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The 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2016)
Australian National University, Canberra, July 2-July 8 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS, SONIFICATIONS, INSTALLATIONS,
COMPOSITIONS, WORKSHOPS, PANELS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Co-chairs:Dr David Worrall, Australian National University and
Dr Stephen Barrass, University of Canberra
Please check the conference website for updates:
ICAD is a highly interdisciplinary academic conference with relevance to
researchers, practitioners, musicians, and students interested in the
design of sounds to support tasks, improve performance, guide decisions,
augment awareness, and enhance experiences. It is unique in its singular
focus on auditory displays and the array of perception, technology, and
application areas that this encompasses. Like its predecessors, ICAD
2016 will be a single-track conference, open to all, with no membership
or affiliation requirements.
ICAD 2016-the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display-will be
held at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, from
July 2 to 8, 2016. The conference venue is the ANU School of Music, in
the downtown centre of Canberra. Workshops and the graduate student
ThinkTank (doctoral consortium) will be on the weekend of July 2 and 3,
before the main conference.
Note that ICAD is back-to-back with the conference on New Interfaces for
Musical Expression (NIME) which will be held in Brisbane the following
week, so international attendees can attend two international
conferences for the one trip to Australia!
THEME: SONIC INFORMATION DESIGN
The designed world is rapidly replacing the natural world. Design has
been called the "third culture" and has been distinguished from the
Sciences and Arts by Nigel Cross in terms of
* /things to know/: the natural world in science, human experience in
art, and the artificial world in design.
* /ways of knowing/: rationality and objectivity in science,
reflection and subjectivity in art, and imagination and practicality
* /ways of finding out/: experiment and analysis in science, criticism
and evaluation in art, and modelling and synthesis in design.
This year's theme - Sonic Information Design - has the aspiration that
artificial sounds may be designed to make the world a better place. Like
other design disciplines, Sonic Information Design takes a synergetic
user-centred view of the relationship between artefacts, those that are
affected by them, and the social contexts in which they occur. A Design
orientation pays particular attention to the phenomenology of user
experience - including physical, cognitive, emotional, and aesthetic
issues; the relationship between form, function, and content; and
emerging concepts such as fun, playfulness and design futures.
Practice-based research is considered as a generative process of
exploration, speculation and discovery, with outcomes that can be
provisional, contingent and aspirational, while aiming for richer, more
situated understandings that lead to the advancement of knowledge and
the proliferation of new realities.
Sonic Information Design draws on theoretical approaches from multiple
disciplines to guide hypothesis testing at multiple points during an
iterative process -what Bill Gaver calls "humble theory". Sonic
Information Design recognises usefulness as critical for evaluating
artefacts, and the perceptual alignment with data characteristics as
critical for effective designs.
ICAD 2016 invites contributions that take a design approach, introduce
design theory and apply design methods to Auditory Display and Data
Sonification, with a view to building a conceptually robust foundation
for Sonic Information Design.
Topics for ICAD2016 include new and emerging themes, as well as more
traditional ICAD ones. Themes include but are not limited to:
* Sonic Information Design
* Stream-based Sonification and Auditory Scene Design
* Acoustic Sonification
* Small Data (personal, intimate) sonification and the quantised self
* Sonification, soundscape and screensound
* Sonification in Health and Environmental Data (soniHED)
* Musification - sonifications and music
* Sonification, personal fabrication and maker culture
* Sonification in the Internet of Things
* Auditory Data Mining and Big Data sonification
* 3D and Spatial Audio
* Aesthetics, Philosophy, and Culture of Auditory Displays
* Design Theory and Methods
* Evaluation and Usability
* Human Factors and Interaction
* Mappings from Data to Sound
* Psychology, Cognition, Perception, and Psychoacoustics
* Sonification and Exploration of Data through Sound
* Sound as Art
* Technologies and Tools
*Presentations will be organised according to four major themes:*
* Auditory Data Mining
* Interactive Sonication, including for sports and health.
* Musification and Aesthetics
* Auditory Perception, including streaming, spatialisation and
KEY DATES (2016)
29 February Submission Deadline for Full Papers, Posters and
14 March Submission Deadline for Workshop proposals
28 March Acceptance Notification of Papers, Posters and Extended
04 April Submission Deadline for Sonifications / Installations /
Compositions / Extended Abstracts
11 April Acceptance Notification of Workshop proposals
09 May Submissions Deadline for Camera-Ready materials
16 May Acceptance Notification of Sonifications / Installations /
2-3 July Conference ThinkTank and Workshops
4-8 July ICAD1016 Conference Proper (Programme details TBA)
We are aiming to select papers for a special issue of a leading
journal. Details to follow.
Proposals for half and full-day workshops are called for.
*Deadline for Submission of Workshop proposals: 14 March 2016*
Installations at ICAD 2016 will be afforded their own individual
space and, depending on the number of submissions, will likely be
featured for an entire day. Spaces available include
o A public but relatively quiet space
o An entrance foyer space
o A pub and a café space (with table-top Bluetooth speakers if
*Deadline for submission of Installation proposals: 4 April 2016*
We have organised a rich array of natural and cultural activities to
ensure your trip down under is not all work and no play!
Visit the conference website (currently in development) for updates
and other information:
Please address correspondence to: icad2016chair _at_ icad.org
We look forward to you joining us in making a wonderful conference!
Prof. Dr. David Worrall
International Audio Laboratories Erlangen
Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
School of Music, Australian National University
personal website: avatar.com.au <http://avatar.com.au> /NetSon/
Co-Chair ICAD2016 Canberra 2–8 July