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International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) and International Congress on Acoustics and Vibration (ICSV)
Venugopalan Pallayil, VPTA (2021-22), IEEE OES has been elected as a member of Board of Directors of IIAV. His 3-year term starts from 01 Jan 2023. In this capacity he will be providing volunteer services to the IIAV community in its organizational matters. He was the General Co-Chair for the IIAV’s flagship conference, namely ICSV, held in Singapore during 25-28 July, 2022, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The conference held in hybrid format had 162 in-person participants and over 200 virtual participants, largely from China. A couple of interesting aspects of this conference are two social events where the contributions from the members and session chairs are valued. There is a session chairs cocktail reception (including plenary speakers) and a ‘Member’s Nite,’ where the members of the society are hosted for a dinner and drinks. This was one of the ideas for proposing an OES member’s get-together during OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads. Such activities can also be used for the promotion of memberships in our society.
The virtual sessions in this conference were held using pre-recorded author presentation videos, but with live Q&A sessions. Each virtual session was also handled by a session chair as if it were in the in-person conferences. 4 to 5 parallel sessions were run over two days to cover the virtual presentations. Most virtual presentations were from Chinese delegates as they were inconvenienced by the travel restrictions. The overall conference was run relatively well and largely accepted by the participants.