26–30 October 2009
San Antonio, Texas


Local Meeting Committee

Technical Program and Special Sessions

Other Technical Events
Hot Topics
Open Meetings of Technical Committees
Online Meeting Papers
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics(POMA)

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Audio-Visual Equipment, Special Equipment and Software
Audio-Visual Equipment
Special Equipment, Computer Equipment and Software
Poster Session Boards
Projection Guidelines for Authors
Audio/Visual Preview Room

ASA Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters
Tutorial Lecture Podcasting Demystified: From Concept to Production For Every Budget
Short Course on Acoustic Imaging Applications: Seismic, Underwater, Biomedical, and Speech
Special Meeting Features
Student Transportation Subsidies
Young Investigator Travel Grant
Students Meet Members for Lunch
Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony
Fellows' Luncheon
Social Events
Women in Acoustics Luncheon
Transportation and Hotel Accommodations
Air Transportation
Ground Transportation
Driving Information
Room Sharing
Hotel Reservation Information
General Information
Committee Meetings
Assistive Listening Devices
Child Care
Accompanying Persons Program
Registration Information
Registration Form
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts via the World Wide Web
Instructions for Preparing Paper Copy Abstracts
Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme (PACS)



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, 26–30 October 2009.

Every effort will be made to schedule contributed papers in accordance with author and Technical Committee preferences. However, authors should be prepared to accept assignment to poster sessions. Assignments will take into account: a) author preference, b) program balance, and c) Technical Committee instructions. Papers will be rejected if they do not comply with the instructions.

The special sessions described below will be organized by the ASA Technical Committees. Authors of invited papers must indicate on their abstracts the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate. Authors of contributed papers have the option to request placement of their abstracts in these sessions. If no special session placement is requested, papers will be scheduled in sessions with papers of similar technical content.



Acoustic measurements of water column scatterers using multibeam sonar
Multibeam sonar measurements of water column scatterers (e.g., fish, bubbles, suspended sediments, internal waves, and fine structure)

Acoustics and ocean acidity
Sensitivity of low frequency sound absorption to ocean pH can in principle be exploited to measure ocean acidity. Papers on possible measurement approaches, ocean acidity and its trends, and potential effects on ambient noise are encouraged

Session in honor of Stan Flatté (Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
Stan Flatté's contributions to understanding acoustic fluctuations in the ocean and the basic science of wave propagation though random media. Papers on theoretical and observational aspects, and signal processing and ocean inversion implications are encouraged


Acoustical monitoring of animals to track climate, biotic, and environmental changes (Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
How assessment of animal populations using acoustics can help assess environmental changes

Acoustical surveys, sampling, and population assessment of animals
How acoustics can be used to survey, sample, and assess animal populations

Emotion-related mechanisms of mammalian primate vocalizations - NEW TITLE
Particular interest include the relationship between vocalizer emotional states and resulting vocal acoustics and emotional processes occuring in perceivers when hearing the sounds. This session will explore the data that are available about the role of emotion on vocal behavior, both sides of the communicative equation, based on studies of a variety of nonhuman mammals as well as humans.

Natural soundscapes and auditory scene analysis by animals
Descriptions and analysis of natural "auditory scenes" used by animals for orientation and perceptual mechanisms


Absorption, scattering, and diffusion: Myths, facts, misconceptions
Information and testing methods regarding absorption, diffusion and scattering. What are the differences? What do we know that is true? What is myth and misinformation? How do we use the information?

Acoustic test facilities: Design, qualification and testing (Joint with Noise and ASA Committee on Standards)
Acoustics of hemi-anechoic chambers and reverberation chambers including design, qualifications, and testing methodologies

Acoustics and theater consulting: A special relationship (Joint with Noise and Musical Acoustics)
Panel discussion with theater consultants discussing the theater consultant's joys and challenges in working with acoustics consultants

Architectural acoustics program serving consultants and professionals (Joint with Education in Acoustics)
Overview of current program content and paradigms of approach followed by a panel discussion.

