153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
4--8 June 2007

The 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held Monday through Friday, 4—8 June 2007 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Registration will open on Monday, 4 June, at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. HOTEL INFORMATION
  2. TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
  3. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES
  4. MESSAGES FOR ATTENDEES
  5. REGISTRATION
  6. ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES
  7. TECHNICAL SESSIONS
  8. TECHNICAL SESSION DESIGNATIONS
  9. HOT TOPICS SESSION
  10. TUTORIAL LECTURE ON MUSICAL ACOUSTICS
  11. SHORT COURSE ON ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS
  12. STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
  13. GALLERY OF ACOUSTICS
  14. TECHNICAL TOURS
  15. TOUR OF THREE SALT LAKE CITY CONCERT HALLS
  16. MEDWIN PRIZE IN ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY PRIZE LECTURE
  17. ROSSING PRIZE IN ACOUSTICS EDUCATION AND ACOUSTICS EDUCATION PRIZE LECTURE
  18. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OPEN MEETINGS
  19. PLENARY SESSION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
  20. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP
  21. ANSI STANDARDS COMMITTEES
  22. COFFEE BREAKS
  23. A/V PREVIEW ROOM
  24. ONLINE MEETING PAPERS
  25. E-MAIL ACCESS
  26. BUFFET SOCIALS
  27. FELLOWS LUNCHEON
  28. MENTORING SESSION FOR EARLY CAREER ACOUSTICIANS
  29. ESTATE AND GIFT PLANNING
  30. STUDENTS MEET MEMBERS FOR LUNCH
  31. STUDENT ICEBREAKER AND STUDENT RECEPTION
  32. COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON AND YOUNG INVESTIGATOR TRAVEL GRANTS
  33. CHILD CARE
  34. ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM
  35. WEATHER
  36. TECHNICAL PROGRAM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  37. MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  38. PHOTOGRAPHING AND RECORDING
  39. NOTE TO SMOKERS
  40. ABSTRACT ERRATA
  41. GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS
  42. SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS
  43. GUIDELINES FOR USE OF COMPUTER PROJECTION
  44. DATES OF FUTURE ASA MEETINGS

1. HOTEL INFORMATION

The Hilton Salt Lake City Center is the headquarters where most meeting events will be held. Reservations may be made by phone or online as noted below. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after 4 May 2007. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.

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, 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.

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

The Hilton Salt Lake City Center is located in the heart of the entertainment and business district of downtown Salt Lake City. The hotel features a fully equipped health club, indoor swimming pool, as well as a full service business center. For more details visit www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SLCCCHH

In-room amenities include iron, ironing board, hair dryer, cable television, high-speed internet access, and coffee maker.

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

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Tel.: 801-328-2000; Toll Free: 1-800-445-8667
FAX: 801-238-4888

Online  www.saltlakecitycenter.hilton.com/ASA

Rates in U.S. Dollars (excluding taxes, currently 12.46%)
Single/Double: $149.00
Triple: $164.00
Quad: $179.00

Reservation cut-off date: 4 May 2007

2. TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

Air: Salt Lake City is served by Salt Lake International Airport, (Airport Code SLC). The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines, but is also served by the following airlines: Air Canada, America West Airlines, American Airlines, Atlantic Southeast, Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines. For further information see
www.slcairport.com.

