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Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics

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Subject: Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics
From: "Peter Dobbins" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:38:06 +0100
We are pleased to announce the Fifth International Conference on

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 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
man-made systems
- 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 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.

Organising committee:

Peter Dobbins  Paul Lepper
 James Flint  Simon
Dible  Ed Harland 
Chris Capus  Steve Robinson
 and Linda Canty 

Peter Dobbins PhD CEng FIOA MIET
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