Biggest mistakes: Lessons for practitioners, researchers, and young designers
Opportunity to learn not from others' triumphs but from their hard lessons

Classroom acoustics: An update (Joint with Noise and ASA Committee on Standards)
Review of active progress in classroom acoustics

Classroom acoustics: New design approaches both successes and failures (Joint with ASA Committee on Standards, Noise, and Speech Communication)
New design approaches to improve the classroom environment with the best interests of the students in mind

ETS-Lindgren acoustic test laboratories and factory: Papers and tour (Joint with Noise)
A tour of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditaton Program (NVLAP)–accredited ETS-Lindgren factory and acoustic research laboratory which includes a large double-wall hemianechoic chamber and reverberation chamber suite

Seismic restraint, structural issues and building acoustics (Joint with Noise and Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
How to achieve desired acoustics while meeting seismic and other structural requirements

Spaces for experimental media and spatial sound reproduction (Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Exploration of acoustic design challenges in constructing spaces for complex multimedia presentations and surround sound for large venues


Molecular imaging with ultrasound (Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Development of ultrasound contrast agents and ultrasound imaging systems for molecular imaging and sensing

Multiple scattering of waves: From theory to application (Joint with Physical Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics)
Focus on all fields of acoustics where multiple scattering phenomena play a role, at various frequencies. Different applications (tissue and materials characterization, backscatter from bubble clouds and schools of fish, etc.) will be considered. Focus will be on potential shifts in resonances, changes in backscatter amplitude, and separating coda in the time domain

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Acoustic measurement and models for sensors and arrays (Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Recent advancement of theoretical or numerical model and devices, in acoustic sensor/array measurement and calibration

Magnetostriction in Galfenol and its applications
Recent materials advances in Galfenol and applications in acoustics and vibration

Geophysical acoustics (Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Advances in acoustics for geophysical exploration: seismic technology, borehole acoustics, design and modeling of acoustic transducers for downhole and surface applications, crosswell acoustics, acoustics of rock-porous media, and advances in signal processing and data analysis for acoustic well logging and seismic applications


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

Historical teaching and research acoustic apparatus
Descriptions of both teaching and research apparatus that is antique or historical and no longer in use, except possibly in museums

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


Acoustics of free-reed instruments
Wide range of studies on free-reed instruments and playing techniques with a focus on the accordion and concertina

Acoustics of percussion instruments
Wide range of studies on percussion instruments and playing techniques

Musical ability: Innate and environmental influences
Innate and environmental influences on musical ability

Psychoacoustic response to musical instruments
Perception and acoustic responses to the enjoynment of musical instruments


Advancements in noise control in Latin America
New developments in noise control standards and techniques

Advancements in soundscape application and standards (Joint with ASA Committee on Standards)
Soundscape concepts and their application in city management

Annoyance of vehicle exterior noise - SESSION MOVED TO BALTIMORE
Measurement, analysis, and prediction

Sustainable building systems and acoustic performance (Joint with Architectural Acoustics)
How to achieve environmentally conscious mechanical/building systems while maintaining a low-noise profile

Transportation noise (Joint with ASA Committee on Standards) - SESSION CANCELLED
Review of recent developments in noise mapping and action planning


A man for all seasons: Tribute to Robert T. Beyer (Joint with Engineering Acoustics)
Professor Beyer's career expressed as a portrait as seen through the eyes of his students and colleagues

40th anniversary of the KZK equation (Joint with Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration)
Past and present studies of nonlinear sound beams based on the Khokhlov-Zabolotskaya/Kuznetsov (KZK) equation, including mathematical properties, methods of solution, and applications of this equation

Light and sound in science, engineering, and medicine (Joint with Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration and Engineering Acoustics)
Synergistic use of light and sound for sensing, imaging, and inducing physical effects

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No special sessions planned


Categorization of animal acoustic signals (Joint with Animal Bioacoustics, Acoustical Oceanography and Underwater Acoustics)
Fundamental signal processing methodologies that could be applied to categorization of animal acoustic signals; contributions expected on classification and detection, along with Bayesian methods for recognition and estimation problems

