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2nd Symposium : The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, September 1-3, 2021, Verona, Italy
20-02-2021 15:07

2nd Symposium : The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, September 1-3, 2021, Verona, Italy

First announcement and Call for Abstract
The Symposium on The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, the second on this topic after the one held in Patras (Greece) in 2011, aims to bring together experts to present and discuss all aspects related to the acoustic properties of these monuments which are often still used for public performances including opera, drama, speech and music. The evolution and development of new technologies for the multichannel measurement systems, together with acoustic simulations, auralisation methods and virtual reconstructions, have generated renewed interest in these spaces. These aspects, as well as more interdisciplinary studies, will be presented and discussed. This year the Symposium is associated with the International Year of Sound  2020-2021.
The event is organized by the Acoustical Society of Italy (A.I.A) and the European Acoustics Association (E.A.A.), with the collaboration of the Hellenic Institute of Acoustics (HEL.IN.A.).

Location
The Symposium will be held in the city of Verona, Italy, with the famous Arena and the Roman Theatre, as well as other historic theatres and tourist attractions.

Topics (sessions, workshops, ..)
The program will include keynote speeches, invited presentations in structured sessions, contributed papers and posters, technical visits, workshops and demos. 
Authors are invited to submit a contribution on topics related, but not limited to:
Advanced measurement and modelling techniques for ancient performing spaces
Virtual reconstruction of ancient buildings and spaces
Acoustic characterisation of ancient theatres and other historical buildings and ritual spaces
Perceptual and subjective preference: intelligibility, spatial and other qualitative aspects of the sound-field
Archaeo-acoustics 
Historic soundscapes 
'Ancient' theatres vs. Renaissance, Baroque and 'modern' theatres 
Design of open-air performance spaces and shells: learning from the past
Adapting ancient theatres for modern use

General Chairs
Arianna Astolfi, TC-RBA of the E.A.A.
Patrizio Fausti, A.I.A.
John Mourjopoulos, HEL.IN.A.

Important Deadlines
Deadline for abstracts: 15/03/2021
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31/03/2021
Preliminary program: 30/04/2021
Deadline for papers for proceedings: 15/05/2021
Final program: 30/06/2021

Proceedings - Special Issue of international journal
Selected papers to appear in a Special Issue of a journal after the Symposium, following peer reviewing process.

Please follow announcements
https://www.acustica-aia.it/eventi/Verona2020



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