47th AIA National Conference online


With the Sponsorship:



With the contribution of AIA Sponsors 2021:   

The 47th National Conference of the Acoustic Society of Italy (AIA) will be held online in the last week of May 2021.

The Conference will address the most current issues in the areas of analysis and control of environmental noise, acoustic quality in construction and work environments, also considering the most recent developments in the regulatory field and in all the other more advanced sectors of physical, environmental, architectural, musical and metrological acoustic research.

The different sessions will take place on the AIA webinar platform.

At the end of the Conference, online professional updating courses will be held for Competent Acoustics Technicians, for which the request for accreditation is in progress.

The Conference will not have a physical location and will propose a structure and a program specifically designed for online communication, also with the contribution of suggestions and requests made by AIA Members.


18 April 2021: Papers submission

26 April 2021: Papers acceptance notification

03 May 2021: Early bird subscription

24-28 May 2021: 47° AIA National Conference online


Conference registration fees:

• € 50.00 for AIA Members (not subject to VAT);

• € 50.00 + VAT 22% = € 61.00 for Institutional Supporters and Affiliated Parties *;

• € 100.00 + VAT 22% = € 122.00 for non-AIA members.

ONLY those registered for the conference will also be able to register for the online professional updating courses for technicians competent in Acoustics, scheduled at the end of the conference.

Participation in each course requires the payment of a contribution for the costs relating to the issuance of credits.


*) AGREEMENTS: they are the Members of the scientific associations affiliated with AIA (AES - AiCARR - AIDI - AIDII - IBPSA ITALIA- SIE - SIML) and are entitled to enrollment with the shares reserved for AIA associated Members plus VAT.

JUNIOR AND SENIOR MEMBERS: AIA Junior and Senior Members are entitled to a 50% discount for the registration fee for the online National Conference (courses are excluded).

NEWLY ENROLLED IN THE AIA: Those who enroll in the AIA for the first time in 2021 are allowed FREE access to the National Conference online (courses are excluded).

FACILITIES: For AIA Members, in compliance with the registration fees for the years 2020 and 2021, who will present scientific papers at the 47th National Conference, a discount voucher equal to the amount of the registration fee to be used in 2022 is expected for registration to the 48th AIA National Convention.


Registration for TCA Courses will initially open only for AIA Members and its Institutional Supporters (limited to 1 registration per course) and only after 48 hours, registration will be open to all:

- 21 April at 10.00 am registration for AIA Members and AIA Institutional Supporters

- 23 April 10.00 am registration open to all

We remind you that for each TCA Course the maximum number of places available is 50. For those who register by selecting "bank transfer" as a payment method, it is essential to send the payment accountant to the secretariat within 24 hours, otherwise the registration will be canceled.

Given the limited number of places available, we suggest all those interested in participating to promptly register.

Contribution fee for each professional refresher course for TCA:

- € 20.00 for AIA Members (not subject to VAT);

- € 20.00 + VAT 22% = € 24.40 for Institutional Supporters and Affiliates *;

- € 40.00 + VAT 22% = € 48.80 for non-AIA members.

ONLY those registered for the conference will also be able to register for the online professional updating courses for technicians competent in Acoustics, scheduled at the end of the conference.

For more information write to segreteria@acustica-aia.it


The text of accepted scientific papers must be produced in the form of an extended abstract of a maximum length of two pages. This document will be included in the conference proceedings (which will be published exclusively online and which will have their own ISBN for indexing in bibliographic databases). The Microsoft Word template for the text of the scientific papers is available at this LINK.

It is recommended to strictly follow the instructions given in the model and not to make any changes to the structure (pagination, font size, etc.). The papers must be saved in unprotected PDF format and loaded using the FORM in the Papers Submission section.

N.B .: texts too long or not following the graphic prescriptions will not be published in the Conference Proceedings. No changes will be made in the editorial phase, therefore each author is responsible for verifying the conformity of the manuscripts.

