Announcement Archive

 taroudakisThe new President of the ICA, serving 2016-2019, will be Michael Taroudakis. He was elected at the ICA General Assembly 7 September 2016. Jeong-Guon Ih will serve as Vice President. Marion Burgess becomes Past-President, and, Antonio Perez-Lopez and Michael Stinson will continue in their roles as Treasurer and Secretary-General, respectively. The new Board of the ICA was also elected -- see ICA Board 2016 - 2019.

 The The 22nd International Congress on Acoustics is over. ICA 2016 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016 September 5-9, and was a great success. The congress was hosted by the Argentinian Acousticians Association (AAdA) on behalf of the Ibero-american Federation of Acoustics (FIA). Our special thanks go to Jorge Patricio, Nilda Vechiatti, and Pablo Girón.

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 The ICA Board has selected the Acoustical Society of Korea to host the ICA 2022. The congress will be held in the historic and culturally-rich city of Gyeongju, Korea, on 24-28 October 2022. The general chair will be Jeong-Guon Ih and the technical program chair will be Chan Hoon Haan.

 The ICA continues to organize an International Year of Sound. Our plan for the year 2019 has been superceded by other events and the year 2020 is now being targetted. An International Year of Sound 2020 will be a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related technologies as well as the need for quietness and peace in the lives for all in society. The International Year of Sound (IYS) will consist of coordinated activities on regional, national and international levels.

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 bill lang William (Bill) W. Lang passed away 23 October 2016 at the age of 90. He was a founding member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE-USA) and a cofounder of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineers (I-INCE). You may be interested to read his obituary or view an oral history of Bill.

 leo It is with sadness that we report the passing of Leo Beranek, 15 September 1914 - 11 October 2016. You will be interested to read his obituary and a recent autobiography.

 The The 22nd International Congress on Acoustics is almost here. ICA 2016 will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016 September 5-9.

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 Scholarships are available for the International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics (ISMRA 2016) to be held in La Plata, Argentina, 11-13 September 2016. Click here for more information.

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 The winner of the 2016 ICA Early Career Award is Frank Russo. Professor Russo works in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and is the current President of the Canadian Acoustical Association.

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Illenyi We note with sadness the passing of András Illényi, a well-known Hungarian acoustician and leader in OPAKFI. The following link gives a more detailed notice.

 explore sound The Acoustical Society of America has launched a logo design competition for their Explore Sound outreach site. The competition is open to everyone. More information and the online entry form can be found at exploresound.org. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2016.

 INAD 2016 Many ICA member societies are celebrating the International Noise Awareness Day, Wed April 27, 2016, with a range of activities. For example see the EAA newsletter.

 The 22nd International Congress on Acoustics will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016 September 5-9.

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 Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants for the 22nd International Congress on Acoustics in Buenos Aires will be available. The application form is now available.

 The winner of the International Year of Sound logo design competition is Niels Hoekstra of the Technical University in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

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 The ICA Early Career Award will be awarded at the 22nd International Congress on Acoustics in Buenos Aires. All ICA Member Societies are encouraged to nominate one of their membership. Application deadline is 1 December 2015. More information and application instructions are available here.

 per bruel Another centenarian in acoustics! Per Brüel reached 100 years of age on 6 March 2015. The ICA recognizes his contributions and leadership in acoustics, including the founding of the company Brüel & Kjær. Congratulatory messages and events are listed on a celebratory webpage. It is with sadness that we report the passing of Per Brüel on 2 April 2015.

 leo The ICA congratulates Leo Beranek on reaching 100 years of age on 15 September 2014 and recognizes his outstanding contributions to acoustics during the century. Other organizations are also recognizing the birthday of Leo Beranek. The various congratulatory messages and events are listed on our Celebrations of Leo Beranek webpage.

 We note with sadness the passing of Andres Lara Saenz, the founder and President of Honour of the Spanish Acoustical Society. The following links give a photograph and the obituary.