Waiting for Matera…2022 edition

Waiting the 48th AIA National Convention, the Acoustical Society of Italy is proposing “Waiting for Matera …” the cycle of free educational seminars, in webinar mode that have attracted a lot of interest in previous editions.

The program includes 5 events that will be held, as always on some Fridays of each month during the lunch break, from 1.30 to 2.30 p.m. with the exception of the meeting on Thursday 7 April scheduled from 6.00 to 7.00. p.m.

The speakers will mainly be young researchers and professionals, experts in acoustics and in other disciplines related to the study of sound. We will start by talking about “Railway noise: from assessment to mitigation methods” on Friday 11 March, followed by the meeting on Friday 25 March which will deal with the topic of “New national legislation on the identification and management of quiet areas”. The appointment on 7 April (the only one on Thursdays from 6.00 to 7.00 p.m.) will concern “Innovative numerical methods for acoustics: from optimization techniques to the challenges of artificial intelligence.” In the fourth meeting scheduled for April 29 “Immersion: sound, matter and space” we will analyze the interaction of sound with the acoustic characteristics of the exhibition space, materials etc and the scientific validity of the works of some artists. The webinar on “Aeronautical and airport noise” ends on Friday 13 May.

Free events for AIA Members and Non-Members. The issue of professional training credits is not envisaged.

With the contribution of AIA 2022 Gold Supporters: Aesse Ambiente, HeadAcoustics, Saint-Gobain, Spectra and Svantek.

Friday 11 March 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m.

Webinar on
Railway noise: from evaluation to mitigation methods

Chairman Massimo Garai

With the contribution of  AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

Trains are one of the most popular means of transport, both for people and for goods. The Italian railway network, increasingly extended to quickly reach the most populated and active areas, inevitably crosses populated areas and therefore the problem arises of containing the noise emissions of this essential means of transport on the territory. Railway noise has many components: the wheel-rail interaction causes vibrations of metal bodies which then emit sound, the brakes screech, the bodywork of freight trains often vibrates excessively, high-speed trains generate aerodynamic noise, etc. It is therefore essential to implement a range of different techniques to effectively mitigate railway noise. Action at the source is a priority, acting on the vehicles that run along the tracks right from the design and prototyping stages to have increasingly silent trains without sacrificing comfort and safety. Here, technology has made significant progress. There are also various actions that can be implemented on the infrastructure itself, from dampers that dampen the vibrations of the rails to acoustic barriers, which must be designed in compliance with the impact on the landscape and with adequate and sustainable materials. The infrastructure project must therefore be accompanied by accurate acoustic impact assessments that provide for adequate anti-noise measures, which will then be evaluated both in the testing phase and over time with constant monitoring of emissions into the surrounding area.

Speakers

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Antonella Castellana, Vibro-Acoustic Engineer at ALSTOM Ferroviaria in Savigliano (CN), where he deals with the management and mitigation of the noise of the trains that are designed and produced here: from the noise emitted by the train to the environment, to the comfort of passengers during the journey. In 2018 he obtained the title of PhD with a thesis in Metrology on the study of acoustic parameters that describe vocal health and on the correlation of these with the descriptive parameters of the acoustics of the rooms. The research carried out at the Politecnico di Torino includes 7 scientific articles published in international journals. The doctoral thesis was awarded by the Italian Acoustics Association in 2019. Further experiences in the international field have allowed Antonella to expand her skills in the acoustic field, such as the collaboration with the CEMEX Research Laboratory in Switzerland, where she carried out research on the transmission of vibrations in reinforced concrete structures. Antonella is a member of the Italian Acoustics Association and is registered in the National Register of Competent Acoustics Technicians (ENTECA).

Alfredo Corvaja,  Educational and professional qualifications: 2018 – Registered National List of Competent Acoustics Technicians No.7280 already in the list of Competent Technicians in Environmental Acoustics of the Lazio Region no.606; 2003 – Enrolled in the Order of Engineers of the Province of Rome N.23542 in section A sectors: Civil, environmental, Industrial, information; 2002 – Achievement of the qualification to exercise the profession of Engineer; 2001 – Degree in Engineering for the Environment and Territory, at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Work experience: May 2003 – ongoing – Italferr S.p.A. – Coordinator of the Acoustic and Vibrational Studies Sector of the S.O. ENVIRONMENT; – EIA verification and control within the preliminary project “Oman National Railway Project” as Environmental Expert and Expert in Noise and Vibration; – Coordinator of the Acoustic and Vibrational Monitoring group and responsible for the sound level instrumentation for the execution of Noise measurements in the context of the Pre, Course and Post Operam Environmental Monitoring of the railway sections and acoustic characterization of the railway sources for the drafting of acoustic projects noise reduction of the railway network. February 2003 – June 2003 – C.N.R. From Rome; July 2002 – December 2002 – Faculty of Engineering, “La Sapienza” University of Rome; July 2001 – June 2002 – A.N.A.S. S.p.A

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Simone Relandini, Environmental engineer, PhD in Environmental Technical Physics. 2000-2003 – Researcher at ENEA: research activity in the field of road and airport noise pollution, development of models and software. 2003-2018 – Environmental designer at Italferr: acoustic studies and design of mitigation works for new railway lines; coordination of acoustic monitoring and modeling activities; participation in technical discussions with local authorities, CSLLPP, MATTM, MIT 2018-present – Environment designer at RFI: Support and specialist technical assistance for the areas of competence, with particular reference to noise and vibration pollution; Elaboration, updating and monitoring of the implementation of RFI’s National Noise Abatement Plan and the Action Plan pursuant to Legislative Decree 194/2005 and subsequent amendments; Supervision of the national and international legislation of the sector in the technical tables and in the working groups, national and international, for the issues of noise and vibrations; Support to the Legal Department and external law firms in the context of disputes relating to noise and vibrations; Support to the Manager in research and experimentation and in the development of fixed and mobile diagnostic systems in the sector of competence.