Time-frequency theory and applications
Theory and applications of various time-frequency methods used in acoustic signal processing. This includes, Wigner distributions, Zak transforms, fractional Fourier transforms and other related methods

Kalman and particle filters in acoustics
Theory and the importance and applicability of Kalman and particle filters to all areas of acoustics


Advances in speech synthesis
Focuses on recent developments in speech and voice synthesis with emphasis on theoretical motivations and variations across applications

Fluid–structure interaction in voice production: Experiments and modeling
Experimental and numerical studies of the glottal flow, vocal fold vibration, and their interaction

Perceptual learning and adaptation in speech
Recent research on how listeners learn to adapt to variability in speech including foreign-accented, degraded, and disordered speech


Emerging applications of structural acoustics in energy and power generation
Modeling and prediction of vibro-acoustic characteristics of power generation systems

Structural acoustics and vibrations in nano-materials (Joint with Physical Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
Special dynamic properties, acoustics, and vibration absorption in nano-materials

Structural acoustics for poroelastic materials (Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Measurement and prediction of transmission losses through poroelastic materials

Structural acoustics in biological media (Joint with Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration)
Sound transmission through cochlea, hearing devices, and other biological media


Progress in modeling complex and dynamic acoustic and oceanographic characteristics of continental shelves and slopes (Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Characterization of the environmental variability present on continental slopes and shelves and its effects on acoustic propgation

Reverberation measurements and modeling
Reverberation measurements; modeling papers are encouraged in both intensity and pressure time series

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A "Hot Topics" session sponsored by the Tutorials Committee will cover the fields of Acoustical Oceanography, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration and Noise.


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


The ASA provides the "Meeting Papers Online" website where authors of papers to be presented at meetings will be able to post their full papers or presentation materials for others who are interested in obtaining detailed information about meeting presentations. The online site will be open for author submissions in September. Submission procedures and password information will be mailed to authors with the acceptance notices.

Those interested in obtaining copies of submitted papers for this meeting may access the service at anytime. No password is needed. The url is http://scitation.aip.org/asameetingpapers.


The upcoming meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will have a published proceedings, and submission is optional. The proceedings will be a separate volume of the online journal, "Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics" (POMA). This is an open access journal, so that its articles are available in pdf format without charge to anyone in the world for downloading. Authors who are scheduled to present papers at the meeting are encouraged to prepare a suitable version in pdf format that will appear in POMA. The format requirements for POMA are somewhat more stringent than for posting on the ASA Online Meetings Papers Site, but the two versions could be the same. The posting at the Online Meetings Papers site, however, is not archival, and posted papers will be taken down six months after the meeting. The POMA online site for submission of papers from the meeting will be opened at the same time when authors are notified that their papers have been accepted for presentation. It is not necessary to wait until after the meeting to submit one's paper to POMA. Further information regarding POMA can be found at the site http://asa.aip.org/poma.html. Published papers from previous meetings can be seen at the site http://scitation.aip.org/POMA.


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

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An abstract of not more than 200 words is required for each paper, whether invited or contributed. ABSTRACTS LONGER THAN 200 WORDS WILL BE EDITED OR TRUNCATED. Authors have the option to submit abstracts via the World Wide Web or by postal mail. Abstracts must be prepared in accordance with the instructions given for the submission method selected.


Authors should use only one method of abstract submission, i.e., via the web or by postal mail. For abstracts submitted by postal mail, send one original paper-copy abstract to the Technical Program Cochairs:

Nicholas P. Chotiros

c/o Elaine Moran

Acoustical Society of America

Suite 1NO1

2 Huntington Quadrangle

Melville, NY 11747-4502, USA

Tel: (516) 576-2360

ALL ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, 22 JUNE 2009. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted after 22 June 2009 will not be accepted. Authors should allow at least 5 days for delivery of paper-copy abstracts by U.S. or Canadian mail, 2 days for express mail, and 10 days for international air mail. FACSIMILE TRANSMITTED ABSTRACTS OR ABSTRACTS SENT BY E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Contributors submitting abstracts via the web will receive acknowledgment that their abstracts have been received in the form of a Resubmission number and PIN on the final page of the submission process. Contributors submitting abstracts by postal mail who desire notification of receipt of their abstracts should include self-addressed postcards. Acceptance notices will be sent to authors in August by postal mail.


