Urban Sound Symposium

April 3-5, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium


The first International Urban Sound Symposium aims at bringing together practitioners and experts that are confronted with urban sound in their professional activities. The program includes invited plenary talks by eminent researchers from around the world, panel discussions, and contributed talks in the form of a 2-minute pitch in front of the plenary audience.

The symposium will be organized on 3-5 April 2019, and will take place in Het Pand, the convention center of Ghent University, located in the historical city center of Ghent, Belgium. For details on registration and submission of contributed abstracts/posters, please have a look at the registration page.

In parallel to the symposium, the first Soundscape Hackathon will take place in De Krook, the new media centre of Ghent. During three days, 6 selected teams of students from all over Europe will compete in designing a more suitable soundscape for open public places in a range of cities worldwide, and develop a methodology including virtual reality and auralisation for demonstrating it to lay persons and professionals. More information on the Hackathon page!

Supported by

Ghent University
HEAD Genuit Foundation