Friday 25 March 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m.

Webinar on
The new national legislation on the identification and management of quiet areas

Chairman Francesco Asdrubali

With the contribution of     AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

Brochure  Aesse Ambiente.

The legislative decree 17 February 2017, n. 42, with article 3, paragraph 1, letter g), amended article 4 of the legislative decree of 19 August 2005, n. 194 of transposition of Directive 2002/49 / EC on the management of environmental noise by inserting paragraph 10-bis, which provides that “by decree of the Ministry of the environment and the protection of the territory and the sea, adopted on the proposal of the Higher Institute for environmental protection and research (ISPRA), the methods for identifying and managing the quiet areas of an agglomeration and quiet areas in the open countryside are established “, defined by the same legislative decree 19 August 2005, n. 194, article 2. The decree must establish the identification criteria and management methods relating to the silent areas of an agglomeration and to the silent areas in the open countryside, such as areas of public use or in any case accessible to the public, existing or subject to acoustic planning, in order to avoid or reduce the harmful effects of exposure to environmental noise, as well as to avoid noise increases, and to pursue and maintain the acoustic quality of the environment when it is good. To follow up on these obligations, ISPRA, with the precious coordination of the late Rosalba Silvaggio, has started a technical table for the discussion and definition of the legislative proposal. In addition to representatives of ISPRA and MiTE, delegates from the CNR, ANCI, regional agencies for environmental protection and universities took part in this table. The work of the table, which lasted almost two years, produced a legislative proposal that ISPRA sent to the MiTE, and which today is close to publication and entry into force. The decree is structured in eight articles, which govern general content and include mandatory requirements, and in Annex A, “Methods for identifying and managing the quiet areas of an agglomeration and quiet areas in the open countryside” , which describes the criteria for identifying and managing the areas, some of which constitute obligations to be complied with, while others are to be considered as indications to be applied optionally.

Speakers

Francesco Borchi  graduated in Environmental and Territory Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence, in the academic year 1997-98, with a thesis entitled: “Spatial distribution of environmental noise in the Municipality of Sesto Fiorentino: separation of contributions relating to rail and air traffic “. He has been a PhD since 2002 with a doctoral thesis entitled “Development of an acoustic climate management system in an urban environment”. Since 2002 he has continued his university career, winning numerous scholarships and research grants activated by the University of Florence on issues relating to environmental and industrial acoustics, noise monitoring systems and the study of techniques and systems for active noise control. He is the author of over 80 publications on topics of interest in journals and proceedings of national and international conferences. He has been working professionally in the field of acoustics since 1999 and has been a competent technician in environmental acoustics since 2001. Since 2011 he has held the role of Technical Director within the company Vie en.ro.se. Ingegneria S.r.l. coordinating a group of designers and directly carrying out acoustic design assignments in both civil and environmental fields, impact assessments and acoustic climate, preparation of acoustic mapping and action plans (ref. Legislative Decree 194/2005), Municipal Classification Plans Acoustics, Noise Reduction Plans at company, municipal and transport infrastructure level.

Anna Callegari, Graduated with honors in Physics at the University of Milan, Competent Technician in Acoustics, she has been a manager in Arpae Emilia-Romagna since its establishment in 1996. Over the years, she has dealt with atmospheric pollution, waste, electromagnetic fields and, in particular, of noise; in the period 2019-2021 he held the position of Head of Regional Thematic Noise Presidium, with the task of overseeing the specific theme on a regional scale, also in support of the Emilia-Romagna Region, to promote the dissemination of knowledge within the Arpae network for a homogeneous application of the legislation, as well as to ensure technical-specialist support to the territorial structures, in the most complex cases. He has been part of various work groups of the Agency System in the field of noise; he has participated, as a teacher, in many training initiatives and, as a speaker, in numerous conferences and seminars on environmental acoustics. Currently, within the Agency, he holds the role of Manager in charge of the Authorization and Concessions Service of Piacenza.

Francesco D’Alessandro, ldegree cum laude in Engineering for the Environment and Territory at the University of Perugia, PhD in Technical Physics at the University of Rome Sapienza, he was a researcher at the University of Perugia concentrating his activity mainly in the fields of environmental and building acoustics. Since 2018 he has been a technologist at the CNR – Institute for Atmospheric Pollution and works at the Ministry of Ecological Transition, where he provides technical support to the Directorate General responsible for noise pollution. Partner of Metexis s.r.l., a company specializing in environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, acoustics and plant engineering. Expert technician in acoustics, he has been a teacher in numerous courses for qualification and professional updating. Author of over 60 publications in journals and international congress proceedings, he is a member of the Commission for the protection of noise pollution established pursuant to Article 8 of Legislative Decree 42/2017 and participates in numerous ministerial working groups, including the national technical coordination table relating to the discipline of technicians competent in acoustics.

Thursday 7 April 2022 6.00-7.00 p.m. 

