19–23 April 2010
Baltimore, Maryland


Local Meeting Committee

Technical Program and Special Sessions

Other Technical Events and Information
Hot Topics
Distinguished Lecture
Topical Meeting on Signal Processing of Subtle and Complex Acoustic Signals in Animal Communication
Technical Tours
Open Meetings of Technical Committees
Gallery of Acoustics
Getting Past the Aggravation and Getting Your Institutional Review Board Applications Approved
Student Design Competition
Urban Design with Noise in Mind Symposium
Online Meeting Papers
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics(POMA)

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Audio-Visual Equipment, Special Equipment and Software
Audio-Visual Equipment
Special Equipment, Computer Equipment and Software
Poster Session Boards
Projection Guidelines for Authors
Audio/Visual Preview Room

ASA Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters
Tutorial Lecture on Animal Hearing
Short Course on Array Signal Processing for Sonar
Conference Proceedings
INCE Student Paper Awards
INCE Fundamentals Exam Preparation and Optional Exam
INCE Short Course on Aircraft Noise Modeling
Special Meeting Features
Student Transportation Subsidies
Young Investigator Travel Grant
Students Meet Members for Lunch
Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony
Fellows' Luncheon
Social Events
Women in Acoustics Luncheon
Transportation and Hotel Accommodations
Air Transportation
Ground Transportation
Driving Information
Parking at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Room Sharing
Hotel Reservation Information
General Information
Committee Meetings
Assistive Listening Devices
Child Care
Child Care Grants
Accompanying Persons Program
NOISE-CON 2010 Conference Proceedings
Registration Information
Registration Form
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts via the World Wide Web
World Wide Web INCE Abstract Submission Procedures
NOISE-CON 2010 Abstract and Paper Submission
Instructions for Preparing Paper Copy ASA Abstracts
Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme (PACS)


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, 19–23 April 2010 for the ASA meeting and Monday through Wednesday, 19–21 April for NOISE-CON 2010.

Every effort will be made to schedule contributed abstracts in accordance with author and Technical 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.

The special sessions described below will be organized by the ASA Technical Committees and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering USA (INCE). Authors of invited papers must indicate on their abstracts the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate. 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.



Acoustics in polar environments(Joint with Animal Bioacoustics and Underwater Acoustics)
Scattering, propagation, sound fields, and animal bioacoustics in polar environments
Organized by: Jennifer L. Miksis-Olds, David K. Mellinger, Ann E. Bowles

Impact of shallow water acoustic propagation by linear internal waves and neutrally buoyant intrusions(Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
Measurements, modeling and analysis of internal waves and neutrally buoyant intrusions and the consequent impact on acoustic signal behavior in shallow water
Organized by: Dajun J. Tang, David L. Bradley


Auditory attention, learning and memory: From neurons to behavior(Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Recent research findings that shed light on the role of cognition in auditory processing and perception in a variety of animal species
Organized by: Cynthia F. Moss

Effects of anthropogenic noise on aquatic animals
Studies of the specific and general effects of anthropogenic noise on all aquatic life, from invertebrates to marine mammals
Organized by: Carl R. Schilt

Estimating spatial density of animal populations with passive acoustics
Methods, case studies, and results of passive acoustic estimation of the spatial density of animal populations
Organized by: David K. Mellinger

Incorporating context into acoustic automated detection and classification algorithms(Joint with Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Role of context on detection and logging and classification of animal calls
Organized by: Aaron M. Thode

Signal processing for subtle and complex animal communications(Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Opportunity for signal processors to understand the issues with the analysis of animal communications to improve analysis and understanding, with the goal of matching signal processing solution with current animal bioacoustics research needs
Organized by: Sean K. Lehman, Ann E. Bowles


Required accuracy of absorption, scattering, and diffusion coefficients - NOTE: SESSION TITLE CHANGED
Limitations, available libraries, new measurements, improved data, etc.
Organized by: Peter D'Antonio

Acoustics of green buildings(Joint with Noise and INCE)
Acoustical issues in green buildings that result in low user ratings and performance issues
Organized by: Brandon D. Tinianov, David M. Sykes

Case studies, applications, and integration of architectural acousticsin building information modeling three-dimensional modeling(Joint with Noise and INCE)
Architectural acoustics can have or might be integrated in the evolution of design in building information modeling
Organized by: Norman H. Philipp

"Diamonds in the rough" of "hidden gems"
Spaces that possess outstanding acoustical attributes but are not necessarily known about within the popular scheme of acoustical places
Organized by: Andrew N. Miller

Physical acoustics in Boston Symphony Hall: A guide for the perplexed(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Physical acoustics, i.e., proximity effects on stage, in concert halls
Organized by: James B. Lee

Primary and secondary school special function spaces(Joint with Noise)
Acoustical issues related to the multipurpose spaces in schools
Organized by: Robert C. Coffeen

Rooms for reproduced sound(Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Interaction of reproduced sound and architecture in studios, cinemas, home theaters, schools, installations, and more
Organized by: K. Anthony Hoover and Alexander U. Case

Speech intelligibility and privacy(Joint with Speech Communication)
Effects of architecture on speech communication
Organized by: Eric L. Reuter


Blast-induced traumatic brain injury: Mechanisms, assessment,therapy, and mitigation(Joint with Animal Bioacoustics, Speech Communication, and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Exposure to blast waves from improvised explosive devices has given rise to a significant increase in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Treatment of TBI requires a better understanding of the physics and biological mechanisms of injury, assessments of damage, therapies, and mitigation
Organized by: Steven G. Kargl, William C. Moss, Thomas J. Matula

Numerical modeling for medical ultrasound(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Linear and nonlinear models of ultrasound propagation in biological tissues such as models of frequency dependent attenuation and acoustic backscatter. Numerical approaches and software packages used to solve these problems will also be explored
Organized by: Robert J. McGough

Ultrasonic characterization of bone
Theoretical modeling and experimental measurements regarding attenuation, velocity, and scattering properties of cancellous and cortical bone and the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis
Organized by: Keith A. Wear

Ultrasonically activated agents(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Review of fluid, gas, or other-phase based agents for therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound. These have evolved to active agents that can be activated with spatial and temporal control
Organized by: Oliver D. Kripfgans

Ultrasound induced cellular bioeffects
Effects of ultrasound on mesoscale biological systems through the action of heating, cavitation, or other processes
Organized by: E. Carr Everbach, Stuart B. Mitchell

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Diversity issues in education in acoustics(Joint with ASA Committee on Diversity)
Diversity issues in acoustics education followed by a panel discussion to identify actions that the Acoustical Society of America and American Institute of Physics may take to foster diversity in acoustics
Organized by: Preston S. Wilson, Juan I. Arvelo, Jr.

Listen up and get involved(Joint with ASA Women in Acoustics Committee)
Acoustic demonstrations for middle- and high-school age Girl Scouts
Organized by: Marcia J. Iskason, James M. Sabatier


Acoustic impedance of the ear(Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Modeling and measuring the acoustic impedance of the ear, including wideband reflectance (WBR) measures, and their utility for fitting hearing aids or identifying pathologies. Implications of open-canal versus occluded-canal fittings of hearing aids as well as other techniques for modifying the impedance of the ear (for example, active occlusion reduction) will also be considered
Organized by: Daniel M. Warren, Susan E. Voss

Computer modeling for complex acoustic environments(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography and Underwater Acoustics)
Methods for modeling complex acoustic environments involving stratified media such as shallow water, sub-bottom, or deep sub-bottom for oil survey
Organized by: Kenneth M. Walsh

Directional microphone arrays(Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Microphone arrays and the application of digital signal processing for feature enhancement
Organized by: James E. West, Joshua D. Atkins

Electret condenser microphones
Fabrication, properties, calibration, applications, historical development of electrets
Organized by: Allan J. Zuckerwar, Quamar Shams


Extended instrument techniques
The acoustics of instruments when played with techniques that expand beyond the traditional repertoire of the instrument
Organized by: Jonas Braasch

Homemade musical instruments for teaching acoustics
Students often build simple musical instruments in high-school physics classes to learn physical principles. Students and others are invited to describe and demonstrate these instruments and explain their physical principles
Organized by: Thomas D. Rossing, Preston S. Wilson, Andrew Morrison

Measurement and modeling of the acoustic properties of the banjo(Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
Recent studies as applied to the acoustic properties of the banjo
Organized by: Grace A. Clark