Ground Transportation: There is a Ground Transportation Desk located at the far end of the baggage claim in both terminals where ground transportation options and information can be obtained and where transportation can be arranged.
Car rental: Most major car rental companies have rental counters at the Salt Lake City International Airport located on the ground floor of the short-term parking garage directly across from the terminal buildings. The self-parking rate at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center is $10.00 USD per day and valet parking is $14.00 USD per day.
Airport Shuttle Service, shared-ride, door-to-door service: There are several shuttle companies that provide service from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the downtown area, including the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Arrangements can be made at the Ground Transportation Desks, or by contacting individual shuttle companies, which can also be done in the baggage claim areas or online at www.slcairport.com. Current rates for shuttle service are in the range of $8.00 - $10.00 USD one way.
Taxicabs and limousines: Taxis are available outside the terminal at Salt Lake City International Airport. The Hilton Salt Lake City Center is approximately 8 miles from the airport, and typically takes about 15 minutes driving time, with fares currently averaging about $16.00 USD one way. All cab fares are metered. Please phone 801-363-5550, 801-359-7788, or 801-521-2100 for more information.
Public Transportation: City bus service (UTA) is available to travel from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Bus Route No. 50 leaves the airport every 30 minutes, and has a direct route to a bus stop located a half block south of the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. The current fare is $1.50 USD. Further information can be obtained at www.utabus.com.
Driving Information: From I-15 (north or south), take the 600 S exit (Exit 306). Drive east 0.7 miles to West Temple. Turn left (north) and drive 0.5 miles to the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. The self-parking rate at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center is $10.00 USD per day and valet parking is $14.00 USD per day.

3. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES Note: The deadline for applying for student transportation subsidies was 30 April and all available subsidy funds have been allocated.

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 30 April to: Jolene Ehl, ASA, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502, Tel: 516-576-2359, Fax: 516-576-2377, E-mail:
jehl@aip.org. The proposal should include your status as a student; whether you have submitted an abstract; whether you are a member of ASA; whether you will travel alone or with other students; names of those traveling with you; and approximate cost of transportation.

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4. MESSAGES FOR ATTENDEES

Messages for attendees may be left by calling the Hilton Salt Lake City Center at Tel.: 801-328-2000 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.

5. REGISTRATION

Registration is required for all attendees and accompanying persons. Registration badges must be worn in order to participate in technical sessions and other meeting activities.
Registration will open on Monday, 4 June, at 7:30 a.m. in the prefunction area on the 2nd level of the Hilton.
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.

The prepregistration deadline has passed and online registration is no longer avaialble. Please register at the meeting.

Registration fees are as follows:

                             		Preregistration by  	Registration after
Category                     		7 May            	 7 May 

ASA			            		$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                  	$110			$110
More than one day
(Includes one-year ASA membership 
upon completion of an ASA application)

ASA Student Members
with current ID cards)        			$0                  	$25

Student Nonmembers            			$40			$50
(with current ID cards)

Emeritus members of ASA	    			$50            	   	$75      
(Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA/ASJemeritus)

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 (2007) 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 7 MAY.

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.

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: asa@aip.org

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7. TECHNICAL SESSIONS

The technical program includes 84 sessions, with 683 papers scheduled for presentation during the meeting.
A floor plan of the Hilton Salt Lake City Center appears in the printed 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, 4 June
2-Tuesday, 5 June
3-Wednesday, 6 June
4-Thursday, 7 June
5-Friday, 8 June

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

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

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

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

9. HOT TOPICS SESSION

A Hot Topics session will be held in Session 3pID on Wednesday, 6 June, at 1:05 p.m in Canyon Room A/B/C and will end before the start of the Plenary Session. Papers will be presented on current topics in the fields of Animal Bioacoustics, Musical Acoustics and Noise.

10. TUTORIAL LECTURE ON MUSICAL ACOUSTICS

A tutorial lecture titled "Musical Acoustics: Science and Performance–An Evening with the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra" will be given by Uwe J. Hansen of Indiana State University and Jerry Floor, Director of the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra on Monday, 4 June at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol Theatre is located at 50 West 200 South, approximately one block from the Hilton.

To partially defray the cost of the lecture a registration fee is charged. Students with current ID cards may register at a reduced fee. Tickets may be purchased at the registration desk at the meeting.

11. SHORT COURSE ON ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS

Please note: If you are interested in registering for the Short Course, please contact asa@aip.org or call 516-576-2360.

A short course on Architectural Acoustics: Fundamentals and Applications will be given on Sunday, 3 June, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, 4 June, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Seminar Theater on level 2 of the Hilton.

This short course will emphasize architectural acoustics consulting, which is the art of applying the science in a timely and practical manner. The format is similar to that used with non-acoustical professionals like architects and engineers to provide the tools to make informed evaluations and decisions about acoustics, and to communicate efficiently with acoustical consultants, because every project has a unique set of details and challenges.