Webinar on
Innovative numerical methods for acoustics: from optimization techniques to the challenges of artificial intelligence

Chairman Francesco Martellotta

With the contribution of     AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

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The availability of increasingly powerful calculation tools and the ability to accumulate information of all kinds (the so-called “big data”), capable of powering artificial intelligences, represents, also for acoustics, an unparalleled opportunity for applications up to a few years ago unthinkable or, more simply, entrusted to the more limited processing capacities of human beings. The webinar aims to offer participants a look at some of the potential that these technologies offer to acoustics, ranging from optimization algorithms aimed at acoustic design of more comfortable environments in which multiple aspects are simultaneously improved, up to the applications of the “machine learning “in which, both through” supervised “applications (in which the system is trained by humans) and, increasingly, through” unsupervised “applications, it becomes possible to easily identify the different sound sources present in an environment, finishing of the confined space, up to the identification of the characteristics of the seabed or the recognition of human emotions from the analysis of speech. The young speakers involved in the webinar will bring testimonials from their research activities on these compelling topics.

Speakers

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Domenico De Salvio, is a PhD student in Applied Acoustics at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna. His research activities range from architectural acoustics, in particular the acoustics of teaching and work spaces, to the applications of advanced statistical methods, machine and deep learning for the separation of coexisting sound sources.

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Henrry Gunawan is a MS student at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of University of California, San Diego. Henrry’s interests are in Signal Processing and Machine Learning, specifically to the application of room acoustics such as estimating and tracking sound sources.

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Angelo Lombardo, he graduated in Architecture, Construction and City at the Polytechnic of Turin with a thesis in Applied Acoustics. The paper, entitled “Classroom acoustics design: algorithms to optimize typology, extension and position of acoustic materials to improve teaching-learning activities” is focused on the study of the applicability of multi-objective optimization techniques to improve classroom acoustics school, and earned him the important recognition of ASA, The Acoustical Society of America, the Newman Award Medal 2019. After graduation, he continued to be interested in and deepen the aspects of both architectural and environmental acoustics as a collaborator at a professional studio in Turin and research fellow at the Polytechnic of Turin. He is the author and co-author of several scientific contributions published nationally and internationally. He is currently involved in conducting acoustic and vibrational studies, within the Operating Environment Structure of Italferr SpA, an engineering company of the FS Italiane Group.

Friday 29 April 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m.

Webinar on
Immersion: sound, matter and space

Chairman Louena Shtrepi

With the contribution of    AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

Our interaction with the multidimensionality of the space in which we live leads us to use our senses as a tool to continually investigate the changing perception of ourselves. Immersed in a world of sounds and in search of silence, we try to give answers to sensations with objective measures. The speakers involved in this webinar will help us to change our point of view and listening by presenting sound as a multifaceted exploratory tool. In their artistic works they have had various attentions on the interaction of sound with the spatial and material acoustic characteristics of the exhibition places, experimenting on the border between the measurable and scientifically describable and what can only be perceived and sung poetically.

Speakers/Artists

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ALMARE (Amos Cappuccio, Gabriele Rendina Cattani) is a collective whose research is dedicated to languages that use sound as a means of expression, to the different declinations of the notion of listening and their potential as tools for reading social dynamics. ALMARE works between artistic and curatorial practices, through writing, collective research, sound and music production.

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Francesco Giannico, electroacoustic musician, he also deals with video art and web design; Francesco Giannico, 1979, graduated in Musicology and Musical Heritage at the University of Lecce, with a thesis in History of Music for Film. In 2010 he founded AIPS, the Italian archive of Sound Landscapes together with other Italian sound artists, placing the attention of contemporary electroacoustic productions on the concept of soundscape. In 2013 with A.Ballerini he will found the independent label Oak Editions. In 2020 together with Giulio Aldinucci, Emanuele Errante, Enrico Coniglio, Anacleto Vitolo gives life to Zeugma for the promotion of Italian sound artists. In recent years, his attention has been divided between live shows and workshops, training sessions aimed at all age groups with the aim of disseminating the concept of soundscape and everything that revolves around it, primarily sound experimentation. In recent years he has exhibited or exhibited his installations at: LUISS HUB – MIlano, Espronceda Barcelona, ​​Casa Futura Pietra, SOUNDFJORD – London with AIPS Collective (Postcards from Italy) // MACRO MUSEUM in Rome (‘Sleephonia’ with A. Ballerini) // FONDAZIONE CERERE (‘Chronicles’ with A.Ballerini) // MADRID MUESTRARTE EXPOSICION COLLECTIVA (‘Locus Solus’ project with Nicola Colonna) // MAXXI MUSEUM in Rome // RAI RADIO 3 LIVE // BERLIN MADAME CLAUDE // ROME – MLAC – Laboratory Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapienza University, CINEPORTO Bari Apulia Film Commission.

Alfredo Pirri, lives and works in Rome. His work on the border between painting and sculpture, architecture and installation has attracted the attention of the international public since the mid-eighties. Matter, volume, color and space are the main tools of his poetics. The originality of his work lies in the use of painting as a vehicle of light and light as an architectural and spatial element. The space becomes a landscape inhabited by plastic sculptures in which the pictorial surface creates the presence of light and shadows. Alfredo Pirri’s art creates a harmonious comparison with architecture and constantly tends to create an archetypal place, a habitable space and at the same time a place for a public function. “In all these years my interest in space has remained predominant to the point of touching architecture. It is a political interest, understood as an attempt to show something necessary for survival itself, a kind of battle in favor of existence “. Alfredo Pirri has exhibited his works in numerous national and international exhibitions, including: Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Altemps, Rome (2018); MACRO, Rome (2017); Museo Novecento, Florence (2015); London Design Festival (2015); National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (2013), where his installation Passi is permanently integrated into the museum space; Palazzo Te, Mantua (2013) and Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground Konjic in Bosnia Herzegovina (2013), where his installation Passi is on permanent display; Reggio Calabria National Archaeological Museum, with the permanent work Piazza (2011); Pescheria Visual Arts Center, Pesaro (2007); Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2006); Biennial of Havana (2001); French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici (2000); MoMa PS1, New York (1999); Walter Gropius Bau, Berlin (1992); Venice Biennale of Art (1988).

