151ST MEETING OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

5--9 June 2006
Providence, Rhode Island

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Local Meeting Committee
Technical Program and Special Sessions
Other Technical Events
Exhibit
Distinguished Lecture
Hot Topics
Technical Tour
Gallery of Acoustics
Student Design Competition
Grant Writing Workshop
Online Paper Copying Service
Meeting Program
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Audio-Visual Equipment
Special Equipment and Computer Equipment
Poster Session Boards
Projection Guidelines for Authors
Audio/Visual Preview Room
Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters
Tutorial Lecture on the 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami
Short Course on Underwater Acoustic Communication
Special Meeting Features
Student Transportation Subsidies
Young Investigator Travel Grant
Students Meet Members for Lunch
Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony
Fellows' Luncheon
Women in Acoustics Luncheon
Special Event
Transportation and Hotel Accommodations
Air Transportation
Ground Transportation
Hotel Accommodations
Room Sharing
Weather
Hotel Reservation Information
Committee Meetings
Assistive Listening Devices
Accompanying Persons Program
Registration Information
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts via the World Wide Web
Instructions for the Preparation and Submission of Electronic Abstracts
Instructions for Preparing Paper 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, 5–9 June.

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, papers will be scheduled in sessions with papers of similar technical content.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (AO)

Exploitation of sound by marine mammals
(Joint with Animal Bioacoustics)
Marine mammals are sophisticated users of sound, both self generated and the surrounding ambient. This session features research that shows examples of this behavior

Ultra-low and low frequency marine seismo-acoustics
(Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Focus on acoustic sensing of natural seismic phenomena such as tsunamis, earthquakes and ocean storm events

ANIMAL BIOACOUSTICS (AB)

Acoustic interactions in animal groups
Behaviors and physiological mechanisms associated with the challenges and advantages of acoustic signal transmission and reception in animal groups

Effects of anthropogenic sounds on fishes
(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography and Underwater Acoustics)
Overview of issues and findings with regard to the effects of anthropogenic sound on fish and fisheries

Is hearing all cochlear?
Examine evidence for a conserved near-field otolithic acoustic sense in amniotes including humans

Mechanisms of biosonar
(Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
How biosonar works from the perspective of field observations, laboratory experiments and signal processing

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS (AA)

Acoustics of libraries
Theory and practice of acoustical design in libraries and media centers, including study areas as well as more specialized spaces (e. g., music and film collections, multimedia rooms, etc.)

Acoustics of multi-family housing
(Joint with Noise)
Room acoustics, noise and litigation issues dealing with multi-family housing

Composed spaces
(Joint with Musical Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
Surround sound compositions in which space (real or created) is part of the art

Composed spaces loudspeaker concert
(Joint with Musical Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
Experience works by invited composers in a continuous concert in a dedicated room open to all ASA attendees

Microperforated acoustical absorbing materials
(Joint with Noise, Physical Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
Theory, manufacture and applications of microperforated acoustical absorbing materials

Spaces of worship–Another quarter century of experience (1984-present)
Poster session for spaces of worship

Special session in honor of John Kopec
Session in memory of John Kopec

Surround sound essentials
A unique opportunity to take advantage of a high-quality loudspeaker installation to investigate (and possibly give direction to) various parameters that are important in the design of "surround sound" studios and listening rooms

BIOMEDICAL ULTRASOUND/BIORESPONSE TO VIBRATION (BB)

Brown tadpoles and red herrings: Boiling inertial cavitation and nonlinearity in high intensity focused ultrasound lesion formation
A forum to focus on the debate on the relative importance of nonlinearity in high intensity focused ultrasound lesion formation

Celebration session for Edwin Carstensen
Will relate to and honor the work of Dr. Edwin L. Carstensen

Memorial session for Frederic Lizzi
Honoring the career and life of Frederic L. Lizzi

Sensing and imaging using light and sound
(Joint with Physical Acoustics and Signal Processing in Acoustics) Devoted to sensing and imaging using various combinations of optical and acoustical energy

Targeted contrast agents
Will focus on the use of agents that target specific sites in the body and are activated by ultrasound to produce therapeutic effect

EDUCATION IN ACOUSTICS (ED)

Hands-on experiments for high school students
Twenty stations will be staffed by scientists and graduate students for high school students hands-on experience

Medical education
Courses and programs for students and professionals in the health services

Undergraduate research poster session
Undergraduate students will present their research in poster format and will be available during the session to explain their work

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ENGINEERING ACOUSTICS (EA)

