2nd PAN-AMERICAN/IBERIAN MEETING ON ACOUSTICS
Cancun, Mexico
15-19 November 2010

The second PanAmerican Iberian Meeting on Acoustics will be held Monday through Friday, 15-19 November 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. All technical sessions and some other meeting events will be held at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel (headquarters hotel). Administrative Committee meetings and some social events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cancun which is across the street from the Fiesta Americana.

SECTION HEADINGS
  1. HOTEL INFORMATION
  2. TRAVEL TIPS, TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
  3. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES
  4. MESSAGES FOR ATTENDEES
  5. REGISTRATION
  6. ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES
  7. TECHNICAL SESSIONS
  8. TECHNICAL SESSION DESIGNATIONS
  9. HOT TOPICS SESSION
  10. ROSSING PRIZE IN ACOUSTICS EDUCATION AND ACOUSTICS EDUCATION PRIZE LECTURE
  11. TUTORIAL LECTURE: FORENSIC VOICE COMPARISON AND FORENSIC ACOUSTICS
  12. SHORT COURSE
  13. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OPEN MEETINGS
  14. OPENING CEREMONIES
  15. MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS
  16. IBEROAMERICAN FEDERATION OF ACOUSTICS
  17. EXHIBIT AND EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
  18. PLENARY SESSION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
  19. ANSI STANDARDS COMMITTEES
  20. COFFEE BREAKS
  21. A/V PREVIEW ROOM
  22. E-MAIL ACCESS
  23. CD PAPER COLLECTION
  24. ONLINE MEETING PAPERS
  25. PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS ON ACOUSTICS (POMA)
  26. BUFFET SOCIALS
  27. STUDENTS MEET MEMBERS FOR LUNCH
  28. STUDENT EVENTS: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION, STUDENT ICEBREAKER, STUDENT FORUM, AND STUDENT RECEPTION
  29. WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON
  30. ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM
  31. POST MEETING TOUR TO CHICHEN-ITZA, MERIDA AND UXMAL
  32. WEATHER
  33. TECHNICAL PROGRAM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  34. MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  35. PHOTOGRAPHING AND RECORDING
  36. NOTE TO SMOKERS
  37. ABSTRACT ERRATA
  38. GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
  39. SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS
  40. GUIDELINES FOR USE OF COMPUTER PROJECTION IN MEETING PRESENTATIONS
  41. DATES OF FUTURE ASA MEETINGS
1. HOTEL INFORMATION

The Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel is the headquarters hotel where technical sessions and several meeting events will be held. Administrative committee meetings and some social events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cancun Hotel which is across the street from the Fiesta Americana.

Important Reminder: To avoid being charged Value Added Tax by the hotel, you must: (a) submit your passport to the hotel for photocopying; (b) submit your tourist visa card to the hotel for photocopying (this card will be issued to you upon your arrival in Mexico); and (c) pay your hotel bill with a credit card issued outside of Mexico.

FIESTA AMERICANA GRAND CORAL BEACH

Please make your reservations directly with the hotel online (see link below), by phone using the special toll free number, or by using the
reservation form.

Blvd. Kukulcán km. 9.5
Cancún Hotel Zone
Cancún, Q.R.,77500
México
Toll Free: 1-888-830-9008 (Mon.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat.: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.-CST)
Tel.: +52 (998) 881 32 00
Fax: +52 (998) 881 32 63

$180.00 Single/Double
plus 14% tax

Mandatory Charges:
  • Bellman: $7.00 USD per person round-trip
  • Maid: $5.00 USD per room/per day
  • Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel Online Reservations

    Enter GIYAB@FCB in the box for Group Code on the Fiesta site

    HYATT REGENCY CANCUN

    Please make your reservations directly with the hotel either online (see link below) or by using the reservation form.

    Hyatt Regency Cancun Mexico
    Blvd Kukulcan Km 8.5
    Hotel Zone
    Cancun, Q Roo 77500 Mexico

    Tel: 011-52-998 891 555
    Fax: 011-52 998 883 1694
    E-mail: cancun.regency@hyatt.com

    $135.00 Single/Double or $175 Regency Club Single/Double
    plus 14% tax

    Mandatory Charges:
  • Bellman: $4.50 USD per person round-trip
  • Maid: $2.50 USD per room/per night
  • Hyatt Regency Cancun Online Reservations

    Enter G-PANA in the Corporate/Group # on the Hyatt site

    Reservation cut-off date at both hotels: 15 October 2010


    2. TRAVEL TIPS, TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

    Visit the U.S. State Department website in international travel section at
    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_1168.html for updates regarding travel to Mexico."

