Acoustics '17 Boston

Boston MA

25–29 June 2017

(Sunday to Thursday)

173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum



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Welcome to Acoustics ’17 Boston, the third joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association.

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the European Acoustics Association (EAA) invite acousticians from around the world to participate in Acoustics ’17 Boston to be held Sunday through Thursday, 25-29 June 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

A broad range of topics in acoustics will be covered in technical sessions and keynote lectures. Presentations on emerging topics are especially encouraged. Social events, student events, and an accompanying persons program will be organized.

The best features of meetings of both organizations will be combined to offer a premier venue for presenting your work to an international audience.

Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is on the Atlantic coast and is home to many historic sites dating back to the American Revolution, in addition to many other cultural and recreational features. The climate in June is very pleasant and ideal for arranging visits before and after the meeting.

A team of individuals from the EAA and the ASA are working enthusiastically to organize the meeting.  We hope you will join us in Boston in 2017 to help us make the meeting a success.

Acoustics ’17 Boston

Call For Papers

Submit Abstracts – The submission deadline has passed.

Acoustics ’17 Boston will be held at The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

The meeting will begin on Sunday, 25 June 2017, with an Opening Ceremony including two keynote lectures. After a break for lunch, technical sessions will be scheduled in the afternoon. A reception to open the Exhibition will be held in the evening where attendees can visit exhibits while enjoying a complimentary beverage and light snacks.

Students are most welcome and events specifically for students will be planned throughout the meeting by the ASA Student Council and the EAA Young Acousticians Network.

A keynote lecture will open Monday’s program and will be followed for the remainder of the day with technical sessions. The Exhibition will be open all-day. An evening social reception will be held at the Hynes Convention Center where attendees can mingle with their friends and colleagues. This reception will be followed by the open meetings of Technical Committees to which all meeting attendees are invited and encouraged to attend.

Tuesday’s program will start with the fourth and final keynote lecture followed by technical sessions in the morning and early afternoon. The awards ceremony will be held in the late afternoon where awards will be made by both the ASA and the EAA. The Women in Acoustics luncheon and the Student Reception will both be held on Tuesday. The Jam session will start at 8:00 p.m. and last until 12 midnight.

Technical sessions will be scheduled all day on Wednesday followed by a social reception and open Technical Committee meetings.

Thursday, 29 June 2017, is the final day of the meeting. Technical sessions will be scheduled all day and the meeting will end with a Closing Reception.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline:   9 January 2017


An abstract of not more than 200 words is required for each paper, whether invited or contributed.  Abstracts longer than 200 words will be edited or truncated.  Authors must submit abstracts online.

All abstracts must be submitted online by 9 January 2017.  This deadline will be strictly enforced.  Abstracts submitted via postal mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted. 

The number of abstracts that may be submitted by the same corresponding author who will present the papers is three.
While authors may indicate a preference for presentation style, it may not always be possible to honor the request.  Authors should be prepared to accept assignment of their abstracts to either lecture or poster presentation.

Authors will be asked to answer several questions during the submission process.  These include: 

  • Compliance with ethical principles
  • Confirmation that all authors are aware of and agree with the submission of abstracts on which their names appear
  • Whether or not they are interested in having their abstract presentation broadcast live over the internet and/or recorded for later broadcast.
  • Whether or not they are interested in having their abstract considered for Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Professionals 

Contributors submitting abstracts online will receive an e-mail message confirming that their abstracts have been received.  Acceptance notices will be sent to authors by e-mail in March.


Complete instructions for the preparation and submission of abstracts is provided online.

Acknowledgment that your abstract has been received will be sent by e-mail.  Please note that if you do not receive an email message your abstract has not been entered into the database. 

  1. Online Abstract Submission site is accessed on the ASA Home Page at 
  2. Click “Submit Abstract for Acoustics ’17 Boston” from the main page
  3. You must first create an account and set up a username and password if you have not already done that in connection with submission of abstracts for prior ASA meetings.
  4. After logging into the submission site, click the “Submission” tab.
  5. To begin a new abstract click “Create a New Abstract” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen. 
  6. If at any time during the submission process you need technical support click the “Get Help Now” button at the top of the screen.
  7. Abstracts are limited to 200 words (approximately 1500 characters).
  8. The body of the abstract can be cut and pasted into the submission site.  Note that LaTex coding must be entered using the Special Character palette which appears on the Title/Body Screen.
  9. Enter all authors and their affiliations in the order they should appear in the abstract. Note:  Only one affiliation may be included for each author.
  10. Carefully check the proof of your abstract.  Make sure all special characters and formatting are displaying properly and that the authors and affiliations are listed in the proper order.
  11. When all the required information for your submission is entered, the “Submit Abstract” button will appear at the Proof and Submit stage.  Click the “Submit Abstract” button to submit the abstract.
  12. Upon submission of your abstract you will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  13. To view or edit an existing submission click “View Submissions” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen.
  14. To edit an existing submission you must select “Return to Draft” and then select “Edit.”  All abstracts that        are returned to draft must be resubmitted to be entered into the system.  If not, the submission will remain in the Drafts table.


Several ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students and young presenters who present papers at meetings. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Follow the instructions for the appropriate technical area that appear below.

ASA Best Student Paper Awards

Committees Offering These Awards: Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics

Award Amounts: For each of the Technical Committees granting awards, up to two awards will be presented to students presenting papers in sessions organized by the specific Technical Committee: USD $300 for first prize and USD $200 for second prize. 

To qualify for each of these awards, an author must: 

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
  • be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
  • present the paper at the meeting 

Special Note for Speech Communication entries: Choose Poster Only as your preferred presentation type during the abstract submission process to be eligible for the Best Student Poster Award Competition for Speech Communication. If you do not choose 'Poster Only' and your paper is subsequently assigned to an oral presentation, you cannot be considered for the Best Student Poster Award Competition for Speech Communication 

Selection: The award winners will be selected by a subcommittee of each of the Technical Committees granting awards, based upon the quality of both the content of the paper and its presentation. The awards will be announced either at the meeting of the Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.

Application: All those who wish to participate in the competition for these awards must indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.

Biomedical Acoustics Student Paper Award

The ASA Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics offers a Best Student Poster Award to students who present at spring meetings. Students who enter the competition are expected to give an oral presentation in a regular/special session and defend a poster in a separate student poster session. Only the poster presentation will be judged for the competition. Abstracts submitted by students who elect to participate in the competition will be listed in the program in appropriate oral sessions. Please read the entry qualifications that appear below to be sure you are eligible and follow the instructions for entering the competition. 

Award Amounts:
Up to three awards will be presented to students presenting papers in sessions organized by the Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics and participating in the special student poster session: USD$500 for first prize, USD$300 for second prize, and USD$200 for third prize.

To qualify for an award, a student must:

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
  • be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
  • present the paper at the meeting
  • defend the poster at a special student poster session, which will be open to all attendees 

The awardees will be selected by a panel of judges, based upon the quality of the content of the poster and a brief presentation to the judges during a designated poster session. The award winners will be announced either at the meeting of the Biomedical Acoustics Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.

Application:  All those who wish to participate in the competition must indicate their intention by clicking the entry box on the online abstract submission form. Additional details will be sent to entrants after the program has been organized.

ASA Best "Outstanding Paper by a Young Presenter” Awards

Note that you need not be a student to qualify for this award.

Committees Offering These Awards: Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics 

Award Amounts: Noise - Up to three awards of up to USD $250 each will be given for outstanding papers presented in sessions organized by the Technical Committee on Noise.

Signal Processing - One award of USD $500 will be given for outstanding paper presented in a session organized by the Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics.

To qualify for an award, the paper author must:

  • be under 30 years of age as of 1 January 2016
  • be listed as the first author of the paper and actually present the paper

Selection: Selection of the award winners will be based on the quality of the presented paper, comprising both the content and its delivery. The award winners will be chosen by a subcommittee of the Technical Committee and will be announced after the close of the meeting.

Application: The Award Subcommittees would like to consider papers by all authors who meet the eligibility criteria. Neither membership in the Acoustical Society, nor previous experience in the ASA, is required.  Because the committees have no other way to identify eligible authors, however, it is essential that eligible authors indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.


Audio-Visual Equipment

PC laptops with stereo audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers will be provided in all lecture sessions. Mac laptops will not be provided. All other equipment is considered to be special equipment, including stereo sound playback. Refer to the “Special Equipment” section below for additional information.

Any equipment other than PC computers with stereo audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers is “special equipment.” Requests for special equipment (e.g., special speakers, CD players) must be specified at the time of abstract submission. Provision of unusual special equipment will depend upon availability and cost. Special software requests should also be made, if required. Please be specific about your audio needs, including number of channels and preferred loudspeaker arrangement.

