The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics

Dates: 12–13 December 2015
Venue: Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University (4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka 815-8540, Japan)
The Organizing Committee: Kazuo UEDA (Chair, Kyushu University), Wen-Jie SONG (Accountant, Kumamoto University), Chihiro HIRAMATSU (Kyushu University), and Yumiko WATANABE (Secretariat, the Society for Bioacoustics)
The Programming Committee: Ikuo MATSUO (Chair, Tohoku Gakuin University), Hiroshi RIQUIMAROUX (Shandong
University, Brown University, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center), and Takuma TAKANASHI (FFPRI)
Cosponsored by the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Research Center for Applied Perceptual Science, Kyushu University, Physiological Anthropology Research Center, Kyushu University, the Kyushu Chapter of the Acoustical Society of Japan, and the Research Committee of Bioacoustics, the Acoustical Society of Japan.
Supported by Asakura Publishing Co. Ltd.

You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics, which will be held in Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University from Saturday through Sunday, 12–13 December 2015.  This Meeting has the following features. All the presentations and discussions are delivered in English. Most of the contributed papers will be presented as posters. Oral presentations are given by invited senior researchers and a couple of selected junior researchers. Presentation awards are granted to excellent presentations given by students or researchers who got their degrees within three years. Participants just attending the meeting could also enjoy presentations and discussions. The banquet will be held on Saturday, 12 December 2015 at a Japanese restaurant near the conference venue (pre-registration is necessary for reserving your seat).

The technical program includes the following invited talks: Prof. Dan Margoliash, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, “Vocal learning, population coding, and intrinsic excitation,” Prof. Rolf Mueller, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech and Shandong University-Virginia Tech International Laboratory, Shandong University, “A robotic reproduction of the biosonar dynamics in horseshoe bats,” Dr. Takuma Takanashi, Department of Forest Entomology, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, “Moth hearing and sound communication: A tribute to Annemarie Surlykke,” and Prof. Tatsuhiko Harada, Department of Otolaryngology, International University of Health and Welfare Atami Hospital, and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, “Hearing assessment with otoacoustic emissions applied to experimental animal.”

Program of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics is now available.

Please refer to the Meeting Announcement and Call for Abstracts for more detailed information about the Meeting, including fees, transportations, travel directions, and accommodations.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Fukuoka!!

1. Key Dates

  • 15 September 2015  Pre-registration deadline for corresponding authors and abstract deadline for oral presentations. All the authors who would like to present a paper at the Meeting, either as a poster or a lecture, have to submit a title, author(s), and affiliation(s) by this date. Submitting an abstract at this point is mandatory for the author(s) who would like to apply for the oral presentation slots.⇒Deadline extension of pre-registrations for poster presentations: the new deadline is 15 October 2015.
  • 30 September 2015  Notification of acceptance of contributed oral papers by e-mail.
  • 15 October 2015  Abstract deadline for poster presentations.  Pre-registration for all participants will be closed and the program will be announced.
  • 27 November 2015  The attendees who are living in Japan should transfer their total amount of expenses before the date. If you come from abroad, you could pay the registration fee and the banquet expense on site in Japanese yen (cash only).

2. Joining the Society

You have to be a member of the Society for Bioacoustics, in order to present a paper at the Annual Meeting. If you have not yet joined the Society, please contact the Secretariat through the Contuct-Us page of the Society at your earliest convenience.

3. Abstract Submission

Submission of an one-page abstract is required for all corresponding authors.  A Microsoft Word template for an abstract is provided here (2015_abstract_template_E), and a LateX template (UTF-8) here (Latex_templates_UTF-8) ← A LaTeX template (UTF-8) for an abstract is now available.

4. Contacting Address

Please send an e-mail message to the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Bioacoustics <bainfo [at]>.

5. Conference Proceedings

Every participant who paid the registration fee deserves a copy of conference proceedings.  If you would like to have more, or if you are one of the members of Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University, you could purchase one for 1,000 yen on site.

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