    Entry/Exit Requirements for U.S. citizens: For the latest entry requirements to Mexico, visit the Embassy of Mexico's website at http://portal.sre.gob.mx/usa/ or contact the Embassy of Mexico at 1911 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, telephone (202) 736-1600, or any Mexican consulate in the United States.

    All Americans traveling outside of the United States are required to present a passport to re-enter the United States. Visit the U.S. State Department website for up-to-date information http://www.state.gov.

    Citizens of countries other than the U.S. should contact their local Mexican embassy or consulate to determine entry requirements for Mexico.

    Language: English and Spanish are usually spoken at all hotels and restaurants on the Cancun peninsula.

    Electricity: (Same as U.S.) 110 volts, 60 Hz

    Health Tips: The water standards on the Cancun peninsula, where the hotels are located are as high as those found in the United States. However for visitors who leave the Cancun peninsula, it is advisable to drink only distilled or bottled water. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be washed with distilled or bottled water before eating; peel them if possible.

    Money, Exchange and Credit: While most businesses will accept foreign currency, especially US dollars, foreign currency can be exchanged at one of many casas de cambio (exchange houses) or at banks and hotels. Mexican banking hours are normally Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Casas de cambio are open later than most banks and they generally offer quicker service. Credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are plentiful, including at hotels. Note that the dollar sign ($) is often used to denote pesos.

    AIR TRANSPORTATION

    The Cancun Airport is served by all major airlines. For a full list visit http://www.cancun-airport.com/airlines-directory.html. The airport designation is CUN.

    GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    A rental car is not necessary; there are plenty of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance of the hotels. Attendees who do wish to rent cars will find car rental counters at the airport and hotels.

    Advance reservations for ground transportation between the airport and the hotel are highly recommended. It is about a 25-minute trip from the airport to the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach or the Hyatt Regency Cancun.

    Reservations for transportation may be made online at the Cancun Shuttle website http://Cancunshuttle.com. Shuttle service is $18 USD round-trip for flights arriving between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Options for transportation for other arrival times can be found on the Cancun Shuttle website. You will need your arrival and departure flight information when making reservations. Remember that the meeting hotels are the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach and the Hyatt Regency Cancun.

    A taxi to the hotel will cost approximately $50 USD.

    Reservations for your return trip to the airport can be made at the Cancun Shuttle desk located in the Coral Gallery prefunction area on the lower level of the Fiesta Americana.

    3. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES

    A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. This includes ground transportation from the aiport and hotel. 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 11 October to: Jolene Ehl, ASA, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502, Tel: 516-576-2359, Fax: 516-576-2377, E-mail:
    jehl@aip.org. The proposal should include your status as a student; whether you have submitted an abstract; whether you are a member of ASA; method of travel; if traveling by auto; whether you will travel alone or with other students; names of those traveling with you; and approximate cost of transportation.

    4. MESSAGES FOR ATTENDEES

    Messages for attendees may be posted on the message board in the registration area.

    5. REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for all attendees and accompanying persons. Registration badges must be worn in order to participate in technical sessions and other meeting activities.

    Registration will open on Monday, 15 November, in the Grand Coral Ballroom Foyer on the fourth floor of the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach hotel.

    Checks or travelers checks in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks and Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards will be accepted for payment of registration. Meeting attendees who have pre-registered may pick up their badges and registration materials at the pre-registration desk.

    Invited speakers who are members of the ASA, FIA member societies, or IMA are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers who participate in the meeting only on the day of their presentation may register without charge.

    The registration fee for nonmember invited speakers who wish to participate for more than one day is $110 and includes a one-year Associate Membership in the ASA upon completion of an application form.

    Register online or use the downloadable registration form. If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 5 October you must register on-site.

    Registration fees are as follows:

    Category Preregistration by 5 October Onsite Registration
         
    ASA, FIA, IMA Members $395 $455
    ASA, FIA, IMA 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, FIA, IMA 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
    ASA Emeritus members (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA) $60 $95
    Accompanying Persons (Spouses, children, other guests
    who will not attend or participate in the technical program)
    $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 (2011) of membership.

    If you register as a Nonmember Student and complete a membership application, your first year's membership dues (2011) are waived.

    Special note to students who pre-registered online: You will also be required to show your student id card when picking-up your registration materials at the meeting.

    NOTE: A $25 PROCESSING FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO THOSE WHO WISH TO CANCEL THEIR REGISTRATION AFTER 5 OCTOBER.

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    *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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    6. ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

    The ASA has purchased assistive listening devices (ALDs) for the benefit of meeting attendees who need them at technical sessions. Attendees with hearing loss are encouraged to take advantage of ALDs. To do so, ask at the ASA registration desk. If you have problems with an ALD return to the desk for help. Any attendee who will require an assistive listening device should advise the Society in advance of the meeting by writing to: Acoustical Society of America, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502;
    asa@aip.org

    7. TECHNICAL SESSIONS

    The technical program includes 94 sessions, with 923 papers scheduled for presentation during the meeting.