Authors will be required to use the provided PC laptop. No option will be provided for presenters to use their own laptops for presentations, including Mac laptops.

Poster boards and fastening materials will be provided. Poster boards are 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. high.

A PC laptop with stereo playback capability and projector will be provided in each meeting room on which all authors who plan to use computer projection will load their presentations. Authors should bring computer presentations on a USB drive to load onto the provided computer and should arrive at the meeting rooms at least 30 minutes before the start of their sessions. Authors will not have the option to use their own laptops for their presentations, including MACs. Note that only PC format will be supported so authors using Macs must save their presentations for projection in PC format. Also, authors who plan to play audio during their presentations should ensure that their sound files are also saved on the USB drive. Guidelines for use of computer projection will be supplied with acceptance notices.

Computer presentations can be reviewed by authors in the audio/visual preview room at the meeting. Separate computers will be made available in this room for accessing email.

Special Sessions

Cosponsors Title Description ASA Organizers EAA Organizers
AA   Acoustic Regulations and Classification of New and Retrofitted Buildings Acoustic regulations and classification schemes for housing, educational, office, and healthcare buildings, including new as well as existing and retrofitted buildings. Exchange of experience about uses, needs, policies, and options, including use of acoustic criteria in indoor climate standards, and sustainability labelling David Woolworth Birgit Rasmussen
Jorge Patricio
AA   Robust Heavy and Lightweight Constructions for New-Build and Retrofit Buildings Examination of new robust building solutions developed for the different acoustic classes of rapidly changing construction technology due to increased thermal insulation requirements, optimisation of building costs, etc. Matt Golden Bart Ingelaere
Stefan Schoenwald
AA NS  Architectural Acoustics and Audio: Even Better Than the Real Thing Adapting, enhancing and fictionalizing acoustics through architectural, audio and signal processing systems K. Anthony Hoover
Alex U. Case
Wolfgang Ahnert
Assistive Listening Systems in Assembly Spaces Current trends and challenges in assistive listening systems along with a panel discussion on potential enhancements of the listening experience for persons with hearing impairment. Emphasis placed on special challenges for assembly spaces used to host musical and theatrical performances Damian Doria
Thomas Burns
Peter Mapp
Stephen Dance
AA   Echolocation by People who are Blind Active sensing and perception of the environment by auditory means known as echolocation in terms of orientation, perception and underlying sensory mechanisms and mobility training   David Pelegrin Garcia
Monika Rychtarikova
AA   Simulation and Evaluation of Acoustic Environments Focus on novel approaches for the comparative evaluation of recorded or auralized rooms. Perceptual validations along the signal chain allow one to evaluate the plausibility and/or the authenticity of virtual acoustic environments as a whole Michael Vorländer
Ning Xiang
Stefan Weinzierl
AA   New Measurement and Prediction Techniques at Low Frequencies in Buildings New measurement approaches in low frequency building acoustics (e.g. laser Doppler, accelerometers) to overcome the low modal density in rooms that typically impedes reliable microphone based measurements.  Contributions also on measurement uncertainties, in low, mid and high frequencies James Phillips Bert Roozen
Herbert Müllner
AA NS Noise and Soundscapes in Restaurants and Other Public Accommodations Treatment of occupant- and activity-based noise in public accommodations and alerting occupants to these issues Kenneth P. Roy Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp
AA   Open-Plan Offices - Benefits of Acoustic Design Multidisciplinary session gathering researchers from room acoustic and environmental psychology, focusing on case studies where good design has resulted in either better objective room acoustic performance or better subjective employee satisfaction (environmental psychology) performance   Monika Rychtarikova
AA   Perceptual Effects Related to Music Dynamics in Concert Halls Perceptual effects such as dynamics and spaciousness in concert halls that cannot be explained with linear impulse responses but are perceived when orchestra varies play (e.g., in pianissimo vs in fortissimo) Michelle Vigeant Tapio Lokki
AA   Prediction of Direct and Flanking Airborne and Impact Sound Transmission Original research contributions on the prediction of airborne and impact sound transmission, especially for the sound insulating capacity of built-up, multi-layered and/or lightweight structural systems, and when flanking transmission is present John LoVerde Edwin Reynders
Jordia Poblet-Puig
AA   Recent Developments and Advances in Archeo-Acoustics and Historical Soundscapes New and promising developments in archeo-acoustics illuminating recent interest in the field by historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists David Lubman
Miriam Kolar
Elena Bo
AA   Retrospect on the Works of Bertram Kinsey A view back on the works of Bertram Kinsey as Teacher, Musician, Academic, and Architect Gary Siebein
David Lubman
AA   Room Acoustics Design for Improved Behavior, Comfort, and Performance In many living and working spaces (e.g., restaurants, offices and classrooms), the impact of poor room acoustics is manifested in a negative alteration of the space.  Session to include the mechanisms controlling subjects’ responses along with surveys and design cases for ergonomic room acoustics Ken Roy Nicola Prodi
AA   Sound Propagation Modeling and Spatial Audio for Virtual Reality Room acoustic modeling and spatial audio techniques suitable for interactive applications and virtual reality Dinesh Manocha

