It is a great honour for the Spanish Acoustical Society (SEA) to welcome you all to the INTER-NOISE 2019 MADRID.

This 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering is organized by the Spanish Acoustical Society (SEA) on behalf of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE).

The great number of participants, as well as the quality of their contributions, distributed in 100 technical sessions and grouped in 17 topics, and over sixty exhibitor booths, reveal the growing interest for innovative technologies to control noise.

Participants from more than 60 countries will be able to meet together and exchange on latest scientific developments in acoustics, further evolving the field of Noise Control through their discussions and sharing of information.

Moreover, participants will be able to enjoy the city of Madrid, with its rich artistic and cultural patrimony, its gastronomy, and overall, it’s joyful ambiance and warmness of people.

This year, the congress comes at the same time as we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Spanish Acoustical Society, a project promoted by our President of Honor, “in memoriam”, Professor Andrés Lara Saenz, together with a group of persons who believed Acoustics should have a great place in the future society.

This year the congress motto is “Noise Control for a better Environment. It is indeed our hope that implementing better technologies to Control of Noise, together we can improve the quality of life.

On behalf of the Spanish Acoustical Society we wish you all a good congress and a happy stay in Madrid.

The IN19 Organizing Committee
Dear Delegates and Accompanying Persons,
It is with great honor and pleasure that I welcome you on behalf of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, I-INCE, to the 48th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. This Congress is organized by the Spanish Acoustical Society on behalf of I-INCE.

The annual Inter-Noise Congress aims to disseminate information on the field of noise control engineering and to promote progress in all aspects of this field. The first INTER-NOISE Congress was held in Washington, DC in 1972 and has met in cities around the world since then, demonstrating that the need for noise control is truly international.

I-INCE was formally established in 1974 as a non-profit association according to Swiss civil law and formally announced at the 3rd Inter-Noise Congress in Washington, DC. Today, I-INCE comprises 48 member societies, plus sustaining and institutional members. Both the Institute and the Congress series have become indispensable elements of international noise control activities. The encouragement of young professionals is vitally important and I-INCE funds a number of Young Scientists Grants to assist with participation at each Congress. I-INCE has also initiated a number of new technical activities and one is the Young Professionals Workshop. The second of these workshops is being offered in conjunction with this congress. In addition NoiseNews International, jointly published with INCE-USA, is a web based magasine produced 4 times per year with both news and articles specifically relevant to noise control engineering. You can find more information about the I-INCE activities on our website .

2019 is a very appropriate time to have the INTER-NOISE Congress in Spain as it is also the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Spanish Acoustical Society. Some special events have been included in the program to recognise this celebration.

Madrid, the capital of Spain, has an extensive history and is also a modern city with all the benefits that come with that. But it is also appropriate that the theme of this Congress is Noise Control for a Better Environment. Over the next few days you have the opportunity to hear presentations from local and international participants who are developing methods to manage and control noise while retaining sound in its most desirable form. However the technical sessions are only a part of what is available throughout this Congress and we hope that you gain much from the opportunities provided by the informal discussions with colleagues during the coffee/lunch breaks and the social activities. As well, there are opportunities to see the latest products from the range of exhibitors at the technical exhibition.

In addition to participating in the congress we hope you spend some time enjoying the city of Madrid and exploring all that it has to offer.

On behalf of I-INCE and all those participating in the Congress, I would like to thank the Spanish Acoustical Society, the Organizing and Scientific Committees and the many supporting people and institutions, especially the Madrid Congress Bureau, for their enormous efforts to bring INTER-NOISE 2019 to this stage. A Congress would be nothing without the delegates who have come from near and far so it is also important, on behalf of all those involved with the organization, to thank all the delegates for your contribution to the INTER-NOISE 2019. This is truly a joint effort and we all hope that you have a most successful Congress.

Marion Burgess
President, I-INCE


The SPANISH ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY (SEA) was founded in 1969 with the purpose of promoting the progress in all fields of Acoustics by means of the study, information, diffusion and assessment. To accomplish with these purposes SEA organizes regularly a yearly congress, TECNIACUSTICA, in collaboration with the Portuguese Acoustical Society (SPA), and also participates actively with other acoustical associations at European and International level. SEA, among other international congresses, has organized in 1977 and 2007 the International Congress on Acoustics (ICA) in Madrid; also in 2002 the European Congress FORUM ACUSTICUM in Sevilla.
SEA publishes the Journal “REVISTA DE ACÚSTICA”.

This year will be the 50th Anniversary of the SPANISH ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY (SEA).
SEA Board
HONOUR PRESIDENT: Andrés Lara Sáenz (In memoriam)
PRESIDENT: Antonio Pérez-López
VICEPRESIDENTS: Amando García Rodríguez; José Salvador Santiago Páez
GENERAL SECRETARY: Antonio Calvo-Manzano Ruiz
Harald Aagesen Muñoz
Juan Luis Aguilera
Jesús Alba Fernández
Miguel Arana Burgui
Higini Arau Puchades
Itziar Aspuru
Joan Casamajó Monclus
Francésc Daumal Doménech
Ana Delgado Portela
César Díaz Sanchidrian
Ana Espinel Valdivieso
Ricardo Hernández Molina
María Machimbarrena
Juan José Martínez Requena
Plácido Perera Melero
Enrique Riera F. de Sarabia
Jordi Romeu Garbi
José María Ruiz Pérez
Luis Vega Catalán
Teofilo Zamarreño García




The International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) was founded in 1974. It is a worldwide consortium of organizations concerned with noise control, acoustics and vibration. The primary focus of the Institute is on unwanted sounds and on vibrations producing such sounds when transduced.

I-INCE is the organizer of the INTER-NOISE Series of International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering held annually in leading cities of the world. The first INTER-NOISE was hold in 1972 Washington and the next congress will be in 2020 in Seul, South Korea.

I-INCE Board
President: M. Burgess
President-elect: R. Bernhard
Past President: J. Scheuren
Secretary General: P. Donavan
Treasurer: D. Manvell
Vice Presidents:
C. Lavandier, Europe-Africa
Y. J. Kang, Asia-Pacific
D. Akkerman, Pan America
L. Maffei, Dev. & Outreach
P. Davies, Technical Activities
S. Hambric, Rules & Governance
J. Cuschieri, Comm. & Webmaster
O. von Estorff, INTER-NOISE 2016
L. Cheng, INTER-NOISE 2017
C. Moritz, INTER-NOISE 2018
K. Yamamoto, Director-at-large
A. Fiebig, Director-at-large
J. S. Bolton, Director-at-large
Distinguished Board Members:
David Holger

ISSN: 0105-175x
ISBN: 978-84-87985-31-7

Antonio Calvo-Manzano (SEA)

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