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the fundamentals and terminology of architectural acoustics, a basis for general design decisions and evaluations, and confidence to navigate the oceans of information and propaganda about "acoustical" materials, products, and practices.

For The instructor is K. Anthony Hoover, a Principal with Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc., Consultants in Acoustics, Sudbury, MA, and an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.

The registration fee is $300.00 USD and covers attendance, instructional materials and coffee breaks. The number of attendees will be limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Only those who have registered by 7 May will be guaranteed receipt of instructional materials. There will be a $50.00 USD discount for registration made prior to 7 May. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 7 May. Any cancellation after 7 May will be charged a $25.00 USD processing fee.
12. STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

Registration deadline is 9 April 2007. Full details about registration, the competition, and the design scenario are available at www.newmanfund.org or can be requested by contacting Bob Coffeen; (913) 645-2381, coffeen@ku.edu

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 Salt Lake City meeting. The 2007 competition involves the design of a performance hall primarily for opera performances.

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, 5 June, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Grand Ballroom C.

13. GALLERY OF ACOUSTICS

The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor its ninth Gallery of Acoustics at the Salt Lake City 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. The Gallery will be held in the Alpine Ballroom foyer on the 2nd level of the Hilton and will include 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.

14. TECHNICAL TOURS

A tour of the acoustics research facilities at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah will be conducted on Monday, 4 June 2007. Facilities and current research projects will be shown, as well as the carillon bell tower on the BYU campus. Facilities include a large and small anechoic chamber, two coupled reverberation chambers, and vibration laboratory with scanning laser Doppler vibrometer. Research is ongoing in areas such as active noise control, audio acoustics, energy-based acoustic measurements, nonlinear acoustics, and nearfield acoustic holography. The bus will leave the Hilton Salt Lake City Center at 1:30 p.m. and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. The fee for the Technical Tour is $5.00. This fee will be waived for students who register for the tour by 28 May 2007. To register, please email asaslc07@byu.edu. Registration is requested by 28 May 2007. After this date, registration will only be accepted if there is available space.

A technical tour of the LDS Conference Center and the Mormon Tabernacle will be conducted on Wednesday, 6 June 2007. The LDS Conference Center houses a large 21,000 seat auditorium that is used for both musical performances and the spoken word. Acoustical features will be shown, and some of the acoustical challenges will be discussed. The newly renovated Mormon Tabernacle is a unique listening space with its elliptically-shaped ceiling, and some of the acoustical properties of this venue will be shown. Both of these facilities are a short walking distance (3 blocks, about 8-10 min) from the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. A walking group will leave the Hilton at 10:00 a.m. and shuttle transportation will be provided shortly thereafter for those who need it. At the conclusion of the technical tour (12:00 noon), there will be an organ recital in the Mormon Tabernacle. Tour participants are welcome to stay and listen to the recital. This technical tour is free to those wishing to participate, but registration by 28 May 2007 is required. To register, please email asaslc07@byu.edu. If you require shuttle transportation, mention that in your registration message for the tour.

15. TOUR OF THREE SALT LAKE CITY CONCERT HALLS

Session 2aAA on Tuesday morning, 5 June, has been organized as a walking and traveling tour of three concert halls in the Salt Lake Valley. The halls are of a variety of sizes, with both fixed and variable acoustics. A 45-minute tour and technical discussion will be led at each venue by the acousticians and architects who contributed to its design. Pianist Larry Jackstien and other musicians will accompany the tour group and perform briefly in each hall.

The session will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Hilton in Alpine East. Following the chair's introduction, there will be a short 10-minute walk (two city blocks) from the meeting hotel to Abravanel Hall. After the presentation at Abravanel Hall, chartered bus transportation will be provided to Libby Gardner Concert Hall and Waterford School Concert Hall. The bus should return to the meeting hotel before 12:30 p.m. Box lunches will be provided for a minimal charge to those who wish to eat en route to the hotel. Because space is limited, advanced registration is required. Register by sending your name and contact information to Tim Leishman [tim_leishman@byu.edu or fax: (801) 422-0553]. You will be contacted regarding your lunch preferences.