Joe Blue memorial session part 1: Transduction, linear and nonlinear
(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Will cover physical acoustics theory, transducers, materials, calibration, Underwater Sound Reference Division standards and their application

MUSICAL ACOUSTICS (MU)

Human-computer interfaces
(Joint with Engineering Acoustics and Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Design of input devices and control displays for electronic and computer music applications

Scaling of musical instrument families
Application of physical laws to aid creation of families of like instruments that cover different pitch ranges

Finite element and finite difference methods in musical acoustics
(Joint with Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
Analysis and simulation of musical instruments using finite element or finite difference methods

NOISE (NS)

Audio-visual design in soundscapes
(Joint with Architectural Acoustics)
Audio-visual soundscape theory, measurement and design practice, including field testing demonstrations

Essential acoustical curriculum for noise control techniques for engineers, industrial hygienists and architects
(Joint with Education in Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics and Architectural Acoustics)
Will examine what elements of noise control can be integrated into curriculum targeted to the engineer, industrial hygiene and architecture students

Fifty years of speech privacy (Joint with Architectural Acoustics and Speech Communication)
Celebrating the contributors to understanding and use of speech privacy methods

Heating, ventilating and air-conditioning noise control
(Joint with Architectural Acoustics)
Theory, advances and case studies

New loudness standard
(Joint with ASA Committee on Standards and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Focused around a new (to be approved) ANSI loudness standard

PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS (PA)

Acoustic microscopy at the nanoscale
Focused on acoustic methods in the broadest sense, including modeling and experiments, for characterization of materials with sub-micron length scales

Celebration of the work of Brown University
Era of R. B. Lindsay, R. T. Beyer, P. J. Westervelt, A. O. Williams and others along with a new era in the Physics Department

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PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ACOUSTICS (PP)

Characterizing auditory attention
Will summarize research teasing apart how the listener, the experimenter and the stimuli guide how the auditory scene is processed

Individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss
(Joint with ASA Committee on Standards and Noise)
Will cover aspects of noise-induced hearing loss, factors affecting susceptibility and the current status of treatment of noise-induced hearing loss

SIGNAL PROCESSING IN ACOUSTICS (SP)

Adjoint modeling in acoustics
(Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Acoustical Oceanography)
Adjoint methods are used for data assimilation, model tuning and sensitivity analysis in many fields. Brings together research in areas related to adjoint modeling, such as inverse scattering, shape reconstruction, optimal design, diffraction tomography and ocean acoustic tomography

Auditory processing of sonar signals
(Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Various methods associated with human hearing can be applied to sonar signals. Papers in models of auditory perception, auditory effects of oceanic processes and sonar signal processing are solicited

Optimum and robust signal processing in uncertain and random environments
(Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
New developments in signal processing are presented to perform various tasks in inhomogeneous and/or time-varying environments

Processing of acoustic vector sensors
(Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
Realized benefits of vector sensors in conjunction with pressure sensors that enable measurements of intensity include reduced aperture requirements, better spatial performance, etc. Modeling and measurements of sound intensity and signal processing that exploit properties of noise are presented

Signal processing: Diverse problems–similar solutions
Solutions developed for one physical regime are applied to another

Topics in seismic signal processing
Signal processing of various seismic signals are discussed

SPEECH COMMUNICATION (SC)

Enhancement and multiplicity of cues in speech
Perceptual cues in speech and relationship between enhancement and multiplicity of cues

STRUCTURAL ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (SA)

Ultrasonic waveguides for structural monitoring
The use of ultrasonic waveguides in structures to explore properties of structures

UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS (UW)

High frequency acoustic propagation and applications
The impacts of ocean processes on high frequency underwater acoustic propagation and their application to tomography and acoustic communications

High-frequency ambient noise
(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Measurements and modeling comparisons of ambient noise with emphasis on mid-to-high frequencies and anisotropy

Joe Blue memorial session part 2: Shallow water and marine animal acoustics
(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography and Animal Bioacoustics)
Will cover propagation, marine animal acoustics, noise and masking

Scattering of sound at the sea surface
Will focus on quantifying the interaction of sound waves with a time-varying sea surface on all scales of roughness. Contributions involving modeling and/or measurements (field or laboratory) are encouraged

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OTHER TECHNICAL EVENTS

EXHIBIT

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, 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; rfinneg@aip.org.

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

A Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Nikolai Andreevich Dubrovsky, Director of the N. N. Andreyev Acoustics Institute, Russian Academy of Science and President of the Russian Acoustical Society.

