Fall 2015 Meeting

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel

Jacksonville, Florida

2-6 November 2015


Photo: Courtesy of Sean Pavone

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Meeting Organizing Committees

Call for Papers (pdf format) 

Technical Program, Itinerary Planner, and Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Resources for Presenters

    Guidelines for Oral Presentations

    Guidelines for Use of Computer Projection

    Guidelines for Effective Poster Presentations 

Exhibit and Exhibit Opening Reception

Meeting Events and Services

     Sonic Boom Simulator Mobile Booth

    Gallery of Acoustics

    Resume Help Desk

    Standards Committees and Working Groups

Technical Tour

Tutorial on Sonic Booms: A “Super” Sonic Saga

Short Course on Finite Elements of Acoustics

Plenary Session, Awards Ceremony, and Annual Membership Meeting

Social Events

Information for Students

Funding Opportunities

    Student Transportation Subsidies

    Young Investigator Travel Grants

    Dependent Care Subsidies

Registration Information

Transportation and Travel Information

Hotel Reservation Information

Room Sharing 

Accompanying Persons Program



Technical Program and Itinerary Planner and

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Technical Sessions  
The technical program includes 90 sessions with 742 abstracts scheduled for presentation during the meeting.

Visit the Itinerary Planner to view the sessions and abstracts.   

Session Chairs have been instructed to adhere strictly to the printed time schedule, both to be fair to all speakers and to permit attendees to schedule moving from one session to another to hear specific papers. If an author is not present to deliver a lecture-style paper, the Session Chairs have been instructed either to call for additional discussion of papers already given or to declare a short recess so that subsequent papers are not given ahead of the designated times. Several sessions are scheduled in poster format, with the display times indicated in the program schedule.

Hot Topics Session
The Hot Topics session (3pID) will be held on Wednesday, 4 November, at 1:00 p.m. in Grand Ballroom 2. Papers will be presented on current topics in the fields of Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics and Underwater Acoustics.

Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education and Acoustics Education Prize Lecture
The 2015 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education will be presented to Yang-Hann Kim, Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 4 November. Yang-Hann Kim will present the Acoustics Education Prize Lecture titled “Propagation of acoustic education in space and time” on Wednesday, 4 November, at 2:10 p.m. in Session 3pED in Grand Ballroom 2. 

Walter Munk Award and Munk Award Lecture
Carl Wunsch, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Visiting Professor of Physical Oceanography at Harvard University has been named recipient of the 2015 Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea. The Walter Munk Award is granted jointly by The Oceanography Society, the Office of Naval Research and the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy.

Carl Wunsch will present the Munk Award Lecture on Wednesday, 4 November, at 10:55 a.m. in Session 3aAO in River Terrace 2.  The award will be presented to Dr. Wunsch following the lecture and he will be introduced during the Plenary Session on Wednesday afternoon.

Technical Committee Open Meetings
Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Hyatt. The meetings on Tuesday and Thursday will be held in the evenings after the socials, except Engineering Acoustics which will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, Biomedical Acoustics will meet at 7:30 p.m. and Signal Processing in Acoustics will meet at 8:00 p.m.  The schedule and rooms for each Committee meeting are given in the Itinerary Planner.

These are working, collegial meetings. Much of the work of the Society is accomplished by actions that originate and are taken in these meetings including proposals for special sessions, workshops and technical initiatives. All meeting participants are cordially invited to attend these meetings and to participate actively in the discussions.

Undergraduate Research Poster Exposition
The 2015 Undergraduate Research Exposition will be held in Session 3aED on Wednesday, 4 November, at 10:00 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.  This session provides a forum for undergraduate students to present their research pertaining to any area of acoustics and can also include overview papers on undergraduate research programs, designed to inspire and foster growth of undergraduate research throughout the Society. It is intended to encourage undergraduates to express their knowledge and interest in acoustics and foster their participation in the Society.

