Technical Program

Current ASA Meeting

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)
V Fairs

Upcoming Meetings


    187th Meeting – Virtual Meeting, 18-22 November 2024

    188th Meeting – joint with the International Congress on Acoustics, New Orleans, Louisiana 18-23 May 2025

    189th Meeting – joint with the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1-5 December 2025

    190th Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11-15 May 2026






Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

Register On-Line for Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

TECHNICAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULE

 

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere Program in PDF format.

 

The itinerary planner for Acoustics Virtually Everywhere has now been posted at http://asa2020fall.abstractcentral.com/planner.jsp

There are over 1100 abstracts scheduled for presentation including over 750 lecture presentations organized into 213 sessions and over 325 posters in 31 sessions that will be available in the Poster Gallery.

The lecture sessions will be presented as 90-minute webinar sessions and poster sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes each.

Meetings of Administrative Committees will be held the week before Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (30 November-4 December).

 

Schedule of Open Meetings of Technical Committees and Other Events

Note:  All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Monday, 7 December

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Keynote Lecture by James E. West and Ellington S. West

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. New Student Orientation

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Student Meet and Greet

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Student Social

 

Tuesday, 8 December

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Acoustical Oceanography

Animal Bioacoustics

Architectural Acoustics

Engineering Acoustics

Physical Acoustics

Psychological and Physiological Acoustics

Structural Acoustics and Vibration

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Signal Processing in Acoustics

 

Wednesday, 9 December

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Effective Negotiation and Difficult Conversation Skills and Strategies

12:25 p.m. – Women in Acoustics Lunch

Alex Tolstoy, recipient of Women in Acoustics Honored Woman recognition

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Plenary Session

Annual Membership Meeting

Presentations by Acoustical Society Foundation Fund, Acoustics Virtually Everywhere Technical Program Chair, Seattle Meeting Chair

Recognition of Prize and Scholarship Recipients

Recognition of New Fellows

Recognition of Award Recipients

Julien Bonnel, R. Bruce Lindsay Award

Silver Medal in Noise, Scott Sommerfeldt

Wallace Clement Sabine Medal, Gary Siebein

Gold Medal, Judy R. Dubno

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Social Hour

Lily Wang, Host

Music by The Aviara Trio

Games and Prizes

8:00 p.m. – midnight – Jam

 

Thursday, 10 December

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Biomedical Acoustics

Computational Acoustics

Musical Acoustics

Speech Communication

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Noise

 

Resources for Oral and Poster Presenters

Current ASA Meeting

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)
V Fairs

Upcoming Meetings


    187th Meeting – Virtual Meeting, 18-22 November 2024

    188th Meeting – joint with the International Congress on Acoustics, New Orleans, Louisiana 18-23 May 2025

    189th Meeting – joint with the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1-5 December 2025

    190th Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11-15 May 2026

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

Register On-Line for Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

 

Resources for Oral and Poster Presenters

Thank you for your participation in Acoustics Virtually Everywhere as a presenter and attendee.

Below is information and resources to help you prepare, record, and upload your presentation
by the 11 November deadline

Questions should be sent to asa@acousticalsociety.org.
Email is recommended as the ASA office is still closed due to the pandemic.

 

Guidelines for Oral Presentations

Preparation of Visual Aids

  • Recordings: 15 minutes maximum length / MP4 preferred / Up to 2 GB
  • Allow at least one minute of your talk for each slide; No more than 3• 5 major points per slide.
  • Minimize the number of lines of text on each slide. 12 lines should be a maximum.
  • Include no more than 2 graphs/plots/figures on a slide. All axes on figures should be labeled.
  • Use all of the screen area in landscape orientation with narrow margins. Place logos at the bottom of slides.
  • Sans serif fonts (e.g., Arial, Calibri, and Helvetica) are easier to read than serif fonts.
  • Do not use underlining to emphasize text.
  • Use the same background, font, font size, etc. across all slides.
  • Use appropriate colors. Avoid complicated backgrounds and do not exceed four colors per slide.
    • Dark background: Use white or yellow lettering.
    • Light background: Use white or off• white background with dark blue, dark brown or black lettering.
    • Colored lines: Use only if required to distinguish different curves, lines or elements. Be mindful that many people are color blind. Red and green can be especially difficult to distinguish.
  • Embedding sounds and movies into your presentation is advisable when possible.

Presentation

  • Organize your talk with introduction, body, and summary or conclusion. Include only ideas, results, and concepts that can be explained adequately in the allotted time. Four elements to include are:
    • Statement of research problem
    • Research methodology
    • Review of results
    • Conclusions
  • Each time you display a visual aid the audience needs time to interpret it. Describe the abscissa, ordinate, units, and the legend for each figure. If the shape of a curve or some other feature is important, tell the audience what they should observe to grasp the point.

