I-INCE coordinates a number of technical activities across the world. It is probably best known for its support of the yearly INTER-NOISE congress, but there are a wide number of technical activities that I-INCE supports. These activities are largely run through the office of I-INCE Vice President – Technical Activities. A list of activities are available to browse through on the menu to the left.
- Rajendra Singh (2009-2017) and Patricia Davies (2018 – Present)
- I-INCE Vice President – 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)||VP of Technical Activities and next INTERNOISE Technical Program Chair||Plan the technical programs of next congresses and offer advice on other aspects via meetings held at congress. Next meeting be held 1-2pm (lunch) Wednesday 2019 June 19 at INTER-NOISE 2019 in Madrid.|
|Young Professionals Grant Program||I-INCE YP Coordinator and VP Technical Activities||Offers up to 20 travel grants (600 Euro per recipient) to young professionals to attend the next INTER-NOISE Congress|
|Young Professionals Workshop||I-INCE YP Coordinator and VP of Technical Activities||A mentorship session for young professionals and students held at INTER-NOISE congress|
|Practice of Noise Control Case Studies School||VP of Technical Activities, Luigi Maffei and Joe Cuschieri||May be help on the Sunday before the INTER-NOISE Congress Opening Ceremony. By invitation only. Four presentations focused on different Noise-Control problems with lunch. First held in 2018 in Chicago.|
|I-INCE Annually Sponsored Symposia||Various||Symposia on Noise sponsored by I-INCE. Applications due in April in the year before the symposium takes place. Application for Symposia in 2020 due 2019 April 30.|
The 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.
- Marco Beltman, Robert Hellweg, Patrick Kurtz, Jean Tourret and Jean Jacques
I-INCE publication no. 2019-1, 2021.
- Adnan Akay, Gregg G. Fleming, Robert D. Hellweg, George C. Maling, Jr., and Eric W. Wood
Aerial Mobility Noise Issues and Technology,
Aerial Mobility Noise Issues and Technology, 2020.
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.
8 Reports by TSGs (in the past 2 decades); all are posted on i-ince.org site (see Appendix for a listing)
TSG 1 to 9 disbanded after they completed their work
Technical Studies Groups
|1||Noise of Recreational Activities in Outdoor Areas||Philip Dickenson||Disbanded||Final Report posted on the I-INCE web site|
|2||Noise Labels for consumer and Industrial Products||Bernard Berry||Disbanded||Gathered material transmitted to co-conveners of TSG 7 for possible use|
|3||Assessment of the Effectiveness of Noise Policies and Regulations||Hideki Tachibana, William Lang||Disbanded||Final Report posted on the I-INCE web site|
|4||Noise and Reverberation Control for Schoolrooms||Zerhan Yuksel, Carsten Svensson||Disbanded||Work terminated due to lack of progress|
|5||Noise as a Global Policy Issue||Lawrence Finegold||Disbanded||Final Report published in NCEJ and posted on the I-INCE web site|
|6||Environmental Noise Impact Assessment and Mitigation||Lawrence Finegold||Disbanded||Final report posted on th I-INCE website|
|7||harmonization and IMplementation of Global Noise Policies||William Lang, Tjeert ten Wolde||Disbanded||An I-INCE Noise Control Evaluation Panel has been established to continue this work.|
|8||Metrics for Environmental Noise Assessment and Control||Andre Fiebig, Paul Schomer||Disbanded||Final report completed and published on the I-INCE site in 2015|
|9||"Buy Quiet" Programs"||Marco Beltman, Robert Hellweg||Active||Buy Quiet Symposium held in 2016 right after IN16 Congress in Hamburg Final report draft is completed|
|NCTC||I-INCE Noise Control Technology Committee||Tor Kihlman, William Lang||Disbanded|