Polisonum (Filippo Lilli, Donato Loforese) is an artistic research collective that uses sound as a method and investigation device to explore the metamorphosis in the places of history and contemporaneity, in landscapes and geographies. Polisonum stands out for its research aimed at listening to and interpreting the places in which it operates, natural or belonging to the existing building, through installations that translate into the restitution of sound traces, identifying of a distant time or hardly perceptible in the space in which they live today. Thanks to his character that weaves together several disciplines – from sound engineering to visual arts, from performance to digital, often crossing contemporary sound experimentation with musical tradition – he builds projects that are nourished by profound research and which are returned through immediacy of listening, reaching a tension between the emotional and cognitive spheres. In 2016 he received the Best Unpublished Work Award during The Others Art Fair, for the design display “Sound Detection 01”. He collaborates with La Sapienza University of Rome Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering on the Green Network Project, destined for the Biennial of Public Space. Participates as an independent project in The Others Art Fair, ArtVerona and SetUp Contemporary Art Fair. In 2018 he created the site-specific sound work “Mouvement” on the occasion of the SetUp Contemporary Art Fair in Palazzo Pallavicini, Bologna. Participate in the Digitalive section of Romaeuropa Festival 2018 with the performance “Materia Lumina”. Receives the “Utopia” Special Prize of the Talent Prize 2018 for the installation work Doppelkonzert. In 2019 he made the sound work Passi 13 ’36″ in a limited edition of 30 vinyl copies in collaboration with Alfredo Pirri and produced by Studio Bibliografico Marini, Rome. In 2020 he exhibits the work Doppelkonzert in the Project Room of the collective exhibition Bulk at the Alessio Moitre Gallery in Turin. He creates the site-specific work “My persistent quest for Bolero” for the Volume Foundation in Rome as part of the Perceptions cycle of research on the relationship between art and neuroscience.

Friday 13 May 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m. 

Webinar on
Aircraft and airport noise

Chairman  Marco Masoero

Il webinar è realizzato con il contributo di  Sostenitore Oro AIA 2022.

The assessment and containment of airborne and airport noise represent a particularly demanding scientific and technological challenge; the significant growth trend of air traffic in recent years (before the pandemic) has made the problem one of the most pressing in terms of noise pollution. Unlike other noise sources, in fact, airborne noise comes from above and it is very difficult to shield it, while the interventions on the source and management activities, such as schedules and flight procedures, are effective. The webinar, starting from the complex regulatory framework concerning air and airport noise, aims to outline the new design paradigms for air transport in a sustainable key, also taking into account the social impact. The results of significant noise monitoring of Rome airports will also be presented, as an example of the control activities carried out by the system of environmental agencies.

Speakers

Gianmario Bignardi, lgraduated in civil engineering specialization in hydraulic in 2004 at the University of Salerno. Expert technician in environmental acoustics. 1st level Master in Acoustics and Noise Control achieved in 2006 at the Second University of Naples. Between 2006 and 2007 he collaborated with the Ri.A.S Built Environment Control Laboratory of the Faculty of Architecture of the Second University of Naples dealing with issues related to acoustics, noise and vibration control. From 2008 to today he has worked at ARPA Lazio in the Air Quality Service, environmental monitoring physical agents and mainly deals with the monitoring and control of the noise of large infrastructures such as the Ciampino and Fiumicino airports and the ports of Lazio with the Port System Authority of the Tyrrhenian Sea. north-central for the continuous monitoring of noise for the characterization of the acoustic climate of the areas surrounding the ports, traffic monitoring at the service of the port of Gaeta and the future port of Fiumicino. He also dealt with the drafting and evaluation of numerous municipal acoustic classification plans for the Commission for the evaluation of the acoustic classifications of the territory of the municipalities of Lazio drawn up pursuant to the L.R. 18/2001 with the Lazio Region. Author of articles and publications presented at national and international conferences on issues relating to environmental acoustics and the impact of airport noise on the population. Lecturer in basic and advanced training courses for technicians competent in environmental acoustics.

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Lorenzo Burghignoligraduated in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Roma Tre University, with a thesis entitled: “Integral methods for the aeroacoustic scattering of bearing surfaces”, in 2007. At the same university, he obtained the title of PhD in 2012 with a thesis entitled: “A method to the integral contour equations for the modeling of acoustic invisibility”. Since 2012 he has been the winner of numerous research grants on topics related to the aeroacoustics of innovative aeronautical configurations, the identification of noise sources through advanced data analysis techniques and the design of unconventional devices for the acoustic treatment of aeronautical components. Since 2009 he has participated in seven European research projects dedicated to the development of innovative solutions for noise reduction in civil aviation. Since 2020 he has been Researcher rtda at the Roma Tre University on issues relating to the theoretical and numerical modeling of aeroacoustic metamaterials and the multidisciplinary conceptual design of unconventional aircraft configurations with low environmental impact.