HOT TOPICS SESSION

A "Hot Topics" session sponsored by the Tutorial Committees is scheduled covering the fields of Acoustical Oceanography, Education in Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics.

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 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 bus will leave the Rhode Island Convention Center at 9:00 a.m. and return at approximately 3:00 p.m. The Technical Tour fee is $35.00. To register please email
asaprov06@cox.net. A NUWC visitor request form will be forwarded to you and MUST be on file prior to the tour. Deadline for registration is 1 March 2006.

GALLERY OF ACOUSTICS

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

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

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

IMAGE/PHOTOGRAPH:
PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPG (although lossless formats are encouraged)
Video (3 minute limit STRICTLY ENFORCED)
QuickTime, MPEG (with QuickTime compatible CODEC)

SOUND CLIP: (3 minute limit)
AU, WAV, MP3

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

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

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. The top three entries will be posted on the Gallery web site: www.sao.nrc.ca/ims/asa_sp/Gallery.html

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

The relevant deadlines are as follows:

6 March 2006--deadline for notice of intent to submit plus brief description of entry

3 April 2006--deadline for receipt of all entries with the brief abstracts

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

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.

Individual students or teams of a maximum of three may submit entries. Graduate and undergraduate entries are welcome. Attendance at the Providence meeting is not required for entry or award in the competition.

Submissions will be poster presentations that demonstrate room acoustics, noise control, and acoustic isolation techniques in building planning and room design.

An award of $1,250 US will be made to the submitter(s) of the entry judged "First Honors." Four awards of $700 US each will be made to submitters of entries judged "Commendation."

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: normp@yantis.com.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

The Student Council is pleased to announce a workshop on grant writing for student and post-doctoral members of the ASA to be offered during the Providence, RI meeting. 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.

The duration of the workshop is 1.5 hours. Look for specific time/date information on the website for students (www.acosoc.org/student/), in the student E-zine, the Student Guide, and on the Student Council bulletin board at the meeting.

ONLINE MEETING PAPERS

The ASA has replaced its traditional at-meeting "Paper Copying Service" with an online site which can be found at 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. The online site will be open for author submissions in April. 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.

MEETING PROGRAM

An advance meeting program summary will be published in the April issue of JASA and a complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the May issue. Abstracts will be available on the ASA Home Page 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, by electronic template, 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, by electronic template or by postal mail. Electronic template abstracts should be submitted to the e-mail address given in section 1 of the the on-line template that you will receive by email. For abstracts submitted by postal mail, send one original paper-copy abstract to the Technical Program Chair:

ALL ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, 23 JANUARY 2006. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted after 23 January 2006 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 REGULAR E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Contributors submitting abstracts via the web or by electronic template, will automatically receive acknowledgment that their abstracts have been received. Contributors submitting abstracts by postal mail who desire notification of receipt of their abstracts should include self-addressed postcards. Acceptance notices will be mailed to authors in March.

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 ELECTRONICALLY OR ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Authors submitting abstracts by electronic template will receive automatic notification of receipt of their submissions. If the submission is incorrect, it will be rejected by the computer program and an error message will be returned to the author. Upon receipt of such message, the submission must be corrected and sent again.

For abstracts submitted on the World Wide Web, a resubmission number 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 an immediate acknowledgment of receipt or an error message.

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AUDIO-VISUAL AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

PC computers with 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 AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

Any equipment other than PC computers with 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 (i.e., 35 mm slide projectors, VCR's and monitors, dual slide and/or overhead projectors, audiotape playback equipment, CD players or high fidelity audio systems) 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. Office 2003 is the standard.

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

No computers will be provided by the Society. If you wish to use a computer in your presentation you must bring one with you. Authors planning to use computers in their presentations must contact the meeting's A/V committee by e-mail in advance of the meeting to help insure compatibility of connections between their computers and the projectors that will be provided. Contact information will be provided in the acceptance notices.

POSTER SESSION BOARDS

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

PROJECTION GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

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 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.

Authors using 35 mm slides should note that they must bring a preloaded carousel to the session. Schedule restrictions will not allow time to load carousels during a session. To ensure that projected material is legible in the rear of a meeting room, lettering should be at least 1/40 the overall height of the projected material, e.g., at least 0.2 inches high on an 8 x 9-inch transparency. Guidelines for use of computer projection will be supplied with acceptance letters.

AUDIO/VISUAL PREVIEW ROOM

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

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BEST PAPER AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PRESENTERS

Several of the ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students and young presenters who present papers at Society meetings. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Follow the instructions for the appropriate technical area that appear below.