String instruments
Research on the acoustics of string instruments including modeling, history, and performance
Organized by: Paul A. Wheeler

The contemporary traditional violin
The acoustics of the traditional violin as used in contemporary music (music performed today)
Organized by: George A. Bissinger


Acoustics and public policy(Joint with Animal Bioacoustics and INCE)
Exploring the effectiveness of public policies in acoustics
Organized by: Nancy S. Timmerman

Effect of noise on humans and non-human animals(Joint with Animal Bioacoustics and INCE)
Techniques, measurements, and further approaches in evaluation
Organized by: Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp, Ann E. Bowles

Healthcare acoustics/noise and occupant perception and performance(Joint with Architectural Acoustics)
Combination of architectural design and noise sourses within the hospital/clinic will affect both patients and health care professionals in terms of intelligibility, privacy, annoyance, and disturbance
Organized by: Kenneth P. Roy, Erica E. Ryherd, Mandy Kuchur

Low frequency noise(Joint with Architectural Acoustics and INCE)
Need for measurement techniques
Organized by: Natalia V. Sizov, Detlef Krause

Military noise environments - Continuous and impulsive(Joint with Physical Acoustics and INCE)
Descriptions of intense military noise environments, nearfield, farfield, and community and effects on personnel and structures
Organized by: Richard L. McKinley

Noise and its control in complex and urban environments(Joint with INCE)
State-of-the-art technologies to predict and optimally design outdoor noise barriers, e.g., T-shape, etc., façade, and other noise control devices
Organized by: Siu-Kit Lau, Kai-Ming Li

Rocket noise environments(Joint with Physical Acoustics and INCE)
Characterization and prediction of rocket noise sources and propagation environments
Organized by: Kent L. Gee, Jeremy Kenny

Soundscape concert(Joint with Architectural Acoustics)
Experiencing the soundscape intensity in specific spaces and evaluations
Organized by: Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp, Alexander U. Case

Standards in psychoacoustics(Joint with ASA Committee on Standards, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Animal Bioacoustics and INCE)
Outdoor noise and the need for the use of the new standards in psychoacoustics
Organized by: Klaus Genuit

Ventilation, fan, and duct noise control(Joint with Architectural Acoustics and INCE)
Latest developments in fan/ventilation noise source identification, aeroacoustic characterization and noise abatement techniques, with or without a duct component. Duct acoustics (theoretical or experimental), new duct noise control and modeling techniques. Industrial problems and solutions
Organized by: Lixi Huang, Kirill Horoshenkov, Jian Kang

Wind turbine noise(Joint with ASA Committee on Standards and INCE)
Latest issues in wind turbine noise: Low-frequency noise, impact assessment and measurement methods
Organized by: Robert D. Hellweg, Ken Kaliski, Mark Storm

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Acoustics of technology enabled spaces(Joint with Architectural Acoustics)
Acoustics of technology-enabled spaces including video-conference rooms, collaborative work-spaces, presentation spaces, 3-D visualization spaces, student learning commons, and digital libraries
Organized by: Jeff Babich, Greg Coudriet

Active noise control(Joint with Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Active control of noise and vibration generated by sources of noise and received in open and enclosed spaces
Organized by: Marty Johnson

Aircraft exterior noise(Joint with Noise and Physical Acoustics)
Measurements and modeling of noise generation by and radiated outside aircraft, including aircraft engines
Organized by: Pierre Lempereur, Eric Boeker

Aircraft interior noise(Joint with Noise and Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
Concerned with prediction and control of aircraft interior noise with emphasis on (i) case studies of noise control applications, (ii) development and application of new methods for prediction of interior noise, and (iii) measurement methods for interior noise or exterior excitation
Organized by: Vincent Cotoni

Acoustics of energy efficient building systems(Joint with Noise and Architectural Acoustics)
Discussion about energy efficient building systems, which are dramatically changing the acoustics of the built environment
Organized by: Jeff Fullerton Automotive and powertrain noise and vibration(Joint with Noise)
Modeling and measurement of noise and vibration generated in automobiles, e.g. noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), including engineering controls
Organized by: Gordon Ebbitt, Terrence Connelly

Building design and construction for effective acoustic performance(Joint with Noise and Architectural Acoustics)
Building noise control design that appears satisfactory on the surface can be undermined by lack of attention to construction details resulting in flanking, leaks and other detrimental transfer of airborne and structureborne noise
Organized by: Kenric Van Wyk

Community noise(Joint with Noise)
Effects of noise, noise policies, and cost studies
Organized by: Larry Finegold

Consumer and industrial product noise(Joint with Noise)
Noise generation and impact of noise generated by production found in the home and industry, and modeling and applications of engineering noise controls
Organized by: Chuck Hayden

Construction noise(Joint with Noise)
Noise generation at construction sites, the impact of constructions noise on surrounding communities, and methods for the control of construction noise
Organized by: Erich Thalheimer

Experimental techniques and instrumentation in noise and vibration(Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
New and novel measurement techniques and instrumentation to quantify noise and vibration, covering a broad range of environmental, transportation, and industrial measurement situations
Organized by: Jim Thompson

Flow noise(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Methods of describing the generation and radiation of noise generated by flow, including jets, flow over boundaries, flow in turbomachinery, flow in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and supersonic flow
Organized by: Dean Capone

Ground-borne noise and vibration modeling(Joint with Noise)
Modeling the propagation of noise and vibration through the ground from transportation sources to buildings, and methods for the control of ground-borne noise and vibration propagation
Organized by: James T. Nelson

Industrial and power plant noise(Joint with Noise)
Modeling community and equipment noise from industrial, process, and power facilities
Organized by: Frank Brittain

Information technology noise(Joint with Noise)
Noise generated by information technology equipment, e.g., computers, and methods for its control
Organized by: Jeff Schmidt, Terry Baird, Marco Beltman

Materials for noise control–Manufacturer presentations
Presentations of the effectiveness of materials for noise control
Organized by: Steve Roth

Mufflers and silencers(Joint with Noise)
Developments in active, passive, reactive, and dissipative sound attenuation for motorcycles, passenger cars, trucks, and buses
Organized by: Mark Storm

Noise and vibration in the mining industry(Joint with Noise)
Mechanisms of the generation by and radiation from mining equipment, impact of noise from mining equipment, and the application of engineering controls
Organized by: David Yantek

Noise from airports(Joint with Noise)
The assessment of the impact of noise from airports on individual (e.g., sleep disturbance) and the surrounding community, and methods for the reduction of the impact, such as traffic control and treatments of housing
Organized by: Micah Downing

Noise from transit systems(Joint with Noise)
Noise issues from high-speed rail and strategies for accelerated noise studies
Organized by: Hugh Saurenman

Noise source localization(Joint with Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Experimental techniques to localize and characterize sound sources in complex and multiple source environments
Organized by: Jim Thompson, Karin Haddad

Numerical methods in noise emission and immission(Joint with Noise and Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
Numerical modeling methods, e.g., finite element and boundary element methods, for describing vibration of and radiation from complex sources of noise and vibration
Organized by: Bryce Gardner

Recreational noise(Joint with Noise and ASA Committee on Standards)
Noise from, or in, recreational venues or sources such as race tracks, gun clubs, sport venues, outdoor performance venues, amusement parks, and nightclubs
Organized by: Paul Burge

Sound propagation in the atmosphere(Joint with Noise and Physical Acoustics)
Modeling and measurement of sound propagation in the atmosphere
Organized by: Keith Attenborough

Sound quality(Joint with Noise and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Analytic approaches, techniques; case studies of sound quality issues resolved/measured by sound quality tools and techniques
Organized by: Wade Bray

Statistical energy analysis and energy methods(Joint with Noise and Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
Statistical energy analyses (SEA) and other energy-based methods of modeling the propagation of vibration and noise through coupled complex structures and surrounding acoustic media
Organized by: Vincent Cotoni

Tire/pavement noise(Joint with Noise and Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
Mechanisms of generations of noise by tire/pavement interaction, including modeling and measurements of tire noise and the affects of pavements surfaces on tire noise
Organized by: Courtney B. Burroughs, Rob Rasmussen

Vibration damping for noise control(Joint with Noise and Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
The following technical areas are of particular interest: (i) case studies of vibration damping and materials, (ii) the theory of mechanisms for vibration damping, (iii) measurement of damping effectiveness in structures and, (iv) the application of dynamic absorbers, constrained layer damping, and other mechanisms to structures and panels
Organized by: Mark Downing

