ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

149TH MEETING HELD JOINTLY WITH THE CANADIAN ACOUSTICAL ASSOCIATION

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

16--20 May 2005
Vancouver, Canada

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Local Meeting Committee
Technical Program and Special Sessions
Other Technical Events
Hot Topics
Gallery of Acoustics
Student Design Competition
Workshop in Acoustics for Music Instrument Builders
Conference on Industrial Related Environmental and Occupational Noise
1st ASA Workshop on Second Language Speech Learning
Online Paper Copying Service
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Audio-Visual Equipment
Special Equipment and Computer Equipment
Poster Session Boards
Projection Guidelines for Authors
Audio/Visual Preview Room
Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters
Tutorial Lecture on Automatic Speech Recognition
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
Entering and Leaving Canada
Citizenship and Visa Requirements for Travel to and from Canada
Rebate of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Transportation and Hotel Accommodations
Air Transportation
Ground Transportation
Hotel Accommodations
Room Sharing
Weather
Hotel Reservation Information
Committee Meetings
Assistive Listening Devices
Accompanying Persons Program
Registration Information
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts via the World Wide Web
Instructions for the Preparation and Submission of Electronic Abstracts
Instructions for Preparing Paper Abstracts
Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme (PACS)


TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND SPECIAL SESSIONS

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Contributed papers are welcome in all branches of acoustics. The technical program will consist of lecture and poster sessions. Technical sessions will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 16--20 May.

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 in coordination with the Canadian Acoustical Association. Authors of invited papers must indicate on their abstracts the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate. Authors of contributed papers have the option to request placement of their abstracts in these sessions. If no special session placement is requested, papers will be scheduled in sessions with papers of similar technical content.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (AO)

Acoustics and ocean observatories
(Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Animal Bioacoustics)
Science results and system development efforts related to sustained ocean observation in all fields of ocean science from physical to biological

Riverine acoustics
(Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
Developments in acoustic methods for the riverine environment, with emphasis on measurement of fish and the riverine habitat.

ANIMAL BIOACOUSTICS (AB)

Behavioral audiometric methods in animal bioacoustics: The search for standards
(Joint with ASA Committee on Standards)
There are no standards for conducting audiometric studies on animals; topics such as background noise, reinforcement methods, stimulus delivery, attention, etc., will be discussed.

Methodology for measurement of auditory evoked potentials in aquatic animals
Instrumentation, electrodes and data collection and analysis for measuring auditory evoked potentials to estimate hearing sensitivity in aquatic animals.

Tools for animal bioacoustics: New designs and directions
Development and first trials of technology that promises to enable new directions for animal bioacoustics research

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS (AA)

Architectural acoustics and the green building movement
Green building and associated acoustical issues (conflicts and synergies).

Classroom acoustics - The research perspective
(Joint with Education in Acoustics, Noise and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Will bring together researchers and other stakeholders to discuss current and future research.

Possibilities and problems with auralizations of classroom acoustics
(Joint with Speech Communication and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Is computer auralization an effective tool in judging the acoustic suitability of classroom and other educational facility design

Preserving acoustical integrity in the course of renovation
(Joint with Noise)
Maintaining or improving the acoustic viability of listening spaces undergoing renovation or modification.

Scattering in architectural acoustics
Development and current status of characterizing scattering in architectural acoustics .

Soundscapes from an architectural view point
(Joint with Noise)
Impact on soundscapes–combined measurement-synergetic aspects.

BIOMEDICAL ULTRASOUND/BIORESPONSE TO VIBRATION (BB)

Audible-frequency medical diagnostic methods, including multimode techniques
(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Techniques that rely on audible frequency vibroacoustic phenomena alone or as part of a multimode approach including for example ultrasound, MRI, CT.

Diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound relevant to the brain
(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Ultrasonic methods for the diagnosis and/or treatment of diseases and disorders of the nervous system, e.g., improved imaging, tumor destruction and drug delivery.

Gene therapy and molecular imaging
Use of ultrasound to effect gene therapy, e.g., sonoporation and for molecular imaging

Tissue response to shock waves
(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
To connect recent clinical experience of using medical shock wave devices for orthopedic applications with the ASA's long history of research on shock wave induced bio-effects

EDUCATION IN ACOUSTICS (ED)

Acoustics education for the future
Acoustic education courses and programs to meet needs for developing technologies.