16. MEDWIN PRIZE IN ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY PRIZE LECTURE

The 2007 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography will be awarded to Brian D. Dushaw, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 6 June. Brian Dushaw will present the Acoustical Oceanography Prize Lecture titled "The recent history of our understanding of low-mode internal tides in the ocean" on Wednesday, 6 June, at 1:00 p.m. in Session 3pAO in Alpine East.

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

The 2006 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education will be awarded to William J. Strong, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 6 June. William Strong will present the Acoustics Education Prize Lecture titled "Descriptive acoustics of music and speech" on Wednesday, 6 June, at 2:15 p.m. in Session 3pED in Canyon Rooms A/B/C.

18. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OPEN MEETINGS

Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at the Hilton. 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.

19. PLENARY SESSION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

A plenary session will be held Wednesday, 6 June, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton. The R. Bruce Lindsay Award will be presented to Dorian S. Houser, the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal will be presented to Edwin L. Carstensen, and the Gold Medal will be presented to Katherine S. Harris.

The 2006 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education will be presented to William J. Strong. The 2007 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography will be presented to Brian D. Dushaw.

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

20. 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, 6 June 2007, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

21. 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; 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: asastds@aip.org; Web: www.acosoc.org/standards.

22. COFFEE BREAKS

Morning coffee breaks will be held each day in the Grand Ballroom foyer. The schedule is Monday: 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; Tuesday: 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday: 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.; Thursday: 9:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Friday: 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

23. A/V PREVIEW ROOM

Suite 324 will be set up as an A/V preview room for authors' convenience, and will be available on Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

24. 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. Submission procedures and password information have been mailed to authors with the acceptance notices.

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

25. E-MAIL ACCESS

Computers providing e-mail access will be available 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday in the Executive Boardroom on the lobby level of the Hilton. The email area will provide several desktop computers as well as connections for attendees' laptop computers.

26. BUFFET SOCIALS

Complimentary buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday, 5 June, and Thursday, 7 June, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday the Social will be held in the Americana Plaza which is adjacent to the Hilton. On Thursday the Social will be held in the Grand Ballroom.

27. FELLOWS LUNCHEON

A Fellows Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 7 June, at 12:00 noon in the Rose-Wagner Hall which is one city block from the Hilton Salt Lake City Center (about a 3 minute walk). The speaker will be Dr. Richard T. Kouzes, Laboratory Fellow at the Department of Energy's
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The subject of the talk will be "Detection of Nuclear Threats at Borders." The luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests. Purchase tickets on-site at the meeting before 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 6 June at the registration desk. The cost is $30.00 per ticket.

28. MENTORING SESSION FOR EARLY CAREER ACOUSTICIANS

The Women in Acoustics (WIA) Committee will be offering an informal mentoring session for early career acousticians on Wednesday, 6 June, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Granite Conference Room. Roundtable discussions will be led by WIA members on topics such as: early academic careers, balancing family and career, interviewing for jobs, finding/handling postdoctoral research positions and research management. Anyone is welcome to join us for these mentoring sessions. The session will adjourn at 6:30 p.m. so that students can proceed immediately to the students reception.

29. ESTATE AND GIFT PLANNING SESSION

The Acoustical Society Foundation will hold a two-hour presentation on charitable giving on Tuesday, June 5, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.in Salon C. This will include ways of making gifts to organizations such as the Foundation. Gifts can provide tax deductions and income. There will also be presentations on estate planning. Preregistration will be required. To register contact Paul Ostergaard, General Secretary of the Foundation, 5071 Bear Creek Road, Fairview, PA 16415, or by email at leadoxide@alum.mit.edu.

30. 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
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.

31. STUDENT ICEBREAKER AND STUDENT RECEPTION

A Student Icebreaker will be held on Monday, 4 June, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Alpine West room at the Hilton which will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and invited members of the Acoustical Society.

. The Student Reception will be held on Wednesday, 6 June, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Alpine West. 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.

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
www.acosoc.org/student/ to learn more about student involvement in ASA.

32. COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON AND YOUNG INVESTIGATOR TRAVEL GRANTS

The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 6 June, in Grand Ballroom B on level 2. The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 6 June. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must purchase tickets at the meeting since it is no longer possible to preregister. The fee is $15 (students $5) for pre-registration by 7 May and $20 (students $5) at the meeting.

The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Young Investigator Travel Grant to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at the Salt Lake City meeting. Young professionals who have completed their doctorate in the past five years are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Salt Lake City meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $300 with three awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon at the meeting. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting, and a current resume/vita which includes information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and in the ASA. Submission by e-mail is preferred to Dr. Lily Wang at
lwang4@unl.edu or by regular mail to 101A Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 S. 67th Street, Omaha NE 68182-0681; Tel: 402-554-2065; Fax: 402-554-2080. Deadline for receipt of applications is 23 April.

33. CHILD CARE

Meeting attendees who are interested in arranging child care services during the meeting should contact the Bell Desk at the Hilton.

34. ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM

Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Salt Lake City meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is $50 (preregistration to 7 May) and $75 thereafter. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each day throughout the meeting where information about activities in and around Salt Lake City will be provided.

Two accompanying persons tours are being organized, as described below. To register for either or both tours, please email
asaapp07@byu.edu.

Crossroads of the West–City Tour (Tuesday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) - Price per person: $25.00.

Salt Lake City was built out of a desert by the industrious Mormon pioneers. This tour is a complete look at what makes Salt Lake City so unique. You will begin by seeing the historic downtown area, including the world-famous Mormon Temple Square, which took 40 years to build. Next, visit the beautifully restored 1908 Union Pacific Depot featuring French Renaissance architecture and original artwork. Then outside to enjoy the Olympic Legacy Plaza overlooked by a classic clock tower and featuring the "dancing waters" of the Olympic Snowflake Fountain. Next, we drive through historic downtown and the residential area known as the "Avenues" which is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. Now proceed to the University of Utah. The "U," founded in 1850, was the first University built west of the Missouri River and site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Athletes Village. We continue past Fort Douglas, which was started during Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1862 and on to "This is the Place Heritage Park." This park is where Brigham Young and the Mormon Pioneers entered the valley in 1847 and Brigham Young said "This is the right place, drive on…" Afterwards you will visit the Olympic Cauldron Park at Rice Eccles Stadium. Rice Eccles was the site of the Opening and Closing 2002 Winter Olympic Ceremonies. Finally, you return to your hotel knowing that you have had a top-notch overview of Salt Lake City!

Alps of Utah (Thursday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)- Price per person: $75.00

The Rocky Mountains are breathtaking as you make your way through Provo Canyon on your way to Robert Redford's Sundance Resort, home of the Sundance Film Institute. Take time to walk around and enjoy the beautiful alpine splendor in the shadows of majestic Mt. Timpanogos. Upon reboarding your motorcoach, your tour continues through the charming Swiss village of Midway, located in the very heart of the "Alps" of Utah. Your next stop will be the Homestead Resort, situated on a landscape of rolling hills dotted with natural hot springs at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains in Utah's Heber Valley. You will enjoy a delicious lunch at this award-winning restaurant, highlighted by direct-from-garden vegetables, herbs and spices! Continuing on this delightful tour, you will find yourself in Utah's most famous resort town, Park City. You will appreciate time for exploring the many unique shops in Park City's Main Street historic district before returning to Salt Lake City.

There are numerous sites and activities available in the Salt Lake City area that may be of interest to accompanying persons, and additional information will be provided in the hospitality room. Several such possibilities include skiing (depending on snow conditions at that time in 2007) at one of the ski resorts located within a half hour of Salt Lake City, Kennecott Copper Mine, Historic Gardner Village, historic sites in downtown Salt Lake City (within walking distance), and the Family History Library for those interested in exploring their family roots. For those interested in pre- and post-conference activities, there are five National Parks located in Utah, all within a 4-5 hour drive from Salt Lake City. With five national parks, Utah is America's national parks capital. The national parks include: Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park. These national parks are located close together, allowing you to visit more than one, if desired. The parks provide opportunities to explore fascinating geological formations and witness the stunning vistas that can be found in Utah. Further information on these parks (and other sites of interest) can be found at: www.us-national-parks.net/state/ut.htm, or at www.utah.com/nationalparks.

