157TH MEETING OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

18–22 May 2009
Portland, Oregon

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Local Meeting Committee

Technical Program and Special Sessions

Other Technical Events
Hot Topics
Distinguished Lecture
Workshop on Preparing JASA and JASA Express Letters Articles
Workshop on Federal Regulations for Human Subjects Protection
Wind Turbine Topical Meeting
Online Meeting Papers
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics(POMA)

Cross-language Speech Perception Workshop

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 the Art and Science of Unique Musical Instruments
Short Course on Outdoor Noise Estimation and Mapping
Special Meeting Features
ASA Meeting Goes Green
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
Hotel Accommodations
Room Sharing
Weather
Hotel Reservation Information
General Information
Committee Meetings
Assistive Listening Devices
Child Care
Accompanying Persons Program
Portland Area Attractions
Registration Information
Registration Form
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts via the World Wide Web
Instructions for Preparing Paper Copy Abstracts
Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme (PACS)


TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND SPECIAL SESSIONS

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

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, 18–22 May 2009.

Every effort will be made to schedule contributed papers 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. Papers will be rejected if they do not comply with the instructions.

The special sessions described below will be organized by the ASA Technical Committees. 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 papers of similar technical content.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (AO)

Environmental inferences in inhomogeneous ocean environments (Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
Methods that allow for inferences of probability distributions for values of environmental parameters in ocean waveguides that possess strong spatial and temporal variability

Temporal and spatial field coherence applied to ocean sensing: Measurement, theory and modeling (Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Coherence scale observations, modeling, theoretical predictions, and signal processing uses/impacts

ANIMAL BIOACOUSTICS (AB)

An integration of bioacoustics, neuronal responses, and behavior
Integration of auditory responses and characteristics with neuronal responses and with animal behavior

Autonomous remote monitoring systems for marine animals (Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Use of autonomous remote sensing systems for assessing marine animal populations

Effects of noise on terrestrial animals (Joint with ASA Committee on Standards)
Effects of anthropogenic noise on the behavior and distribution of terrestrial animals

Fish bioacoustics: Sensory biology, sound production, and behavior of acoustic communication in fishes
Sensory biology, sound production, and behavior of acoustic communication in fishes

Signal processing techniques for subtle or complex acoustic features of animal calls (Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Signal processing techniques to quantify acoustic features of animal calls that historically have been difficult to extract, such as the identity of the caller, call variants with "meta-signaling" information on emotional state, or reference to predator type

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS (AA)

Acoustics of green buildings(Joint with Noise)
Problems, successes and approaches to acoustics in green buildings

Acoustics of green buildings: A 360 panel discussion(Joint with Noise)
Panel discussion from green building experts (architects, engineers, owners) covering acoustical issues

Acoustics of health and healing environments
Architectural acoustics, music, sound quality all have an impact on building IEQ and on occupant health and healing with both conscious and subconscious actions on human comfort and performance

Acoustics of mechanical engineering in multifamily buildings(Joint with Noise)
Acoustical challenges of designing multifamily mechanical systems

Acoustics of mixed use buildings(Joint with Noise and ASA Committee on Standards)
Acoustics of buildings of mixed use such as retail/commercial with office and/or residential

Computer auralization
Current state of the art in computer model simulation and auralization

Indoor noise criteria(Joint with ASA Committee on Standards and Noise)
Current state of knowledge on indoor noise criteria, from research to case studies

Measurements and modeling of scattering effects
Methodologies and results involving experimental measurement, numerical prediction, and computational modeling of scattering effects in architectural acoustics

Multiple channel systems in room acoustics
Microphone and loudspeaker arrays for room acoustics

Outdoor performance spaces
Acoustic design of outdoor performance spaces

BIOMEDICAL ULTRASOUND/BIORESPONSE TO VIBRATION (BB)

Biomedical applications of acoustic radiation force
Topics on theory and applications of acoustic radiation force in biomedicine, including imaging, tissue characterization, therapy, and material manipulation

Biomedical applications of standing waves
Use of standing waves in biomedical therapy, diagnostics, in biosensors and biomolecular acoustics

Cardiovascular applications of ultrasound contrast agents
Use of ultrasound contrast agents for the diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular disease; especially the treatment of stroke and thrombosis, diagnosis of inflammation and vulnerable plaque, high frequency ultrasound (IVUS) and drug delivery

Image enhancement and targeted drug and gene delivery
Research to guide and direct localized or targeted drug and gene delivery with ultrasound

