Urban Sound Symposium 2025, 28-30th April

Empa, the Swiss Federal Institute of Material Sciences and Technology, Dübendorf, Greater Zürich Area




Following the successful first three Urban Sound Symposia held in 2019, 2021 and 2023, the fourth edition in 2025 will be locally organized in the greater Zürich area by researchers at Empa, the Swiss Federal Institute of Material Sciences and Technology. Empa is an applied research institute in the ETH domain. The symposium will present newest developments, challenges and opportunities for urban sound. This will be essentially a hybrid symposium, held both in person and online.

Selected, international expert speakers will be invited to the conference by the organizing committee. Researchers interested in contributing to the conference are welcome to submit their keynotes (speakers only), posters or demonstrations and corresponding abstracts until December 31st, 2024 via our Urban Sound Symposium Zenodo community.


The Urban Sound Symposium is a conference dedicated to the challenges of sound and noise in urban environments. The main themes are urban sound planning and design, urban sound propagation and control, urban soundscape analysis and noise policy issues. It addresses an interdisciplinary audience of acousticians, architects and planners to discuss scientific findings as well as target-oriented mitigation concepts. The conference aims at fostering the exchange of practitioners and experts from around the globe that are confronted with urban sound in their professional activities.


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