The scientific program will be composed of sessions of plenary talks, thematic and non-thematic symposia, and poster presentations.
The conference will start from Monday 12th Sept at 8h30 until Friday 16th Sept at 18h30. See a preliminary schedule below.
In order to welcome more participants, the conference will take place in two rooms: the main amphitheater (130 seats) and an additional amphitheater (40 seats, close to the main one) where talks will be retransmitted in live (audio & video).


A final program of the conference can be download
A list of posters (sessions 1 & 2) can be found here.


Bioacoustics and Honesty in Vertebrate Communication: Beyond Handicaps
Prof. Tecumseh FITCH, Dept. of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Founding Researches on Acoustic Communication in Primates
Dr. Jean-Pierre GAUTIER, CNRS - Université de Rennes 1, France.

Bat echolocation - molecular evolution, adaptation and communication
Pr. Gareth JONES, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.


Only presenting authors are listed

Underwater communication: O. Adam & G. Pavan
       Acoustic detection of beaked whales. comparison of different equipments and techniques - Gianni Pavan
       Estimate the density of Antarctic blue whales using their calls from a passive acoustic sensor - Rocio Prieto Gonzales
       Killer whale playbacks induce modifications in cetaceans' behaviour - Charlotte Curé
       As sexy as my song: relation between vocal behaviour and mating success in the Lusitanian toadfish - Clara Amorim
       Role and information content of male aggressive sounds in a cichlid fish - Frederic Bertucci
       Studying the effect of anthropogenic noise on populations of wild fish: techniques and logistics - Ilaria Spiga

Impact of anthropogenic noise:
Arthur Popper & Henrik Brumm
       Overview effects of anthropogenic sounds – Arthur Popper
       Overview of basic principles of anthropogenic effects– Robert Dooling
       Environmental acoustics - basic principles –Ole Larsen
       Noise Impacts in Air-Adapted Ears: Mechanisms of Damage, Recovery, and Permanent Loss– Darlene Ketten
       Response of birds to anthropogenic sounds – Henrik Brumm
       Aquatic animals and human-generated sound – Anthony Hawkins

Sound Production and Hearing Mecanisms: R. Suthers, D. Robert & F. Goller
       Sound radiation in crickets - Fernando Montealegre
       Insect Tympanal Ears: Sophisticated Mechanics in 'Simple' Hearing Organs - James Windmill
       A potential intermediate in the evolution of superfast sonic swimbladder muscles in fishes - Michael Fine
       The onset of phonation in anuran vocal folds - Marcos Gridi-Papp
       Control of sound frequency in bird song - an integrative view - Franz Goller
       Superfast muscles set maximum call rate in echolocating bats - Coen Elemans

Brain Processing of Auditory signals: F. Theunissen
      Functional representation of learned communication signals in the songbird brain - Isabelle George
       Of Mice and Moms: Auditory processing of behaviorally relevant vocalizations - Robert C. Liu
       Relating human and monkey brain function for communication - Chris Petkov
       Neural Adaptation in the auditory system of grasshoppers: competing demands for object recognition and localization -  Jannis Hildebrandt
       Signal selectivity and sensory-motor gating in the midbrain of frogs -  Hoke Kim
       Efficient encoding of behaviorally relevant sounds in the auditory midbrain - Christine Portfors 
Hormones and Communication:
M. Gahr
      Melatonin affects the temporal pattern of vocal signatures in birds - Sebastien Deregnaucourt
      Effects of social status, sex and hormones on song in cooperatively breeding white-browed sparrow weavers - Cornelia Voigt
      Impact of developmental stress on hormones, song and song perception in zebra finches - Stefan Leitner
      Stres-induced vocalisations in male Zebra Finches: clues of expression of emotional state? - Emilie Perez

Adaptations to Environments:
P. Narins & F. Rybak
       Diel adaptation of echolocation click characteristics of melon-headed whales to changes in ambient noise - Simone Baumann-Pickering
       Fixed or flexible? Ecological and evolutionary implications of plastic strategies in acoustic communication - Lucia Ziegler
       Seismic signaling in a heterogeneous environment - insights from wolf spiders - Eileen Hebets
       Testing alternative hypotheses for evolutionary diversification in an African songbird - Alexander Kirschel
      Environmental determinants of chorusing in Iberian Hyla: Acoustic monitoring of populations at thermal extremes - Rafael Marquez
      Evolution of advertisement calls in torrent habitat: communicating despite noise - Sandra Goutte

Inter-sexual Communication:
D. Reby & C. Vignal
       Fallow buck groans: A robust example of honest signals - Elodie Briefer
       Investigating intra- and intersexual communication in the context of hybridization within two polygynous deer species - Megan Wyman
       Performance limits, signal diversity, and indicators of body size and age in the purple-crowned fairy-wren - Michelle Hall
       Singing rock hyraxes exploit conspecific calls to gain attention- Amiyaal Ilany
       The information content of giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) sexual calls - Benjamin Charlton
       Geographic variation in the pair-forming acoustic communication of a duetting bush-cricket in the Carpathians - Kirill Mark Oci
Vocal Signatures: A. Lemasson & I. Charrier
      Vocal Signatures in Saccopteryx bilineata - Insights from a Vocal Learning Bat - Mirjam Knornschild
      Individual vocal discrimination in meerkats: absent or not recognized -  Marta Manser
      Group-level vocal signatures and responses in social birds - Andrew Radford

      Individual vocal flexibility in female Diana monkeys - Agnes Candiotti
      Vocal communication in male northern elephant seal competitive interactions: honest or learned associations? - Caroline Casey
      Expression of affect-intensity and identity in infant isolation calls of domestic cats - Marine Scheumann
Signal Processing:
K-H Frommolt & R. Mundry
     Categorinzing vocal repertoires - Kurt Hammerschmidt
     Estimating the number of calling individuals in the base of multichannels recordings - Karl-Heinz Frommolt
     Localizing individuals from their vocalisations - Chloé Huetz
     Auditory stream segregation in gray treefrogs, Hyla chrysoscelis - Vivek Nityananda
     Classify or not? Quantifying repertoire size when it seems impossible - Sandor Zsebok
    Non-linear phenomena in Petrel sounds (Pterodroma sp.) - Juha Tanttu
Social networks:
T. Dabelsteen & H. Courvoisier
      Choruses as communication networks: Adaptations, emergent properties, and feedback loops -  Michael Greenfield
      The role of social factors for song learningin juvenile song sparrows - Chris Templeton
      Effects of personality on singing and spatial behaviour in communication networks of great tits - Marc Naguib
      Acoustic communication networks in the Winter wren, Troglodytes troglodytes - Sol Camacho
      Zebra Finch Conversations - Andries Ter Maat
      Vocal matching through imitation of contact calls in Peach-fronted conures (Aratinga aurea) - Heidi Thomsen


Each talk will last 15 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of questions. The time schedule is very tight, so please, do not pass the 15min.

Talk presentation must be saved in powerpoint 2007 (or previous versions) and/or Adobe PDF.

The posters must be A0 size at maximum, in portrait orientation (vertical), so 84.1 cm wide and 118.9 cm high.

Talks will be given in the Amphitheater Rene Coutant with an amazing view on the tank of turtles and exotic fishes.