Vibrations and structureborne noise in buildings(Joint with Noise and Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
Transmission of vibrations through building structures and radiation of noise from building structures
Organized by: Jeff Kwolkowski, Christopher Moran

Workshop: Public outreach on community noise
Workshop to discuss outreach to the public on the effects of community noise and methods of reducing these effects
Organized by: Larry Finegold


Shock wave and high strain rate probes of materials
Shocks from gas guns, or Hopkinson bar high strain rate probes explore important properties of materials under extreme conditions
Organized by: Albert Migliori

Sonic boom(Joint with Structural Acoustics and Vibration and Noise)
Propagation of sonic booms through the atmosphere, structural transmission of boom noise into buildings, and human response to sonic boom. Experimental measurements, numerical modeling, and sonic boom signature, reproduction, and acceptability studies
Organized by: Victor W. Sparrow, Natalia V. Sizov, Kimberly Lefkowitz

Special session on ultrasonics, nonlinear acoustics, acousto-optics and engineering acoustics in honor of Mack Breazeale - NOTE: NEW SESSION
Dedicated to the memory of Professor Mack Breazeale, scientist and gentleman.(Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Recognition of his pioneering work in ultrasonics, nonlinear acoustics, acousto-optics, and engineering acoustics, plus personal reminiscences
Organized by: Lev A. Ostrovsky, Laszlo Adler

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Application of auditory models to hearing aids(Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Exploration of the many ways in which auditory models can be applied to the various aspects of hearing aid application: Diagnostics, fitting algorithms, audio signal processing, sound quality and speech intelligibility outcome measures
Organized by: Brent W. Edwards

Music and the brain(Joint with Musical Acoustics)
Neural mechanisms for music processing in the brain
Organized by: Xiaoqin Wang

Noise-induced hearing loss: From physiology to prevention(Joint with Noise and INCE)
Physiological bases and perceptual consequences and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss
Organized by: Sharon G. Kujawa, Beth Cooper


Battlefield acoustics(Joint with Engineering Acoustics and Physical Acoustics)
Measurement, propagation, and processing of acoustic signals in a battlefield environment
Organized by: Michael V. Scanlon, David H. Chambers

Classification methods in acoustics and non-Gaussian noise(Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Animal Bioacoustics)
Seeking new or classification methods being applied to acoustic, applications, especially involving non-Gaussian statistics
Organized by: R. Lee Culver

Maximum entropy and Bayesian signal processing(Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Architectural Acoustics)
Application of maximum entropy principles and Bayesian probabilistic inference in acoustical signal processing, inversion, uncertainty estimates
Organized by: Ning Xiang, Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou

Sparse approximations in signal processing(Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
New methods of sampling signals to increase resolution with fewer numbers of samples
Organized by: James C. Preisig


Exploring the relationship between cognitive processes and speech perception: Part II(Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Building on the introductory session from the 2009 Portland meeting, advancements made on the understanding of the relationship between cognitive processes and speech perception will be explored. The session will specifically focus on identifying methods, variables, and theories that help test this relationship
Organized by: Amee P. Shah

Machine learning techniques for speech recognition(Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Juxtapose papers exemplifying the breadth and depth of the symbiosis between machine learning and speech recognition and discuss the grand challenges that drive current research
Organized by: Mark A. Hasegawa-Johnson

Speech and noise
Methods for coping with speech in noise for automatic speech recognition and human perception
Organized by: Carol Y. Espy-Wilson

Speech for tracking human health state, performance, and emotional state
Methods for detecting, monitoring, and/or tracking changes in cognitive, emotional and health states that are reflected in speech production and perception
Organized by: Suzanne E. Boyce


Computer modeling of structural acoustics and vibration for complex structures
Applications of computer analysis techniques to simulate the dynamic interaction of multiple structural acoustic subsystems
Organized by: James E. Phillips

Damping mechanisms(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Mechanisms that affect the amplitudes of vibration and radiation of sound from complex mechanical structures
Organized by: J. Gregory McDaniel

Noise control of small submersible vehicles(Joint with Noise, Underwater Acoustics, Animal Bioacoustics, and INCE)
Prediction, measurements, and noise abatement of submersible vehicles
Organized by: Joseph M. Cuschieri

Nondestructive testing of materials(Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Theory and application of sound wave and ultrasonic techniques used in the detection and characterization of damage, cracks, or corrosion in materials, including damage detection in aircraft components
Organized by: Hasson Tavossi

Space vehicle vibroacoustics(Joint with INCE)
Prediction, analysis, and mitigation of vibration and noise in aerospace vehicles
Organized by: Dean E. Capone


Acoustic particle velocity and vector fields: Signal processing and communication applications(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography and Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Theory and application of particle velocity and vector fields for signal processing (SONAR, beamforming, …), underwater channel, as well as the emerging field of communication via particle velocity and vector sensors (transceiver design, channel modeling, ...)
Organized by: Moshen Badiey, A. Abdi

Deep water ambient noise(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Measurements and modeling of directionality, depth dependence, and coherence of ambient noise in deep water
Organized by: Michael J. Buckingham, Martin Siderius

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A "Hot Topics" session sponsored by the Tutorials Committee will cover the fields of Musical Acoustics, Speech Communication, and Structural Acoustics and Vibration.


The Technical Committee on Structural Acoustics and Vibration will sponsor a Distinguished Lecture by Robin Langley of Cambridge University titled "Recent advances in the vibration analysis of structures with uncertain properties." It has long been recognized that the vibration and acoustical performance of a complex manufactured system, such as a automobile or an aircraft, can be sensitive to relatively small imperfections in the system properties. This sensitivity can lead to performance levels that are below the targets met by a nominally "perfect" system, and this can result in costly post-production modifications. This situation can be avoided if the response variability can be predicted (and therefore controlled) at the design stage, and this lecture will review recent advances in prediction capabilities. Both parametric and non-parametric models of uncertainty will be reviewed, and methods of propagating this uncertainty through a complex system model will be described. Particular emphasis will be placed on medium to high frequency vibration prediction, and a range of industrial applications of the theory will be described.


A major technical exposition will be jointly sponsored by ASA and INCE. The exhibits feature 45 display booths, which will include computer-based instrumentation, multi-channel analyzers, sound quality systems, software for noise and vibration control analyses, acoustical materials, passive noise control devices, active control systems, and other products. The exposition, conveniently located near the meeting rooms, will open Monday evening, 19 April, and will close Wednesday at noon. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be available in the exposition area. Details regarding the exposition can be obtained by contacting Richard Peppin, Exposition Manager, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, c/o Scantek, Inc. 6450 A Dobbin Rd., Columbia, MD 21045, (T) 410-290-7726, (F) 410-290-9167,


The goal of a three-meeting series of sessions organized jointly by the Animal Bioacoustics and Signal Processing Technical Committees has been to match signal processing solutions with current animal bioacoustics research, adopting the philosophy that diverse problems may have similar solutions. Signal processors were introduced to issues in the analysis of subtle or complex features of animal calls in Portland (session 5aAB). Analytical methodologies will be discussed at the San Antonio meeting. In Baltimore, a one-day colloquium and discussion on the topic of "Signal Processing of Subtle and Complex Acoustic Signals in Animal Communication" will be held, sponsored jointly by Animal Bioacoustics and Signal Processing. In Baltimore, the sessions will be organized as a Topical Meeting to bring Animal Bioacoustics and Signal Processing specialists together to discuss ways of advancing the analysis of acoustic signals in animal communication. Focus will be on problems that have been solved by listeners up to now, such as parsing streams of calls collected by autonomous recording systems or identifying salient features in animal calls. After an introductory invited talk, subtopic sessions will focus on automated parsing of streams of real-world acoustic signals, caller localization, and feature extraction. Emphasis will be on developing recommendations for improving the state of the art and making signal processing methods more accessible to animal bioacousticians.


Two technical tours are planned for the Baltimore meeting. On Monday afternoon Neil Shade will lead an architectural acoustics walking tour of the Mount Vernon arts district. Stops will include churches and concert halls with docents at each location. Cost is $18 for round trip bus transportation between the meeting hotel and tour location. This tour is limited to 30 people.

On Wednesday evening Murray Korman, with the help of professors and midshipmen, will lead a tour of laboratories at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Participants will be able dine at the Officers Club at their own expense (approximate cost of entrees is $17 to $22). This tour is also limited to 30 people and cost is $18 for round-trip bus transportation.

