Announcement Archive

 The ICA, in conjunction with La Semaine du Son, will mobilise its network to organize a series of global events celebrating the adoption of the UNESCO Resolution No. 39 C / 49 "The Importance of Sound in the World Today: Promoting Good Practice". These events will take the form of an International Year of Sound in 2020. The members of the ICA are accustomed to organizing large-scale national and international events on sound. These events include congresses that bring together up to several thousand participants working in the area of sound. iys As well, these organisations are experienced in outreach activities events aimed at raising awareness of the importance of sound in the life of everyone. A lasting legacy from the International Year of Sound in 2020 will be development of education programs that highlight the importance of sound and in particular promoting best practices in the utilisation of sound and preservation of hearing health.

 

 The Board of the ICA with the support of the Acoustical Society of America(ASA) and the German Acoustical Society (DEGA) has established the ICA-ASA-DEGA Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants (YS Grants) Programme to help young acousticians attend the 2019 International Congress on Acoustics. Applications are now being accepted for ICA 2019 to be held 9-13 September 2019 in Aachen, Germany. See application procedures for more information.

 ICA Member Societies are being advised that applications for the ICA Early Career Award are now being accepted. The ICA Early Career Award is presented at the Triennial ICA congress to an individual who is relatively early in his/her professional career (about 10-15 years of active career), who has contributed substantially, through published papers, to the advancement of theoretical or applied acoustics or both, and who has been active in the affairs of Acoustics through his/her National Society, other National Society(ies), Regional or International organizations. See application procedures for more information.

 The ICA has been working hard for many years to establish an International Year of Sound. Our focus is now on the year 2020. The ongoing efforts have been described in a recent editorial by IIAV President Jorge Arenas. See IYS editorial.

 Planning is well underway for the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics. ICA 2019 will be held in Aachen, Germany, 2019 September 8-13. This congress is being hosted by DEGA, the German Society for Acoustics.

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 World Hearing Day: 3 March
World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. With the theme “Hear the future”, World Hearing Day 2018 will draw attention to the anticipated increase in the number of people with hearing loss around the world in the coming decades. It will focus on preventive strategies to stem the rise and outline steps to ensure access to the necessary rehabilitation services and communication tools and products for people with hearing loss.

 La Semaine du Son: 20 January - 4 February 2018
The Week of Sound association aim is to encourage every human being to realize that the sound is a fundamental element of personal balance in his relationship to others and the to the world, in its economic environmental and social dimensions, as well as medical, industrial and cultural. It considers sound matters as an access door to the world. Health, environment sound, recording techniques and sound diffusion, the relationship picture and sound as well as music and sound expression are the five concerned main sectors.
The 15th edition of La Semaine du Son will be held from 20 Jan to 4 February 2018 with events around Paris and throughout France. This 2018 event will include the first events under the recent UNESCO charter for the week of sound.

 International Noise Awareness Day: 25 April 2018
All over the world, people, organizations, and governments will commemorate the 23rd Annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) founded this yearly event in 1996 to encourage people to do something about bothersome noise where they work, live, and play.

 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.