We are compelled to postpone in-person DAFx events until the COVID-19 pandemic is fully under control.
Last year we organised the first virtual DAFx ever: the eDAFx2020. Due to the persisting travel restrictions and uncertainties in the organisation of large events, this year we will host another virtual edition of DAFx: the DAFx20in21.
We thank all our generous sponsors, the authors for submitting excellent scientific work, the army of hundreds of reviewers for helping us select and improve the papers, as well as the keynote and tutorial speakers for holding their breath for extra years.
Three 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 2021 will be presented at DAFx20in21 in virtual form.
Although we do not believe that any virtual experience could replace in-person DAFx's, this year all the authors of the published papers will provide short audiovisual presentations. During the eDAFx2020 about 3/4 of the accepted papers were virtually presented on a voluntary basis. All approved works in 2020 which were not presented at eDAFx2020 are elegible to be presented in virtual form at DAFx20in21.
The 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!
Usually, DAFx conferences are a blend of oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers, keynote addresses, tutorials and demonstrations. Several social events are held for the attendants, including a concert and the traditional banquet.
We regret that we were not able to do exactly the same in the eDAFx2020 virtual edition and that we cannot fulfil our promise this year either. Nevertheless, we tried as much as we could to make DAFx20in21 into an enjoyable and interesting event.
This year too 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 DAFx20in22. 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 this close encounter can happen next year when we hope to see you in Vienna for DAFx20in22.
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 202y (y=0,1,...) multi-conference chair is Prof. Gianpaolo Evangelista (mdw), who already chaired the DAFx 2004 conference in Naples, Italy.