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We are pleased to announce the 1st WORKSHOP on "Sonic Information Design:
Framework, Approach, and Application" in conjunction with the 20th
International Conference on Auditory Display 2014 (ICAD2014).


ICAD: The 1st WORKSHOP on "Sonic Information Design: Framework, Approach,
and Application"

New York June 22 (Sun), 2014 @ICAD 2014 (

Submission Deadline: April 11 (Fri), 2014




Submissions due: April 11 (Fri), 2014 (2-4 page position paper with the
ICAD format)

Notification of acceptance: April 29 (Tue), 2014

Submission of final camera-ready paper: May 6 (Tue), 2014

Workshop: June 22 (Sun), 2014



In this workshop, we aim at outlining the "*design*" aspects of auditory
displays and sonification. Research has proposed that multiple populations
(e.g., visually impaired or blind people, children, older adults, etc.) can
benefit from auditory displays and sonification. Well-designed auditory
displays and sonification can supplement or replace visual displays to
enhance user experience and accessibility. Despite the increase of research
on auditory displays and sonification, auditory displays and sonification
have been still treated peripherally and sporadically in industry and
academia. Further discussion is required to have a general consensus among
researchers and practitioners about the standardized design framework and
approach. There have been recent attempts at ICAD to define sonification as
a scientific project and to accept only research carried out using the
scientific method. Based on this background, the goal of the
present workshop is to examine the current status quo of the "design
research" of auditory displays and sonification in terms of both theory and
practice. If we agree that sonification is a purposeful mapping between
sound and meaning or making an organized sound from the semiotics
perspective, all the processes of mapping and organizing sound could belong
to design research. To refer to design research in the auditory domain, we
coin the term "*sonic information design*", including auditory displays,
auditory user interfaces, and sonification, etc.

Papers at this workshop will document the history of design research at
ICAD conferences, extend design methods from other domains to *sonic
information design*, and explore a design oriented definition of
sonification. Presentations of the position papers and posters will be
followed by group discussion sessions. Thisworkshop should lay the
foundation for a special issue with journal of design research.

Workshop Topics



   - Paradigm, theory, and model of sonic information design
   - Aesthetics theory of sonic information design
   - Standardized protocol for sonic information research
   - Design strategies combining speech and non-speech sounds
   - Potential/practical challenges in the domain and strategies to
   overcome those issues


   - Human Factors approach to sonic information design processes and
   - Inclusive/accessibility design approach for auditory user interfaces
   - Computational/algorithmic approach to sonification as a design method
   - Design pattern approach
   - Auditory display/ auditory user interface evaluation methods
   - Design and evaluation tools for sonic information design


   - Sonic interaction design in products
   - Sonic logo design process
   - Design aspects of sentiment analysis (e.g., emotions, SNS, etc.) using
   - Design aspects of big data (e.g., biomedical, economic data)
   - Interactive sonification design
   - Sonification design based on embodied cognition/interaction
   - Sonification design based on biosignals
   - Virtual acoustic environment design and evaluation

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, students, and
practitioners who are interested specifically in design aspects of auditory
displays and sonification. In particular, we hope for participants with
different backgrounds and perspectives (e.g., auditory user interface
designers, sound designers, sound engineers, psychologists, HCI
researchers, interactive artists, etc.). However, the number of
participants will be limited. Active participants (who have a presentation)
will be selected based on their submission through a rigorous review
process. Passive participants might be accommodated depending on the number
of active participants. The review process will be conducted by the program
committee consisting of the organizers as well as selected international
experts working in this domain. Registration for the main conference is
mandatory for all workshop participants, but there are no additional costs
for attending the workshop beyond the main conference registration fee.

We invite the submission of a position paper (2 or 4 pages) for either a
lecture or a poster presentation. You should submit your paper as a word
doc file by email to [log in to unmask]

The paper should contain a description of the area of research, specific
work (empirical or theoretical) on the workshop topic, and the innovative
character of the research. All submissions should be prepared according to
the ICAD 2014 Template. (
Submissions need not to be anonymous. However, reviews will be done
anonymously using an evaluation form. Each paper will receive at least two
reviews. All accepted papers will be published in the adjunct proceedings.



Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon, Mind Music Machine Lab, Michigan Tech, USA

Bruce Walker, Sonification Lab, Georgia Tech, USA

Stephen Barrass, Digital Design and Media Arts, University of Canberra,

Mikael Fernström, Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland



If you have any further questions about the workshop, you may also contact
the workshop organizers by email:[log in to unmask]

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cognitive & Learning Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science

*Michigan Tech*nological University
Meese 207, 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-3273
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*Mind Music Machine Lab

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