Hands-on demonstrations for high school students
Demonstrations will be set up for experimentation by high school students

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ENGINEERING ACOUSTICS (EA)

Underwater acoustic sensor technologies
(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography and Underwater Acoustics)
Review of recent underwater sensor technologies related to sonar

MUSICAL ACOUSTICS (MU)

Low frequency content in music
(Joint with Architectural Acoustics and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Contributions on the importance of low frequency audio and/or tactile content in music, addressing especially issues of binaural and tactile perception and room acoustics.

String instrument design and construction
A session on design and construction of string instruments will be followed by a workshop for instrument builders. See page 6 for further information.

Virtual musical instruments
Papers dealing with models, parameters and control in relation to virtual instruments.

NOISE (NS)

Characterization of acoustical materials
(Joint with Architectural Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics)
New techniques for the characterization of complex acoustical materials.

Noise control feasibility: Technical, legal and economic issues
(Joint with ASA Committee on Standards and Engineering Acoustics)
Deals with the many factors that affect the implementation of noise controls in areas such as occupational noise, community noise, structures, etc..

Progress in managing occupational noise
Papers summarizing the state-of-the-art in managing occupational noise.

Urban sound propagation
(Joint with Physical Acoustics)
Current development in urban sound propagation and analysis, at both micro- and macro-scales

Workshop on methods for community noise and annoyance evaluation
(Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
Applied measurements, qualitative and quantitative methods, synergetic noise.

PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS (PA)

Cavitation and other mechanical effects in biomedical ultrasound: A special session to honor the work of Wesley Nyborg
(Joint with Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration and ASA Committee on Standards)
Review of the contributions of Wesley Nyborg (silver medalist, 1990) and to present recent research in this general area.

Infrasound: A new frontier in monitoring the Earth
(Joint with Engineering Acoustics and Noise)
All aspects of research in infrasound today with a focus on source characterization, propagation and detection

Multiple stochastic scattering of elastic and seismic waves
(Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics)
Recent developments in elastic wave multiple scattering with a view towards applications, in seismology, especially the seismic coda

Scattering from non-canonical objects
(Joint with Structural Acoustics and Vibration and Underwater Acoustics)
Scattering from non-simple objects<

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PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ACOUSTICS (PP)

Current issues in auditory spectral integration
(Joint with Speech Communication)
Review research in spectral integration in speech and extend the discussion of the phenomenon into additional fields including psychological acoustics

Psychoacoustics: In memory of Søren Buus
Scientific work motivated by the work of Dr. Søren Buus will be presented

Size information in speech and animal calls
(Joint with Animal Bioacoustics)
Recent work relating animal size and evoked communication calls will be reviewed along with descriptions of recent efforts to model how the auditory system processes and uses size information

SIGNAL PROCESSING IN ACOUSTICS (SP)

Smart acoustic sensing for land-based surveillance
Signal processing from arrays of smart land-based acoustic sensors for detection, localization, classification and tracking of targets.

**NEW SESSION ADDED. THIS DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE PRINTED CALL FOR PAPERS**

Stochastic Signal Processing and Inversion in Seismology
Techniques that exploit a statistical characterization of seismic signals to infer deterministic or stochastic properties of the earth signal

SPEECH COMMUNICATION (SC)

Communication abilities of congenitally deaf children: From behavior to physiology, from psychophysics to hair cell regeneration
Focusing on behavioral and physiological issues of congenital deafness

Indigenous languages of North America
Focusing on phonetic properties of indigenous languages in North America

Vowel systems and language learners.How first and second language learners adapt their perception abilities when confronted with diverse vowel system typologies..

STRUCTURAL ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (SA)

Approximation techniques for fluid loading effects
Techniques for approximating the effects of heavy fluid loading on the vibration response of structures

Vibration of and acoustic radiation from musical instruments
(Joint with Musical Acoustics)
Measurements and modeling of the mechanisms of the generation of vibration of and acoustic radiation from structural components in musical instruments.

UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS (UW)

Acoustic interaction with ocean boundaries: Single bounce measurements
(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Probing ocean boundaries with a single-interaction measurement can reveal reflection and scattering processes obscured in multiple boundary interaction observations. Focus on experiments and theories of single (bounce) interactions with the seabed and or sea surface

Frequency dependence of sound speed and attenuation in marine sediments
(Joint with Acoustical Oceanography)
Will examine frequency dependence of sound speed and attenuation in light of data acquired in recent experiments and new theoretical developments

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OTHER TECHNICAL EVENTS

HOT TOPICS SESSION

A "Hot Topics" session sponsored by the Tutorials Committee is scheduled covering the fields of Physical Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Speech Communication. This session will also include presentations on the ASA Regional Chapters program and the ASA Student Council.

