June 11, 2012
Dear Colleagues:

The 19th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics has ended as scheduled. We would like to express our hearty thanks to all participants and to those who have contributed to the symposium.

The proceedings are available in the form of book entitled as "NONLINEAR ACOUSTICS State-of-the-Art and Perspectives" from Springer Verlag or at the website of American Institute of Physics.

The pdf file of the program and abstracts is available here. The slides of "Early History of ISNA" presented by Professor Mark F. Hamilton in the Opening Ceremony on May 21 are also available here. Note that the slides have been revised from those presented in the ceremony.

The 20th ISNA has been decided to be held in June, 2015 and in Lyon, France.

With many thanks and best regards

Tomoo Kamakura
Nobumasa Sugimoto
Co-chairmen of the 19th ISNA



May 1, 2012
Dear Colleagues:

The 19th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics postponed is rescheduled to be held from May 21 to 24, 2012 in Tokyo. The venue is unchanged. Except for the dates, there are no other changes.

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The website for submission of paper is now open. Please upload your paper and Transfer of Copyright Agreement in pdf format and, if necessary, Permission to reprint published materials in a single pdf file. Deadline of submission is May 24, 2012, which should be strictly observed.

Registration desk will open from 16:00 to 19:00 on May 20 (Sun) at the entrance on the first (ground) floor of the International Conference Center. On May 21, registration will begin from 8:00 at the entrance.

We are looking forward to meeting you soon.

With best regards

T. Kamakura: Member of International Organizing Committee
N. Sugimoto: President of Nonlinear Acoustics Society of Japan
Co-chairmen of the 19th ISNA


Welcome to Tokyo!


Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce that the forthcoming 19th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics (ISNA) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from August 1 to 4*, 2011, at the International Conference Center of Waseda University. This venue was decided at the last (18th) ISNA held in 2008 at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in response to the invitation by the Nonlinear Acoustics Society of Japan (NASJ).
The ISNA, which was first held in 1968 at New London, Connecticut, USA, was held annually or every two years up to 1978, and since then has been held every three years. It has thus now been taking place for more than 40 years. This fact owes not only to the zeal of the former organizers and participants but also to their excellent foresight; the ISNA is a forerunner of many symposia focusing on the importance of nonlinearity and its target is oriented just along the right direction in creating a new nonlinear science. At the same time, the outcomes of the symposia have contributed greatly to solving real problems in various fields such as energy, environments, medicine, and so forth, and ultimately to enhancing the quality of life. The topics covered at the symposia have recently become very diverse and also highly interdisciplinary. Inheriting such a good tradition to display its raison dfetre in new age to come, the scope of the symposium is set with the aims of exploring new subjects and new directions of research.
In 1984, the 10th ISNA was held in Kobe, Japan, and after a quarter of a century, it will return to Japan in 2011. In 1981, prior to the Kobe symposium, the NASJ was established and has since been active in promoting the advancement of nonlinear acoustics. All members of the society cordially invite you to participate in this symposium by providing a forum for eminent scientists and engineers to discuss problems and exchange ideas in an academic atmosphere. The program will consist of invited lectures and oral and poster presentations. All papers presented at the symposium will be published by the American Institute of Physics in one volume of the Conference Proceedings series.
As Tokyo is one of the busiest capitals in the world and the conference site is located just in the heart of the metropolitan area, you will be able to observe and experience both modern and traditional aspects of Japanese life. You may also discover beautiful scenery and many features of interest in the countryside. We hope that you may partake in some sightseeing or travel by yourself and enjoy your stay in Japan in addition to participating in the symposium.
If you are interested in contributing to the symposium, we would like to encourage you to submit abstract of your paper until the end of January, 2011 until February 14, 2011.
We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo.
Tomoo Kamakura: Member of International Organizing Committee
Nobumasa Sugimoto: President of NASJ
Co-chairmen of the 19th ISNA
*Please notice that the dates announced previously have been delayed by one week to the ones indicated above and the dates from August 1 to 4, 2011 are fixed.