Rates: Single/Double: $149.00 plus tax
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2. TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
Providence is served by T. F. Green Airport, (Airport Code PVD) which is located ten minutes from downtown Providence. Just off Exit 13 on Interstate Route 95, T.F. Green Airport is accessible to Boston, Cape Cod and Southeastern New England, and is fast-becoming a popular alternative to Boston’s Logan Airport. T. F. Green Airport offers more than 160 direct flights via major carriers such as, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, Spirit, United, US Air, and many others. For flight information visit, www.pvdairport.com, for other information of interest visit pwcvb.com/.
Transportation from the T. F. Green Airport to The Westin Providence and the overflow hotels:
Information. The Information Booth, located in the baggage claim area, serves many needs of the traveler to T. F. Green Airport, including Courtesy Paging, Parking and Directions to locations in the local area. The staff can also provide general information on what is at T. F. Green, such as ATM's, telephones, etc. The information booth is staffed from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Rail Service. Providence is located on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor between Washington DC/New York City and Boston. High speed Acela Express train service transports passengers from New York City to Providence in approximately two and a half hours. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) runs low cost commuter trains to Providence from Boston and other points in Massachusetts. Amtrak’s Providence railway station is within walking distance of The Westin Providence, The Rhode Island Convention Center and the overflow hotels. Amtrak’s contact information; 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit, www.amtrak.com.
Major car rental companies. Nearly every major car rental company is represented at T.F. Green. Rental car counters are located adjacent to the baggage claim area. You may also access a particular company on-line using T.F. Green Airport’s ground transportation link www.pvdairport.com.
Parking:The Westin Providence parking rate is $22 per day; valet parking rate is also $22 per day for commuters. The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel parking rate is $19.00 per day; no valet service. The Providence Biltmore Hotel parking rate is $22 per day; valet parking is $14 per day for commuters.
Airport Limousine Shuttle Service, shared-ride, door-to-door service. The shuttle departs T. F. Green Airport every hour on the hour. It arrives at the overflow hotels at 15 minutes past every hour and at The Westin Providence at 17 minutes past every hour. The fee for this service is $9.00 per person each way. Please note: After 7:00 p.m. reservations for the shuttle are required from the city only. Baggage fee: Everyone is allowed 2 pieces of baggage. Anything in excess of the 2 pieces incurs a $2.00 fee per bag. Airport Limousine Shuttle runs daily from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Phone 401-737-2868 or visit: www.airporttaxiri.com.
Taxicabs and limousines. Taxis are available outside the terminal at T. F. Green Airport. Providence is approximately 10 minutes from the airport, with fares averaging $ 35.00 one way. All cab fares are metered. Please phone 401-737-2868 for more information.
Driving information: Located at the intersection of I-95 and I-195, Providence is 50 miles from Boston (estimated drive time is one-hour) and 185 miles from New York City (estimated drive time is three hours).
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. 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 May to: Jolene Ehl, ASA, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502, Tel: 516-576-2359, Fax: 516-576-2377, Email: firstname.lastname@example.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 left by calling the Rhode Island Convention Center at 401-458-6000 and asking for the ASA Registration Desk during the meeting, where a message board will be located. This board may also be used by attendees who wish to contact one another.
Registration is required for all attendees and accompanying persons. Only persons with registration badges will be admitted to the meeting rooms, Buffet Socials on Tuesday and Thursday, and the Accompanying Persons Program.
Registration will open on Monday, 5 June, at 7:30 a.m. in the prefunction area on the 5th floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center.
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.
To register use the downloadable registration form
or register online at https://scitation.aip.org/ASA/vn.jsp. If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 15 May you must register on-site.
Registration fees are as follows:
Preregistration by Registration after
Category 8 May 8 May
ASA Members $350 $425
ASA Members One-Day $175 $215
Nonmembers $400 $475
Nonmembers One-Day $200 $240
Nonmember Invited Speakers
One Day Only $0 $0
Nonmember Invited Speakers Full Week $110 $110
(Includes one-year ASA membership
upon completion of an ASA application)
ASA Student Members
with current ID cards) $0 $0
Student Nonmembers $40 $50
(with current ID cards)
Emeritus members of ASA $50 $75
(Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA)
Accompanying Persons $50 $70
(Spouses and other registrants who
will not participate in the technical
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 (2006) of membership.