GALLERY OF ACOUSTICS

The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor the seventh Gallery of Acoustics at the Vancouver meeting. The objective of the Gallery is to enhance ASA meetings by providing a setting for researchers to display their work to all meeting attendees in a forum emphasizing the diversity 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 consist of images, 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 and data visualization. Audio clips and segments should also have both aesthetic and technical appeal.

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

IMAGE/PHOTOGRAPH: PDF, EPS, JPG

Video (3-minute limit): QuickTime, MPEG (with QuickTime compatible CODEC)

Sound clip (3-minute limit): AU, WAV, MP3

Still images can consist of images of data alone or as posters that display a pleasing ensemble of images and explanations.

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

A panel of referees will judge entries on the basis of aesthetic/artistic appeal, ability to convey and exchange information, and originality. A cash prize of $350 will be awarded to the winning entry. The top three entries will be posted on the Gallery web site: www.sao.nrc.ca/ims/asa_sp/Gallery.html.

The relevant deadlines are as follows:

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

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

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

STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

The Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics of the Acoustical Society of America and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants are sponsoring a Student Design Competition to be displayed and professionally judged at the Vancouver meeting. The 2005 competition involves the design of a drama theater complex located within in an urban mixed-use development.

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

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

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

Registration deadline is 1 April 2005. The deadline for receipt of submissions is 9 May 2005. Full details about registration, the competition, and the design scenario can be found online at www.newmanfund.org or can be requested by contacting Byron Harrison; 708-524-2800, byron@talaske.com

WORKSHOP IN ACOUSTICS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT BUILDERS

A workshop in Acoustics for Musical Instrument Builders sponsored by the technical committee on Musical Acoustics will be held on Friday afternoon, 20 May, in conjunction with the special session titled "String instrument design and construction." Contact James Cottingham for further information <jcotting@coe.edu>.

2005 SPRING CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL NOISE

A conference entitled "For Whom The Decibel Tolls: Reducing the Impact of Industrial Noise" will be held 23--26 May in Banff the week after the Vancouver meeting. The conference is being organized by the Alberta Acoustical Society and is cosponsored by the ASA and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board.

For further information please click on the link to this conference on the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board's web site: www.eub.gov.ab.ca/BBS/new/announcements/default.htm or contact the conference chair Dr. Daryl Caswell <djcaswel@ucalgary.ca> (403-220-5160).

1ST ASA WORKSHOP ON SECOND LANGUAGE SPEECH LEARNING

The 1st ASA workshop on Second Language Speech Learning will be held 14-15 May at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Drive (downtown Vancouver). The conference is open to all ASA members. For further information visit www.sfu.ca/~mjmunro/swshp.htm or contact Murray Munro, mjmunro@sfu.edu.

ONLINE MEETING PAPERS

The ASA has replaced its at-meeting "Paper Copying Service" with a new online site which can be found at . Authors of papers to be presented at meetings will be able to post their full papers or presentation materials for others who are interested in obtaining detailed information about meeting presentations. The online site will be open for author submissions in April. Submission procedures and password information will be mailed to authors with the acceptance notices.

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

MEETING PROGRAM

An advance meeting program summary will be published in the March issue of JASA and a complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the April issue. Abstracts will be available on the ASA Home Page (asa.aip.org) in March. Return to Table of Contents


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ABSTRACT PREPARATION

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

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors should use only one method of abstract submission, i.e., via the web, by email or by postal mail. Electronic abstracts should be submitted to the email address given in the on-line template. For abstracts submitted by postal mail, send one original paper-copy abstract to the Technical Program Chair:

ALL ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY 2005. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted after 18 January will not be accepted. Authors should allow at least 5 days for delivery of paper-copy abstracts by U.S. or Canadian mail, 2 days for express mail, and 10 days for international air mail. Facsimile transmitted abstracts or abstracts sent by regular email will not be accepted. Contributors submitting electronic abstracts will automatically receive acknowledgment that their abstracts have been received. Contributors submitting abstracts by postal mail who desire notification of rceipt of their abstracts should include self-addressed postcards. Acceptance notices will be mailed to authors in late February

ABSTRACT LIMITATIONS

A contributor in Speech Communication may be the principal author of only one paper, and, subject to time and space limitations, may be the co-author of only one additional paper. Authors contributing papers in Speech Communication are also encouraged to select poster-style presentation.