  • 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.
  • Psychological and Physiological Acoustics are represented primarily at spring meetings of the ASA. However abstracts in this field will be accepted for this meeting.

  • 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.

    For abstracts submitted on the World Wide Web, a Reference Code and PIN will be issued for each submitted abstract which constitutes acknowledgment that the abstract has been received by the Society. These numbers will be provided on screen in the final step in the submission process. You will not receive separate acknowledgment by e-mail.

    If you do not receive acknowledgment as described above, your abstract has not been received by the Society. Please contact ASA [(516) 576-2360; asa@aip.org] immediately if you have submitted an abstract and do not receive a Reference Code and PIN.

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    PC computers with stereo audio playback capability, computer 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.


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

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


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


    A PC computer with stereo audio playback capability and projector will be provided in each meeting room on which all authors who plan to use computer projection will load their presentations. Authors should bring computer presentations on a CD ROM or USB drive to load onto the provided computer and should arrive at the meeting rooms at least 30 minutes before the start of their sessions. Authors also have the option to connect their own laptops to the computer projector as was done at past ASA meetings. Assistance in loading presentations onto the computers will be provided.

    If using your own computer for your presentation authors are encouraged to bring copies of their presentation materials on CD ROM as a backup. This may overcome any possible interface or cable problems between your computer and the projector.

    Note that only PC format will be supported so authors using Macs must save their presentations for projection in PC format. Also, authors who plan to play audio during their presentations should insure that their sound files are also saved on the CD or USB drive.

    Guidelines for use of computer projection will be supplied with acceptance letters.


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

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    The ASA Technical Committees on Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration (Spring meeting only), Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Noise, Signal Processing in Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics offer Best Paper Awards to students or young presenters who present papers at Society meetings. Authors need not be members of ASA to qualify. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Please read the entry qualifications to be sure that you are eligible and follow the instructions for entering the individual Technical Committee competitions that appear below.


    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

    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.

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

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
  • be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
  • present the paper at the meeting
  • submit a copy of the presentation materials or a written text to the online meeting papers website prior to the start of the meeting, http://scitation.aip.org/asameetingpapers/top.jsp (this is not required for papers presented in a poster session and/or for entries in Animal Bioacoustics, Speech Communication and Underwater Acoustics)
    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.

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


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

    Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics

    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.

    To qualify for an award, the paper author must:

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

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

    Selection 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.

    The Award Subcommittees would like to consider papers by all authors who meet the eligibility criteria. Neither membership in the Acoustical Society, nor previous experience in the ASA, is required. Because the committees have no other way to identify eligible authors, however, it is essential that eligible authors to indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.

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    A tutorial presentation on "Podcasting DeMystified: From concept to production for every budget" will be given by Kathleen P. King of Fordham University and The Teachers' Podcast
    (www.teacherspodcast.org) on Monday, 26 October 2009 at 7:00 p.m.


    Podcasting offers an inexpensive and yet powerful way to reach people around the globe with your message in audio or video format. Leveraging our global societies' access of 24/7 web-based platforms to meet their information and learning needs, provides a vibrant distribution engine waiting for people of all disciplines to create and post their work. This tutorial will provide an overview of the basic "how-to's" of planning, producing and hosting your podcast episodes and series. Podcasting possibilities may include redistributing content, and events, supplementing learning experiences, extending the traditional classroom and integrating new opportunities. Intellectual property, copyright issues, sound production, equipment options for every budget, free software for recording, editing and production, and resources will be discussed as well. Dr. King has hosted and produced over 8 series, reached over 6 million people through her podcasting work, written 2 books and presented many seminars on this, other digital media and distance learning topics. Utilizing this experience, Dr. King will provide insight in the many different formats, audiences, hosting features, and applications of podcasting. As examples of applications, consider that podcasting can be thought of as teacher-created, student-created or already existing content. We will discuss how you might use these different forms for different valuable purposes in teaching and learning settings.


    Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply. Those who register by 5 October are guaranteed receipt of a set of notes.


    To partially defray the cost of the lecture a registration fee is charged. The fee is $15.00 USD for registration received by 5 October and $25.00 USD at the meeting. The fee for students with current ID cards is $7.00 USD for registration received by 5 October and $12.00 USD at the meeting. Register online or use the downloadable registration form.

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    Acoustic imaging is both a tool that continues to be used and an emerging area in many disciplines. This short course will introduce how acoustic imaging is utilized on the forefront of science in four different acoustic disciplines: seismic imaging, underwater acoustic imaging, biomedical ultrasound imaging, and ultrasound imaging of speech. In oil and gas exploration, seismic imaging is used to reveal the three-dimensional geological structure of the subsurface and to determine whether subsurface reservoirs contain hydrocarbons. In the underwater realm, scientists routinely employ acoustic imaging techniques to map the sea floor and objects, both man made and natural, that lie on it. Acoustic imaging of objects suspended in the water column is an emerging area with both two and three-dimensional modalities emerging. In the biomedical realm, ultrasound is applied in heart, the abdomen, and peripheral arteries, to name a few. One of the fastest growing applications of biomedical ultrasound is image-guided therapeutics, including image-guided surgery, high intensity focused ultrasound for tumor ablation, ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis, and ultrasound-mediated therapeutic delivery. In the case of acoustic imaging of speech, the study of human speech production has been greatly advanced by the application of imaging techniques to the study of vocal tract motions. Currently this application is widely used by researchers studying everything from motor control to speech recognition.


    To introduce and demonstrate how imaging techniques are used and being developed in four acoustic disciplines: seismic imaging, underwater acoustic imaging, biomedical ultrasound imaging, and ultrasound imaging of speech.


    The short course will be taught by a team of instructors who cover a wide range of expertise in acoustic imaging. Dr. Max Deffenbaugh is a research geophysicist with ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company, Annandale, NJ, who works on seismic signal processing and the estimation of rock properties from seismic data. Dr. Jules Jaffe is a Research Oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a fellow of the ASA who has worked in the field for 25 years. Dr. Christy Holland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She is a fellow of both the ASA and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and is currently editor of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, the official Journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Dr. Maureen Stone is a Professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and a fellow of the ASA. She has used ultrasound to study normal and pathological tongue motion for almost 30 years.


    Sunday, 25 October 2009, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday, 26 October 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    1. Introduction and Principles of Acoustic Imaging

    2. Seismic Imaging

    a. The history and curent role of seismic imaging in oil expoloration
    b. Acquiring seismic data: On land and at sea
    c. Preliminary processing: Conforming the data to our assumptions
    d. Migration imaging: Where are the reflectors?
    e. Inversion: From reflection coefficients to rock properties
    f. Current research directions in our industry

    3. Underwater Acoustic Imaging

    a. Survey of applications
    b. Principles of underwater imaging from an underwater (high f#) point of view
    i. Signal design
    ii. Spatial signal processing: 2 and 3-dimensional acoustic imaging
    c. Medium effects in underwater imaging
    d. Examples of both research and commercial underwater acoustic imaging systems
    e. Acoustic imaging examples in seafloor mapping, underwater archeology, biological and environmental investigation

    4. Acoustic Imaging in Biomedical Applications: Ultrasound Image-Guided Therapeutics

    a. Overview of ultrasound instrumentation
    b. Therapeutic applications of biomedical ultrasound
    i. High intensity focused ultrasound for tumor ablation
    ii. Ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis
    iii. Targeted drug delivery and molecular imaging

    5. Imaging in Speech Communication: using Ultrasound to See Speech in the Tongue

    a. The history of ultrasound application to tongue measurements
    b. Methods of recording and analyzing tongue images using ultrasound
    c. Applications to the study of:
    i. Functional anatomy and speech motor control
    ii. Linguistics
    iii. Speech disorders
    iv. Speech recognition and synthesis


    The registration fee is $250.00 USD and covers attendance, instructional materials and coffee breaks. The number of attendees will be limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Only those who have registered by 5 October will be guaranteed receipt of instructional materials. There will be a $50.00 USD discount for registration made prior to 5 October. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 5 October. Any cancellation after 5 October will be charged a $25.00 USD processing fee. Register online or use the downloadable registration form. If you miss the preregistration deadline and are interested in attending the course, please send an email to asa@aip.org.