Lauri Savioja
U. Peter Svensson

AA   Teaching and Learning in Healthy and Comfortable Classrooms Issues concerning classroom acoustics from the teaching and learning points of view. Focus on health and comfort in classrooms taking into account all aspects involved beyond acoustics David Woolworth Arianna Asolfi
Viveka Lyberg Åhlander
AA ASACOS Uncertainty in Laboratory Building Acoustic Standards Update on the uncertainty, repeatability, reproducibility, precision, and bias of building acoustic standards Matthew Golden Daniel Urban
AB   Comparative Bioacoustics: Session in Honor of Robert Dooling Celebrating research in the field of comparative bioacoustics in birds Amanda Lauer
Micheal Dent
AB   Ecosystem Acoustics Advances in the emerging research field of ecosystem acoustics (or ‘ecoacoustics’), using passive acoustic recordings to assess ecosystem level processes over larger spatio-temporal scales than previously possible, in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems Susan Parks
Jennifer Miksis-Olds
Denise Risch
AB   Fish Bioacoustics: Session in Honor of Anthony Hawkins and Arthur Popper Celebrating Research in Fish Bioacoustics—Past, Present, and Future Joseph Sisneros
Michaela Meyer
AB AO/ED/UW Incorporating Underwater Acoustics Research into the Decision Making Process Primers for decision makers on underwater acoustics, animals and sound, and underwater sound sources; a facilitated panel discussion on current research in underwater acoustics; also round table discussions on key topics identified by the decision-making community Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa Michael Ainslie
AO UW Acoustic Measurements of Sediment Transport and Near-Bottom Structures Instrumentation, field programs and results, scattering theory, and signal processing aspects of sediment transport and seabed morphology  James Lynch Peter Thorne
AO   Acoustical Oceanography Prize Lecture The Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography, established in 2000 to recognize a person for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea John Colosi  
AO AB/UW Acoustics and Acoustic Ecology of Benthic Communities Acoustic characteristics of fauna and flora in marine habitats including acoustic ecology, soundscapes, acoustic remote sensing and ambient noise Preston S. Wilson Jean-Pierre Hermand
AO   Session in Honor of David Farmer Retrospective, historical, and contemporary papers honoring the contributions of David Farmer in advancing the study of physical oceanographic processes (e.g., stratified flow over topography), internal waves, turbulence, bubble clouds, ice mechanics, and wave breaking Andone Lavery
Grant Deane
Timothy G. Leighton
AO   Tools and Methods for Ocean Mapping Development and/or use of acoustical tools and techniques to advance ocean mapping and hydrography, including multi-beam sonars, side-scans sonars, and synthetic aperture sonar; includes applications to the sea-floor, structures on/beneath the sea-floor, and in the water-column Scott Loranger Philippe Blondel
BA   Beamforming and Image Guided Therapy Topics in the emerging fields of time and frequency domain passive acoustic imaging, micro-bubble imaging, image guided therapy and interventions, and ultrasound image quantification, characterization of thermal and mechanical effects of ultrasound Costas Arvanitis
Meaghan O'Reilly
Constantin Coussios
BA PA Beamforming and Image Reconstruction Novel beamforming, scanning, and image reconstruction approaches and procedures for medical ultrasound imaging, including channel data processing   Martin D. Verweij
Hendrik J. Vos
BA SP Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Ultrasound Contrast Agents Reviews the novel formulations, fundamental nonlinear physics, and biomedical applications of ultrasound contrast agents which have enabled exciting diagnostic and therapeutic applications Tyrone Porter Klazina Kooiman
BA PA Impact of Soft Tissue Inhomogeneities and Bone/Air on Ultrasound Propagation in the Body Examining both: 1. Theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies on how soft-tissue inhomogeneities and strong reflectors (e.g., bones, air pockets) affect the ultrasound propagation in the body, and 2. Engineering solutions overcoming the complications of these inhomogeneities (particularly relevant to diagnostic imaging and therapy) Vera A. Khokhlova Robin O. Cleveland
BA   Partial Differential Equation Constrained and Heuristic Inverse Methods in Elastography Topics in PDE optimization-based inversion methods as well as heuristic methods (such as neural networks) for ultrasound elasticity and viscoelasticity imaging Mahdi Bayat
Wilkins Aquino
BA ASACOS Standards for Ultrasound Medical Devices Development and maintenance of consensus standards for ultrasound medical devices and outstanding technical issues related to these standards Subha Maruvada  
BA   Advances in Shock Wave Lithotripsy Developments involving shock wave lithotripsy for kidney stones:  New technologies and techniques for treating stones, modeling/measurements of shock propagation and interaction with tissue and stones, and pre-clinical or clinical studies on lithotripsy and related topics Adam Maxwell
Julianna Simon
Robin Cleveland
BA PA/UW Session in Honor of Edwin Carstensen Celebration by students and colleagues of Edwin Carstensen of his life and work in acoustics, especially as applied to biomedical acoustics, physical acoustics, and selected problems in underwater sound David T. Blackstock Gail ter Haar
EA   Ducts and Mufflers Fundamental and applied research into the numerical and experimental examination of the aero-acoustics of interior flows with application to noise control of fluid machines connected to duct or pipe systems David Herrin Mats Åbom
EA PA MEMS Acoustic Sensors Examination of acoustic-electro-mechanical aspects of miniature (MEMS) acoustic sensors including recent developments in design, fabrication methods, materials, calibration methods, or applications. Emphasis on noise, SNR, and nonlinear effects Robert White
Vahid Naderyan
Kheirollah Sepahvard
EA   Micro-Perforates Recent developments and novel applications (e.g., materials, geometries, . . .) beyond the classical panel absorber for sound absorption; of particular interest are applications for tough environments such as with hot flows and high sound levels J. Stuart Bolton Mats Åbom
ED Public Relations
Student Council
Communicating Scientific Research to Non-Scientists Strategies for communicating acoustics research, as well as raising awareness and interest in acoustics, to the public and policy makers Andrew Piacsek
Kerri Seger
ED   Hands-On Acoustics Demonstrations for Middle- and High-School Students Acoustics demonstrations for middle- and high- school students Tracianne Neilsen
Keeta Jones
ED Women in
Listen Up and Get Involved Acoustic demonstrations for middle- and high-school-aged Girl Scouts Tracianne Neilsen
Keeta Jones
ED   Take 5's Ad hoc (i.e., no abstracts) presentation of your favorite acoustics teaching ideas, including short demonstrations, teaching devices, and videos to share with colleagues Jack Dostal
Lawrence Feth
ED Student Council Teaching Tips for the New (or not so New) Acoustics Faculty Members Teaching tips for new faculty members teaching courses in acoustics or vibration at undergraduate (introductory or advanced) or graduate levels for the first time. Suggested topics include: course organization, choosing a textbook, pedagogical methods, homework and exam strategies Daniel Russell
Andrew Piacsek
ID Student Council
Graduate Programs in Acoustics Poster Session Wide range of Graduate "Programs" in acoustics present, in poster format, what their University has to offer a prospective graduate student Y. Sanjay  
ID All TA's Neuroimaging Techniques Topical presentation of neuroimaging techniques Meaghan O'Reilley
Martin Lawless
Zhao Ellen Peng
Sophie Nolden
MU AA Concert Hall Acoustics Recent work on the acoustics of concert halls Jonas Braasch
David Griesenger
MU   Electronically-Augmented Instruments Exploration of the electronic augmentation of musical instruments Edgar Berdahl Adrien Mamou-Mani 
MU SP Extended Playing Techniques in Acoustic and Electroacoustic Music Acoustics of various extended (non-traditional) playing techniques of musical instruments, including the use of distortion as a  technique Bobby Gibbs  
MU AB Musical Acoustics in the Animal Kingdom Exploration of the connections between musical acoustics and bioacoustics, ranging from bird songs to whale singing to elephant trumpeting Benjamin Taft Joel Gilbert
MU PP Musical Instrument Performance, Perception, and Psychophysics Exploration of various aspects related to performance of musical instruments as well as performance perception Edgar Berdahl Claudia Fritz
MU   Session in Honor of Thomas D. Rossing Honoring the work and contributions of Thomas D. Rossing Daniel Russell
Andrew Morrison
Murray Campbell
MU PP Session in Memory of David Wessel Honoring the work and contributions of David Wessel William Hartmann
Andrew Morrison
NS AA/EA  A Comparative Look at US and European Noise Policies A comparative look at noise policy and enforcement, social expectations, and the future of noise policy on both sides of the pond David Woolworth Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp
NS AA/SC/PP Effects of Noise on Human Comfort and Performance Understanding the short- and long-term impact of noise on human comfort and performance in the built environment Lily Wang Zhao Ellen Peng
Anna Warzybok
NS SA/AA/SC/PP E-Mobility--Challenge for Acoustics Examination of the interior and exterior sound of electrical vehicles including issues related to acoustical feedback, necessity to create artificial signals, and the need for new analysis tools like tonality and other psycho acoustical parameters Steve Sorenson  Klaus Genuit
NS   Implications of Community Tolerance Level Analysis for Prediction of Community Reaction to Environmental Noise Examination of the 2016 update of Part 1 of ISO's 1996 standard which describes a method for predicting the prevalence of a consequential degree of noise-induced annoyance in communities that may lead to a paradigm shift in rationale for transportation noise regulation Sanford Fidell Truls Gjestland
NS   Measuring, Modeling, and Managing Transportation Noise Investigation of the public health concern of road, rail, and aircraft transportation noise through numerical calculations, measurements, and simulations towards improved noise management and overall soundscape quality Matthew Kamrath Lisa Lavia
NS   Mechanical System Noise Exploration of the situations, mitigation methods and effectiveness, and assessment criteria in the area of mechanical systems noise control inside modern buildings and as a contributor to environmental noise Eric Reuter
Shiu-Keung Tang 
NS AA/ASACOS/ Noise Impacts and Soundscapes on Outdoor Gathering Spaces Recent advances in noise impacts/problems in outdoor gathering spaces, how they are measured, how they are evaluated, and how they might be resolved K. Anthony Hoover Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp
NS PP/SA Perception of Tonal Noise Presentation of state-of-art research findings of tonality perception of environmental noise, including tone-related psychoacoustic or noise studies (e.g., tone quantification methods, effects of tones on sound quality) Joonhee Lee Roland Sottek
NS PA Session in Honor of Kenneth Plotkin Honoring the life and technical contributions of Kenneth J. Plotkin, primarily in the areas of sonic boom, aircraft noise, and outdoor sound propagation Victor W. Sparrow  
Sonic Boom Noise Propagation of sonic booms through the atmosphere, structural transmission of sonic boom noise into buildings, and human response to sonic booms; experimental and certification measurements, numerical modeling, and sonic boom signature, reproduction, and acceptability studies Victor W. Sparrow Philippe Blanc-Benon
NS SP Statistical Learning and Data Science Techniques in Acoustics Research Examination of the application of statistical learning and data science techniques to process large datasets commonly encountered in noise and signal processing research Jonathan Rathsam
Edward T. Nykaza
Laure-Anne Gille
NS Education/
Using Acoustic Standards in Education Presentations on how acoustic standards are used to educate audiologists, industrial hygienists, and engineers in mechanical, underwater, and bioacoustics with focus on how standards can be incorporated into curriculums for undergraduate and graduate education William J. Murphy
