Technical Program

NOTE : This page last revised October 7, 2002. Abstracts for technical papers can be viewed here.

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NOTE: There will be short meetings for presenters, session chairs and audiovisual technicians the day before each session. Go here for Information for presenters, session shairs and audiovisual technicians.

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Pre-convention Activities

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Pre-convention Workshop Registration and CAA Conference Registration for Workshop Attendees
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Seminar: Automatic Speech Recognition and Synthesis
Dr. Douglas O'Shaughnessy INRS-Telecom,U. de Québec
Author: Speech Communication: Human & Machine, 2nd ed. (2000), IEEE Press

Morning Session: Fundamentals
Afternoon Session: Recent advances
Go here for further information.
8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seminar: Sound and Fire Containment: Details that work
Organized by NRC Institute for Research on Construction
NRC Workshop is being organized independently by NRC, and entails an additional cost. See web-site for further information.
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
7:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Registration and Informal Welcoming Reception
(Tomorrow’s presenters meet with session chairs and AV technicians)

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Conference Programme

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

7:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Canadian Standards Association Noise Subcommittee Breakfast Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration for the Conference Technical Program and Exhibits
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Official opening of the conference and welcome/bienvenue
Dr. Annabel Cohen, Convener
President Wade Maclauchlan, University of Prince Edward Island
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Introduction to Keynote Speaker: David Stredulinsky DRDC- Atlantic, Co-chair Technical Program
Keynote Address: Cold war acoustics
Dr. Harold Merklinger. Director-General (Retired) Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth
Closing remarks: Dr. John Bradley, CAA-ACA President
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Nutrition Break in Exhibits area / Opportunity to Visit Exhibits and Meet Exhibitors
10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 3 Concurrent Special Sessions
Concurrent Session 1 - Architectural Acoustics I: Building Acoustics
Bill Gastmeier, Chair and Organizer
  • Introductory Remarks, Bill Gastmeier
  • Prospects for a test procedure for rating floor toppings on joist floors. A.C.C. Warnock. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, Ottawa
  • Flanking transmission in wood framed multifamily dwellings. R.E.H. Halliwell, J.D. Quirt, T.R.T. Nightingale. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, Ottawa
  • Using floor toppings to control flanking transmission. T.R.T. Nightingale, R.E. Halliwell, J.D. Quirt. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, Ottawa
  • Field Impact Insulation Class (FIIC) testing of a variety of resilient flooring assemblies in a concrete condominium building. C.W.Wakefield, Wakefield Acoustics Ltd., Victoria.
  • Directivity of human talkers. A.C.C. Warnock, W.T. Chu, J.C. Guy. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, Ottawa
  • Speech levels in open plan offices. A.C.C. Warnock, W.T. Chu. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, Ottawa
  • Quantifying public address system performance in a public transit environment. T. Kelsall, M. Fitzmaurice. Hatch Mott-MacDonald, Toronto
Concurrent Session 2 - Animal Bioacoustics
Cathy Ryan, Chair and Organizer
  • Introductory Remarks, Cathy Ryan
  • Neural responses in the rat's inferior colliculus to amplitude modulated sounds: synaptic pharmacology. Jack B. Kelly, Huiming Zhang. Psychology Dept., Carleton University
  • Acoustic encoding of information in ultrasonic vocalizations in the rat. A neuroscience approach. Stefan M. Brudzynski. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Brock University
  • The assessment of neonatal rodent ultrasounds as an index of affective state in the pup. Catherine L. Ryan, Tracy Doucette. Department of Psychology, Univ. of Prince Edward Island
  • Noises off: What vocalizations can and can't tell us about animal welfare
    Caroline J. Hewson. Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI
  • Utilization of species specific vocalizations to improve productivity and welfare in food producing animals. Luis A. Bate. Department of Anatomy and Physiology, UPEI
  • Discussion
Underwater Acoustics I
John Osler & Francine Desharnais, Organizers
  • Introductory Remarks, John Osler, Chair
  • Propagation loss measurements for low frequency sonar in Emerald Basin and Exuma Sound. Sean Pecknold, James Theriault, David Hazen. DRDC Atlantic, Dartmouth, N.S.
  • Meeting international standards for low frequency underwater radiated noise from ships. Layton Gilroy, David Brennan. DRDC Atlantic, Dartmouth, N.S.
  • Complex shock loading on submarine oil pipelines. S. Iakovlev. Department of Engineering Mathematics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.
  • Sonic boom excited sediment boundary waves: Model study. H.K. Cheng, J. Kunc, John Edwards. Dept. Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Iceshelf 2002 - Underwater acoustics in the Arctic environment. Francine Desharnais, Garry J. Heard, Don Glencross. DRDC Atlantic, Dartmouth
  • General Discussion
12:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. 3 Concurrent Sessions (Note: Nutrition Break at 3:10)
Concurrent Session 1. Noise Control I
David Stredulinsky, DRDC-Atlantic, Dartmouth, Chair
  • 3-Point method for measuring transmission loss in silencers. Steve Bilawchuk, Ken Fyfe. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
  • Crawler transporter noise control study and noise control design. Clifford Faszer, Jim Farquharson. Faszer Farquharson & Associates Ltd., Calgary
  • Large haul truck mufflers 'that work'. Dan L'Heureux, Clifford Faszer, Rod MacDonald. Fording Coal Limited Genesee Operations
  • Active sound radiation control of cylindrical structures using piezoelectric actuators. D.S. Li, L. Cheng, C.M. Gosselin. School of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene and Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
  • Windscreen insertion loss in still air. Richard J. Peppin. Scantek, Inc.,Columbia, MD.
  • Preliminary investigation of active control of dipole noise sources. Ann Nakashima, Jingnan Guo, Murray Hodgson. School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
  • The effect of background noise on sound power in both a reverberant and anechoic environment. Colin Novak, Helen Ule, Ramani Ramakrishnan & Robert Gaspar. University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering
  • On the mechanical behaviour of vacuum applied surface treatments. Annie Ross, Jean- Frédéric Roy, Germain Ostiguy, Faculté d'ingénierie, Université de Moncton
Concurrent Session 2(a) Psychological Acoustics: Aging
Elzbieta Slawinski, University of Calgary, Chair
  • Gap detection within and across auditory channels in younger and older listeners. Antje Heinrich, Bruce A. Schneider. University of Toronto at Mississauga
  • Age-related changes in perception of warning sounds during car driving. Elzbieta B. Slawinski, Ben Zendel. University of Calgary
  • Age related changes in processing emotional speech. Jane F. MacNeil, Elzbieta B. Slawinski. University of Calgary
  • Characterizing voices of the elderly; Cues to depression. Thomy Nilsson, Annabel J. Cohen, Darcy MacDougald & Linda M. MacDonald. Psychology Dept. UPEI
  • Age related changes in glide discrimination and its relationship to the ERB. Jane F. MacNeil, Elzbieta B. Slawinski. University of Calgary
  • Age-related changes in informational masking. Elzbieta B. Slawinski, Andrea Haerle. University of Calgary
Concurrent Session 2(b) Psychological Acoustics Cont’d: General
Robbie Arrabito, DRDC-Toronto, Chair
  • The role of 3-D audio for improving sonar operator detection and response time. G. Robert Arrabito. DRDC Toronto
  • The relation between absolute identification of azimuthal sound location and judgment of auditory circular direction. Annabel J. Cohen , M.J. Reina Lamothe, Susan M. Doucette, & James F. Monthony, UPEI
  • The Auditory Attentional blink: Timbral segregation of targets. Cory Gerritsen, Elzbieta B. Slawinski, David Eagle. University of Calgary
  • Modality effects of right hemisphere damage in processing of prosody. Shari Baum, Lola Cuddy, Kevin Munhall, Mount Alison University
Concurrent Session 3. Acoustical Standards (Invited Session)
Cameron Sherry, Chair & Organizer
  • Introduction Remarks. Cameron Sherry, Enviro-RISQUE, Pointe Claire
  • Canadian Standards Association role in Canadian acoustical standards. Dave Shanahan, CSA Z107 Project Manager
  • Acoustics and international standard writing bodies. Cameron W. Sherry. Enviro-RISQUE, Pointe Claire
  • The new CSA Z94-2 standard hearing protection devices - performance, selection, care and use. Alberto Behar, Dave Shanahan. IBBME, Rosebrugh Building, University of Toronto
  • The current status of international standards for sound level meters. George S. K. Wong, Lixue Wu, Peter Hanes. Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council, Ottawa
  • Human response to vibration and mechanical shock. A.J. Brammer. Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa
  • Temporary changes in vibrotactile perception during operation of impact power tools: A preliminary report. D.R. Peterson, A.J. Brammer, M.G. Cherniack. Ergonomic Technology Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Review of activity in CSA standards activity in industrial noise. Tim Kelsall. Hatch, Mississauga
  • Standardization activities and Canadian participation in ISO TC43 'acoustics' and ISO TC43/SC1 'noise'. Stephen Bly, G. Krishnappa, Stephen Keith. Health Canada, Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau, Ottawa
  • General Discussion
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Nutrition Break sponsored by National Instruments / Exhibits
5:15 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
5:30 p.m. -5:50 p.m.
Tomorrow’s presenters meet with sessions chairs, and AV technicians (Check schedule)
5:45 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Reception / Cash bar
6: 20 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:45 p m - 9:40 p.m. Canadian Standards Association: Subcommittee on Noise Open meeting
7:45 p.m. - 8.45 pm Tour of Founders Hall
9:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Contemporary Classical Classical Concert (Delta Hotel Rm TBA)
Motion: Richard Miller (bass), Richard Hornsby (saxaphone)
Eklektikos: Dale Sorensen (trombone), Jacqueline Sorensen (piano)
9:40 - Refreshments

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Thursday, October 10, 2002

8:00 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Multidisciplinary Research Involving Acoustics: Overview of 6 Canada Foundation for Innovation Projects
Chair, Kathryn Schultz, Vice President Research, UPEI
Annabel Cohen, Organizer
  • Opening Remarks: Dr. Katherine Schultz
  • Centre for the Study of Biological Communication Systems (CRBCS): An integrated systems approach to communication. Bruce Schneider. University of Toronto, Mississauga
  • Hearing accessibility, assistive technology, and acoustic design. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller. University of British Columbia / Centre for Culture, Communication & Information Technology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
  • National Centre for Audiology. Don Jamieson, Meg Cheesman. University of Western Ontario
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media, and Technology. Wieslaw Woszczyk, Dan Levitan. McGill University
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Culture, Multimedia, Technology, and Cognition. Annabel J. Cohen. University of Prince Edward Island
  • Marine environmental prediction system for real-time observation, prediction, and visualization. John Cullen, Alex Hay. Dalhousie University
  • Canadian Marine Acoustics Remote Sensing, C-MARS (teleconference) Ross Chapman, University of Victoria
  • Discussion
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Nutrition Break sponsored by Eckel Industries Canada / Chance to view Exhibits
10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 3 Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1. Hearing Conservation
Pat Ellis (Queen's Region Health, Charlottetown & National Board Member CASLPA) , Chair
  • Effects of habitual noise exposure on hearing and cognition: Preliminary findings. Sharon M. Abel, Brian Crabtree, Joseph V. Baranski , Herman Steeneken, Jay Buckey, Gary Gray & Jean-Marc Comtois. DRDC - Toronto
  • Noise exposure of music teachers. Alberto Behar, Ewen MacDonald, Jason Lee, Richard Cui, Hans Kunov & Willy Wong. IBBME, Rosebrugh Building, University of Toronto
  • Filter selection to adapt earplug performances to sound exposure. Jérémie Voix, Frédéric Laville, Jean Zeidan. École de technologie supérieure, Montréal
  • Testing of ANR earmuffs. Jie Cui, Alberto Behar, Hans Kunov & Willy Wong. Room 422, IBBME, Rosenbrugh Building, University of Toronto
  • Speech acoustics in a noisy environment. Kimary Shahin, William H. McKellin, Janet Jamieson, Murray Hodgson, & M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller. Institute for Hearing Accessibility Research, UBC
  • Noise pollution in a general hospital. Sergio Luzzi, Stefano Falchi. Ordine degli Ingegneri di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Concurrent Session 2. Speech Sciences
Chair: Douglas O’Shaugnessy, INRS-Telecom,U. de Québec, Montréal
  • Better analysis for automatic speech recognition. Douglas O'Shaughnessy. INRS-Telecommunications, Montreal
  • Tones that represent continuative intonation in Acadian French. Wladyslaw Cichocki. Department of French, University of New Brunswick
  • Vers une théorie de la structure modale des Charakan, chants liturgiques arméniens. Sylvia Kasparian, Aram Kerovpyan. Université de Moncton, NB.
  • Pitch-based acoustic feature analysis for the discrimination of speech and monophonic singing. David Gerhard. Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
  • Familiarity effects in auditory analysis. Stéphanie Thibodeau, Chantale Melanson, Pierre Cormier, Alain Desrochers & Monique Sénéchal. École de psychologie, Université de Moncton, NB.
  • Extracting keyphrases from spoken audio documents. Alain Désilets, Berry de Bruijn, Joel Martin. Institute for Information Technology, Ottawa
  • Context effects on the perception of monophthongs. Michael Kiefte, Keith R. Kluender. School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.
Concurrent Session 3. Underwater Acoustics II
John Osler & Francine Desharnais, Organizers
  • Opening Remarks: Layton Gilroy, DRDC-Atlantic, Dartmouth, Chair
  • On the use of sediment porosity as an effective geoacoustic parameter for sonar performance prediction: Much ado about nothing? John C. Osler. Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth
  • Matched beam processing for localizing an acoustic source in shallow water environments. R. Matthew S. Barlee, Michael Wilmut, Ross Chapman. School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
  • Bayesian approaches to geoacoustic inversion. Anna-Liesa S. Lapinski. School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
  • The effects of azimuthal variability on monostatic acoustic backscatter from the seabed. Darcy J. MacDougald, Paul C. Hines, John C. Osler. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick
  • Bottom scattering in the forward direction at shallow angles. Shawn A. Stewart, Paul Hines. Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth
  • Discussion
12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3 Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1: Signal Processing
Chair, David Havelock, IMS, National Research Council
  • Eliminating division operation in the NLMS algorithm. Heping Ding. National Research Council, Ottawa
  • The aggregate beamformer David I. Havelock. National Research Council, Ottawa
  • Free edge condition on porous materials. Dominic Pilon, Raymond Panneton. GAUS, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Microphone array for a telephone conference unit. Stephane Dedieu, Philippe Moquin. Mitel Networks, Kanata, Ont. (WITHDRAWN)
Concurrent Session 2: Music Perception/Cognition I
Chair, Richard Hornsby, University of New Brunswick
  • Targeting timbral recognition abilities of musical participants: When musicians hear what isn't there. Stephan Bonfield, Elzbieta B. Slawinski. University of Calgary
  • Configural processing in melody recognition. Jung-Kyong Kim, Daniel J. Levitin. Department of Psychology, McGill University
  • Acquisition of musical vernacular in children and young adults. Betty A. Bailey, Annabel J. Cohen. University of Prince Edward Island
  • Acquisition of musical vernacular in children and young adults: role of lyrics. Linda MacDonald, Annabel J. Cohen. University of Prince Edward Island
  • The effects of familiarity of the language of lyrics of background music on a word memory task. Shawn King. Dept. of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island
  • The problematic pertinence of the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: language and music cognition. Patricia Balcom, Friedemann Sallis. Département d'anglais, Faculté des arts et sciences socials, Université de Moncton
Concurrent Session 3: Noise II: Computational Methods
Noureddine Atalla, GAUS, Université de Sherbrooke, Qu, Organizer
Chair, Cliff Faszer, Faszer Farquharson & Associates Ltd., Calgary
  • Finite element modeling of acoustical silencers. Steve Bilawchuk, Ken Fyfe. 4-9 Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
  • A method for the inverse characterization of poroelastic mechanical properties. Luc Jaouen, Noureddine Atalla, Bruno Brouard. GAUS, Dep. Génie Mécanique, Université de Sherbrooke, QU
  • Modelling of machinery vibration isolation systems. David Stredulinsky, Jeff Szabo, Lei Jiang, Michael Polack & Michael W. Chernuka. Defence R&D Canada, DRDC Atlantic, Dartmouth
  • Numerical characterization of nonlinear stiffness properties of pre-stressed vibration isolation mounts. Lei Jiang, David Stredulinsky, Jeff Szabo & Michael W. Chernuka. Martec Limited, Halifax
  • Vibro-acoustic behavior of multilayer orthotropic panels. Sebastian Ghinet, Noureddine Atalla. Department of Mechanical Engineering Université de Sherbrooke
  • Comparison of experimental and modeled insertion loss of a complex multi-chamber muffler. Colin Novak, Helen Ule, Ramani Ramakrishnan & Robert Gaspar. Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, Windsor
  • A fully hierarchical finite element model for solving coupled elasto-poro-acoustic problems. Christian Langlois, Noureddine Atalla. GAUS, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Université de Sherbrooke
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Exhibit area
Nutrition Break sponsored by Bruel & Kjaer / Last opportunity to visit Exhibits
NOTE Friday presenters Meet with chairs and AV technicians at 3:30 or 5:15 (check schedule)
3:50 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CAA/ACA Annual General Meeting
6:15 p. m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception - Cash bar
7:00 p. m. - 10:15 p.m. Banquet / Awards / Musical Entertainment

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Friday, October 11, 2002

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Introduction: Dr. Tony Brammar, National Research Council IMS
Keynote Address: The audio industry: The state of our science and art
Dr. Floyd Toole, Harman International
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Nutrition Break sponsored by Owens Corning
10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 3 Concurrent Sessions +
Concurrent Session 1. Architectural Acoustics II: Invited Session on Classroom Acoustics
John Bradley, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council, Ottawa Organizer and chair
  • Chairman’s Introduction. J. S. Bradley
  • Classroom acoustics for acceptable speech recognition: A review. J.S. Bradley. Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council, Ottawa
  • An easy to use model to aid in the acoustic design of classrooms. R.D. Godfrey. Owens Corning, Granville, Ohio
  • Effect of early reflections on difficulty of listening to speech in noise and reverberation. Hiroshi Sato, John S. Bradley, Masayuki Morimoto. Institute for Research in Construction-NRC, Ottawa
  • Listening in rooms: Does the age of the listener or what they are listening to matter? Prudence Allen. University of Western Ontario, National Centre for Audiology, Elborn College
  • Noise reduction in early childhood centres Cheryl M. Perry. HEAR : Hearing Education Auditory Resources, Dept. of Education, Charlottetown
  • Subjective measures to evaluate speech intelligibility, quality and difficulty in rooms for young and elderly listeners. Hiroshi Sato. Institute for Research in Construction, NRC, Ottawa
Concurrent Session 2: Music Perception / Cognition II
Ann Greyborn, Interactive Multimedia Program, Holland College, Prince Edward Island, Chair
  • Absolute pitch and categorical perception. Daniel J. Levitin. Department of Psychology McGill University
  • Are musicians listening to sounds in a different way than non-musicians? Elzbieta B. Slawinski, Kim Goddard, Stephan Bonfield. University of Calgary
  • Extracting acoustical, gestural and perceptual information from recorded guitar tones. Caroline Traube. Music Technology Area, Faculty of Music, McGill University
  • Acoustic parameters as cues to judgments of happy and sad emotions in music. Michael E. Lantz, Lola L. Cuddy. Department of Psychology, Queen's University
  • Effect of microphone position on voice quality. John Klepko. Faculty of Music, McGill University
  • Response of miniature condenser microphones to vibration. A.J. Brammer. Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa
  • Program Announcement: Communication, culture and information technology (CCIT) University of Toronto and Sheridan College. William Forde Thompson, CCIT, University of Toronto, Mississauga.
Concurrent Session 3: Environmental Noise
Dave Brennan, Martec Limited, Halifax, Chair
  • Comparison of current low frequency noise assessment guidelines and their use in environmental noise impact assessment Darron Chin-Quee, Scott Penton. Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin, Inc, Guelph
  • The effect of meteorology and terrain on noise propagation - comparison of three modelling methodologies. Scott Penton. Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin, Inc, Guelph
  • Sound travel time fluctuations caused by atmospheric gravity waves. Igor P. Chunchuzov. Ottawa ((WITHDRAWN)
  • Evaluation of wind turbine noise David DeGagne, Anita Lewis, Chris May. Alberta Energy and Utilities Board
Concurrent Session 4: Careers in Acoustics, the Science of Sound (in planning).
Session for high school students in Prince Edward Island sponsored by PEI Science and Technology Awareness STAS
12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH / Student Conference Presentation Awards Ceremony
Student awards announcement
Karen Fraser, Fraser Consulting Company,Oakville
Closing Remarks

Post-Convention Activities,
Friday Afternoon, Oct. 11

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tour: Confederation Bridge / Gateway Village (there will be a transportation fee of $15 - $20, depending on numbers interested). Sign up at the meeting.
Seminar/ Workshop on the Humdrum Toolkit for music analysis Bret Arden, Ohio State University (to take place at UPEI campus, for hands-on computer access).
Please contact to indicate interest (the session will not go ahead without sufficient numbers shown).
Go here for further information.

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Many individuals and institutions contributed to the strength of this program. In particular, the support of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Atlantic are acknowledged. Exhibitors and sponsors are also thanked for their support.