    A floor plan of the Fiesta Americana will appear in the printed program.

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

    Several sessions are scheduled in poster format, with the display times indicated in the program schedule.

    8. TECHNICAL SESSION DESIGNATIONS

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

    1-Monday, 15 October
    2-Tuesday, 16 October
    3-Wednesday, 17 October
    4-Thursday, 18 October
    5-Friday, 19 October

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

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

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

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

    9. HOT TOPICS SESSION

    The Hot Topics session (3pID) will be held on Wednesday, 17 November, at 1:30 p.m. in Coral Kingdom 2/3. Papers will be presented on current topics in the fields of Architectural Acoustics, Animal Bioacoustics, and Engineering Acoustics.

    10. ROSSING PRIZE IN ACOUSTICS EDUCATION AND ACOUSTICS EDUCATION PRIZE LECTURE

    The 2010 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education will be awarded to Jerry H. Ginsberg emeritus professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 17 November.

    Jerry Ginsberg will present the Acoustics Education Prize Lecture titled "Can you fit authorship of textbooks into an academic year?" on Wednesday, 17 November, at 1:30 p.m. in Session 3pID in Coral Sea 1/2.

    11. TUTORIAL LECTURE: FORENSIC VOICE COMPARISON AND FORENSIC ACOUSTICS

    A tutorial lecture on Forensic Voice Comparison and Forensic Acoustics will be given by Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, University of New South Wales, and Daniel Ramos, Autonomous University of Madrid, on Monday, 15 November, at 7:00 p.m. in Coral Kingdom 2/3.

    Lecture notes will be available in limited supply for at-meeting registrants.

    To defray partially the cost of the lecture a registration fee is charged. The fee is $25.00 USD and $12.00 USD for students with current ID cards.

    12. SHORT COURSE

    On Thursday, 18 November, a short course will be organized and presented by Jim Weir of Brüel & Kjær USA, on Environmental Noise Monitoring from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Coral Gallery 1C/2C.

    Techniques and measurement parameters used in environmental noise measurements and legislation, and the latest techniques for noise modeling and measurement analysis will be presented. Noise parameters and noise legislation recommendations will also be discussed. This course is geared to those interested in noise related environmental issues and industrial hygiene. There is no prerequisite as the course will begin with an introductory session on basic noise measurement.

    The number of registrants is limited. To preregister, send a message indicating your intention to attend the short course to Sergio Beristain
    sberista@gmail.com by 15 October. The message should include your name and preferred email address. On-site registration will be possible subject to space availability. Notes on the course will be included in Spanish and English in the CD-ROM paper collection.

    13. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OPEN MEETINGS

    Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach hotel. On Tuesday and Thursday the meetings will be held starting immediately after the Social Hours at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, two technical committees will meet-one at 7:30 p.m. and the other at 8:00 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. Times and rooms for each Committee meeting are given in the
    schedule in the printed program.

    14. OPENING CEREMONIES

    Opening ceremonies will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, 15 November, in Grand Coral Ballroom 1 at the Fiesta Americana. The program will include cultural entertainment and presentations by the Presidents and meeting cochairs from the three sponsoring organizations.

    15. MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS

    The Mexican Institute of Acoustics (IMA) was founded in November 1977 in Mexico City in order to gather acousticians from all over Mexico to keep them informed, updated and to allow their continuous development by means of conferences, and through technical experiences and personal exchange with colleagues from Mexico and abroad, in topics such as audio, music, architectural acoustics, vibrations, infrasound, ultrasound, hearing and speech, transducers and instrumentation. Now, commemorating its 33rd anniversary, the IMA extends a cordial invitation to specialists, technicians, students, and others interested in supporting the Institute's growth to participate and gain experience which will also promote their advancement in the acoustics fields. The IMA magazine and meetings are open to contributions from individuals and companies willing to share acoustics or other knowledge, or participation in standards development.

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    16. IBEROAMERICAN FEDERATION OF ACOUSTICS

    The Iberoamerican Federation of Acoustics (Federação Iberoamericana de Acústica -FIA) was formed in October 1995 in Valdivia, Chile, as a non-profit scientific federation whose membership is open to acoustical societies of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. The acoustical societies in South America have been working together for many years. They have organized conferences, such as the first Brazil/Argentina congress in acoustics held in Florianopolis in April 1994 and various other congresses organized by the Institute de Acoustics of the Austral University of Chile in Valdivia in 1995 and 1995, with the participation of the Spanish, Peruvian, and Argentinean acoustical societies.