Metrology and calibration of high intensity focused ultrasound (Joint with Physical Acoustics and ASA Committee on Standards)
Characterzing the acoustic output, cavitation, and heating produced by HIFU medical devices

Shock wave therapy (Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Research on shock waves for medical therapy

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ENGINEERING ACOUSTICS (EA)

Acoustic engineering of wind turbines(For Topical Meeting on Wind Turbines)
Acoustical engineering design, development, and evaluation of wind turbines

Lasers in underwater acoustics (Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Application of lasers in underwater acoustics, for example, for the generation of sound through the optoacoustic effect, reception of underwater sound, measurement of acoustic properties, precision alignment of arrays, verification of transducer performance, or other unique applications

Piezoelectric energy harvesting
Past, present and future of energy harvesting through piezoelectric materials and devices

EDUCATION IN ACOUSTICS (ED)

Hands-on experiments for high school students
Experiments for high school students

"Project Listen Up"(Joint with ASA Student Council)
Descriptions of acoustic demonstrations, laboratory experiments or discovery activities for learners of all ages. Apparatus may be shown but the talks should focus on concepts, explanations, diagrams and drawings with an emphasis on careful scientific approach

MUSICAL ACOUSTICS (MU)

Microphone array techniques in musical acoustics (Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Methods and applications of microphone arrays measuring sound fields and vibrations of musical instruments

Wind instruments
Research on the acoustics of wind instruments including model analysis and nonlinear propagation and on the history of wind instruments. Includes a performance by Edinburgh Renaissance Band

NOISE (NS)

Bioacoustic metrics and the impact of noise on natural environment (Joint with Animal Bioacoustics and ASA Committee on Standards)
Current research on the impacts of noise on the natural environment

Hospital noise and health care facilities (Joint with Architectural Acoustics and ASA Committee on Standards)
Assessment and measurement procedures

Noise/case study of quarry noise and aggregates
Research and results, new developments

Noise litigation
State of the art, efforts, and experiences

Roof design to limit rain noise
Techniques, practices, procedures, and applications

Wilderness and park soundscapes (Joint with Architectural Acoustics and ASA Committee on Standards)
Measurement, assessment, and protection of the natural and non-natural soundscape

Workshop–Soundscape and community noise (Joint with Architectural Acoustics, ASA Committee on Standards and Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration)
Soundscape and its applications for city planning

PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS (PA)

A half-century with the parametric acoustic array (Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
The parametric acoustic array is celebrated through this review of theoretical developments, applications, and instruments inspired by P. J. Westervelt's discovery

Influence of temperature on sound in condensed matter
Elastic moduli of solids are fundamental thermodynamic variables that reveal much about the fundamental science. The session will focus on the temperature dependence of the elastic moduli of solids as a probe of fundamental physics

Numerical methods for weak shock propagation (Joint with Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration)
Development, testing, and application of computational techniques for simulating the propagation of finite amplitude waves and weak shocks, including atmospheric, geophysical, and biomedical wave propagation

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PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ACOUSTICS (PP)

Neuroimaging of human spatial hearing - Note: This session has been cancelled
Presentation of neuroimaging data for spatial hearing

Theory construction in the domain of auditory perception
Cooperative effort among auditory scientists who have developed useful theories to teach the process to younger scientists

SIGNAL PROCESSING IN ACOUSTICS (SP)

Detection and classification of underwater targets (Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
Signal processing for detection and classification of underwater targets, particularly in shallow water, as well as buried or partially buried objects

Pattern recognition in acoustic signal processing
Statistical pattern classification/machine learning algorithms, their performance assessment, and their application to the full range of acoustic signal processing problems.

Poroelastic materials: Models, bounds, and parameter estimation (Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Effective medium models for poroelastic materials, bounds on elastic properties, and methods for estimating model parameters. Applications in seismic exploration, underwater acoustics, characterization and design of composite materials, and other fields

SPEECH COMMUNICATION (SC)

Articulatory speech synthesis and robotic speech
Articulatory speech and voice synthesis with an emphasis on approaches that make use of mechanical models and analog vocal tracts

Exploring the relationship between cognitive processes and speech perception (Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Research findings and theoretical questions concerning the effect that various cognitive processes (e.g., memory, attention) have on listeners' ability to process speech and/or spoken language