Technical Session Designations

The first character is a number indicating the day the session will be held, as follows:

1-Monday, 2 November
2-Tuesday, 3 November
3-Wednesday, 4 November
4-Thursday, 5 November
5-Friday, 6 November

The second character is a lower case “a” for a.m., “p” for p.m., or “e” for evening corresponding to the time of day the session will take place. The third and fourth characters are capital letters indicating the primary Technical Committee that organized the session using the following abbreviations or codes:

AA  Architectural Acoustics
AB  Animal Bioacoustics
AO  Acoustical Oceanography
BA  Biomedical Acoustics
EA  Engineering Acoustics
ED  Education in Acoustics
ID   Interdisciplinary
MU Musical Acoustics
NS   Noise
PA  Physical Acoustics
PP   Psychological and Physiological Acoustics
SA   Structural Acoustics and Vibration
SC   Speech Communication
SP   Signal Processing in Acoustics
UW Underwater Acoustics

In sessions where the same group is the primary organizer of more than one session scheduled in the same morning or afternoon, a fifth character, either lower-case “a” or “b” is used to distinguish the sessions. Each paper within a session is identified by a paper number following the session-designating characters, in conventional manner. As hypothetical examples: paper 2pEA3 would be the third paper in a session on Tuesday afternoon organized by the Engineering Acoustics Technical Committee; 3pSAb5 would be the fifth paper in the second of two sessions on Wednesday afternoon sponsored by the Structural Acoustics and Vibration Technical Committee.

Note that technical sessions are listed both in the calendar and the body of the program in the numerical and alphabetical order of the session designations rather than the order of their starting times. For example, session 3aAA would be listed ahead of session 3aAO even if the latter session begins earlier in the same morning.


Exhibit and Exhibit Opening Reception

An instrument and equipment exhibit will be located near the registration area and meeting rooms in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

The Exhibit 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.

The Exhibit will open on Monday with an evening reception with lite snacks and a complimentary drink.  Coffee breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) will be held in the exhibit area as well as an afternoon break on Tuesday (2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

Exhibit hours are Monday, 2 November, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 3 November, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 4 November, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Contact the Exhibit 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: rfinnegan@aip.org.

The following companies have already registered to participate in the exhibit:

Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement - www.bksv.com

Freudenberg Performance Materials - www.Freudenberg-pm.com

G.R.A.S Sound &  Vibration - www.gras.us

PCB Piezotronics - www.pcb.com/

Sensidyne - www.sensidyne.com

Springer - www.Springer.com

Teledyne Reson - www.teledyne-reson.com 

Meeting Events and Services

Coffee Breaks

Morning coffee breaks will be held each day from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breaks on Monday, Thursday and Friday will be held in Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Morning breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday will be held in the Grand Ballroom Foyer in the Exhibit area. There will also be an afternoon break on Tuesday from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Exhibit area.

A/V Preview Room

Boardroom 4 on the third floor will be set up as an A/V preview room for authors’ convenience, and will be available on Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

E-mail and Internet Zone

Wi-Fi will be available in all ASA meeting rooms and spaces.

Computers providing e-mail access will be available 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday in Boardroom 4.

Tables with power cords will be set up in City Terrace 11 for attendees to gather and to power-up their electronic devices.

Resume Help Desk

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 in the Grand Ballroom foyer near the ASA registration desk.  Members of the ASA experienced in hiring will be available review at 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the lunch hour for walk-up meetings. Appointments during these three lunch hours will also be available via a sign-up sheet.

Sonic Boom Simulator Mobile Booth

In conjunction with the Tutorial Lecture on sonic booms on Monday evening, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation will be bringing their sonic boom simulator to the Jacksonville, FL meeting. The Supersonic Acoustic Signature Simulator II is a specially equipped mobile audio booth designed to accurately reproduce the noise an observer on the ground would hear if a supersonic aircraft flew by. More specifically, the visitor at the ASA meeting will experience a back-to-back comparison of two radically different synthesized sonic booms. The first sonic boom signature will represent the “traditional” N-wave signature produced by the Concorde. The second sonic boom will represent a shaped signature that is representative of a lowboom aircraft. The intent of this demonstration is to provide the visitor with an opportunity to experience a fully immersive simulation that contains a sophisticated auralization of stimuli that contribute to subjective response caused by a sonic boom.

