The BEM acoustics toolbox was developed within the scope of the PhD thesis “Stabilitätsverhalten und Anwendungen der transienten Randelementmethode in der Akustik”  from Michael Stütz at the Department of Engineering Acoustics, TU-Berlin in collaboration with the project group Computational Acoustics at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
The often discussed instable behavior of the method is treated by the use of the CHIEF method as published in  .
With the financial help of the German Acoustic Society (DEGA) the Open Source BEM Acoustics Project was started. The available BEM MATLAB code was revised and object-oriented programming concepts were introduced. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) was also added. It is freely available for download under GNU General Public License. This is a copyleft license for general use, which means that derived works can only be distributed under the same license terms.
-  M.Stütz, PhD thesis “Stabilitätsverhalten und Anwendungen der transienten Randelementmethode in der Akustik” (“Stability and Application of the Time Domain Boundary Element Method “)
-  M.Stütz and M.Ochmann and M.Möser (2010). Improving stability of the transient boundary element method using the CHIEF-Method. EAA – EuroRegio, Ljubljana, Slovenia; in “1stEAA – EuroRegio 2010, Congress on Sound and Vibration”, G. Kaniak, H. Schweinzer (Hrg.), ISBN: 978-961-269-283-4
-  M.Stütz and M.Ochmann (2009). Simulation of transient sound radiation using the Time Domain Boundary Element Method. Conference NAG/DAGA 2009