International Workshop on Acoustics and Vibration in Egypt

IWAVE 2011

The Eighth Swedish-Egyptian Workshop in Sound and Vibration Research

22nd – 23rd October 2011, Cairo, Egypt.

The Acoustical Society of Egypt announces its annual workshop on Research and Education in Acoustics and Vibration. The workshop is intended to promote Sound and Vibration research and education in Egypt through encouraging cooperation among Egyptian scientists, and with scientists around the globe. The workshop is co-sponsored by the European Commission through the TEMPUS and FP7 programmes as well as the Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF) in Egypt. This year, there will be a special session for junior researchers (M.Sc. and Ph.D. students) conducting research in sound and vibration. For the first time, there will be awards for the best presentations of the young researchers. IWAVE 2011 is also accompanied by advanced courses in wave propagation and building acoustics.

Sponsored by

TEMPUS programme

Egyptian Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF)

Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).

FP7, X-Noise Network of Excellence.

Key Dates

October 1, submission of presentation titles/abstracts

October 19-20, Advanced topics in linear wave propagation in solids and structures course

October 22, IWAVE

October 23, IWAVE Juniors

October 26-27, Building Acoustics course

Workshop Location

Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT. The IWAVE will be held at the faculty conference halls, main building, second floor. The courses will be held at the Virtual Reality Lab, Mechanical Engineering Building, fourth floor.


  1. Providing a meeting place for regional researchers in different fields related to acoustics and vibrations with applications of local importance.
  2. Introducing the local community to the latest developments in the research fields by inviting several international speakers.
  3. Encouraging young researchers to present their work to the academic and industrial communities. There will be two awards of 1000 EGP and 500 EGP for the best two presentations in IWAVE Juniors.
  4. Inviting group researchers, industries, and stakeholders in the MEDA Countries interested in aircraft external noise to join and actively participate in the European Network of Excellence X-Noise.

Keynote Speakers

  1. Prof. Sten Ljunggren, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Planning with respect to wind turbine noise. Some Swedish experiences.
  2. Prof. Anders Nilsson, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. The design of engine foundations to reduce energy transfer from engine to main structure.


  1. “Advanced topics in linear wave propagation in solids and structures”Instructed by Prof. Sergey Sorokin, Aalborg University, Denmark.
  2. “Building Acoustics”
    Instructed by Prof. Sten Ljunggren, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.


  • Aircraft External Noise
  • Vehicle Noise
  • Environmental Noise
  • Occupational Noise
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Traffic and Airport Noise
  • ·Active and Passive Vibration and Acoustic Control


The language of the workshop is English. Interested speakers are invited to submit their abstracts on no more than two pages including authors’ names and affiliations. The speakers are also encouraged to provide their manuscript or their presentation in advance in electronic form (PDF or PowerPoint) to be included in the workshop CD which will be distributed during the workshop.

Abstracts should be sent to


Workshop registration for ASE members: Free.

Workshop registration for non-members: 60 EGP.

Course registration for ASE members: 750 EGP.

This includes attending all sessions, lunches, coffee breaks, and workshop dinner.

Organizing Committee

· Tamer Elnady, Ain Shams University (ASU), Egypt.

  • Wael Akl, AinShamsUniversity (ASU), Egypt.
  • Adel Elsabbagh, AinShamsUniversity (ASU), Egypt.

· Hans Bodén, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.

· Mats Åbom, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.

Contact Details

The Acoustical Society of Egypt

ASU Sound & Vibration Lab., Faculty of Engineering, AinShamsUniversity

1 Elsarayat St.

, Abbaseya, 11517 Cairo, Egypt., Tel/Fax: +20 2 26828114

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