Invited speakers who are members of the Acoustical Society of America are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers who participate in the meeting 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.
There is no registration fee for students with current student identification cards who are members of the Acoustical Society of America.
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 8 MAY.
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; Email: email@example.com
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7. TECHNICAL SESSIONS
The technical program includes 102 sessions, with 1046 papers scheduled for presentation during the meeting.
Floor plans of the Rhode Island Convention Center and meeting rooms at The Westin Providence Hotel appear in the meeting 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, 5 June
2-Tuesday, 6 June
3-Wednesday, 7 June
4-Thursday, 8 June
5-Friday, 9 June
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
MU Musical Acoustics
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, either lower-case "a," "b," or "c" 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. DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
A distinguished lecture titled “Status of Acoustics in Russia” will be presented by Nikolai Andreevich Dubrovskiy, Director of the N. N. Andreyev Acoustics Institute, Russian Academy of Science and President of the Russian Acoustical Society in Session 3aID on Wednesday, 7 June, at 10:25 a.m. in Ballroom D.
10. HOT TOPICS SESSION
A Hot Topics session will be held in Session 3pID on Wednesday, 7 June, at 1:30 p.m in Ballroom D and will end before the start of the Plenary Session. Papers will be presented on current topics in the fields of Acoustical Oceanography, Education in Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics.
11. TUTORIAL LECTURE
A tutorial lecture titled “The 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami: Multidisciplinary lessons from an oceanic monster” will be given by Emile A. Okal of Northwestern University on Monday, 5 June at 7:00 p.m. in Ballroom D.
A registration fee of $25 is charged to defray partially the lecture expenses. Students with current IDs may register for $12. Only those who have pre-registered in advance of the meeting are assured of receiving copies of the lecture notes at the meeting.
You may register online or download a registration form to be returned by fax or postal mail.
12. SHORT COURSE ON UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATIONS
A short course on Underwater Acoustic Communications will be given on Sunday, 4 June, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, 5 June, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Providence I on the 3rd floor of the Westin Providence.
Underwater acoustic telemetry is the art of transmitting information between distant points in the ocean, rivers or lakes. Some applications require only small transmission rates, such as the command and control systems for ocean equipment in the offshore industry and acoustic releases for oceanographic moorings. Other applications require much higher data rates, such as the transmission of video from underwater vehicles or voice transmission. While analog acoustic telemetry is still employed in some environments, such as diver-to-diver communications, digital communication systems are typically used for most applications.
The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of underwater acoustic telemetry in deep and shallow water. A review of underwater sound propagation in deep and shallow water, and modeling of underwater acoustic communication systems will be provided. State-of-the-art developments in equipment, signal processing and networking techniques will be presented. Examples and experimental results will be presented throughout the course.
The instructor is Pierre-Philippe Beaujean from Florida Atlantic University, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering. Dr. Beaujean leads the Acoustic Communications and Navigation Research Laboratory within the Center for Acoustics and Vibrations at Florida Atlantic University.
The registration fee is $300.00 and covers attendance, instructional materials and coffee breaks. On site registration at the meeting will be on a space-available basis. Pre-registration is encouraged since copies of notes for on-site registrants cannot be guaranteed.
You may register online or download a registration form to be returned by fax or postal mail.
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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 near the registration area and meeting rooms will open at the Rhode Island Convention Center with a reception on Monday evening, 5 June, at 5:30 p.m. and will close Wednesday, 7 June, at noon. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be available in the exhibit area.
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; (516) 576-2433; firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
A reception will be held in the exhibit area on the 5th floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday evening, 5 June, in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit. Registration badges are required for entry. One free drink ticket will be provided to each registrant. This event will provide opportunities to view the exhibits and to socialize with friends and colleagues.
15. COMPOSED SPACES LOUDSPEAKER CONCERT
Works of music and sound art will be presented as a concert in Sessions 4aAAa from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 4pAAa from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in Room 557 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. No lecture papers will be presented in these two sessions.