Source/filter interaction in biological sound production (Joint with Musical Acoustics and Animal Bioacoustics)
Source-filter interactions that affect vocal fold oscillation on the basis of acoustic loads provided by the airways above and below the sound source (larynx or syrinx). Comparisons between biological and man-made instruments are drawn

Vowel inherent spectral change
Various aspects of vowel inherent spectral change, such as descriptions of dynamic spectral properties in the vowels of particular languages and dialects, theoretical and experimental studies of the perceptually relevant aspects of spectral change, the effects of spectral change on second-language speech learning, and the use of dynamic spectral patterns in forensic phonetics

Information about submission of abstracts for the 2nd Special Workshop on Speech: Cross-language speech perception and variations in linguistic experience

STRUCTURAL ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (SA)

Computational structural acoustics
Computational methods and techniques for sound, vibration and their interactions

Concepts of new vibration sensors (Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Development and enhancement of vibration sensors and their implementations

Emerging applications of structural acoustics in new fields
Applications of structural acoustics in various emerging fields, for example, (nuclear) power generation

Vibro-acoustic diagnosis and prognosis of complex structures
Analysis and prediction of sound radiation and structural vibration of complex structures

Wind turbine vibration and sound radiation (Joint with Engineering Acoustics and Noise) (For Topical Meeting on Wind Turbines)
Impacts of structural vibrations and sound radiation from wind turbine

UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS (UW)

Monostatic and bistatic detection of elastic objects near boundaries: Methodologies and tradeoffs (Joint with Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
State of the art in monostatic and bistatic detection of elastic objects

Physics-based undersea clutter model verification and validation (Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Verification through the development of benchmark analytic and numerical clutter solutions. Validation of clutter models using advanced data and signal processor outputs such as clustering and amplitude distributions from normalizer and tracker sonar displays

Session in honor of Ralph Goodman (Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Acoustics of ocean bubbles

Waveguide invarient principles for active and passive sonars (Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Recent theoretical development and experimental observations in active and passive sonar of waveguide invarient

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HOT TOPICS SESSION

A "Hot Topics" session sponsored by the Tutorials Committee will cover the fields of Education in Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Signal Processing in Acoustics.

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

A distinguished lecture titled "A Residual-Potential Boundary for Time-Domain Problems in Computational Acoustics" will be presented by Thomas L. Geers, University of Colorado.

CROSS-LANGUAGE SPEECH PERCEPTION WORKSHOP

Information about the workshop can be found at www.asa09crosslangspeech.com.

WORKSHOP ON PREPARING JASA AND JASA EXPRESS LETTERS ARTICLES

This workshop will include presentations concerning the preparation and submittal of papers to JASA. JASA Express Letters, and Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics.

WORKSHOP ON FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR HUMAN SUBJECTS PROTECTION

This session will provide an overview of the federal regulations for human subjects protection. Topics will include OHRP, FDA and HIPAA regulations. Regulations regarding informed consent, research with children, research with devices and expedited vs. full board review process will be covered. Guidelines for working with local Institutional Review Boards will also be presented

WIND TURBINE TOPICAL MEETING

A Wind Turbine Topical Meeting, sponsored by Structural Acoustics and Vibration, Engineering Acoustic and Noise, is being organized at the Portland meeting. Sessions will focus on the structural and acoustical design, development, and evaluation of wind turbines for power generation, and on the evaluation, mitigation, and community effects of noise generated by deployed wind turbines. Contributed papers are welcome and should be submitted to one of the wind turbine sessions in the list of special sessions following the standard procedures for abstract submission.

ONLINE MEETING PAPERS

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 http://scitation.aip.org/asameetingpapers.

PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS ON ACOUSTICS (POMA)

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 http://asa.aip.org/poma.html. Published papers from previous meetings can be seen at the site http://scitation.aip.org/POMA.

MEETING PROGRAM

A complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the April issue of JASA. Abstracts will be available on the ASA Home Page http://asa.aip.org in April.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ABSTRACT PREPARATION

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.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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:

Marjorie R. Leek

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, 12 JANUARY 2009. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted after 12 January 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 February by postal mail.

ABSTRACT LIMITATIONS

  • A contributor in Speech Communication may be the principal author of only one paper, and, subject to time and space limitations, may be the co-author of only one additional paper. Authors contributing papers in Speech Communication are also encouraged to select poster-style presentation.
  • Contributed papers in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics may be scheduled for lecture or poster presentation.
  • While authors may indicate a preference for presentation style, it may not always be possible to honor the request. Authors should be prepared to accept assignment of their abstracts to either lecture or poster presentation.
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

    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; asa@aip.org] immediately if you have submitted an abstract and do not receive a Reference Code and PIN.

