176th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

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ASA Meeting Schedule

176th Meeting
Victoria, Canada
5-9 November 2018

177th Meeting
Louisville, Kentucky
13-17 May 2019
178th Meeting
San Diego, California
2-6-Dec 2019
179th Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
11-15 May 2020
180th Meeting
Cancun, Mexico
9-13 November 2020
181st Meeting
location and dates to be determined
Spring 2021
182nd Meeting
Sydney, Australia
6-10 December 2021

Joint Meeting

176th Meeting
Acoustical Society of America

and

2018 Acoustics Week in Canada
Canadian Acoustical Association

Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

5–9 November 2018

 

 

 

Submit Abstract for Victoria Meeting

Table of Contents

Funding Opportunities
Student Transportation Subsidies
Young Investigator Travel Grant
Early Career Travel Subsidies
Dependent Care Subsidies
Student Activities
Student Orientation and Meet and Greet
Students’ Reception
Students Meet Members for Lunch
Other Information for Students
Plenary Session, Awards Ceremony, Social Hours, Luncheons, Jam Session
General Information
Room Sharing
Committee Meetings
Special Accessibility
Accompanying Persons Program
Weather
Transportation and Travel Information
Hotel Reservation Information
Registration Information
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts Online

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Technical Program and Special Sessions

Contributed papers are welcome in all branches of acoustics. The technical program will consist of lecture and poster sessions. Technical sessions will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 5–9 November 2018.

Every effort will be made to schedule contributed abstracts in accordance with author and Organizing Committee preferences. However, authors should be prepared to accept assignment to poster sessions. Assignments will take into account: a) author preference, b) program balance, and c) Technical Committee instructions. Abstracts will be rejected if they do not comply with the instructions.

Special sessions described below are planned for the meeting. Authors of invited papers must indicate the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate when the abstract is submitted. Authors of contributed papers have the option to request placement of their abstracts in these sessions. If no special session placement is requested, contributed papers will be scheduled in sessions with abstracts of similar technical content.

Special Sessions, Organizers, and Descriptive Sentences  

 


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

An abstract of not more than 200 words is required for each paper, whether invited or contributed. Abstracts longer than 200 words will be truncated. Authors must submit abstracts online (see section below on Instructions for Submitting Abstracts Online).

All abstracts must be submitted by 29 May 2018. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted via postal mail or e-mail will not be accepted. Abstracts will be rejected if they do not comply with the instructions.

Authors should be prepared to accept assignment to lecture or poster sessions.

Authors of invited papers must indicate the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate at the time the abstract is submitted.

Authors of contributed papers may request placement of their abstracts in special sessions. The request will be honored, if possible, but there is no guarantee such abstracts will be scheduled in the requested sessions.

If no special session placement is requested, contributed papers will be scheduled in sessions with abstracts of similar technical content.

Abstract Disclosure Statements

Authors will be asked to answer the following questions during the submission process:

  • 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.

Abstract Limitations

A contributor in Speech Communication may be the principal author of only one paper, and, subject to time and space limitations, may be the co-author of only one additional paper. Authors contributing papers in Speech Communication are also encouraged to select poster-style presentation.

Contributed papers in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics may be scheduled for lecture or poster presentation.

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.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Abstracts

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail message confirming that their abstracts have been received. Acceptance notices will be sent to authors in July.

Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters

Several ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students and young presenters who present papers at Society 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.

Qualifications:

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. Entrants in Speech Communication who submit more than one abstract may enter only one in the Best Student Paper Award Competition.

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.

 

Physical Acoustics Best Student Paper Award

The ASA Technical Committee for Physical Acoustics (PATC) is offering a Best Paper award for students presenting papers in sessions organized by PATC. The award will be based upon a written paper submitted to Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA).

Award Amounts: Up to two awards will be presented, USD $300 for first prize and USD $200 for second prize.