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Umberto Iemmais professor of Aeronautical Structures and Design at University Roma Tre since 1996. His research activity is primarily focused on the development of innovative methods and concepts for the sustainable development of the civil aviation, with particular emphasis on the mitigation of aircraft noise. Heavily involved in the EC-funded research, he has participated to 14 European Projects in FP2, FP3, FP4, FP6, Clean Sky, FP7 and H2020 as coordinator and principal investigator of the Roma Tre research unit. Author of more than 120 scientific publications, he is a member of the NATO AVT expert groups for aeroacoustics and stochastic optimization since 2015.

11/03/22

Friday 11 March 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m.

Webinar on
Railway noise: from evaluation to mitigation methods

Chairman Massimo Garai

With the contribution of  AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

Trains are one of the most popular means of transport, both for people and for goods. The Italian railway network, increasingly extended to quickly reach the most populated and active areas, inevitably crosses populated areas and therefore the problem arises of containing the noise emissions of this essential means of transport on the territory. Railway noise has many components: the wheel-rail interaction causes vibrations of metal bodies which then emit sound, the brakes screech, the bodywork of freight trains often vibrates excessively, high-speed trains generate aerodynamic noise, etc. It is therefore essential to implement a range of different techniques to effectively mitigate railway noise. Action at the source is a priority, acting on the vehicles that run along the tracks right from the design and prototyping stages to have increasingly silent trains without sacrificing comfort and safety. Here, technology has made significant progress. There are also various actions that can be implemented on the infrastructure itself, from dampers that dampen the vibrations of the rails to acoustic barriers, which must be designed in compliance with the impact on the landscape and with adequate and sustainable materials. The infrastructure project must therefore be accompanied by accurate acoustic impact assessments that provide for adequate anti-noise measures, which will then be evaluated both in the testing phase and over time with constant monitoring of emissions into the surrounding area.

Speakers

Castellana

Antonella Castellana, Vibro-Acoustic Engineer at ALSTOM Ferroviaria in Savigliano (CN), where he deals with the management and mitigation of the noise of the trains that are designed and produced here: from the noise emitted by the train to the environment, to the comfort of passengers during the journey. In 2018 he obtained the title of PhD with a thesis in Metrology on the study of acoustic parameters that describe vocal health and on the correlation of these with the descriptive parameters of the acoustics of the rooms. The research carried out at the Politecnico di Torino includes 7 scientific articles published in international journals. The doctoral thesis was awarded by the Italian Acoustics Association in 2019. Further experiences in the international field have allowed Antonella to expand her skills in the acoustic field, such as the collaboration with the CEMEX Research Laboratory in Switzerland, where she carried out research on the transmission of vibrations in reinforced concrete structures. Antonella is a member of the Italian Acoustics Association and is registered in the National Register of Competent Acoustics Technicians (ENTECA).

Alfredo Corvaja,  Educational and professional qualifications: 2018 – Registered National List of Competent Acoustics Technicians No.7280 already in the list of Competent Technicians in Environmental Acoustics of the Lazio Region no.606; 2003 – Enrolled in the Order of Engineers of the Province of Rome N.23542 in section A sectors: Civil, environmental, Industrial, information; 2002 – Achievement of the qualification to exercise the profession of Engineer; 2001 – Degree in Engineering for the Environment and Territory, at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Work experience: May 2003 – ongoing – Italferr S.p.A. – Coordinator of the Acoustic and Vibrational Studies Sector of the S.O. ENVIRONMENT; – EIA verification and control within the preliminary project “Oman National Railway Project” as Environmental Expert and Expert in Noise and Vibration; – Coordinator of the Acoustic and Vibrational Monitoring group and responsible for the sound level instrumentation for the execution of Noise measurements in the context of the Pre, Course and Post Operam Environmental Monitoring of the railway sections and acoustic characterization of the railway sources for the drafting of acoustic projects noise reduction of the railway network. February 2003 – June 2003 – C.N.R. From Rome; July 2002 – December 2002 – Faculty of Engineering, “La Sapienza” University of Rome; July 2001 – June 2002 – A.N.A.S. S.p.A

Rendellina

Simone Relandini, Environmental engineer, PhD in Environmental Technical Physics. 2000-2003 – Researcher at ENEA: research activity in the field of road and airport noise pollution, development of models and software. 2003-2018 – Environmental designer at Italferr: acoustic studies and design of mitigation works for new railway lines; coordination of acoustic monitoring and modeling activities; participation in technical discussions with local authorities, CSLLPP, MATTM, MIT 2018-present – Environment designer at RFI: Support and specialist technical assistance for the areas of competence, with particular reference to noise and vibration pollution; Elaboration, updating and monitoring of the implementation of RFI’s National Noise Abatement Plan and the Action Plan pursuant to Legislative Decree 194/2005 and subsequent amendments; Supervision of the national and international legislation of the sector in the technical tables and in the working groups, national and international, for the issues of noise and vibrations; Support to the Legal Department and external law firms in the context of disputes relating to noise and vibrations; Support to the Manager in research and experimentation and in the development of fixed and mobile diagnostic systems in the sector of competence.

25/03/22

Friday 25 March 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m.

Webinar on
The new national legislation on the identification and management of quiet areas

Chairman Francesco Asdrubali

With the contribution of     AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

Brochure  Aesse Ambiente.