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    AUDIO-VISUAL AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

    AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

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

    SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

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

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

    POSTER SESSION BOARDS

    Poster boards and fastening materials will be provided. 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.

    PROJECTION GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

    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.

    Authors are encouraged to bring copies of their presentation materials on overhead transparencies as a backup.

    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.

    AUDIO/VISUAL PREVIEW ROOM

    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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    ASA BEST PAPER AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PRESENTERS

    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.

    ASA BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS

    COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:
    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

    AWARD AMOUNTS:
    For each of the Technical Committees granting awards, up to two awards will be presented to students presenting papers in sessions organized by the specific Technical Committee: $300 for first prize and $200 for second prize.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    To qualify for each of these awards, an author must:

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
  • be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
  • present the paper at the meeting
  • submit a copy of the presentation materials or a written text to the online meeting papers website prior to the start of the meeting, http://scitation.aip.org/asameetingpapers/top.jsp (this is not required for papers presented in a poster session and/or for entries in Animal Bioacoustics, Speech Communication and Underwater Acoustics)
  • SELECTION:
    The award winners will be selected by a subcommittee of each of the Technical Committees granting awards, based upon the quality of both the content of the paper and its presentation. The awards will be announced either at the meeting of the Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.

    APPLICATION:
    All those who wish to participate in the competition for these awards must indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.

    ASA BEST "OUTSTANDING PAPER BY A YOUNG PRESENTER" AWARDS

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

    COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:
    Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics

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

    Signal Processing - One award of $500 each will be given for outstanding paper presented in a session organized by the Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    To qualify for an award, the paper author must:

  • be under 30 years of age as of 1 January 2009

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

  • SELECTION:
    Selection of the award winners will be based on the quality of the presented paper, comprising both the content and its delivery. The award winners will be chosen by a subcommittee of the Technical Committee and will be announced after the close of the meeting.

    APPLICATION:
    The Award Subcommittees would like to consider papers by all authors who meet the eligibility criteria. Neither membership in the Acoustical Society, nor previous experience in the ASA, is required. Because the committees have no other way to identify eligible authors, however, it is essential that eligible authors 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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    TUTORIAL LECTURE ON THE ART AND SCIENCE OF UNIQUE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

    A tutorial presentation on "The Art and Science of Unique Musical Instruments" will be given by Ela Lamblin on Monday, 18 May, at 7:00 p.m. Ela Lamblin has created many unique musical instruments and sound sculptures in the Northwest. Together with his partner and wife, Leah Mann, he founded the performance company Lelavision. Ela and Leah will demonstrate a variety of instruments, and with the help of ASA's acousticians, explain the sounds they produce—some of which are not what we usually hear from traditional instruments. For a preview visit
    www.lelavision.com The presentation and performance will be held in the modern Newmark Theater (www.pcpa.com/events/newmark.php), located two blocks from the Hilton Hotel in Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway (at Main Street).

    TUTORIAL LECTURE PREREGISTRATION

    There is no fee for this tutorial which is open to the public as part of ASA's outreach program. However, attendees are asked to register to attend the presentation. Register online at or use the dowloadable registration form.

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    SHORT COURSE ON OUTDOOR NOISE ESTIMATION AND MAPPING

    Introduction

    Outdoor environmental noise is becoming more prominent in the United States as the population and infrastructure continues to grow. The prediction or estimation of outdoor noise levels is a technically challenging area, since there are a number of uncertainties regarding how to model the sound source, the propagation path, and many other factors that influence the results such as temperature, wind, and terrain to name a few. Outdoor noise estimation is, however, required with many projects, including construction of wind farms and power plants. This short course will present the current state of knowledge on predicting outdoor noise, and discuss the standards and uncertainties that exist in this area. Examples from a variety of practical applications will be explored. Additionally, an introduction to noise mapping and soundscapes will be provided. Although this methodology is not implemented broadly in the United States, the European Directive 2002/49/EC on environmental noise requires members of the European Union to evaluate the environmental noise within their territories and to illustrate it using noise maps. The course will delve into successes of this endeavor as well as lessons learned so far.

    Objective

    To introduce the methodologies, uncertainties, and standards regarding outdoor noise estimation. A number of environmental noise applications, ranging from prediction of noise from wind farms to noise and psychoacoustics mapping will also be presented.