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 by the end of the meeting week, (this is not required for papers presented in a poster session 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 by putting the following statement at the bottom of the abstract submitted for the meeting:

For (name of appropriate Technical Committee) Best Student Paper Award

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 2006
---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 identify themselves by placing the following statement at the bottom of the abstract submitted for the meeting:

Submitted For (name of appropriate Technical Committee) Young Presenter Award

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TUTORIAL LECTURE

A tutorial presentation on 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.

ABSTRACT

The 2004 Sumatra earthquake was the largest seismic event recorded in 40, perhaps 44, years. The death toll from its tsunami was unprecedented in documented history. Remarkably, the earthquake and tsunami were recorded by many technologies designed for strikingly different purposes, including hydroacoustic sensors of the International Monitoring System of the CTBT, which captured standard (Rayleigh) waves, acoustic (T) phases, as well as the pressure component of the tsunami wave itself. I will discuss the contributions of such records, and other systems, to the investigation of the earthquake's source and to the nature of the "high"-frequency (10-20 mHz) components of the tsunami wave in the far field.

LECTURE NOTES

Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply. Those who register by 15 May are guaranteed receipt of a set of notes.

TUTORIAL LECTURE PREREGISTRATION

To partially defray the cost of the lecture a registration fee is charged. The fee is $15 for registration received by 8 May and $25 thereafter including on-site registration at the meeting. The fee for students with current ID cards is $7.00 for registration received by 8 May and $12.00 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting. Please use the
registration form to register for the tutorial session or online at http://asa.aip.org.

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SHORT COURSE ON UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATIONS

Introduction

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. Underwater acoustic communications is a very challenging field of research, as information-bearing signals are severely distorted due to noise and fading, while the available bandwidth is also limited by the transducers. The achievement of reliable acoustic communications as a practical method of providing telemetry in deep and shallow water is the result of an evolution in modulation techniques and hardware technology. Progress in modulation, error coding, demodulation and transducer technology has also resulted in systems capable of transmitting sonar and video images through the water. The capabilities of current digital signal processing (DSP) technology have allowed for the implementation of powerful DSP techniques combined with sophisticated error control coding. With the advent of underwater acoustic networks for swarms of vehicles and sensor networks, the most sophisticated units are capable of routing information and support multiple access. In turn, underwater acoustic telemetry has become ever more complex, and the broad choice of techniques and equipment available requires some basic understanding of this field before selecting or designing a telemetry unit.

Objective

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.

Instructor

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.

Program

Sunday, 4 June 2006, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 5 June 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Topics

1. Introduction
a. Motivation and applications
b. Major issues
c. Low-frequency vs. high-frequency applications
d. Vertical vs. horizontal acoustic communications
e. Shallow vs. deep water
f. Extreme environments
g. State-of-the-art developments
h. Selecting or designing an underwater acoustic communications system 2. Scientific background
a. Application of the sonar equations to acoustic communications
b. Channel modeling
1. Deep water vs. shallow water
2. Ambient and radiated noise
3. Time and frequency spread
4. Sound refraction
5. Simulators
c. Source and receiver characteristics
d. Stochastic modeling and commonly encountered acronyms 3. Acoustic Communications Systems
a. Analog vs. digital communication systems
b. System design and trade-offs
1. Elements of design
2. Channel coding
3. Modulation techniques
4. Frequency spread
5. Multiple access
c. Channel equalization techniques
1. Single source/single receiver
2. Single source/multiple receivers
3. Multiple sources/multiple receivers 4. Underwater acoustic networking
a. Issues
b. Brief review of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model
c. Power management and optimal information rate
d. Multiple access
e. Routing techniques
f. State-of-the-art advances in underwater acoustic networking
g. Simulation techniques

Registration

The registration fee is $250.00 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 15 May will be guaranteed receipt of instructional materials. There will be a $50.00 discount for registration made prior to 8 May. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 8 May. Any cancellation after 8 May will be charged a $25.00 processing fee. Please use the registration form to register for the short course session or online at http://asa.aip.org.


SPECIAL MEETING FEATURES

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:
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 is sponsoring a Young Investigator Travel Grant to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at the Providence meeting. This award is designed for young professionals who have completed the doctorate in the past five years (not currently enrolled as a student), who plan to present a paper at the Providence meeting. Each award will be of the order of $300. It is anticipated that the Committee will grant a maximum of three awards. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract they have submitted for the meeting and a current resume/vita which provides information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and to the ASA to: Dr. Donna L. Neff, Boys Town National Research Hospital, 555 North 30th Street, Omaha NE 68131; Tel.: 402-452-5069; Fax: 402-452-5027; Email:
neff@boystown.org. Deadline for receipt of applications is 28 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> 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.