The legislative decree 17 February 2017, n. 42, with article 3, paragraph 1, letter g), amended article 4 of the legislative decree of 19 August 2005, n. 194 of transposition of Directive 2002/49 / EC on the management of environmental noise by inserting paragraph 10-bis, which provides that “by decree of the Ministry of the environment and the protection of the territory and the sea, adopted on the proposal of the Higher Institute for environmental protection and research (ISPRA), the methods for identifying and managing the quiet areas of an agglomeration and quiet areas in the open countryside are established “, defined by the same legislative decree 19 August 2005, n. 194, article 2. The decree must establish the identification criteria and management methods relating to the silent areas of an agglomeration and to the silent areas in the open countryside, such as areas of public use or in any case accessible to the public, existing or subject to acoustic planning, in order to avoid or reduce the harmful effects of exposure to environmental noise, as well as to avoid noise increases, and to pursue and maintain the acoustic quality of the environment when it is good. To follow up on these obligations, ISPRA, with the precious coordination of the late Rosalba Silvaggio, has started a technical table for the discussion and definition of the legislative proposal. In addition to representatives of ISPRA and MiTE, delegates from the CNR, ANCI, regional agencies for environmental protection and universities took part in this table. The work of the table, which lasted almost two years, produced a legislative proposal that ISPRA sent to the MiTE, and which today is close to publication and entry into force. The decree is structured in eight articles, which govern general content and include mandatory requirements, and in Annex A, “Methods for identifying and managing the quiet areas of an agglomeration and quiet areas in the open countryside” , which describes the criteria for identifying and managing the areas, some of which constitute obligations to be complied with, while others are to be considered as indications to be applied optionally.

Speakers

Francesco Borchi  graduated in Environmental and Territory Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence, in the academic year 1997-98, with a thesis entitled: “Spatial distribution of environmental noise in the Municipality of Sesto Fiorentino: separation of contributions relating to rail and air traffic “. He has been a PhD since 2002 with a doctoral thesis entitled “Development of an acoustic climate management system in an urban environment”. Since 2002 he has continued his university career, winning numerous scholarships and research grants activated by the University of Florence on issues relating to environmental and industrial acoustics, noise monitoring systems and the study of techniques and systems for active noise control. He is the author of over 80 publications on topics of interest in journals and proceedings of national and international conferences. He has been working professionally in the field of acoustics since 1999 and has been a competent technician in environmental acoustics since 2001. Since 2011 he has held the role of Technical Director within the company Vie en.ro.se. Ingegneria S.r.l. coordinating a group of designers and directly carrying out acoustic design assignments in both civil and environmental fields, impact assessments and acoustic climate, preparation of acoustic mapping and action plans (ref. Legislative Decree 194/2005), Municipal Classification Plans Acoustics, Noise Reduction Plans at company, municipal and transport infrastructure level.

Anna Callegari, Graduated with honors in Physics at the University of Milan, Competent Technician in Acoustics, she has been a manager in Arpae Emilia-Romagna since its establishment in 1996. Over the years, she has dealt with atmospheric pollution, waste, electromagnetic fields and, in particular, of noise; in the period 2019-2021 he held the position of Head of Regional Thematic Noise Presidium, with the task of overseeing the specific theme on a regional scale, also in support of the Emilia-Romagna Region, to promote the dissemination of knowledge within the Arpae network for a homogeneous application of the legislation, as well as to ensure technical-specialist support to the territorial structures, in the most complex cases. He has been part of various work groups of the Agency System in the field of noise; he has participated, as a teacher, in many training initiatives and, as a speaker, in numerous conferences and seminars on environmental acoustics. Currently, within the Agency, he holds the role of Manager in charge of the Authorization and Concessions Service of Piacenza.

Francesco D’Alessandro, ldegree cum laude in Engineering for the Environment and Territory at the University of Perugia, PhD in Technical Physics at the University of Rome Sapienza, he was a researcher at the University of Perugia concentrating his activity mainly in the fields of environmental and building acoustics. Since 2018 he has been a technologist at the CNR – Institute for Atmospheric Pollution and works at the Ministry of Ecological Transition, where he provides technical support to the Directorate General responsible for noise pollution. Partner of Metexis s.r.l., a company specializing in environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, acoustics and plant engineering. Expert technician in acoustics, he has been a teacher in numerous courses for qualification and professional updating. Author of over 60 publications in journals and international congress proceedings, he is a member of the Commission for the protection of noise pollution established pursuant to Article 8 of Legislative Decree 42/2017 and participates in numerous ministerial working groups, including the national technical coordination table relating to the discipline of technicians competent in acoustics.

07/04/22

Thursday 7 April 2022 6.00-7.00 p.m. 

Webinar on
Innovative numerical methods for acoustics: from optimization techniques to the challenges of artificial intelligence

Chairman Francesco Martellotta

With the contribution of     AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

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The availability of increasingly powerful calculation tools and the ability to accumulate information of all kinds (the so-called “big data”), capable of powering artificial intelligences, represents, also for acoustics, an unparalleled opportunity for applications up to a few years ago unthinkable or, more simply, entrusted to the more limited processing capacities of human beings. The webinar aims to offer participants a look at some of the potential that these technologies offer to acoustics, ranging from optimization algorithms aimed at acoustic design of more comfortable environments in which multiple aspects are simultaneously improved, up to the applications of the “machine learning “in which, both through” supervised “applications (in which the system is trained by humans) and, increasingly, through” unsupervised “applications, it becomes possible to easily identify the different sound sources present in an environment, finishing of the confined space, up to the identification of the characteristics of the seabed or the recognition of human emotions from the analysis of speech. The young speakers involved in the webinar will bring testimonials from their research activities on these compelling topics.

