As we strive to change the race and gender balance of panels at academic conferences, we have been reaching out to underrepresented groups to invite submissions as part of our larger call for papers. We find that sometimes people just don’t know where to begin, and it’s time to change that!
Join panelists Leslie Gaston-Bird, Jamie Angus, and Bert Kraaijpoel for a walkthrough of how to submit an abstract, précis, and paper to an academic conference.
SoundGirls / AES “How To Submit a Paper”
Jan 15, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (England)
- 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (England)
- 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern)
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Central)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain)
- 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific)
Leslie Gaston-Bird (AMPS, M.P.S.E.) is the author of the book “Women in Audio”, part of the AES Presents series and published by Focal Press (Routledge). She is a voting member of the Recording Academy (The Grammys®). Currently, she is a freelance re-recording mixer and sound editor and owner of Mix Messiah Productions specializing in 5.1 mixing. Prior to that, she was a tenured Associate Professor of Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver (2005-2018) where she also served as Chair of the Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies. She led groups of Recording Arts students in study abroad courses in England, Germany, and Italy which included participation in AES Conventions. Leslie has done research on audio for planetariums, multichannel audio on Blu-Ray, and a comparison of multichannel codecs that was published in the AES Journal (Gaston, L. and Sanders, R. (2008), “Evaluation of HE-AAC, AC-3, and E-AC-3 Codecs”, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society of America, 56(3)).
With a mixed technical/musical background Bert started his audio career as a recording engineer in the 1980s, the beginning of the digital era. He was mainly recording and editing classical music and jazz. He developed secondary activities, establishing professional training programs in audio technology, initially for broadcast engineers and later expanding to other audio (-visual) companies. At present Bert is a full-time lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy and at the Royal Conservatory, mainly lecturing in the areas of electro-acoustics and psychoacoustics.
Bert has been an AES member for over 25 years and during that period he has a long history as a committee member for the Dutch AES Section. He has served as its Secretary for the past 10 years. He has organized a multitude of section meetings and tutorials on various audio-related subjects and presented tutorials on microphones and digital audio. He is pro-active in encouraging communication with the student community.
Bert served as a member of the convention committee for the 124th AES Convention in Amsterdam in May 2008. In his spare time, Bert is a baritone singer in one of the larger choirs of the Hague and he is also an enthousiastic amateur photographer.
Professor Emerita of Audio Technology at Salford University. Her interest in audio was crystallized at age 11 when she visited the WOR studios in NYC on a school trip in 1967. After this she was hooked, and spent much of her free time studying audio, radio, synthesizers, and loudspeakers, and even managed to build some!
After secondary education in Scotland, in 1973 she attended the University of Lethbridge in Alberta Canada. There, in addition to her studies in physics, music, computing, drama, philosophy, and english composition, she repaired their VCS3 synthesizer, and so obtained coveted access to the electronic music lab.
She then studied electronics at Kent (UK) doing her BSc and Ph.D. there from 1974 to 1980. During her Ph.D. study, she became interested in A/D conversion, and worked on a sigma-delta approach, but had to give it up to concentrate on her Thesis topic of designing a general-purpose Digital Signal Processor. After her Ph.D., she joined Standard Telecommunications Laboratories, which invented optical fibres and PCM. There she worked on integrated optics, speech coding, speech synthesis, and recognition in the early 80s, and invented a novel 32kBits speech coding method. She has been active in audio and acoustic research since then.
She was appointed as the BT Lecturer at the University of York in 1983, to develop the first integrated masters (Meng) in Electronic and Communication Engineering in conjunction with British Telecom. She then co-created the UK’s first Music Technology course in 1986 when it was considered a “silly idea”! She is the inventor of; modulated, wideband and absorbing diffusers, direct processing of Super Audio CD signals, and one of the first 4-channel digital tape recorders. She has done work on signal processing, analogue circuits, and numerous other audio technology topics. She teaches audio and video signal processing, Psychoacoustics, Sound reproduction, studio design, audio, and video coding, and loudspeaker and microphone design. She has co-written two textbooks and has authored, or co-authored over 200 journal and conference papers and 4 patents. She is currently investigating environmentally friendly audio technology. She has been awarded; the AES Silver medal, an AES fellowship, and the IOA Peter Barnet Memorial prize, for her contributions to audio, acoustics, and education.
For relaxation she likes playing drums and dancing, but not usually at the same time.