35. WEATHER

June is generally one of the most beautiful months for weather in Utah, when spring is giving way to summer, but before the hot summer months. Enjoy warm sunny afternoons, with the evenings cooling off. Bright sunny skies characterize the typical weather at this time of year, and it is recommended that you wear a hat and sunscreen when staying outdoors for extended periods. The average high temperature in June is 83 degrees F, with average lows around 54 degrees F. Average precipitation for the month is 0.77 inches. For additional information on Salt Lake City weather, visit:
www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=slc.

36. TECHNICAL PROGRAM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Timothy Leishman, Chair; Matthew A. Dzieciuch, Acoustical Oceanography; Gary J. Rose, Animal Bioacoustics; Bruce C. Olson, Architectural Acoustics; Michael R. Bailey, Biomedical Ultrasound/ Bioresponse to Vibration; William J. Strong, Education in Acoustics and Musical Acoustics; James M. Powers, Engineering Acoustics; Connor Duke, Noise; Kent L. Gee, Richard Raspet, Physical Acoustics; Donal G. Sinex, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics; Sean K. Lehman, Karl A. Fisher, Signal Processing in Acoustics; Bruce L. Smith, Shawn Nissan, Rachel Hayes-Harb, Speech Communication; Craig C. Smith, Structural Acoustics and Vibration; Tracianne Nielsen, Underwater Acoustics.

37. MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ASA: Scott D. Sommerfeldt, General Chair; Timothy W. Leishman, Technical Program Chair; Tracianne B. Neilsen, Food Service/Social Events/Meeting Administrator; Kent L. Gee, Craig C. Smith, Audio-Visual; Lisa B. Sommerfeldt, Accompanying Persons Program; Scott L. Thomson, Signs/Publicity; Benjamin M. Faber, Technical Tours; Jonathan D. Blotter, Posters; Scott D. Sommerfeldt, Meeting Room Coordinator; William J. Strong, Fellows Luncheon

38. PHOTOGRAPHING AND RECORDING

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

39. NOTE TO SMOKERS

Smoking is prohibited indoors.

40. ABSTRACT ERRATA

This meeting program is Part 2 of the May 2007 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.

41. GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS

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.
B. Presentation
1. Organize your talk with introduction, body, and summary or conclusion. Include only facts or concepts that can be explained adequately in the allotted time. Rehearse talk so you can confidently deliver it in that time.
2. Session Chairs have been instructed to adhere to the time schedule and to stop your presentation if you run over.
3. An A/V preview room will be available for viewing computer presentations, transparencies or videotapes before your session starts.
4. Arrive early enough so that you can meet the session chair, load your computer presentation on to the computer provided, check your slides in the projector, and familiarize yourself with the microphone, slide controls, laser pointer, and other equipment.
5. Every time you display a 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.
C. References
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).

42. 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.

43. GUIDELINES FOR USE OF COMPUTER PROJECTION

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.