Preparing for recording:

  • Select a quiet location with a pleasant background. Avoid spaces with echoes.
  • Avoid using artificial backgrounds.
  • Locate the light source in front of you. Do not sit with a window located behind you
  • Dress as you would if you were presenting in person.
  • Ensure that there are no interruptions such as people walking behind you or pets. Turn off your phone.
  • Your eyeline should be lined up with your webcam. Look at the camera—not the screen.
  • Practice your talk. Ask someone to listen and provide feedback.
  • You are encouraged to include a video clip of yourself presenting the paper. If you do this, avoid looking at notes for extended periods of time.
  • Practice using the mouse to highlight features of interest on figures and results in a similar capacity to use of a laser point during an in• person talk.

Making a Recording 

Use the recording tools that you are already familiar with.  If this is the first time you are making a recording, there are a variety of tools from which to choose.

Please note that ASA can only provide support for using the two meeting platforms, vFairs and iPosters.  All other software and tools are used at your own discretion.

Zoom Recordings for ASA Oral Presentations

A simple way to record a presentation with both audio and an inset of the video of the speaker is to do so through Zoom.  The benefit of this method is that it works on any platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and it is free.

1) If Zoom is not installed on your computer, you will have to download the Zoom app and install it.  For step by step instructions to install the app go here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en• us/sections/200704559• Installation.

2) Once you have installed the app and logged in, click on the button to start a new meeting (might say “Host a meeting”).  You will start a meeting where you are the only participant and you will see yourself in the Zoom window. Adjust your video and audio until they are good enough for your presentation.

3) Prepare your slides in your presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint). Have Slide 1 ready to play.

4) Use the Share Screen button and share your entire screen.  You will see yourself in a small box.  You can position this box anywhere on the screen that fits with your presentation as well as change the size. Now enter full screen or presentation mode in your presentation software.  Move the cursor to find the Zoom tool bar and the button “More…”.

5) When you are ready to begin your presentation, click on the More… button and select record from the menu that pops up.  You can deliver your talk and when it is complete click on More… and Stop the recording.

6) Now Stop Sharing screen and press the End button. Select Leave Meeting (NOT End Meeting for All) and Zoom will then create a .mp4 file in your Zoom documents folder.  The path and file name of the .mp4 are displayed during processing.

7) For more detailed instructions and additional recording options see the Zoom website instructions regarding local recordings (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en• us/articles/201362473• Local• Recording).

Note: The instructions here are for Zoom but if you are familiar with other conferencing software such as (WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc.) similar options are available.

Other recording resources


Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Guidelines for Poster Presentations can be found on the iPosters webpage. This site includes written instructions, video instructions, poster templates, and links to other resources including technical support in preparing your poster.

  • For an overview of editing the Templates and a look at how your iPoster will be displayed at your Virtual Poster Session, check out the iPosters Tutorials.
  • If you have questions about creating your iPoster, you’ll find answers to most of them by visiting the iPosters Quick Guideand FAQ.
  • If you’d like a little inspiration, take a look at some Sample Posters.
  • You will find links to all of the above under the Support Buttonon the Main Tool Bar of your editing Template.
  • If you have trouble accessing the iPoster Editor Site, please contact the iPosters Support Desk here.When you communicate with Support, please use this Conference Code: ASA_Ave_20

Instructions in PDF format

Registration

Current ASA Meeting

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)
V Fairs

Upcoming Meetings


    187th Meeting – Virtual Meeting, 18-22 November 2024

    188th Meeting – joint with the International Congress on Acoustics, New Orleans, Louisiana 18-23 May 2025

    189th Meeting – joint with the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1-5 December 2025

    190th Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11-15 May 2026






Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

Register On-Line for Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All meeting participants first must register online at http://asa_ave20.vfairs.com

At the bottom of that registration form you will find a link to go to the payment site.