    FIA is composed of the following societies: Argentinean Association of Acoustics (AdAA); Brazilian Acoustical Society (SOBRAC); Chilean Acoustical Society (SOCHA); Spanish Acoustical Society (SEA); Peruvian Acoustical Society (S. Pe. A.); Portuguese Acoustical Society (S. Port. A.); Mexican Institute of Acoustics (IMA) and Colombia Acoustical Society (CAS).

    The FIA by-laws were approved by the societies listed above at a historic meeting held in Buenos Aires in April 1996. FIA accepts only acoustical societies that are non-profit and legally established in Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries. The FIA Director council is composed of: President: Jorge Patricio (Portugal), Vice President: Samir N. Y. Gerges (Brazil); Secretary: Christopher Rooke (Chile). Council members: Carlos Jimenez Dianderas (Peru); Sergio Beristain (Mexico), Antonio Pérez-Lopez (Spain); Daniel S. Gavinowich (Argentina); Juan Carlos Pizarro (Colombia). Further information may be found at the FIA website:
    http://www.fia.ufsc.br.

    The FIA General Assembly meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in Coral Kingdom 1 at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel.

    17. EXHIBIT AND EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION

    The meeting will be highlighted by an exhibit which will feature displays with instruments, materials, and services for the acoustical and vibration community. The exhibit which will be conveniently located in the Grand Coral Ballroom Foyer next to the registration area and meeting rooms will open with a reception on Monday evening, 15 November, at 5:30 p.m. and will close Wednesday, 17 November, at noon. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be available in the exhibit area. One free drink will be provided to each registrant at the opening reception on Monday evening.

    The exhibit will include computer-based instrumentation, sound level meters, sound intensity systems, signal processing systems, devices for noise control, sound prediction software, acoustical materials, passive and active noise control systems and other exhibits on vibrations and acoustics. For further information, please contact: Robert Finnegan, American Inst. of Physics, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747; Tel: (516) 576-2433; Email:
    rfinneg@aip.org.

    18. PLENARY SESSION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

    A plenary session will be held Wednesday, 17 November, at 3:30 p.m. in Grand Coral Ballroom 1. The Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics will be presented to Edmund J. Sullivan, the Silver Medal in Speech Communication will be presented to David B. Pisoni and the Pioneers of Underwater Acoustics Medal will be presented to George V. Frisk.

    Certificates will be presented to Fellows elected at the Baltimore meeting of the Society.

    The Mexican Institute of Acoustics (IMA) will present the IMA John William Strutt, 3rd Baron of Rayleigh Medal to Thomas D. Rossing, for contributions to increase acoustics knowledge in Mexico. The IMA Herman Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz Medal to Octavio Razcón for contributions to highway transportation noise. Recognitions to IMA representatives will also be presented.

    19. ANSI STANDARDS COMMITTEES

    Meetings of ANSI Accredited Standards Committees and their advisory working groups will be held at the dates and times listed in the
    Schedule of Committee Meetings and Other Events. The ASACOS committee and Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, and S12 will not hold meetings in Cancun.

    Meetings of selected advisory working groups are often held in conjunction with Society meetings and are listed in the calendar or on the standards bulletin board in the registration area, e.g., S12/WGI8-Room Criteria.

    People interested in attending and in becoming involved in working group activities should contact the ASA Standards Manager for further information about these groups, or about the ASA Standards Program in general, at the following address: Susan Blaeser, ASA Standards Manager, Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, Suite 114E, 35 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747; Tel.: 631-390-0215; Fax: 631-390-0217; Email: asastds@aip.org.

    20. COFFEE BREAKS

    Morning coffee breaks will be held each day in the Grand Coral Ballroom Foyer from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. On Tuesday, 16 November, an afternoon break will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the exhibit area.

    21. A/V PREVIEW ROOM

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

    22. E-MAIL ACCESS

    Computers providing e-mail access will be available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday in the Coral Gallery Business Center on the 4th floor where several computers will be provided as well as connections for attendees' laptop computers. Wireless access will be available in all meeting areas in the Fiesta Americana.

    23. CD PAPER COLLECTION

    A collection of papers presented at the meeting and voluntarily submitted by the authors will be included in a CD-ROM paper collection, together with some useful information to commemorate the second Pan-American, Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, where acousticians from the Americas will join for the second time with acousticians from all over the world. The CD will be available for purchase at the meeting in the registration area on the fourth floor at a cost of $13 USD. Papers will be organized by topic according to the meeting program. The CD will published by the Mexican Institute of Acoustics.

    A template for submitting your paper for publication on the CD ROM can be obtained from
    sberista@gmail.com. Full papers should be sent to the same email address by 15 September. Presenters are also free to publish their articles in POMA.