Contributed papers in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics may be scheduled for lecture or poster presentation.

While authors may indicate a preference for presentation style, it may not always be possible to honor the request. Authors should be prepared to accept assignment of their abstracts to either lecture or poster presentation.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY OR ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

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

For abstracts submitted on the World Wide Web, a resubmission number and PIN will be issued for each submitted abstract which constitutes acknowledgment that the abstract has been received by the Society.

If you do not receive acknowledgment as described above, your abstract has not been received by the Society. Please contact ASA [516-576-2360; asa@aip.org] immediately if you have submitted an abstract and do not receive an immediate acknowledgment of receipt or an error message.

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AUDIO-VISUAL AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

Computer projectors, overhead transparency projectors and laser pointers will be provided at all sessions. All other equipment is considered to be special equipment. Refer to the "Special Equipment" section below for additional information.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

Any equipment other than computer projectors, overhead projectors and laser pointers is "special equipment," and must be separately requested at the bottom of the abstract. Requests for special equipment (i.e., 35 mm slide projectors, VCR's and monitors, dual slide and/or overhead projectors, audiotape playback equipment, CD players or high fidelity audio systems) must be specified on the abstract. Provision of unusual special equipment will depend upon availability and cost.

Projectors for 35 mm slides will be supplied but you must request this equipment in your abstract. Please be specific about your audio needs, including number of channels and preferred loudspeaker arrangement. If your computer projection presentation will include sound, you must specify your needs for audio connection from your computer on your abstract.

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

POSTER SESSION BOARDS

Poster boards and fastening materials will be provided.

PROJECTION GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

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

AUDIO/VISUAL PREVIEW ROOM

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

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BEST PAPER AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PRESENTERS

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

BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS

COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:
Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration (Spring meetings only), Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics

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

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

---be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
--- be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
---present the paper at the meeting
---submit a copy of the presentation materials or a written text to the paper copy center, unless the paper is presented in a poster session (except for entries in Animal Bioacoustics, Speech Communication or Underwater Acoustics)

SELECTION:
The award winners will be selected by a subcommittee of each of the Technical Committees granting awards, based upon the quality of both the content of the paper and its presentation. The awards will be announced either at the meeting of the Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.

APPLICATION:
All those who wish to participate in the competition for these awards must indicate their intention by putting the following statement at the bottom of the abstract submitted for the meeting:

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

BEST "OUTSTANDING PAPER BY A YOUNG PRESENTER" AWARDS

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

COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:
Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics

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

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

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

---be under 30 years of age as of 1 January 2004
---be listed as the first author of the paper and actually present the paper

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

APPLICATION:
The Award Subcommittees would like to consider papers by all authors who meet the eligibility criteria. Neither membership in the Acoustical Society, nor previous experience in the ASA, is required. Because the committees have no other way to identify eligible authors, however, it is essential that eligible authors identify themselves by placing the following statement at the bottom of the abstract submitted for the meeting:

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

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TUTORIAL LECTURE

A tutorial presentation on Automatic Speech Recognition will be given by Carol Espy-Wilson on Monday, 16 May at 7:00 p.m.

ABSTRACT

Great strides have been made in the development of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology over the past thirty years. Most of this effort has been centered around the extension and improvement of Hidden Markov Model (HMM) approaches to ASR. Current commercially-available and industry systems based on HMMs can perform well for certain situational tasks that restrict variability such as phone dialing or limited voice commands. However, the holy grail of ASR systems is performance comparable to humans—in other words, the ability to automatically transcribe unrestricted conversational speech spoken by an infinite number of speakers under varying acoustic environments. This goal is far from being reached. Key to the success of ASR is effective modeling of variability in the speech signal. This tutorial will review the basics of ASR and the various ways in which our current knowledge of speech production, speech perception and prosody can be exploited to improve robustness at every level of the system.

LECTURE NOTES

Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply. Those who register by 25 April are guaranteed receipt of a set of notes.

TUTORIAL LECTURE PREREGISTRATION

To partially defray the cost of the lecture a registration fee is charged. The fee is $15 for registration received by 11 April and $25 thereafter including on-site registration at the meeting. The fee for students with current ID cards is $7.00 for registration received by 11 April and $12.00 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting. The registration fee for this lecture is $5.00 for both preregistration and registration on-site. Please use the
registration form to register for the tutorial session.