Qualifications:

To qualify for the award, an author must:

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the presented work 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 and POMA manuscript
  • submit the POMA manuscript by the competition deadline, which is 14 days prior to the start of the meeting. For this meeting, manuscripts must be submitted on or before 21 October 2018.present the paper at the meeting

Selection: The award winner(s) will be selected by a subcommittee that will judge submitted POMA manuscripts based on technical content, writing quality, and overall excellence. The Best Paper award(s) will be announced at the PATC meeting. Note that the paper judging will take place concurrently with the ordinary editorial review of a POMA submission; each judged paper will be returned with comments and a publication decision.

Application: Those who intend to participate in the competition so indicate during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form. Students will be contacted by the award subcommittee after abstracts have been accepted.

ASA Best “Outstanding Paper by a Young Presenter” Award

Note that you need not be a student to qualify for these two awards.

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.

Qualifications:

To qualify for an award, the paper author must:

  • be under 30 years of age as of 1 January 2018
  • 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 AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

AUDIO-VISUAL AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE 

Audio-Visual Equipment

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

Special Equipment, Computer Equipment, and Software

Any equipment other than PC computers with monaural audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers is “special equipment.”  Requests for special equipment (e.g., stereo sound playback, special speakers) 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.

Poster Session Boards

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

Projection Guidelines for Authors

A PC computer 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 also have the option to connect their own laptops to the computer projector, however authors using their own laptops must also arrive at the meeting room at least 30 minutes before start of the session to setup this connection. Assistance in loading presentations onto the computers and switching to alternate computers will be provided.

If you utilize your own computer for your presentation you should bring copies of your presentation materials on a USB drive as a backup. This may solve any possible interface or cable problems between your computer and the projector.

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.

Audio-Visual Preview Room

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.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS ONLINE

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS ONLINE

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 http://AcousticalSociety.org
  2. Click “Submit Abstract for the Victoria meeting” 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. 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.
  5. Upon submission of your abstract you will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  6. To view or edit an existing submission click “View Submissions” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen.
  7. 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.
  8. After logging into the submission site, click the “Submission” tab.
  9. To begin a new abstract click “Create a New Abstract” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen.
  10. If at any time during the submission process you need technical support click the “Get Help Now” button at the top of the screen.
  11. Abstracts are limited to 200 words (approximately 1500 characters).
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

 


OTHER TECHNICAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION

Other Events and Information

Undergraduate Research Exposition

The 2018 Undergraduate Research Exposition, a poster session sponsored by Education in Acoustics, is a forum for undergraduate students to present their research in any area of acoustics and can also include overview papers on undergraduate research programs. It is intended to inspire and foster growth of undergraduate research throughout the Society, to encourage undergraduates to express their knowledge and interest in acoustics, and to foster their participation in the Society. To participate, a student must submit an abstract by the deadline as outlined in this Call for Papers and specify that it is for the special session entitled “Undergraduate research exposition.”  A student must be the first author of the abstract and present the poster at the meeting. Students currently enrolled as undergraduates, or who have completed their undergraduate degree in 2018 are eligible to present a poster in this session. Four awards of up to $500 each will be made to help undergraduates with travel costs associated with attending the meeting and presenting a poster. Awards will be presented by check at the Exposition. An applicant for this award must submit a brief request for support that includes an estimate of travel expenses, a copy of their abstract, and a 1-page resume by e-mail to Elaine Moran, [email protected] by 15 August. Award recipients will be notified by 15 September.

Early Career Speed-Networking Event

ASA is hosting a speed-networking event for early career participants at the meeting 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 conversations between early career participants and more senior society members. The second half will be a social in which the participants will be given the opportunity to continue conversations with the more experienced society members as well as interact with other early career participants. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Participant requirements: 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. It is not intended for students or those in the process of receiving a degree. Students are encouraged to attend the activities specifically designed for them throughout the week. Please contact Tessa Bent ([email protected]) or Dom Bouavichith ([email protected]) if you have any questions. 

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. These are working, collegial meetings. Much of the work of the ASA 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 

Hot Topics

A “Hot Topics” session sponsored by the Tutorials, Short Courses, and Hot Topics Committee will cover the fields of Speech Communication, Education in Acoustics, and Animal Bioacoustics.

Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA

Authors of Victoria meeting papers are encouraged to submit a manuscript to 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 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.
  • Visit http://asa.scitation.org/pma/authors/manuscript for additional information, including recent changes to the manuscript preparation/submission process

Itinerary Planner, Moblie App, and Meeting Program

An itinerary planner and mobile app will be available for the Victoria meeting. A complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the September issue of JASA. Abstracts will be available on the ASA website in October.


TUTORIAL LECTURE

TUTORIAL LECTURE ON AN INTRODUCTION TO SOUND IN THE SEA

A tutorial on “Introduction to Sound in the Sea” will be presented by Tom Dakin of Ocean Networks Canada, on Monday, 5 November at 7:00 p.m.

Abstract

This introductory talk will address why underwater acoustics are important, it’s uses, how sound propagates so far in the ocean, man-made sounds, including shipping noise, and the impact of noise in the ocean.  A short overview of organizations working on the issue of underwater noise will be given including those around the Salish Sea where the conference is being held.  The way sound is measured and analyzed will be shown with local examples of marine life, earthquake and anthropogenic noise. A short exercise to show the effects of acoustic masking will be given, followed by an explanation of echolocation use by the Southern Resident Killer Whales and the implications of acoustic masking on finding food for this local and endangered species.

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply.  Those who register by 8 October 2018 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 8 October 2018 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 8 October 2018 and USD $12 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting.  Register online or use the printed registration form to register for the Tutorial Lecture.


SHORT COURSE 

Short Course on Bioacoustics and Ecoacoustics

Introduction
Bioacoustics and Ecoacoustics are rapidly developing disciplines to study and monitor ecosystems by their soundscape composition. This is a worldwide emerging research area aimed at monitoring, and possibly contrasting, the decline of biodiversity impacted by habitat reduction and degradation due to both local human activities and global environmental changes (climate changes and chemical pollution). The acoustic environment, also known as soundscape, has been recognized to be an essential component of ecosystems, thus worth of being studied, monitored, protected, and even restored when altered by human activities. In this context, sounds have the potential to serve science, conservation and also education.

Ecoacoustics joins bioacoustics and ecology as an interdisciplinary science that investigates natural and anthropogenic sounds and their relationship with the environment over a wide range of study scales, both spatial and temporal, including populations, communities, and landscapes.  Ecoacoustics operates in all types of terrestrial and aquatic (freshwater and marine) ecosystems extending the scope of acoustics and bioacoustics. Sounds can be both the subject and the tools of ecological research. As the subject, sounds are investigated in order to understand their evolution, functions and properties under environmental pressures. As tools, sounds are used to study and monitor animal diversity, abundance, behaviour, dynamics and distribution, and their relationship with ecosystems and the environment.

Objective
The objective of the course is to provide scholars with a solid foundation to understand bioacoustics and ecoacoustics, the equipment needed to do acoustic research and monitoring, the software tools, the applications in the different fields, ranging from basic research to environmental monitoring and protection. The course will include topics related to both terrestrial and marine bioacoustics and ecoacoustics, soundscape analysis, noise pollution, digital sound recording and analysis, also considering the importance of the acoustic environment for the human beings.

Instructor
Gianni Pavan is a Researcher at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pavia, in Italy. He teaches Bioacoustics and Ecology in the Master courses of “Nature Sciences” and “Experimental and Applied Biology”. Since the Master degree in Nature Sciences he got in 1983 with a thesis on the computer analysis of bird songs, he dedicated his research time to bioacoustics, computational bioacoustics, marine bioacoustics and, in the last decade, to ecoacoustics. Founder of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioacoustics and Environmental Research (CIBRA) in 1989, he participated to many international activities for the study and protection of marine mammals.

Program

Sunday, 4 November 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, 5 November 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration
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 8 October 2018 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 8 October 2018.  Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 8 October 2018.  Any cancellations after 8 October 2018 will be charged a USD $25 processing fee.  Register online or use the printed registration form.  If you miss the preregistration deadline and are interested in attending the course, please send an email to [email protected].


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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. 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 8 October 2018 to: Jolene Ehl, [email protected] 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.

