March 2020 OES Beacon

Welcome to COA 2020!

2nd IEEE/OES China Ocean Acoustics Conference -COA 2020, Harbin, China, 27-30 July 2020    *Updated

The 2016 IEEE / OES China Ocean Acoustics Symposium (COA2016), initiated by Professor Yang Desen (Harbin Engineering University) and Professor Jean-Pierre Hermand (Université Libre de Bruxelles) was a great success and established a high-level platform for international cooperation and scientific exchange. COA 2016 attracted extensive attention from academic circles in the mainland and abroad.

Continuing this tradition, second IEEE/OES China Ocean Acoustics Conference (COA 2020) will be held from 27th July to 30th July, 2020 at Harbin, China. Conference chair, Professor Yang Desen, welcomes all colleagues in marine acoustics and related fields to submit latest research in the up-coming conference. COA 2020 will focus on discussing, exchanging and sharing the cutting-edge research topics, by well-known scholars worldwide, creating new opportunities for cooperation. The conference will present the latest research in marine and underwater acoustics through invited and contributed papers.

All accepted and presented full-papers will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore and full-text will be search by EI Compendex. Selected papers will be recommended for review and publication in IEEE journal. Scholars and students are welcome to submit contributions and participate in the conference to exchange new ideas, new technologies and new methods.

The conference program will also include tutorials by well-known experts on topics relevant to marine acoustics research. A technology exhibition will also be held during the conference to show-case advanced marine and underwater acoustic instruments, equipment and systems from Chinese and international manufacturers.

Conference Dates: July 27-30, 2020

Registration: 27th July 2020

Technical Sessions: 28-29 July 2020

Tutorials: 30th July 2020

VENUE: Harbin, China


Honorary chair: YANG Shi-e

Co-Chairmen: YANG Desen

Technical Committee Chair: YIN Jingwei, QIAO Gang, Suleman Mazhar

Finance Chair: HU Bo

Secretary: WU Yingzi

Treasurer: FENG Xuan

Local Coordinator: LIU Songzuo

Student Affairs Chair: WANG Jianan

Publication Chair: ZHOU Tian

Social events Chair: MENG Yu


Abstract submission date: 31 March 2020

Full paper submission date: 29 April 2020

Notification of acceptance date: 15 May 2020

Final paper submission date: 20 June 2020

Please submit extended abstract (in English) online. The abstract should consist of minimum 500 words and can be up to 2 pages including necessary diagrams or tables. Final paper requires 4-6 pages.

CONTACT: Wu Yingzi, 18846070800 (Harbin Engineering University)