International Conference on Audio Networking


As I'm sure you know, one of the primary research areas in the CineGrid community is professional media networking. Every year at the Workshop, we have several sessions devoted to ultra-high-definition streaming video, with ever higher bandwidths and more distant sources. However, integrating audio into this equation has proven difficult for many. In fact, one of the comments I often hear among people developing media networking systems is how hard it is to deal with both video and audio in a single stream. For those of you interested in this important topic, I'd like to tell you about an upcoming event.Audio Engineering Society

This November 18-20, 2011 the Audio Engineering Society is holding an international conference on the topic of Audio Networking in San Diego, CA.

Audio networking engineers from a wide variety of areas, including broadcasting, post-production, recording, live sound, performance, installed sound, and many more, will be giving papers, participating in demonstrations, and speaking in panel discussions. This is a great opportunity to get up-to-date information about audio networking, and how it can help with your own research topics. I'd like to encourage everyone with an interest in media networking to send a representative to this event, both to increase your knowledge of the topic and ask important questions representing the CineGrid community.

Information about the conference can be found on the web at

I hope to see you there!

Nathan Brock
Conference Chair, AES44