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 Victoria 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 Victoria meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $600 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 Whitney Coyle. Deadline for receipt of applications is 7 September 2018.

Early Career Travel Subsidies

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. Applicants should complete the online application.  The deadline for receipt of applications is September 7, 2018.

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 Victoria meeting. Meeting attendees are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Victoria 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 Jennifer Miksis-Olds. Deadline for receipt of applications is 7 September 2018.


STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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, 5 November, for all students to learn about the activities and opportunities available for students at the Victoria meeting. This will be followed by the Student Meet and Greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. where refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Students’ Reception

The Students’ Reception will be held on Wednesday, 7 November, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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 Japan. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities.

Students Meet Members for Lunch (SMMfL)

A student in the SMMfL program meets one-on-one with an ASA member over lunch during the ASA 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 check the SMMfL check box 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 Committee on Education in Acoustics.

Other Information for Students

Students are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student Home Page at http://asastudentcouncil.org/


SOCIAL EVENTS

Plenary Session, Awards Ceremony, Social Events, Luncheons, Jam Session

Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony

The ASA Plenary session will be held Wednesday afternoon, 7 November, where Acoustical Society of America and Canadian Acoustical Association awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows will be announced.

Social Hours

Two socials with complimentary buffets and cash bars will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, 6 and 8 November. The social on Tuesday, 6 November, will be held at the Royal BC Museum across the street from the Empress Hotel. Regularly rated the best museum in Canada, the Royal BC Museum explores the natural and human history of British Columbia including natural history dioramas; recreations of a frontier town, gold mine, saw mill and fishing village; and the stunning First Peoples gallery and Totem Hall. The social on Thursday, 8 November, will be held at the Empress 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, 7 November. The fee is USD $25 (students USD $15) for pre-registration by 8 October 2018 and USD $30 (students USD $15) at the meeting. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must register online use the printed registration form.

Society Luncheon and Lecture

A Society Luncheon and Lecture sponsored by the College of Fellows will be held Thursday, 8 November, at 12:00 noon. This luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests.  Register online at AcousticalSociety.org or use the printed registration form. Tickets cost USD $30.00 each.

If Bodies Could Talk
All biological sounds originate with body movements. However, theories of sound production in biological communication have not always been grounded in plausible conceptions of how bodies move. This talk will show how a deeper understanding of biological movement can help us to make sense of how sounds are produced for communication. This approach not only provides a framework for understanding basic mechanics of biological sound production for speech and non-speech communication, but also sheds light on such divergent issues as how innate infant behaviors bootstrap more complex communication, whether vocal and manual communication follow similar principles, and how smiling while you talk is like speaking in a different accent–and how both are like walking on different surfaces.

Bryan Gick (PhD, Yale U. ‘99) is a Professor and Guggenheim Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, and a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories. Co-director of UBC Language Sciences, he also holds associate appointments in the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, and the Department of Psychology. The goal of Gick’s work has been to bring the human body in all its complexity into discussions of speech and language. His recent research develops an embodied approach to speech, with the goal of deepening links between speech production and multimodal perception, biomechanics, motor control, the nervous system, the digestive system and the development of speech communication.

Jam Session

Once again the College of Fellows will be hosting the ASA Jam Session. 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.


GENERAL INFORMATION

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 1 October 2018 to the Acoustical Society of America, by e-mail, [email protected] The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals.

Committee Meetings

Meetings of Administrative, Technical and Standards Committees, including Working Groups, will be announced in the meeting program if requests are received not later than 29 May 2018. Requests for meeting space, special luncheons, etc., should be made as early as possible to: Jolene Ehl, [email protected] 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.

Special Accessibility

Meeting attendees who have special accessibility requirements, should indicate their needs by informing ASA at [email protected] not less than 30 days in advance of the meeting. Please provide a cell phone number, e-mail address, and detailed information so that we may contact you directly.

Accompanying Persons Program

Accompanying Persons and other visitors are welcome at the Victoria meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is USD $150 for preregistration by 8 October 2018 and USD $200 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting. There will be a hospitality room in the Conference Centre/Empress Hotel for participants. The program will include speakers on the history and culture of the city. Check the meeting website for updated information.