The compositions, which are described in detail in session 4aAAa, will be performed twice—once in the morning and again in the afternoon in session 4pAAa. Attendees from all disciplines are invited to attend either of the performances.
16. STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
The Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics of the Acoustical Society of America and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants are sponsoring a Student Design Competition to be displayed and professionally judged at the Providence meeting. The 2006 competition involves the design of a City Municipal Building, including a Council Chambers and Courtroom.
Registration deadline is 3 April 2006. Full details about registration, the competition, and the design scenario are available at www.newmanfund.org or can be requested by contacting Norm Phillip, (206) 224.3676, e-mail: email@example.com.
The purpose of this design competition is to encourage students enrolled in architecture, architectural engineering, and other University curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and building noise control in the schematic design of portions of a building where acoustical considerations are of primary importance.
The submitted designs will be judged by a panel of professional architects and acoustical consultants. An award of $1,250 will be made to the submitter(s) of the design judged "firsthonors." Four awards of $700 each will be made to the submitters of four entries judged "commendation." Entries will be on display in Session 2pAAb on Tuesday, 6 June, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room 557.
17. GALLERY OF ACOUSTICS
The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor its eighth Gallery of Acoustics at the Providence meeting. The objective of the Gallery is to enhance ASA meetings by providing a compact and free-format setting for researchers to display their work to all meeting attendees in a forum emphasizing the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of acoustics. The Gallery of Acoustics provides a means by which we can all share and appreciate the natural beauty and aesthetic appeal of acoustical phenomena.
Details for submitting entries can be found in the online call for papers.
The Gallery will be held in the prefunction area on the 5th floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center and will include of posters, videos, and audio clips of images and/or sounds generated by acoustic processes or resulting from signal processing of acoustic data. Images and videos can consist of actual visualizations of acoustic processes, or of aesthetically and technically interesting images resulting from various signal processing techniques. Audio clips and segments should also have both aesthetic and technical appeal.
A panel of referees will judge entries on the basis of aesthetic/artistic appeal, ability to convey and exchange information, and originality. A cash prize of $350 will be awarded to the winning entry.
18. TECHNICAL TOUR
A tour of the acoustic test facilities at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island will be conducted on Monday, 5 June. These facilities include: acoustic tank, pressure tank, antenna test chamber, and anechoic chamber. Lunch will be served in the Officer’s Club immediately following the technical tour. The tour group should meet in the main lobby near the registration desk of the Westin Providence Hotel at 9:00 a.m. Expected return time is approximately 3:00 p.m. On-site registration at the meeting is not available—only those people who have registered for the tour prior to the meeting may participate.
A tour of the acoustic test facilities at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island will be conducted on Monday, 5 June 2006. These facilities include: acoustic tank, pressure tank, antenna test chamber, and anechoic chamber. Lunch will be served in the Officer's Club immediately following the technical tour.
The Technical Tour fee is $35.00. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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19. MEDWIN PRIZE IN ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY PRIZE LECTURE
The 2006 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography will be awarded to John K. Horne, at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 7 June.
John Horne will present the Acoustical Oceanography Prize Lecture titled “Acoustic species identification: When biology collides with physics” on Wednesday, 7 June, at 8:45 a.m. in Session 3aAO in Ballroom D.
20. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OPEN MEETINGS
Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at the Rhode Island Convention Center. 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 of committee meetings and other events.
21. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP
The annual meeting of the membership of the Acoustical Society of America will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 June 2006, in Ballroom A at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
22. PLENARY SESSION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
A plenary session will be held Wednesday, 7 June, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Ballroom A at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The R. Bruce Lindsay Award will be presented to Purnima Ratilal, the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal will be presented to Mathias Fink, and the Gold Medal will be presented to James E. West.
The 2006 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography will be presented to John K. Horne.
Rajka Smiljanic, recipient of the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation Research Grant in Speech Science, will be introduced. Dr. Smiljanic, of Northwestern University, received the grant for her proposal entitled “Effects of Clear Speech on Production and Perception of Croatian Rhythm,” The grant is supported by the Foundation’s Dennis Klatt Memorial Fund and is a collaborative effort with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).
