Acoustics 2021 11-12 OCTOBER 2021
Acoustics 2021
Monday 11- Tuesday 12 October 2021

This conference will be held over two days, with the specialist groups listed below having a session. You are encouraged to submit an abstract up to 250 words on any of the following or related topics, please indicate which group session it is submitted for.

Buildings Acoustics
Low frequency sound insulation
Pandemic-related session
Sustainable materials
Environmental Noise
Environmental noise and planning development in post Covid world
Noise policy developments, and devolved administrations
Best Practice application of NOAELs, LOAELs and SOAELs
Transportation noise modelling, Aviation noise management, what’s next?
Soundscape assessment, Sound demonstrations and auralisation in environmental acoustic design
Measurement and Instrumentation
Acoustic Imaging
Beamforming, holography -applications and technology
Sound intensity, particle velocity sensing
Source location, VR applications, source ranking and sound power
Underwater Acoustics
Measurement and modelling of underwater ship radiated noise
Noise and vibration control in ships
Environmental noise impact of shipping
Changes to marine environment in-air and underwater soundscapes, including, for example, COVID-19 impacts
Developments in underwater bioacoustics
The underwater acoustics of offshore wind turbine installation and operation
Transducers, measurement methods and signal processing
Musical Acoustics
Musical instruments in performance spaces
Acoustics of Musical Instruments
Music sound exposure
Musical performance spaces
Music and performance
Noise and Vibration Engineering
Best practice for industrial noise control and low noise design
Source mechanisms and transmission of noise and vibration
Health and safety aspects of noise and vibration.
Active control of noise and vibration
Assessment of sound quality and annoyance
Physical Acoustics
All areas of research
Theoretical developments (all methods)
Experimental measurements
Propagation and scattering
Applications to material characteristics
Acoustic metamaterials
Speech and Hearing
Speech intelligibility
Speech forensics and speech privacy
Hearing Aids and/or cochlear implants
Speech Technology : Speech Recognition, Speaker Identification and Test to Speech Synthesis systems
Hearing, vocalisations and production of other sounds in animals.
However, contributions on other topics relating to speech, hearing or bioacoustics will also be considered.
Early Careers Group


Please include title, author(s) and affiliations(s) and submit your 250 word abstract by email to by  Friday 4 June 2021

Full papers will be required by Friday  3 September 2021.  

All  presenters are invited to submit a paper for the proceedings.  






Cancellations are payable in full. In most cases it will be possible to transfer your registration to another person.


This rate applies to any member who is 35 or under, or in the first 5 years of their careers.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO: Please note that photographs and/or video may be used for Institute of Acoustics publicity/marketing.

SPEAKERS: please not that some presentations may be recorded and placed on the IOA website.

COPYRIGHT. Papers that have been published in the IOA proceedings may be used by the authors for secondary purposes and published elsewhere. The source of the article has to be acknowledged and a link - if available, to the DOI of the article.

DISCLAIMER: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of IOA or any other organisation. IOA makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.



11 October 2021   through   12 October 2021
Trinity Street
Chester, CH1 2BD

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