Lawrence Feth
Massimo Garai
NS ASACOS/SA Wind Turbine Noise Recent advances into the characteristics of wind turbine noise and effective evaluation methods Nancy Timmerman
Paul Schomer
Kenneth Kaliski
Robert Hellweg
Dick Botteldooren
PA BA Acoustofluidics Examination of the fundamental underlying physics of acoustofluidics and microfluidics and their application to the excitation of acoustic fields for ultrasonic cell and particle manipulation Max Denis
Charles Thompson
Jürg Dual 
PA   Chains, Grains, and Origami Metamaterial Examination of novel properties found in regular arrays (“chains”) or irregular arrays (“grains”) of elastic objects, where the objects may be linear but the array connections may be nonlinear (e.g., origami metamaterials involving buckling) Jay D. Maynard Vincent Tournat
PA NS Eco-acoustics: Acoustic Applications for Green Technologies and Environmental Impact Measurements Application of acoustics for environmental friendly technologies, alternative energy sources,  measurement of environmental impact, and the development of these technologies and measurement methods JohnPaul Abbott  
PA   Infrasound Latest developments in infrasound propagation, generation, signal detection, and analysis as well as discussion of hardware and applications to remote sensing of the atmosphere and natural and man-made hazards Roger Waxler Läslo G. Evers
PA SP Outdoor Sound Propagation Natural and man-made environmental effects on outdoor sound propagation and sensing, acoustic remote sensing, predictive methods, novel methods to model or overcome environmental effects, and physics-based signal processing Sandra Collier Philippe Blanc-Benon
PA BA/SA Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media Acoustic/ultrasonic propagation in non-crystalline, inhomogeneous media, including solid, soft-solid, fluid and fluid-solid systems; applications include composite materials, particle suspensions, porous materials, metal microstructure, powders, biological tissue, bone etc. Valerie Pinfield Olga Umnova
PP   A Celebration of Nat Durlach and His Contributions to Sensory Communications Session honoring the work of Nat Durlach, a past recipient of the Silver Medal for his contributions to the fields of binaural hearing and sensory communications H. Steven Colburn
Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham
PP SC Acoustics Outreach to Budding Scientists: Planting Seeds for Future Clinical and Physiological Collaborations Presentation of underrepresented topics in psychological/clinical and physiological acoustics research Anna Diedesch
Adrian K.S. Lee
PP   Auditory cognition and scene analysis in complex environments Recent experiments on auditory cognition using virtually created "real life" scenarios and modeling Auditory Scene Analysis in these complex acoustic environments Barbara Shinn-Cunningham  Janina Fels
Volker Hohmann
PP   Auditory Neuroscience Prize Lecture   Magdalena Wojtczak  
PP   History of Psychoacoustics in the Period 1900-1950  Presentation of an historical overview of psychoacoustic developments, paradigms, important institutions and persons and, where possible, highlight developments in specific countries Jont Allen Armin Kohlrausch
PP SC Honoring the Contributions of Louis Braida to the Study of Auditory and Speech Perception Session honoring Professor Braida and his research and legacy through different stages of his career Charlotte M. Reed
William M. Rabinowitz
PP   Models and Reproducible Research Hearing-related models and data are often published as descriptions and formulas, which makes reproducible research difficult. Session promotes collaboration and reproducibility between modelers, psychoacousticians and physiologists by discussing issues such as model implementations, toolboxes, collection of data sets, and repositories Alan Kan Piotr Majdak
PP   Perception of Synthetic Sound Fields Research advances focusing on the evaluation of perceptual properties of multichannel reproduction techniques (e.g. Ambisonics or Wave Field Synthesis) for sound field synthesis Nils Peters Sascha Spors
PP   Perceptual Weights and Cue  Integration in Hearing: Loudness, Binaural Hearing, Motion  Perception, and Beyond Latest research developments on perceptual weighting/cue integration in auditory and audiovisual perception, for example on cue integration in binaural hearing, motion perception, loudness, or for object identification Virginia Richards Daniel Oberfeld
Bernhard Seeber
PP   Physiology Meets Perception Recent research combining physiological (e.g., neural correlates, OAE) and behavioral approaches in the same species with a focus on auditory coding mechanisms, speech intelligibility and attention, as well as audiometry and the steering of auditory prostheses Antje Ihlefeld, 
Sarah Verhulst
Tom Francart
Jan Wouters
Speech Intelligibility and Spatial Hearing in Adverse and Realistic Environments Recent developments on the measurement and prediction of speech intelligibility in adverse and realistic environments (competing sources, reverberation, …), potentially involving spatially-separated sources and binaural listening, speech-on-speech masking and auditory attention, influences of hearing impairments and hearing aids Virginia Best Mathieu Lavandier
SA PA/EA Acoustic Metamaterials Recent advances in the study of acoustic metamaterials and phononic crystals including basic research and potential engineering applications of these advanced materials Christina Naify
Yun Jing
Jose Sanchez-Dehesa
SA NS/PA/AA Acoustics and Vibration of Sports and Sports Equipment Advances in acoustic and vibrational analysis of sports equipment, perception of sound and feel for players, acoustics of sports arenas and venues, and noise from sports events Daniel Russell  
SA   Energy Methods in Acoustics and Vibration Latest research in energy methods considering the variety of technical numerical approaches (EIBEM, SEA, FEA, hybrids) and the exploration of their technical validity and current utilization in commercial and military applications, with emphasis on the latest approaches, validation methods, and challenging multiple medium applications Donald Bliss
Linda Franzoni
Otto von Estorff
SA NS/PA/ASACOS Groundborne Noise and Vibration from Transit Systems Advances on the prediction, assessment and mitigation of groundborne noise and vibration impacts upon noise and vibration sensitive receivers near transit systems James E. Phillips  
SA BA/SP/PA Novel Techniques for Nondestructive Evaluation Recent progress in developing experimental and numerical techniques to improve the detection, localization, and characterization of defects or any changes to the material and/or geometric properties in various media (e.g., metal or composite structures, consolidated / unconsolidated granular media, biological systems) Brian Anderson
Marcel Remillieux
Sylvain Haupert
SA ASACOS Novel Treatments in Vibration Damping Latest developments in vibration damping and applications, including novel passive treatments, hybrid treatments, and practical applications of metamaterial concepts Kenneth Cunefare Manuel Collet
SA PA Numerical Methods and Benchmarking in Computational Acoustics Latest developments on various numerical methods for computational acoustics and their benchmarking, with the ultimate goal being the support of a long-term project about developing benchmarks in the entire field of computational acoustics, vibroacoustics, and aeroacoustics Robert Koch
Micah Shepherd
Manfred Kaltenbacher
Steffen Marburg
SA   Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification in Vibroacoustic Problems Developments on the use of probabilistic finite element analysis and other related analyses for the consideration of various forms of uncertainty existing in vibroacoustic modeling and design Micah Shepherd Kheirollah Sepahvand
SC AB Measuring Speech Perception and Production Remotely: Telehealth, Crowd-Sourcing, and Experiments over the Internet Presentation of methodological challenges and new findings of conducting work on speech perception and production (including both experimental work and interventions for individuals with speech, language, and hearing impairments) remotely (i.e., via the internet or telecommunication systems) Benjamin Munson Sebastian Möller
SC   New Trends in Visualizing Speech Production Innovative technologies and approaches for visualizing the complexity of speech production Jennell Vick
Maureen Stone
SP UW Acoustic Network Protocols Recent developments in media access control and protocols for acoustic communication networks Tommaso Melodia  
SP   Bayesian Classification Applications of Bayesian methods to acoustic model identification and classification Ning Xiang
Edmund Sullivan
Dorothea Kolossa
SP AA/BA/PA Extraction of Acoustic Signals by Remote Non-Acoustic Methods Examination of methods for extracting acoustic, vibrational, and seismic information by remote sensing methods as diverse as video, radar, and laser Geoffrey Goldman  
SP EA/AA Signal Processing for Directional Sensors Exploration of the signal processing paradigms and implementations that accompany the various types and diverse applications of directional sensors Kainam T. Wong  
SP EA/UW Signal Processing in Side Scan Sonar Systems Contributions to the theory and application of signal processing in support of side scan sonar imaging and the related techniques and implementations employed to improve image resolution Dan Sternlicht  
SP UW/BA Sparse and Co-Prime Array Processing  Recent advances of sparse and co-prime array designs and the signal processing methods that support them; includes contributions to detection, source estimation, and direction of arrival methods that are well suited to these array designs John Buck Efren Fernandez Grande
SP   Topological Signal Processing Contributions in acoustic signal processing that employ algebraic topology, and manifold learning methods. Examples include but are not limited to kernal PCA and non-linear dimension reduction Jason Summers  
SP UW Underwater Acoustic Communications Examination of advanced signal processing and methods for reliable communication in the presence of uncertainty, innovative approaches to the use of feedback on randomly varying channels, as well as specific system deployments, channel measurements and applications Milica Stojanovic  
UW AO/EA/SP A Century of Sonar Innovations in the design, deployment and applications of active and passive sonar since their invention during the First World War, including the influence on sonar development of advances in understanding in underwater acoustics, oceanography, and transducer technology Kevin Heaney Michael Ainslie
UW PA Infrasound in the Ocean and Atmosphere Talks on various aspects of current infrasound research, including generation, propagation, scattering, and processing of infrasound, and its use in remote sensing of the environment and detection and characterization of natural and man-made infrasonic sources Oleg Godin Philippe Blanc-Benon
Passive Sensing, Monitoring, and Imaging in Wave Physics Use of sound sources of opportunity or ambient noise to infer acoustic and elastic properties of the propagating medium with applications ranging from seismology, underwater acoustics, structural acoustics, to ultrasound Karim Sabra Philippe Roux
UW   Sound Propagation and Scattering in 3D Underwater Environments Analytical, numerical, and experimental studies of 3D volumetric and boundary effects on underwater sound propagation and scattering Ying-Tsong Lin  Frederic Sturm 
UW AO/ASACOS Underwater Noise from Marine Construction and Energy Production Examination of offshore renewable energy installations like wind, wave and tidal systems, their generation of underwater noise, and any resulting environmental impacts James H. Miller Paul Lepper
UW   Unmanned Vehicles and Acoustics  Application of unmanned and autonomous vehicles for underwater acoustic sensing Erin Fischell Peter Nielsen
UW AO Session in Honor of Ira Dyer, 60 Years as an Innovator, Entrepeneur and Visionary for Ocean Engineering Ira Dyer spent his entire career in ocean acoustics and a member of ASA. He was one of the premier scientists at Bolt, Beranek and Newman and then a professor of ocean engineering at MIT. His work in many fields of acoustics was reported at ASA meetings and JASA. He received the ASA Gold Medal and was a past president. Arthur B. Baggeroer
Peter N. Mikhalevsky