    Instructors

    The short course will be taught by a team of instructors who cover a wide range of expertise in outdoor noise estimation and mapping. Ken Kaliski is Director of Environmental Services at Resource Systems Group, White River Junction, VT. Mr. Kaliski is a Professional Engineer and INCE Board Certified, with experience in community noise mapping and modeling such sources as wind farms, quarries, and highways. Robert Putnam is a Senior Acoustical Engineer at Siemens Energy Systems, Orlando, FL. Mr. Putnam has over 40 years of experience in the design and prediction of power plant noise, currently serves as Chair of standards writing committees within ASTM and ASME, and has previously conducted tutorials on environmental noise for ASA and INCE. Dr. Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp is a Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and Dr.-Ing. Klaus Genuit is with HEAD Acoustics in Germany, Both Dr. Schulte-Fortkamp and Dr. Genuit are Fellows of the ASA who have extensive experience on community noise evaluation, sound quality, and soundscapes.

    Program

    Sunday, 17 May 2009, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday, 18 May 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Topics

    1. Introduction
    2. Community noise criteria, metrics, and the vagaries of regulations and ordinances
    3. Basic propagation approaches
    4. Sources
    a. Stationary source characterized and assumptions
    b. Moving source characterized and assumptions(e. g., traffic)
    5. Paths - their assumptions and limitations
    a. Reflection and absorption
    b. Atmospheric effects
    c. Foliage
    d. Barriers
    6. Receiver issues
    a. Perception and noise

    b. Psychoacoustics

    c. Sound quality and soundscapes

    7. Uncertainties: identification, quantification, combination
    8. Standards for environmental noise estimation
    9. Applications: Part I
    a. Wind farms

    b. Surface mines

    c. Noise mapping

    10. Applications: Part II
    a. Soundscapes and psychoacoustic mapping

    11. Summary

    Registration

    The registration fee is $250.00 USD 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 27 April will be guaranteed receipt of instruction materials. There will be a $50.00 USD discount for registration made prior to 27 April. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 27 April. Any cancellations after 27 April will be charged a $25.00 USD processing fee. Register online or use the dowloadable registration form. If you miss the preregistration deadline and are interested in attending the course, please send an email to asa@aip.org.

    SPECIAL MEETING FEATURES

    ASA MEETING GOES GREEN

    Portland is the most sustainable city in the country. We take pride in it. Green is not only our spirit but also our way of life. At this year's ASA meeting in Portland, many sustainable green elements have been implemented, including picking a green seal certified venue, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower; recycling and reusing meeting materials; and following the guideline of the Green Conference Initiative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While you travel to the beautiful city of Portland for the ASA meeting, you can help make sure that the meeting goes greener by doing the following:

    • Bring your own hardcopy of the meeting program that has been mailed to you

    • Bring your own water container or coffee mug for reuse at the meeting

    • Use public transportation (convenient light-rail service from the airport to the downtown meeting venue)

    • Visit the nearby Portland State University and take a campus self-guided sustainability tour www.pdx.edu/media/s/u/sus_tour.pdf

    ASA meeting goes Green, because sustainability is giving future generations the opportunity to enjoy productive and rewarding lives in a world in which our economy, environment, and social institutions prosper simultaneously. Thanks for your participation and see you in Portland.

    KEEPING PORTLAND GREEN

    In an effort to offset the carbon footprint of the meeting in Portland, the ASA will contribute $2000 to a non-profit carbon offset provider which will compensate for some of the carbon emissions generated for the meeting. The local organizing committee will select the organization based on applicability of project types (energy, renewables, etc.) and alignment with ASA tenets. Attendees can contribute to minimizing their own carbon footprint by car pooling when possible, take a train instead of driving, and use the light rail from the airport to the hotel.

    STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES

    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 8 April 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.

    YOUNG INVESTIGATOR TRAVEL GRANT

    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 Portland meeting. Young professionals who have completed their doctorate in the past five years are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Portland meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $400 with three awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon at the meeting. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting, and a current resume/vita which includes information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and in the ASA. Submission by e-mail is preferred to Jennifer Miksis-Olds at
    jlm91@psu.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 April.

    STUDENTS MEET MEMBERS FOR LUNCH

    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
    dtb@mail.utexas.edu. 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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    PLENARY SESSION, AWARDS CEREMONY, FELLOWS LUNCH AND SOCIAL EVENTS

    Buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m.

