23rd International Congress on Acoustics, Sept. 09-13, 2019
integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019

EAA Summer School

EAA Summer School for Young Acousticians will take place in Leuven, Belgium from September 6 to 8, 2019. Lectures will take place in CAMPUS Heverlee at the Uni of Leuven, which is close to Department of Physics.

Please note: The summer school organization can provide single rooms for the first 80 registered students, with priority for students participating in Approaching Acoustics (5 to 8 Sep). For availability: Please check with the secretariat: registration@ica2019.org  (further information below).

► Information on Student Dorms

The summer school organization can provide single rooms for the first 80 registered students, with priority for students participating in Approaching Acoustics. For availability: Please check with the secretariat: registration@ica2019.org

Address and dates:
Tervuursevest 107
3001 Leuven
► Location in map

  • check-in times will be announced soon
  • Please bring a key deposit of 50 € (will be returned at departure)
  • Key pick up:
    Thursday (5 Sep): 16 - 20 at Café De Spuye
    Friday (6 Sep): At Summer School during Coffee break
  • single rooms
  • the rooms are provided with bed linen, a towel and soap
  • showers and toilets are shared with a number of rooms
  • breakfast is not possible at this place, a list with ideas will be provided
► Locations and Directions (click for information)
Map of Leuven by KU Leuven
Map of Campus Heverlee by KU Leuven

Lectures will take place at CAMPUS Heverlee at the Uni of Leuven:
Campus Arenberg III (west of Leuven town center)
Celestijnenlaan 200
Building S and L

On Sunday afternoon at 1 pm, a bus transfer to ICA conference in Aachen will be available. Please indicate in your registration if you would like to use this transfer.

Social events will accompany the courses, like an opening drink and a football game on Friday evening.

Registration

Registration has been possible until 15 August 2019.
In case of questions, please contact registration@ica2019.org

Course information

For more information, please click on the course title. Every course takes place on all days from Friday through Sunday at the University of Leuven.
Detailed Program for all courses

► Course A - Approaching Acoustics (Armin Kohlrausch and Monika Rychtarikova

Suitable especially for undergraduate and first-year graduate students / No additional ICA registration necessary

This course is intended to teach young students the fundamentals of acoustics and to make them aware of the opportunities for a professional career in acoustics. Teachers are experts in the field, not only academic teachers but also professionals in acoustics with background in industry or consulting.

The program will start on Friday, September 6, at 2 pm and will end on Sunday, September 8, at noon.

Topics and Presenters:

  • What is acoustics? - Monika Rychtarikova, KU Leuven
  • Hearing - Armin Kohlrausch, TU Eindhoven
  • Measurements / Simulations - Wim Desmet, KU Leuven
  • Acoustic materials - Elke Deckers, KU Leuven
  • Musical Acoustics - Murray Campbell, Edinburgh University
  • Room acoustics - Martijn Vercammen, Peutz Consultants
  • Building Acoustics - Jens-Holger Rindel, Denmark
  • Ultrasonic characterization of porous materials - Philippe Leclaire,
    ISAT - Univ. Bourgogne
  • Exams – final certificates
► Hot Topic 1 - Computational modeling in physiological and psychological acoustics (Armin Kohlrausch and Sarah Verhulst)

The program will start on Friday, September 6, at 2 pm and will end on Sunday, September 8, at noon.

Topics and Presenters:

  • Auditory models and their potential application in hearing technology - Torsten Dau (DTU, Lyngby)
  • Binaural modeling - Mathias Dietz (U Oldenburg)
  • Question Authority: Predicting Perceptual Pitch Phenomena with a new Model Based on Peripheral and Central Physiology - Laurel Carney (U Rochester)
  • Machine learning applications to auditory modeling - Shihab Shamma (Paris)
  • Hearing loss applications of advanced auditory models - Sarah Verhulst (U Gent)
  • Advances and challenges in modeling cochlear implant stimulation - Ian Bruce (McMaster U, Hamilton)
► Hot Topic 2 - Smart city sound (Dick Botteldooren)

The program will start on Friday, September 6, at 2 pm and will end on Sunday, September 8, at noon.

Topics and presenters:

  • Introduction to Smart city sound  - Dick Botteldooren
  • Co-creation of urban soundscapes (including methods for getting people's opinion) - Francesco Aletta
  • Smart mobility and traffic (how to smartly organise road, rail, ...) - Arnaud Can
  • Urban sound mitigation (including urban barriers, buildings as noise barriers, greening, …) - Timothy Van Renterghem
  • Smart sound monitoring (including new technologies for measuring)
  • Urban psycho-acoustics - André Fiebig
► Hot Topic 3 - Acoustic metamaterials and sonic crystals (Jean-Phillippe Groby)

The program will start on Friday, September 6, at 2 pm and will end on Sunday, September 8, at noon.

Topics and Presenters:

  • Introduction to Brillouin zone and Plane Wave Expansion - A. Cebrecos (i3M, CSIC)
  • Introduction to Multiple Scattering Theory - J.-P. Groby (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613)
  • Sonic crystals - A. Cebrecos (i3M, CSIC)
  • Introduction to acoustic metamaterials - J.-P. Groby (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613)
  • Homogenization theory - A. Maurel (Institut Langevin, UMR CNRS 7587)
  • Numerical simulation and application of metamaterials in vibroacoustics - E. Deckers (KULeuven)
► Hot Topic 4 - Acoustic imaging (laser, beam forming, time reversal, fotoacoustics) (Christ Glorieux)

The program will start on Friday, September 6, at 2 pm and will end on Sunday, September 8, at noon.

Topics and Presenters:

  • Beam forming, principles of acoustic camera - GFAi - Belgium
  • Laser doppler vibrometry applications in acoustics - Bert Roozen, KU Leuven
  • Recent advances in ultrasound echography - Jan D’Hooge, UZ Leuven
  • Spatially resolved acoustic spectroscopy for imaging material microstructure - Matt Clark, Nottingham
  • Picosecond ultrasonics for tomography of biological cells - Matt Clark, Nottingham
  • Photoacoustic imaging for non-destructive testing - Christ Glorieux, KU Leuven
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