Technical Events and Information


The Presidents of the European Acoustics Association and the Acoustical Society of America will welcome attendees to Acoustics ’17 Boston.

The meeting will begin with an opening ceremonies on Sunday, 25 June, at 8.00 a.m. in Ballroom B.


The following Keynote Lectures will be presented during the meeting:

Sunday, 25 June - Session 1aID. Opening Ceremonies, Keynote Lectures – 8:00 a.m. Ballroom B

8:20 a.m. 1aID1. Computational analysis of acoustic events in everyday environments.  Tuomas Virtanen, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

9:20 a.m. 1aID2.  A sound future for acoustic metamaterials. Steven Cummer, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Monday, 26 June - Session 2aIDa. Keynote Lecture – 8:00 a.m. Ballroom B

8:05 a.m. 2aIDa1. Making, mapping and using acoustic nanobubbles for therapy. Constantin Coussios, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Tuesday, 27 June – Session 3aID. Keynote Lecture – 8:00 a.m. Ballroom B

8:05 a.m. 3aIDa1. Hearing as an extreme sport: Underwater ears, infra to ultrasonic and surface to the abyss. Darlene R. Ketten, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 8:00 p.m. These are working, collegial meetings during which proposals for special sessions, workshops, and technical initiative are submitted. All meeting participants are cordially invited to attend these meetings and to participate actively in the discussions.

An instrument and equipment exhibition will be located in Exhibit Hall D near the registration area and meeting rooms and will open on Sunday, 25 June, with an evening reception with lite snacks and a complimentary drink. Exhibition hours are Sunday, 25 June, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, 26 June, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 27 June, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Exhibition will include computer-based instrumentation, scientific books, sound level meters, sound intensity systems, signal processing systems, devices for noise control and acoustical materials, active noise control systems, and other exhibits on acoustics.

Contact the Exhibition Manager for information about participating in the exhibit: Robert Finnegan, Advertising and Exhibits Division, AIP Publishing, LLC, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300, Tel: 516-576-2433; Fax: 516-576-2481; E-mail:

The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor the 16th Gallery of Acoustics at the joint Acoustical Society of America and European Acoustics Association meeting in Boston, MA. Its purpose is to enhance ASA meetings by providing a setting for researchers to display their work to all meeting attendees in a forum emphasizing the diversity, interdisciplinary, and artistic nature of acoustics. The Gallery of Acoustics provides a means by which we can all share and appreciate the natural beauty, aesthetic, and artistic appeal of acoustic phenomena: This is a forum where science meets art.

The Gallery will consist of a multimedia collection of images, videos, audio clips, and narrations, of images and/or sounds generated by acoustic processes or resulting from signal and image processing of acoustic data. Images and videos can consist of actual visualizations of acoustic processes or of aesthetically and technically interesting images resulting from various signal and image processing techniques and data visualization. Audio clips and segments should also have aesthetic, artistic, and technical appeal. It is possible to submit a poster entry but permission from Michael Muhlestein should be obtained prior to submission. Recently the highly ranked entries have been video entries (a series of photos or video, with audio narration or text to read). The top 3-6 submitted video entries are then burned onto a common DVD that is played on a loop on a TV in a main lobby of the conference hotel for all to see. These video entries must be limited to 3 minutes in duration (STRICTLY ENFORCED).

Entries must be submitted electronically, either by e-mail attachment, or by mailing a CD, or DVD to the address given below. Entries must be accompanied by all authors’ names and affiliations, a title, a brief description of the entry and importance or interest of the entry (no more than 200 words), and statement of permission to display the entry at the meeting. Please indicate the primary point of contact. The meeting attendees will vote on the entries on the basis of aesthetic/artistic appeal, ability to convey and exchange information, and originality. A cash prize of USD $400 and $200 will be awarded to the winning and first runner-up entries, respectively.

(1) 25 April 2017: Deadline for notice of intent to submit. Include a title, an abstract, a complete author list with full contact information, and a basic description of the proposed entry. This information will not be published anywhere, rather it is used to help guide entrants in their submissions. Please indicate the primary point of contact.
(2) 22 May 2017: Deadline for the receipt of all entries and materials.

Entries, questions, and all other communications regarding the Gallery should be directed to: Michael B. Muhlestein, T: (801) 755-8419 E-mail:

The 2017 Student Design Competition will be displayed and judged at the Boston ASA meeting.

This competition is intended to encourage students in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, physics, and other curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and noise control in the design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of significant importance. The competition will be a poster session. Entries may be submitted by individual students or by teams of a maximum of three students. Undergraduate and graduate students from all countries are encouraged to participate. Students must be enrolled in either the fall term of 2016 or the spring term of 2017 (or equivalent if a particular school does not operate on a spring and fall term basis) to be eligible for the competition. It is not necessary to attend the Boston meeting to participate in the competition, although attending the meeting is encouraged. All competition entries will respond to a design scenario that will be announced by approximately 1 November 2016.

Information about the design scenario, entry rules, and registration for the competition will be available on the Newman Fund website, Additional information may be obtained by emailing The Student Design Competition is sponsored by the ASA Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics, with generous support from the Wenger Foundation, the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund, and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.


Meetings of ANSI Accredited Standards Committees will be held at Acoustics ’17 Boston.

Sun, 25 June, 5:00 p.m. - S2, Mechanical Vibration and Shock

Mon, 26 June
7:30 a.m. -  ASA Committee on Standards (ASACOS)
9:15 a.m. - Standards Plenary
11:00 a.m.  - S12, Noise
2:00 p.m. -  S3/SC 1, Animal Bioacoustics
3:15 p.m.  - S3, Bioacoustics
4:45 p.m. - S1, Acoustics 

Meetings of selected advisory working groups are often held in conjunction with Society meetings and are listed in the Itinerary Planner or on the standards bulletin board in the registration area, e.g., S12/WGI8-Room Criteria. People interested in attending and in becoming involved in working group activities should contact the ASA Standards Manager for further information about these groups, or about the ASA Standards Program in general, at the following address: Neil Stremmel, ASA Standards Manager, Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300; T.: 631-390-0215; F: 631-923-2875; E:



All authors of Acoustics '17 Boston meeting papers are encouraged to submit a pdf manuscript to Volume 30 of ASA's Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA). Things to note:

  • There is no publication fee, but presentation of the paper at the meeting is mandatory.
  • POMA does not have a submission deadline. Authors may submit manuscripts before or after the meeting; note, however, that review will not take place until after the meeting. 
  • POMA has new Word and LaTeX manuscript templates and cover pages are now generated automatically at the time of publication.
  • Published papers are being both indexed in scholarly venues and highlighted on Twitter and Facebook. 
  • Click here for additional information, including recent changes to the manuscript preparation/submission process.

The itinerary planner is now available. A mobile app will be ready about 3 weeks before the meeting.

A complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the May issue of JASA. Abstracts will be available on the ASA website in May.


Attendees from all acoustic disciplines are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary Topical Meeting on Neuroimaging Techniques, scheduled for Monday, 26 June 2017.

The Topical Meeting will be presented in sessions 2aIDb at and 2pID from 9:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Ballroom C at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. Visit the Itinerary Planner for the list of topics and invited speakers. 


Special Meeting Features and Funding Opportunities


A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings.  No reimbursement is intended for the cost of food or housing.  The amount granted each student depends on the number of requests received.  To apply for a subsidy, submit a proposal by e-mail to be received by 22 May 2017 to: Jolene Ehl,  The proposal should include your status as a student; whether you have submitted an abstract; whether you are a member of ASA; method of travel, and estimated cost of transportation.