    The ASA Plenary session will be held on Wednesday afternoon, 20 May, at the Hilton Portland where Society awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows will be announced.

    A Fellows Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 21 May, at 12:00 noon at the Portland Hilton. This luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests.
    Register online or use the downloadable registration form.

    WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON

    The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 20 May. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must
    register online at or use the downloadable registration form. The fee is $15 (students $5) for pre-registration by 27 April and $20 (students $5) at the meeting.

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    TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

    AIR TRANSPORTATION

    The Portland International Airport, (Airport Code PDX) is served by the following airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Air, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Southwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways. For further information see
    www.flypdx.com/PDX_home.aspx.

    GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower is located approximately 12.5 miles from Portland International Airport.

    Public Transportation: The Hilton is easily accessible from the airport using the Portland MAX Light Rail. The Red Line from the airport stops one block from the Hilton; disembark at the Pioneer Square stop. Information on the MAX can be found at
    http://trimet.org/max/.

    Taxicabs: A taxi from Portland International Airport to the Hilton costs approximately $35.00.

    Automobile Rental: Portland International Airport is served by all major car rental companies with many companies providing on-site rental opportunities. See http://www.portofportland.com/PDX_Grnd_Trnsprtn.aspx for more information.

    DRIVING INFORMATION

    From the Airport:

    Take I-205 SOUTH and exit onto I-84 WEST. At the end of I-84 West you will reach a junction of I-5 North and South. Go SOUTH toward Salem (to your left). Immediately follow the City Center signs, which will take you across the Morrison Bridge. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St. Take Washington 1 block and then turn LEFT onto 3rd Avenue. Take 3rd Avenue 4 blocks and then turn RIGHT onto SW Taylor St. Take Taylor 3 blocks and the front door of the Executive Tower will be on your right-hand side.

    To arrive at the MAIN building, continue on SW Taylor 1 block and turn LEFT onto SW Broadway, LEFT on Salmon Street, LEFT on SW 6th Avenue, the Main building front door is on left hand side of 6th Avenue.

    From the North (Seattle)

    Southbound on I-5. Take exit 300B off of I-5 Southbound. After exiting, follow the City Center signs which will take you across the Morrison Bridge. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St. Take Washington 1 block and then turn LEFT onto 3rd Avenue. Take 3rd Avenue 4 blocks and then turn RIGHT onto SW Taylor St. Take Taylor 3 blocks and the front door for the Executive Tower will be on your right-hand side.

    To arrive at the MAIN building, continue on SW Taylor 1 block and turn LEFT onto SW Broadway, LEFT on Salmon Street, LEFT on SW 6th Avenue, the Main building front door is on left hand side of the 6th Avenue.

    For a map of the hotel location visit
    www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PDXPHHH-Hilton-Portland-Executive-Tower-Oregon/directions.do#localmap.

    PARKING AT THE HILTON

    The Hilton offers self-parking with in/out privileges for $18/day. Valet parking is also available for $27.00 per day.
    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

    The meeting will be held at the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower
    www.tourhiltonportland.com in Portland Oregon. Located in the heart of Downtown Portland - just one block from Portland's 'Living Room' Pioneer Courthouse Square - the Hilton is also located only a block away from the MAX Light Rail system with easy access to the city's many attractions. The hotel has recently been remodeled, and offers two onsite restaurants and bars, full service business centers (24-hour in the Executive Tower), and a full service athletic club with indoor pool and Jacuzzi.

    As of 2007, the Portland Hilton is the largest Green Seal Certified hotel on the West Coast. To earn this prestigious certification, the hotel adheres to rigorous environmental leadership standards and participates in sustainability programs such as recycling, waste minimization, reduced energy use, and green purchasing.

    ROOM SHARING

    ASA will compile a list of those who wish to share an hotel room and its cost. To be listed, send your name, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, smoker or nonsmoker preference, not later than 1 April to the Acoustical Society of America, preferably by e-mail: asa@aip.org 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.

    WEATHER

    Weather in May is perfect for enjoying the emerging blossoms in the City of Roses. Portland temperatures average between about 47 to 68 degrees (F) in May with an average rainfall of 2.06 inches. The majority of days, on average, range from clear to partly cloudy/cloudy. Recent observations and forecasts may be found on a number of different web pages (e.g.,
    www.weather.com).

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    HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

    A block of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after 20 April 2009. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.

