The 29th AES Conference, Audio for Digital Mobile and Handheld Devices, convenes September 2 to 4, 2006 at the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
It will be the first official 'Audio Engineering Society' conference to be held in Asia and the first AES conference dedicated solely to digital audio for mobile and handheld systems (the 18th Conference in 2001 was devoted to audio for information appliances); these systems are becoming a significant sector of the digital audio and music industries.
Seoul is an ideal and timely event location where DMB (Digital Media Broadcasting), the world’s first handheld digital TV network and the WIBRO, the world’s first mobile broadband Internet service are already in operation.
The first MP3 players were designed and built here. On the streets and trains of Seoul you will see many young people typing text messages on advanced, feature-rich mobile phones while listening to music on their MP3 players. Seoul is one of the best cities in the world for seeing and experiencing the most advanced implementations of mobile and handheld devices.
In essence, this gathering brings together audio engineering and mobile telecommunications.
Recently, the worldwide market for digital audio for personal and handheld applications has expanded significantly. The broad consumer use of MP3 players has had a profound impact on the industry, as MP3 players have now become the must-have personal music system for people of all ages and lifestyles.
The evolution of mobile phones from just simple voice communication tools to multifunction multimedia devices has made personal audio systems even more ubiquitous.
The music industry is changing to digital accordingly; sales of music downloads via the Internet or wireless phone networks have skyrocketed.
John Oh, 29th Conference chair, and his committee believe that this timely conference will help people from different disciplines share current state-of-the-art technology and audio research in the fastest growing sector of the industry.
The technical program has been arranged by Sang-il Park and Kyungwhoon Cheun in their role as co-chairmen.
Check for updates at http://www.aes.org/events/29/
Meanwhile, [Digital Broadcasters Vendor News Asia] in the following posts, presents the abstracts and presenters of the papers to highlight the significance of the AES event taking place September 2 to 4, 2006 at the Seoul National University Campus.