    24. ONLINE MEETING PAPERS

    The ASA Meeting Papers Online site can be found at
    http://scitation.aip.org/asameetingpapers/. 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. Submission procedures and password information have been mailed to authors with the acceptance notices.

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

    25. PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS ON ACOUSTICS (POMA)

    The meeting will have a published proceedings, and submission is optional. The proceedings will be a separate volume of the online journal, "Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics" (POMA). This is an open access journal, so that its articles are available in pdf format 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 about one-month after 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
    http://asa.aip.org/poma.html. Published papers from previous meetings can be seen at the site http://scitation.aip.org/POMA.

    26. BUFFET SOCIALS

    Complimentary buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday, 16 November, and Thursday, 18 November, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sunset Terrace of the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel.

    All meeting attendees are invited to attend the social hours. The ASA hosts these social hours to provide a relaxing setting for meeting attendees to meet and mingle with their friends and colleagues as well as an opportunity for new members and first-time attendees to meet and introduce themselves to others in the field. A second goal of the socials is to provide a sufficient meal so that meeting attendees can attend the Technical Committees meetings that begin immediately after the socials. Times and rooms for each Committee meeting are given in the
    schedule in the printed program.

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    27. STUDENTS MEET MEMBERS FOR LUNCH

    Students, meet with a member of the ASA for lunch! The ASA Education Committee arranges for a student to meet one-on-one with a member of the Acoustical Soceity 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, The University of Texas at Austin, by e-mail
    dtb@mail.utexas.edu. Please provide your name, university, department, degree you are seeking (BS, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, your supervisor's name, days you are free for lunch, and abstract number (or title) of any paper you are presenting at the meeting. 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.

    28. STUDENT EVENTS: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION, STUDENT ICEBREAKER, STUDENT FORUM, AND STUDENT RECEPTION

    A New Students' Orientation session will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in Coral Garden 2/3 at the Fiesta Americana. This session will be followed by the Student Icebreaker from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Arena/Brisa Room at the Hyatt which will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and invited members of the Acoustical Society.

    A Student Forum will be held on Wednesday, 17 November, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Arena/Brisa Room at the Hyatt Regency Cancun immediately preceding the Students' Reception. The Forum will be an open session to gather student feedback and ideas on Society-related issues.

    The Students' Reception will be held on Wednesday, 17 November, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Arena/Brisa Room at the Hyatt. This reception, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America and supported by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and other members of the Acoustical Society. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities.

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

    Students are encouraged to refer to the student guide, also found in their envelopes, for important program and meeting information pertaining only to students attending the. They are also encouraged to visit the ASA Student Zone Home Page at
    www.acosoc.org/student/ to learn more about student involvement in ASA.

    29. WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON

    The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the La Joya Restaurant at the Fiesta Americana. Those who wish to attend must purchase their tickets in advance by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 16 November. The fee is $25 for non-students and $10 for students.

    30. ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM

    Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Cancun meeting. The registration fee is $60 for preregistration by 5 October and $95 USD at the meeting. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open in the La Joya Restaurant at the Fiesta Americana from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each day throughout the meeting where information about activities in and around Cancun will be provided.

    A program of events and tours has been organized for accompanying persons and is described below. Each tour has a minimum and a maximum number of participants, so you are urged to register in advance of the meeting at
    http://Cancunshuttle.com-select ASA/FIA/IMA logo, additional activities, accompanying persons program. On-site registration for the tours will be provided on a space-available basis. The tour registration desk - CancunShuttle - will be located in the Coral Gallery prefunction area on the lower level of the Fiesta Americana.

    Monday, 15 November Gather in Coral Gallery Room 1C/2C, at 1:30 p.m. Welcome by Rebeca de la Fuente who will present information on culture and tourism in the area and will describe the Accompanying Persons program. A visit to a local archaeological museum and free time at local commercial area will follow.

    Tuesday, 16 November 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tour to Tulum. Tulum to the south of Cancun is the only major Mexican ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the only Mayan port city ever discovered. Tulum is a gleaming white walled city that invites visitors to roam its small temples and buildings. Cost is $44 USD per person. Register in advance at http://Cancunshuttle.com-select ASA/FIA/IMA logo, additional activities, accompanying persons program. Tour limited to one bus. At meeting registration, on a space available basis, will be available until Monday, 15 November, at 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, 17 November 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Coba Maya Encounter Expedition. Guided tour to the archaeological site of Coba, the historic site in the middle of the jungle with the tallest Mayan pyramid-the temple of Nohoch Muul. The temple is 1,500 years old with a marvelous view from the top. You will see an authentic Mayan town which was populated by a self-supported community living by the local lagoon, where you can swim, canoe, etc., and learn about the mysterious local plants and animals. Be prepared to walk. Bring comfortable shoes, swimming suit, a towel and money to purchase a souvenir. At the end, traditional Mayan food prepared by local women from this community will be served. Cost is $100 USD per person. Register in advance at http://Cancunshuttle.com-select ASA/FIA/IMA logo, additional activities, accompanying persons program. Tour limited to one bus. At meeting registration, on a space available basis, will be available until Tuesday, 15 November, at 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, 18 November 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tour to El Rey (The King) ruins within the Cancun tourist area followed by a visit to downtown Cancun including the Market at the 28, where you will find reasonably priced arts and crafts. No charge. Register in advance at sberista@gmail.com before 4 October. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Tour limited to one bus. On-site registration on a space available basis will be available until Wednesday, 17 November, at 5:30 p.m.

