Montreal, Quebec, Canada
21st International Congress on Acoustics
165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association
Palais des congrès de Montréal
|Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts||15 November 2012|
|Invitations to Submit Manuscripts sent to Corresponding Authors||1 December 2012|
|Deadline for Receipt of Manuscripts||22 January 2013|
|Mandatory Payment of Nonrefundable Registration Fee by Corresponding Authors||22 January 2013|
|Deadline for Preregistration||1 May 2013|
|Presentation management system opens for uploading presentations||April 2013|
ICA 2013 will be held Sunday through Friday, 2–7 June 2013 at the Palais des congrès, Montréal, Québec, Canada. This modern convention center is ideally located in downtown Montréal. Many local attractions, including Old Montréal, restaurants, and shops are nearby, within easy walking distance. There is convenient access to parking, subway, and hotels. Room blocks have been reserved at a variety of hotels nearby or within easy walking distance of the Palais at special meeting rates.
Information about the meeting also appears on the ICA 2013 website at www.ica2013montreal.org.
There are several important points that should be noted:
1. A Proceedings containing papers for each presentation will be published in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA), the ASA's online proceedings journal. A 200-word abstract must be submitted first. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS IS 15 NOVEMBER 2012.
2. A manuscript must be submitted for each paper to be presented at the meeting and for publication in the Proceedings. If a manuscript is not received by 22 January 2013, the abstract will not be scheduled for presentation nor will it be published in the meeting program. THIS DEADLINE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. - Submit Manuscript
3. Preregistration is required from the corresponding author of each abstract. The preregistration fee must be received by 22 January 2013. Multiple submissions are permitted, but a $100 publication fee will be charged for each additional paper submitted by the same corresponding author. These payments are nonrefundable.
4. Hotel accommodations should be made early. The International F1 Grand Prix event will be held in Montréal immediately following ICA 2013.
The technical program includes 174 sessions with 1612 papers scheduled for presentation during the meeting.
To view the schedule of sessions and abstracts, and to create an itinerary, please view the Itinerary Planner.
The technical program will begin each day with a Plenary Lecture from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. in Room 517d. The lecture schedule, including names and titles of presentations, is as follows:
Monday: Stan Dosso (Univ. of Victoria, Canada), “Studying the sea with sound”
Tuesday: Hugo Fastl (Technical Univ. of Munich, Germany), “Basics and applications of psychoacoustics”
Wednesday: Murray Campbell (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK), “Objective evaluation of musical instrument quality: A grand challenge in musical acoustics”
Thursday: Tapio Lokki (Aalto Univ., Finland), “Sensory evaluation of concert hall acoustics”
Friday: Hideki Tachibana (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan), “Public space acoustics for information and safety”
An ASA Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Jane Hupe, Air Transport Bureau, Canada, titled “The work of the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection and the Development of International Noise Standards” on Tuesday, 4 June, at 8:55 a.m. in Session 2aNSb in 511cf.
ANSI Standards Committees
Meetings of ASACOS and ANSI Accredited Standards Committees will not be held at ICA 2013.
Meetings of selected advisory working groups are often held in conjunction with meetings and are listed in the calendar or on the standards bulletin board in the registration area, e.g., S12/WGI8-Room Criteria.
People interested in attending and becoming involved in working group activities should contact the ASA Standards Manager for further information about these groups, or about the ASA Standards Program in general, at the following address: Susan Blaeser, ASA Standards Manager, Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, Suite 114E, 35 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747; T: 631-390-0215; F: 631-390-0217; E: email@example.com.
The meeting will be highlighted by an exposition which will showcase the latest products in all fields of acoustics. The exposition will be held in room 517a, centrally located on the 5th floor. It will open with a reception on Monday evening, 3 June 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exposition will be open on Tuesday, 4 June, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 5 June, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contact the Exposition Manager for information about participating in the exhibit: Richard J. Peppin, c/o Scantek, Inc., 6430 Dobbin Rd #C, Columbia, MD 21045 USA; Tel: +1 410-290-7726; Cell: +1 301-910-2813; Fax: +1 410-290-9167; E-mail: PeppinR@ASME.org.
