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.

► 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

► Travel and Accommodation


Accommodation

  • Participants of Hot Topic courses: Please reserve your accommodation individually. You can book your accommodation here on the website of Leuven Tourist.
  • Participants of the "Approaching Acoustics" course: Accommodation is specially organized at student dorm (free of charge).


Travel information

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 on Friday evening and a football game on Saturday.

Registration

For registration to "Approaching Acoustics", please take the first button.
For registration to a Hot Topic, please note that a registration for ICA conference needs to be made beforehand.

Students Hot Topics /  All Approaching Course - register here

Non-Students - register by email

Registration is possible until 15 August 2019.
The numbers of course participants are limited.
Non-students: For registration, 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.

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

Suitable especially for undergraduate and first-year graduate students / No additional ICA registration necessary / Accommodation is specially provided, details will follow

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
  • Noise control - Dick Botteldoren, U Gent
  • Room acoustics - Martijn Vercammen, Peutz Consultants
  • Building Acoustics - Jens-Holger Rindel, Denmark
  • Musical Acoustics - Murray Campbell, Edinburgh University
  • Ultrasound - Christ Glorieux, KU Leuven
  • 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
  • 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
  • Laser doppler vibrometry applications in acoustics - Bert Roozen, KU Leuven
© Karl Bruninx, view of Leuven
© Karl Bruninx, Leuven Town Hall