Register online or use the downloadable registration form.


Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. 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.


The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor the eleventh Gallery of Acoustics at the Baltimore meeting. The objective of the Gallery is to enhance ASA meetings by providing a setting for researchers to display their work to all meeting attendees in a forum emphasizing the diversity, interdisciplinary, and artistic nature of acoustics. The Gallery of Acoustics provides a means by which we can all share and appreciate the natural beauty, aesthetic, and artistic appeal of acoustic phenomena. This is a forum where science meets art.

The Gallery will consist of a multimedia collection of images, videos, audio clips, and narrations, of images and/or sounds generated by acoustic processes or resulting from signal and image processing of acoustic data. Images and videos can consist of actual visualizations of acoustic processes, or of aesthetically and technically interesting images resulting from various signal and image processing techniques and data visualization. Audio clips and segments should also have aesthetic, artistic, and technical appeal.

Entries must be submitted electronically, either by email attachment, CD, or DVD. The allowed electronic formats are:

Images and Photographs must be in one of the following formats:
PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPG (although lossless formats are encouraged)
Video (3-minute limit STRICTLY ENFORCED)
QuickTime, MPEG (with QuickTime compatible CODEC)

Audio Clips (3-minute limit STRICTLY ENFORCED):

Each entry will be an individual chapter on a single multimedia DVD. Written posters, descriptions, and abstracts will be posted on the Gallery of Acoustics display surrounding the video monitor.

All entries must be accompanied by all authors' names and affiliations, a brief description of the entry and importance or interest of the entry (no more than 1000 words), and statement of permission to publish the entry in complete form or in parts.

The meeting attendees will vote on the entries on the basis of aesthetic/artistic appeal, ability to convey and exchange information, and originality. A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning entry.

Note that authors must give permission to ASA for publication in complete form or in part to be eligible.

The relevant deadlines are as follows:

4 January 2010: Deadline for notice of intent to submit. Include a title, an abstract, and complete author list with full contact information. Please indicate the author who will be the primary point of contact.

1 February 2010: Deadline for the receipt of all entries and materials.

Entries, requests for information and all other communications regarding the Gallery should be directed to:

Dr. Sean K. Lehman

L-290, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

7000 East Avenue

Livermore, CA 94550-9234 USA

(925) 423-3580

(925) 423-3144 FAX


The IRB application process can appear to be a mysterious black box into which perfectly good studies are submitted and bizarre questions and requests emerge. This workshop will demystify the process and help you improve communication with your IRB. Topics include: Does my research need IRB approval? Isn't expedited supposed to mean fast? Do I have to use the informed consent template? What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and how do I make it go away? How can I enroll children without drowning in paperwork? Attendees are welcome to bring questions and cases for discussion.


The 2010 Student Design Competition will be displayed and judged at the Baltimore meeting. 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 the design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of significant importance.

The competition will be a poster session. Entries may be submitted by individual students or by teams of a maximum of three students. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Students must be enrolled in either the Fall term of 2009 or the Spring term of 2010 to be eligible for the competition.

All competition entries will respond to a design scenario that will be announced in the early fall of 2009. Information about the design scenario and registration for the competition will be available on the website of the Newman Fund,

The Student Design Competition is sponsored by the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics, with support from the Wenger Foundation, the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund, and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.


The Acoustical Society of America is sponsoring a one-day symposium during the Baltimore meeting entitled "Urban Design with Noise in Mind." The symposium will be provided by several ASA members and public speakers as a public service to land use planners and the public at large. The morning portion of the symposium will focus on traditional methods used by land use planners to address noise impacts in the urban environment (zoning laws, noise regulations, building design codes, and noise mapping). The afternoon portion of the symposium will include discussion on the use of soundscaping methods to address noise impacts in the urban environment and a soundscape walk through the first Roman Catholic Cathedral built in the USA, the Basillica of the Assumption (which has been recently renovated), a walk through a Prayer Garden recently constructed on the cathedral site at the corner of a busy intersection, and a walk through an historic Unitarian Universalist facility located across the street from the garden. Data concerning sound levels and patron usage of all three facilities will be obtained prior to the symposium to help discuss the acoustic experience found during the soundscape walk. Representatives from the Physics Departments of local colleges and universities and ASA experts on soundscaping and active sound control will be invited to participate in the walk to discuss ways traffic noise impacts can be reduced within the facilities. All meeting attendees are invited to participate in the symposium. The fee to attend the symposium will be waived for those registering for the conference. For additional information on the symposium, contact Kerrie Standlee at


The ASA provides the "Meeting Papers Online" website where authors of papers to be presented at meetings will be able to post their full papers or presentation materials for others who are interested in obtaining detailed information about meeting presentations. The online site will be open for author submissions in September. Submission procedures and password information will be mailed to authors with the acceptance notices.

Those interested in obtaining copies of submitted papers for this meeting may access the service at anytime. No password is needed. The url is


The upcoming meeting of the Acoustical Society of America 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 without charge to anyone in the world for downloading. 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. The format requirements for POMA are somewhat more stringent than for posting on the ASA Online Meetings Papers Site, but the two versions could be the same. The posting at the Online Meetings Papers site, however, is not archival, and posted papers will be taken down six months after the meeting. The POMA online site for submission of papers from the meeting will be opened at the same time when authors are notified that their papers have been accepted for presentation. 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 Published papers from previous meetings can be seen at the site


A complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the March issue of JASA. Abstracts will be available on the ASA Home Page in February.

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An abstract of not more than 200 words is required for each paper, whether invited or contributed. ABSTRACTS LONGER THAN 200 WORDS WILL BE EDITED OR TRUNCATED. Authors have the option to submit abstracts via the World Wide Web or by postal mail. Abstracts must be prepared in accordance with the instructions given for the submission method selected. Note specific instructions below for ASA abstracts and NOISE-CON 2010 abstracts.


If you are planning to write a paper to appear in the NOISE-CON 2010 proceedings, please follow the NOISE-CON 2010 submission instructions which can be found on Deadlines for abstracts of papers that will appear in the NOISE-CON 2010 proceedings are different than ASA abstract deadlines; this is meant to facilitate timely paper preparation.

All abstracts for NOISE-CON 2010 should be submitted by Thursday, 15 October 2009. FACSIMILE TRANSMITTED ABSTRACTS OR ABSTRACTS SENT BY E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Contributors submitting abstracts via the web will receive acknowledgment that their abstracts have been received in the form of a Resubmission number and PIN on the final page of the submission process.


Authors should use only one method of abstract submission, i.e., via the web or by postal mail. For abstracts submitted by postal mail, send one original paper-copy abstract to the Technical Program Cochairs:

Juan I. Arvelo, Jr.

c/o Elaine Moran

Acoustical Society of America

Suite 1NO1

2 Huntington Quadrangle

Melville, NY 11747-4502, USA

Tel: (516) 576-2360

ALL ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2009. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted after 16 November 2009 will not be accepted. Authors should allow at least 5 days for delivery of paper-copy abstracts by U.S. or Canadian mail, 2 days for express mail, and 10 days for international air mail. FACSIMILE TRANSMITTED ABSTRACTS OR ABSTRACTS SENT BY E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Contributors submitting abstracts via the web will receive acknowledgment that their abstracts have been received in the form of a Resubmission number and PIN on the final page of the submission process. Contributors submitting abstracts by postal mail who desire notification of receipt of their abstracts should include self-addressed postcards. Acceptance notices will be sent to authors in August by postal mail.


  • 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.
  • Psychological and Physiological Acoustics are represented primarily at spring meetings of the ASA. Nevertheless, contributions to fall meetings will be accepted.

  • 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.

    For abstracts submitted on the World Wide Web, a Reference Code and PIN will be issued for each submitted abstract which constitutes acknowledgment that the abstract has been received by the Society. These numbers will be provided on screen in the final step in the submission process. You will not receive separate acknowledgment by e-mail.

    If you do not receive acknowledgment as described above, your abstract has not been received by the Society. Please contact ASA [(516) 576-2360;] immediately if you have submitted an abstract and do not receive a Reference Code and PIN.

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    PC computers with stereo audio 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.