The simulator will be available on Monday, November 2 (12:00 noon to 6:30 p.m.), and Tuesday, November 3 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), of the Jacksonville meeting. The simulator will be located at Jacksonville Landing, just steps away from the Hyatt Regency.


Walking directions will be provided on site via convenient signs. Please come and take advantage of this special opportunity to hear the Supersonic Acoustic Signature Simulator II.

Gallery of Acoustics - The Gallery of Acoustics has been cancelled.

Standards Committees and Working Groups

Meetings of ANSI Accredited Standards Committees will not be held at the Jacksonville meeting.

Meetings of selected advisory working groups are often held in conjunction with Society meetings and are listed in the Schedule of Committee Meetings and Other Events on page A? 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: Susan Blaeser, 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: asastds@acousticalsociety.org

Assistive Listening Devices

The ASA has purchased assistive listening devices (ALDs) for the benefit of meeting attendees who need them at technical sessions. Any attendee who will require an assistive listening device should advise the Society in advance of the meeting by writing to: Acoustical Society of America, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300; asa@acousticalsociety.org


Technical Tour
The technical tour is sold out.

Wednesday, 4 November, 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Tour fee: USD $10 (the collected fees will be donated to the Florida Theatre).

A tour of the historic Florida Theatre (http://floridatheatre.com) in Jacksonville will be led by Kenny Stubblefield. The Florida Theatre, an architectural and cultural treasure, opened in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has hosted vaudeville, silent films, ballet, rock-n-roll, etc. The Theatre is located 0.28 miles from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. Participants will meet in the registration area of the hotel lobby at 8:45 a.m. for the quick walk to the Theatre


Space is limited, so sign up at the time that you register for the meeting online or by using the printed registration form.


Short Course on Finite Elements in Acoustics


This short course will provide an overview of the theory and application of finite element methods (FEM) in acoustics. While the equations of motion for an acoustic fluid are relatively simple, the demands of frequency resolution on domains of many wavelengths in dimension has remained a challenge. Moreover, the many physical and engineering quantities derived from the results (transmission loss, reverberation time, intensity, radiated power, equivalent impedance, etc.) are non-standard among engineers familiar with FEM. It is common for engineers well-versed in FEM to be challenged by the demands of acoustics, and for acousticians to be intimidated by FEM, or to find it inadequate for their needs; this course will attempt to bridge these gaps.


We will discuss the elementary derivations of acoustic FEM, in both the traditional frequency domain and the time domain. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how FEM theory affects the physical resolution of wavelength and frequency in practical problems. Solution techniques, such as explicit time integration, iterative solution, modal projections, etc. which enable larger and more complex computations will be discussed. Element technology, such as special approaches to formulate elements for wave propagation, will also be discussed. We will also describe the special challenges of acoustic problems coupled to structures, and in exterior domains (oceans), as well as currently active areas of algorithmic research. Since “acoustics” means quite different things in automotive, naval, architectural, medical, and aerospace contexts, we will discuss the challenges of these specific fields.   Several powerful OEM software tools exist which can handle acoustics problems of interest. While we will not survey all of the available tools, we will attempt to leave the course attendee with an appreciation of what categories of problems should be considered routine, which require advanced practitioners, and which constitute areas of research. 