Certificates will be presented to the Fellows elected at the Minneapolis meeting of the Society.
23. 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.
Meetings of Accredited Standards Committees S1, Acoustics; S2, Mechanical Vibration and Shock; S3, Bioacoustics; and S12, Noise, as well as the Standards Plenary meeting, are open meetings and all attendees are invited to attend and participate in the acoustical standards development process.
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 must 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: email@example.com.
24. COFFEE BREAKS
Morning coffee breaks will be held each day starting at 10:00 a.m. and an afternoon break will be held on Tuesday only at 2:00 p.m. All coffee breaks will be held in the Rotunda Room, Rhode Island Convention Center.
25. A/V PREVIEW ROOM
Room 558B at the Rhode Island Convention Center will be set up as an A/V preview room for authors’ convenience, and will be available on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
26. ONLINE MEETING PAPERS
The ASA has replaced its traditional at-meeting “Paper Copying Service” with a new online site which 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.
27. E-MAIL ACCESS
Computers providing e-mail access will be available adjacent to the registration area from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday. The email area will provide several desktop computers as well as connections for attendees' laptop computers. Complementary wireless access will be provided in the Prefunction area of the Rhode Island Convention Center.
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28. BUFFET SOCIALS
Complimentary buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday, 6 June, and Thursday, 8 June, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Ballroom A at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
29. FELLOWS LUNCHEON
A Fellows’ Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 8 June, at 12:15 p.m. noon in Narragansett Rooms A & B at the Westin Providence Hotel. The speaker will be Dr. Amar Bose, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Bose Corporation.
The luncheon is open to all members and their guests. To guarantee a reservation, please purchase your tickets by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 7 June. The cost is $30.00 per ticket. After that time tickets will be limited.
30. GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
A workshop on grant writing for students and post-docs, sponsored by the ASA Student Council, will be held on Wednesday, 7 June, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Providence II and III on the third floor of the Westin hotel. The workshop will focus on the mechanics of grant writing for members of all technical committees. The specific topics that will be covered will include: white papers and letter proposals; full proposals; essential components; budget writing; common mistakes; what reviewers look for; rejected? What next?
Examples of pre/post revision funded proposals will be made available on the Student Council website. These proposals will be discussed during the workshop.
31. FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
The ASA Committee on Investments invites members to attend a special presentation with its investment advisors, Lowell, Blake & Associates from Boston. The Society’s investments performance will be described, along with its current strategy for these important reserve funds. Like many other non-profit institutions, investments provide the money for prizes and fellowships, and foster the Society's promotion of acoustics as well as insure a sound future. The Committee on Investments would like ASA members to understand its present plans, as well as to hear new ideas. The meeting will be held on Thursday, 8 June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room 555AB in the Convention Center.
32. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 512-343-8248 (alternative number 512-471-3145). Please give Dr. Blackstock 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.
33. STUDENT ICE BREAKER AND STUDENTS RECEPTION
An “icebreaker” for students, in conjunction with the Exhibit Opening and reception, is scheduled on Monday, 5 June, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda Room which will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and other members of the Acoustical Society.
The Students Reception will be held on Wednesday, 7 June, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Providence I/IV on the 3rd floor at the Westin Providence Hotel. This reception, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America and 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.
The 2006 Student Council Mentoring Award will be presented to Lawrence A. Crum, University of Washington, at the reception.
Students will find in their conference 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 ASA meeting. They are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student Home Page at http://www.acosoc.org/student/ to learn more about student involvement in ASA.
34. WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON
The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 7 June, in Narragansett A/B on the 3rd floor at the Westin Providence. Those who wish to attend must purchase their tickets in advance by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 6 June. The fee is $20 for non-students and $5 for students.
35. SOUND ART EXHIBIT
There will be an open exhibit of China Blue’s work on Thursday, 8, June, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center, room 550 A/B. China Blue is an internationally known sound artist from New York. She is interested in how sound defines and articulates a space. Her work uses samples of acoustic events from day-to-day life as a way of examining and teaching about sonic flow and energy. Her spatialized recording techniques are based on the psychophysics underlying both auditory and visual localization.
