Announcement and Call for Papers

The Second meeting of
Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society
(AFAS 2008)

NOVEMBER 10-11, 2008

Hosted by Chonnam National University


Program and Abstracts of AFAS2008 are now opened!
See you in Incheon, Korea soon!!

Registration Abstract Submission
Hotel Reservation Program&Abstract
Group Photo

     NOVEMBER 10 - 11, 2008

     Best Western Premier Incheon Airport Hotel
         #2850-4 Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, 400-719 Korea
    (Located near Incheon International Airport within 3 minutes by vehicle)

     International meetings on Fisheries Acoustics in Asia were held three times over the last decade. The first meeting was held in Pusan, Korea in 1997, entitled gInternational Workshop on Acoustic Surveys of North Pacific Fisheries Resourcesh, and the second meeting was held in Hakodate, Japan in 2000, entitled gInternational Symposium on Advanced Techniques of Sampling Gear and Acoustical Surveys for Estimation of Fish Abundance and Behaviorh, both in conjunction with the PICES (The North Pacific Marine Science Organization) annual meetings.

     The third meeting was held in Dalian, China in 2007. In this meeting, we independently established the Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society (AFAS) based on past activities in order to promote further progress of science and technologies on Fisheries Acoustics in Asian countries.

     The coming fourth meeting will be held in Incheon, Korea as the second annual meeting of AFAS (AFAS2008). Since there are many particular problems in Asian fisheries, the AFAS aims to apply the acoustical technologies for Asian fisheries.

Steering Committee

@Prof. Hyeong-Il Shin, Pukyong National University

Vice chairman:
   Prof. Jang-Yang An, Cheju National University
   Prof. Dae-Jae Lee, Pukyong National University
Board member:

   Prof. Hyeong-Ok Shin, Pukyong National University
   Prof. Sun-Beom Jeong, Chonnam National University
   Prof. Doo-Jin Hwang, Chonnam National University
   Dr. Young-Min Choi, National Fishery Research and Development Institute (NFRDI)
Secretariat (Director General):
   Prof. Doo-Jin Hwang, Chonnam National University

Issues of Discussions
The second annual meeting of Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society discusses the following issues.
1) Technologies in underwater acoustics for fisheries.
2) Target strength and theoretical matters on fisheries acoustics.
3) Methodologies and evaluation of practical acoustic fisheries survey

4) Application of underwater acoustics for fisheries. 

Call for Papers
Contributed papers are welcome on all relevant topics in fisheries acoustics. All papers will be presented by the author by oral. The language of the symposium is English. The meeting includes invited lectures, reports, discussions, and general meeting. The presentation time allotted for oral report including discussion is 20 minutes.

Participants should send the Application Form to the symposium secretariat by E-mail
         AFAS website
      by September 30, 2008

Application Form
     Please make the registration by E-mail or by AFAS website:
       (a) Full name:
       (b) Postal mailing address:
       (c) Name of the organization:
       (d) E-mail address:
       (e) Telephone number:

Accommodation and Registration Fees
     Participants are requested to stay the Best Western Premier Incheon Airport Hotel with special rate for AFAS members. Room reservation should be done through the meeting secretariat.
     Please do not use any Hotel Package tour.

       Registration fee: 150,000KRW; 15,000JPY; 140USD
       Room charges: 75,000KRW (Single/day), 85,000KRW (Double/day)

Abstract Submission
Abstracts should be submitted to the secretariat by E-mail following the abstract format. The deadline of abstract submission is September 30, 2008.

Abstract Format

Size One page of A4 size paper
Margin Top 30 mm, bottom / left / right 25 mm
Font Times New Roman
Title 13 point font size, bold and align center
9 point, align center
Text 11 point, single space and fully justified
Keywords 11 point in one line volume at maximum

Guidance to Seoul
   Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest and busiest in Asia. It located 30 minutes away from Seoul, the capital and largest city of South Korea. With over ten million people, Seoul is one of the world's largest cities. It is also the world's second largest metropolitan area, the Seoul National Capital Area - which includes the major port city of Incheon and satellite towns in Gyeonggi-do, having almost 23 million inhabitants. Almost half of South Korea's population lives in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly one quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's political, cultural, and economic centre. As a Special City, it is administered directly by the national government.

More Information
   Request for additional information and registration for our mailing list should be directed to the meeting secretariat:

     c/o Prof. Doo-Jin Hwang
       College of Fisheries and Ocean Science,
       Chonnam National University
      San 96-1, Dundeok-dong, Yeosu, Jeonnam, Korea
       Tel: 82-61-659-3126
       Fax: 82-61-659-3129

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