Dr. Cipolla has over 21 years of experience in engineering mechanics, numerical simulations, project planning and management. Graduating with degrees in Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1985, and a PhD in Theoretical Mechanics from Cornell University in 1992, Dr. Cipolla has led numerous projects in computational modeling and advanced software development in a variety of special areas: structural acoustics, acoustic cloaking and metamaterials, blast, underwater shock, radiation heat transfer, reduced-order models, nonlinear dynamics, circuit packaging, and composites. After graduation from Cornell, he worked at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI, and then served as Principal at Abaqus, Inc. (now Simulia) as the lead developer and architect for structural acoustics and UNDEX features in Abaqus. This general-purpose finite element code was extended to analyze structures and the acoustic wave propagation effects through the surrounding media under his supervision. Abaqus was the first to incorporate fluid models, advanced absorbing boundaries, cavitation, UNDEX incident wave loading, the Geers-Hunter explosion bubble model, free- and absorbing-surface effects, unstructured meshing, and general mismatched fluid-solid mesh coupling in a single explicit transient code. The code also has advanced infinite elements and coupled fluid-solid resonant mode capability. Now an Associate Principal at WAI, he develops, manages, and exercises technical leadership for several US Navy technology projects.


Sunday, 1 November 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, 2 November 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


The full registration fee is USD$300 (USD$125 for students) and covers attendance, instructional materials and coffee breaks.  The number of attendees will be limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Only those who have registered by 5 October 2015 will be guaranteed receipt of instruction materials.  There will be a USD$50 discount off the full registration fee (discount does not apply to student fee) for registration made prior to 5 October 2015.  Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 5 October 2015.  Any cancellations after 5 October 2015 will be charged a USD$25 processing fee.  If you miss the preregistration deadline and are interested in attending the course, please send an email to asa@acousticalsociety.org.


A Tutorial on “Sonic Booms:  A “Super” Sonic Saga” 


This tutorial will provide an introduction to sonic booms, including background, current status of research, and future prospects. Supersonic aircraft generate sonic booms, so the physics of shock propagation through the atmosphere is involved. But those shocks are ultimately heard on the ground indoors and outdoors, both by people and wildlife. Hence physical acoustics, psychological and physiological acoustics, animal bioacoustics, structural acoustics and vibration, and noise are all involved. Aircraft manufacturers have plans to build new civilian supersonic passenger aircraft, and these new aircraft intend to have sonic booms that are much quieter than those produced by either military aircraft or the now-retired Concorde supersonic airliner. Thus, an additional objective of this tutorial is to provide a quick-start technical basis for ASA members to understand the basics of sonic booms, enabling them to communicate effectively about sonic booms. If the aircraft manufacturers meet their stated goals, millions of people around the world will potentially begin hearing quiet sonic booms in the future. The material is highly interdisciplinary and should be useful both to the curious and to specialists across almost all of the Acoustical Society of America's technical areas. [The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of sponsors of the ASCENT Center of Excellence including the Federal Aviation Administration.]

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply.  Those who register by 5 October 2015 are guaranteed receipt of a set of notes. 

Tutorial Lecture Preregistration

To partially defray the cost of the lecture, a registration fee is charged.  The fee is USD$15 for registration received by 5 October 2015 and USD$25 thereafter including on-site registration at the meeting.  The fee for students with current ID cards is USD$7 for registration received by 5 October 2015 and USD$12 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting.  Register at the meeting.


Plenary Session, Awards Ceremony, and Annual Membership Meeting

A plenary session will be held Wednesday, 4 November, at 3:30 p.m. in Grand Ballroom 4.

The Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education will be presented to Yang-Hann Kim. The Silver Medal in Engineering Acoustics will be presented to John L. Butler, the Silver Medal in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics will be presented to Roy D. Patterson, the Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics will be presented to Brian G. Ferguson, and the Silver Medal in Speech Communication will be presented to John J. Ohala.

Certificates will be presented to Fellows elected at the Pittsburgh meeting of the Society. See page? for a list of fellows.

All attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please join us to honor and congratulate these medalists and other award recipients.

The Annual Membership Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, in Grand Ballroom 4 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202.



Social Hours, Society Luncheon and Lecture, Women in Acoustics Luncheon, Jam Session

Social Hours

Two socials with complimentary buffets and cash bars will be held starting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 3 and 5 November, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.

