Dear Colleagues,

You are warmly invited to participate in the 1st China-Europe Forum on Transport Noise Research. The forum will be held in Beijing, China, from October 26-30, 2010, co-organized by the Acoustical Society of China (ASC), the Key Laboratory of Noise and Vibration Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research (MWL), KTH, Sweden. The forum venue will be at Jade Palace Hotel, located at No.76 Zhi Chun Road, Hai Dian District.

The forum emerges as the requirements from the booming vehicle industry in China. Engineers and researches have to confront the increasing challenges in noise and vibration in product development. During various types of cooperation between China and Europe in the field of noise and vibration control, many times organizing an advanced course with lecturers from both China and Europe has been proposed and discussed.


 In 2009 in Torino an advance course on noise and vibration research, the CANTOR course, funded by the European Commission given at FIAT, achieved a great success. The course included 22 lectures, and most of them lasted 1.5 hours or more. The course originally expected 50 participants, but finally had 70 participants from universities, the car, train, truck, aircraft and ship industries. All the presentations and relevant materials from the CANTOR course can be downloaded at: http://www-old.ave.kth.se/ divisions /mwl /downloads/ Cantor _Presentations.zip.

The Acoustical Society of China and the Key Laboratory of Noise and Vibration Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found the CANTOR course is very interesting and have concluded that a forum with discussion on transport noise and an advance course given by experts from China and Europe is needed. The course is rather similar to the CANTOR course, while at the same time the NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) applications on automotives and trains will be emphasized. Senior NVH experts from vehicle industry and experienced noise and vibration researchers from universities and research institutions will give the lectures. Research engineers and doctoral candidates from industry and universities will be invited to attend the course.

If you wish to attend the Forum, please forward us a confirmation mail no later than 15 September. You are welcome to forward this invitation to persons who may be interested in attending. A detailed program is enclosed. 

We are looking forward to meeting you in Beijing.

Prof. Jing Tian 

President, the Acoustical Society of China

Anders Nilsson, Professor

KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), in Sweden

Co-Chairs, 1st China-Europe Forum on Transport Noise Research

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