ICA 1998 International Congress on Acoustics

Proceedings 16th International Congress on Acoustics and 135th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

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Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Since its organization in 1929, the Society has grown steadily in membership and stature. At this time about 7500 men and women who work in acoustics throughout the U.S. and abroad belong to this prestigious Society. A variety of fields related to sound are represented:

Measurement Technologies and Instrumentation
Nearly All Engineering Disciplines, including
Robotics and Computer Sciences
Ocean Engineering
Underwater Propagation
Architecture (e.g., Concert Hall Design)
Speech and Hearing
Noise and Noise Control
Noise Effects
Animal Bioacoustics
Structural Acoustics and Vibration

This diversity, along with the opportunities provided for the exchange of knowledge and points of view, has become one of the Society's unique and strongest assets. From the beginning, the Acoustical Society has sought to serve the widespread interests of its members and the acoustics community in all branches of acoustics, both theoretical and applied.

The Society is primarily a voluntary organization and attracts the interest, commitment, and service of a large number of professionals. Their contributions in the formation, guidance, administration, and development of the ASA are largely responsible for its world-wide preeminence in the field of acoustics.
Contact Information about the Society

Elaine Moran
Acoustical Society of America
1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300
Melville, NY 11747-4300
Phone: (516) 576-2360
FAX: (631) 923-2875
email: asa@acousticalsociety.org.

International Commission for Acoustics (ICA)

International Commission for Acoustics (ICA)

The International Commission on Acoustics (ICA) was instituted in 1951 as a subcommittee to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). New Statutes were adopted by the International Commission on Acoustics in Antwerp 1996 March 31 and were approved by the IUPAP General Assembly in Uppsala Sweden 1996 September 20. An information letter explaining the proposed changes to the status of the commission was circulated to acoustical societies 1996 May 10. The new ICA held its first General Assembly 1998 June 25 during the 16th Congress in Seattle where the By-laws of the new organization were adopted by the Member Societies. The Commission then became known as the International Commission for Acoustics. The ICA has also applied to become an Affiliated Commission of the International Union of Applied and Theoretical Mechanics(IUTAM). A motion in favor of Affiliation was carried unanimously at the IUTAM General Assembly Meeting held at the University of Stuttgart 1998 August 28-30. The ICA became a Scientific Associate of the International Council for Science ICSU in 2006.

An article further explaining the ICA is available here. This is available with permission from Acoustical Society of America where it was first published in Acoustics Today, 3(3), 2007.

The purpose of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA), is to promote international development and collaboration in all fields of acoustics including research, development, education, and standardisation.

Means for the Commission to fulfill its mission are:

i to maintain close contacts with national and regional acoustical societies and associations as well as other relevant professional organisations and seek consensus in matters of mutual interest; ii to provide an information service on societies, congresses, symposia, etc., research and education organisations in the field of acoustics; iii to take a pro- active role in co-ordinating the main international meetings within acoustics.
to convene the International Congresses on Acoustics in accordance with the Commission's guidelines and to act as the International Advisory Committee for these congresses.
to sponsor or co-sponsor other topical and special international conferences normally in close cooperation with national and/or regional organisations and to give financial support (grants or guarantees), as a grant to organising committees for such meetings or as a travel grant to participants.