36. MOVIE PRESENTATION
A showing of the film Touch The Sound will be held on Wednesday, 7, June, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Providence Place Cinemas 16 located on the entertainment level of the Providence Place Mall (10 Providence Place, 401-270-4646)on the Entertainment Level, above the food court. From the Westin or Convention Center--cross the skybridge into the Mall to the Entertainment level; from the Marriott--exit the front door and cross the street to the Mall; from the Biltmore--left out of the front door, and cross the street to the Mall.
Touch The Sound, features Evelyn Glennie, a Grammy-winning classical percussionist whose solo work is unrivalled. She is also deaf. For Evelyn, sound is palpable and rhythm is the basis of everything. Director Thomas Riedelsheimer maps a world of senses, of transcendent images and evocative sounds, following Evelyn and her remarkable story through California, New York, England and her native Scotland. Original music by Glennie and Fred Frith.
Seating is limited. There is no charge to attend the film showing but registrants must obtain a voucher for entrance to the theater. Vouchers are available at the Registration Desk until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday or until the supply lasts.
37. CHILD CARE
The Westin Providence Hotel suggests that meeting attendees who are interested in arranging child care services during the meeting contact Interim Health Care Services, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI, Tel.: 401-272-3520 or 888-560-3520 for child care referrals.
38. ACCOMPANYING PERSONS’ PROGRAM
Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Providence meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is $75. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, 5-9 June, in the Blackstone Room on the 3rd floor of the Westin Providence Hotel where information about activities in and around Providence will be provided.
Rhode Island’s small size is a big advantage. The state is a convenient 37 miles wide by 48 miles long, which means that legendary mansions, scenic beaches and fascinating historical sites are all with minutes of Providence. Other popular destinations like Cape Cod, Mystic Seaport and Boston are less than an hour away.
Blackstone Valley–Explore fascinating places like Slater Mill, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Tour the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor. Browse the Valley’s dozens of Factory Outlets. Catch some great baseball action with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple A farm team. Or, get the true small-town New England experience at the Brown and Hopkins General Store. Visit www.tourblackstone.com.
Block Island–Block Island, an 11-square-mile seaside resort located 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, has been heralded as "One of the Last Twelve Great Places in the Western Hemisphere." Its rolling green hills and dramatic bluffs are reminiscent of Ireland, while its beautifully restored Victorian hotels and inns preserve the elegance of a bygone era. Visit www.blockislandinfo.com.
East Bay–The region, which is comprised of the towns of Barrington, Bristol, East Providence and Warren, is steeped in British and Colonial heritage. Located in beautiful Bristol is Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, a waterfront estate which is home to thousands of flowers. Enjoy a bay cruise or some antiquing on Water Street in Warren. Museums like Coggeshall Farm and the Herreshoff Marine Museum provide a look at Rhode Island’s agricultural and nautical past. Visit www.eastbayritourism.com.
Newport–You’ll find the summer "cottages" of some of the world’s wealthiest people here in the City-by-the-Sea. These world renowned Gilded Age mansions on famous Bellevue Avenue line Newport’s rugged coastline. Newport is home to America’s Cup yacht racing and the Newport Jazz Festival. Visit www.gonewport.com.
Providence–The city is acclaimed for its preservation of the past and its advancements toward the future. Places like Benefit Street's "Mile of History" on the East Side to festive Federal Hill, Rhode Island's own "Little Italy," feature historical and cultural attractions. The Providence Place Mall, one of the largest shopping destinations in the country is a Downcity favorite. Providence is home to Barnaby Evans award-winning river sculpture, WaterFire. Rhode Island’s capital is also endowed with exceptional arts and entertainment, famed museums, world-class restaurants and a nightlife that continues to grow. Visit www.goprovidence.com.
Warwick–Rhode Island’s retail shopping mecca with hundreds of specialty shops and discount stores, plus two malls housing major department stores, famous retail shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques line the city's stretch of Route 2, a four-lane thoroughfare which has become known as Rhode Island’s "Miracle Mile of Shopping". Visit www.visitwarwickri.com.