The ASA hosts these social hours to provide a relaxing setting 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.

Women in Acoustics Luncheon

The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 4 November, at 11:30 a.m. in River Terrace 1. The fee is USD $25 (students USD $15) for pre-registration by 5 October and USD $30 (students USD $15) at the meeting. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must purchase tickets at the meeting.

Society Luncheon and Lecture

A Society Luncheon and Lecture sponsored by the College of Fellows will be held Thursday, 5 November, at 12:00 noon in Grand Ballroom 4.This luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests. Our speaker will be Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Dr. Joseph Travis, Florida State University. Dr. Travis is a renowned field biologist who is a recipient of the E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award. His research focuses on how ecological processes drive evolutionary ones. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Travis’s lecture is entitled, “Approaches to science, falsification vs. hypothetico-deductive, and some of the consequences of failing to recognize the limitations of each.”  Purchase tickets at the meeting.  Cost is USD $30.00 each.


Jam Session

Once again the College of Fellows will be hosting the ASA Jam Session on Wednesday night, 6 November. 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. (Ear plugs donated by Etymotic Research Inc. will be available for those who want them.)


Information for Students

Follow the student twitter throughout the meeting @ASAStudents

Students Meet Members for Lunch

The ASA Education Committee arranges for a student to meet one-on-one with a member of the Acoustical Society over lunch. The purpose is to make it easier for students to meet and interact with members at ASA Meetings. Each lunch pairing is arranged separately. Students who are interested should contact Dr. David Blackstock, University of Texas at Austin, by email dtb@mail.utexas.edu. Please provide your name, university, department, degree you are seeking (BS, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, your supervisor's name, days you are free for lunch, and abstract number (or title) of any paper(s) you are presenting. The sign-up deadline is 12 days before the start of the Meeting, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. Each participant pays for his/her own meal.

Student Orientation and Meet and Greet

A New Students Orientation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, 2 November, in City Terrace 9 for all students to learn about the activities and opportunities available for students at the Jacksonville meeting. This will be followed by the Student Meet and Greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in River Terrace 3. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Students are encouraged to attend the tutorial lecture on Monday which begins at 7:00 p.m. in Grand Ballroom 6.

Fellowship and Grant Panel

A Fellowship and Grant Panel titled Guidance from the Experts: Applying for Grants and Fellowships, will be held in session 2pID on Tuesday, 3 November, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Daytona Room. The Panel will include successful fellowship winners, selection committee members, and fellowship agency members organized by the Student Council. The panelists will briefly introduce themselves and answer questions regarding grant and fellowship opportunities and application advice.

Students Reception

The Students’ Reception will be held on Wednesday, 4 November, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in River Terrace 1. 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 Society. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities.

Other Information for Students

Students will find a sticker in their registration envelopes to place on their name tags identifying them as students. Although wearing the sticker is not mandatory, it will allow for easier networking between students and other meeting attendees.

Students are encouraged to refer to the student guide, also found in their envelopes, for important program and meeting information pertaining only to students attending the ASA meeting.

They are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student Home Page at http://asastudentcouncil.org// to learn more about student involvement in ASA.


Funding Opportunities


Student Transportation Subsidies

A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. Students presenting papers who propose to travel in groups using economical ground transportation will be given first priority to receive subsidies, although these conditions are not mandatory. 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 5 October 2015 to: Jolene Ehl, jehl@acousticalsociety.org. 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; if traveling by auto; whether you will travel alone or with other students; names of those traveling with you; and approximate cost of transportation.

Young Investigator Travel Grants

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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of USD$450 with two 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 to Kyoko Nagao at nagao@asel.udel.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications is 21 September 2015.

Dependent Care Subsidies

The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Dependent Care Subsidy to help with dependent care costs associated with attending the Jacksonville meeting. Meeting attendees are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Jacksonville 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 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 Peggy Nelson at nelso477@umn.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications is 21 September 2015.


