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Acoustics Week In Canada 2009 - Second Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,
The on-line abstract submission portal for Acoustics Week In Canada 09, the premiere Canadian acoustical event held this year in scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake October 14-16, is now active. Please submit your abstract by June 1st.


Plenary (Architectural Acoustics): John Bradley, National Research Council
Plenary (Bio-Acoustics): Michael Kolios, Department of Physics, Ryerson University
Plenary (Ecological Acoustics): Hildegard Westerkamp, Simon Fraser University
Plenary (Psychological Acoustics): John Neuhoff, Department of Psychology, College of Wooster

Planned Special Sessions:

Psychological Acoustics 
Hearing Sciences 
Sound Quality 
Acoustic Ecology
Environmental Noise 
Speech Production and Speech Disorder 
Occupational Noise Standards 
Sound Absorbing Materials 
Biomedical Acoustics 
Auditory Scene Analysis 
Architectural Acoustics 
Musical Acoustics 
Hearing Aids 
Underwater Acoustics 
Rural Noise 
Digital Signal Processing 
Noise Control 
Wavelet Acoustics 
Hearing Conservation 

Accommodation: The conference will be held at the Pillar & Post Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Pillar and Post is located in a quiet residential area, surrounded by a wonder of gardens and only a five minute walk from Niagara-on-the-Lake's main street. Originally built in the late 1800s, it was used as a canning factory in the midst of Niagara's wine and fruit region. Since 1970 it has been gradually transformed into a luxurious country inn with 122 newly redesigned guestrooms, plus ample meeting space with the latest business amenities. Participants registering with the hotel before 5 September 2009 will receive the reduced room rate of $179/night (single or double). Stay at the conference hotel to be near all activities and your colleagues, and to help make the conference a financial success, to the benefit of all CAA members.

Social Events: The conference will begin on Wednesday morning with an opening ceremony and welcome by Prof. Kendra Schank Smith, Chair, Architectural Science Department, Ryerson University. On Wednesday evening, a reception will be held for all delegates, followed by a Soundscape Walk along the village's main street as well as a musical listening (and feeling) experience featuring the Emoti-chair.

Paper Submission: Please note that the participation of students is strongly encouraged and will be supported through travel and presentation awards.

 *   Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2009;
 *   Proceedings (2-pages) Deadline: July 15, 2009.
 *   Early Registration Deadline: September 15, 2009

Conference Chair: Ramani Ramakrishnan, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Technical Chair: Frank Russo, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
Asst. Technical Chair: Ben Dyson, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
Local Chair: Moustafa Osman