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Areti Andreopoulou <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:42:34 +0200
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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
    into PhD).


    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!

ThinkTank Panel:

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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