|CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: IEEE Signal Processing Society Summer School on Game Audio, 3-6 September 2012, Ankara, Turkey|
Application deadline: 2 August 2012
Early bird fees until 20 June 2012
IEEE SPS Summer School on Game Audio targets postgraduate students from game technology and audio signal processing areas, as well as practitioners in the game development domain. The following topics will be covered at the lectures in the summer school:
i) Spatial hearing and 3D audio systems
ii) Room acoustics and artificial reverberation
iii) Audio coding
iv) Game audio programming
v) Sound synthesis for games
vi) Expressive speech synthesis
LIST OF SPEAKERS
Em. Prof. Jen Blauert (Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum, Germany)
Mr James (jj) Johnston (IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer, US) (TBC)
Dr Xavier Serra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Mr Simon Ashby (Audiokinetic, Montreal, Canada)
Dr Zeynep Inanoglu (Google, Istanbul, Turkey)
Dr Huseyin Hacihabiboglu (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
Dr Banu Gunel (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
Dr Alptekin Temizel (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
Dr Veysi Isler (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
The summer school targets postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students, postdoctoral researchers and practitioners. Academic and industrial professionals are also encouraged to apply:
The expected school fee will be $100 for IEEE SPS student members, $200 for non-SPS students, $400 for non-student IEEE SPS members, and $600 for non-SPS member non-students. Fees for participants attending the whole event includes all lectures, handling fees, lecture notes.
The deadline for application to the summer school is 2 August 2012.
The summer school will be held in the Informatics Institute (Graduate School of Informatics) within the METU Campus in Ankara, Turkey. METU is the top research university in Turkey and also one of the top 100 universities by reputation as reported in Times Higher Education 2012 University Rankings.
Ankara is the capital city of Turkey, and is well-connected both internationally (via the Esenboga International Airport by major airlines and cheap flights to/from European destinations) and nationally (railway and intercity bus links). Middle East Technical University (METU) campus is located in the western part of the city within easy reach from the city center. METU is at the center of University District which also hosts six other university campuses. Informatics Institute is situated opposite METU Technopolis, the university research park hosting R&D branches of many companies with vested interest in audio signal processing and more specifically in game technology.
Ankara is a vibrant city with history dating back to Paleolithic times. There are many touristic attractions in the city including Ankara Castle, the old city area, Temple of August, Roman baths, the world-renowned Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, State Gallery of Art and Sculpture, Cer Modern Museum of Modern Art, Cengelhan Museum of Science and Technology to name a few. Day trips can be made to UNESCO world heritage sites of Cappadocia, Hattusha and Safranbolu, the ruins of the Phyrigian city of Gordion, well-preserved Ottoman town of Beypazari, and Soguksu National Park. Istanbul can be reached by a 5 hour coach ride or a 45 minute flight. There are also cheap flights to/from Ankara to the Mediterranean coast and Turkish Riviera.
Budget accommodation is available for students in the METU campus dormitories. The accommodation prices in the dormitories are typically around $35 ppn inc. breakfast. The dormitories of neighboring Bilkent University also offer additional budget accommodation. METU also has a guest house (equivalent to a 2* hotel). Bilkent Hotel, near the METU campus offers 5* accommodation for participants who would prefer high-end accommodation.