next 50 years of noise control

  • The congress program will cover all aspects of noise control engineering, acoustics and vibration
  • Special sessions or events will be held to celebrate the 50th inter-noise congress

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens | 15 October 2020

Registration Opens | 15 December 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline | 15 January 2021

Young Professionals Grant Application Deadline | 15 January 2021

Notification of Young Professionals Travel Grant Awards | 15 February 2021

Paper Submission (ASSESSMENT Required) Deadline | 15 February 2021

Final Paper Submission Deadline | 7 April 2021

Final Paper Submission Deadline for ASSESSED Papers (based on suggestions provided) | 7 April 2021

Early-Bird Registration Deadline for Authors | 7 April 2021

Technical Program Posted | 15 May 2021

Early-Bird Registration Deadline for Non-Authors and Accompanying Persons | 15 June 2021

Early Hotel Registration Cut-Off | 15 June 2021

Regular Registration Rate Applies from | 15 June 2021

Full Congress Program Posted | 15 June 2021


A broad array of topics will be offered in the technical sessions in accordance with the style of previous inter·noise Congresses. Here is a listing of the technical areas with many sessions to be added:

  1. Flow Induced Noise and Vibration
  2. Vibro-acoustics and Structure-borne Noise
  3. Simulation, General Modeling and Model Validation
  4. Signal Processing, Measurements, Sound Reproduction, Diagnostics for Noise and Vibration Engineering
  5. Aircraft Noise
  6. Railroad Noise
  7. Road Transportation Noise
  8. Vehicle Noise and Vibration
  9. Underwater and Maritime Acoustics
  10. Industrial Noise
  11. Acoustic Materials and Passive Noise Control Systems
  12. Active Noise Control
  13. Building Noise & Vibration and Architectural Acoustics
  14. Environmental Noise
  15. Soundscapes
  16. Health Effects of Noise
  17. Psychoacoustics, Sound Quality and Product Noise
  18. Pan-American Symposium
  19. 50th INTER-NOISE Anniversary
  20. Theme-Related Topics (The Next 50 Years of Noise Control)

Each topic will be organized by international experts. Invited as well as contributed papers are very welcome. Proposals for technical sessions and workshops are welcome and should be addressed to the Technical Program Chair at

Special Sessions

50th Anniversary and Plenary & Keynote Lectures

Theme Related Sessions

Special emphasis will be placed on emerging areas of noise control for the next 50 years. Topics may include:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for noise control or background minimization for improved tele-commuting
  • Acoustic metamaterials and cloaking
  • Influence of high-performance and quantum computing on noise control
  • Psychoacoustics and neuroscience
  • UAVs and the future urban soundscape, etc.

Plenary and Keynote Lectures

These will feature speakers from inside and outside the noise control community, with special focus on how emerging technologies might transform their specialties over the next 50 years.

50th Congress Special Events

Special sessions or events will be held to mark the 50 years of progress in noise control since the first inter·noise Congress in 1972, but also to look forward and speculate on what could be achieved in the next 50 years. Materials will be prepared that celebrate the 50 years of inter·noise Congresses and the International Institute of Noise Control, provide some thoughts on successes and continuing challenges, and some speculations on how advances in technology, as well as health, societal and environmental issues will affect global noise control in the future.

Special Pan American Symposia (one day event)

+75 Delegates from Latin America

“A great hosting and networking opportunity, likely to be a game changer for Latin America”
– Davi Akkerman (Congress Co-President)

  • Environmental noise management for planning quieter cities in developing countries
  • Acoustic comfort in buildings: International reality for standardization of performance parameters
  • Contact email:

Exhibition & Sponsorship

  • The exposition (with space for up to 100 booths) will enable companies or organizations to display the latest in technology and services in the areas of noise control, acoustics and relevant fields during the Congress. The exposition will be the focal point for the Exposition Opening Reception and coffee and refreshments during daily breaks in the schedule of technical presentations.
  • It is an unique opportunity to be a sponsor and have your organization’s name prominently displayed via congress website and program, and during special events or receptions.
  • Contact emails:
    Sponsorship: or

Students/Young Professionals

  • The I-INCE has allocated 20 grant awards (600 EUR each) to facilitate the travel of young professionals; for details go to:
  • Noise Control Practice School is planned for young professionals on Sunday before the Congress opens
  • Student volunteers to assist the technical sessions and special events

Social Programs

  • Several receptions are planned, for example after the opening and closing ceremonies
  • Accompanying persons program, events and tours will be arranged
  • Technical and sightseeing tours to be arranged