[MARMAM] Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics
Peter.Dobbins at sea.co.uk
Thu Oct 23 06:42:02 PDT 2008
Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics
31 March -2 April 2009, Loughborough University, UK
We will shortly be closing abstract submission for this meeting, which
will be the fifth in a series organised by the Institute of Acoustics
covering all aspects of bio-acoustics and bio-sonar. If you have not
yet submitted, we would encourage you to do so.
The purpose of the conference will be to review the present state of
this rapidly evolving subject area, to report on new developments and
to examine future trends. Equal emphasis will be given to papers
dealing with underwater, land-based and airborne studies, covering work
on the bio-acoustics of birds, bats, insects, and marine and terrestrial
mammals. Particular themes of this conference will embrace, but are not
- Biological sound production and reception mechanisms
- Performance evaluation of biological active and passive sonar systems
- Biological acoustic countermeasures and predator evasion techniques
- Physiological and behavioural impacts of anthropogenic sound
- Acoustic methods to reduce contention between animals and man
- Measurement and instrumentation systems used to study biological
- Classification and analysis techniques for biological sounds
- Bio-inspiration and bio-mimetics - applying nature's solutions to
- Fisheries acoustics and other industrial applications related to
This conference will include a large area for posters, exhibits and
stands. The aim of the poster area is to allow the informal exchange of
scientific ideas, views and information. Presenting authors will be
encouraged to make use of the poster area to further explore their
topic. Space will be available if they wish to demonstrate working
Prospective authors should submit a title and abstract (up to 1000
words) using the web site http://bioacoustics2009.lboro.ac.uk not later
than 29 October 2008, indicating whether they prefer poster or oral
presentation. Accepted abstracts will be listed on the website. Lead
authors will be notified by email before 5 November 2008 and will be
given the option of submitting an extended abstract or a full paper by
24 February 2009 for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Papers
will be refereed, may be up to eight pages long, including diagrams,
and must be prepared in the correct electronic format. Following the
conference, authors of appropriate papers will be invited to prepare a
fuller version for inclusion in a special issue of Bioinspiration and
Biomimetics. Authors who wish to be considered for this publication
should limit their conference papers to four pages.
Further details of the conference, such as registration and timetable
will appear on the web site when details have been finalised.
Peter Dobbins (peter.dobbins at sea.co.uk), Paul Lepper
(p.a.lepper at lboro.ac.uk), James Flint (j.a.flint at lboro.ac.uk), Simon
Dible (s.a.dibble at lboro.ac.uk, Ed Harland (ejharland at chesilbeach.org),
Chris Capus (c.capus at hw.ac.uk), Steve Robinson
(stephen.robinson at npl.co.uk) and Linda Canty (linda.canty at ioa.org.uk)
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