    Friday, 19 November Open, but there could be an interesting activity within the hotel. It will be announced in the welcome speech during the Accompanying Persons program on Monday.

    31. POST MEETING TOUR TO CHICHEN-ITZA, MERIDA AND UXMAL

    Tour departs Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 a.m. from the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach (gather in the lobby of the Fiesta Americana at 7:45 a.m.), and returns Sunday, November 21, by 8:30 p.m. Advance registration is highly recommended.

    The tour will include transportation in an air-conditioned bus, English-speaking guides, meals, archaeological sites entrance fees, overnight and city tour in Merida, Light and Sound Show in Uxmal, and time to explore Uxmal and Chichen-Itza. Special acoustical effects will be presented by ASA members, such as the Quetzal singing from the pyramid stairways at both sites, and the sound in the Ball Game at Chichen-Itza. Both are huge complexes of magnificent Mayan ruins

    Uxmal is considered a female site and has a high oval shaped pyramid and a large square, where the light and sound show is presented, plus many other buildings where guides will describe the history of the site.

    Merida is called the White City where you can see palace style houses, reflex of the Green Gold, as the locals used to call the Henequen crops which were exported to the whole world.

    Chichen-Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, with the pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the most famous Mexican pyramids--also known as the Castle, the one thousand columns building, the Chac Mool, the observatory and the Sacred Cenote.

    Fees are $250 USD per person for double- or triple-occupancy (one child), $350 USD for single occupancy. Full details and payment procedure can be found at
    http://www.tropicalincentives.com./acustica. General information may also be found at http://acustica-cancun.blogspot.com.

    32. WEATHER

    Cancun's average winter temperature is 80 deg F.

    33. TECHNICAL PROGRAM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

    Mark F. Hamilton, Chair; Anthony P. Lyons, Acoustical Oceanography; Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, Animal Bioacoustics; Philip W. Robinson, Architectural Acoustics; Jeffrey A. Ketterling , Biomedical Ultrasound/ Bioresponse to Vibration; Siu-Kit Lau, Christopher Rooke, Education in Acoustics; Michael V. Scanlon, Engineering Acoustics; James P. Cottingham, Musical Acoustics; Sergio Beristain, Angelo J. Campanella, Fernando J. Elizondo, Noise; Thomas J. Matula, Joel Mobley, Physical Acoustics; Judy R. Dubno, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics; Kevin D. Heaney, Signal Processing in Acoustics; Catherine L. Rogers, Speech Communication; Robert M. Koch, Structural Acoustics and Vibration; Nicholas P. Chotiros, Underwater Acoustics.

    34. MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

    James E. West, Samir N. Y. Gerges, and Sergio Beristain, Cochairs; Mark F. Hamilton, Technical Program Chair; Charles E. Schmid, Vice Chair; Rebeca de la Fuente, Cultural Program


    35. PHOTOGRAPHING AND RECORDING

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

    36. NOTE TO SMOKERS

    Smoking is prohibited indoors.

    37. ABSTRACT ERRATA

    This meeting program is Part 2 of the October 2010 issue of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Corrections, for printer's errors only, may be submitted for publication in the Errata section of the Journal.

    38. GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

    A. Preparation of Visual Aids

    1. See the guidelines for computer projection below.
    2. Allow at least one minute of your talk for each power point slide or other visual aid, e.g., no more than 12 slides for a 15-minute talk.
    3. Minimize the number of lines of text and the number of curves shown on one visual aid. More than 12 lines of text or 5 curves are too many to be comprehended within one minute. Too little is better than too much.
    4. On a transparency for overhead projection, all material should be within an 8x9-inch (20x23 cm) frame. Characters should be at least 0.2 inches (5 mm) high to be legible when projected; conventional 10- or 12-font characters are too small.
    5. Make symbols no less than 1/3 the height of a capital letter. Break away any line that would otherwise pass through a character or symbol.
    6. Black lines on clear background or white lines on black background are more legible than colored lines. Use color only if required to distinguish different curves or elements.
    7. Video tapes must be in the standard VHS format. Videotapes not in the standard VHS format must be converted to this format by the individual presenter prior to the meeting.