    Any equipment other than PC computers with stereo audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers is "special equipment." Requests for special equipment (e.g., overhead transparency projectors, VCR's and monitors, audiotape playback equipment, CD players) must be specified at the time of abstract submission. Provision of unusual special equipment will depend upon availability and cost. Special software requests should also be made if required.

    Please be specific about your audio needs, including number of channels and preferred loudspeaker arrangement.


    Poster boards and fastening materials will be provided. If your poster needs to be located adjacent to a power outlet and/or you require the use of a table, please request these items on your abstract.


    A PC computer with stereo audio 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 CD ROM or 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 as was done at past ASA meetings. Assistance in loading presentations onto the computers will be provided.

    If using your own computer for your presentation authors are encouraged to bring copies of their presentation materials on CD ROM as a backup. This may overcome 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 insure that their sound files are also saved on the CD or USB drive.

    Guidelines for use of computer projection will be supplied with acceptance letters.


    Computer presentations, transparency presentations and other audio/visual materials can be reviewed by authors in the audio/visual preview room at the meeting.

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    The ASA Technical Committees on Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration (Spring meeting only), Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Noise, Signal Processing in Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics offer Best Paper Awards to students or young presenters who present papers at Society meetings. Authors need not be members of ASA to qualify. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Please read the entry qualifications to be sure that you are eligible and follow the instructions for entering the individual Technical Committee competitions that appear below.


    Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration (Spring meetings only), Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics

    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: $300 for first prize and $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
  • submit a copy of the presentation materials or a written text to the online meeting papers website prior to the start of the meeting, (this is not required for papers presented in a poster session and/or for entries in Animal Bioacoustics, Speech Communication and Underwater Acoustics)
    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.

    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.


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

    Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics

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

    Signal Processing - One award of $500 USD 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 2010

  • be listed as the first author of the paper and actually present the paper

    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.

    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 to indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.

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    A tutorial presentation on "Animal Hearing" will be given by Robert J. Dooling of the University of Maryland on Monday, 19 April, at 7:00 p.m.


    The auditory world of animals is, in many cases, quite different from our own, due to evolutionary pressures that have created anatomical and physiological differences in auditory structures. However, there are a number of commonalities of function and mechanisms across many species that point to general concepts of auditory perception. This tutorial lecture explores the field of animal hearing, also known as comparative psychoacoustics. Because the diversity in hearing organs among animals is considerable, the hearing of many animals is quite different from our own. We will review some of these differences in hearing across animal groups, from household pets to more exotic animals. This tutorial also highlights the specific advantages of the comparative approach and illustrates the many creative methods used for behavioral testing of hearing in animals. Species comparisons contribute to our understanding of the evolution of the auditory system, and can often clarify the relationship between structure and function in the auditory system as well as the effects of damage and repair. The study of animal hearing can lead to improved understanding of human auditory capabilities, and invites speculation about how human speech is adapted for intraspecies communication.


    Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply. Those who register by 26 March are guaranteed receipt of a set of notes.


    To partially defray the cost of the lecture a registration fee is charged. The fee is $15 USD for registration received by 26 March and $25 USD at the meeting. The fee for students with current ID cards is $7 USD for registration received by 26 March and $12 USD at the meeting.

    Register online or use the downloadable registration form.

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    Many applications in acoustics entail the remote sensing and analysis of propagating waves. Sensing systems are usually formed from multiple spatially separated sensors in order to obtain gains against spatially uncorrelated noise or spatially isolated interferences. A group of sensors is called an array. Array signal processing describes the combination of signals received at the sensors into beams primarily containing signals coming from specific angular sectors. This spatial filtering process is called beamforming and is identical to the focusing accomplished by parabolic dishes. Beamforming is used in a wide variety of applications in underwater acoustics, including active and passive sonar, marine mammal detection and localization, bottom mapping, oil exploration, and acoustic communications. Additionally, there are applications in many other fields such as radar, telecommunications, biomedical imaging, earthquake detection, and even hearing aid technology.

    The course will start by introducing the far-field assumption, plane waves, and conventional beamforming (CBF). CBF is the most common type of beamforming in use and will command more than half the time in the course. A variety of topics will be covered (see detailed list below), focusing on a line array of equally spaced sensors but also considering other array configurations such as circular or triplet arrays. Examples will be drawn from both passive and active sonar applications.

    One limitation of CBF is that it does not account for the spatial structure of the signals impinging on the array. For example, knowing that an interfering signal occludes a particular bearing, the spatial filter may be modified to produce a null in its direction, thereby improving performance in other directions. This process is called adaptive beamforming (ABF). It requires estimation of an array covariance matrix, and, as might be expected, is more computationally intensive than CBF. Techniques for reducing the computational demands and for making the performance robust against estimation errors will be covered.

    The course is suitable for graduate students or professionals. It is recommended that participants brush up on signal processing, linear algebra, and mathematical statistics before the course. A recommended but not required text for the course is "Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, Part IV, Optimum Array Processing" by Harry L. Van Trees (John Wiley & Sons, 2002).


    The objective of this short course is to introduce the participant to a span of topics in array signal processing starting with the ubiquitous conventional beamformer and progressing to the more arcane adaptive beamformers and their statistical analysis. This will include exposure to the derivation of fundamental results.


    Douglas Abraham obtained B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Statistics from the University of Connecticut. He has over twenty years of experience in the sonar field, having held positions at U.S. Navy, NATO, and University laboratories. His research has primarily been in applying detection and estimation theory to active and passive sonar signal processing problems. He has both undergraduate and graduate teaching experience at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Connecticut. He has managed basic and applied research programs at the Office of Naval Research and has been active in professional service through technical-committee membership, conference and workshop organization, and as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.


    Sunday, 18 April 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday, 19 April 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Introduction and historical notes
    Propagating waves

    The far-field assumption and plane waves

    Conventional beamforming
    The line array and relationships to spectrum analysis

    Time- and frequency-domain implementations

    Narrowband and broadband beamforming

    Relationship to the detection and estimation problem

    Beam patterns, beam responses and bearing-timerecords

    Array gain and the sonar equation

    Windowing and how it affects the beampattern

    The product formula for beampatterns

    Other array apertures (circular, cylindrical, triplet and vector-sensor arrays)

    Adaptive beamforming
    The sidelobe canceller

    Minimum variance distortionless response (MVDR) beamforming

    Estimation of the array covariance matrix & SNRloss

    Robust adaptive beamforming

    Reduced-adaptive-dimension beamforming


    The full registration fee is $300 USD ($125 USD 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 26 March will be guaranteed receipt of instruction materials. There will be a $50 USD discount off the full registration fee (discount does not apply to student fee) for registration made prior to 26 March. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 26 March. Any cancellations after 26 March will be charged a $25 USD processing fee. Register online or use the downloadable registration form. If you miss the preregistration deadline and are interested in attending the course, please send an email to

    NOISE-CON 2010

    The 26th annual conference of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2010, will run concurrently with the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America on Monday through Wednesday (19–21 April 2010), culminating with the Closing Ceremony which will take place with the ASA Plenary and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday afternoon (21 April 2010). The Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) has planned 30 sessions jointly organized with ASA Technical Committees to form an exciting and coherent program that reflects the overlap in membership interests between the two organizations, and the spirit of cooperation that led to the decision to hold this joint meeting. An additional 14 session are being organized by ASA Technical Committees and co-sponsored by INCE.

    Note that there will be one registration fee for both conferences, so NOISE-CON 2010 participants are encouraged to take the opportunity to learn about some of the work being done in other areas of acoustics, not usually part of regular NOISE-CON technical programs, by attending the sessions taking place on Thursday and Friday.

    All presentations in NOISE-CON 2010, including those in sessions jointly organized with the ASA Technical Committees, must be accompanied by a written paper that will be published by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) in the NOISE-CON 2010 Proceedings. Written papers must be at least 4 pages, but preferably no more than 12 pages. Organizers of joint ASA/INCE special sessions should stress to session contributors the need to write papers for the NOISE-CON 2010 Proceedings.


    See the
    Special Sessions List for the titles, one-sentence descriptions, and organizers of NOISE-CON 2010 special sessions. (For information about session organizers please visit and click on special sessions.) Technical papers in ALL areas of noise control engineering are welcome, so your paper need not be part of one of the special sessions. However, if there is synergy with a particular special session,suggest that it be part of that session when you submit your abstract.