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Domenico De Salvio, is a PhD student in Applied Acoustics at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna. His research activities range from architectural acoustics, in particular the acoustics of teaching and work spaces, to the applications of advanced statistical methods, machine and deep learning for the separation of coexisting sound sources.

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Henrry Gunawan is a MS student at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of University of California, San Diego. Henrry’s interests are in Signal Processing and Machine Learning, specifically to the application of room acoustics such as estimating and tracking sound sources.

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Angelo Lombardo, he graduated in Architecture, Construction and City at the Polytechnic of Turin with a thesis in Applied Acoustics. The paper, entitled “Classroom acoustics design: algorithms to optimize typology, extension and position of acoustic materials to improve teaching-learning activities” is focused on the study of the applicability of multi-objective optimization techniques to improve classroom acoustics school, and earned him the important recognition of ASA, The Acoustical Society of America, the Newman Award Medal 2019. After graduation, he continued to be interested in and deepen the aspects of both architectural and environmental acoustics as a collaborator at a professional studio in Turin and research fellow at the Polytechnic of Turin. He is the author and co-author of several scientific contributions published nationally and internationally. He is currently involved in conducting acoustic and vibrational studies, within the Operating Environment Structure of Italferr SpA, an engineering company of the FS Italiane Group.

29/04/22

Friday 29 April 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m.

Webinar on
Immersion: sound, matter and space

Chairman Louena Shtrepi

With the contribution of    AIA 2022 Gold Supporter.

Our interaction with the multidimensionality of the space in which we live leads us to use our senses as a tool to continually investigate the changing perception of ourselves. Immersed in a world of sounds and in search of silence, we try to give answers to sensations with objective measures. The speakers involved in this webinar will help us to change our point of view and listening by presenting sound as a multifaceted exploratory tool. In their artistic works they have had various attentions on the interaction of sound with the spatial and material acoustic characteristics of the exhibition places, experimenting on the border between the measurable and scientifically describable and what can only be perceived and sung poetically.

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ALMARE (Amos Cappuccio, Gabriele Rendina Cattani) is a collective whose research is dedicated to languages that use sound as a means of expression, to the different declinations of the notion of listening and their potential as tools for reading social dynamics. ALMARE works between artistic and curatorial practices, through writing, collective research, sound and music production.

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Francesco Giannico, electroacoustic musician, he also deals with video art and web design; Francesco Giannico, 1979, graduated in Musicology and Musical Heritage at the University of Lecce, with a thesis in History of Music for Film. In 2010 he founded AIPS, the Italian archive of Sound Landscapes together with other Italian sound artists, placing the attention of contemporary electroacoustic productions on the concept of soundscape. In 2013 with A.Ballerini he will found the independent label Oak Editions. In 2020 together with Giulio Aldinucci, Emanuele Errante, Enrico Coniglio, Anacleto Vitolo gives life to Zeugma for the promotion of Italian sound artists. In recent years, his attention has been divided between live shows and workshops, training sessions aimed at all age groups with the aim of disseminating the concept of soundscape and everything that revolves around it, primarily sound experimentation. In recent years he has exhibited or exhibited his installations at: LUISS HUB – MIlano, Espronceda Barcelona, ​​Casa Futura Pietra, SOUNDFJORD – London with AIPS Collective (Postcards from Italy) // MACRO MUSEUM in Rome (‘Sleephonia’ with A. Ballerini) // FONDAZIONE CERERE (‘Chronicles’ with A.Ballerini) // MADRID MUESTRARTE EXPOSICION COLLECTIVA (‘Locus Solus’ project with Nicola Colonna) // MAXXI MUSEUM in Rome // RAI RADIO 3 LIVE // BERLIN MADAME CLAUDE // ROME – MLAC – Laboratory Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapienza University, CINEPORTO Bari Apulia Film Commission.

Alfredo Pirri, lives and works in Rome. His work on the border between painting and sculpture, architecture and installation has attracted the attention of the international public since the mid-eighties. Matter, volume, color and space are the main tools of his poetics. The originality of his work lies in the use of painting as a vehicle of light and light as an architectural and spatial element. The space becomes a landscape inhabited by plastic sculptures in which the pictorial surface creates the presence of light and shadows. Alfredo Pirri’s art creates a harmonious comparison with architecture and constantly tends to create an archetypal place, a habitable space and at the same time a place for a public function. “In all these years my interest in space has remained predominant to the point of touching architecture. It is a political interest, understood as an attempt to show something necessary for survival itself, a kind of battle in favor of existence “. Alfredo Pirri has exhibited his works in numerous national and international exhibitions, including: Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Altemps, Rome (2018); MACRO, Rome (2017); Museo Novecento, Florence (2015); London Design Festival (2015); National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (2013), where his installation Passi is permanently integrated into the museum space; Palazzo Te, Mantua (2013) and Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground Konjic in Bosnia Herzegovina (2013), where his installation Passi is on permanent display; Reggio Calabria National Archaeological Museum, with the permanent work Piazza (2011); Pescheria Visual Arts Center, Pesaro (2007); Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2006); Biennial of Havana (2001); French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici (2000); MoMa PS1, New York (1999); Walter Gropius Bau, Berlin (1992); Venice Biennale of Art (1988).