In order to allow the widest dissemination of scientific contributions, the authors maintain the rights to their work and assign to AIA the right of first publication of the work, simultaneously licensed under a "Creative Commons License - Attribution" (CC-BY) , which allows others to share the work by indicating intellectual authorship and the first publication on the proceedings of this conference. Authors can adhere to other non-exclusive license agreements for the distribution of the version of the published work (e.g. deposit it in an institutional archive or publish it in a monograph), provided that the first publication was made on the documents of this Conference. Authors can disseminate their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the publication process on the proceedings of this conference, since it can lead to productive exchanges and increase citations of the published work.


The extended version of the scientific papers presented at the conference can be submitted to the RIA (Italian Journal of Acoustics) for review and publication. It should be remembered that RIA is a completely open access and peer-reviewed journal, being accredited in the main indexing and bibliographic citation databases. Only manuscripts already published (or being published) in the form of an extended summary in the proceedings of the National Conference will be taken into consideration. The RIA provides for an anonymous review between the parties and the process of publication of the works presented at the National Conference is the same as that provided for free contributions. Authors wishing to propose an extended version of the scientific papers can indicate their interest by sending an email to the Editorial Board of RIA at the address ria@acustica-aia.it, indicating the ID code assigned at the time of acceptance of the manuscript. The RIA Editorial Board will contact the individual authors at the end of the conference to proceed with sending the scientific papers. The authors can however send the extended version of their scientific memory even before the Conference, using the link below and specifying in the comments that it is a memory presented at the 47th AIA National Conference.



The complete list of scientific papers grouped by thematic macro-areas and the alphabetical one by author will be made available on this site. Please promptly notify the AIA SECRETARIAT of any changes to the author's name who will present the oral memory or the poster, as well as any absence. Only the papers for which at least one author has completed the registration to the Conference will be published.




The contributions will be published in the proceedings after evaluation by the Scientific Committee and on condition that at least one author is registered at the Conference. If the registered author has to submit more than one scientific report, it is necessary to repeat the loading procedure for each work. The deadline for uploading scientific contributions is set for April 9, 2021.


We remind you that the drafting of the scientific papers for the 47th AIA National Conference must be carried out following the instructions given in the MODEL for publication in the Conference proceedings. The maximum length allowed for the text is two pages. Texts with a length exceeding this limit or not conforming to the graphic requirements will not be published in the Conference Proceedings. No changes will be made in the editorial phase, therefore each author is responsible for verifying the conformity of their manuscripts.

Friday 28 May 2021

9-12: "Acoustic climate and soundscapes during the COVID-19 epidemic"

The epidemiological emergency from COVID-19 has resulted in a unique and perhaps unrepeatable acoustic scenario.

The various measures adopted at national and local level to deal with the critical health issue have led to a drastic change in people's behavior, more or less marked depending on the seasonal period and the different phases of the day, with evident consequences on circulating vehicular traffic, on exercise of productive activities and on the use of outdoor recreational spaces.

The aim of the training seminar is to analyze the consequences that this scenario has determined on the acoustic climate and soundscapes of our territory, with particular attention to urban areas.

In particular, the data obtained in the most important international studies will be summarized and the methodologies adopted and the results achieved so far in the context of research work at national level, carried out through the collaboration between the AIA and the National System for Environmental Protection will be illustrated. 

14-17: "The role of the TCA in the design, verification and classification of the acoustic performance of buildings"

The relaunch of the private construction sector through tax incentive policies and the updating of the minimum technical requirements for public construction have highlighted a number of issues relating to meeting the noise protection requirements that require particular attention.

The aim of the training seminar is to present in an organic way the different phases of the building process in which the TCA is called to play an essential role in achieving the legal requirements and project needs. In particular, the recent innovations introduced in the technical regulations on forecasting methods for building acoustics and for the classification of the performance of real estate units will be illustrated.


The request for recognition of the two Courses as training initiatives useful for updating for Competent Acoustics Technicians is in progress, pursuant to Legislative Decree 42/17.

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