Last year we were compelled to postpone the in-person DAFx2020 until 2021 (now known as DAFx20in21), so we organised a successful virtual DAFx2020: the eDAFx2020.
This year we will try again to have an in-person conference in the best tradition of DAFx's. Of course, should that not work out due to the sanitary situation, we will consider further postponement and/or the organisation of another virtual edition.
We thank all our generous sponsors, the authors who submitted excellent scientific work in 2020, the army of reviewers (over 200) who helped us select and improve the papers, as well as the keynote and tutorial speakers for holding their breath for one extra year.
Two books of DAFx2020 Proceedings are to be published. The first volume is available since September 2020. The second volume, which will reflect the present Call for Papers, will appear in September 2021.
A special issue on the JAES was planned to host selected DAFx papers and beyond to appear this year (see DAFx2020 JAES Call for Papers).
A further special issue is likely to be produced in 2022
All approved works in 2020 and 2021 are elegible to be presented in some form (oral or poster) at DAFx20in21.
Although we do not believe that any virtual experience could replace DAFx2020, we encouraged the authors of the accepted papers to provide short audiovisual presentations, on a voluntary basis. This was quite a successful quest: about 3/4 of the accepted papers were virtually presented during the eDAFx2020.
These audiovisual documents, together with links to the videos of the whole conference, are available in this website (see the eDAFx2020 section).
At eDAFx2020 we awarded the following prizes:
|ANTIDERIVATIVE ANTIALIASING IN NONLINEAR WAVE DIGITAL FILTERS
Davide Albertini, Alberto Bernardini and Augusto Sarti
|ENERGY-PRESERVING TIME-VARYING SCHROEDER ALLPASS FILTERS
Kurt James Werner
|PRACTICAL LINEAR AND EXPONENTIAL FREQUENCY MODULATION FOR DIGITAL MUSIC SYNTHESIS
The Digital Audio Effects conferences are meeting points for scientists, engineers, musicians and artists who are developing and applying technology to audio in all its forms.
The conference title originated from a European Union's COST-G6 project and the first public event, the DAFx'98 Workshop, took place in Barcelona. There is now a long standing tradition of DAFx. Besides DAFx conference proceedings, two editions of the Digital Audio Effects (DAFx) book have been published.
In the time, the original title has been given a much broader meaning encompassing all kind of sound and music information processing. Perhaps, we can agree that an Audio Effect is just about anything that sounds!
As with all DAFx conferences, the DAFx20in21 edition's programme will be a blend of oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers, keynote addresses, tutorials and demonstrations. There will be several social events held for the attendants, including a concert and the traditional banquet.
We regret we were not being able to do exactly the same in the eDAFx2020 virtual edition, but we tried as much as we could to make it into an enjoyable and interesting event.
This year we would have liked to organise a participants' jamsession as part of the concert. More info for the coordination of this event will be given in due time within DAFx20in21. Some instruments can be borrowed but if you play a special one and/or a unique effect, it will be necessary to bring it along with you.
The quinquennial Vienna Talk on Music Acoustics, which was to happen at the same venue right after DAFx2020, has been postponed to September 2022. So we will miss the close encounter but, hey, that may be a further occasion to see some of you in Vienna again.
The DAFx2020 conference (now in 21) is being organised by a team of people spanning several institutions in Vienna where active research on Sound and Music processing and Acoustics is performed. These are:
The DAFx 2020 multi-conference chair is Prof. Gianpaolo Evangelista (mdw), who already chaired the DAFx 2004 conference in Naples, Italy.