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SPECIAL MEETING FEATURES

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES

A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. Students presenting papers who propose to travel in groups using economical ground transportation will be given first priority to receive subsidies, although these conditions are not mandatory. No reimbursement is intended for the cost of food or housing. The amount granted each student depends on the number of requests received. To apply for a subsidy, submit a proposal (e-mail preferred) to be received by 11 April to: Jolene Ehl, ASA, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502, Tel: 516-576-2359, Fax: 516-576-2377, Email:
jehl@aip.org. The proposal should include your status as a student; whether you have submitted an abstract; whether you are a member of ASA; method of travel; if traveling by auto; whether you will travel alone or with other students; names of those traveling with you; and approximate cost of transportation.

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR TRAVEL GRANT

The Committee on Women in Acoustics is sponsoring a Young Investigator Travel Grant to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at the Vancouver meeting. This award is designed for young professionals who have completed the doctorate in the past five years (not currently enrolled as a student), who plan to present a paper at the Vancouver meeting. Each award will be of the order of $300. It is anticipated that the Committee will grant a maximum of three awards. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract they have submitted for the meeting and a current resume/vita which provides information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and to the ASA to: Dr. Peggy Nelson, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, 164 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis MN 55455; Fax: 612-624-7586., E-mail:
nelso477@umn.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11 April.

STUDENTS MEET MEMBERS FOR LUNCH

Students, meet with a member of the ASA for lunch! The ASA Education Committee arranges 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 are interested should contact David Blackstock, University of Texas at Austin, email
dtb@mail.utexas.edu, telephone 512-343-8248 (alternative number: 512-835-3374). Give your name, university, department, academic level (graduate student or undergraduate), research field, acoustical interests, and days you are free for lunch. The sign-up deadline is ten days before the start of the meeting, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. Each participant pays for his/her own meal.

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PLENARY SESSION, AWARDS CEREMONY, FELLOWS LUNCH AND SOCIAL EVENTS

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

The Plenary session will be held on Wednesday afternoon, 18 May, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver where Society awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows will be announced. Also, the annual meeting of the membership will be held at this time.

A Fellows' Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 19 May, at 12:00 noon. This luncheon is open to all members and their guests. Members should use the
registration form or online at http://asa.aip.org to purchase tickets for themselves and their guests.

WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON

The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 18 May. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must register using the
registration form or online at http://asa.aip.org. The fee is $15 (students $5) for preregistration by 11 April and $20 (students $5) thereafter including on-site registration at the meeting.

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ENTERING CANADA

Information for US citizens and permanent residents: U.S. citizens and permanent residents require a birth certificate, a resident alien card, or a green card presented with photo I.D. or a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of return to the US. A driver's license is NOT accepted as proof of citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services <
uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm> has additional information about travel from the US to Canada.

International visitors: Visitors from countries other than the United States must have a valid passport, and may require other documentation such as visas. Visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.html or check with the nearest Canadian Consulate well in advance of travel for visa requirements. For a list of Canadian Consulate offices visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/offices/missions.html

CITIZENSHIP AND VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL TO AND FROM CANADA

Information for students and postdocs with F-1 and J-1 visas who are temporarily outside the US and who wish to travel to Canada and return to the US after the ASA meeting:

It is very common for students traveling into Canada to simply "cross the border" without giving thought to what might be required by the Canadian Government for entering as a visitor. Although citizens of some countries do not need Canadian visas to enter Canada, citizens of many countries do require a Canadian visa. Tourist visas must be obtained from the one of the US visa offices of the Canadian Consulate General. To find an office in the US, click on www.cic.gc.ca/english/offices/missions.html, where you will find "United States" under "Western Hemisphere."

If you plan to travel abroad prior to the meeting in Canada and are considering applying for a new US F-1 or J-1 visa, please contact the advisor in your office of international students and scholars (ISS) immediately for advice.

Please remember that it is risky for F-1 and J-1 visa holders to apply for new US visas in Canada or any country that is not your country of citizenship. Even if you apply from your home country, you may be subject to very long delays. People who are found ineligible for a visa cannot re-enter the U.S. using solely their current Form I-94 as was possible in some cases in the past. (See travel.state.gov/exclusionvisa.html)

Information for those attending from countries other than the US:

Requirements and instructions for visas may be obtained from the Canadian Government web site www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.html

Information for people with H-1B and O visas:

People with H-1B and O visas should have no trouble traveling to Canada and returning as long as their passports, employment documents and visas are valid for at least 6 months.