    To facilitate NOISE-CON and ASA Technical Program organization, NOISE-CON 2010 abstract and paper deadlines will be as follows:

    NOISE-CON 2010 Abstract Deadline: 15 October 2009, see Abstract Submission instructions, also available at INCE personnel will upload these abstracts to the ASA database. Contributors do NOT need to send abstracts to both INCE and ASA, only one abstract submission is required.

    ASA Abstract Deadline: 16 November 2009. Anyone who submits ASA Noise and Architectural Acoustics abstracts of relevance to noise control, but have not submitted an abstract first to NOISE-CON 2010, will be encouraged to write a paper to appear in the NOISE-CON 2010 proceedings, so that they are able to present in the joint ASA-INCE sessions.

    NOISE-CON 2010 Paper Deadline Date: 1 December 2009, submission information at Format instructions for NOISE-CON 2010 papers will be given on that INCE-USA web site.

    The Proceedings of NOISE-CON 2010 will be published on a CD-ROM, and will be available at the conference. The CD-ROM will contain additional NOISE-CON proceedings for the past five years. The CD-ROM will be available at the conference to conference registrants for $30 USD, and will be available after the conference through the INCE/USA page at the Atlas Bookstore for $70 USD. To obtain a list of proceedings and other publications available now, go to

    Please follow instructions on for abstract and paper submission. Criteria for eligibility are given in the appendices in the abstract submission guideline files on this web site.



    James Barnes, Acentech -
    Eric Wood, Acentech -

    Day: Sunday, 18 April 2010


    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (course)
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (fundamentals exam)

    Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel


    $100 INCE members; $150 nonmembers (early registration - before 19 March 2010)
    $150 INCE members; $200 nonmembers (after 19 March 2010)

    Registration: Course registration details can be found on the following website:


    If you are considering taking the INCE fundamentals exam as one way to become a full member of INCE, this course is aimed at helping you understand and prepare for the exam. The exam is a two-hour, closed-book, multiple-choice examination with 75 questions drawn from the fundamentals of acoustics and noise control engineering. Qualitative questions with descriptive responses and quantitative questions requiring only simple calculations are included in the examination. The purpose of the examination is to evaluate an individual's background in the field of noise control engineering. In this preparation course you will learn about the nature of the exam questions and responses and the wide range of concepts and topics covered. A minimum of mathematics will be included.

    If you feel comfortable with the material presented in the course, you may stay and take the actual fundamentals exam from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Jim Barnes is a senior engineer and directs the environmental, transportation, and industrial acoustics consulting services at Acentech. He has more than 30 years of consulting experience in industrial noise and vibration control. His consulting projects have included interior and community noise control studies for existing power and industrial plants, prediction of construction and operation noise levels, and ambient sound studies for proposed industrial sites and transportation corridors for environmental impact statements. In addition, many of his projects have included evaluation and resolution of potential vibration problems at proposed sites for microelectronics and optics facilities.

    Eric Wood is a principal at Acentech where he directs and provides technical contributions to engineering and environmental projects related primarily to the measurement, evaluation, and control of noise and vibration during the design, construction, and operation of major energy systems and transportation and industrial facilities. During thirty-five years of consulting practice he has contributed to hundreds of technical reports and publications. He is vice president of membership for INCE-USA and a former member of their Board of Directors. He is treasurer of the INCE Foundation and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.


    Day:  Sunday, 18 April 2010

    Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Location:  Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    $200 INCE members; $250 nonmembers (early registration before 19 March 2010)
    $250 INCE members; $300 nonmembers (after 19 March 2010)

    Registration: Course registration details can be found on the following website:


    Aviation noise planning relies heavily on semi-empirical noise models, which begin with measured source levels and use varying degrees of analytic relations to propagate noise into the community. This course examines the structure and algorithms of traditional integrated noise models (such as the FAA's INM, AEDT and NIRS, and the Department of Defense's NOISEMAP model), and those of modern time simulation models (such as Wyle Laboratories' NMSim and the Department of Defense's Advanced Acoustic Model). Assumptions, evolution and practical considerations of noise models will be reviewed. The course will address the following topics:

    The nature of aircraft noise, and how it is measured and packaged for noise modeling

    Practical representation of aircraft operations and trajectories

    Propagation of sound from the aircraft to the ground

    Algorithms of integrated noise models

    Algorithms of simulation models

    Unique models for military airspace

    Noise metrics

    Kenneth Plotkin is Chief Scientist, Wyle Acoustics and Research Group. He has over 35 years of experience in measuring, modeling and analyzing aircraft noise. He is the author of NMSim, a noise simulation model, and SVERIM, an integrated model used in Sweden, and has participated in the development of a number of other transportation noise models. He is one of the originators of the Ldnmr noise metric used for analysis of noise from low altitude military aircraft, and has served his time recording aircraft noise and deciphering the results into useful source models. He has applied noise models to environmental assessments of numerous projects.

    Other instructors will include members of Wyle Laboratories Research Staff who have written and maintained noise models, who have collected aircraft noise source data, and who have used the models in real life.



    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 (e-mail preferred) to be received by 15 March to: Jolene Ehl, ASA, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502, Tel: 516-576-2359, Fax: 516-576-2377, E-mail: 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.


    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 Baltimore meeting. Applicants must have completed their doctorate in the past five years and plan to present a paper at the meeting. Additionally, eligible applicants cannot currently be students, or have previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $300 with two awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract presentation, and a current resume/vita which includes information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and in the ASA. Submission by e-mail is preferred to Jennell Vick, Deadline for receipt of applications is 8 March 2010.


    The ASA Education Committee provides a way 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 wish to participate should contact David Blackstock, University of Texas at Austin, by e-mail Please provide your name, university, department, degree you are seeking (BS, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, and days you are free for lunch. The sign-up deadline is ten days before the start of the meeting, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. Each participant pays for his/her own meal.

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    Buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday and Thursday at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

    The ASA Plenary session will be held Wednesday afternoon, 21 April, where Society awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows will be announced.

    NOISE-CON 2010 plenary sessions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings, 19-21 April. The plenary speakers are Kenneth J. Plotkin, "Sonic Boom: From Bang to Puff" and Lily M. Wang, "Effects of Building Mechanical System Noise on Worker Performance and Perception."

    A Fellows Luncheon will be held Thursday, 22 April, at 12:00 noon. Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a presentation on science policy. This luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests.
    Register online or use the downloadable registration form.


    The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 21 April. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must
    register online or use the downloadable registration form. The fee is $20 (students $10) for pre-registration by 26 March and $25 (students $10) at the meeting.

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    Baltimore is served by all major airlines through three airports: Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International (BWI – 12 miles SW), Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA – 45 miles S), and Washington Dulles International (IAD – 52 miles SW). Information for these airports is available on the web at,, and


    There are a variety of ground transportation options between BWI, DCA, or IAD and the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. In addition Baltimore has rail connections with several cities via Amtrak and the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service.

    Shared Ride Shuttle: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront has airport shuttle service to BWI on request for $13 USD one-way. Super Shuttle service is available to/from all three airports and cost depends on the number of passengers. For additional information visit; reservations can also be made by calling 800 BLUE-VAN (258-3826) or 410-859-3427.

    Taxicabs: Regular taxicabs are available outside of baggage claim at all three airports. The cost from the airport to the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is approximately $30 USD from BWI, $110 USD from DCA, and $150 USD from IAD. Enviroride airport transfers are available by reservation (phone 301-549-4111 or toll free 1-866-929-4202). Approximate cost is $30 USD from BWI and $100 USD from DCA or IAD.

    Light Rail: Light Rail service <> is available from BWI with free bus transfer from the terminal. It stops at the Baltimore Convention Center, corner of Howard and Pratt Streets, about 14 blocks from the hotel (8 blocks east on Pratt Street, 5 blocks south on President Street and 1 block west on Aliceanna Street).

    Rail: Amtrak train service is available from many east coast cities to Penn Station located in downtown Baltimore about 1 mile north of the Hotel. Additional information and reservations are available at MARC trains travel between Penn Station (Penn Line) and Union Station in Washington, DC, or between Camden Yards (Camden Line) and Union Station, Washington, DC (see for more information). Union Station in Washington, DC, is accessible via light rail from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). Map and schedules are available at


    From BWI: Take Baltimore/Washington Pkwy. north 8 miles to Pratt St. and turn right. Proceed to President St. and turn right. Get into the right-hand lane and go straight. After about 5 blocks, turn right on Aliceanna St. Hotel will be on your right.