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


    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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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. Sarah Hargus Ferguson
    safergus@ku.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 September.


    The ASA Education Committee provides a way for a student to meet one-on-one with a member of the Acoustical Society over lunch. The purpose is to make it easier for students to meet and interact with members at ASA meetings. Each lunch pairing is arranged separately. Students who wish to participate should contact David Blackstock, University of Texas at Austin, by e-mail
    dtb@mail.utexas.edu. Please provide your name, university, department, degree you are seeking (BS, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, and days you are free for lunch. The sign-up deadline is ten days before the start of the meeting, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. Each participant pays for his/her own meal.

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    Buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

    The ASA Plenary session will be held on Wednesday afternoon, 28 October, at the Hyatt Regency where Society awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows will be announced.

    A Fellows Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 29 October, at 12:00 noon at the Hyatt Regency. This luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests.
    Register online or use the downloadable registration form.


    The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 28 October. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must
    register online or use the downloadable registration form. The fee is $20 (students $10) for pre-registration by 5 October and $25 (students $10) at the meeting.

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    San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located on the north side of San Antonio at the intersection of Interstate Highway Loop 410 and U.S. Highway 281. It is approximately 15 minutes from the central business district as well as Interstate Highway 35 to the east and Interstate Highway 10 to the west.

    SAT is served by the following airlines: Terminal 1: Aeromexico, Aerolitoral, Delta, Frontier, Mexicana, Midwest, Southwest, Skywest; Terminal 2: American, Continental, and U.S. Air.

    Attendees arriving via commercial transportation are encouraged to use public transportation to travel to the Hyatt (rather than car rental) as driving in San Antonio center city can be challenging, parking can be costly and may be limited.


    There are a variety of ground transportation options between San Antonio International and surrounding metropolitan area destinations. Transportation information is available from the booths located curbside in front of both Terminals 1 and 2. Uniformed transportation agents can describe offered services and provide rates to various destinations. For additional ground transportation information please call (210) 207-3411. Shared Ride Shuttle: A shuttle service is available from the San Anonio International Airport to downtown hotels for $18.00 per person one-way, or $32.00 round-trip. For additional information visit
    (www.saairportshuttle.com). Taxicabs: Taxicabs are available at the lower level curbside, outside of baggage claim, at Terminal 1 and at the front curbside of Terminal 2 just outside baggage claim. The cost from the airport to the Hyatt Regency is approximately $20.00 to $23.00 USD. For additional information visit (www.sanantonio.gov/aviation/taxicabs.asp). Automobile Rental: San Antonio International Airport is served by nine major car rental companies which have counterspaces in each of the Terminals. For additional information visit: (www.sanantonio.gov/aviation/carrentals.asp).


    From the airport:

    Take 281 South which will turn into I-37 South near the downtown area. Follow I-37 South and exit onto Houston Street. Turn right on Houston and proceed 5 traffic lights to Broadway. Turn left on to Broadway and continue down 3 1/2 blocks. Broadway changes to Losoya Street at East Houston. The Hyatt will be on the right.


    Hyatt parking is located directly across the street at the Central Parking System garage. They offer self-parking with in/out privleges for $23.00 a day, plus tax and valet parking with in/out privleges for $27.00 a day, plus tax.


    ASA will compile a list of those who wish to share a hotel room and its cost. To be listed, send your name, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, smoker or nonsmoker preference, not later than 18 September to the Acoustical Society of America, preferably by e-mail:
    asa@aip.org or by postal mail to Acoustical Society of America, Attn.: Room Sharing, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502. The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals.


