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20th Workshop of the Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee of the CEAS

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Measurement Techniques and Analysis Methods for Aircraft Noise

September 7-8, 2016
University of Southampton
United Kingdom

The Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee (ASC) of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) announces its 20th international workshop, organised and hosted by The University of Southampton, United Kingdom. This year, the subject of the workshop is “Measurement Techniques and Analysis Methods for Aircraft Noise”. The objective of the workshop will be to assess the strengths and weaknesses of current measurement capabilities for evaluating the effectiveness of noise reduction technologies, and for benchmarking current prediction methods. The workshop welcomes contributors from industry, universities and research establishments.

Scope of the workshop

The workshop will focus on developments in measurement techniques and novel methods of analysis to characterise and quantify aircraft noise. Papers describing developments in hardware and software are both welcome, as are papers on the integration of data analysis and simulation software. Topics on which contributions are invited include, but are not restricted to:

Information about previous workshops is available via the X-Noise website.


This year’s workshop is being organised by the Rolls–Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise, which is part of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at The University of Southampton.

The Rolls-Royce UTC in Gas Turbine Noise at the University of Southampton supports research in aeroacoustics focussing on developing and improving noise technology, products and processes for application to current and future aircraft engines. Research activities at the noise UTC include theoretical, computational and experimental studies with particular emphasis on the generation and propagation of turbofan noise.

The ISVR is a world-leading centre for research and learning in all aspects of sound and vibration. Research at the ISVR ranges from the development of fundamental understanding of noise and vibration, through measuring and reducing noise and vibration in engineering systems, to applications of signal processing and control in engineering, biological and medical systems.

Large anechoic chamber, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton
ISVR large anechoic chamber

Dates and Location

The workshop will be held on the 7th and 8th September 2016 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

The venue will be:

Avenue Campus (Lecture Theatre C)
University of Southampton
Highfield Road
SO17 1BF, UK 

Travel and Accommodation

For information about planning your visit to Southampton, including a Google Map with some recommendations of hotels, restaurants and attractions.

For directions to The University of Southampton

Format of the workshop

The workshop will serve to improve the information exchange between scientists, aircraft engineers and academics on new developments in the field of measurement and analysis methods for aircraft noise sources. Being a workshop rather than a conference, the event will be organized in a way as to provide ample time for discussions.

Presentations will be 20-30 minutes depending on the number of speakers.

A Keynote lecture is planned each day.

The language of the workshop will be English.

Call for abstracts

Prospective speakers are asked to submit their abstracts on no more than two pages including title of presentation, authors’ names and affiliations in electronic form (Word).

Abstracts should be submitted by email to

All the abstracts will be reviewed by the workshop scientific committee, chaired by Professor Phillip Joseph (ISVR).

The scientific committee will notify all prospective speakers whether their abstract has been accepted or rejected. Following notification of acceptance, the scientific committee will schedule the workshop programme.

All speakers are kindly requested to provide their presentation in advance in electronic form (PDF) in order to facilitate the preparation of the workshop USB memory sticks for the delegates.  The deadline for submission of presentations is 26 August 2016.  Please submit by email to


Key dates

30 June 2016 Submission of abstracts

15 July 2016 Notification of acceptance

1 August 2016 Advance registration

26 August 2016 Deadline to receive presentations

Scientific committee


Phillip Joseph ISVR (UK)

Members (TBC)

Gareth Bennett, TCD (Ireland)

Hans Boden, KTH (Sweden)

Harry Brouwer, NLR (The Netherlands)

Lars Enghardt, DLR (Germany)

Denis Gely , ONERA (France)

Victor Kopiev, TsAGI (Russia)

Daniel Juve, ECL (France)

Pieter Sijtsma, PSA3 (The Netherlands)

Ulf Tapken, DLR (Germany)


To register for this workshop click here

Registration fees paid before 1 August 2016

Participant 225 GBP

Student 100 GBP

Registration fees paid after 1 August 2016

Participant 325 GBP

Student 125 GBP

The fee includes the coffee breaks, lunches and workshop dinner, as well as the conference documentation (USB memory stick containing abstracts and presentations).

Further information

Administrative chair
Alan McAlpine ISVR (UK)

Contact us
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ, UK

Tel. +44 23 8059 2291

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