50° AIA National Congress
Taormina 29-31 May 2024

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The 50th National Conference of the Acoustical Society of Italy is organized with the collaboration of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Informatics Engineering (DIEEI) of the University of Catania and the Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes of the CNR. The conference will address the most current issues in the sectors of analysis and control of environmental noise, acoustic quality in buildings and work environments, also considering the most recent developments in the regulatory field and in all other more advanced sectors of acoustic research physical, environmental, architectural, musical and metrological.

The different sessions will be divided into invited talks, oral communications and posters, presented in parallel sessions. Particular attention will be paid to combining the usual topics of interest of the conference with new topics of interest in the field of ecology and environmental sustainability.

For the entire Conference, specific recognition of CFP training credits for Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Industrial Experts will be requested. Furthermore, two seminar will be held  one on Wednesday 29 May (morning) and the other on Friday 31 May (afternoon).

An exhibition of instruments, materials and components for acoustics and noise control will be set up at the conference venue.

DEADLINES

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31st March 2024

Papers Submission

10 th April 2024

Notification of Acceptance of Papers

30 th April 2024

Deadline for Early Registration

29-31 may 2024

50° AIA National Congress

REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED

QUOTE ISCRIZIONE

The registration fee includes participation in the Conference, conference material, coffee breaks, working lunches, the events on Wednesday 29 May and the social dinner. The registration fee includes sending a maximum of 3 contributions per member.

PAYMENT BY April 30, 2024
– €300.00 for AIA members (not subject to VAT)
– €300.00+VAT 22% = €366.00 for Affiliated Institutional Supporters*
– €400.00+VAT 22% = €488.00 for non-AIA members

PAYMENT AFTER April 30, 2024
– €350.00 for AIA members (not subject to VAT)
– €350.00+VAT 22% = €427.00 for Institutional Supporters and Affiliates*
– €450.00+VAT 22% = €610.00 for non-AIA members

PAYMENT DURING THE CONFERENCE
– €400.00 for AIA members (not subject to VAT)
– €400.00+VAT 22% = €488.00 for Affiliated Members*
– €500.00+VAT 22% = €610.00 for non-AIA members

* AFFILIATES: are the members of the scientific associations affiliated with
AIA (AES Italy – AiCARR – AIDII – IBPSA ITALIA- SIAF- SIE)
and are entitled to registration with the fees reserved for AIA members plus VAT.

JUNIOR AND SENIOR MEMBERS: AIA Junior and Senior Members are entitled to a 40% discount on the registration fee depending on the payment date.

NEWLY REGISTERED IN THE AIA: Those who register in the AIA for the first time in 2024 are entitled to a special reduction of €50.00 on the registration fee for the Conference depending on the payment date (not cumulative with other discounts or reductions ).

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORTERS – MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS: For Institutions or Companies that are AIA Institutional Supporters and that participate with multiple employees, a discount will be applied to the registration fee based on the number of participants, upon issuing a single invoice:
>= 3 PAX, 20% discount
>= 6 PAX, 25% discount
>= 9 PAX, 30% discount
>= 12 PAX, 35% discount
The discounts will be applied automatically during the registration process. This discount is not applicable with other discounts.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations sent to segreteria@acustica-aia.it by 21.05, 50% of the amount paid will be refunded. After this date it will not be possible to refund the amount paid.

TEXT OF THE SCIENTIFIC MEMORIES

The text of accepted scientific papers must be produced in the form of an extended summary of a maximum length of two pages. This paper will be included in the conference proceedings (which will be published exclusively online and which will have its own ISBN for indexing in bibliographic databases).

We recommend that you carefully follow the instructions in the template and do not make any changes to the structure (layout, font size, etc.).

The memoirs must be saved in unprotected PDF format and uploaded using the FORM in the Uploading Contributions section.

N.B.: texts that are excessively long or do not comply with the graphic requirements will not be published in the Conference Proceedings. No changes will be made during the editorial phase, therefore each author is responsible for verifying the conformity of their manuscripts.

In order to allow the widest dissemination of scientific contributions, the authors retain the rights to their work and assign to the AIA the right of first publication of the work, simultaneously licensed under a “Creative Commons – Attribution License” (CC-BY) , which allows others to share the work by indicating the intellectual authorship and the first publication in the proceedings of this Conference. The authors can join other non-exclusive license agreements for the distribution of the version of the published work (e.g.: depositing it in an institutional archive or publishing it in a monograph), provided they indicate that the first publication took place 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 in the proceedings of this Conference, as it can lead to productive exchanges and increase citations of the published work.

TEMPLATE FOR THE TEXT OF SCIENTIFIC MEMORIES

The extended version of the scientific papers presented at the Conference can be submitted to the Italian Journal of Acoustics for review and publication in the AIA’s online periodical. In this regard, please note that the RIA is a completely open access and peer-reviewed journal, currently being accredited by the main bibliographic indexing and citation databases. The Rivista Italiana di Acoustica provides for an anonymous review between the parties and the publication process of the works presented at the National Conference is the same as that foreseen for free contributions. Authors intending to propose an extended version of the scientific paper can register on the website of the Publisher of the Italian Journal of Acoustics and proceed with the submission of the article, specifying in the comments that it is a paper presented at the 50th AIA National Conference.

 

PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEMORIES

The complete list of scientific memoirs grouped by thematic macro-areas and the alphabetical list by author will be made available on this site. Please promptly report to the AIA SECRETARIAT any changes in the name of the author who will present the oral paper or the poster, as well as any absences. Please note that only those memoirs of which at least one author is up to date with registration for the National Conference will be published in the proceedings.

ORAL PRESENTATION

The time available for the oral presentation is 12 minutes, followed by 3 minutes for questions from the audience and for the change of speaker. Presentations must be uploaded at least one hour before the start of the session on the computer provided in the room where the session takes place. The Microsoft Powerpoint template for the presentation is available at the link below. It is recommended to represent text, graphics and figures in such a way as to ensure adequate readability and not to modify the structure of the model (logo, position of the title, etc.).

MODEL FOR ORAL PRESENTATION

POSTER PRESENTATION

The format for posters is 70×100. The posters must be installed in the appropriate spaces at the beginning of the Conference and must remain on display for the entire duration. The materials for posting the posters will be available at the secretariat, at the registration desk. The spaces assigned to the various posters will be identified with the identification code of the scientific memory, as reported in the lists cited above.

POSTER PRESENTATION TEMPLATE

To upload a scientific contribution to the 50th AIA Conference it is necessary to connect to the CNFtool platform, click on “Register” if not yet registered, otherwise log in and proceed with uploading the contribution.

To begin the procedure click here

For more details Instructions

Two seminars are planned as part of the 50th AIA Conference:

Wednesday 29 May 9.00-12.30: “Minimum Environmental Criteria and Acoustics. Design, materials, construction solutions, case studies”.
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Friday 31 May 2.00pm-5.00pm: “Forensic Acoustics Updates: Technical and legal tools for measurement, evaluation and protection from intrusive noise”.
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The request for the recognition of 3 CFP Engineers, Surveyors and Experts is underway. Self-certified architects.

REGISTRATION FEES

–Free for AIA Members, AIA Institutional Supporters and Conference Registrants

–€30.00 + VAT: for all others

Registrations are now closed

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