Connectivity between devices and sensors enables universal internet access and has become a prerequisite for the operation of all applications and systems. The importance of connectivity as an enabler of digitalisation is expected to increase even more in the future, because an increasing number of companies require greater access to cloud and mobile services as they move towards establishing digital businesses. Reliable and secure connectivity will be essential for the operation of new technologies such as drones and autonomous vehicles.
Sound signals such as speech and music carry important and desired information in our everyday lives. Communication acoustics deals with the transmission, reception, and processing of such sound. In addition to a thorough understanding of sound propagation, electronics, and signal processing, understanding how we humans percieve sound is essential in communication acoustics.