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.
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.
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.
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.
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.