South County–Sunning, swimming, golfing, fishing and whale watching on miles of unspoiled beaches are just a few of the many seaside activities to be enjoyed. Charming New England towns and historic sites like the South County Museum, Gilbert Stuart’s Birthplace and the Indian Cultural Center provide stimulating glimpses of the past. Watch the trawlers come and go from the breakwater in the working fishing village of Point Judith, town of Narragansett. Visit www.southcountyri.com.
June is one of the most beautiful months in Rhode Island, when spring is just giving way to summer. Although June is typically quite comfortable, sunscreen and a hat are suggested when enjoying outdoor activities. Rhode Island's famous beaches are open for the season and located just a short distance from Providence. For those who prefer an air conditioned environment, The Providence Place Mall is connected by walkway to The Westin Providence. Average high temperature in June is 77 degrees F, with average lows around 58 degrees F. Average precipitation is 3.38 inches. For additional information on Rhode Island weather, visit: iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/ri/ri.html
40. TECHNICAL PROGRAM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
James F. Lynch, Chair; Andone C. Lavery, Mohsen Badiey, Acoustical Oceanography; Andrea M. Simmons, John R. Buck, Animal Bioacoustics; Damian J. Doria, Alexander U. Case, Architectural Acoustics; Robin O. Cleveland, R. Glynn Holt, Biomedical Ultrasound/ Bioresponse to Vibration; Courtney B. Burroughs, Education in Acoustics, Musical Acoustics and Structural Acoustics and Vibration; Thomas R. Howarth, Jeffrey E. Boisvert, David A. Brown, Engineering Acoustics; Nancy S. Timmerman, Noise; Ronald A. Roy, Joseph A. Turner, Charles R. Thomas, Physical Acoustics; Laurie M. Heller, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics; Ning Xiang, David J. Moretti, William M. Carey, Signal Processing in Acoustics; Doug H. Whalen, Harriet S. Magen, Speech Communication; Gopu R. Potty, Kathleen E. Wage, Underwater Acoustics; Edmund R. Gerstein, Thomas G. Muir, Joe Blue Memorial Sessions.
41. MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
James H. Miller, General Chair; James F. Lynch, Technical Program Chair, Gail Paolino, Food Service/Social Events/Meeting Administrator, Peter M. Scheifele, Audio-Visual, James A. Simmons and Andrea M. Simmons, Accompanying Persons Program/Cultural Attache, John R. Buck, Signs/Publicity, David J. Moretti, Technical Tour, Gopu R. Potty, Meeting Room Coordinator
42. PHOTOGRAPHING AND RECORDING
Photographing and recording during regular sessions are not permitted without prior permission from the Acoustical Society.
43. NOTE TO SMOKERS
Smoking is prohibited indoors.
44. ABSTRACT ERRATA
This meeting program is Part 2 of the May 2006 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.
45. 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 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. Text for 35-mm slides may be prepared using 10- or 12-pitch font, but the overall frame size of the typed material before reproduction should be no larger than 4x6 inches (10x15 cm). In general, characters in any visual aid should have a height at least 1/40 of the total frame height. In order that a 35-mm slide be legible when projected in an average size room, the slide itself should be legible when held 10 inches (25 cm) in front of the eye.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. On each slide put a ‘‘thumb mark'' on the corner that is the upper right-hand corner when the slide is viewed inverted, so that on later projection the image is upright. Number the slides in order of presentation, on or beside the ‘thumb mark.''
9. 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.
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 slide 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.
1. Hubbard, H.H. ‘‘Guidelines for the planning and preparation of illustrated technical talks,'' J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 60, 995--998 (1976).
2. Young, R.W. ‘‘On presenting a technical paper,'' J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 61, 1086--1087 (1977).
46. SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS
A board approximately 8 ft. wide x 4 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 8x10 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.
47. 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.
It is strongly recommended that overhead transparencies be brought to the session by speakers as backup.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
48. 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: email@example.com
28 November -2 December 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii (Tuesday through Saturday)
4–8 June 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah
27 November-1 December 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana
29 June-4 July 2008, Paris, France