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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 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

The ASA Plenary session will be held on Wednesday afternoon, 7 June, at the Rhode Island Convention Center where Society awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows will be announced.

A Fellows' Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 8 June, at 12:00 noon. This luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests. Use the
printed registration form or online at http://asa.aip.org to purchase tickets.

WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON

The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 7 June. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must register using the
registration form or online at http://asa.aip.org. The fee is $15 (students $5) for preregistration by 8 May and $20 (students $5) thereafter including on-site registration at the meeting.

SPECIAL EVENT

There will be an open exhibit of China Blue's work on Thursday, June 8, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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. For additional information please contact Andrea Simmons, andrea_simmons@brown.edu.

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TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

AIR TRANSPORTATION

Providence is served by T. F. Green Airport, (Airport Code PVD). Only ten minutes from downtown Providence, T.F. Green Airport was recently named one of the "Top Five Alternative Airports" in the country by Forbes magazine and received a Reader's choice recommendation from Condé Naste Traveler. 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.pvd-ri.com, for other information of interest visit, www.ProvidenceNightandDay.com.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Transportation from the T. F. Green Airport to The Westin Providence and the overflow hotel:

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 form New York City to Providence in about 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 hotel. Amtrak's contact information; 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit,
www.amtrak.com.

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 hotel 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 or Toll Free 1-888-737-7006 for more information.

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.pvd-ri.com/ground_transport/car_rentals.htm.

Parking at The Westin Providence. The hotel self-parking rate is $20 per day; valet parking rate is also $20 per day.

Parking at the overflow hotel. The hotel self-parking rate is $19.00 per day; no valet service.

Driving information. Located at the intersection of I-95 and I-195, Providence is 50 miles from Boston (about a one-hour car ride) and 185 miles from New York City (about three hours by car).


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Registration, technical sessions, and socials will be held at The Rhode Island Convention Center. Administrative meetings will be held at the headquarters hotel, The Westin Providence, which is connected to the convention center. All sleeping room blocks at the Westin and at the two overflow hotels have been sold out. The ASA has arranged for a small number of rooms at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Please see
the section on Hotel Reservationsfor further information. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel and ask for one of the rooms being held for the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). See the section on Hotel Reservation information for information about the hotel and special ASA rates.

ROOM SHARING

ASA will compile a list of people 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, by 11 April to the Acoustical Society of America, preferably by e-mail:
asa@aip.org or by postal mail to 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

June is one of the most beautiful months in Rhode Island, when spring is just giving way to summer. Let the enjoyable warm temperatures start your day and light summer breezes follow you into evening. 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

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HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

The ASA sleeping room blocks at the Westin Providence and the two overflow hotels are sold out.

ASA has arranged for a small room block at the Holiday Inn Downtown which is located 2 blocks from the Rhode Island Convention Center. Contact the hotel directly to make a reservation. You must mention the ASA or enter ASA as the code for making reservations online in order to obtain the discounted rate.

Their contact info is Holiday Inn Downtown, 21 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI, Tel.: 401-831-3900, Web:
www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/pvddt. Please be advised that hotel remodeling will be on-going during the week of ASA's meeting.

Blocks of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the The Westin Providence and The Courtyard Providence Downtown. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after 3 May 2006. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL--CONNECTED TO CONVENTION CENTER

THE WESTIN PROVIDENCE

The Westin Providence is located in the heart of downtown and is connected to The Rhode Island Convention Center and The Providence Place Mall.

The hotel features a fully equipped health club, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi as well as a full service business center. For more details visit .

Please make your reservation directly with The Westin Providence. When making your reservation, you must mention the Acoustical Society of America to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.

Reservation cut-off date: 3 May 2006

Online: www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=0511083475&key=B87A0

Rates: Single/Double: $164.00 plus tax

Overflow Hotels

Reservation cut-off date for Courtyard: 3 May 2006

Reservation cut-off date for Biltmore: 4 May 2006

The Providence Biltmore
Tel.: 401-421-0700; Toll-Free: 1-800-294-7709
Fax: 401-455-3127
Email: info@providencebiltmore.com

Rates: Single/Double: $149.00 plus tax

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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 23 January 2006. Requests for meeting space, special luncheons, etc., should be made as early as possible to Gopu R. Potty, Dept. of Ocean Engineering, Univ of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI 02882,
potty@oce.uri.edu; Fax: (401) 874-6837.

