Berlin Beamforming Conference

The objective of the conference is to contribute to the development of beamforming methods with respect to the localization and quantification of sound sources. In addition, the conference provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of practical results from a wide range of specific implementations. Beamforming with microphone arrays and related techniques have become standard methods in technical acoustics, proven by an ever increasing number of publications at various acoustic conferences. The methods are used in the highly complex field of aero-acoustics, for the sound source localization on moving vehicles, in technical plants and machinery including the automotive industry. A number of companies are offering commercial beamforming systems. At the same time, a large variety of implementations exist in the academic sector as well as tailor-made solutions for special applications. In order to improve the quantitative analysis of the source distributions, inverse methods are becoming increasingly popular. Since 2006, BeBeC provides a forum for a vivid exchange of experiences and opinions. Both theoretical and practical works receive a platform. Competing institutions and companies are encouraged to participate. Comparisons with other acoustic methods are welcome.


  • GFaI - Gesellschaft zur Förderung angewandter Informatik e.V., Berlin
    Society for the Advancement of Applied Computer Science, Signal Processing
  • DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Berlin
    German Aerospace Center, Institute of Propulsion Technology
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences