ICAD 2019 — Call for Student ThinkTank Appilcations (Student Research
25th International Conference on Auditory Display Northumbria
University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK June 23–27, 2019
Date: Sunday June 23rd, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Applications due: Friday March 29th, 2019
The Student ThinkTank (Student Research Consortium) is a full day
meeting for students doing Graduate or Undergraduate work on auditory
display. It will be held on June 23rd. Selected students will give
formal presentations and have the opportunity to discuss research ideas
and problems with fellow researchers in the field. The program will also
include career-related activities.
The ThinkTank is your chance to set a whole roomful of auditory
researchers to work on your particular research issue, to help you
choose which method, tool, technique, or principle to use to save you
from heading down a dead end. Besides providing thoughtful insights into
your particular project, the ThinkTank will foster friendships and
networks among fellow students and researchers that are essential in an
international community for auditory display.
Financial assistance will be available for selected applicants from US
Universities from ICAD and the NSF. Any registered ICAD participants can
join as an observer free of charge. If you’d like to attend as an
observer, please send an email to [log in to unmask]
How to apply
To apply please submit the following 4 items:
1. Cover Letter
Your cover letter should include the following information:
Statement of interest in participating in the ThinkTank.
Full name of the School and Department in which you are studying.
Current stage in your academic program (e.g., completed MS, 2 years
Name of the supervising professor.
Your full contact information: address, phone number, and email
Title of the research and keywords pertinent to the research.
The URL of your web page (if any).
2. Two-page Research Interest Summary
The body of the research summary should provide a clear overview of
the research that you have already conducted; is in the process of
completing; has planned, or ideas for research that you would like
to pursue. The statement should discuss the relevance and potential
impact of the research on the field and discuss its broader impact
in the world. You are encouraged to include the following sections:
Introduction and problem description.
Brief background and overview of the existing literature.
Goal of the research.
Current status of the research.
Preliminary results accomplished, if any.
Broader Impact of this research.
Open issues, topics to be discussed at the ThinkTank, and expected
outcomes from participating
in the ThinkTank. For example, you might want to discuss choosing
the right tools and techniques, to choosing research topics, to how
to organize your thesis, to philosophical or aesthetic issues –
anything where you could benefit from the perspectives and
experience of other students and experts.
3. Letter of Recommendation
Enclose a letter of recommendation written by your Graduate
Advisor/Thesis Advisor/Supervisor. Your advisor/supervisor is asked
to verify that you are a graduate student, working in the area of
sonification or auditory display. (In case of undergraduate
student’s submission, please verify the enrolled student status and
include information about the undergraduate research project.)
Advisors are also encouraged to include an assessment of the current
status of your research and an indication of the expected date of
its completion. In addition, your advisor is encouraged to indicate
what she/he hopes you would both gain and contribute by
participating in the ThinkTank.
4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Please prepare a 1-page CV that relates your background, relevant
experience, and research accomplishments.
Selection and Presentation:
Up to 15 proposals will be selected for formal presentation and
“think-tanking”. The selected problems will be representative examples
of a widespread problem or will be particularly interesting or
challenging (as determined by the expert Panel). Each participant will
prepare a 15-minute presentation for all ThinkTank attendees. The Panel
will present a report on the ThinkTank in the ICAD 2019 conference program.
All those who submit a problem may participate in the ThinkTank to watch
the presentations and join in the discussions; however, only the
selected submissions will be able to make a formal oral presentation.
Even if your problem is not selected you will leave with a sense of what
other students are doing and how they are approaching problems in
auditory display, as well as new friends to talk about your project with
during the rest of the ICAD 2019 conference and in the future. If your
problem is selected you may also leave with the breakthrough you need!
The ThinkTank Panel comprises several international researchers who work
across a range of disciplines covered by auditory displays. The
confirmed Panel members are:
Dr. Areti Andreopoulou (chair), University of Athens
Dr Bruce Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Matti Gröhn, Stereoscape, Finland
Derek Brock, United Stated Naval Research Lab
Dr. Myounghoon Jeon, Virginia Tech
How to Submit:
Please email your proposal by March 29th, 2019 to the ThinkTank chair at
[log in to unmask] If you have any questions, please feel free
to email us.
Areti Andreopoulou, PhD Assistant Professor in Music Technology
Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology (LabMAT) Department of
Music Studies National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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