Introduction

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

Guidelines

1. Set your computer's screen resolution to 1024x768 pixels or to the resolution indicated by the AV technical support. If it looks OK, it will probably look OK to your audience during your presentation.
2. Use all of the available screen area. If a page in portrait orientation is displayed in landscape orientation computer projection, the two sides of the projected image will be blank, effectively shrinking the text size. All documents/figures should be created in landscape orientation with very thin margins, thereby making maximum use of the (limited) resolution of the computer projector.
3. No more than 2 graphs/plots/figures should be included on a single slide. Use large lettering for axis labels and bold fonts for the numbers. Remember that graphics can be animated or quickly toggled among several options: comparisons between figures may be made temporally rather than spatially.
4. Avoid thin fonts, including fonts with thin elements (e.g., the horizontal bar of the "e" may be lost because it is less than one pixel wide at the low resolution of the computer projector, thereby registering as a "c"). If using a thin font, make it bold to widen the minimum line width. Avoid thin lines which may look fine when viewed on the high screen resolution setting but will fade or disappear when a low screen resolution is set.
5. Contrasts must be enhanced in computer-projected documents for good visibility. Use dark backgrounds with lighter (contrasting) lettering, rather than white backgrounds with dark lettering. Avoid busy backgrounds, and keep text and figures simple and large.
6. Avoid the use of red, especially on purple or green backgrounds. People with common color blindness will not see figures in red if they are backed by similar colors.
7. Avoid large borders and logos of institutions as these leave a reduced area for actual data and graphs. If such borders or logos are necessary, place them at the bottom of the slide so that your technical data appears at the top of the projected image.
8. Animations often run more slowly on laptops connected to computer video projectors than when not so connected. Test the effectiveness of your animations before your assigned presentation time on a similar projection system (e.g., in the A/V preview room). Avoid real-time calculations in favor of pre-calculation and saving of images.
9. If you will use your own laptop instead of the computer provided, a video switcher will be available. During the question and answer period of the previous speaker, connect your laptop to the video switcher. It is good protocol to initiate your slide show (e.g., run PowerPoint) immediately once connected, so the audience doesn't have to wait. When it is your turn to present, the session chair will press the button on the switcher corresponding to the appropriate number of the input to which you connected (indicated on the cord you plugged into your computer). If there are any problems, the session chair will endeavor to assist you, but it is your responsibility to ensure that the technical details have been worked out ahead of time.
10. During the presentation have your laptop running with main power instead of using battery power to insure that the laptop is running at full CPU speed. This will also guarantee that your laptop does not run out of power during your presentation.

Specific Hardware Configurations

Macintosh
Older Macs require a special adapter to connect the video output port to the standard 15-pin male DIN connector. Make sure you have one with you.
1. Hook everything up before powering anything on. (Connect the computer to the RGB input on the projector).
2. Turn the projector on and boot up the Macintosh. If this doesn't work immediately, you should make sure that your monitor resolution is set to 1024x768 for an XGA projector or at least 640x480 for an older VGA projector. (800x600 will most always work.). You should also make sure that your monitor controls are set to mirroring.
If it's an older powerbook, it may not have video mirroring, but something called simulscan, which is essentially the same.
Depending upon the vintage of your Mac, you may have to reboot once it is connected to the computer projector or switcher. Hint: you can reboot while connected to the computer projector in the A/V preview room in advance of your presentation, then put your computer to sleep. Macs thus booted will retain the memory of this connection when awakened from sleep. Alternatively, you can reboot while connected to the video switcher during the previous speaker's presentation, but it is safer to queue this up in advance of the session.
Depending upon the vintage of your system software, you may find that the default video mode is a side-by-side configuration of monitor windows (the test for this will be that you see no menus or cursor on your desktop; the cursor will slide from the projected image onto your laptop's screen as it is moved). Go to Control Panels, Monitors, configuration, and drag the larger window onto the smaller one. This produces a mirror-image of the projected image on your laptop's screen.
Also depending upon your system software, either the Control Panels will automatically detect the video projector's resolution and frame rate, or you will have to set it manually. If it is not set at a commensurable resolution, the projector may not show an image. Experiment ahead of time with resolution and color depth settings in the A/V preview room (please don't waste valuable time fiddling with your Control Panel settings during your allotted session time).

PC
Make sure your computer has the standard female 15-pin DE-15 video output connector. Some computers require an adaptor.
Once your computer is physically connected, you will need to toggle the video display on. Most PCs use either ALT-F5 or F6, as indicated by a little video monitor icon on the appropriate key. Some systems require more elaborate keystroke combinations to activate this feature. Verify your laptop's compatibility with the projector in the A/V preview room. Likewise, you may have to set your laptop's resolution and color depth via the monitor's Control Panel to match that of the projector, which settings you should verify prior to your session.

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

44. DATES OF FUTURE ASA MEETINGS

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

27 November-1 December 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana
29 June-4 July 2008, Acoustics08, Paris, France

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