    With 300 days of sunshine a year, San Antonio is an ideal destination year round. Warm summers and mild winters are complemented by a very pleasant spring and fall. The average annual percipitation is just 29.05 inches. In October the daily average temperature rages from 40°-87° F, so come prepared for cool weather as well as warm.

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    A block of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after 3 October 2009. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.


    The Hyatt Regency San Antonio is located on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. The Riverwalk is the heart of the San Antonio entertainment district and is a park-like area that borders the San Antonio River as it meanders through the downtown area. The hotel is situated such that rooms have views of the historic Alamo, the Riverwalk and downtown San Antonio.

    The Hyatt comprises 632 extra large contemporary guestrooms with Hyatt Grand Beds™, iHome stereo with iPod dock, generous work desk, and Wi-Fi Business Plan rooms are also available.

    Hyatt Regency San Antonio
    123 Losoya Street
    San Antonio, TX 78205
    Tel: (210) 222-1234
    Toll-Free: 1-800-233-1234




    Single/Double Occupany: $189.00
    Triple Occupany: $214.00
    Quadruple Occupancy: $239.00

    All rooms are subject to 16.75% tax

    Reservation cut-off date: 3 October 2009

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    Meetings of Administrative, Technical and Standards Committees, including Working Groups, will be announced in the printed program if requests are received not later than 22 June 2009. Requests for meeting space, special luncheons, etc., should be made as early as possible to: Tim Hawkins, Applied Research Laboratories, Univ. of Texas at Austin, P.O. Box 8029, Austin, TX 78713-8029;
    hawkins@arlut.utexas.edy; fax: (512) 835-3259.

    Requests should be made by postal mail, fax or e-mail, and should specify the committee's needs for space, room arrangement, furnishings, catering, and any special equipment. Reservations will not be taken by phone. Requesters should note that space may be limited, and that late requests can be filled only on a space-available basis.


    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.


    Information about child care services will be provided on the ASA website.


    Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the San Antonio meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is $50.00 for preregistration by 5 October and $75.00 at the meeting. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Hyatt Regency from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Please check the ASA website at
    (asa.aip.org/meetings.html) for updates about the accompanying persons program.

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    The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday, 26 October, at the Hyatt Regency.
    Register online or use the downloadable registration form. If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 5 October you must register on-site.

    Registration fees are as follows:

    Preregistration by Category 5 October Onsite Registration Acoustical Society Members $385 $435 Acoustical Society Members One-Day Attendance* $195 $245 Nonmembers $435 $485 Nonmembers One-Day Attendance* $220 $270 Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance* Fee waived Fee waived Nonmember Invited Speakers $110 $110 (Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an application) ASA Early Career Associate or Full Members $195 $220 (For ASA members who transferred from ASA student member status in 2007, 2008, or 2009) ASA Student Members (with current ID cards) Fee waived $25 Nonmember Students (with current ID cards) $50 $60 Emeritus members of ASA $50 $75 (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA) Accompanying Persons $50 $75 (Spouses and other registrants who will not participate in the technical sessions)

    Nonmembers who simultaneously apply for Associate Membership in the Acoustical Society of America will be given a $50 discount off their dues payment for the first year (2010) 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.

    If you register as a Nonmember Student and complete a membership application, your first year's membership dues (2010) are waived.



    *Note: One-day registration is for participants who will attend the meeting for only one day. If you will be at the meeting for more than one day either presenting a paper and/or attending sessions, you must register and pay the full registration fee.

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    Instructions for the preparation and submission of abstracts on the World Wide Web are provided online.

    Acknowledgment that your abstract has been accepted into the database will be issued online automatically in the form of a "Reference Code" and PIN. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL THESE HAVE BEEN ISSUED ON SCREEN YOUR ABSTRACT HAS NOT BEEN ENTERED INTO THE DATABASE. You will not receive a separate e-mail acknowledgment.