Registration will be possible up to 11 December.  The Registration fees are USD as follows:

CATEGORY Early Bird Regular
  by 9 November  after 9 November
ASA Members $299 $399
ASA/ Members One-Day Attendance1 $150 $250
Nonmembers $450 $550
Nonmembers One-Day Attendance1 $225 $325
Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance1 $0 $0
Nonmember Invited Speakers-Full Week* $225 $225
ASA Student Members (with current Student ID)2        $100 $125
Nonmember Students (with current Student ID) 2 $200 $225

*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.
___________________________

Registration Policies:
1. One-day registration: For participants who attend the meeting for one day only. 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.
2. Students: All students must show a current student id (issued for 2020) or verification of current student status from their university on university letterhead in order to be eligible for student fees. If proof of student status is not available, the full registration fee must be paid.
3.The refund policy for registration cancellation is as follows:
Before 9 November: 100% refund
9 November to 20 November: 50% refund minus a $25 fee
After 20 November: $0

Other Information

Current ASA Meeting

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)
V Fairs

Upcoming Meetings


    187th Meeting – Virtual Meeting, 18-22 November 2024

    188th Meeting – joint with the International Congress on Acoustics, New Orleans, Louisiana 18-23 May 2025

    189th Meeting – joint with the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1-5 December 2025

    190th Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11-15 May 2026

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020 (Note new dates)

Register On-Line for Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

OTHER INFORMATION

 

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 here.
  2. 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.
  3. After logging into the submission site, click the “Submission” tab.
  4. To begin a new abstract click “Create a New Submission” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen.
  5. If at any time during the submission process you need technical support click the “Get Help Now” button at the top of the screen.
  6. Abstracts are limited to 200 words (approximately 1500 characters).
  7. 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.
  8. Authors must designate the technical area in which they are submitting abstracts. Authors who have been invited to present in a special sessions must indicate that the abstract is invited and the title of the session in which they have been invited to participate. Contributed authors have the option to request placement in a special session but such placement is not guaranteed.  Special sessions are listed by the sponsoring Technical Committees.  First select the Technical Committee and then the special session from the dropdown lists online. Please refer to the special session list above https://acousticalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/sessions_for_calls.docx.
  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

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.

All abstracts must be submitted by 10 August. 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.

Invited Abstracts, Contributed Abstracts, Session Format

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 Acceptance

Submitted abstracts will not necessarily be accepted for the meeting. Acceptance is based on the following factors: adherence to the guidelines given here, clarity of writing, originality of the contribution, appropriateness of the subject matter to the ASA, correctness of the content, and the significance of the contribution. The ASA reserves the right to reject any submitted abstract without giving extensively documented reasons.

The presentation, and therefore the abstract, must be relevant to the field of acoustics, and focus on scientific developments, applications, standards, or education. Statements of political advocacy or explicit advertisement of products or services must be avoided.

Abstract Disclosure Statements

Authors who submit abstracts, known as the Corresponding Author, will be asked to answer the following questions during the submission process on behalf of all authors of the abstract:

1). Verify compliance with the “Ethical Principles of the Acoustical Society of America for Research Involving Human and Non-Human Animals in Research and Publishing and Presentations” by all authors listed on the abstract [Click here for the full Ethical Principles of the ASA].

2). Author Disclosure 1
All contributing authors of this abstract concur with the submission of this abstract, with their names being included and with the order in which the names are listed.

3). Author Disclosure 2
The author list is complete-no name has been omitted of any person who has contributed substantially to the intellectual and creative aspects of the work. Please select a response.

Abstract Limitations

Authors contributing papers in Speech Communication are also encouraged to select poster-style presentation which is the default for Speech Communication sessions.

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 Submitted Online

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

 

INFORMATION ON BEST PAPER AWARDS FOR STUDENTS, YOUNG PRESENTERS,AND EARLY CAREER AUTHORS

Note: The following Technical Committees will not sponsor Best Paper Awards at

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere: Animal Bioacoustics, Noise, Underwater Acoustics

Several ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students, young presenters, and early career presenters. For each award program the author must comply with the eligibility requirements that appear below.  For all awards, the eligible author’s name must appear as the first author of the abstract and must be the author who presents the paper at the meeting.

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, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics (spring only), Signal Processing in Acoustics, Speech Communication, and Structural Acoustics and Vibration.

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.

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.

ASA Best Outstanding Paper by a Young Presenter or Early Career Presenter Award

Note: Students are eligible but you do not need to be a student to qualify for these awards.

Committees Offering These Awards: Computational Acoustics and Noise

Award Amounts: Up to three awards of up to USD $250 each will be awarded

Qualifications:

Computational Acoustics

To qualify for an award, the paper author must:

  • be a current student or early career professional who completed his/her final degree within the past 5 years
  • 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 or Technical Specialty Group 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.

Biomedical Acoustics Student Paper Award

The ASA Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics offers a Best Student Poster Award. 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.

Qualifications:

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

Selection: 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.