The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Young Investigator Travel Grant to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at the Boston meeting. Young professionals who have completed their doctorate in the past five years are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Boston meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $500 with four awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon at the meeting. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting, and a current resume/vita which includes information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and in the ASA. Submit materials by e-mail to Michele Halvorsen. Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 May 2017..


The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Dependent Care Subsidy to help with dependent care costs associated with attending the Boston meeting. Meeting attendees are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Boston meeting or hold a leadership position in ASA. Each subsidy will be of the order of $500 with four awards anticipated. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a paragraph describing how the funds would assist their dependent care expenses, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting and/or a paragraph describing their leadership position in ASA. Submit materials by e-mail to Christina Naify. Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 May 2017.



Are you interested in applying for graduate school, a postdoctoral opportunity, a research scientist position, a faculty opening, or other position involving acoustics? If you are, please stop by the ASA Resume Help Desk near the Registration Booths. Members of the ASA who are experienced in hiring will be available to review your CV, cover letter, and research and teaching statements to provide tips and suggestions to help you most effectively present yourself in today's competitive job market. The ASA Resume Help Desk will be staffed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the lunch hour for walk-up meetings. Appointments during these three lunch hours will also be available via a sign-up sheet as well. Members interested in volunteering to serve at the help desk should contact David Dowling <>. The Resume Help Desk is sponsored by the Education in Acoustics Committee.

Meeting participants who require letters of invitation to apply for U.S. entry visas should send their requests to the Secretariat at:

Meetings of Administrative, Technical and Standards Committees, including Working Groups, will be announced in the meeting program if requests are received not later than 9 January 2017. Requests for meeting space, special luncheons, etc., should be made as early as possible to: Jolene Ehl, Reservations will not be taken by phone. Requesters should note that space is limited, and that late requests can be filled only on a space-available basis.

Anyone planning to attend the meeting who will require the use of an assistive listening device, is requested to advise the Society in advance of the meeting: Acoustical Society of America, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300,


ASA will compile a list of those who wish to share a hotel room and its cost. To be listed, send your name, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, smoker or nonsmoker preference, not later than 22 May 2017 to the Acoustical Society of America, by e-mail, The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals.


Early career travel subsidies are available to help with travel costs associated with attending the meeting. Early career meeting attendees are eligible to apply if they are members of the Acoustical Society of America, are within 10 years of receiving their last degree, and are not currently students. Priority will be given to applicants who will be presenting a paper at the meeting, chairing a session at the meeting, and/or hold a leadership position in the ASA. Each subsidy will be on the order of USD $500. To apply, please complete and submit this online form. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern.


Student Activities

A New Students Orientation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, 25 June, for all students to learn about the activities and opportunities available for students at the meeting in Room 208. This will be followed by the Student Meet and Greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Room 300 where refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

The Students’ Reception will be held on Tuesday, 27 June, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room 102. This reception, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America and supported by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and other members of the Acoustical Societies of America and the European Acoustics Association. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities. 

A student in the SMMfL program meets one-on-one with an ASA/EAA member over lunch during the ASA/EAA Joint Meeting. The purpose is to encourage students, as they embark on their acoustical careers, to network with more senior members. Each lunch pairing is arranged to ensure a good match between the student's and member's acoustical interests. Each participant pays for his/her own meal. Students who wish to participate should enter "yes" where SMMfL appears in the on-line pre-registration form. They will be contacted later for additional information to assist with the matching process.  The Students Meet Members for Lunch program is sponsored by the ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics.

Students are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student website.

EAA Best Paper and Presentation Awards for Young Researchers

The EAA will offer six Best Paper and Presentation Awards to young researchers who will present a paper as first author.

500 €


To be eligible for a Best Paper and Presentation Award the young researcher must: a. be no more than 35 years old on 01.04.2017 b. be the first author of the submitted abstract and full paper c. present the paper at the meeting (oral or poster presentation)


A jury nominated by the Board of the European Acoustics Association will select the award winners. The selection will be based upon the quality of both the content of the paper and its presentation. The awards will be announced after the closing of the meeting.


All those who wish to participate in the competition for the EAA Best Paper and Presentation Awards must indicate their intention by sending an e-mail, to the General Secretary of EAA: with the subject line: For EAA Best Paper Award before 8 May, 2017.

The following files (in pdf format) must be attached to this e-mail:
a. birth and citizenship certificate or a passport copy
b. the full paper prepared as requested for publication in POMA, see:

In order to receive the prize a recipient must also submit a mail copy of the final acceptance of the paper in POMA. For any further explanation please contact:

The EAA Best Paper and Presentation Awards are sponsored by HEAD Genuit Foundation.

Early-Career Event

ASA is hosting a speed-networking event for early career participants at Acoustics ’17 Boston, on Tuesday, 27 June, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 300.  The purpose of the speed-networking session is to facilitate professional relationships and collaboration between early career participants and more experienced members of the Society. The first half of the event will include multiple short one-on-one conversations between early career participants and more senior Society members. The second half of the session will provide participants with the opportunity to continue conversations with the more experienced society members as well as interact with other early career participants.

The speed-networking event is intended for early career acousticians from any subfield of acoustics, who received their last degree within the past ten years. The event is not intended for students or those in the processing of receiving a degree. Students are encouraged to attend the activities specifically designed for them throughout the week.

Participants are asked to RSVP for the event by 22 May 2017 by completing and submitting the form.

If you have any questions, please contact Tessa Bent ( or Martin Lawless (

Technical Tours


Technical Tour – Boston Symphony Hall (BSH)
Wednesday June 28 — Tour at BSH to begin at 4:30pm, meet at Hynes street level foyer at 4:00pm
Cost: $0 – Limited to 60 participants 

Boston Symphony Hall is one of the world's finest concert halls, located just a short distance from the ASA Meeting. Its legendary acoustics has been the touchstone for shoe-box halls for over 100 years. This tour will lead us into the hall for an introduction to the history of the hall, the contributions of Wallace Clement Sabine to its design, the changes that have been implemented in upkeep and modernization over the years, and measures that have been taken to ensure that the Hall’s legendary acoustics are maintained including the new stage floor, renovation of the organ chamber, upgrades to rehearsal spaces, and a new technology control room. In recognition of the respect and stewardship provided by Leo Beranek for many years, there will be engaging discussions with Symphony Hall staff, and discussion among the tour participants on listening experiences and results of measurement made in the Hall.


The site is within walking distance from the Hynes Convention Center. The tour will leave from the Hynes Foyer and is planned to take two hours door-to-door to return in time for the evening social hour.

This tour is sold out.

Technical Tour – Berkelee College of Music
Tuesday, 27 June – 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Cost $0 – Limited to 40 participants

Berklee College of Music is a major contributor to the vibrancy and musical culture of Boston.  Its outstanding world-renown programs include a rigorous core curriculum, instruction on a range of principal instruments, and a wide variety of majors and minors including jazz composition, music production and engineering, film scoring, performance, and electronic production and design.

One of Berklee's most recent additions to its campus is right around the corner from the ASA Meeting site, and this exciting tour will include visits to major performance spaces, a new multi-purpose cabaret-style venue, recording studios, a "dub stage" and sound track production suite.  These spaces include examples of room acoustics design for studios and rehearsal spaces, high sound isolation details, and state-of-the-art studio gear, all in a new stunning urban environment.  The tour will include visits to these spaces with input from the acoustical designers (Acentech Incorporated and Walter Storyk Design Group), the architect, Berklee administration, as well as hands-on introduction to the studio equipment use by staff and students of the College, for interactive discussions on site. 

Berkelee College of Music is a short walking distance (across the street) from the Hynes Convention Center. The tour will depart from the street level foyer of the Hynes Convention Center at 1:15 p.m. and is planned to take 2 hours from departure to return.  

Register for this tour at


Open House at the Mass. General Hospital Voice Center
Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH Voice Center) brings together an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists to integrate state-of-the-art clinical care with translational research in laryngeal surgery and voice disorders. The MGH Voice Center has a highly integrated combination of clinical and research facilities, including the Clinical Voice Research Laboratories and Laryngeal Surgery Research Laboratories.

During the Open House, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Center’s main outpatient and clinical research facility and to learn about current research programs, e.g., advanced laryngeal imaging, ambulatory voice monitoring/biofeedback, vocal system modeling, studies of vocal hyperfunction, etc. Collaborators from Boston University (Dr. Cara Stepp), MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Dr. Thomas Quatieri), and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Dr. Matías Zañartu) will also be on hand to discuss joint research projects. Read more about the MGH Voice Center at

Light refreshments will be served. There is no fee to participate in the open house.
If you are interested in attending, please send an RSVP by 23 June to Sarah DeRosa,

The center is located at One Bowdoin Square, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114 and can be reached by  subway, auto or a 35-minute walk. Directions and transportation information appear below.

