International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


17 - 19 August 2020Singapore

Digitization of Urban Noise and Sound in a Smart Nation

rescheduled from 25 February 2020

This public workshop is to create awareness of how the latest digital technologies are providing new approaches that can ease the operational process for public agencies and citizens to better understanding our surrounding aural environment and providing intelligent digital alternatives in sensing and mitigating urban noise.

Session 1 (17 August 2020) Sensing of Noise Sources and its Applications in Urban Environment
• Noise Source Identification and Control of Pedestrian Warning Sounds in Electric Vehicles, Prof. Steve Elliott, University of Southampton, UK
• Audio Intelligence Monitoring at the Edge (AI-ME) in Urban Environment, Prof. Woon-Seng Gan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Session 2 (18 August 2020) Application of Active Noise Control (ANC) to Building and Construction
• A Trial of Mitigating Floor Impact Noise by ANC technique and other ANC Topics in the Construction Field, Prof. Masaharu Nishimura, N.Lab, Machinery Noise Consulting,Japan
• Active Noise Control and its Application for Mitigating Noise through Open Window, Prof. Woon-Seng Gan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Session 3 (19 August 2020) Soundscape and the Role of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in its Design and Implementation Digitalisation of Urban Noise Sensing, Noise Control and Soundscape Technologies
• Soundscape Design: Beyond Quietness, Asst. Prof. Joo Young Hong, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
• Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Soundscape Evaluation and Design, Dr. Bhan Lam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Location: Singapore

Organisation Responsible: Nanyang Technological University and Housing Development Board, Singapore

Contact: Woon-Seng Gan, at


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