Popular Publications Posts – August

Popular Facebook - Aug

We’re coming to the end of the month, which means it’s time to review popular posts from our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.

Facebook users were quick to click on the post about a book review of Spatial Sound—Principles and Applications, Second Edition. If you would also like to find out more about how this book introduces principles and methods of spatial sound, access the review directly at https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0020656.

Folks over on Instagram really liked this post featuring a figure from “Ventilated acoustic metasurface with low-frequency sound insulation” published in JASA Express Letters. To read more about how this metamaterial could aid in maintaining natural indoor ventilation while effectively insulating against external noise, read the article at https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0020133.

Rounding out the social media highlights, here is an engaging POMA post from LinkedIn. If the figure of the tetrahedral mesh elements for numerical simulation makes you want to learn more about “Coupled simulation of vibration and sound field of Stradivari’s violin,” read the open access article at https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0001776.

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Popular instagram - aug

popular instagram - aug

Popular Publications Posts – July

Welcome to the first monthly roundup of popular publication highlights! The Propagations Blog is delighted to share articles that generated interest on our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages. In case you missed them, here are two captivating publications that piqued the curiosity of our followers.

One of our most clicked posts on Facebook was about Signal Processing. The featured article proposes a solution for the challenging task of separating overlapping calls and environmental noise in passive acoustic monitoring of complex soundscapes. If you’re intrigued by this topic, give the article a read. You can access it directly at https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0013505.

For the original post, visit the ASA official Facebook page at https://ow.ly/4PyP50PkYaK.

Our Instagram followers liked this article published in POMA. The research introduces a Bayes Factor inference processor designed for high-frequency broadband active monostatic sonar in shallow water environments with a vertical aperture.

popular facebook - july

popular instagram - julyDive into the details by reading the complete article at https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0001734.

Check out the original post on the ASA official Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/p/CuQLykZLzo6/.

Last, but not least, a post about a JASA-EL Editor’s pick engaged LinkedIn users.

popular linkedin - augThe paper develops an approach to estimate both water-column and seabed properties by the inversion of ocean acoustic data. Read the entire open access letter at https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0019706 or review the original post on the ASA official LinkedIn profile at https://ow.ly/FkN850PlRZs.

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Outstanding Student Authors

The Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) serves as a platform for showcasing acoustics research presented at Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Meetings. With the winners of the POMA Student Paper Competition from the 184th ASA Meeting soon to be announced, we would like to highlight some past winners. These outstanding papers delve into diverse areas of acoustics, ranging from directional acoustic structures and computational fluid dynamics to array deformations and transfer functions.

Lara Díaz-García, Andrew Reid, Joseph Jackson-Camargo, and James Windmill. “Directional passive acoustic structures inspired by the ear of Achroia grisella.” Proc. Mtgs. Acoust 50, 032001 (2022) doi: https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0001715

This paper explores the fascinating concept of developing small and directional microphones inspired by the ear of the moth, Achroia grisella. The researchers employ bio-inspiration to overcome the challenge of achieving directional hearing in miniature microphones. By combining analytical equations, finite element modeling, 3D-printing, and experimental measurements, they demonstrate the feasibility of creating innovative microphones with improved directional hearing capabilities.


Mara Salut Escarti-Guillem, Luis M. Garcia-Raffi, Sergio Hoyas, and Oliver Gloth. “Assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics acoustic prediction accuracy and deflector impact on launch aero-acoustic environment.” Proc. Mtgs. Acoust 50, 040001 (2022) doi: https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0001716

This paper focuses on the assessment of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in predicting acoustic environments during launch activities. The researchers investigate the accuracy of CFD simulations in predicting the aero-acoustic environment and the impact of deflectors on noise reduction. Through their study, they provide valuable insights into the use of CFD for optimizing launch vehicle design and reducing noise emissions.


Kanad Sarkar, Manan Mittal, Ryan Corey, Andrew Singer. “Measuring and Exploiting the Locally Linear Mapping between Relative Transfer Functions and Array deformations.” Proc. Mtgs. Acoust 50, 055001 (2022) doi: https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0001707

This paper delves into the measurement and utilization of the locally linear mapping between relative transfer functions and array deformations. The researchers propose a novel approach to exploit the relationship between acoustic transfer functions and array deformations, enabling improved understanding and control of the acoustic field. Their findings have implications for various applications, including acoustic imaging, sound source localization, and beamforming.

Stay tuned for the announcement of winners from the 184th ASA meeting in Chicago!

To all the students reading this post, make sure to submit your abstracts by July 24, 2023, so that you can participate in the upcoming POMA Student Paper Competition for the 185th ASA Meeting in Sydney, Australia! Up to five student papers will receive an award of USD $300 and the opportunity to appear on the ASA publications podcast, Across Acoustics. Submitting to POMA is not only a chance to win recognition but also a great opportunity to boost a CV or resume with an editor-reviewed proceedings paper. For complete competition information, visit the ASA meetings page.

We encourage you to listen to all the student paper competition episodes on the podcast. These episodes offer valuable insights into cutting-edge research and highlight the achievements of young acousticians like yourself.

Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) – Promoting Global Reach through Cosponsored Meetings

Helen Wall Murray

POMA Manuscript Manager


It has been a long-standing tradition that the ASA offers cosponsorship and financial support to non-ASA meetings dedicated to acoustics-related topics and research. The Executive Council reviews and approves applications for cosponsorship, and financial support is provided through the ASA Technical Initiative Program. For organizations whose meetings meet the criteria and receive approval, an additional courtesy is then offered – an invitation and opportunity to publish their meeting proceedings in POMA.

In 2022, POMA published proceedings from meetings focused on Nonlinear Acoustics, Underwater Acoustics and Musical Acoustics.  Over the past few years, other topics highlighted were Long Range Sound Propagation, Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life and Ultrasonics.  Each meeting is permanently archived in a specific Volume on the POMA home page and the published papers are actively promoted through the ASA social media accounts.

Considering the multidisciplinary nature of the ASA, it only seems natural that papers from various acoustics-related meetings in the US and worldwide would find a permanent home in POMA. Therefore, each year, POMA Editor Megan Ballard makes it a top priority to reach out to newly approved meeting organizers, inviting them to take advantage of POMA’s flexible scheduling and workflow.  Customized meeting logos can be highlighted on cover pages, along with the formal POMA and ASA branding. POMA’s team of expert Associate Editors work diligently to review papers in a timely fashion and often work hand in hand with Guest Associate Editors from a specific meeting. Through the years, this collaboration has fostered collegiality and interconnectedness among the various technical and research areas of acoustics science.

The POMA Editorial Board always welcomes organizers of cosponsored meetings to reach out and take advantage of this unique and streamlined opportunity to publish their proceedings.

For more information, Guidelines for ASA Support of Non-ASA Meetings and POMA Cosponsored Meeting Information (for detailed information on using POMA, including publishing fees) are available here: https://acousticalsociety.org/meeting-information/.

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the POMA Manuscript Manager at poma@acousticalsociety.org.

POMA Captures Meeting Momentum

Helen Wall Murray

POMA Manuscript Manager


Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) is a benefit to all ASA Meeting attendees, not just because it offers a rapid publication path for articles based on presentations and posters, but because it serves as the collective record for preliminary investigations, initial findings, case studies, hot topics and timely research, as well as the ongoing global conversation shared by ASA members and the wider acoustics community at the time of a conference.  Each Volume of POMA provides a snapshot of an ASA meeting past and present.

The 184th Meeting of Acoustical Society of America which took place in Chicago earlier this month felt very much like a throwback meeting:  More than 1,000 presentations were scheduled in the program; attendees were seen navigating the floor/room maps, occupying escalators and elevators in swift pursuit of the next session or presentation; seats were quite full at society-wide events; energy levels were high and attitudes ambitious. An outsider might very well have inquired, What’s all the rush about?  Well, the answer remains quite simple: Five days designed specifically for sharing and observing cutting-edge research and in-depth analysis related to and focused on the broad-ranging science of acoustics.

But, even the most ambitious of attendees may not have been able to share and absorb all of the information that they intended to express or capture during the 5-day meeting. POMA, by design, provides the ideal solution. Turn your talk or poster into a written article. Create a record of your research for all to read and revisit.

Currently POMA is receiving papers from the 184th Meeting as well as papers from all past ASA Meetings. The submission portal is simple and quick and formatting instructions and templates are available in both Word and LaTeX. In principle, any article based on an oral presentation or poster delivered at any ASA meeting is eligible for publication in POMA. Manuscripts are reviewed from the standpoints of clarity and correctness by an outstanding team of Associate Editors and are published online shortly after being accepted. You can learn more about the components of a good POMA article from our POMA Editor and Associate Editors.

Good News for ASA Students!

POMA is holding its 3rd society-wide Student Paper Competition for a POMA submission based on a presentation or poster from the Chicago meeting.

Up to five student papers will receive an award of USD $300. Additionally, the student paper winners will be noted on the POMA cover page and their articles will be promoted in email and social media campaigns.

To qualify for the award, an author must:

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the presented work was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that the student author does not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
  • be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract and POMA manuscript and present the paper at the meeting.
  • submit the POMA manuscript by the competition deadline, which is 30 days after the conclusion of the meeting. For this meeting, manuscripts must be submitted on or before 11 June 2023.

To enter: Indicate your paper is part of the POMA Student Paper Competition by selecting this option during the POMA submission process.

Selection: The papers will be rated by the POMA Associate Editor corresponding the technical area in which the paper was presented. The top related papers will be evaluated by the POMA Editor, POMA Assistant Editor, and POMA Manuscript Manager and up to five winning papers will be selected.

Additional Instructions

  • To ensure the article passes the initial quality check, please follow all manuscript preparation and submission instructions.  See also the submission checklist.
  • The competition deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, 11 June 2023.  Any manuscripts received after this will be considered for publication in POMA but will be ineligible for the competition.
  • Regardless of the competition outcome, the opportunity to publish an editor-reviewed proceedings paper will enhance your CV/resume and help you take an important intermediate step toward a peer-reviewed publication.

To hear interviews with the winners of the past two POMA Student Paper Competitions visit Across Acoustics, the official Podcast of the ASA.

As always, we look forward to receiving your POMA submissions and thank you for your past contributions!