The tour is sold out so there are no tickets available.
A technical tour of La Maison Symphonique will be held on Monday, 3 June 2013. Two-hour tours will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the concert hall. This concert hall opened in September 2011 with a total capacity of 2100 seats. The hall is home to the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, and regularly hosts performances of the Orchestre Metropolitain, I Musici de Montréal, and Les Violons du Roy, as well as the Montréal Jazz Festival and other amplified music events. The tour will be led by a representative of Artec Consultants Inc. La Maison Symponique is located at 1600 St. Urbain, approximately 1 km from the Palais des congrès de Montréal with a walking time of 15 minutes. Bus transportation will be available for those not desiring to walk or in the event of rain. Buses will leave the Viger Hall bus turnabout approximately 1/2 hour before each tour.
Student Design Competition
The 2013 Student Design Competition will be displayed and judged at the Montréal meeting. This competition is intended to encourage students in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, physics, and other curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and noise control in the design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of significant importance. The competition will be a poster session.
Entries may be submitted by individual students of by teams of a maximum of three students. Undergraduate and graduate students from all countries are encouraged to participate. Students must be enrolled in either the fall term of 2012 or the spring term of 2013 (or equivalent if a particular school does not operate on a spring and fall term basis) to be eligible for the competition. It is not necessary to attend the Montréal meeting to participate in the competition although attending the meeting is encouraged.
All competition entries will respond to a design scenario that will be announced by approximately 1 November 2012. Information about the design scenario and registration for the competition will be available on the website of the Newman Fund, www.newmanfund.org. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Bob Coffeen, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Student Design Competition is sponsored by the ASA Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics, with support from the Wenger Foundation, the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund, and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.
Open Meetings of Technical Committees
Technical Committees of the Acoustical Society of America will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at the Palais des congrès. These are working, collegial meetings. Plans for future activities in the ASA's 13 technical fields are discussed at these meetings. All meeting participants are cordially invited to attend these meetings and to participate actively in the discussions. Times and rooms for each Committee meeting are given in the schedule.
Itinerary Planner and Mobile App
An itinerary planner is available for the ICA 2013 Montreal. Instructions for use of the Itinerary Planner can be found online. A mobile app for the meeting will also available.
Presentation Management System
ICA 2013 will make use of a presentation management system to facilitate the audio-visual operations for the technical program. In the months before the meeting, a website will be made available for authors to upload their presentations. During the ICA 2013 meeting, authors will be able to upload their presentations from their laptops (PC or Mac), CD ROM, or USB in the Audio/Visual Preview room 523ab. Authors will be able to review and to make changes to their presentation up until shortly before the start of the sessions in which their presentations are scheduled. Authors will not be able to use their personal laptops for their presentations. Use of the presentation management system eliminates the disruption caused by switching computers in the middle of a session. Similarly, authors will not be able to upload their presentations from a memory stick during their technical session. Please refer to the Guidelines for Preparing Files for Computer Projection and Use of the Presentation Management System that can be found at the ASA Meetings page.
Proceedings of ICA 2013
The Proceedings of ICA 2013 will be published as 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 have had their abstracts accepted for inclusion in the technical program will be invited to prepare a manuscript that will appear in POMA. Deadline for submission of manuscripts is 22 January 2013. The POMA online site for submission of papers and the format requirements will be provided in the authors’ invitation letters. Further information regarding POMA can be found at the site http://asadl.org/poma/.
A complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the May issue of JASA. Abstracts will be available on the ASA Home Page www.acousticalsociety.org in April.
International Symposium on Room Acoustics (ISRA 2013)
9–11 June 2013
Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor St. West
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Morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks will be held at various locations on the 5th floor from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. except on Wednesday and Friday, when coffee/tea breaks will be held in the mornings only.