Registration Information

Preregistration is available online up to 5 October 2015.

The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday, 2 November, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. Preregistration is closed. Please register at the meeting.  If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 5 October you must register on-site. All amounts are in USD.

  Registration fees are USD as follows:    
  Category Preregistration by 5 October Onsite Registration
  Acoustical Society Members $495
  Acoustical Society Members One-Day Attendance*     $245 $295
  Nonmembers $570
  Nonmembers One-Day Attendance*  $285 $360
  Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance*     Fee waived Fee waived
  Nonmember Invited Speakers $115  $115 
  (Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an application)    
  ASA Early Career Members   (ASA members within 3 years of
$245 $295
  their of their most Recent degrees – proof of date of degree required)    
  ASA Student Members (with current ID cards)     $50 $100
  Nonmember Students (with current ID cards)   $90 $140
  ASA Emeritus Members (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA)      $125 $150
  Accompanying Persons $125 $150
  (Registrants who will not participate in the technical sessions)    

Nonmembers who register for the full meeting week and simultaneously apply for Associate Membership in the Acoustical Society of America will be given a USD $50 discount off their dues payment for the first year (2016) of membership. Invited speakers who are members of the Acoustical Society of America are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers may register for one-day only without charge. A nonmember invited speaker who pays the full-week registration fee, will be given one free year of membership upon completion of an ASA application form.


*One-day registration is for participants who will attend the meeting for only one day. If you will be at the meeting for more than one day either presenting a paper and/or attending sessions, you must register and pay the full registration fee. 


Transportation and Travel

    Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) provides non-stop flights to more than 30 major U.S. cities and is only 15 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. The airport offers 100 daily arrivals and departures on all major domestic air carriers and a network of regional carriers. More information about Jacksonville International Airport is available at FlyJax.

Airport transportation alternatives include:  Taxis (15-minute ride, $30 to $40 USD); Shared-ride service: (SuperShuttle, $24 per person one way, $48 round-trip, 800-258-3826, SuperShuttle.com); Rental Car: All major companies are represented in the airport; Bus service: AirJTA (CT3) operates seven days a week and it is the most economical trip from downtown to the airport. For more information, visit the airport courtesy desk or visit JTA's website to plan your trip. All ground transportation services, including rental car agencies, taxi and limousine services, are located on the lower level of the terminal building adjacent to baggage claim. Safety Advisory: Ignore offers of ground transportation from solicitors inside the terminal building. While these solicitors may look and sound official, they are not authorized to solicit passengers.

Bus and Train Transportation: Amtrak (Amtrak.com) and Greyhound (greyhound.com) both serve Jacksonville. The Amtrak station is located at 3570 Clifford Lane, Jacksonville, 6.5 miles from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The Greyhound Station is located at 10 N. Pearl Street, Jacksonville and is 0.64 miles from the hotel.

Getting Around Jacksonville: The Water Taxi for travel between the north and south bank of the St. Johns River. Board a taxi for scenic and serene trips without waiting longer than 20 minutes at the pickup points. Trolley: The Riverside Trolley, which links Riverside and downtown and the Beach Trolley, which provides access throughout the beach neighborhoods. Please visit, jtafla.com, for schedules as the Trolley only operates during specific times of the week and year. Hyatt Shuttle Service: The Hyatt’s complimentary hotel shuttle provides dependable transit to locations within three miles of the Hyatt. Take advantage of this service Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Parking: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront offers a parking deck managed and operated by ProPark that provides direct access into the hotel. Options include overnight, self, and valet parking. Guests may use their hotel key card to enter and exit the garage after validating with the Front Desk. The garage entrance is located off of Newnan Street. Rates are; USD $15 for 24 hour self-parking, USD $20 for 24 hour valet parking. Hourly self-parking is USD $6 per hour. Garage clearance:  6’ 7”. Additional public parking is available in the nearby area, rates vary.