    1. Web Abstract Submission Procedure is accessed on ASA Home Page at

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

    3. Enter Password: San Antonio

    4. Next screen will ask you to indicate whether you wish to submit a new abstract or to view/edit a previously submitted abstract.

    5. On the next screen you will enter the corresponding author's contact information, title of abstract, technical committee that covers the topic of your abstract, special session (if any), and the PACS code. Click continue when finished.

    6. You will then move to the Author affiliation screen. This is where you will enter all authors names (including the corresponding author) and affiliations. Please enter authors in the order that they should appear on the abstract. One complete address and email address will be published for the first author only. Truncated addresses should be entered for all other authors. You must abbreviate as many words as possible, (e.g., Univ., Dept., St., Ave., two letter state abbreviations, etc.)

    7. The next screen will contain a blank template for entering abstract text as well as additional details required for the submission process. LaTeX codes should be used for entered for boldface, italics, phonetic symbols or mathematical expressions. Please refer to the online LaTeX help link for entering special symbols or refer to pages 18 and 19 of the printed Call for Papers.

    8. When you are ready for final submission of the abstract, click "Save." The next screen will contain your Reference Code and PIN for your submission. This is your acknowledgment that the abstract has been entered into the database. Please retain this number should you wish to view or edit this abstract at a later time (prior to the deadline date).

    9. If you wish to view or edit your submission, select "Existing Submission" and enter your Reference Code and PIN issued at the time you submitted the abstract originally. The templates containing your abstract submission will be provided for viewing or editing. Upon completion, you will not be issued a new Reference Code and PIN.

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    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, 22 June 2009. Allow at least 5 days for delivery within the U.S., and longer from other countries. The deadline date and 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 e-mail address will be included in the printed program for each abstract. This should appear immediately after the mailing address for the author whose e-mail 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 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 below:

    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. 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 e-mail 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 stereo audio playback capability, computer projector or laser pointer. Note that facilities for VCR's and monitors, CD players, etc. 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 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"


    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 loudnesswas measured by

    magnitude stimation for a 1000-Hz tone and for band-limited white noise.

    Four types of stimuli--monaural and binaural tone, monaural and binaural noise--were presented

    frontally at eight sound pressure levels (SPL) in mixed randomly selected sequences. Subjects

    were instructed to rate the four stimuli according to a single loudness scale. The loudness of the

    monaural and binaural tones was found to be a power function of the mean square sound

    pressure, with an exponent near 0.5. The loudness of the noise increased more rapidly at low

    SPL than loudness of the tone; at high SPL it increased more slowly. The bow shape of the noise

    function would be predicted from loudness matches between wide-band and narrow-band

    stimuli. A sound perceived binaurally was 1.3 to 1.7 times louder than sound of the same SPL

    perceived monaurally. Results of these direct loudness estimations agree almost perfectly with

    earlier results [D.E. McGee and I.J. Knox, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 57, 55-62 (1975)] from another

    group of subjects who made loudness matches between binaural and monaural stimuli. [Work

    supported by NSF.]

    Number of words in abstract: 187
    Suggested for special session on Loudness and Perception
    Technical Area: Psychological and Physiological Acoustics
    Special facility: VCR and 25" color monitor
    PACS Subject Classification number(s): 43.66.Cb
    Method of presentation: Prefer lecture but willing to give as poster
    Ethical Principles: "I certify that I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles"
    Telephone Number: 516-576-2360 (I. J. Knox)
    FAX: 516-576-2377
    Send notice to: I. J. Knox
    Email: ijk@server.com
    I have complied with ASA Ethical Principles


    Clark Penrod - General Chair
    Nicholas P. Chotiros - Technical Program Chair
    Tim Hawkins - Deputy to the General Chair
    Jim Stockton - Assistant to the Deputy
    Leonard Hebert - Audio/Visual
    Debbie Smith Matthys - Food and Beverage
    Patti Neary - Registration
    Dixie Terry, Grace Rau - General Assistance
    Judy Stockton - Accompanying Persons Program
    Mark Hamiton, Preston Wilson, Mark Wochner, Mike Pestorius - Advisors to the Local Committee

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