UKAN ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

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UKAN ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE AND DINNER UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, DIAMOND BUILDING MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2019
EPSRC/ UKACOUSTIC NETWORK ANNIVERSARY EVENT
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, DIAMOND BUILDING, SHEFFIELD S1 7RD
MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2019

Members are invited to participate in the EPSRC UK Acoustics Network’s first anniversary meeting on the 7th January 2019. The event will take place in the Diamond Building at the University of Sheffield. We anticipate a lively meeting with over 200 delegates.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together members of the UK Acoustics Network and to provide a forum for research collaboration and innovation in acoustics. This meeting promises at least 16 in-depth discussions with acoustic practitioners and researchers.

  • Update on latest acoustics news  – new and emerging solutions – technology, methods, models, metrics measurement and more.  Opportunities to share what you know.
  • Potential links for collaboration – expertise / solutions / step changes.
  • Funding opportunities – hear the latest from InnovateUK, UKRI and the KTN’s, how acoustics will fit in the Industry Strategy.

Agenda

9am
Registration and coffee

Morning Session Chair: Richard Craster, UKAN Co-Director

10am
Welcome, Kirill V. Horoshenkov, UKAN Director

10:05am 
Trends in research funding and the future of research in acoustics, Professor Philip Nelson (ISVR, University of Southampton)

10.25am
Landscape and research funding opportunities at UKRI, Brian Littlejohn (University of Sheffield)

10.40am 
Fast tracking acoustics into new markets with KTN, Nigel Rix

11am
Coffee and Q&A sessions with the speakers

11.30am
Theracoustics: how sound and bubbles can cure our troubles, Professor Constantin Coussios (University of Oxford)

11.50am
Artificial audio intelligence – Dr. Sacha Krstulovic (Audio Analytic)

12.10am 
Impact of acoustics related research on the future of acoustic industry, Dr Andrew Bullmore (Hoare Lea)

12.30pm 
UK Acoustics Networking and integrating SIG’s – Brief for this afternoon’s breakout group discussions, Jonathan Abra (KTN) & Charlotte Swain (UKAN Network)

12.40pm
Networking lunch, Q&A with speakers, explore Diamond and meet our exhibitors, including Early Careers Group members’ posters.

Afternoon Session Chair: Richard Craster, UKAN Co-Director

1.30pm
Breakout Groups of 8 delegates max (assigned rooms)

Round 1: Introduction, current area of expertise, research needs and focus. Key problems and challenges and their relation to National Research Priorities (20 mins).

Round 2: Grouping into common themes/shared problems, including stand-alone themes plus associated needs for training in acoustics (20 mins).

Round 3: Ideas to overcome problems/challenges related to acoustics, signposting and opportunities for doing this collaboratively (30 mins).

2:50pm
Coffee

3:15pm
Room change and join new group

Round 4: Repeat of Round 1 in new groups. Introductions, current area of expertise, research needs and focus. Key problems and challenges and their relation to National Priorities in research (15 mins)

Round 5: Advances in technical methods (theoretical, numerical and experimental) that have impressed you recently and their relations to the future of acoustics (20 mins).

Round 6: Role of acoustics in existing markets and its potential for the developing/contributing to new market sectors. Challenges to widen impact of acoustics research (15 mins).

4.15pm 
Plenary, reporting back from afternoon discussions and closing remarks by Richard Craster and Kirill V. Horoshenkov

4.30pm
Close followed by light canapes and wine to bridge into dinner

Pizza and beer provided for Early Careers group members – Institute of Acoustics Young Members welcome

6pm
Dinner at Firth Hall (10 mins walk from Diamond) and Announcement of Value of Acoustics to the UK’s Economy Presentation by John Lincoln

 

 

 

 

Registration: to help us facilitate networking, please indicate which specialist interest group you have signed up to or might be interested in within UKAN (select mulipple SIGs if appropriate)

To secure a place at this event and the Conference Dinner please register as soon as possible.

The conference is free to attend.  There is a nominal fee of £10 to attend the dinner

Please advise us of any dietary requirements-  please email linda.canty@ioa.org.uk

Venue:

Sheffield - University of Sheffield Diamond Building Map

Parking:

 Q Park on Rockingham St is very convenient : 

https://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/shop/prebooking/product/?pId=58&sid=8fb690f8-4961-4bfe-9c17-a3e6eb3bc422

Hotels :

University owned accommodation:

Jonas (£40):

 https://www.jonashotel.co.uk/book/#/choose?hotel.hotel_id=9&arrival=2019-01-07T00:00:00.000Z&departure=2019-01-08T00:00:00.000Z&numRooms=1&numAdults=1 

Halifax Hall Hotel (£65BB): 

https://www.halifaxhall.co.uk/book-now/#/choose?numAdults=1&numRooms=1&hotel.hotel_id=1053&arrival=2019-01-07T00:00:00.000Z&departure=2019-01-08T00:00:00.000Z 

FOR ALL ACCOMMMODATION: Making bookings: Reservations can be made using the web address below until 28 days prior to the event start date. On this date some hotels will choose to leave unsold rooms on the system, or they may remove them. The site will close fully 14 days prior to the event start date. After this date contact details for hotel will be given for last minute enquiries.

Your booking website:

https://book.passkey.com/e/49824492
 

EXHIBITION
Please contact Charlotte Swain for exhibition details
charlotte.swain@sheffield.ac.uk

Discounted rail travel: Why not take advantage of the special discounted rail fares for delegates? This special offer is EXCLUSIVE to delegates booking accommodation with us and is for travel with East Midlands Trains only.  These great fares include London to Sheffield return from as little at £49.50- we’ll even reserve your seats! use the link above for accommodation and train tickets.

07 January 2019   through   5:00 PM
University of Sheffield
Diamond Building
Sheffield,
Conference £ 0.00
Anniversary Dinner £ 10.00
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) £ 0.00
Acoustic/Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Evaluation £ 0.00
Aeroacoustics £ 0.00
Biomedical £ 0.00
Communications and Room Acoustics (SIG COMMS) £ 0.00
Computational Acoustics £ 0.00
Early Careers Group (SIG ECG) £ 0.00
Metamaterials £ 0.00
Noise £ 0.00
Physical Acoustics £ 0.00
Sensors £ 0.00
Underwater Acoustics £ 0.00
Vibro Acoustics (SIGVA) £ 0.00

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Acoustic/Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Evaluation £ 0.00
Aeroacoustics £ 0.00
Biomedical £ 0.00
Communications and Room Acoustics (SIG COMMS) £ 0.00
Computational Acoustics £ 0.00
Early Careers Group (SIG ECG) £ 0.00
Metamaterials £ 0.00
Noise £ 0.00
Physical Acoustics £ 0.00
Sensors £ 0.00
Underwater Acoustics £ 0.00
Vibro Acoustics (SIGVA) £ 0.00