Research section

Publications that are related to the Virtual Acoustics framework


Virtual Acoustics is used by the Institute of Technical Acoustics for listening experiments and Virtual Reality applications. As a result, a lot of publications are related to VA. Find the most relevant papers of ITA below, ordered by system, technology and applied sections.

If you are also using VA and want your publications to be listed as an applied VA publication, please contact us.

Naturally, VA has implemented a lot of methods that are available by publications of others. Please understand that we can not give credit to everyone, but if you inspect the source code you will find related publications where appropriate.

A technical report is currently in progress. If you want to use VA for your research and would like refer to it in a scientific publication, this yet to be published report will be the appropriate citation. Additionally we recommend to state the version used, e.g. v2018a or a GIT revision / tag.


Cite VA website

If you want to refer to the website, you can use this text (adjust the access date)

Institute of Technical Acoustics, RWTH Aachen University
Virtual Acoustics - A real-time auralization framework for scientific research (Accessed on 2018-03-16)
or the BibTex code

  author = {{Institute of Technical Acoustics, RWTH Aachen University}},
  title = {{Virtual Acoustics - A real-time auralization framework for scientific research}},
  howpublished = {\url{}},
  year = {2018},
  note = {Accessed on 2018-03-16},
  keywords = {auralization,real-time signal processing,virtual reality}

which can directly be downloaded as BIB, RIS and XML. A Latex example shows how to make use of the bibtex format.


VA system publications

F. Wefers, S. Pelzer, R. Bomhardt, M. Müller-Trapet and M. Vorländer
Audiotechnik des aixCAVE Virtual Reality-Systems
DAGA 2015, Nürnberg (Germany)

D. Schröder, F. Wefers, S. Pelzer and M. Vorländer
Acoustic Virtual Reality at RWTH Aachen University
1st EAA EuroRegio 2010, Congress on Sound and Vibration, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia

D. Schröder, F. Wefers, S. Pelzer, D. Rausch, M. Vorländer and T. Kuhlen
Virtual reality system at RWTH Aachen University
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Room Acoustics (ISRA), Melbourne, Australia, 2010

T. Lentz, D. Schröder, M. Vorländer and I. Assenmacher
Virtual reality system with integrated sound field simulation and reproduction
EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process., Hindawi Publishing Corp., 2007

I. Assenmacher, T. Kuhlen, T. Lentz and M. Vorländer
Integrating real-time binaural acoustics into VR applications
Proceedings of the Tenth Eurographics conference on Virtual Environments, 2004


VA technology publications

J. Stienen and M. Vorländer
Real-time auralization of propagation paths with reflection, diffraction and the Doppler shift
DAGA 2018, München (Germany)

F. Wefers and M. Vorländer
Flexible data structures for dynamic virtual auditory scenes
Virtual Acoustics, Springer, 2018

J. Mecking, P. Schäfer, J. Stienen and M. Vorländer
Efficient simulation of sound paths in the atmosphere
Proc. Internoise, Hong Kong, 2017

F. Wefers
Partitioned convolution algorithms for real-time auralization
RWTH Aachen University, 2015

F. Wefers and M. Vorländer
Strategies for the real-time auralization of fast moving sound sources in interactive virtual environments
Internoise 2015, San Francisco, USA

F. Wefers and M. Vorländer
Bewegungsprädiktion in der Echtzeit-Auralisierung dynamischer Schallfelder
DAGA 2015, Nürnberg (Germany)

J.-G. Richter, M. Pollow, F. Wefers and J. Fels
Spherical harmonics based HRTF datasets: Implementation and evaluation for real-time auralization
Acta acustica united with Acustica, 2014

F. Wefers and M. Vorländer
Zeitvariante Beschreibung virtueller Szenen für die Echtzeit-Auralisierung instationärer Schallfelder
DAGA 2014, Oldenburg (Germany)

F. Wefers, J. Stienen, S. Pelzer and M. Vorländer
Interactive Acoustic Virtual Environments using Distributed Room Acoustics Simulation
Proc. of the EAA Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics, Berlin, Germany, 2014

S. Pelzer, L. Aspöck, D. Schröder and M. Vorländer
Integrating Real-Time Room Acoustics Simulation into a CAD Modeling Software to Enhance the Architectural Design Process
Buildings, MDPI, 2014