    B. Presentation

    1. Organize your talk with introduction, body, and summary or conclusion. Include only facts or concepts that can be explained adequately in the allotted time. Rehearse talk so you can confidently deliver it in that time.
    2. Session Chairs have been instructed to adhere to the time schedule and to stop your presentation if you run over.
    3. An A/V preview room will be available for viewing computer presentations, transparencies or videotapes before your session starts.
    4. Arrive early enough so that you can meet the session chair, load your computer presentation on to the computer provided, check your slides in the projector, and familiarize yourself with the microphone, slide controls, laser pointer, and other equipment.
    5. Every time you display a visual aid the audience needs time to interpret it. Although you are familiar with the data, the audience may not be. Describe the abscissa, ordinate, units, and the legend for each curve. If the shape of a curve or some other feature is important, tell the audience what they should observe in order to grasp the point. They won't have time to figure it out for themselves.

    39. SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    A board approximately 8 ft. wide x 3 ft. high will be provided for the display of each poster paper. Supplies will be available for attaching the poster material to the display boards. Each board will be marked with the board location number. Note that the board location number may not correspond with the abstract number. Authors should furnish, as part of their poster presentation, a sign giving the abstract number, paper title and author(s) name, in lettering approximately 1-1/2 inch high. Free-hand lettering with a felt pen is entirely adequate.

    A poster paper should be able to ''stand alone,'' that is, be understandable even if the author is not present to explain, discuss, and answer questions. This is highly desirable because the author may not be present for the entire time the poster papers are on display, and when the author is engaged in discussion with one person, others may want to study the display without interrupting an ongoing dialogue. To meet the ''stand alone'' criteria, it is suggested that authors consider the following elements for a poster. Each element can be arranged on one or more standard letter-size sheets. Where typing is needed, large font type is very effective. Careful hand lettering, at least 1/4 in. high, is also acceptable. Obviously, it may not be appropriate for any given paper to include all of the ''elements'' listed below. These are merely suggestions:

    1. Objective, purpose, goal, etc.
    2. Background information. Prior work.
    3. Assumptions, etc.
    4. Experimental arrangements, block diagram, sketch, photos, parameters.
    5. Outline of the theoretical development.
    6. Data, graphs, tables, etc.

    Graphs and photographs should be a minimum of 8 x10 inches. Figure captions are essential. Avoid glossy paper.

    Display objects, such as transducer elements or materials, demonstration tapes, etc., are excellent supplements to a poster.

    Since the poster paper is not archival, feel free to bring incompletely reduced data for discussion.

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    40. GUIDELINES FOR USE OF COMPUTER PROJECTION IN MEETING PRESENTATIONS

    A PC computer with audio playback capability and projector will be provided in each meeting room on which all authors who plan to use computer projection should load their presentations. Authors should bring computer presentations on a CD 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. Assistance in loading presentations onto the computers will be provided.

    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.

    Presenters also have the option to connect their own laptops to the computer projector as was done at past ASA meetings. The following guidelines should be observed by speakers presenting Power Point or equivalent presentations at meetings of the Acoustical Society of America who plan to use their own computers in their presentations.

    Introduction

    It is essential that each speaker connect his/her own laptop to the computer projection system in the A/V preview room prior to session start time to verify that the presentation will work properly. Technical assistance is available in the A/V preview room at the meeting, but not in session rooms. Presenters whose computers fail to project for any reason will not be granted extra time.

    Guidelines

    1. Set your computer's screen resolution to 600 by 800 pixels or to the resolution indicated by the AV technical support. If it looks OK, it will probably look OK to your audience during your presentation.

    2. Use all of the available screen area. If a page in portrait orientation is displayed in landscape orientation computer projection, the two sides of the projected image will be blank, effectively shrinking the text size. All documents/figures should be created in landscape orientation with very thin margins, thereby making maximum use of the (limited) resolution of the computer projector.

    3. No more than 2 graphs/plots/figures should be included on a single slide. Use large lettering for axis labels and bold fonts for the numbers. Remember that graphics can be animated or quickly toggled among several options: comparisons between figures may be made temporally rather than spatially.

    4. Avoid thin fonts, including fonts with thin elements (e.g., the horizontal bar of the "e" may be lost because it is less than one pixel wide at the low resolution of the computer projector, thereby registering as a "c"). If using a thin font, make it bold to widen the minimum line width. Avoid thin lines which may look fine when viewed on the high screen resolution setting but will fade or disappear when a low screen resolution is set.