How to reach MGH from the Convention Center

By subway (known locally as the “T”) (20 minutes):
Fares per trip (1-way): Charlie Card–$2.25 or Charlie Ticket–$2.75. Charlie Cards/Tickets are available at in-station fare vending machines.
From John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115)
• Walk east on Boylston St toward Gloucester St
• Take any train (B, C, D, or E) on subway at Copley Station toward North Station/Lechmere
• Get off at Government Center Station
• After exiting Government Center, make a right and head north on Cambridge Street
• The MGH Voice Center is at One Bowdoin Square on the corner of Cambridge St. and New Chardon St. (MGH Voice Center, One Bowdoin Square, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114)

Walking (35 minutes):

By car or taxi (15 minutes – estimated fare $10 and up depending on traffic):

Parking: Metered parking on street or nearby parking garages available at Government Center Garage ($14 flat rate after 5pm: 50 New Sudbury, Boston, MA 02114) and Center Plaza Parking ($13 flat rate after 4pm: 1 Center Plaza, Boston, MA 02108).

Awards Ceremony and Social Events


The Plenary session will be held Tuesday afternoon, 27 June, in Ballroom B, where awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows of the Acoustical Socsiety will be announced.

The ASA will award the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography, the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience, The R. Bruce Lindsay Award, the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal in Acoustics, and the Gold Medal.

The European Acoustics Association will present two awards including Contribution to Acoustics in Europe and Lifetime Achievements in Acoustics.

Buffet Socials with cash bar will be held on Monday, 26 June and Wednesday, 28 June, at 6:30 p.m. in Ballroom B. The Socials provide relaxing settings for meeting attendees to meet and mingle with their friends and colleagues as well as an opportunity for new members and first-time attendees to meet and introduce themselves to others in the field. A second goal of the socials is to provide a sufficient meal so that meeting attendees can attend the open meetings of the Technical Committees that begin immediately after the socials. 

The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Tuesday, 27 June, in Room 300.  The fee is USD $25 (students USD $15) for pre-registration by 22 May 2017 and USD $30 (students USD $15) at the meeting.  Those who wish to attend this luncheon must register online.

Once again the College of Fellows will be hosting the ASA Jam Session, on Tuesday, 27 June, 8:00 p.m. to midnight in Room 313.  Bring your axe, horn, sticks, voice, or anything else that makes music. Musicians and non-musicians are all welcome to attend. A full PA system, backline equipment, guitars, bass, keyboard, and drum set will be provided. All attendees will enjoy live music, a cash bar, and all-around good times. Don’t miss out.

About Boston

Boston is home to over 617,000 residents and is one of America's oldest cities. It was first incorporated as a town in 1630 and as a city in 1822. Millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or sporting events, and conduct business annually.

Summer can be delightful with the ocean breezes helping keep the humid temperatures in control. Evening temperatures can be cool and may require a light sweater. And a pop up thunderstorm is not uncommon, so you may want to include an umbrella in your bag. Summers average high temperatures in July are above 80 °F (26.7 °C) and overnight lows above 60 °F (15.5 °C).

Visit The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau website which contains extensive resources about the city including local attractions, restaurants, ground transportation, and weather information.

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism website is a guide to all the things you can do in Massachusetts.


The Visit Boston website provides information about traveling to Boston by air, rail, bus, and auto.

Logan International Airport is located a convenient two miles from the city center, with several public airport transportation options from downtown and suburban locations. There are approximately 40 airlines that serve Boston.

Amtrak passenger rail service connects Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Portland (Maine) and other points nationwide. Amtrak trains depart from South Station (Red Line), Back Bay Station (Orange Line) and North Station (Green and/or Orange Line). Amtrak's high-speed train Acela provides fast service along the Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail between Washington, New York and Boston.

Bus Service
Nationwide bus companies stop downtown at South Station (adjacent to the South Station train terminal). Ticket counters are located on the third level of the Transportation Center. For information, call the South Station Bus Terminal at 617-737-8040.

There are three main routes into Boston: I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) from the West; I-95 from the North and South; I-93 from the North and South. Driving directions can be obtained from sources such as Google Maps or Mapquest. See the Ground Transportation section of this document for specific driving directions and parking information.


Logan Express to Back Bay

Logan Express stops at all terminals. Bus route time is approximately 20 minutes. Be sure to allow extra time during rush hour periods. One-way fare: $7.50 by credit/debit card; One-way fare showing valid MBTA pass: $3.00 by credit/debit card only. Payment:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and credit cards are accepted. NO CASH.

Bus Route Stops

To Airport  (5am-9pm)
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street (opposite Gloucester Street)
Copley T Station, 650 Boylston Street (near Boston Public Library)
Terminal A, B, C, E (Departures Level drop-off)

From Airport (6am-10pm)
Terminal A, B, C, E (Arrivals Level pick-up at Logan Express stops)
Copley Square, St. James Avenue
Hynes Convention Center
Logan Express
Logan Express to Back Bay

Take the "T"
Boston's public transportation system, known at the “T”, offers subway, bus, trolley car and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Subway stops are color coded - Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line or Silver Line. An MBTA "T" Map can be downloaded in PDF format.

The Hynes Convention Center is conveniently located close to four T stops – the Hynes Convention Center stop, Prudential Center stop, and Copley Square stop on the Green Line and the Back Bay stop on the Orange Line.

To ride the T, you need to purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket. These can be purchased at every subway station at vending machines and at select convenience stores. The basic fare is $2.65 and children - 11 years and younger - ride free.

The "T's" Day/Week LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($12) or seven days ($19). More than 500 fare-vending machines are located throughout all subway stations. 

For specific information on routes and schedules, call the MBTA at 617-222-3200 or visit Information is in six languages and the website offers a very useful "Trip Planner" to get you to your destination.

Taxi Information
Taxi service is available throughout the city. From Logan International Airport to most hotels in Boston and Cambridge, current fares are approximately $25-$35.00, one way.

Uber - On Demand Transportation, an app that connects you with a driver at the tap of a button. Request a ride and have a driver curbside in minutes. There's no need to carry cash. When you reach your destination, your fare is automatically billed to your card on file.

All intercity/interstate buses depart from South Station. Ticket counters are located on the third level of the Transportation Center. For information, call the South Station Bus Terminal at 617-737-8040. 

Hynes Convention Center

Driving directions to the Hynes Convention center can be found at

Within a three-block walk of the Hynes Convention Center are numerous parking garages totaling over 4,400 spaces. There is limited meter parking available around the Hynes and adjacent streets. Sample rates are $34 up to 12 hours; $38 12 to 24 hours. Download a guide of nearby garages for a full list of options.

International Travel Information

Boston is on Eastern Standard Time, 5 hours behind GMT and 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles (Pacific Time zone). Daylight Savings Time (1 hour ahead of Standard Time) is observed from March through the first Sunday in November.

Some visitors will need visas to enter the US. Please refer to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Visit Boston website for further information.

International travelers transiting through the United States are required to be documented with either a valid passport and a valid visa (unless exempt) or if traveling on the Visa Waiver Program, an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

Canadian citizens can present a valid passport, Enhanced Driver’s License, or Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST).

Mexican citizens, including children, are required to present a passport with visa, or a Border Crossing Card.


Acoustics ’17 Boston will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, located in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood [900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115; T: 617-954-2000]. The Hynes Convention Center is part of a complex with three hotel properties and two upscale shopping destinations connected by two sky bridges. It is five blocks long and two blocks wide.

Guest Services Ambassadors, easily identified by their red blazers, are stationed throughout the facility to assist with questions about the Hynes and to provide assistance in finding meeting rooms or other destinations. Free Wi-Fi is available 24/7 throughout our entire facility. To access the free Wi-Fi, simply open your wireless network connection on any device and click on “Hynes Wireless Network”. Charging stations with USB connections are conveniently located on every level of the facility. In the event that you do not have your phone, use one of the black house phones to make complimentary local and toll-free calls. Just dial “9” to get an outside line.

A full-service FedEx Office is located on the Plaza Level off the Main Lobby. You can make copies, print directly from your tablet or smart phone, purchase office supplies, ship a package, and even create and print posters and banners on the spot. The hours vary according to event schedules.

Visit the Hynes website to download "The Beacon," a guide to the Hynes Convention Center including maps and other useful information.