    HILTON PORTLAND & EXECUTIVE TOWER

    The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower is located in the heart of Portland's city center financial and entertainment districts.

    The hotel features a full-service business center, indoor lap pool, and fitness center. All rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, clock radios, and irons and ironing boards.

    Please make your reservation directly with the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower. 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.

    Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
    921 SW Sixth Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204
    Tel: 1-503-226-1611
    Fax: 1-503-220-2565
    www.tourhiltonportland.com

    ONLINE RESERVATIONS

    www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/PDXPHHH-ASA-20090513/index.jhtml

    ROOM RATE

    Single/Double: $162.00 USD plus 12.5% tax

    Reservation cut-off date: 20 April 2009

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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    Meetings of Administrative, Technical and Standards Committees, including Working Groups, will be announced in the printed program if requests are received not later than 12 January 2009. Requests for meeting space, special luncheons, etc., should be made as early as possible to: Cheryl Siderius, 1900 SW Fourth Ave., Suite 160, Portland, OR, 97207;
    sideriusASA@gmail.com, fax: 503-725-3807.

    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.

    ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

    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, asa@aip.org.

    CHILD CARE

    The Women in Acoustics Committee of the ASA is helping to organize on-site child care for the Portland meeting. Professional nannies will be available to provide child care in a group setting at a rate that depends on the numbers and ages of the children. Priority will be given to members who sign up for the service in advance as coverage will be determined from a pre-conference estimate. Members interested in child care services should contact Dawn Konrad-Martin at
    dawn.martin@va.gov as early as possible to indicate interest.

    ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM

    Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Portland meeting. The registration fee is $50.00 for preregistration by 27 April and $75.00 at the meeting.

    A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day throughout the meeting where information about activities in and around Portland will be provided. Accompanying person tours are being considered dependent on sufficient interest and participation. These might include half day trips to the Columbia River Gorge and Willamette Valley wine tasting. A walking beer tour to sample some of "Beervana's" many microbreweries is also planned. Please check the ASA website at
    asa.aip.org/meetings.html for updates about the accompanying persons program.

    Portland and its metro area has been nationally recognized as a mecca for visitors seeking both urban adventure and natural beauty. A dynamic arts and culture community, a lively downtown, the proximity of Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge, and a dining scene focused on seasonal and locally-grown produce featuring fresh ingredients are keys to this draw. Within minutes of driving from downtown are internationally-lauded Pinot-producing wineries. And, of course, Portland's reputation as a craft-brewing epi-center is well established at this point.

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    PORTLAND AREA ATTRACTIONS

    • Rose Garden–located in the Washington Park area at 400 SW Kingston St. Roses of every color and variety can be seen in a terraced park overlooking the city. Visit the website at
    www.oregon.com/trips/portland_gardens.cfm#rose

    • Japanese Garden– located on a hilltop above the rose gardens, Portland's Japanese garden offers beauty and relaxation with many garden styles. For more information visit www.oregon.com/trips/portland_gardens.cfm#japan

    • Oregon Zoo--with over 1,000 mammals, birds and reptiles as well as the Washington Park and Zoo Railway

    • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry–includes an IMAX theater, laser light shows, tours of the USS Blueback submarine and more

    • Tax free shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nike Town, Nordstrom, Macy's and many others

    • Portland Art Museum–featuring many artists and traveling exhibitions

    • Portland Classical Chinese Garden

    • The Willamette Valley Wineries www.willamettewines.com

    • River Boat Cruises–The Portland Spirit and other cruise ships offer Willamette River Cruises and Columbia River cruises from downtown Portland. For more information visit www.portlandspirit.com

    • Paddlewheel Boat Cruises–Check out the Sternwheeler Rose by visiting www.sternwheelerrose.com/history.html

    • Columbia River Gorge–80 miles long and 4000 feet deep, the Columbia River Gorge is a great hiking destination. For more information visit gorgefriends.org/hikes/currentschedule/

    • Mt. Hood–For a map of trails to hike visit www.mthoodhiking.com/

    • Multnomah Falls–The second tallest year-round waterfall in the nation with the water dropping 620 feet. Visitors can enjoy the view from the base or take a hike up to the top.

    Remember that the MAX Light Rail is a convenient and "green" way to get around. You can take it from the airport to downtown and it will drop you right in front of the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. It can also transport you to various other locations throughout Portland and surrounding areas. All public transportation (MAX, Streetcar, and city bus) are all free within "Fareless Square" which runs from downtown Portland to the Lloyd District.

