We are pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on Bio-Acoustics .
31 March -2 April 2009, Loughborough University, UK.
This meeting will be the fifth in a series organised by the Institute of Acoustics covering all aspects of bio-acoustics and bio-sonar. 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 restricted to:
- Biological sound production and reception mechanisms
- Performance evaluation of biological active and passive sonar systems
- Biological acoustic counter measures 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 sounds
- Classification and analysis techniques for biological sounds
- Bio-inspiration and bio-mimetics - applying nature's solutions to man-made systems
- Fisheries acoustics and other industrial applications related tobio-acoustics.
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 equipment.
Prospective authors should submit a title and abstract (up to 1000words) using the web site http://bioacoustics2009.lboro.ac.uk not later than 10 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 17 October 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org),
James Flint (email@example.com),
Ed Harland (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Chris Capus (email@example.com),
Steve Robinson(firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Linda Canty (email@example.com)