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Centered on the bustling Inner Harbour, and graced with abundant parkland and gardens, the city is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. Within a short walk of the meeting hotels is a multitude of museums and attractions as well as a broad range of culinary experiences. There are also a number of excellent tours available, including historic and cultural city sights, the world-famous Butchart Gardens, and whale-watching excursions. Tourism Victoria (https://www.tourismvictoria.com) and the Victoria Visitors Centre (812 Wharf St) are great resources.

Weather

Victoria has a Mediterranean climate with mild fall/winter weather. Average high and low temperatures in November are 50° F (10° C) and 43° F (6° C), respectively. Rainfall is common in Victoria in the fall and occurs an average of 15 days in November. Carrying a small folding umbrella may be useful for occasional showers.


TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

Air Transportation

Victoria International Airport (Airport Code YYJ) is served by 14 international and domestic airlines, with more than 120 flights daily from throughout North America, including non-stop flights to Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, and San Francisco. See http://www.victoriaairport.com  for more information.  The airport is approximately 15 miles (25 km) from the Victoria Conference Centre and the conference hotels in downtown Victoria.

Ground Transportation

Taxi: Taxi cabs are located curbside immediately outside of the arrivals area of the airport. Taxi rides from the airport to downtown Victoria cost about CAD $60 and take about 30 minutes. Taxis are required to accept credit card payments.

Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to hotels in downtown Victoria for CAD $25 per person one-way or $44 per person round-trip (2 tickets), departing every 40 minutes until 12:30 a.m. Passengers can purchase tickets at the YYJ Airport Shuttle counter in the arrivals area of the airport. See https://yyjairportshuttle.com for more information.

Car Rental: Four car rental agencies serve the airport, with counters located in the arrivals area directly across from the Information desk. See www.victoriaairport.com/car-rentals for more information.

Driving from the airport to the Fairmont Empress or Marriott Hotel: Exit the airport on Electra Blvd. Go left on Willingdon Rd at the first roundabout. Proceed on Willingdon Rd through the second roundabout at East Saanich Rd and enter Hwy 17 (Patricia Bay Hwy) to your right (southbound). Hwy 17 becomes Blanshard St at the Victoria city limits; continue southbound on Blanshard St into downtown Victoria. For the Marriott Hotel, turn right on Fairfield Rd—the hotel will be on your left within the first block. For the Empress Hotel, proceed on Blanshard St past Fairfield Rd for two blocks and turn right on Belleville St. Continue on Belleville St for two blocks and turn right on Government St—the Empress Hotel will be on your right.

Driving Directions/Parking Information

Victoria, on Vancouver Island, can be accessed by vehicle via BC Ferries from Tsawwassen (south of Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (north of Victoria). Exit the Swartz Bay ferry terminal southbound on Hwy 17 and follow the driving instructions as per the airport given above.

Hotel parking at the Empress Fairmont Hotel is CAD $32 per day.
Hotel parking at the Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel is CAD $16 per day.\


HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

HOTEL RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION

Blocks of guest rooms at discounted rates have been reserved for meeting participants at the Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after Friday, 10 October 2018 11:59 p.m. PST. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA rates.

Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1W5

Please make your reservation directly with the Fairmont Empress. Online reservations are recommended.

HOTEL POLICIES

  • Reservations must be accompanied by a first-night’s room deposit or guarantee with a major credit card.
  • Check in time: 4:00 p.m./Check out time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Early Departure Fee (charged when guest checks out prior to the reserved check out date): CDN $94.50. To avoid the charge guests must inform the hotel before or at check-in if they wish to change the check-out date to an earlier date.
  • Deposit refunds: Room deposits are refundable if reservations are cancelled up to 72 hours in advance of guests’ arrival.
  • Reservations in ASA group: Complimentary internet access in sleeping rooms with enrollment into Fairmont President’s club (membership in program is complimentary). Enroll in advance or upon arrival at https://www.fairmont.com.fpc

RESERVATION PROCEDURES

Online Reservations
Reservations can be made online directly with the Fairmont Empress at the website listed below, which has been set up specifically for the meeting where the meeting rates and all applicable information is incorporated.

