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ICAD 2021 

Call for Submission of Papers and Extended Abstracts

26th International Conference on Auditory Display

Virtual Conference

25-28 June 2021



In addition to being part of the resonating chamber in a musical instrument, the term sounding board is also a metaphor for a channel through which ideas are discussed and disseminated. ICAD, established in 1992 has, through its 25 conference meetings, shared over 1,150 papers with the auditory display community. This year, the conference will offer itself as a sounding board for the community, allowing time to pause and reflect on the history of auditory display research, review how research has changed throughout the years, and discuss future areas of inquiry as well as how to adapt our research during these challenging times. Therefore, the ICAD 2021 committee is seeking full papers, abstracts, concert pieces, demos, installations, workshops, and tutorials from across the full spectrum of auditory display research and practice. From discussions and reflections on the history of auditory display research with a view to generating new ways of thinking about how we as practitioners should go about things, to speculative ideas or news of late-breaking work, submissions are sought across all the categories. We are particularly interested in hearing from researchers who have never considered themselves to be part of the community before, or whose work sits at the periphery of the field.


Important Dates:

Full Papers - March 31st

Abstract Only Submissions (no paper published)  - April 30th 

Workshops/Tutorials/Demos - April 30th 

Live Performances/Installations - April 30th 

Doctoral Consortium/Thinktank -April 30th

For details on topics of interest, proposal format, submission instructions, and additional conference information please visit https://icad2021.icad.org/call-for-participation/   

Papers Chairs:

Areti Andreopoulou and Milena Droumeva


Conference Chairs:

Kyla McMullen and Paul Vickers


About ICAD:

First held in 1992, ICAD is a highly interdisciplinary conference with relevance to researchers, practitioners, artists, and graduate students working with sound to convey and explore information. The conference is unique in its specific focus on auditory displays and the range of interdisciplinary issues related to their use. Like its predecessors, ICAD 2021 will be a single-track conference, open to all, with no membership or affiliation requirements.

Kyla A. McMullen, Ph.D.
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