AABBA: An intellectual open group of scientists collaborating on development and applications of models of human spatial hearing
AABBA's goal is to promote exploration and development of binaural and spatial models and their applications.
AABBA members are academic scientists willing to participate in our activities. We meet annually for an open discussion and progress presentation, especially encouraging to bring in students and young scientists associated with members’ projects to our meetings. Our activities consolidate in joint publications and special sessions at international conferences. As a relevant tangible outcome, we provide validated (source) codes for published models of binaural and spatial hearing to our collection of auditory models, known as the auditory modeling toolbox (AMT).
Executive board: Piotr Majdak, Armin Kohlrausch, Ville Pulkki
- Regular members:
- Aachen: Janina Fels, ITA, RWTH Aachen
- Athens: Areti Andreopoulou, LabMAT, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Bochum: Dorothea Kolossa, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- Cardiff: John Culling, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
- Copenhagen: Torsten Dau & Tobias May, DTU, Lyngby
- Dresden: Ercan Altinsoy, TU Dresden
- Ghent: Sarah Verhulst, Ghent University
- Helsinki: Ville Pulkki, Aalto University
- Ilmenau: Alexander Raake, TU Ilmenau
- Kosice: Norbert Kopčo, Safarik University, Košice
- London: Lorenzo Picinali, Imperial College, London
- Lyon: Mathieu Lavandier, Université de Lyon
- Malaga: Arcadio Reyes Lecuona, Universidad de Malaga
- Milan: Federico Avanzini, LIM, University of Milano
- Munich I: Werner Hemmert, TUM, München
- Munich II: Bernhard Seeber, TUM, München
- Oldenburg I: Bernd Meyer, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg
- Oldenburg II: Mathias Dietz, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg
- Oldenburg-Eindhoven: Steven van de Par & Armin Kohlrausch, Universität, Oldenburg
- Paris: Brian Katz, Sorbonne Université, Paris
- Patras: John Mourjopoulos, University of Patras
- Rostock: Sascha Spors, Universität Rostock
- Sheffield: Guy Brown, The University of Sheffield, UK
- Tabriz: Masoud Geravanchizadeh, University of Tabriz, Iran
- Toulouse: Patrick Danès, Université de Toulouse
- Troy: Jonas Braasch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA
- Vienna: Bernhard Laback & Robert Baumgartner, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wien
- The AMT (Umbrella Project): Piotr Majdak, Clara Hollomey, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wien
Honorary member and founder: Jens Blauert
Annual meetings are held at the beginning of each year:
- 14th meeting: 3-4 February 2022, Vienna.
- 13th meeting: 18 March 2021, Online. Steering committee meeting only (full meeting cancelled because of pandemic).
- 12th meeting: 16-17 January 2020, Vienna. Schedule. Group photo.
- 11th meeting: 19-20 February 2019, Vienna. Schedule. Group photo.
- 10th meeting: 30-31 January 2018, Vienna. Schedule. Group photo.
- 9th meeting: 27-28 February 2017, Vienna. Schedule.
- 8th meeting: 21-22 January 2016, Vienna. Schedule.
- 7th meeting: 22-23 February 2015, Berlin.
- 6th meeting: 17-18 February 2014, Berlin.
- 5th meeting: 24-25 January 2013, Berlin.
- 4th meeting: 19-20 January 2012, Berlin.
- 3rd meeting: 13-14 January 2011, Berlin.
- 2nd meeting: 29-30 September 2009, Bochum.
- 1st meeting: 23-26 March 2009, Rotterdam.
- Upcoming: "Advances in Fundamental and Applied Research on Spatial Audio" edited by B. Katz and P. Majdak, IntechOpen, UK. Information.
- Upcoming: Special Issue of Acta Acustica: "Auditory models: from binaural processing to multimodal cognition" edited by P. Majdak, R. Baumgartner, and M. Lavandier. Call for contribution.
- 2021: "The auditory modeling toolbox 1.0", http://amtoolbox.org/
- 2020: "The Technology of Binaural Understanding" edited by J. Blauert and J. Braasch, 25 chapters, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00386-9
- 2013: "The Technology of Binaural Listening" edited by J. Blauert, 18 chapters, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37762-4
- Upcoming: AMT Workshop, 2 February 2022, Vienna.
- Structured Session "Binaural models: development and applications" at the DAGA 2021, Vienna.
- Structured Session "Binaural models: development and applications" at the Forum Acusticum 2020, Lyon.
- Special Session "Binaural models: development and applications" at the ICA 2019, Aachen.
- Special Session "Models and reproducible research" at the Acoustics'17 (EAA/ASA) 2017, Boston.
- Structured Session "Applied Binaural Signal Processing" at the Forum Acusticum 2014, Krakòw.
- Structured Session "The Technology of Binaural Listening & Understanding" at the ICA 2016, Buenos Aires.