I-INCE Technical Activities
- Rajendra Singh
- I-INCE Vice President - Technical Activities
Sponsorship of I-INCE Symposia on Noise Control Engineering
- The I-INCE Board will consider requests for sponsorship of an international symposium on a specialized noise control engineering topic with an anticipated small attendance (typically no more than 100).
- Symposium can include workshop or other types of meeting on topics that are central to the I-INCE mission [i-ince.org].
- Symposium organizers can apply for a grant from 1500 to 5000 Euros.
How to Apply:
- Application is limited to 2 pages (word or pdf file) and it must contain the following information: Symposium title, date(s), venue, expected number of participants, registration fee (if any), contact information on symposium organizer(s), symposium web address, amount of grant requested, brief description of program, explanation of how the grant would be used and benefit to I-INCE. (Examples of previously sponsored symposia can be found on I-INCE Technical Activity page.)
- Application must be sent to the I-INCE VP of Technical Activities (Raj Singh: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Deadline for 2018 Symposium Proposal 2017, April 30
OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES
|Overview of Technical Study Groups (TSG)||Various||Each group studies one important aspect of noise and its effect on society, and then issues a formal I-INCE report|
|Future Congress Technical Planners Meeting (FCTP)||Raj Singh and next INTER-NOISE technical program chair||Plan the technical programs of next congresses and offer advice on other aspects via meetings held at congress|
|Young Professionals Grant Program||Raj Singh||Offers 12 to 18 travel grants (600 Euro per recipient) to young professionals to attend the next INTER-NOISE Congress|
|Young Professionals Workshop||Raj Singh||A mentorship session for young professionals and students held at INTER-NOISE congress|
|I-INCE Annually Sponsored Symposia||Various||Symposia on Noise sponsored by I-INCE on annual basis|
I-INCE ReportThe following TSG reports have been published, and are available on the I-INCE web site:
- Tony F. W. Embleton
Technical Assessment of Upper Limits on Noise in the Workplace,
I-INCE publication no. 97-1, 1997.
- Gilles A Daigle
Assessment of the Effectiveness of Noise Walls,
I-INCE publication no. 99-1, 1999.
- Ulf Sandberg
Noise Emissions of Road Vehicles: Effects of Regulations,
I-INCE publication number 01-1, 2001.
- William W. Lang and Tjeert ten Wolde
A Global Approach to Noise Control Policy,
Noise Control Eng. J. 54(5), 2006 Sept-Oct, I-INCE publication no. 06-1, 2006.
- Hideki Tachibana and William W. Lang
Survey of Legislation, Regulations, and Guidelines for Control of Community Noise,
I-INCE publication no. 09-1, 2009.
- Lawrence S. Finegold
Guidelines for Community Noise Impact Assessment and Mitigation,
I-INCE publication no. 11-1, 2011.
- Philip J. Dickinson
Outdoor Recreational Noise, Volume 1: A Review of Noise in National Parks and Motor Sport Activities,
I-INCE publication no. 12-1, 2012.
- Andre Fiebig and Paul Schomer
Supplemental Metrics for Day/Night Average Sound Level and Day/Evening/Night Average Sound Level,
I-INCE publication no. 2015-1, 2015.
OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL STUDY GROUPS
The principal technical activities of I-INCE are carried out by I-INCE Technical Study Groups (TSGs) authorized by the I-INCE General Assembly on recommendation of the I-INCE Board of Directors. The following is a summary of the activities of each group. The conveners of the Technical Study Groups are also listed where available. Other technical activities are also described. Prior technical reports are listed and posted as well.
|Technical Studies Groups||TSG ||Title ||Convener(s) ||Status ||Comments
||Noise of Recreational Activities in Outdoor Areas
||Final Report posted on the I-INCE web site
||Noise Labels for consumer and Industrial Products
||Gathered material transmitted to co-conveners of TSG 7 for possible use
||Assessment of the Effectiveness of Noise Policies and Regulations
||Hideki Tachibana, William Lang
||Final Report posted on the I-INCE web site
||Noise and Reverberation Control for Schoolrooms
||Zerhan Yuksel, Carsten Svensson
||Work terminated due to lack of progress
||Noise as a Global Policy Issue
||Final Report published in NCEJ and posted on the I-INCE web site
||Environmental Noise Impact Assessment and Mitigation
||Final report posted on the I-INCE web site
||Harmonization and Implementation of Global Noise Policies
||William Lang, Tjeert ten Wolde
||An I-INCE Noise Control Evaluation Panel has been established to continue this work.
