Welcome to ICA 2013, on new host

The 21st International Congress on Acoustics will be held 2-7 June 2013 at the Palais des congrès in downtown Montréal. The high standard technical program will include plenary, distinguished, invited, contributed, and poster papers covering all aspects of acoustics. There will be an extensive technical exposition highlighting the latest advances in acoustical products

This meeting is hosted by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA) under the aegis of the International Commission for Acoustics. The Spring meeting of the ASA and the annual meeting of the CAA will be held concurrently.

An enthusiastic team is working together to make ICA2013 a success. Go to General Organization and Technical Program Organizers for listings.

9 June 2013.

ICA 2013 is done and was a great success!

With 2300 registrants, over 1600 technical papers, and 49 Exposition booths, ICA 2013 was one of the biggest meetings in acoustics ever!

A Plenary lecture led off each day of technical sessions. All five Plenary lecturers -- Stan Dosso, Hugo Fastl, Murray Campbell, Tapio Lokki, and Hideki Tachibana -- gave very good talks.

The Opening Ceremony featured historical re-enactors from the Oyez Oyez troupe and stunning performances by the circus troupe Cirque Éloize. The Closing Ceremony featured performances by the Juno-award-winning Joel Miller trio. A Monday evening concert in St. Jean Baptiste church by the world-renowned orchestral group I Musici wowed the audience.

Now, we look forward to ICA 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

24 May 2013. For authors with lecture-style presentations, the online Presentation Management site is available to receive your presentation. Early transmission of your presentation will help ensure a smooth technical program. The online site will be available until June 1st at 1:00 p.m. EST. Beyond that time all file submissions will need to be done onsite in the ICA2013 Audio/Visual Preview Room (523ab). Your lecture presentation should be uploaded into the Presentation Management system at least 24 hours before the start of the session in which it is to be presented. Please note that authors will not be able to use their personal laptops for their presentations. Use of the presentation management system eliminates the disruption caused by switching computers in the middle of a session. Similarly, authors will not be able to project their presentations from a USB flash drive during their technical session.

21 May 2013. Tickets are still available for the Monday evening concert. The well-known chamber orchestra I Musici, under the direction of conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni, will perform at the historical Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased onsite at ICA 2013 when you check in at the registration desk. For full details, go to Concert with I Musici.

17 May 2013. The Proceedings for the ICA 2013 congress are now online. They have been published as Volume 19 of POMA (Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics), the ASA online proceedings journal. Go to ICA 2013 Proceedings to browse the volume. Click on "Session Listing" to bring up a menu of technical areas and sessions.

5 May 2013. See what is available for Accompanying Persons at ICA 2013 -- go to the Accompanying Person webpage for details. An active program has been arranged that includes a city bus tour on Monday 3 June 2013.

25 April 2013. The ICA 2013 Meeting Program is now available online. View technical session schedules, abstracts, committee meetings, and general information at Meeting Program

24 March 2013. ICA 2013 will open in spectacular fashion. The Opening Ceremonies on Sunday afternoon 2 June 2013 will feature performances by world-renowned Cirque Éloize, a Montréal-based circus troupe. Have a look at the preview page to get a sense of their artistry. Make sure your travel plans include attendance of the Opening Ceremonies, the day before technical sessions begin.

20 February 2013. Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies wishing to promote their products and services at ICA 2013. A prospectus has been prepared and is available for download. For further information, click on Sponsorship.

19 February 2013. The Technical Program Organizing Meeting for ICA 2013 was held recently. Over 1600 papers were organized into 174 technical sessions. These numbers make ICA 2013 one of the largest meetings ever in acoustics! Contributors will be advised in early March of the time and date of their presentations. Note that papers can no longer be accepted for ICA 2013.

18 January 2013. The deadline of 22 Janaury 2013 for receipt of Proceedings manuscripts and pre-registration fees is nearly here. Both manuscript and pre-registration are needed for your abstract and presentation to be included in the ICA 2013 technical program. The registration site is ICA Registration. The manuscript submission site is ICA manuscripts

7 January 2013. Dormitory accommodations have been arranged at two local universities. Blocks of rooms are available at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at McGill University. Go to the Accommodation page for more information.

15 December 2012. Hotel alert! You are advised to book your accommodation for the ICA 2013 meeting in Montréal as soon as possible. There is another major event in Montréal that overlaps the 2-7 June 2013 period of ICA 2013. The Montréal F1 Grand Prix is scheduled for 7-9 June 2013. This is a huge drawing card and hotels throughout Montréal are filling quickly and raising their room rates. For most of our hotel bookings, room rates are guaranteed for 3 days before and after the period of ICA 2013 but only subject to availability. Go to the Accommodation page to make your reservations.

13 December 2012.There are a few recurring questions being received by the organizers of ICA 2013. See our FAQ page to view these and the corresponding answers.

3 December 2012. The corresponding author of each abstract submitted for ICA 2013 has now been invited to prepare a Proceedings manuscript. The ICA 2013 Proceedings will be published as a volume of Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA), the ASA's online proceedings journal. The manuscript submission site will open after 7 December 2012.

19 November 2012. The abstrast submission site is now closed. Nearly 2000 abstracts were received. Within the next couple weeks, all corresponding authors will receive their instructions for preparation of their Proceedings manuscript.

1 October 2012. The Call for Papers for ICA 2013 has been released and abstracts are now being accepted for the ICA 2013 technical program. Go to the Abstract Submission Site being managed by the ASA Office. Note that the deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 November 2012. From this link, following 'Meeting Information', you can also access the registration site for the Congress and take advantage of the early registration fees. The Call for Papers is available for download -- this document provides a complete summary of the ICA 2013 Congress, including information about the technical program, the special sessions being organized, the exposition, and the social events.

31 August 2012. The hotel accommodation service is now available to make reservations. Blocks of rooms at six nearby hotels have been arranged. Find the details at the Accommodations webpage.

2 April 2012. The first Circular for ICA 2013 is available for download. This document provides a convenient introduction to the Congress and the city of Montréal, Canada.

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