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.


19 February 2021Italy

Waiting for Matera … 7

Waiting for Matera is a cycle of free educational seminars, in webinar mode. The program includes 12 events that will be held on some Fridays of each month during the lunch break, from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. It will start on 2 October 2020 and will end on 23 April 2021.

We will start by talking about soundscapes during the lockdown and global comfort at the time of COVID, then moving on to acoustics in school environments and the design of teaching spaces, through the introduction of new technical tools such as machine-learning and regulatory tools such as UNI 11532-2: 2020. We will then talk about noise in densely occupied places, in restaurants and wind farms, sensor and monitoring networks, virtual reality simulations and applications, wooden buildings, acoustic metamaterials, vibroacoustic methods for elastic / viscoelastic characterization. of materials and structures, of performance-based design; issues related to the most recent developments in applied acoustics.

The speakers will be young researchers and professionals, experts in acoustics and other disciplines related to the study of sound.

Each webinar, lasting one hour, will be structured according to an interactive format between speakers and participants.

The first in the 2nd cycle, the 7th overall, is:

– 19.2.21, 1.30-2.30 pm “Extended networks of sensors for the monitoring of noise and vibrations. Metrological aspects and data management.”

Scientific committee / organizer on behalf of AIA: Arianna Astolfi, Francesco Asdrubali, Sergio Luzzi, Francesco Martellotta

Location: online

Organisation Responsible: AIA

Contact: Simona Senesi, at


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