Symposia and Conferences Concerning Airport Noise

[Updated February 7, 2011]

Acoustical Society of America

The Acoustical Society of America holds annual meetings. Aircraft and airport noise is a major concern of papers presented at the annual meetings. The society's website has abstracts of papers from meetings since 1992.

Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction Symposium (ANERS)

Sponsored by the Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France (AAAF) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

ANERS 2005 (May 24-26, 2005, Monterey, California)

ANERS 2007 (June 25-27, 2007, La Baule, France)

ANERS 2009 (Sept. 21-23, 2009, Hilton Head, South Carolina)

ANERS 2011 (October 25-27, 2011, Marseille, France)

AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference

Originally the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aeroacoustics Conference, now cosponsored by the Confederation of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS).

10th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (May 10-12, 2004)

11th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (May 23-25, 2005)

12th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (May 8-10, 2006, Hampton, VA)

13th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (May 20-23, 2007, Rome) (28th AIAA Aeroacoustics)

14th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (May 5-7, 2008, Vancouver) (29th AIAA Aeroacoustics)

15th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (May 11-13, 2009, Miami) (30th AIAA Aeroacoustics)

16th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (June 7-9, 2010, Stockholm) (31st AIAA Aeroacoustics)

17th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (June 6-8, 2011, Portland, Oregon) (32d AIAA Aeroacoustics)


This annual conference of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, begun in 1974, is an important forum for expert papers on airport noise problems. Papers cover noise science, health effects, psychological testing, abatement programs, etc. For information on ordering papers, see Proceedings, 1972 - 1996. See on-line programs and proceedings for:

Inter-Noise 97 (Pennsylvania State University, June 15-17, 1997).

Inter-Noise 98 (Christchurch, New Zealand, 1998)

Inter-Noise 99 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dec. 6-8, 1999)

Inter-Noise 2000 (Nice, France, August 27-30, 2000)

Inter-Noise 2001 (The Hague, The Netherlands, August 27-30, 2001).

Inter-noise 2003 (Seogwipo, Korea, August 25-28, 2003).

Inter-noise 2004 (Prague, August 22-25, 2004).

Inter-noise 2005 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7-10, 2005).

Inter-noise 2006 (Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 3-6, 2006)






National Organization to Insure a Sound-Controlled Environment (N.O.I.S.E.)

N.O.I.S.E. is an organization of representatives of local governments primarily from jurisdictions that do not own the airport by which they are impacted. It holds an annual conference with a variety of technical panels and workshops.

Noise as a Public Health Problem

This series of international congresses, sponsored by the International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise, is a rich source of reports on the health effects of aircraft noise. Nine topics are covered by these meetings: noise-induced hearing loss, noise and communication, nonauditory physiological effects induced by noise, influence of noise on performance and behaviour, effects of noise on sleep, community responses to noise, noise and animals, effects of noise combined with other agents, and regulations and standards. Congresses are held every five years; the first was held in 1968 in Dubrovnik. The next will be held in 2008 in Connecticut. The following proceedings are available:

1973 -- Proceedings of the International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (Dubrovnik), W.D. Ward, ed., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report 550/9-73-008.

1978 -- III. International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (Freiburg), J.V. Tobias, G. Jansen, and W.D. Ward, eds., American Speech Language Hearing Assn., Report 10, Rockville, Maryland.

1983 -- Noise as a Public Health Problem (Milan), G. Rossi, ed., Edizioni Tecniche a cura del Centro Ricerche e Studi Amplifon, Milan.

1988 -- Noise as a Public Health Problem: New Advances in Noise Research (Stockholm), B. Berglund, U. Berglund, J. Karlsson, and T. Lindvall, eds., Swedish Council for Building Research, Stockholm.

1993 -- Noise as a Public Health Problem: Proceedings of the 6th International Congress (Nice), M. Vallet, ed., Institut National de Recherche sur les Transport et leur Securite, Bron, France.

1998 -- Noise Effects '98: 7th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (Sydney, Aus.), N. Carter and R.F.S. Job, eds., Noise Effects '98 Pty., Sydney.

2003 -- 8th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (Rotterdam)

2008 -- 9th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (Foxwoods, Connecticut).

2011 -- 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (London).

Society of Automotive Engineers

Despite its name, the society embraces all modes of transportation, including aviation. The society has an Aircraft Noise Committee. Annual meetings of the society are an important source of papers on aircraft noise measurement issues; abstracts of past papers on aircraft noise can be retrieved using the search engine on the society's home page.

University of California Symposium on Aviation Noise and Air Quality

These annual symposia are intended for individuals with responsibility for the management, technical implementation, and/or legal analysis of airport noise programs, public information officers, planners, and community affairs professionals, as well as the general public. The program began in 1985 and until 2007 was managed by the Technology Transfer Program of the Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Beginning in 2007 it is managed by the UC Davis Air Quality Research Center.

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