The 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics

Dates: 4th December 2020

Venue: Online (ZOOM)

The Organizing Committee: Tomonari AKAMATSU(Chair/The Ocean Policy Research Institute), Yuka MISHIMA (Secretariat/Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology), Takuma TAKANASHI (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute), Ryo NAKANO (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization), Dai FUKUI (University of Tokyo), Tatsuhiko HARADA (International University of Health and Welfare)

Sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics.

Co-sponsored by The Research Committee of Bioacoustics, the Acoustical Society of Japan, and is supported by SECOM Science and Hounoukai.


You are cordially invited to the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics. The meeting covers all topics on bioacoustics, i.e., basic and applied researches on sound and vibration related to animals and humans, such as hearings, sound effects on animals and humans, behaviors, neural mechanisms, models, and methodology etc. The meeting will be held On-Line virtually through 4th December 2020.

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.

October 16  Submission of the abstract for all presentations should be made by this date. Presenters should be the member of our society by this date (see section 2).

November 13 Attendees should transfer their total amount of expenses by this date. The program will be announced on the Society webpage. Acceptance of contributed oral papers will be notified by this date by e-mail.


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 contact the Secretariat through the the webpage of the Society and apply by 16 October 2020. The annual membership fee is as follows.

Member for an employed person7,000JPY
Member for a postgraduate student3,000JPY
Member for an undergraduate student1,000JPY


3. Registration, abstract submission, and payment.

Details are announced in “Call for Papers“.Template file for the abstract is available from here.


4. Joining the Meeting

Registered presenters and attendee will receive URL to connect the meeting. ZOOM will be used for the virtual meeting system.


5. Presentations

Please use your own computer for presenting and listening. All participants should mute during presentation except for the presenter, chair(s) and organizers. Presentation materials should NOT use any materials protected by copyright unless otherwise permitted.


6. Conference proceedings

The Conference Proceedings will be available to the members of the Society on our web site.


7. Awards

Presentation awards are granted to excellent presentations. The award winners will be selected from both oral and short oral presenters. You have to be a student member or a regular member who obtained a PhD degree within the last three years in order to apply for Awards. You have to indicate that you would like to apply for the Awards when you submit your abstract. The award ceremony will be held on 5 December 2020.


8. Q and A.

Please direct your question to the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics <bainfo [at]>.