ICSV21, the 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration, will be held in Beijing, China on 13-17 July 2014. The Congress is sponsored by the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), co-organized by the Acoustical Society of China (ASC) and the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IACAS). The organizers warmly invite and welcome all the prospective participants around the world to come and join us. The theme of the Congress is "In Depth Sound and Vibration Research", by which we want to stress the physical insights in the mechanisms of sound and vibration. Technical papers on this theme will be accepted and specially acknowledged. Other papers in all fields of sound and vibration will also be welcome.
Beijing is a historic city, and also a modern metropolis. It is the cultural centre, and the administrative capital of China. Its history dates back three millennia. As the last of the four great ancient capitals of China, Beijing has been the political centre of the country in much of the past seven centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, gardens, tombs, great walls and gates, and also the hundreds of famous universities, research institutes, and professional organizations. In the city, you will find all the contrasts of modern China. Teeming neighborhoods and birch tress are woven together by elevated highways and modern skyscrapers. The well organized social and technical activities, pre- and post-congress tours, will bring you into a typical national but also international, a traditional but also ever-changing world of China.
The Congress will feature a broad range of high-level technical papers from all over the world. Distinguished lecturers will present brilliant presentations for our technical sessions and some discussions with a focus on the Congress theme. Meanwhile, extensive exhibitions of sound and vibration control technology, measurement instrumentation and equipment, and various social activities will be featured. The congress will supply you with an opportunity to communicate with other scientists and engineers about recent research advances, and exchange ideas in innovative technologies, find further development spaces, meet old friends and make new business partners in the field of sound and vibration.
With your participation, ICSV21 will prove to be a very exciting event, a fruitful opportunity, to promote scientific research and technological development of sound and vibration in various respects.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Beijing.
Prof. Dr. Jing Tian
General Chair of ICSV21
Prof. Malcolm J. Crocker
Executive Director, IIAV
International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration IIAV
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