Call for Papers: Special Issue on Interactive SonificationAs follow-up to the ISon 2010 we announce a Special Issue on Interactive Sonification, to be published as Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), see JMUI Special Issue - Call for Papers, deadline 2011-01-17
The ISon 2010 meeting is the 3rd International workshop on Interactive Sonification, following the initial ISon 2004 workshop held in Bielefeld and the previous ISon 2007 workshop in York.
(Photo by Peter Jackson)
Human Interaction with Auditory Displays
April 7th 2010
(with satellite events on 6th and 8th)
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
The meeting offers the chance:
- to meet experts in sonification
- to present and demonstrate your own research
- to strengthen your european networking in sonification research
- to learn about new exciting trends
- to relate research on the topic of gestural control of auditory displays to interactive sonification
- to survey the requirements for building Interactive Sonification systems
- to establish a network of interested researchers in the field and exchange experiences
ISon 2010 edition is supported by COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID).
About ISonSonification & Auditory Displays are increasingly becoming an established technology for exploring data, monitoring complex processes, or assisting exploration and navigation of data spaces. Sonification addresses the auditory sense by transforming data into sound, allowing the human user to get valuable information from data by using their natural listening skills. The main differences of sound displays over visual displays are that sound can:
- Represent frequency responses in an instant (as timbral characteristics)
- Represent changes over time, naturally
- Allow microstructure to be perceived
- Rapidly portray large amounts of data
- Alert listener to events outside the current visual focus
- Holistically bring together many channels of information
Auditory displays typically evolve over time since sound is inherently a temporal phenomenon. Interaction thus becomes an integral part of the process in order to select, manipulate, excite or control the display, and this has implications for the interface between humans and computers. In recent years it has become clear that there is an important need for research to address the interaction with auditory displays more explicitly. Interactive Sonification is the specialized research topic concerned with the use of sound to portray data, but where there is a human being at the heart of an interactive control loop. Specifically it deals with:
- interfaces between humans and auditory displays
- mapping strategies and models for creating coherency between action and reaction (e.g. acoustic feedback, but also combined with haptic or visual feedback)
- perceptual aspects of the display (how to relate actions and sound, e.g. cross-modal effects, importance of synchronisation)
- applications of Interactive Sonification
- evaluation of performance, usability and multi-modal interactive systems including auditory feedback
Although we apply a spotlight on particular situations where there is real-time interaction with sonification systems, the usual community for exploring all aspects of auditory display is ICAD .
Satellite EventsThere are three satellite events in connection to this workshop.
- A Guided tour of permanent sound installations in central Stockholm takes place on the 6th April 2010.
- The SID Open Seminar "Voice and Voice Functions" takes place on the 8th April 2010.
- A Management Committee meeting of the EU COST Action IC0601 SID (Sonic Interaction Design) takes place on the 8th April 2010.
The participation of many international experts to the workshop is expected, and promises that the workshop will be a highly productive event.
Proceedings/PublicationThe peer-reviewed publications will be published on the web site. We will consider to developing the web proceedings into a special issue of an international journal, as we did in the 2004 ISon workshop.
ProgrammeTuesday, 6th April 2010
|16:30||Registration at the Dept. of Speech Music and Hearing, KTH. Click here for a map of the location.|
|17:30|| Satellite event: SID-member Björn Hellström is involved in several permanent sound installations in the central parts of Stockholm. He will guide you to a visit of some of them. Please follow this link for a brief description of the installations.
The guided tour will start from the ISon 2010 registration desk at KTH.
Click here for a detailed version of the workshop programme.
|09:45||Keynote by Tony Stockman: Listening to people, objects and interactions|
|10:15-10:35|| Paper Session (each 20 min = 15+5)
chair: Thomas Hermann
|10:35||Posters: speed presentations|
|10:40-11:10||Coffee break and Poster session|
|11:10-12:30|| Paper Session (each 20 min = 15+5)
chair: Andy Hunt
|14:00-15:30|| Short Paper Session (15 min = 10+5)
chair: Sofia Dahl
|15:30||Demos: speed presentations|
|15:35||Coffee break leading into|
|15:45||Poster and Demo Sessions|
|18:00||End of Official Programme|
|9:00-17:00||Satellite event at Konstfack: Please check the COST IC601 Action SID website for more information about this event, which includes a SID Open seminar on "Voice and Voice Functions" by Sten Ternström and Christine Ericsdotter.|
Call for PapersIn addition to the above mentioned fields of interest, we have set a particular focus for ISon on interactive movement sonifications, and ask in particular for interactive sonification of real or virtual objects, devices, tools, artifacts in movement.
We invite four forms of presentation:
- Full Papers: 20 min. presentation (15+5), papers in pdf format 4-8 pages
- Posters: papers in pdf format 4 pages
- Demos: 15 min. presentation (10+5), papers in pdf format 4 pages
- Work in Progress: 15 min presentation (10+5), papers in pdf format 2 pages
|31.10.2009||Deadline for Abstracts|
|1.12.2009||Notification of Acceptance|
|31.01.2010||Submission of Papers|
|01.03.2010||Early Registration Deadline: Early registration is advised as numbers are strictly limited.|
|22.03.2010||Deadline for Final Versions of Papers|
RegistrationRegistration will be
|10 EUR or 100 SEK||students|
|20 EUR or 200 SEK||academics/others|
|15 EUR or 150 SEK||students|
|30 EUR or 300 SEK||academics/others|
- Coffee breaks
- Meeting material
- 06.04.2010: Satellite event Guided tour of permanent sound installations. Meeting point is at the ISon 2010 registration desk at the Dept. of Speech Music and Hearing, KTH.
- 07.04.2010: ISon 2010 will take place at Dept. of Speech Music and Hearing, KTH main campus, Lindstedtsvägen 24. .
- 08.04.2010: Satellite events SID Open Seminar "Voice and Voice Functions" and COST Action IC0601 SID Management Committee meeting will take place at Konstfack.
AccommodationWe are not able to organise any block-booked cheap accommodation.
Participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.
We advise you to book accommodation early as it can be very difficult to find last-minute accomodation in Stockholm.
Use hitta.se to look up the location. ISon 2010 will take place at Lindstedtsvägen 24. The service is in Swedish, but is easy to use. "Vad söker du?" means "what do you look for". Type in name, company or telephone number. The second field "Var?" means "Where", and here you type in address. Use "street 'street number' stockholm". You only need to fill out one field.
Bed and breakfast/Hostels
Columbus Hotell och Vandrarhem
Tel: +46 8 644 17 17
2-, 4- or 6-bed rooms
Getting there: Subway to Medborgarplatsen, Bus 46, 48, 52.
Långholmen Vandrarhem och Hotell
Tel: +46 8 720 85 00
Getting there: Subway to Hornstull or Bus 40.
Stora sällskapets väg 51
Tel: +46 8 97 62 00, 97 70 71
2- or 4-bed rooms.
Getting there: Subway to Bredäng, short walk (5 min).
Solna Hotel & Vandrarhem
Tel: +46 8 655 00 55
Getting there: Subway to Solna Centrum, bus 505 (10 min) to Råstahem.
Close to ISon 2010
Art Hotel, Johannesgatan 12
Stureparkens gästvåning, Sturegatan 58
Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Birger Jarlsgatan 29
Rex Hotel, Luntmakargatan 73
Hellsten Hotel, Luntmakargatan 68
Hotel Tapto, Jungfrugatan 57
Hotel Arcadia, Körsbärsvägen 1