    From DCA: Take George Washington Pkwy. north to I-495 and proceed north to I-95 north, Follow I-95N to Pratt St. and turn right. Proceed to President St. and turn right. Get into the right-hand lane and go straight. After about 5 blocks, turn right on Aliceanna St. Hotel will be on your right.

    From IAD: Take Dulles Toll Rd. east to I-495 north and proceed to I-95 north, Follow I-95N to Pratt St. and turn right. Proceed to President St. and turn right. Get into the right-hand lane and go straight. After about 5 blocks, turn right on Aliceanna St. Hotel will be on your right.


    The on-site parking fee at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is $7 USD hourly or $25 USD daily. Valet parking is available for $38 USD daily. The parking garage does not accommodate oversized vehicles.


    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 15 March to the Acoustical Society of America, preferably by e-mail: or by postal mail to Acoustical Society of America, Attn.: Room Sharing, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502. The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals.


    Baltimore has four distinct seasons with warm weather prevailing from April through October. In April the daily average temperature ranges from 43 to 65 ºF, so come prepared for cool weather as well as some warm sunny days. Local weather is available by phone at 410-936-1212.

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    A block of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after 26 March 2010. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.


    The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is located on the edge of Baltimore's historic Inner Harbor and steps away from downtown.

    Please make your reservation directly with the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. When making your reservation, you must mention the Acoustical Society of America to obtain the special ASA rates. Alternatively, reservations can be made directly online at the website listed below, which has been set up specifically for the Acoustical Society of America, and has the conference rates and all applicable information incorporated into it.

    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    700 Aliceanna Street

    Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

    Tel: 1-410-385-3000

    Toll Free: 1-800-228-9290

    Fax: 1-410-895-1900


    Note: Your reservation must include dates between 16 April and 25 April in order to reserve at the special ASA rates.


    Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy: $199 USD

    All rooms are subject to tax (currently 13.5%)

    Reservation cut-off date: 26 March 2010

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    Meetings of Administrative, Technical and Standards Committees, including Working Groups, will be announced in the printed program if requests are received not later than 16 November 2009. Requests for meeting space, special luncheons, etc., should be made as early as possible to: Elaine Moran, Acoustical Society of America, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502; Fax: 516-576-2377; E-mail: Requests should be made by postal mail, fax, or e-mail, and should specify the committee's needs for space, room arrangement, furnishings, catering, and any special equipment. Reservations will not be taken by phone. Requesters should note that space is limited, and that late requests can be filled only on a space-available basis.


    Anyone planning to attend the meeting who will require the use of an assistive listening device, is requested to advise the Society in advance of the meeting: Acoustical Society of America, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502,


    Information about child care services at the Baltimore meeting will be provided on the ASA website.


    The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Child Care Grant to help with child care costs associated with bringing a child to the ASA Baltimore meeting. Applicants must plan to present a paper at the Baltimore meeting. Each award will be of the order of $300 USD with three awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, clearly outlining the need for child care support and estimating the cost of such care, 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. Submission by e-mail is preferred to Dr. Andone Lavery at Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 March 2010.


    Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Baltimore meeting. The registration fee is $60 for preregistration by 26 March and $95 USD at the meeting.

    A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. A speaker from the Baltimore Visitors Association will present local attractions, events and a brief history of Baltimore on Monday morning. Most all attractions in the Inner Harbor are within walking distance of the hotel or accessible by water taxi. A Harbor Pass for discounted admission to five top attractions is available for advance purchase by phone at 1-877-Baltimore. Visit for additional information. Please check the ASA website at for updates about the accompanying persons program.


    The proceedings of NOISE-CON 2010 will be published on a CD-ROM and will be available for purchase at the meeting for $30 USD. The CD-ROM is not included with registration.

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    The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday, 19 April, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
    Register online or use the downloadable registration form. If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 26 March you must register on-site.

    Category Preregistration by 26 March Onsite Registration
    Acoustical Society or INCE Members $395 $455
    Acoustical Society or INCE Members One-Day Attendance* $200 $260
    Nonmembers $445 $505
    Nonmembers One-Day Attendance* $225 $285
    Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance* Fee waived Fee waived
    Nonmember Invited Speakers (Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an application) $110 $110
    ASA Early Career Associate or Full Members (For ASA members who transferred from ASA student member status in 2008, 2009, or 2010) $200 $260
    ASA or INCE Student Members (with current ID cards) Fee waived $25
    Nonmember Students (with current ID cards) $50 $60
    Nonmember Undergraduate Students (with current ID cards indicating undergraduate status) Fee waived $60
    Emeritus members of ASA of INCE (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA or INCE) $60 $95
    Accompanying Persons (Registrants who will not
    participate in the technical sessions)
    $60 $95

    Nonmembers who simultaneously apply for Associate Membership in the Acoustical Society of America will be given a $50 discount off their dues payment for the first year (2010) 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.



    *Note: 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.

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    Instructions for the preparation and submission of abstracts on the World Wide Web are provided online.

    Acknowledgment that your abstract has been accepted into the database will be issued online automatically in the form of a "Reference Code" and PIN. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL THESE HAVE BEEN ISSUED ON SCREEN YOUR ABSTRACT HAS NOT BEEN ENTERED INTO THE DATABASE. You will not receive a separate e-mail acknowledgment.

    1. Web Abstract Submission Procedure is accessed on ASA Home Page at

    2. Click on "Submit Abstract for the Baltimore meeting" from the main page

    3. Enter Password: Baltimore

    4. Next screen will ask you to indicate whether you wish to submit a new abstract or to view/edit a previously submitted abstract.

    5. On the next screen you will enter the corresponding author's contact information, title of abstract, technical committee that covers the topic of your abstract, special session (if any), and the PACS code. Click continue when finished. Please enter the complete postal address to which to send the acceptance notice.

    6. You will then move to the Author affiliation screen. This is where you will enter all authors names (including the corresponding author) and affiliations. Please enter authors in the order that they should appear on the abstract. One complete address and email address will be published for the first author only. Truncated addresses should be entered for all other authors. You must abbreviate as many words as possible, (e.g., Univ., Dept., St., Ave., two letter state abbreviations, etc.)

    7. The next screen will contain a blank template for entering abstract text as well as additional details required for the submission process. It is very important to use LaTeX codes to enter boldface, italics, phonetic symbols or mathematical expressions. Please refer to the online LaTeX help link for entering special symbols or refer to pages 28 and 29 of the printed Call for Papers.

    8. When you are ready for final submission of the abstract, click "Save." The next screen will contain your Reference Code and PIN for your submission. This is your acknowledgment that the abstract has been entered into the database. Please retain this number should you wish to view or edit this abstract at a later time (prior to the deadline date).

    9. If you wish to view or edit your submission, select "Existing Submission" and enter your Reference Code and PIN issued at the time you submitted the abstract originally. The templates containing your abstract submission will be provided for viewing or editing. Upon completion, you will not be issued a new Reference Code and PIN.


    Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 October 2009
    (Paper Deadline: 1 December 2009)
    Noise-Con 2010, 19-21 April,
    Held jointly with the 159th Meeting of the ASA (19-23 April)
    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    The website for submitting abstracts to INCE:

    Corresponding Author: I. J. Knox
    Corresponding Address:140 Intramural Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA,
    Corresponding Phone:765-494-9274
    Corresponding E-mail:
    Corresponding Fax:765-494-0787
    Title: Array measurements applied to product transportation systems in industrial plants.
    Author: Ian J. Knox
    Author: J. Stuart Bolton
    Affiliation: Ray W. Herrick Labs, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906
    Author: Courtney Burroughs
    Affiliation: Applied Research Labs, Penn State University, State College, PA 99999
    Abstract (Greater than 100 but less than or equal to 200 words, try to make it all simple text, if possible: no bolds, no equations, no italics, etc. One paragraph. )

    A random array was designed .......................... . a deeper understanding of the natural of moving noise sources in industrial plant product transportation systems.
    Number of Words: 199

    Special Session Title: (You will submit directly under a special session title or under "Other" if you don't think any of the sessions listed are appropriate. Indicate if this is an Invited paper. If you have not been invited to give a paper in a particular session, but you think that your paper is appropriate for that session, write/tick "Suggested", instead of "Invited." )

    Invited, Product Noise and Vibration Control, Case Studies
    Technical Area: (Indicate ASA Technical Committee(s), NOISE-CON, or both); NOISE-CON/TC Noise

    Equipment Needed for Presentation: (PC and projection system available in each session room, bring presentation on a CD ROM or USB drive. List any other equipment needs here.) None

    Preferred Method of Presentation: Prefer lecture but will give poster

    Paper Classification Codes (you need to do both types of codes.)
    (Insert PACS number. Full list is given at 43.60.Lq (Also, insert the I-INCE code(s). Full list is given at Class - Formatted.pdf)
    13.7.2 / 74.7.1

    Awards: Indicate if this paper is being considered for an INCE Student Paper Award (see website for instructions on student paper submission). Will submit the paper to the INCE student paper competition.
    ASA also has paper/presentation awards associated with different technical committees. See ASA website to see a list of student awards. Please add ASA award information here as well.
    Not being considered for an ASA student paper or presentation award.

