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Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics

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Subject: Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics
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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:43:08 +0100
Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics

31 March -2 April 2009, Loughborough University, UK

We will shortly be closing abstract submission for this meeting, which
will be the fifth  in a series organised by the Institute of Acoustics
covering all aspects of bio-acoustics  and bio-sonar. If you have not
yet submitted, we would encourage you to do so.

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 29 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 5 November 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 

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