The 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics

Program  is now available (Here)!

Dates: 20-22 November 2019

Venue: Tsukuba Center for Institutes, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
– Detailed address: 2-20-5 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0032 Japan

The Organizing Committee: Takuma TAKANASHI (Chair/Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute), Ryo Nakano (Secretariat/National Agriculture and Food Research Organization), Tomonari AKAMATSU (National Research Institute of Fisheries Science), Kaoru ASHIHARA (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Kazuko TSUCHIHARA (Tohoku Gakuin University), Nami UECHI (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization), Hiromi MUKAI (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)

Sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics.

Co-sponsored by The Research Committee of Bioacoustics, the Acoustical Society of Japan, Supported by SECOM Science and Technology Foundation


You are cordially invited to the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics. The meeting welcomes international students and researchers in areas of both basic and applied bioacoustics researches in animals and in humans. Topics include but not limited to hearing, sound and vibration effects on animals and humans, behaviors, neural mechanisms, models, and methodology. This meeting has the following features.

  • The presentations and discussions are delivered in English, excluding limited poster presentations in Japanese.
  • Symposium on ‘Insect Bioacoustics and Biotremology’ will be held in 20 November 2019, and Special exhibition of ‘Panoramic sound and underwater panoramic sound’ will be presented. (See this PDF file for detail)
  • Most of the contributed papers will be presented as posters.
  • Oral presentations are given by senior researchers and selected junior researchers.
  • Presentation awards are granted to excellent presentations given by students or researchers who got their degrees within three years. Memberships of the Society for Bioacoustics are required.
  • The meeting is structured to provide enough time for participants to interact. Attending without presentation will also be an enjoyable experience.

The banquet will be held in 21 November 2019 at Tsukuba. Attending without presentation is also welcomed.

Detailed information about the meeting (Call for Papers) can be downloaded from here. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!


1. Key dates.

30 August 2019

Pre-registration and abstract deadline

Pre-registration and submission of the abstract for oral and poster presentations should be made by this date. All participants should send the pre-registration sheet by this date.

Early Payment deadline

Pre-registration fee is reduced for attendees who transfer their total amount of expenses by this date, and no cancellation fee will be charged by this date.

30 September 2019

Announcement of the program 

The program will be announced on the Society webpage. Acceptance of contributed oral papers will be notified by this date by e-mail.

31 October 2019

Late Payment deadline

Attendees should transfer their total amount of expenses by this date.

2. Joining the Society.

You have to be a member of the Society for Bioacoustics, to present a paper at the Annual Meeting. If you have not yet joined the Society, please visit the webpage of the Society and join the Society by 30 August 2019. Only students are allowed to present posters without the memberships, but the Society do not select the awards from the posters of non-member students.


3. Abstract submission.

The presenter of the paper must submit your affiliation, member category and banquet participation via the online pre-registration form (click the link below) and an abstract (<3,000 characters) via the online abstract submission form (click the link below)  to the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics by 30 August 2019.

Online Pre-registration Form

Online Abstract Submission Form


4. Payment for your registration and banquet

Meeting attendees should transfer their total amount of expenses (fees for registration and banquet) by 30 August 2019 for early registration and by 31 October 2019 for late registration to the bank account of the Society. Details are announced in “Call for Papers“.


5. Conference proceedings

A booklet of the conference proceedings will be delivered to each participant who paid the registration fee at the reception of the meeting. Additional copies of the booklet are available for purchase at the meeting reception desk. Members of the Society for Bioacoustics can view the proceedings online.


6. Q and A.

Please direct your question to the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics <bainfo [at]>.


Download a poster