    Did you comply with the Ethical Principles of the Acoustical Society of America for Research Involving Human and Non-Human Animals in Research and Publishing and Presentations?
    I have complied with ASA ethical principles

    Submission or Resubmission

    Make a note of your acceptance code.
    INCE# 9999
    ASA# 9999

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    All presentations in NOISE-CON 2010, including those in sessions jointly organized with the ASA Technical Committees, will be accompanied by 4-12 page papers that will be published by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) in the NOISE-CON 2010 Proceedings. The length of the paper must be at least 4 pages, but preferably no more than 12 pages. ORGANIZERS of JOINT ASA/INCE SPECIAL SESSIONS (see below) should stress to session contributors the need to write papers for the NOISE-CON 2010 Proceedings.

    To help facilitate NOISE-CON and ASA Technical Program organization, NOISE-CON 2010 ABSTRACT AND PAPER DEADLINES will be as follows:

    NOISE-CON 2010 Abstract Deadline: 2009, October 15, submission instructions will be posted on the conference website ( INCE personnel will transfer these abstracts to the ASA database. Thus, contributors do NOT need to send abstracts to both INCE and ASA, only one Abstract submission is required.

    ASA Abstract Deadline: 2009 November 16 Anyone who submits ASA Noise and Architectural Acoustics abstracts of relevance to noise control, but have not submitted an abstract first to Noise-Con 2010, will be encouraged to write a paper at least 4 pages but not more than 12 pages to appear in the Noise-Con 2010 proceedings, so that they are able to present in the joint ASA-INCE sessions.

    NOISE-CON 2010 Paper Deadline: 2009, December 1, submission information at Format instructions for NOISE-CON 2010 papers will also be given on this INCE-USA web site. Note because of scheduling and co-ordination with ASA meeting planning, this is a firm deadline.

    Instructions for the Preparation of Paper-Copy Abstracts for Papers to be Presented at Meetings of the Acoustical Society of America

    For each meeting paper, one copy of a typed or printed abstract should be sent to the Technical Program Chair of the meeting in time to be received by Monday, 16 November 2009. Allow at least 5 days for delivery within the U.S., and longer from other countries. The deadline date and Chair's address can be found in the "Abstract Submission Guidelines" section of this Call for Papers. If the paper has been invited for a special session, another copy of the abstract should be sent to the session organizer at least a week before the deadline. Telefaxed abstracts will not be accepted. A cover letter is not necessary.

    1. Limit abstract to 200 words. Count each word in the body of the abstract but do not count title or authors' names and addresses. Indicate number of words in the abstract at the bottom of the sheet. Displayed equations that are set apart from the text count as 40 words. The Program Organizing Committee has the option to alter abstracts to bring them into compliance with the 200-word limit.

    2. Use the format shown in the sample abstract below. The paper title and author's name, affiliation, and address should be in a heading set apart from the abstract text. The author's affiliation and address should be set within parentheses, and should be sufficiently complete to ensure delivery of the acceptance notice. If there is more than one author, give the complete address for the author who is to receive the notice. For each of the other authors, give one complete address. One e-mail address will be included in the printed program for each abstract. This should appear immediately after the mailing address for the author whose e-mail address is to be listed.

    3. The entire abstract, consisting of the heading, text and the information requested in Section 8 below, must fit on one side of an 8½ x 11-in. or A-4 sheet of paper. The heading and text should be typed or printed double spaced (3 lines/inch), with 10- or 12-point font; but the information requested in Section 8 may be single spaced.

    4. Do not use footnotes. References and acknowledgments should be set within square brackets. References should be in standard JASA format, viz., in the sequence: authors, abbreviated journal name, volume number, first and last page numbers, and year.

    5. Underline nothing except what is to be italicized.

    6. Use passives instead of pronouns "I" and "we," e.g., "It was noted" instead of "We noted." Do not use non-standard abbreviations in abstract title. For example, use dB or Hz but avoid use of abbreviations which are not used across many technical areas such as HIFU, HRTF, NDE, etc.

    7. If the letter "I" appears as a symbol, loop the letter by hand to form a long-hand and write "lc ell" in the margin, so as to distinguish it from the number one. If the letter "O" may be confused with the number zero, write "cap oh" in the margin. Identify phonetic symbols by appropriate marginal notes.

    8. Give the following information at the bottom of the abstract, as in the sample below:

    a. Indicate the number of words in the body of the abstract (see item 2 above)

    b. If the paper is intended for a special session, indicate the session title. If invited, state "Invited."

    c. Choose and list the Technical Committee or INCE. Current Technical Committees are: Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Noise, Physical Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Signal Processing in Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration and Underwater Acoustics. Choose NC for sessions where INCE is the primary sponsor.

    d. The name, telephone and telefax numbers (with country and city codes if outside the U.S.) and e-mail address of the author to be contacted for information. Notices and other correspondence will be sent to the author who is listed as the first author in the heading unless stated otherwise at the bottom of the abstract.

    e. Describe special equipment desired for the presentation other than a PC computer with stereo audio playback capability, computer projector or laser pointer. Note that facilities for overhead transparency projectors, VCR's and monitors, CD players, etc. are considered special equipment. See the section on audio visual equipment of this booklet for further details.

    f. Indicate a preference (if any) for lecture or poster presentation. If only a lecture presentation is desired, state "Lecture Only," in which case the paper may not be accepted if time is not available. Contributed papers in Speech Communication are encouraged to be submitted for poster presentation.

    g. List one complete PACS subject classification number including letters (for example, 43.28.Ae) under which the abstract should be indexed in the braces following PACS (see the PACS list online , or in a recent June or December issue of JASA).

    h. If you want to enter your paper in one of the available Best Student Paper Award competitions follow the instructions.

    i. Certify that you have complied 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 entering the following statement: "I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles".


    Binaural loudness summation for tones and noise. Albert B. Jones, Jr. (Dept. of Psychology,

    Northeastern Univ., 1600 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115, and Irene J.

    Knox (Boston Univ., Boston, MA 02115)

    The relation between binaural and monaural loudnesswas measured by

    magnitude stimation for a 1000-Hz tone and for band-limited white noise.

    Four types of stimuli--monaural and binaural tone, monaural and binaural noise--were presented

    frontally at eight sound pressure levels (SPL) in mixed randomly selected sequences. Subjects

    were instructed to rate the four stimuli according to a single loudness scale. The loudness of the

    monaural and binaural tones was found to be a power function of the mean square sound

    pressure, with an exponent near 0.5. The loudness of the noise increased more rapidly at low

    SPL than loudness of the tone; at high SPL it increased more slowly. The bow shape of the noise

    function would be predicted from loudness matches between wide-band and narrow-band

    stimuli. A sound perceived binaurally was 1.3 to 1.7 times louder than sound of the same SPL

    perceived monaurally. Results of these direct loudness estimations agree almost perfectly with

    earlier results [D.E. McGee and I.J. Knox, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 57, 55-62 (1975)] from another

    group of subjects who made loudness matches between binaural and monaural stimuli. [Work

    supported by NSF.]

    Number of words in abstract: 187
    Suggested for special session on Loudness and Perception
    Technical Area: Psychological and Physiological Acoustics
    Special facility: VCR and 25" color monitor
    PACS Subject Classification number(s): 43.66.Cb
    Method of presentation: Prefer lecture but willing to give as poster
    Ethical Principles: "I certify that I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles"
    Telephone Number: 516-576-2360 (I. J. Knox)
    FAX: 516-576-2377
    Send notice to: I. J. Knox
    I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles


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