Science and technology for a quiet Europe


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A session list (PDF) is available as a download.

Keynote lectures

  • Prof. Dr. Karin Bijsterveld: Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel

  • Prof. Dr. Wim Desmet: Computational acoustics

  • Dr. Jens Holger Rindel: The acoustics of places for social gatherings

  • Prof. Dr. Steven van de Par: Speech intelligibility


Satellite events


Integrating joint sessions

  • Eurocities jointly organised sessions
  • European - Chinese exchange on noise mapping in high rise cities and high speed train noise

Topics & structured sessions

topic structured session
1Noise measurement methods and equipments1.1Microphone arrays and sound visualization: Methods and applications
  1.2Sound sensor networks and smart cities
  1.3Uncertainity of measurements
2Computational acoustics2.1Computational acoustics for offshore pile driving noise
  2.2Time domain modelling
3Health effects of noise3.1Annoyance effects due to noise sources
  3.2Annoyance & health effects of vibration & combined exposures
  3.3Sleep and noise
  3.4Health related quality of life and noise
  3.5Non auditory health effects of noise
4Sound propagation4.1Sonic Crystal Acoustic Barriers
  4.2Designing outdoor ground for noise reduction
  4.3Software for outdoor sound propagation
5Noise mapping5.1Noise mapping in (high rise) urban context (Europe-China exchange)
  5.2Noise mapping in the context of CNOSSOS-EU
6Acoustic materials6.1Sustainable materials for Acoustics
  6.2Structured materials and metamaterials for the control of audible sound
  6.3Acoustic material design process: From microstructure to acoustics performance
  6.4Numerical methods for sound absorbing materials
  6.5Experimental Methods for porous materials
7Noise reducing devices / noise barriers7.1Road noise barriers
  7.2Railway noise barriers
  7.3Industry noise barriers
  7.4(New) materials for noise barriers
8aTyre/road noise8a.1Tyre/road noise modelling
  8a.2Tyre/road noise measurements, standards and classification
  8a.3Solutions for lower tyre/road noise
  8a.5Capping road traffic noise immission in NL
8bRailway noise and vibration8b.1High speed train noise (Europe-China exchange)
  8b.2Railway noise: sources, exterior noise and ambience
  8b.3Railway vibration and ground-borne noise
  8b.4Developments in standards and policies for railway noise
8cAircraft and airport noise, helicopter noise8c.1European research on aircraft exterior noise
  8c.2Airport noise and its management
9Room acoustics (general)9.1Room acoustic measurement and predictions
  9.2Noise in restaurants
  9.3Acoustics in schools
  9.4Acoustics of sport halls, swimming pools and sport arenas
  9.5Universal design and acoustics in public buildings
  9.6Room in room acoustics
  9.7Sound exposure of musicians
  9.8Open plan offices
10Sound transmission and insulation in buildings10.1Airborne and Impact sound transmission - measurement methods
  10.2Airborne and Impact sound transmission - prediction methods
  10.3Excitation of building elements by structure-borne and airborne sources
  10.4Structural acoustics and vibrations
  10.5Interdisciplinarity of sound insulation
  10.6Acoustical aspects of timber structures
  10.7Sound insulation of lightweight structures
  10.8Acoustic regulations and classification schemes for buildings
11Psychoacoustics and Sound quality11.1Analysis and Modelling of Psychoacoutics Sensations
  11.2Vehicle Sound Quality
  11.3Perception and Assessment of Sound Quality
12Soundscape and Quality of Life12.1Soundscape theory
  12.2Soundscape case studies
  12.3Soundscape Ecology
  12.4The effects of natural scenery on sound perception
  12.5Soundscape and psychoacoustics
13Underwater noise 13.1Impact of underwater noise generated by offshore industrial activities
  13.2Ambient noise (modelling and measurements)
  13.3Imaging and communication in the presence of noise
  13.4Passive imaging of the marine environment using noise data
14Standardization, noise policy and regulations14.1Quiet urban (public) transport
  14.2Communication about noise
  14.3Standardization, classification and noise labeling
  14.4Local noise policies
  14.5European noise policies
15Industrial and machinery noise15.1Industrial noise control
  15.2Noise control at power plants
  15.3Burner noise
  15.4Construction noise
16Wind turbine noise16.1Source models
  16.2Sound propagation
  16.3Human impact/Guidelines
17Fans, ducts and mufflers17.1Fans, ducts and mufflers
18Aeroacoustics18.1Effects of engine installation on aircraft noise
19Auralisation and virtual acoustics19.1Auralisation of urban sound
  19.2Techniques for virtual acoustics
  19.3Auditory and multisensory perception
20Active Noise Control20.1Active Noise Control
21Hearing protection21.1Hearing protectors - new developments
22Low Frequency noise22.1Sensitivity of humans for low frequency noise
  22.2Methods to evaluate and mitigate low frequency noise
23Recreational noise23.1Recreational noise
24Urban sound planning24.1Urban sound planning
  24.2Traffic strategies and noise impacts
26European Research projects26.1COST Action TU1105 (NVH of electrified vehicles)
  26.2FP7 Marie Curie ITN project TANGO, Thermoacoustic and Aeroacoustic Nonlinearities in Green combustors with Orifice structures