Hotel Reservation Information


A block of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after Saturday, 17 October 2015, 11:59 p.m. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel

Please make your reservation directly with the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. [There is another Hyatt hotel in Jacksonville so please insure that you make your reservation at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Reservations can be made directly online at the website listed below, which has been set up specifically for the Acoustical Society of America where the meeting rates and all applicable information is incorporated. If you wish to make a reservation via telephone please use the special reservations phone number also listed below.

Reservation Procedures

Online Reservations

Telephone Reservations

Hyatt Group Reservations – 1-888-421-1442

In order to obtain the hotel room rate negotiated for ASA attendees, inform the reservations staff person that you are attending the 170th Acoustical Society of America Meeting.


Single/Double: USD $169.00
Triple: USD $194/Quad: USD $219
All rooms are subject to a 14.13% state and local occupancy taxes

Reservation cut-off date: 11:59 p.m. 17 October 2015 (EST)



Room Sharing

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 5 October 2015 to the Acoustical Society of America, by e-mail, asa@acousticalsociety.org. The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals.


Photographing and Recording

Photographing and recording during regular sessions are not permitted without prior permission from the Acoustical Society.


Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA)

The Jacksonville meeting will have a published proceedings, and submission is optional. The proceedings will be a separate volume of the online journal, “Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics” (POMA). This is an open access journal, so that its articles are available in pdf format for downloading without charge to anyone in the world. Authors who are scheduled to present papers at the meeting are encouraged to prepare a suitable version in pdf format that will appear in POMA. It is not necessary to wait until after the meeting to submit one’s paper to POMA. Further information regarding POMA can be found at the site http://acousticsauthors.org. Published papers from previous meeting can be seen at the site asadl.org.


Accompanying Persons Program

Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Jacksonville meeting. The on-site registration fee for accompanying persons is USD$150. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open in Room 4104 at the Hyatt from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday. This entitles you access to the accompanying persons room, social events on Tuesday and Thursday, the Jam Session, and the Plenary Session on Wednesday afternoon.

A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday. For updates about the accompanying persons program please check the ASA website.

Downtown Jacksonville is the business, cultural and entertainment center of Northeast Florida. The St. Johns River, one of a few rivers in the United States that flows north, is the crowning jewel offering visitors and residents some of the most picturesque views. Downtown is also home to a large variety of Theatres and Performing Arts venues. There are also a myriad of museums, tours, and river cruises for you to enjoy! Visit www.jacksonville.com for additional information.

Just steps from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is Jacksonville Landing offering, shops, restaurants and entertainment. For more information visit Jacksonville Landing.


Meeting Organizing Committees

ASA is grateful to its volunteer members who have organized the meeting and the technical program.

Meeting Organizing Committee

Richard H. Morris, Chair; Judy R. Dubno and Catherine L. Rogers, Technical Program Cochairs;  Anand Swaminathan and Derek Jones, Audio-Visual;  Kaitlin Lansford, Volunteer Coordination; Richard H. Morris, Technical Tour; Gail Paolino, Meeting Administrator.

Technical Program Organizing Committee

Judy R. Dubno and Catherine L. Rogers, Cochairs; David P. Knobles, Acoustical Oceano­graphy; Benjamin Taft, Animal Bioacoustics; David T. Bradley and Damian J. Doria, Architectural Acoustics; Siddhartha Sikdar, Biomedical Acoustics; Andrew Piacsek and Michelle Vigeant, Education in Acoustics; Roger T. Richards and Kenneth M. Walsh, Engineering Acoustics; Andrew C.H. Morrison, Musical Acoustics; Eric L. Reuter and Victor W. Sparrow, Noise; Michael R. Haberman, Physical Acoustics; Christopher A. Brown, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics; Said Assous and Ning Xiang, Signal Processing in Acoustics; Alexander L. Francis, Speech Communication; Robert M. Koch, Structural Acoustics and Vibration; Nicholas Chotiros, Underwater Acoustics; Matthew Kamrath, Student Council.