Organizing Committee

  • Damian J. Doria, ASA Cochair and Mats Åbom, EAA Cochair
  • David Feit, Treasurer
  • Daniel Farrell, Webmaster
    Michael Stinson, Communications
  • Christopher Jasinski and Cristina Zamorano, Student Activities
  • Susan E. Fox, Elaine Moran, Secretariat

Technical Program Organizing Committee (TPOC)

  • Robert M. Koch, ASA TPOC Cochair
  • Philippe Blanc-Benon, EAA TPOC Cochair
Technical Areas ASA TPOC Members EAA TPOC Members
Acoustical Oceanography  Andone Lavery Philippe Blondel
Animal Bioacoustics  Christine Erbe Olivier Adam 
Architectural Acoustics  Kenneth Good  Monika Rychtáriková and Stefan Schoenwald
Biomedical Acoustics  Nathan McDannold  Constantin-C. Coussios
Engineering Acoustics  Kenneth Walsh Ondrej Jiricek
Musical Acoustics  Andrew Morrison David Sharp
Noise  William Murphy Jian Kang and Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp
Physical Acoustics  Joseph Gladden Olga Umnova
Psychological and Physiological Acoustics  Magdalena Wotjczak Armin Kohlrausch
Signal Processing in Acoustics Paul Gendron Boaz Rafaely
Speech Communication Catherine Rogers Alexander Raake
Structural Acoustics and Vibration Robert Koch Manfred Kaltenbacher and Ines Lopez-Arteaga
Underwater Acoustics Megan Ballard Phillipe Blondel
Education in Acoustics David T. Bradley Catherine Potel 


Preregistration is closed. Please register at the meeting.

The registration desk at the meeting will open on Saturday afternoon, 24 June. 

Registration fees are noted below. 

Student Registration is for currently enrolled students who will be asked to provide their student id cards at the meeting when registering.

Accompanying Persons are attendees who will accompany a registrant but who will not participate in the technical program including attendance at Technical Sessions. Accompanying persons are eligible to attend the Accompanying Persons program activities, the Exhibit Opening Reception, the Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony, and the social hours on Monday and Wednesday.

Category Preregistration by 22 May 2017 Onsite Registration
Full Registration $575 $675
Student Registration $50 $150
ASA Emeritus or EAA Emeritus Members $150 $200
(Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA or EAA)    
Accompanying Persons $150 $200
(Registrants who will not participate in technical sessions).    AA


Blocks of guest rooms at discounted rates have been reserved at seven Boston Hotels, most within easy walking distance to the Hynes Convention Center and Boston attractions. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel of your choice. 

Room blocks are reserved for the period 23 – 29 June.  When the online reservations sites are used, selected dates must be between 23 and 29 June in order to secure the discounted rates.

Early reservations are strongly recommended.
Special ASA/EAA meeting rates are not guaranteed after Friday, 2 June at 5:00 p.m. EDT. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America, as specified below, when making your reservations by phone to obtain the special Acoustics ’17 Boston meeting rates. Blocks of hotel rooms at special discounted rates have been arranged at seven hotels, most within easy walking distance to the Hynes Convention Center and Boston attractions. Hotel rates vary.  Early reservations are recommended.

Hotel taxes in Boston as of 11/1/16 are 14.45%

Rates at all hotels are non-commissionable.

Sheraton Boston (2 blocks - connected to convention center)
39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

$279.00/single or double         $319/triple       $359/quad

Reservation Procedures:
Phone: 1-888-627-7054

International phone numbers:
Mention Joint ASA/EAA Meeting 2017

Online Site


1. A deposit equal to one night room and tax will be charged by the hotel at the time a guest makes a room reservation.  Deposits paid by guest are refundable if notice is received by hotel at least 24 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained by guest.

2. An early departure fee of one night room and tax will apply if a guest attendee checks out prior to the confirmed check-out date.

3. Complimentary WiFi in guestrooms/Complimentary Fitness Center access

Boston Marriott Copley Place (3 blocks - connected to convention center)
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

$259.00/single or double         $20.00 Additional Persons

Reservation Procedures:

Phone: 877-901-2079 (Toll Free)



1. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

2. Complimentary WiFi in guestrooms/Complimentary Fitness Center access

Boston Park Plaza (1.3 miles from convention center)
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

$219/single or double              $239/triple                   $259/quad

Reservation Procedures:

Phone: 617-426-2000



1. An early departure fee of one night’s room and tax will apply if a guest attendee checks out prior to the confirmed check out date.

2. Complimentary WiFi in guestrooms

Westin Copley Place Boston (3 blocks - connected to convention center)
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

$299.00/single or double         $349/triple       $389/quad

Reservation Procedures

Phone:  888-627-7216

International phone numbers: 
Mention group Joint ASA/EAA Meeting 2017



1.  An early departure fee of one night room and tax will apply if a guest attendee checks out prior to the confirmed check out date.

2. Complimentary WiFi in guestrooms/Complimentary Fitness Center access

Hilton Boston Back Bay - $265 - (1 block to convention center)

40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA  02115

$265/single or double              $285/triple                   $305/quad

Reservation Procedures:

Phone: 800-HILTONS or 617-236-1100

Mention Group Code:  ASOA



1. Individuals can guarantee reservations with a first night’s pre-payment or credit card guarantee.

2. Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to arrival, or one night’s room and tax will be charged to the credit card or deposit will be retained.

3. There will be a one night room and tax early departure fee charge for any guest checking out prior to the guest’s reserved check-out date. Guests wishing to avoid an early check out fee should advise the Hotel on or before check in of any change in the planned length of stay. 

4. Check in:  3:00 p.m.           Check out: 12:00 p.m.

5. Complimentary WiFi

The Midtown Hotel (3 blocks to convention center)
220 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


Reservation Procedures:

Phone: 800-343-1177 or 617-262-1000

Mention code:  ACOUSTICA

Online:  None


1. Cancellations must be made by 3:00 p.m. 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a first night’s room and tax penalty.

2.  Complimentary WiFi

Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center (2 miles to convention center)
811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

$209                Rollaway Beds: $10/night

Reservation Procedures:

Phone:  800-Hampton or 617-445-6400

Mention Group Code:  ASA



1.  Check in: 3 p.m.    Check out: 11 a.m.

1. Includes full breakfast buffet from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.; shuttle service to and from Logan Airport; WiFi; Shuttle service to and from the convention center

Reservation cut-off date: 2 June 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Accompanying Persons

Accompanying Persons (non-technical participants) are welcome at the Boston meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is USD $150 for preregistration by 22 May 2017 and USD $200 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting. Accompanying persons may attend the Accompanying Persons Program and the Monday and Wednesday evening social hours. Information about activities planned for accompanying persons will be added to the meeting webpage as plans are developed.

Accompanying Persons Program, Sunday June 25, 9AM Dan Jarvis of Walker Tours will make a short presentation at 9AM Sunday morning to welcome our group to Boston and give a brief talk about nearby points of interest. Dan is a professional tour guide and has been conducting tours in the Greater Boston area for 10 years. He has a wealth of experience and information about the city and its history – everything from the Boston Tea Party site to current restaurants. At 10 AM Dan will lead a walking tour in the streets surrounding the Prudential Center. There will be a fee for this tour, payable to the tour guide. Those interested should meet at the accompanying persons room (Room 101 in the Hynes Convention Center), and wear comfortable shoes. The tour will last about 90 minutes. A description of the tour is below:

Back Bay walking tour
Unlike the casual, chaotic way in which early Boston was laid out, the streets of Back Bay are arranged in an orderly grid. Renowned for its elegant homes, the architectural marvels of Copley Square, and its signature stately boulevard, Commonwealth Avenue, the Back Bay is one of Boston’s most charming neighborhoods.

On this tour you will learn how the Back Bay, once an actual body of water, was filled in and how the neighborhood was developed in the mid-1800s to become one of America's richest collections of art and architecture. The treasures of the Back Bay tour include Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and Old South Church.

Join your guide Dan Jarvis in the accompanying persons room (Hynes 101) at 10:00 AM. The fee is $15 per person and we must have 6 people for tour to run.


An instrument and equipment exhibition will be located in Exhibit Hall D near the registration area and meeting rooms and will open on Sunday, 25 June, with an evening reception with lite snacks and a complimentary drink. Exhibition hours are Sunday, 25 June, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, 26 June, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, 27 June, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Exhibition will include computer-based instrumentation, scientific books, sound level meters, sound intensity systems, signal processing systems, devices for noise control and acoustical materials, active noise control systems, and other exhibits on acoustics.

Contact the Exhibition Manager for information about participating in the exhibit: Robert Finnegan, Advertising and Exhibits Division, AIP Publishing, LLC, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300, Tel: 516-576-2433; Fax: 516-576-2481; E-mail: