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About Us- Inter-Noise 2015

The 44th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, will be held in San Francisco, California, United States of America, 9 -12 August 2015. The Congress is sponsored by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), and is being organized by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States of America (INCE/USA) and in cooperation with the Korean Society of Noise and Vibration Engineering (KSNVE). In addition, joint meetings with the ASME Noise Control Acoustics Division (NCAD) and the TRB Noise & Vibration Committee ADC 40 summer meeting which will overlap the Congress Tuesday through Thursday.

The theme of the Congress is Implementing Noise Control Technology.

INTER-NOISE-2015 will be held at the Marriott Marquis, in downtown San Francisco. A large block of rooms has been negotiated at highly competitive rates.

We anticipate a large, broad program of sessions on a variety of acoustics and noise topics, with particular emphasis on implementing noise control technology. As usual, a large exposition of vendors offering noise control materials, software, and measurement devices will be held. If you would like to volunteer to organize a special session at the conference, or if you’d like information in advance on the exposition, please contact us.

The program details of the conference are still being determined, and we will update this website frequently.

We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco in August 2015!

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The International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) was founded in 1974. It is a worldwide consortium of organizations concerned with noise control, acoustics and vibration. The primary focus of the Institute is on unwanted sounds and on vibrations producing such sounds when transduced. I-INCE is the sponsor of the INTER-NOISE Series of International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering held annually in leading cities of the world. I-INCE also co-sponsors symposia on specialized topics within the I-INCE field of interest. The quarterly magazine Noise/News International is jointly published by I-INCE and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). I-INCE instituted a program to undertake technical initiatives on critically-important issues of international concern within the I-INCE field of interest. This initiative has resulted in several reports and a number of active Technical Study Groups.
I-INCE actively promotes participation by young noise control professionals. I-INCE has allocated funds to support between ten and twelve Young Scientists Conference Attendance Grants (YS Grants) to assist young scientists/engineers in attending the I-INCE sponsored International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering. The notification of this prestigious YS Grant may be used to obtain additional funding from other sources. In order to meet the expanding needs of the field of noise control engineering, I-INCE has now also established a Symposium Series. Finally, I-INCE is assuming leadership role in formulating global noise policies; this includes an ongoing collaboration with CAETS (International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences).http://www.i-ince.org/


The INTER-NOISE Congresses are the largest international gathering of experts in noise control engineering each year. The INTER-NOISE Congresses have been held each year since 1972 at venues around the world. The Congresses include a large technical program consisting of papers and posters on all topics of noise control engineering. Papers summarizing these presentations are collected into a Proceedings document that is available for reference after the Congress. The Congresses also include an exhibition of the latest products and instrumentation for noise control engineering.


The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering solutions to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise problems. INCE-USA is also a Member Society of I-INCE.
INCE/USA members have access to two technical publications, the Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ) and Noise/News International (NNI). NCEJ is published bi-monthly, and contains refereed journal articles on all aspects of Noise Control Engineering. NNI is published quarterly by INCE and I-INCE, and includes news on noise control activities around the world, along with general articles on noise issues and policies. The Institute also sponsors the NOISE-CON series of national conferences on noise control engineering, and the INTER-NOISE Congress when held in North America. Practical papers on solving noise control problems, and on noise policies and regulations are presented at the conferences, and the proceedings are available from Atlas Books. INCE/USA Members are professionals in the field of noise control engineering, and many offer consulting services in noise control. Any person interested in or working in noise control may apply for membership in INCE/USA.http://www.inceusa.org/


The Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering

The Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering (KSNVE) is a professional public organization under the Ministry of Environment that has been founded in July 1990. The main purpose of this institute is to fulfill the national desire of living in a better environment, promote Noise and Vibration both scholarly and technically, and enhance the level of science and technology. In this respect, KSNVE currently holds 3,092 regular members and 48 companies registered as corporate members.
Holding annual spring/fall conferences and several technical seminars, KSNVE executes technical guidance and investigation for a company, seminars and technical courses, policy consulting and proposal, establishing standards and so on. KSNVE also makes some technical publications, Journal of KSNVE (bimonthly), Transaction of KSNVE (monthly).
The work of KSNVE is being performed by its member-elected board of governors (President, Vice Presidents, Auditors, Directors(Managing Business, editorial, Academic)), council, editorial committee, division committee (Machinery, Transportation, Environment, Construction), and ISO technical committee. It also has a separate administration office.http://www.ksnve.or.kr/

Noise Control & Acoustics Division of ASME

The Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) originated at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting on March 16, 1980. On November 19, 1981, less than two years later at Washington, D.C., NCAD attained full Division status in the ASME technical family. NCAD is the 32nd Technical Division of the ASME and is part of the Council of Engineering’s Environment and Transportation Technical Group. Other Divisions in the Group include Aerospace, Rail Transportation, Environmental Engineering, and Materials and Energy Recovery.

The general objective of NCAD is to establish a program within ASME that will encourage, focus and further the development and application of noise control and acoustics principles to all engineering branches. The Division intends to serve its members who represent various disciplines within ASME as well as other organizations. The program will also provide a balance between the theoretical studies of acoustics and its applications in terms of noise control engineering. At the present time there are almost 500 primary members in the Division.

NCAD routinely participates in ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exhibit (IMECE). Every few years the Annual Conference for NCAD is held in conjunction with other acoustic societies, which for 2012 was Internoise 2012. There are several awards that are presented at the annual conference. The Rayleigh Lecture award is given to an individual who has made pioneering contributions to the sciences as well as application to industry. A significant monetary award is also given to the best student-authored technical paper presented at the conference.

The Division also awards the Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics in recognition of eminent achievement and extraordinary merit in the field of noise control and acoustics. The achievement includes useful applications of the principles of noise control and acoustics to the art and science of mechanical engineering. This medal, established in 1987, honors Dr. Per Bruel who pioneered the development of sophisticated noise and vibration measuring and processing equipment. A monetary award of $1000 is given with the award.

NCAD is managed by an Executive and Technical committee. The Executive Committee consists of five members that serve a five year term. The technical committees represent the many interests of mechanical engineers in the field of noise control and acoustics, and are crucial to the long range success of the Division. The three branches of the technical committees are Active and Passive Control, Structural Acoustics, and, Aero/Hydro Acoustics.

TRB Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration – ADC40

ADC40 started out in September 1974 as a subcommittee, with a small group of highway noise researchers who were responsible for much of the work performed in the 1970’s on developing a methodology for predicting highway traffic noise. Established as a full committee [initial membership] at the 54th Annual TRB Meeting in January 1975, the then designated A1F04 group held its first review of federal research and a workshop on noise prediction in September of that year. This was the predecessor to the current ADC40 summer meeting. In addition to annual meetings in Washington, D.C., summer meetings have been held since 1979 in states all around the country.

As part of the growth of the committee, three subcommittees were established in 1979: Aircraft, Highway, and Rail/Mass Transit. Currently, there are over 275 committee members and friends.

The committee activities include: acting as a clearinghouse and meeting place for the exchange of information among professionals in the field (as best exemplified by our summer meetings); presentation of the results of research and the subsequent publication of papers from our annual TRB (winter) meeting; and identifying research needs in our field of expertise.