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Acoustics 2008

Acoustics and Sustainability:
How should acoustics adapt to meet future demands?

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Deakin Management Centre

Geelong, Victoria, Australia

24 to 26 November 2008

2008 Conference logo


  1. Call for Abstracts
  2. Second Call for Abstract
  3. Brochure (PDF)
  4. Sponsorship Packages (PDF)
  5. Paper Formatting Template (Word Document)
  6. Conference Paper Web Management System
  7. Conference Accommodation
  8. Conference Program (PDF)
  9. Registration Form (PDF)
  10. Deakin Management Centre Location Map (PDF)
  11. List of Delegates (PDF)
  12. Paper #78 from the CDROM
  13. List of Abstracts


The Conference will be held in the Deakin Management Centre, a world class conference facility, located in the grounds of Deakin University, about 10 minutes drive from the City of Geelong and 20 minutes from Avalon airport.

Topics will include:

  • Acoustic measurements
  • Active Noise and Vibration Control
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Economics of Acoustics
  • Environmental acoustics
  • Industrial Acoustics
  • Instrumentation
  • Legislation and Standards
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Noise and Vibration
  • OH & S
  • Psychological and Physiological Acoustics
  • Sound Quality
  • Transport Noise
  • Underwater Acoustics

The Conference will be held over three days, from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 November, 2008. Registration will commence on the Sunday evening, in conjunction with a casual happy hour?. A Monday evening barbecue, daily lunches and morning and afternoon teas will be included in the registration.

Critical Dates:

  • Abstracts 30 May 2008
  • Full paper deadline: September 1, 2008
  • Final paper deadline: October 8, 2008
    • One paid Registration is required for each paper.
    • Papers without registrations received prior to October 17, 2008 will not be included in the book of abstracts and will not appear on the conference CD-ROM.

Invited Speakers

  • Conference Banquet Guest Speaker: Andrew Bolt

    "The roar of the greens; the silence of the machines: our new climate of hating man's works"

    Andrew Bolt started his twice-weekly column in the Herald Sun, Australia's biggest selling daily paper, in 1998, after working as a foreign correspondent in Asia. He is also a regular commentator on Channel 9's Today show, ABC TV's Insiders, Melbourne's 3AW, Perth's 6PR and Brisbane's 4BC. Andrew's book 'Still Not Sorry' was released in 2006. He has also worked for the federal Labor Party and the State Opera of South Australia. He is married with three children.

Accompanying Person Details

Cost $150 + GST

Includes lunches, morning and afternoon coffee/tea and Welcome BBQ on Monday night.

Includes tour to the Otway Fly: The bus will depart at 9am and return by 6pm. Tour starts at Deakin, Lorne, Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay, Laver's Hill and the Otway Fly and return to Deakin via Colac. Lunch included.

Includes tour to Geelong: Bus leaves at 9 AM from Deakin and returns at either 12.30 PM or 3 PM

Please register your name for the tours as we only have 20 places on the bus.


Travel Options to Deakin Management Centre

From Melbourne Airport

The most cost effective option is to book a seat on the 'Gull Bus'. It is a bus that operates between the Airport and Geelong.

The Gull Bus does not come directly to our front door, it drops of in the centre of Geelong and then a taxi would be needed to come to Deakin Management Centre. Contact number for the Gull is - 03 5222 4966. The cost is $25.00 one way.

The other option is a Chauffeur Car, and is approx. $160.00 one way - can seat 4 passengers.

From Avalon Airport

A taxi from Avalon to Deakin is approx. $70.00

There is the option of the Avalon Airport Shuttle - the cost each way for this service is $25.00.

The shuttle service will bring participants directly to the front door of Deakin Management Centre. Contact phone number for this service is 03 52 788 788. This shuttle meets all Jetstar flights

Guidelines for Presenters


  • Papers will be organised into parallel streams, and Chairs will be requested to make sure that presenters keep within the specified times so that delegates can move between rooms during the sessions.
  • Papers will be presented in 25 minute slots. Presenters will have 20 minutes for their presentation and there will be a five minute discussion period.
  • Presenters of plenary papers have 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
  • Please plan your presentation to be within the above time limits to allow time for discussion. It is strongly recommended that you allow at least one minute per slide, so you should have no more than twenty slides for a standard paper.
  • You should provide your session chair with a short biography to be used when introducing you.
  • Please consider mentioning how your paper relates to the theme of the conference 'Acoustics and Sustainability: How should acoustics adapt to meet future demands?'
  • Remember that not all of your audience will be specialists in your particular field of acoustics, so make sure you define all terms and pitch your presentation appropriately.

Presentation technology

Authors are to bring their presentation on a USB stick to load onto the PC in the appropriate room, 30 minutes prior to the morning and afternoon sessions. Remember that the other presenters in your session will be doing the same thing, so allow plenty of time to load and test your presentation. You should plan to use this method rather than connecting your own laptop to the data projector.

Presentations can be loaded on Sunday during registration and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and afternoons - 30 minutes prior to the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • Computer equipment in each room is a PC running Microsoft XP.
  • Presentation software is PowerPoint 2003 with the 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats' loaded.
  • Both conference rooms have an audio system that will play CD's and DVD's through dedicated hardware or through the PC. Any audio embedded in presentations will be played through this system.
  • Should presenters need to use their own laptop computers, it is possible - the system that we run will support Mac hardware. However, the time needed to hook up individual laptops will cut into the presentation time available for each author.
  • Keep the PowerPoint presentation and any images/movies and sound files in the one folder and make sure you test the presentation on at least one other computer prior to the conference.
  • Do not use any non-standard fonts in your presentation, as these won't be available on the presentation computer. Animations, USB drives etc. should only use drivers that come with Windows XP.
  • It is recommended that you bring at least two copies of your presentation to the conference with you, preferably on different media.

Sunday Evening

Welcome drinks will be 5.30 and 6.30pm

Deakin have advised that in regards to dinner on the Sunday evening, they will open the dining room as a restaurant with an A'La'carte Menu - that way delegates and exhibitors can stay onsite for dinner should they choose to. The cost for dinner can be charged to guests room accounts or finalised at the end of the meal.

Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open on the following times:

  • Sunday 3 ? 5.30 pm,
  • Monday 8 ? 10 am,
  • Tuesday 8 ? 9 am

Missing Paper from CDROM

Unfortunately during compilation of the conference CDROM, one paper unassigned to a theme was missed.

Paper 78: Maximising the cost-effectiveness of noise control treatments for overland conveyors by engineering optimisation

Dave Davis

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Brisbane, Australia

Environmental noise limits for overland conveyors can be difficult to achieve even with costly noise reduction treatments, particularly in retro-fit situations. Different conveyor systems require different strategies to achieve noise reduction, and often require a combination of methods to achieve the overall environmental targets. In cases where the overall noise targets can be achieved by alternative combinations of different treatments, the overall cost-effectiveness of the noise control program can be maximised using engineering optimisation methods. This paper presents a general method for selection of the type and extents of noise mitigation required to achieve the environ-mental goals for the maximum value for money. This paper is an updated version of a paper presented at the 'Dust & Noise Management in Mining' conference in Perth, Australia, June 2008.




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