||Metrics for Environmental Noise Assessment and Control
||Andre Fiebig, Paul Schomer
||Final report completed and published on the I-INCE site in 2015
||"Buy Quiet" Programs
||Marco Beltman, Robert Hellweg
||I-INCE Noise Control Technology Committee
||Tor Kihlman, William Lang
Recent Activities of TSG Groups
TSG 9: Metrics for Environmental Noise Assessment and Control
Andre Fiebig and Paul Schomer, Co-Conveners
The TSG 9 completed its work and the final report has been published. You may find the report here. TSG 9 was disbanded with thanks.
TSG 10: Buy Quiet Programs
Marco Beltman and Robert Hellweg, Co-conveners
The objective of I-INCE Technical Study Group 10 (TSG-10) is to make "Buy-Quiet" programs known to purchasers of equipment to which workers are exposed (such as for the construction industry) and to professional buyers. Related programs for industry and consumers such as labeling, declarations, and noise ratings will not be covered by TSG-10. TSG-10 held a meeting at IN16 on Sunday, 2016 August 21. It held a 1-day symposium on "Buy Quiet" right after the INTER-NOISE 2016 Congress on 2016 August 25 in Hamburg, Germany. The TSG 10 plans to issue its final report soon in 2017.
Future Congress Technical Planners (FCTP)
The Future Congress Technical Planners (FCTP) may offer advice on other aspects of a Congress including the maximum number of parallel sessions, the type of Structured Sessions, the need for Poster Sessions, etc. The FCTP may recommend new concepts for future INTER-NOISE Congresses. The concepts may involve items that are specific to a particular Congress and which depend upon local circumstances and local ideas. The FCTP holds two meetings at the INTER-NOISE Congress, a Pre-FCTP meeting on Sunday and the full FCTP meeting on Wednesday. The Pre-FCTP meeting is an informal meeting wherein the minutes of the previous FCTP meeting are discussed, and the technical plans for the next congress are explained. The full FCTP meeting discusses the technical plan for the next two congresses and the experience of the congress that has just ended. The principal task is to assist the Organizing Committees of future INTER-NOISE Congresses with planning for Structured (or Special) Sessions as well as Poster Sessions. The primary efforts focus on the next Congress, but ideas may be considered for the next + 1 or even the next + 2 Congress.
Advisors to FCTP
The I-INCE board authorized the VP of Technical Activities to appoint 6 advisors to the Future Congress Technical Planners committee on 2012 August 22 in order to ensure consistency among the technical programs of INTER-NOISE congresses. Five of the six advisors are the technical program chairs of the past and future INTER-NOISE congresses while the sixth advisor is appointed by the VP; these appointments formally recognize the important contributions made by the technical program chairs to the noise control engineering community and to the body of knowledge via congress proceedings. Accordingly, the following advisors are appointed, with their terms indicated.
|Name||Country||Tech. Program Chair of||Term (ending)|
|Steve Conlon||USAemail@example.com||Inter-Noise 2012||6 years (Dec. 2018)|
||Austria||Christian.firstname.lastname@example.org||Inter-Noise 2013||4 years (Dec. 2016)|
||Australiaemail@example.com||Inter-Noise 2014||5 years (Dec. 2017)|
||USAfirstname.lastname@example.org||Inter-Noise 2015||6 years (Dec. 2018)|
|Yeon Jun Kang
||Koreaemail@example.com||Inter-Noise 2015||4 years (Dec. 2018)|
||Italyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Inter-Noise 2016||4 years (Dec. 2018)|
FCTP Meeting Held in August 2016(Raj Singh and Wolfgang Kropp, Co-Chairs
There was a pre-FCTP meeting on Sunday, 2016 August 21 that examined the technical programs for INTER-NOISE 2017 and 2018 and offered many suggestions. The formal FCTP meeting on 2016 August 24 was very well attended and many useful suggestions and comments were received for the technical programs for INTER-NOISE 2017 and 2018. Minutes of these meetings have been circulated to those attending, INTER-NOISE congress organizers, and I-INCE leaders.
