Updated: 28-11-2017


Call for papers: Special Issue in Building and Environment

Advances in Environmental Acoustics

Guest Editor: Maarten Hornikx, Associate Professor Urban Acoustics, Eindhoven University of Technology

The quality of the outdoor sound environment is one of the most important conditions for a healthy urban living environment. Moreover, the perceived quality of outdoor spaces largely depends on its acoustics, which can make environments amongst others enjoyable and restorative. Research in the field of environmental acoustics is needed to develop methodologies that predict and evaluate the quality of the outdoor sound environment, and approaches are to be developed to improve the environment. With the increasing number of outdoor sound sources, most of them being considered as noise sources, and with the increase of the global urbanization, environmental acoustics is a research area that deserves continuous developments in order to enable that healthy and positive acoustic environments can be created. At the same time, new methodologies have recently emerged, amongst others large scale acoustic monitoring systems, virtual acoustic techniques, improved methods for predicting urban sound fields, and new ways to define positive valued environments.
It is for this reason that this call for a virtual special issue on advances in environmental acoustics is launched. Original research papers on the following list of non-exclusive topics are welcomed: i) Acoustic characterization and analysis of outdoor sound sources; ii) New ways of measuring or predicting environmental sound fields; iii) Research on environmental noise control measures; iv) Studies on effects of environmental noise on health, v) Studies towards positive sound environments including soundscaping, vi) Application of state-of-art techniques in virtual acoustics to environmental studies, vii) Best practice studies on environmental acoustic interventions.
The deadline for submission is 31 May 2018.   Submit here

Activity overview


Journals Acta Acustica united with Acustica Associate Editor Computational and Numerical Acoustics 2017-now
Journal Building and Environment Editorial Board Member 2017-now
Journal Building and Environment Guest editor 2018
Journal of Building Performance Simulation Guest editor 2015
Other Platform of Benchmark Cases in Computational Acoustics Associate editor


Journals Acta Acustica united with Acustica
Applied Acoustics
Building and Environment
Building Simulation: An International Journal
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Journal of Building Performance Simulation
Journal of Sound and Vibration
Environmental Engineering Management Journal
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Noise Control Engineering Journal
Other FWO