Polisonum (Filippo Lilli, Donato Loforese) is an artistic research collective that uses sound as a method and investigation device to explore the metamorphosis in the places of history and contemporaneity, in landscapes and geographies. Polisonum stands out for its research aimed at listening to and interpreting the places in which it operates, natural or belonging to the existing building, through installations that translate into the restitution of sound traces, identifying of a distant time or hardly perceptible in the space in which they live today. Thanks to his character that weaves together several disciplines – from sound engineering to visual arts, from performance to digital, often crossing contemporary sound experimentation with musical tradition – he builds projects that are nourished by profound research and which are returned through immediacy of listening, reaching a tension between the emotional and cognitive spheres. In 2016 he received the Best Unpublished Work Award during The Others Art Fair, for the design display “Sound Detection 01”. He collaborates with La Sapienza University of Rome Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering on the Green Network Project, destined for the Biennial of Public Space. Participates as an independent project in The Others Art Fair, ArtVerona and SetUp Contemporary Art Fair. In 2018 he created the site-specific sound work “Mouvement” on the occasion of the SetUp Contemporary Art Fair in Palazzo Pallavicini, Bologna. Participate in the Digitalive section of Romaeuropa Festival 2018 with the performance “Materia Lumina”. Receives the “Utopia” Special Prize of the Talent Prize 2018 for the installation work Doppelkonzert. In 2019 he made the sound work Passi 13 ’36″ in a limited edition of 30 vinyl copies in collaboration with Alfredo Pirri and produced by Studio Bibliografico Marini, Rome. In 2020 he exhibits the work Doppelkonzert in the Project Room of the collective exhibition Bulk at the Alessio Moitre Gallery in Turin. He creates the site-specific work “My persistent quest for Bolero” for the Volume Foundation in Rome as part of the Perceptions cycle of research on the relationship between art and neuroscience.

13/05/22

Friday 13 May 2022 1.30-2.30 p.m. 

Webinar on
Aircraft and airport noise

Chairman  Marco Masoero

Il webinar è realizzato con il contributo di  Sostenitore Oro AIA 2022.

The assessment and containment of airborne and airport noise represent a particularly demanding scientific and technological challenge; the significant growth trend of air traffic in recent years (before the pandemic) has made the problem one of the most pressing in terms of noise pollution. Unlike other noise sources, in fact, airborne noise comes from above and it is very difficult to shield it, while the interventions on the source and management activities, such as schedules and flight procedures, are effective. The webinar, starting from the complex regulatory framework concerning air and airport noise, aims to outline the new design paradigms for air transport in a sustainable key, also taking into account the social impact. The results of significant noise monitoring of Rome airports will also be presented, as an example of the control activities carried out by the system of environmental agencies.

Speakers

Gianmario Bignardi, lgraduated in civil engineering specialization in hydraulic in 2004 at the University of Salerno. Expert technician in environmental acoustics. 1st level Master in Acoustics and Noise Control achieved in 2006 at the Second University of Naples. Between 2006 and 2007 he collaborated with the Ri.A.S Built Environment Control Laboratory of the Faculty of Architecture of the Second University of Naples dealing with issues related to acoustics, noise and vibration control. From 2008 to today he has worked at ARPA Lazio in the Air Quality Service, environmental monitoring physical agents and mainly deals with the monitoring and control of the noise of large infrastructures such as the Ciampino and Fiumicino airports and the ports of Lazio with the Port System Authority of the Tyrrhenian Sea. north-central for the continuous monitoring of noise for the characterization of the acoustic climate of the areas surrounding the ports, traffic monitoring at the service of the port of Gaeta and the future port of Fiumicino. He also dealt with the drafting and evaluation of numerous municipal acoustic classification plans for the Commission for the evaluation of the acoustic classifications of the territory of the municipalities of Lazio drawn up pursuant to the L.R. 18/2001 with the Lazio Region. Author of articles and publications presented at national and international conferences on issues relating to environmental acoustics and the impact of airport noise on the population. Lecturer in basic and advanced training courses for technicians competent in environmental acoustics.

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Lorenzo Burghignoligraduated in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Roma Tre University, with a thesis entitled: “Integral methods for the aeroacoustic scattering of bearing surfaces”, in 2007. At the same university, he obtained the title of PhD in 2012 with a thesis entitled: “A method to the integral contour equations for the modeling of acoustic invisibility”. Since 2012 he has been the winner of numerous research grants on topics related to the aeroacoustics of innovative aeronautical configurations, the identification of noise sources through advanced data analysis techniques and the design of unconventional devices for the acoustic treatment of aeronautical components. Since 2009 he has participated in seven European research projects dedicated to the development of innovative solutions for noise reduction in civil aviation. Since 2020 he has been Researcher rtda at the Roma Tre University on issues relating to the theoretical and numerical modeling of aeroacoustic metamaterials and the multidisciplinary conceptual design of unconventional aircraft configurations with low environmental impact.

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Umberto Iemmais professor of Aeronautical Structures and Design at University Roma Tre since 1996. His research activity is primarily focused on the development of innovative methods and concepts for the sustainable development of the civil aviation, with particular emphasis on the mitigation of aircraft noise. Heavily involved in the EC-funded research, he has participated to 14 European Projects in FP2, FP3, FP4, FP6, Clean Sky, FP7 and H2020 as coordinator and principal investigator of the Roma Tre research unit. Author of more than 120 scientific publications, he is a member of the NATO AVT expert groups for aeroacoustics and stochastic optimization since 2015.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    11 March 2022 13:30
  • End Date
    13 May 2022 14:30
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