Requests should be made by e-mail, postal mail or fax and should specify the committee's needs for space, room arrangement, furnishings, catering, and any special equipment. 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.

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM

Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Providence meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is $50 for preregistration by 8 May and $75 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open in The Westin Providence's Blackstone Room from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day throughout the meeting where information about activities in and around Providence will be provided.

Rhode Island's small size is a big advantage for you. 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 and Mystic Seaport are less than an hour away. We are also within easy traveling distance of several major northeast cities; Boston-50 miles, New York City-180 miles, Montreal-under 350 miles. Providence is so close to everything, you'll be able to pack a lot of fun into a short amount of time. Make sure to visit each of Rhode Island's wonderful regions:

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. It's the most enjoyable history lesson you'll every have. 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. Accessible by ferry and by air, Block Island should be part of your Rhode Island experience. 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. Home of America's Cup yacht racing and the Newport Jazz Festival, this remarkable city has gained international fame amongst pleasure seeking travelers. Visit www.gonewport.com.

Providence-–The city is acclaimed for its preservation of the past and its advancements toward the future. A true Renaissance City. 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-–As Rhode Island's retail shopping mecca, the City of Warwick attracts hundreds of thousands of eager spenders every year. 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-–Come relax on miles of unspoiled beaches. Sunning, swimming, golfing, fishing and whale watching 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.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday, 5 June, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. 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 
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 (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 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 8 MAY.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online registration is now available at asa.aip.org.

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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 "Resubmission number" and PIN. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL THESE HAVE BEEN ISSUED YOUR ABSTRAC HAS NOT BEEN ENTERED INTO THE DATABASE.

1. Web Abstract Submission Procedure is accessed on ASA Home Page at
http://asa.aip.org/

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

3. Enter Password: Providence

4. Next screen will ask you to indicate whether you are submitting a new abstract, wish to view a previously submitted abstract without making any changes or edit a previously submitted abstract.

5. When "New Abstract" is selected, the next screen will contain instructions for selecting the format in which to prepare your abstract, i.e., either straight text or LaTeX. Straight text should be used for abstracts that do not contain any special characters or fonts such as bold, italics, etc. LaTeX should be used for abstracts that contain boldface, italics, speech symbols or mathematical expressions. Select format and click Continue.

6. The next screen will contain a blank template for entering abstract text, author information and other data needed to submit abstract, e.g., Technical Area, presentation format, etc. Online help and an example of a completed template are available from this screen.

7. After completing all REQUIRED and OPTIONAL sections of the template, click Continue. Your abstract will then be processed by a program to detect errors.

8. If the abstract is free of errors, the next screen titled "Good Abstract" will confirm the absence of errors and will display the abstract as it will appear in the printed program. Also shown will be the author contact information. You will be asked to either submit the abstract as it appears or whether you wish to make changes before final submission. If you wish to make changes prior to final abstract submission, the template containing your abstract will be returned to the screen.

9. If the abstract contains errors, a screen is displayed describing the error and giving the approximate line number where the error appears in the LaTeX source file for your abstract. You can either return immediately to the template and fix the error if you know its location or view the LaTeX source document to locate the line on which the error appears. Each line in the source document is numbered for easy location of errors. After locating the errors return to the template to make corrections and resume the submission process.

10. When you are ready for final submission of the abstract, the next screen will contain the Resubmission number 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). Note that a Resubmission Number and PIN will be issued for each new abstract or resubmission of a previously submitted abstract.

11. If you wish to view a previously submitted abstract without making any changes, select "view only." The next screen will ask for the Resubmission Number and PIN issued at the time you submitted the abstract originally.

When these numbers are entered, the template containing your abstract will be provided. If you do not have the Resubmission and PIN numbers, instructions on how to obtain them are given online. After viewing abstract click exit. You will not receive a new PIN and Resubmission number since you did not make any changes to your original submission.

12. If you wish to revise and resubmit your abstract, select "Resubmission." The next screen will ask for the Resubmission Number and PIN issued at the time you submitted the abstract originally. When these numbers are entered, the template containing your abstract will be provided. If you do not have the Resubmission and PIN numbers, instructions on how to obtain them are given online.

Please remember to use the view only option if you wish to check your abstract without making any changes.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF ELECTRONIC ABSTRACTS

1. An abstract must be submitted for each meeting paper. The deadline date for receipt of abstracts is Monday, 23 January 2006. The email address to which your abstract should be submitted will be given at the bottom of the template used for submissions. You will receive email acknowledgment of receipt of your abstract and separate follow-up if there are problems with your submission.