WARNING: If you are in the process of changing your visa status (for instance, you have applied for permanent residence), you should not travel outside the U.S. without consulting a visa expert.

Information for people at DOE labs:

You should apply for approval of travel to the ASA meeting at least one month in advance. (If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you may need a Canadian visa) However, it will be necessary to fill out a U. S. Department of Energy Request for Approval of Foreign Travel form if you work at a DOE lab or your travel is funded by a DOE lab. Each DOE lab has a person, the Organizational Point of Contact (OPOC), who is assigned to enter this information into the DOE Foreign Travel Management system. All requests for travel to major foreign conferences, when approved at the Laboratory, are sent on to DOE Headquarters for final approval.

REBATE OF GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST)

Visitors from outside Canada may apply for partial refund of the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) that they have paid while visiting Canada. This application is done when leaving the country. Visitors must retain purchase receipts. Details are found in the booklet "Tax Refund for Visitors to Canada," which is widely available at hotels, airports and tourist information centers.

TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

AIR TRANSPORTATION

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) serves over 15 million passengers per year. More than 40 airlines operate 17 International and 22 U.S. scheduled flights per day. For comprehensive information on options for traveling to Vancouver, not only by air, but also by bus, train, ferry or car visit
www.tourismvancouver.com/transportation/getting_here.cfm

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

There are several options for traveling from Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver.

Public transit: From Airport Level 1 take Bus 424 to Airport Station and then Bus 98 to Burrard Station. Buses leave the airport every few minutes and take about 45 minutes to reach downtown Vancouver. Fares cost $2 to $3. For current details visit
www.translink.ca

Airporter bus: This bus picks up passengers at several points in the Airport for transport to major downtown hotels. The service runs every half-hour and costs $12 one-way, $18 return. For current details visit www.yvrairporter.com

Taxis: Location of taxi-stands are posted in the Airport Terminal.

Car Rental: There are offices of major car-rental companies located both at the Airport and downtown. For more details check http://www.tourismvancouver.com/transportation/getting_here.cfm#car

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The meeting and all functions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel and ask for one of the rooms being held for the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). The reservation cut-off date for the special discounted ASA rates is 17 April 2005; after this date, the meeting rate will no longer be available. See
the section on Hotel Reservation information for information about the hotel and special ASA rates.

ROOM SHARING

ASA will compile a list of people who wish to share an hotel room and its cost. To be listed, send your name, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, smoker or nonsmoker preference, by 11 April to the Acoustical Society of America, preferably by e-mail:
asa@aip.org or by postal mail to Attn.: Room Sharing, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502. The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals.

WEATHER

Vancouver enjoys mild temperatures year-round. The average daily temperature in May is 18 C (58 F). For more information visit
http://www.tourismvancouver.com/travel_tips/additional_travel_tips.cfm

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HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

A block of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after 17 April 2005. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.

HYATT REGENCY VANCOUVER

Hyatt Regency Vancouver invites you to discover Canada's spectacular beauty in a city framed by towering mountains and a majestic harbor. Enjoy breathtaking views from the 644 spacious guest rooms, plus the exclusive amenities on Hyatt Business Plan, Gold Passport and Regency Club levels. The Hyatt's central location in Vancouver's main business and shopping district puts you just steps from boutiques, malls, parks and galleries.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver offers many delightful dining choices, including Mosaic Bar and Grille for flavors from around the world prepared with a West coast flair. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails in the contemporary setting of Mosaic Bar or specialty coffees in the European style Latte Café and Bistro. There's also a heated pool, fully equipped health club, full serve Business Center and much more. For more details visit
http://www.vancouver.hyatt.com

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

Reservation cut-off date: 17 April 2005

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC V6C 2R7 Canada
Tel: 604-639-4820; Toll Free: 1-800-233-1234
Fax: 604-639-4829

Rates
Single: $160.00 USD
Double: $160.00 USD A limited number of rooms is being held at the government rate.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Meetings of Administrative, Technical and Standards Committees, including Working Groups, will be announced in the printed program if requests are received not later than 18 January 2005. Requests for meeting space, special luncheons, etc., should be made as early as possible to: Murray Hodgson, School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, 3rd Floor, 2006 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z3; Fax: (604) 822-9588;
hodgson@mech.ubc.ca

Requests should be made by e-mail, postal mail or fax and should specify the committee's needs for space, room arrangement, furnishings, catering, and any special equipment. Requesters should note that space is limited, and that late requests can be filled only on a space-available basis.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

Anyone planning to attend the meeting who will require the use of an assistive listening device, is requested to advise the Society in advance of the meeting: Acoustical Society of America, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502, asa@aip.org.