A/V Preview Room
Room 523ab will be set up as an A/V preview room for authors’ convenience, and will be available on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Lounge, E-Mail, and Internet Access
Room 517b will be available as the Meeting Lounge, a quiet area for delegates to meet informally with colleagues. Computers providing internet and e-mail access will be available in this room from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. Wireless access to the internet will be available at all times throughout the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Accompanying Persons Program
Spouses and other visitors are welcome at ICA 2013. The registration fee is USD$175 for preregistration by 1 May 2013 and USD$200 at the meeting.
A hospitality room for registered accompanying persons, room 520a, will be open at the Palais des congrès from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. The following events will be available to accompanying persons:
- Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, Sunday, 2 June 2013
- A speaker from Tourisme Montréal will present local attractions, events and a brief history of Montréal on Monday morning. Visit http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/ for additional information about Montréal.
- City bus tour, Monday 3 June
- Tuesday and Thursday buffet socials
- Closing Ceremony and Farewell Reception, Friday, 7 June
Several additional tours have been arranged for accompanying persons:
- pre-tour of Quebec City, Saturday June 1
- pre-tour of Ottawa, capital city of Canada, Saturday June 1
- Flavors and aromas of Old Montreal, walking tour on Tuesday June 4
- Tour of the Olympic district, Wednesday June 5
Please visit the ICA 2013 Accompanying Persons webpage at www.ica2013montreal.org/accompanying.html for more information and online registration.
The Proceedings of ICA 2013 Montréal will be published as Volume 19 of Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) which can be found at http://asadl.org/poma/. POMA is an open access journal, so that its articles are available in pdf format without charge to anyone in the world for downloading.
A USB drive containing the Proceedings will also be distributed at the congress to all technical program registrants.
Photographing and Recording
Photographing and recording during all sessions is not permitted.
This meeting program is Part 2 of the May 2013 issue of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Corrections, for printer’s errors only, may be submitted for publication in the Errata section of the Journal.
Dates of Future ASA, ICA, and CAA Meetings
For further information on any ASA meeting, or to obtain instructions for the preparation and submission of meeting abstracts, contact the Acoustical Society of America, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502; Telephone: 516-576-2360; Fax: 516-576-2377; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Presentation Guidelines for Lecture and Poster Papers and Use of the Presentation Management System
To make your presentation informative and interesting, please refer to the “Guidelines for Oral Presentations” and “Suggestions for Effective Poster Presentations.” At http://acousticalsociety.org/meetings.
ICA 2013 Organizing Committee
- Michael R. Stinson - General Chair
- Gilles A. Daigle and Charles E. Schmid - Vice Chairs
- Luc Mongeau - Technical Program Chair
- Tim Kelsall and Kathy Pichora-Fuller - CAA Technical Program Coordinators
- Christian Giguère - CAA Liaison
- Richard J. Peppin - Exposition Manager
- Alayne Moody, Douglas O'Shaughnessy, Linda Polka, Annie Ross, Gary Scavone, Jérémie Voix - Local Committee
- NRC Conference Services Office - Logistics
- ASA Melville Office - Secretariat
Technical Program Organizing Meeting Committee
Luc Mongeau, Technical Program Chair. Rex Andrew, Acoustical Oceanography; Bruce Martin, Animal Bioacoustics; Eric L. Reuter, Architectural Acoustics; Ronald A. Roy, Jeffrey A. Ketterling, Biomedical Acoustics; Preston S. Wilson, Education in Acoustics; Roger T. Richards, Engineering Acoustics; Gary P. Scavone, Musical Acoustics; Kenneth A. Cunefare, Kenneth H. Kaliski, Noise; Bart Lipkens, Junru Wu, Physical Acoustics; Michael G. Heinz, Judy R. Dubno, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics; Robert M. Koch, Structural Acoustics and Vibration; Benjamin R. Munson, Molly E. Babel, Speech Communication; Jens Meyer, Ning Xiang, Signal Processing in Acoustics; James F. Lynch, Underwater Acoustics; Christian Giguere, Kathy Pichora-Fuller, Canadian Acoustical Association
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