2. Do not transmit duplicate submissions of the same abstract. If you do not receive emailacknowledgment of receipt of your abstract, send a message to asa@aip.org to determine whether your submission was received. If you wish to submit a revised abstract, enter the number of your original submission (i.e., the asae number) in the braces following \resubmission.

3. The files needed for electronic submission may be obtained via ftp or email as described below. Do not use older versions of these files; you should retrieve the latest version. You will receive five separate files. First read the file named readme.asa and carefully follow the instructions contained therein. Also included will be an empty template (including the return email submission address), a completed sample, and files containing other instructions. A completed sample is shown on the next page. For further information or questions, email asa@aip.org.

a. Anonymous ftp. Use ftp to open ftp.aip.org, log in as "anonymous" and give your email address as a password. Move to the directory /ems/tex../macros/asaabs and get all the files in that directory.

b. Email. Send a message to listserv@listserv.aip.org with the body of the message consisting of just the line
GET asaabs PACKAGE

The files will be emailed back to you with the filename for each message in the first line of the body of the message. Delete the e-mail headers (and the line that gives you the name of the file) and save each message using the correct filename given on the first line in the body of the file.

4. Avoid the following common errors: a) inserting line breaks in a line after the comment character, i.e., %; b) deleting the third pair of braces in the \author command, putting your full name in the first pair of braces, or using only one \author command for more than one author; c) submitting compressed or encoded abstracts or sending abstracts as an attachment; d) unbalanced braces or unmatched math delimiters; e) leaving blank lines in the abstract or \affil input; f) including more than one abstract in a single email submission; g) inputting & or % when meaning to produce the symbols "&" or "%" (\& and \% should be used); h) misspelling \affil as \afill; i) adding header or tailer information to the template; j) not filling in all "REQUIRED" commands.

5. 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.

6. Limit abstract to 200 words. Count each word in the body of the abstract but do not count title or authors' names and addresses. 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.

7. Do not use footnotes for references or acknowledgments. References or acknowledgments should be set within square brackets. Reference should be in standard JASA format, viz., in the sequence: authors, abbreviated journal name, volume number, first and last page numbers, and year. Only set footnotes for present addresses, use \thanks to set such footnotes and they will appear at the end of the abstract.

8. Provide the following information in the correct places in the template:

a. Complete mailing address for the corresponding author, i.e., the author who should receive the acceptance notice.

b. Authors' names, affiliations and addresses. One email address will be included in the printed program for each abstract. This should be entered immediately after the mailing address for the author whose email address is to be listed.

c. Number of words in the body of the abstract. Indicate number of words in the abstract in the braces following \numberwords.

d. If the paper is intended for a special session, indicate the session in the braces following \specialsession. If invited, state "Invited." For example, \specialsession{Invited, Loudness and Perception}.

e. Choose and list the Technical Committee most nearly coinciding with the subject matter of the paper in the braces following \technicalarea. 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.

f. 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 35 mm slide projection, VCR's and monitors or dual slide and/or overhead projection are considered special equipment. Refer to the section on "Special Equipment" on page 8 for further details. Refer to the section on Special Equipment for further details.

g. 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.

h. List one complete PACS subject classification number including letters (for example, 43.28.Ae) under which the abstract should be identified in the braces following PACS (see the list, in a recent June or December issue of JASA or via ftp in the /PACS directory of ftp.aip.org)

i. If you wish to have your paper included in the best paper award competitions as described, insert the desired technical area of paper award competition in the braces following \paperaward.

j. Note: All authors must certify that you have complied with the Ethical Principles of the Acoustical Society of America for Research Involving Human and Non-Human Animals AND in Research and Publishing and Presentations by entering "I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles" in the braces following \hasubjects.

Shown on the next page is an example of a template file that has been filled in for electronic Submission (refer to the printed call for papers where you will find the sections to be inserted by authors highlighted in yellow).