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM

Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Vancouver meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is $40/$50. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each morning throughout the meeting where information about activities in and around Vancouver will be provided.

Tourism Vancouver has a comprehensive website (
www.tourismvancouver.com) to help the visitor to experience the natural beauty and diversity of Vancouver and the surrounding area. Vancouver has an immense range of experiences to offer visitors. Whether it be skiing, kayaking, visiting gardens or museums, options for activities are described in the "Things to do" section of the website.

Information on day trips to destinations such as Victoria, Whistler and the Sunshine coast can be found at www.tourismvancouver.com/transportation/day_trips.cfm. Alternatively, contact local-committee member Doug Wilson (e-mail: imagenex@npsnet.com) for answers to basic inquiries about local tourism options.

Visitors considering a pre- or post-conference cruise to Alaska will find information at: www.tourismvancouver.com/transportation/cruises.cfm

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday, 16 May at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. To register use the
downloadable registration form or register online at https://scitation.aip.org/ASA/vn.jsp. If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 25 April you must register on-site.

Registration fees are as follows:

                             		Preregistration by  	Registration after
Category                     		11 April            	11 April 

ASA or CAA Members            		$300                	$350      

ASA or CAA Members One-Day    		$150                	$175

Nonmembers                    		$350                	$400

Nonmembers One-Day            		$175                	$200

Nonmember Invited Speakers    		$0                  	$0

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

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

Emeritus members of ASA       		$40            	   	$50      
(Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA)

Accompanying Persons          		$40                 	$50
(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 (2005) of membership. Invited speakers who are members of the Acoustical Society of America or the Canadian Acoustical Association are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers may register without charge.

NOTE: A $25 PROCESSING FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO THOSE WHO WISH TO CANCEL THEIR REGISTRATION AFTER 11 April.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

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

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WORLD WIDE WEB MEETING ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

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

Acknowledgment that your abstract has been accepted into the database will be issued online automatically in the form of a "Resubmission number" and PIN. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL THESE HAVE BEEN ISSUED YOUR ABSTRAC HAS NOT BEEN ENTERED INTO THE DATABASE.

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

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

3. Enter Password: Vancouver

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. When you are ready for final submission of the abstract, the next screen will contain the Resubmission number and PIN for your submission. This is your acknowledgment that the abstract has been entered into the database. Please retain this number should you wish to view or edit this abstract at a later time (prior to the deadline date). Note that a Resubmission Number and PIN will be issued for each new abstract or resubmission of a previously submitted abstract.

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

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

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

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

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF ELECTRONIC ABSTRACTS

1. An abstract must be submitted for each meeting paper. The deadline date for receipt of abstracts is Tuesday, 18 January 2005. The email address to which your abstract should be submitted will be given at the bottom of the template used for submissions. You will receive email acknowledgment of receipt of your abstract and separate follow-up if there are problems with your submission.

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Use passives instead of pronouns "I" and "we," e.g., "It was noted" instead of "We noted." Avoid use of non-standard abbreviations in abstract title. For example, use dB or Hz but avoid use of abbreviations which are not used across many technical areas such as HRTF, NDE, etc.

6. Limit abstract to 200 words. Count each word in the body of the abstract but do not count title or authors' names and addresses. Displayed equations that are set apart from the text count as 40 words. The Program Organizing Committee has the option to alter abstracts to bring them into compliance with the 200-word limit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

e. Choose and list the Technical Committee most nearly coinciding with the subject matter of the paper in the braces following \technicalarea. Current Technical Committees are: Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Noise, Physical Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Signal Processing in Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration and Underwater Acoustics.

f. Describe special equipment desired for the presentation other than an overhead projector or laser pointer. Note that facilities for 35mm slide projection, computer projection, VCR's and monitors or dual slide and/or overhead projection are considered special equipment. Refer to the section on Special Equipment for further details.

g. Indicate a preference (if any) for lecture or poster presentation. If only a lecture presentation is desired, state "Lecture Only," in which case the paper may not be accepted if time is not available. Contributed papers in Speech Communication are encouraged to be submitted for poster presentation.

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

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

m. If your paper involves the use of human or animal subjects, certify that you have complied with the ASA Guiding Principles for Research Involving Human or Animal Subjects by entering "I have complied with ASA Guiding Principles" in the braces following \hasubjects.

