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ICAD 2017
The 23rd International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2017)
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, June 20-23, 2017

March 13 - deadline for workshop proposal submissions 
Workshops chair: Derek Brock ([log in to unmask])

Please check the conference website for updates: http://icad.org/icad2017/ <http://icad.org/icad2017/>

Submission Dates
March 13, 2017 - Deadline for workshop submissions
May 1, 2017 - Acceptance of notification sent to authors
June 20-23, 2017 - ICAD 2017 conference

Conference Theme: Sound in Learning
Scientific literacy is typically gained through the study of graphs and various types of visualizations. Many of these have been in existence since the late 18th century, and are part of the standard research vocabulary.

The twentieth and twenty-first century have made dynamic, multi-modal displays feasible. Visualization is essential for many applications — it draws on the strength of the eyes for assessing static qualities such as size, color, or texture. But many applications could greatly benefit from displays the address the ears, with their particular sensitivity to dynamic changes and capability for following multiple simultaneous streams. 

Auditory information is also received faster than visual information. Hearing sets the stage for what we see. Sound is quickly transmitted to areas of the brain that carry out basic functions at an emotional, survival level. The legacy of our ancestors’ quick “fight or flight” response is the human creature’s unique appreciation of music.

Because of all this, sound should be a part of learning science and other topics. Young students being introduced to information through sound will likely have a more holistic and engaging experience than is possible with visual materials alone. If a generation of students were raised to learn about science by listening as well as looking, what implications would this have for the scientific climate twenty or thirty years in the future?

As this conference takes place 25 years after the first ICAD, it also offers an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made since that first gathering in Santa Fe in 1992.

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 2017, the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display, will be held at the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University June 20 to 23, 2017. The conference venues are the Colleges of Arts and Architecture and Information Sciences and Technology. The graduate student ThinkTank (doctoral consortium) will be on Monday, June 19, before the main conference.
Note that ICAD dovetails with Acoustics ’17 Boston <http://www.acousticalsociety.org/content/acoustics-17-boston>, enabling participation in both as a “double header.”


Workshops/Tutorials
ICAD workshops and tutorials provide in-depth opportunities for conference attendees to discuss and explore important aspects of the field of auditory display with like-minded researchers and practitioners.  Sessions can range from applications and programming methodologies to interdisciplinary research skills, emerging research areas, and challenge problems.

Workshop Proposals
This submission category is for a three-hour hands-on workshop with a small number of attendees. Proposals should be about one page in length and should include the following:
Title, brief abstract, outline of objectives (e.g., tutorial syllabus, organized discussion, presentations, submissions, etc.), relevance for ICAD attendees.
Proposed duration.
Invited speakers (if any)
Extended abstracts may be archived in a separate supplement to the conference proceedings, so as to clearly indicating that they have not been peer reviewed. Extended abstracts will not be attributed DOI references.
List of organizers, a designated contact person, and contact information for all organizers (address, email, and 'phone).
Technical and space requirements.
Workshop and tutorial proposals should be submitted via email to the Workshop Chair, Derek Brock (derekbrock _at_ verizon dot net)
Space, facilities, technical support, and the number of sessions that can be accepted are limited, so early submission of proposals is encouraged. Workshop and tutorial organizers are expected to collaborate with the conference committee, issue calls for participation, gather and review contributed materials (if appropriate), and decide upon the final program for their session.



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