SAMPLE ELECTRONIC ABSTRACT

%Sample submitted abstract for the meeting.
% Everything after a percent sign is ignored in the submission; it is treated as a comment.
\documentstyle[11pt,pasaabs]{article}
\nofiles
% PLEASE LEAVE THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS ALONE; don't change them at all. They will be determined by the ASA Program Organizing Committee
% and are required by the ASA Program typesetting translation software.
\aipid{ } % AIP id for SPIN database entry
\time{ } % Time of presentation
\abstractid{ } % The abstract identifier as it will appear in print
% Except for the abstract text, information should be entered between the curly braces { }. Optional comments that are now commented (follow a ''%''
% should be uncommented (delete the ''%'' sign) before use. You may return to a new line when entering long information (e.g., an affiliation). Please refer
% to the separate instructions if you have any questions (e.g., how to enter accent marks, mathematical symbols, bold face, etc.).
%
% Here is the information for the corresponding author. This information is used for contact only, it is NOT used for publication purposes.
\correspondingauthor{I.J. Knox} % REQUIRED
\correspondingaddress{2322 Harvardshire Path, Cambridge, MA 02122}
\correspondingphone{202-328-2010} % REQUIRED,
\correspondingemail{knox@icarus.bu.edu} % REQUIRED
\correspondingfax{202-555-1234} % OPTIONAL

\begin{document}

% Enter the title here. It should be initial capital only.
\title{Binaural loudness summation for tones and noise}

% For each institution enter one or more \author commands, then enter the \affil command. Just cut and paste the commands (either \author or \affil), and
% fill in, for more author(s) and affiliations. For each author, enter the first name and middle initial in the first braces; last name in middle braces; and Jr.,
% III, etc. in the last braces. Leave braces empty as needed. One email address will be included for each paper in the printed program. The address should be inserted immediately after the mailing address for the author whose email address is to be listed.
%
% REQUIRED, enter author(s) here as first name and middle initial, last name, and other (e.g., Jr.):
\author{Albert B.}{Jones}{Jr.}
% REQUIRED, for preceding author(s). Use standard abbreviations.
\affil{Dept. of Psychology, Northeastern Univ., 1600 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115, abjones@ne.edu}
\author{Irene J.}{Knox}{ }
\author{William F.}{Kinoo}{ }
\affil{Dept. of Psychology, Boston Univ., Boston, MA 02115}
%Use passives instead of pronouns "I" and "we," e.g., "It was noted" instead of "We noted."
% INSERT THE ABSTRACT, INCLUDING THE OPTIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SUPPORT, BETWEEN THE LINES "\begin{abstract}" and
% "\end{abstract}".

\begin{abstract}
The relation between binaural and monaural loudness was measured by magnitude estimation for a $\lambda=1000$-Hz tone and for band-limited white noise. Four types of stimuli---monaural and binaural tone, monaural and binaural . . .
perfectly with earlier results [D.E. McGee and I.J. Knox, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. {\bf 57}, 55--62 (1975)] from a {\it different} group of subjects who made loudness matches between binaural and monaural stimuli. [Work supported by NSF.] \end{abstract}

% REQUIRED. Insert the number of words (not to exceed 200) in the abstract, including text of abstract and acknowledgment of support, but not including authors and title:
\numberwords{187}
% If this abstract is for a special session, insert title of session here. If invited, state "Invited."
\specialsession{Invited, Loudness and Perception}
% REQUIRED. Insert the suggested technical area:
\technicalarea{Psychological and Physiological Acoustics}
% OPTIONAL. Fill in special equipment here; only PC computers with audio playback capability and projectors, overhead projectors and laser pointers are standard equipment. Refer to A/V section in Call for Papers.
\specialequipment{CD player}
% OPTIONAL. List your preferred method of presentation:
\preferredmethod{Prefer lecture but willing to give as a poster}
%REQUIRED. List one complete PACS subject classification number including letters (for example, 43.28.Ae) under which the abstract should be classified (see PACS list online at http://asa.aip.org/jasa.html, in a recent June or December issue of JASA, or via ftp in the
/PACS directory of ftp.aip.org)
\PACS {43.66.Cb}
% OPTIONAL. List technical area of best paper award competition you wish to enter \paperaward{P&P}
%OPTIONAL. Certify that you have complied with the Ethical Principles of the Acoustical Society of America for Research Involving Human and Non-Human Animals in Research and Publishing and Presentations by entering "I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles"
\hasubjects{I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles}
% OPTIONAL. To submit a revised abstract, enter the number of your original submission. For example, \resubmission{asae44}.
\resubmission{ }
\end{document}

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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, 23 January 2006. 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 35mm slide projectors, 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
Human/Animal Subjects: "I certify that I have complied with ASA Guiding Principles"
Student Paper Competition: P&P Telephone Number: 516-576-2360 (I. J. Knox)
FAX: 516-576-2377
Send notice to: I. J. Knox
Email: ijk@server.com

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MEMBERS OF THE 151st LOCAL 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 Attaché
John R. Buck, Signs/Publicity
David Moretti, Technical Tour
Gopu R. Potty, Meeting Room Coordinator


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