2022 was held in Prague, Czech Republic. This annual event in Czech’s capital city is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain first experiences at an international conference and strengthens the relationship between CTU Prague and RWTH Aachen University.

Three Phd students of the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics presented scientific work in Prague:

  • Anne Heimes: Virtual reality environments for soundscape research
  • Carolin Reimers: Investigating the Auditory Selective Attention Switch in Virtual Reality
  • Lukas Vollmer: Evaluating Spatial Audio for Hearing Aid Applications

We are happy to report that the work by Anne Heimes was selected by a jury as the best paper in the category Informatics and Cybernetics. Congratulations to Anne for this award!

Pictures of the event can be found on the conference’s website.

Early Career Presenter Award at the 182nd ASA Meeting

23. Juni 2022 | von

The 182nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) was held in Denver, Colorado, from 23- 27 May 2022. At the conference, our PhD student Simon Kersten was honored with the Early Career Presenter Award by the Computational Acoustics Technical Committee of the ASA for his presentation on “Influence of the Model Parameters for the Finite Element Simulation of Bone Conduction in the Human Head”.

In this work, the influence of the various material parameters that are to be determined for finite-element models of human heads in bone conduction research was illustrated using a simple ellipsoid model. This research is part of the CRC 1330 HAPPAA funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Congratulations to Simon for this award!


Euronoise 2021 – EAA e-Congress

26. Oktober 2021 | von

EURONOISE 2021 has started today and of course IHTA is also represented with interesting talks!

Unfortunately it was not possible to meet in person on Madeira and we are faced with a nicely organized online event. You can find a list of all IHTA’s talks below (The time zone of the program is UTC/GMT+0, Lisbon time zone):

Monday, October 25th, 2021

  • 15.40, Room PORTO MONIZ (room 5) – Investigating noise disturbance in open-plan offices using measurements of the room acoustics, and of the sound environment during occupancy – Manuj Yadav; Densil Cabrera; Jungsoo Kim; James Love; Jonothan Holmes; Janina Fels; Richard de Dear;[SS5]

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

  • 9.20, Room PORTO SANTO (room 3) – Challenges in interactive sound insulation auralization – Michael Vorländer;[SS17]
  • 11.20, Room PORTO SANTO (room 3) – Voice support from acoustically retroreflective surfaces – Densil Cabrera; Jonothan Holmes1; Shuai Lu1; Mary Rapp1; Manuj Yadav; [SS22]
  • 17.20, Room PORTO MONIZ (room 5) – Combined assessment of cognitive and physiological parameters in child-appropriate listening experiments – Karin Loh; Christoph Hoog Antink; Sophie Nolden; Janina Fels;[SS21]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

  • 14:20, Room FUNCHAL (room 2) – On the Estimation of Directional Decay Times in Reverberation Rooms – Marco Berzborn; Jamilla Balint; Michael Vorländer;[SS9]
  • 14:40, Room FUNCHAL (room 2) – Modeling the edge effect for inverse determination of porous absorbers using feed forward neural networks – Mark Müller-Giebeler; Michael Vorländer;[SS9]
  • 15:20, Room PORTO MONIZ (room 5) – Eigenfrequency analysis of the vibrating horn in Ultrasonic Metal Welding – Elie Abi Raad; Jose Maria Uribe; Michael Vorländer;[GS29]

More information can be found here: http://www.spacustica.pt/euronoise2021/

BASH 2021 – Joint Conference on Binaural and Spatial Hearing

18. Oktober 2021 | von

The 2nd joint conference on binaural and spatial hearing (BASH) was held on October 7th and 8th, 2021. The meeting took place virtually, featuring talks on behavior, modeling, physiology and virtual reality. On Friday, October 8th, Janina Fels and Carolin Reimers gave a presentation on a paradigm investigating auditory selective attention in a virtual classroom, which has been developed in the context of the project “Evaluating cognitive performance in classroom scenarios using audiovisual virtual reality – ECoClass-VR” . This project is part of the priority program SPP2236 – AUDICTIVE: Auditory Cognition in interactive virtual Environments funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – German Research Foundation. Next to exciting projects, AUDICTIVE also organizes workshops for the participating researchers, such as a visualization workshop offered by Martina Grigoleit, which has already been made use of during the BASH.

Young Professionals Grant at inter-noise 2021

24. September 2021 | von

From August 1st, 2021 until August 5th, 2021, the 50th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (inter-noise 2021) was held in online mode (originally it was planned to take place in Washington, DC).

Our PhD student Christian Dreier participated in this event and presented the paper Sound source modelling by nonnegative matrix factorisation for virtual reality applications. Related to this contribution, he was selected as a winner of the Young Professionals Grant Competition by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) – congratulations to Christian for this award!