Contact for Further Information

Annabel Cohen, Ph. D., UPEI
Convener & Technical Program Co-chair
(902) 628-4325
FAX (902) 628-4359
Dave Stredulinsky, Ph. D., DRDC Atlantic
Technical Program Co-chair & Web-master
(902) 426-3100 x352
FAX (902) 426-9654

Information for Presenters, Session Chairs and Audiovisual Technicians

Length of Presentation: A maximum time of 20 minutes will be allotted for each oral presentation. It is intended that each presentation be approximately 15 minutes in length followed by a few minutes for questions from the audience. (Exceptions to this are the plenary and keynote presentations Wednesday and Friday morning; and Thursday’s plenary talks of approximately 12 min each).

Audiovisual requirements: If you did not submit information about your audiovisual requests on the abstract form, please submit this abstract and audiovisual information using the web-site abstract form as soon as possible.

For those using powerpoint, or Corel presentations or similar presenatiaon program, it is preferable if you can bring your own laptop. For speakers from the same laboratory in the same session, it is preferable if all presentations from the lab are placed on the same computer, if the presentations are consecutive.

Audiovisual Organizational meetings of Presenters with Session Chairs and Technician: In order to facilitate smooth transitions between papers, presenters are asked to meet with their session chairs the day before their presentation at a time to be specified (e.g., at the end of the day's technical session or prior to a reception) in the room for their session. An audiovisual technical assistant will be on hand to review equipment needs and to solve problems in advance of the day of presentation. For those presenting Wednesday, this organizational meeting will take place at the Tuesday evening registration/ reception for those presenters arriving Tuesday, and will continue during the coffee break on W ednesday morning for those arriving W ednesday. See the following table for complete information.

Audiovisual Organizational meetings of Presenters with Session Chairs and Technician
Session in Technical Program Chair of Session Audiovisual
Meeting Time
Go to: Technician
(to follow)
Keynote 1: Harold Merklinger Dave Stredulinsky Tuesday
8:00 pm
then Elfin Pekeha
Shawn King
Architectural Acoustics
Building Acoustics
Wed. 10:20 - 12:20
Bill Gastmeir Tuesday
8:15 pm
then Elfin Pekeha
Shawn King
Animal Bioacoustics
Wed 10:20 - 12:20
Cathy Ryan Tuesday
8:15 pm
then Gulnare
Eric Leclair
Underwater Acoustics I
Wed 10:20 - 12:20
John Osler Tuesday
8:15 pm
then Valient
Robert Drew
Noise Control I
Wed. 1:45
Dave Stredulinsky Tuesday
8:45 pm
Eric Leclair
Psychological Acoustics
Wed. 1:45
Elzbieta Slawinski Tuesday
8:45 pm
then Gulnare
Shawn King
Acoustical Standards
Wed. 1:45
Cameron Sherry
(Alberto Behar)
8:45 pm
then Elfin Pekeha
Robert Drew
Plenary: Multidisciplinary CFI
Thurs. 8:30 am
Annabel Cohen Wed. 3:10 outside
Shawn King
Hearing Conservation
Thurs. 10:20 am
Patricia Ellis Wed. 5:15 Gulnare Shawn King
Speech Sciences
Thurs. 10:20 a.m.
Doug O'Shaugnessey Wed. 5:15 Valient Eric Leclair
Underwater Acoustics
Thurs. 10:20 a.m.
Layton Gilroy Wed. 5:15 Elfin/Pekeha Robert Drew
Signal Processing
Thursday 1:30
David Havelock Wed. 5:35 Gulnare Eric Leclair
Music Perception Cognition I
Thursday 1:30
Richard Hornsby Wed. 5:35 Valient Shawn King
Noise Control II
Thursday 1:30
Cliff Faszer Wed. 5:35 Elfin/Pekeha Robert Drew
Keynote 2: Floyd Toole
Friday 9:00 a.m.
Tony Brammer Thurs 3:50 or 5:40 Elfin/Pekeha Shawn King
Arch. Acoust. II. Classroom Ac.
Friday 10:20 a.m.
John Bradley Thurs. 3:30 Elfin/Pekeha Robert Drew
Music Perception / Cognition II
Friday 10:20 a.m.
Annabel Cohen Thurs. 5:15 Valient Shawn King
Environmental Noise
Friday 10:20 a.m.
Dave Brennan Thurs. 3:30 Gulnare Eric Leclair

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