Papers & Workshops

The AES UK Mastering Conference welcomes academics, mastering engineers, producers, artists, industry professionals, technology developers and equipment manufacturers to come together and submit abstracts or workshop proposals for consideration on a wide range of topics including:

  • Mastering past, present & future
  • Mastering technology & practice
  • Innovation in audio relating to mastering & post-produciton
  • Business matters relating to mastering & post-production

Authors are requested to submit a short Abstract. Abstracts of 300 – 500 words will be reviewed for inclusion in the conference programme. After the conference, those presenting papers or eligible engineering briefs will be given the option to prepare a Full Chapter for inclusion in the conference book to be considered for publication with Routledge.

Successful authors will be expected to to submit a Full Chapter of 5-6000 words by 1st November 2018. Full Chapter submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two referees. Chapters must be of high quality, original, and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.

Abstracts, Briefs and Papers should be submitted by Monday 30th April by email to:

The AES Mastering Group are also welcoming proposals for innovative and interactive demonstrations appropriate to the conference scope. If you are interested in being involved in any way please contact us at the following email address:

The call for papers is published live on the web:

Conference themes and topics include:

  • Audio Mastering: past, present and future
  • Mastering practice: human or artificial intelligence
  • Innovation in mastering and post production
  • Music consumer behaviour: the changing psychology and perceived value of mastering
  • Platforms for dissemination and sending mastered audio (watermarking, DDP etc.)
  • Mastering & mastering studio technology innovation
  • Audio engineering: audio and acoustics technology and practice in relation to mastering and post-produciton
  • Hi-res audio and future music formats
  • Online mastering, and new trends in mastering
  • Professional practice and business in mastering

Dates & Deadlines

EXTENDED DEADLINE for Submission of abstracts for consideration: Monday 30th April

Authors notified if abstract accepted or rejected: Tuesday 8th May 2018

Programme and all accepted abstracts available on conference website: Monday 21st May

Early registration – Authors expected to have registered and paid by: Friday 22nd June 2018

Completed paper submission deadline for inclusion in Routledge book: Thursday 1st November 2018

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