Key Contacts for upcoming INTER-NOISE Congresses
|INTER-NOISE 2017||Shiu Keung Tang, email@example.com
Li Cheng, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maurice Yeung, email@example.com
|INTER-NOISE 2018||Teik Lim, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Herrin, email@example.com
Charlie Moritz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Cuschieri, email@example.com
I-INCE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Young Professionals Grant Program
In 2010, I-INCE initiated a grant program for noise control engineering students and young professionals who were within the first ten years of their careers. The goals of the grant is to expose students and young acousticians to senior professionals, give them experience in public presentation and paper writing, and assist them in the development of networking abilities. In the beginning, I-INCE allocated 12 to 18 grants, with 500 Euros per recipient, to pay for conference registration and some travel expenses. This grant enabled these young professionals and students to attend the INTER-NOISE Congress and network with senior engineers. The Board approved an increase in the grant from 500 EUR to 600 EUR from 2014 (and at least 15 grants per year). Overall, 93 I-INCE grants have been awards in the seven years since the grants' inception (61 at 500 EUR each and 32 at 600 EUR each). Local congress organizers are expected to enhance these. For example, the Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCB) generously provided funding for 11 grants for young professionals from developing countries for INTER-NOISE 2014. I-INCE has allocated 10,000 EUR each (9000 EUR for at least 15 grants and 1000 EUR for the Young Professionals Workshop) for INTER-NOISE 2016 and INTER-NOISE 2017. This would bring the total allocation of funds by the I-INCE to 72,500 EUR over an eight year period from 2010 to 2017.
More detailed information, including rules and history, can be found at this link.
Young Professionals Workshop
The goals of the Young Professionals workshop are to provide mentorship via case studies and professional issues presented by world-renowned experts and to hold informal discussions between young professionals and I-INCE leaders and senior noise control engineers. Once the winners of the Young Professionals Grant have been determined, all of the participants are invited to this workshop to gain valuable contacts and view presentations by noise control professionals. Information about the history of the workshop and a summary of the presentations made at some previous workshops can be found at this link.
I-INCE Sponsored Symposia
|2011||Inducing "Buy-Quiet" Purchasing Attitudes through Simplified Product Noise Ratings||Paris, France||Jean Tourett|
|2012||Noisy Motorcycles - An Environmental Quality-of-Life Issue||Washington, DC, USA||George Maling, William Lang|
|2013||Lessening the Severe Health Effects of EU Traffic Noise by Emission Reductions||Innsbruck, Austria||Tor Kihlman|
|2014||Cost-Benefit Analysis-Noise Barriers and Quieter Pavements||Washington, DC, USA||Judy Rochat, William Lang|
|2015||Engineering a Quieter America: Progress on Consumer and Industrial Product Noise Reduction||Washington, DC USA||Adnan Akay, Eric Wood, George Maling|
|2016||Buy Quiet||Hamburg, Germany||Marco Beltman, Robert Hellweg, Patrick Kurtz|
|2017||Workshop on Flow Induced Noise and Vibration - Issues and Aspects (FLINOVIA II)||Penn State Univ., State College, PA, USA||Stephen Hambric, Amanda Hanford|
I-INCE Symposium in 2011
The Symposium was held on 2011 July 5-6 on the subject of "Inducing "Buy-Quiet" Purchasing Attitudes through Simplified Product Noise Ratings". This was the first I-INCE sponsored symposium. Presentation PDFs can be found at the symposium website here.
I-INCE Symposium in 2012
The Symposium was held on 2012 October 24 on the subject of "Noisy Motorcycles - An Environmental Quality-of-Life Issue" at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington DC. The report is available on the INCE/USA website at this link.
I-INCE Symposium in 2013
The purpose of the I-INCE Seminar in 2013 in Innsbruck, Austria ("Lessening the severe health effects of traffic noise in cities by emission reductions") was to clarify the effectiveness of present methods and policies used to investigate the possibilities to achieve a substantial reduction in road traffic noise, the major noise source in cities around the world. For more information, please visit www.ta.chalmers.se.
Under the heading "Quieter Cities of the Future" are two links.
- The report includes the main findings, conclusions and recommendations.
- The Source Book includes all presentations and discussions.
I-INCE Symposium in 2014
The symposium "Cost-Benefit Analysis-Noise Barriers and Quieter Pavements" was held 2014 January 16 at National Academies' Keck Center in Washington, DC. The I-INCE Board authorized 5000 Euros. This is the fifth symposium of the I-INCE symposium series. The report can be found here.
I-INCE Symposium in 2015
The symposium on "Engineering a Quieter America: Progress on Consumer and Industrial Product Noise Reduction", a follow-up to the 2010 National Academy of Engineering workshop on Technology for a Quieter America report , was held over 2015 October 6-7 at the National Academies' Keck Center in Washington, DC. This symposium was organized by the INCE Foundation, Technology for a Quieter America Follow-up Team, and INCE/USA. The I-INCE VP of Technical Activities attended this symposium and made a presentation on I-INCE mission and activities. The final report on this symposium is available here.
I-INCE Symposium in 2016
The "Buy-Quiet" was organized by TSG 10, and held in conjunction with INTER-NOISE 2016. The I-INCE Board authorized 5000 Euros for this 1-day symposium. Information about the Symposium may be found at the following web address: http://www.bruit.fr/buyquiet/.
1. I-INCE Report on Noise Control Engineering Education
Three workshops were held during 2007 and 2008 on noise control engineering education:
- U.S. Education in Noise Control Engineering,
held during NOISE-CON 2007 in Reno, Nevada, 2007 October 23.
- European Education in Noise Control Engineering,
held during ICA2007 MADRID in Madrid, Spain, 2007 September 4.
- Asia-Pacific Education in Noise Control Engineering,
held during INTER-NOISE 2008 in, Shanghai, China, 2008 October 27
Following each of these workshops a source book was written and distributed to panelists, attendees, and other interested individuals. The three articles then underwent additional copy editing, and were published in three issues of Noise/News International (NNI). This single PDF file contains the three articles as extracted from the issues of NNI. Further, readers may be interested in Chapter 9 ("Education Supply and Industry Demand for Noise Control Specialists", pp. 121-130) of the book entitled, Technology for a Quieter America, National Academies Press (2010), available online here.
2. I-INCE Website and Information Dissemination
- Updates on I-INCE Technical Activities, TSG and I-INCE symposium reports are (and will be) posted and updated annually.
- A separate link on "Young Professionals" developed on the I-INCE site and updated annually.
- All applications for the Young Professionals Grant for INTER-NOISE 2012 Congresses are submitted via the I-INCE site.
- You can find the announcement and applications for the INTER-NOISE 2016 Young Professionals Grant here.
Editorial on the Technical Activities in the NNI (2012 June issue)
- Description of Technical Study Group Activities
- Purpose of Future Congress Technical Planning Sessions
- Young Professionals Grant and Workshop Program
- I-INCE Symposia
Feature article on the Young Professionals programs in the NNI (2012 September issue)
- Goals of the YP Program
- Summary of Mentoring Presentations
- Noise/News International published an editorial by I-INCE Vice President of Technical Activities (Rajendra Singh) entitled "Expanding Horizons of I-INCE Technical Activities" in its 2012 June issue. The editorial can be found on the NNI website or by selecting this link. The article is on page 47.
- Noise/News International published a feature article by Vice President of Technical Activities (Rajendra Singh) entitled "I-INCE Young Professionals Program Offers Grants, Advice and Opportunity" in its 2012 September issue. The feature article can be found at NNI website or by selecting this link. The article is on page 95.
I-INCE Board Items
- Board allocated 13,000 EUR for INTER-NOISE 2017 competition (20 awards, 600 EUR per person plus 1000 EUR for the Young Professionals Workshop)
- Board allocated 13,000 EUR for INTER-NOISE 2018 competition (20 awards, 600 EUR per person plus 1000 EUR for the Young Professionals Workshop)
- VP will seek proposals for I-INCE Symposia in 2018 and beyond (with a total allocation of 5000 EUR) and approve one or more for each year
- VP to select candidates for Distinguished I-INCE Lectures for IN2017 and IN2018 in consultation with the congress organizers.
Raj Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
I-INCE Vice President - Technical Activities
Updated in February 2017 by R. Singh