INTER-NOISE 2011, the 40th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, will be held in Osaka, Japan From 2011 September 4 through September 7. The Congress is sponsored by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) and co-organized by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of Japan (INCE/J) and the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ). The organizers and the Organizing Committee of the Congress extend a warm welcome to all prospective participants world-wide and invite all to join us in Osaka to discuss the latest advancements in noise and vibration control engineering and technology, focusing on our Congress Theme of "Sound Environment as a Global Issue".
INTER-NOISE 2011 will feature a broad range of invited and contributed papers, together with plenary and keynote lectures by distinguished speakers. There will be extensive exhibitions of noise and vibration control technology, measuring instruments, equipment and systems from all over the world. Technical papers on the Congress Theme will be accepted with a special acknowledgement. Research papers in all other fields of noise and vibration are welcome.
INTER-NOISE 2011 will be held at the Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka), directly connected to the Rihga Royal Hotel and easily accessible for international flights. Grand Cube Osaka is located close to the city centre of Osaka, which is the second largest city in Japan and is the center of commerce, culture, food, etc in the Kansai Area with many historical sites such as Osaka Castle. It is our pleasure to welcome you to INTER-NOISE 2011 and Osaka. We are sure you will enjoy all aspects of the Congress and Osaka. We look forward to meeting you in Osaka.
Ichiro Yamada, Congress President
On behalf of the INTER-NOISE 2011 Congress Organizing Committee