    5. Contrasts must be enhanced in computer-projected documents for good visibility. Use dark backgrounds with lighter (contrasting) lettering, rather than white backgrounds with dark lettering. Avoid busy backgrounds, and keep text and figures simple and large.

    6. Avoid the use of red, especially on purple or green backgrounds. People with common color blindness will not see figures in red if they are backed by similar colors.

    7. Avoid large borders and logos of institutions as these leave a reduced area for actual data and graphs. If such borders or logos are necessary, place them at the bottom of the slide so that your technical data appears at the top of the projected image.

    8. Animations often run more slowly on laptops connected to computer video projectors than when not so connected. Test the effectiveness of your animations before your assigned presentation time on a similar projection system (e.g., in the A/V preview room). Avoid real-time calculations in favor of pre-calculation and saving of images.

    9. If you will use your own laptop instead of the computer provided, a video switcher will be available. During the question and answer period of the previous speaker, connect your laptop to the video switcher. It is good protocol to initiate your slide show (e.g., run PowerPoint) immediately once connected, so the audience doesn't have to wait. When it is your turn to present, the session chair will press the button on the switcher corresponding to the appropriate number of the input to which you connected (indicated on the cord you plugged into your computer). If there are any problems, the session chair will endeavor to assist you, but it is your responsibility to ensure that the technical details have been worked out ahead of time.

    10. During the presentation have your laptop running with main power instead of using battery power to insure that the laptop is running at full CPU speed. This will also guarantee that your laptop does not run out of power during your presentation.

    Specific Hardware Configurations

    Macintosh

    Older Macs require a special adapter to connect the video output port to the standard 15-pin male DIN connector. Make sure you have one with you.

    1. Hook everything up before powering anything on. (Connect the computer to the RGB input on the projector).

    2. Turn the projector on and boot up the Macintosh. If this doesn't work immediately, you should make sure that your monitor resolution is set to 1024x768 for an XGA projector or at least 640x480 for an older VGA projector. (800x600 will most always work.). You should also make sure that your monitor controls are set to mirroring.

    If it's an older powerbook, it may not have video mirroring, but something called simulscan, which is essentially the same.

    Depending upon the vintage of your Mac, you may have to reboot once it is connected to the computer projector or switcher. Hint: you can reboot while connected to the computer projector in the A/V preview room in advance of your presentation, then put your computer to sleep. Macs thus booted will retain the memory of this connection when awakened from sleep. Alternatively, you can reboot while connected to the video switcher during the previous speaker's presentation, but it is safer to queue this up in advance of the session.

    Depending upon the vintage of your system software, you may find that the default video mode is a side-by-side configuration of monitor windows (the test for this will be that you see no menus or cursor on your desktop; the cursor will slide from the projected image onto your laptop's screen as it is moved). Go to Control Panels, Monitors, configuration, and drag the larger window onto the smaller one. This produces a mirror-image of the projected image on your laptop's screen. Also depending upon your system software, either the Control Panels will automatically detect the video projector's resolution and frame rate, or you will have to set it manually. If it is not set at a commensurable resolution, the projector may not show an image. Experiment ahead of time with resolution and color depth settings in the A/V preview room (please don't waste valuable time fiddling with your Control Panel settings during your allotted session time).

    PC

    Make sure your computer has the standard female 15-pin DE-15 video output connector. Some computers require an adaptor.

    Once your computer is physically connected, you will need to toggle the video display on. Most PCs use either ALT-F5 or F6, as indicated by a little video monitor icon on the appropriate key. Some systems require more elaborate keystroke combinations to activate this feature. Verify your laptop's compatibility with the projector in the A/V preview room. Likewise, you may have to set your laptop's resolution and color depth via the monitor's Control Panel to match that of the projector, which settings you should verify prior to your session.

    Linux

    Most Linux laptops have a function key marked CRT/LCD or two symbols representing computer versus projector. Often that key toggles on and off the VGA output of the computer, but in some cases, doing so will cause the computer to crash. One fix for this is to boot up the BIOS and look for a field marked CRT/LCD (or similar). This field can be set to Both, in which case the signal to the laptop is always presented to the VGA output jack on the back of the computer. Once connected to a computer projector, the signal will appear automatically, without toggling the function key. Once you get it working, don't touch it and it should continue to work, even after reboot.

    41. DATES OF FUTURE ASA MEETINGS

    For further information on any ASA meeting, or to obtain instructions for the preparation and submission of meeting abstracts, contact the Acoustical Society of America, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502; Telephone: 516-576-2360; Fax: 516-576-2377; E-mail:
    asa@aip.org

    Seattle, Washington, 23-27 May 2011
    San Diego, California, 31 October-4 November 2011
    Hong Kong, 14-18 May 2012
    Kansas City, Missouri, Fall 2012
    Montreal, Canada, 2-7 June 2013