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 18 days prior to the start of the meeting. For this meeting, manuscripts must be submitted on or before 20 November 2020
  • 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

Other Events

Current ASA Meeting

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)
V Fairs

Upcoming Meetings


    187th Meeting – Virtual Meeting, 18-22 November 2024

    188th Meeting – joint with the International Congress on Acoustics, New Orleans, Louisiana 18-23 May 2025

    189th Meeting – joint with the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1-5 December 2025

    190th Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11-15 May 2026






Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

Register On-Line for Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

OTHER EVENTS

Student Design Competition

The Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics with support from the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund and The Wenger Foundation, is sponsoring a student design competition to be judged as part of Acoustics Virtually Everywhere, the 179th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America,  December 7-11, 2020.

The Student Design 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 a schematic design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of primary importance.

Since the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America has been moved to December 7-11, 2020 and is now complete virtual, a revision to the 2020 Student Design Competition Announcement with the new timeline has been issued on October 4, 2020. Teams must register by November 16, 2020, and final entries are due electronically by 1:00 PM CST on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Please see the full announcement (updated October 4, 2020) for more information.

Hot Topics

A “Hot Topics” session sponsored by the Tutorials, Short Courses, and Hot Topics Committee will cover the fields of Architectural Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics.

Effective Negotiation and Difficult Conversations Skills and Strategies

This workshop is aimed at helping participants to develop their skills and learn strategies for effective negotiation and for navigating difficult conversations in general. The ability to communicate effectively towards achieving desired outcomes is a valued skill that can be learned and practiced. Those who invest in practicing and improving these skills benefit greatly, as well as the teams and communities in which they participate. This session will present negotiation strategies and have attendees practice navigating difficult conversations towards achieving productive results.

The workshop is presented by Dr. Lily Wang, Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusion in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Past-President of the Acoustical Society of America. Dr. Wang was selected for the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program in 2013-14 and has led faculty and graduate student professional development sessions since 2013. She does not claim to have achieved mastery of these skills; difficult conversations will still be difficult, but as presented in this workshop, practice and self-reflection can help each of us to improve our collaborative principled negotiation skills. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 9 from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM (EST).

Download the workshop slides here >>>

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday 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.

 

Keynote Lecture

Current ASA Meeting

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)
V Fairs

Upcoming Meetings


    187th Meeting – Virtual Meeting, 18-22 November 2024

    188th Meeting – joint with the International Congress on Acoustics, New Orleans, Louisiana 18-23 May 2025

    189th Meeting – joint with the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1-5 December 2025

    190th Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11-15 May 2026

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

Register On-Line for Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

KEYNOTE LECTURE

James E. West and Ellington S. West will present the Acoustics Virtually Everywhere Keynote Lecture

Monday, 7 December 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Task Force B: Better Engagement of Industry and Practitioners, the College of Fellows, and the Committee to Improve Racial Diversity and Inclusion

A digital stethoscope with active noise suppression and automatic detection of abnormalities in lung sounds

Auscultation, the action of listening to sounds from the body, typically with a stethoscope, as a part of medical diagnosis remains one of the most common, and cost-effective diagnostic practices but requires a high level of expertise. Although widely practiced, it is undermined by subjectivity in interpretation, limiting the ability to accurately interpret sounds objectively and repeatedly. Frequently, high environmental noise levels render conventional stethoscopes useless. It is also true that substantial experience is required in order to properly diagnose lung abnormalities such as pneumonia and Covid-19. Here we present a digital stethoscope with active noise suppression and an artificial intelligence algorithm (AI) that identifies lung abnormalities with accuracy comparable to trained medical personnel. This new line of respiratory diagnostic tools is appropriate for community health workers in under-resourced regions, for chronic respiratory patients in their home, and for medical professionals in noisy clinics, who wish to improve their ability to hear and interpret lung sounds. This conversation will also explore the opportunities and obstacles associated with bringing a product from the lab to the marketplace.

James E. West

Ellington S. West

James E. West is currently Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His pioneering research on charge storage and transport in polymers (the electrical analogy of a permanent magnet) led to the development of electret transducers for sound recording and voice communication. West was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999 for the invention of the electret microphone. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow, and past President, of the Acoustical Society of America, and a Fellow of the IEEE. West is the recipient of the Acoustical Society of America's Silver and Gold Medals in Engineering Acoustics, the National Medal of Technology, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Engineering

Ellington West is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sonavi Labs. She brings over 10 years of experience in healthcare business development, market research and leadership to Sonavi Labs and is overseeing the development of the company's inaugural product line. Prior to founding Sonavi Labs, Ellington served as the Mid- Atlantic Director of Sales for a national healthcare organization, driving 250M in revenue annually. Ellington is best known for delivering record-breaking revenue and profit gains within highly competitive regional markets.

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