    TOURS FOR ATTENDEES AND ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

    Conference attendee/accompanying person tours are being considered dependent on sufficient interest and participation. These might include half day trips to the Columbia River Gorge and Willamette Valley wine tasting. A walking beer tour to sample some of "Beervana's" many microbrewries is also planned. Please check the ASA website at asa.aip.org/meetings.html for updates about the accompanying persons program.

    Portland its metro area has been nationally recognized as a mecca for visitors seeking both urban adventure and natural beauty. A dynamic arts and culture community, a lively downtown, the proximity of Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge, and a dining scene focused on seasonal and locally-grown produce featuring fresh ingredients are keys to this draw. Within minutes of driving from downtown are internationally-lauded Pinot producing wineries. And of course, Portland's reputation as a craft-brewing epi-center is well established at this point.

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday, 18 May, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.
    Register online or use the downloadable registration form. If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 27 April you must register on-site.

    Registration fees are as follows:
    

    Preregistration by Category 27 April Onsite Registration Acoustical Society Members $350 $425 Acoustical Society Members One-Day Attendance* $175 $215 Nonmembers $400 $475 Nonmembers One-Day Attendance* $200 $240 Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance* Fee waived Fee waived Nonmember Invited Speakers $110 $110 (Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an application) ASA Early Career Associate or Full Members $175 $215 (For ASA members who transferred from ASA student member status in 2007, 2008, or 2009) ASA Student Members (with current ID cards) Fee waived $25 Nonmember Students (with current ID cards) $45 $55 Emeritus members of ASA $50 $75 (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA) Accompanying Persons $50 $75 (Spouses and other registrants who will not participate in the technical sessions)

    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 (2009) 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: A $25 PROCESSING FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO THOSE WHO WISH TO CANCEL THEIR REGISTRATION AFTER 27 APRIL.

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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.

    CROSS LANGUAGE SPEECH PERCEPTION WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

    Participants may register for the workshop online or by using the downloadable registration form.. One may register for the workshop only or both the ASA Portland meeting and the workshop in one transaction.

    For details about the workshop, visit the Workshop web page at www.asa09crosslangspeech.com.

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    WORLD WIDE WEB MEETING ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

    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
    http://asa.aip.org

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

    3. Enter Password: Portland

    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 address since this will be used to send the acceptance notice.e 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.

    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 imporant 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 24 and 25.

    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.

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    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PAPER-COPY ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS TO BE PRESENTED AT MEETINGS OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

    1. 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, 12 January 2009. Allow at least 5 days for delivery within the U.S., and longer from other countries. The 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Use the format shown in the sample abstract. 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 email address will be included in the printed program for each abstract. This should appear immediately after the mailing address for the author whose email address is to be listed.

    4. The entire abstract, consisting of the heading, text and the information requested in Section 9 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 9 may be single spaced.

    5. 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.

    6. Underline nothing except what is to be italicized.

    7. Use passives instead of pronouns "I" and "we," e.g., "It was noted" instead of "We noted." Avoid use of 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 HRTF, NDE, etc.

    8. If the letter "I" appears as a symbol, loop the letter by hand to form a long-hand l 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.

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

    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 most nearly coinciding with the subject matter of the paper. 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.

    d. The name, telephone and telefax numbers (with country and city codes if outside the U.S.) and email 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 audio playback capability and projector, overhead projector or laser pointer. Note that facilities for VCR's and monitors or dual slide and/or overhead projection are considered special equipment. See the section on audio visual equipment 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, in a recent June or December issue of JASA or via ftp in the /PACS directory of ftp.aip.org)

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

    i. Certify that you have complied with the 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"

    SAMPLE ABSTRACT

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

    Northeastern Univ., 1600 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115, abj@server.edu) and Irene J.

    Knox (Boston Univ., Boston, MA 02115)

    The relation between binaural and monaural loudness

    was 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
    Email: ijk@server.com
    I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles


    MEMBERS OF THE 157th LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

    Lisa M. Zurk - General Chair
    Marjorie R. Leek - Technical Program Chair
    James McNames - Audio/Visual
    Cheryl Siderius - Food and Beverage/Social Events/Meeting Administrator
    Jorge Quijano - Signs and Publicity
    Michel Pinton/Cheryl Siderius - Accompanying Persons Program
    Dawn Konrad-Martin - Local Outreach
    Barry Ma - Green Meeting Coordinator


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