Fairmont Empress online reservation link

Telephone Reservations

Online reservations are recommended. From US or Canada call 800-257-7544.  From all other countries call 800-441-1414. When making reservations by phone you must mention the Acoustical Society of America or group code Acoustical Society to obtain the special ASA room rates:

ROOM RATES

Single/ Double: CDN $189
Room Types: Fairmont or Deluxe
Charge for each extra person sharing room: CDN $30/Maximum occupancy per room is 4 persons
No charge for children up to and including 18 years of age sharing room with their parents
Other room types at higher rates are available and can be found on the online reservation site

Taxes and Fees: 17.16% Total
11% (PST) + 5% (GST)
Destination Marketing Fee: 1%

Rates will be offered, based on availability, 3 days before and 3 days after the meeting dates

Reservation cut-off date: 10 October 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel
728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5, Canada

Please make your reservation directly with the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour. Online reservations are recommended.

HOTEL POLICIES

  • Reservations must be accompanied by a first-night’s room deposit or guarantee with a major credit card.
  • Check in time: 4:00 p.m./Check out time: 12:00 noon
  • First night’s Room & Tax will be charged if cancellations are received 3 days or less prior to arrival.
  • First night’s Room & Tax will be charged if guests do not check in on their scheduled arrival date and who have not cancelled their reservations (no shows)
  • Complimentary wifi throughout hotel

RESERVATION PROCEDURES

Online Reservations

Reservations can be made online directly with the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour at the website (link below) which has been set up specifically for the meeting where the meeting rates and all applicable information is incorporated.

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour online reservation link

Telephone Reservations

Attendees can book individually by calling reservations toll-free at 1-888-236-2427 and asking for the Acoustical Society of America Meeting group rate.

ROOM RATES

Deluxe Single/ Double: CDN $169 (Triple: CDN $199/Quad: $229)
Other room types at higher rates are available and can be found on the online reservation site
Rates will be offered, based on availability from 11/1/2018 to 11/12/2018

Taxes and Fees:
11% (PST) + 5% (GST)
Destination Marketing Fee: 1%

Reservation cut-off date: 10 October 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION – Online registration will open in July

Register online at http://AcousticalSociety.org or use the form on page 21. If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 8 October 2018 you must register on-site. The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday morning, 5 November.

Registration fees are USD as follows:

CATEGORYPREREGISTRATION BY
8 October
ONSITE REGISTRATION
ASA/CAA Members$550$650
ASA/CAA Members One-Day Attendance*$275$375
Nonmembers$700$800
Nonmembers One-Day Attendance*$350$450
Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance*$ 0$ 0
Nonmember Invited Speakers-Full Week (Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an application)$350$350
ASA/CAA Early Career Associate or Full Members (ASA members within 3 years of their most Recent degrees—proof of date of degree required)$275$375
ASA/CAA Student Members (with current Student ID)$100$150
Nonmember Students (with current Student ID)$200$250
Undergraduate Students (with current Student ID)$25$25
ASA Emeritus Members (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA or CAA)$150$200
Accompanying Persons(Registrants who are not authors or coauthors on abstracts and/or will not participate in or attend technical sessions)$150$200

Nonmembers who register for the full week and simultaneously apply for Associate Membership in the ASA will be given a USD $50 discount off their dues payment for the first year (2019) of membership. Invited speakers who are members of ASA are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers may preregister for one-day only without charge and on-site for USD $350. A nonmember invited speaker who pays the full-week registration fee, will be given one free year of membership upon completion of an application form.

Note: A USD $25 fee will be charged for cancellations after 8 October 2018

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*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.

 


MEETING COMMITTEE

176th MEETING COMMITTEE

ChairsStan Dosso
Technical Program ChairRoberto Racca
Accompanying PersonsShelley Dosso
Student CoordinatorsJorge Quijan, Graham Warner
Special EventsSonya Bird, Xavier Mouy
SignsSvein Vagle, Tom Dakin
CateringTerry Russell