B. Masiero and M. Vorländer
A Framework for the Calculation of Dynamic Crosstalk Cancellation Filters
Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE/ACM Transactions, 2014

F. Wefers and M. Vorländer
Optimal Filter Partitions for Non-Uniformly Partitioned Convolution
Audio Engineering Society Conference: 45th International Conference: Applications of Time-Frequency Processing in Audio, 2012

D. Schröder
Physically Based Real-Time Auralization of Interactive Virtual Environments
RWTH Aachen University, 2011

F. Wefers
OpenDAFF - a free open-source software package for directional audio data
36. Deutsche Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA 2010), Berlin, Germany, 2010

F. Wefers and D. Schröder
Real-Time Auralization of Coupled Rooms
Proceedings of the EAA Symposium on Auralization, Espoo, Finland, 2009

F. Wefers and D. Schröder
Real-time filtering structures for interactive geometry modification in acoustic virtual reality
Proceedings / NAG/DAGA 2009, International Conference on Acoustics : Rotterdam (NL), 2009

M. Vorländer
Auralization: Fundamentals of Acoustics, Modelling, Simulation, Algorithms and Acoustic Virtual Reality
Springer, 2007


Applied VA publications

J. Mecking and M. Vorländer
Einfluss von Wettermodellen auf die Auralisierung von Flugzeugen
DAGA 2018, München (Germany)

J. Oberem and J. Fels
Experiments on localization accuracy with non-individual and individual HRTFs comparing static and dynamic reproduction methods
DAGA 2018, München (Germany)

R. A. Viveros Munoz and J. Fels
Assessment of individual head-related transfer function and undirected head movements of normal listeners in a moving speech-in-noise task using virtual acoustics
DAGA 2018, München (Germany)

R. A. Viveros Munoz, Z. E. Peng and J. Fels
Influence of multiple moving noise distractors on spatial release from masking
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), 2017

F. Pausch and J. Fels
Auditory distance perception in virtual acoustic environmentsusing binaural technology and simulated room acoustics
DAGA 2017, Kiel (Germany)

R. A. Viveros Munoz and J. Fels
The benefit of head movements of normal listeners in a dynamic speech-in-noise task with virtual acoustics
DAGA 2017, Kiel (Germany)

J. Tumbrägel, F. Pausch, L. Aspöck and J. Fels
Investigations on binaural reproduction in virtual acoustic environments using hearing aids
DAGA 2016, Aachen (Germany)

F. Pausch, Z. E. Peng, L. Aspöck and J. Fels
Speech perception by children in a real-time virtual acoustic environment with simulated hearing aids and room acoustics
ICA 2016, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

F. Pausch, M. Kohnen, L. Aspöck, Z. E. Peng and Janina Fels
Investigation of sound localization performance in a virtual acoustic environment designed for hearing aid users
DAGA 2016, Aachen (Germany)

Z. E. Peng, F. Pausch and Janina Fels
Auditory Training of Spatial Processing in Children with Hearing Loss in Virtual Acoustic Environments: Pretest Results
DAGA 2016, Aachen (Germany)

R. A. Viveros Munoz, Z. E. Peng, F. Pausch and Janina Fels
Effect of a moving distractor on speech intelligibility in babble noise using a digit-triplet test
DAGA 2016, Aachen (Germany)

A. Sahai, F. Wefers, S. Pick, E. Stumpf, M. Vorländer and T. Kuhlen
Interactive simulation of aircraft noise in aural and visual virtual environments
Applied Acoustics, 2016

M. Vorländer, D. Schröder, S. Pelzer and F. Wefers
Virtual reality for architectural acoustics
Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 2015

F. Pausch, L. Aspöck and J. Fels
Evaluation of binaural sound reproduction systems
DAGA 2015, Nuremberg (Germany)

L. Aspöck, F. Pausch, M. Vorländer and J. Fels
Dynamic real-time auralization for experiments on the perception of hearing impaired subjects
DAGA 2015, Nuremberg (Germany)

A. Sahai, E. Anton, E. Stumpf, F. Wefers and M. Vorländer, M.
Interdisciplinary Auralization of Take-off and Landing Procedures for Subjective Assessment in Virtual Reality Environments
18th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (33rd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), 2012

F. Wefers and M. Vorländer
VATSS : ein Virtual Reality System zur interaktiven Simulation von Fluglärm
DAGA 2012, Darmstadt (Germany)