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

SAMPLE ELECTRONIC ABSTRACT

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

\begin{document}

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

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

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

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

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

1. For each meeting paper, one copy of a typed or printed abstract should be sent to the Technical Program Chair of the meeting in time to be received by Tuesday, 18 January 2005. Allow at least 5 days for delivery within the U.S., and longer from other countries. The Chair's address can be found in the "Abstract Submission Guidelines" section of this Call for Papers. If the paper has been invited for a special session, another copy of the abstract should be sent to the session organizer at least a week before the deadline. Telefaxed abstracts will not be accepted. A cover letter is not necessary.

2. Limit abstract to 200 words. Count each word in the body of the abstract but do not count title or authors' names and addresses. Indicate number of words in the abstract at the bottom of the sheet. Displayed equations that are set apart from the text count as 40 words. The Program Organizing Committee has the option to alter abstracts to bring them into compliance with the 200-word limit.

3. Use the format shown in the sample abstract. The paper title and author's name, affiliation, and address should be in a heading set apart from the abstract text. The author's affiliation and address should be set within parentheses, and should be sufficiently complete to ensure delivery of the acceptance notice. If there is more than one author, give the complete address for the author who is to receive the notice. For each of the other authors, give one complete address. One email address will be included in the printed program for each abstract. This should appear immediately after the mailing address for the author whose email address is to be listed.

4. The entire abstract, consisting of the heading, text and the information requested in Section 9 below, must fit on one side of an 8½ x 11-in. or A-4 sheet of paper. The heading and text should be typed or printed double spaced (3 lines/inch), with 10 or 12-point font; but the information requested in Section 9 may be single spaced.

5. Do not use footnotes. References and acknowledgments should be set within square brackets. References should be in standard JASA format, viz., in the sequence: authors, abbreviated journal name, volume number, first and last page numbers, and year.

6. Underline nothing except what is to be italicized.

7. Use passives instead of pronouns "I" and "we," e.g., "It was noted" instead of "We noted." Avoid use of non-standard abbreviations in abstract title. For example, use dB or Hz but avoid use of abbreviations which are not used across many technical areas such as HRTF, NDE, etc.

8. If the letter "I" appears as a symbol, loop the letter by hand to form a long-hand l and write "lc ell" in the margin, so as to distinguish it from the number one. If the letter "O" may be confused with the number zero, write "cap oh" in the margin. Identify phonetic symbols by appropriate marginal notes.

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

a. Indicate the number of words in the body of the abstract (see item 2 above)

b. If the paper is intended for a special session, indicate the session title. If invited, state "Invited."

c. Choose and list the Technical Committee most nearly coinciding with the subject matter of the paper. Current Technical Committees are: Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Noise, Physical Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Signal Processing in Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration and Underwater Acoustics.

d. The name, telephone and telefax numbers (with country and city codes if outside the U.S.) and email address of the author to be contacted for information. Notices and other correspondence will be sent to the author who is listed as the first author in the heading unless stated otherwise at the bottom of the abstract.

e. Describe special equipment desired for the presentation other than an overhead projector or laser pointer. Note that facilities for 35mm slide projectors, computer projectors, VCR's and monitors or dual slide and/or overhead projection are considered special equipment. See the section on audio visual equipment for further details.

f. Indicate a preference (if any) for lecture or poster presentation. If only a lecture presentation is desired, state "Lecture Only," in which case the paper may not be accepted if time is not available. Contributed papers in Speech Communication are encouraged to be submitted for poster presentation.

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

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

i. If your paper involves the use of human or animal subjects, certify that you have complied with the ASA Guiding Principles for Research Involving Human or Animal Subjects by entering the following statement: "I have complied with ASA Guiding Principles"

SAMPLE ABSTRACT

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

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

Knox (Boston Univ., Boston, MA 02115) The relation between binaural and monaural loudness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

supported by NSF.]

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

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MEMBERS OF THE 149th LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Murray Hodgson, General Chair
Stan E. Dosso, Technical Program Chair
Bernadette Duffy, Coordination/Food Service
Mark Cheng, Fred Tewfik, Audio-Visual
Claudio Bulfone, Social Events
Wonyoung Yang, Zohreh Razavi, Katrina Scherebnyj, Signs
Ian Wilson, Jeremy Perkins, Student Issues
Nahl Namdaran, Poster Sessions
Bryan Gick, Green Meeting
Herman Li, Connie So, Registration/ASA Office
Doug Wilson, Promotion/Sightseeing


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