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ICAD Schedule

Below please find the schedule for the upcoming International Conference on
Auditory Display (ICAD).
ICAD94 Tentative Conference Schedule
Conference location:  El Dorado Hotel, Santa Fe



Continental Breakfast (8:00-8:45 am; in/near conference room:   Anasazi South)

Welcome & Introductory Remarks (8:45-9:00 am)

Session 1: Two Invited (45 min) Papers (9:00-10:30 am)

Chris Langton, Santa Fe Institute:  Data Presentation Issues in
Swarm and other Large Scale Simulations
Steve Bryson:  NASA-Ames: Data management and interactive visualization for
computational fluid dynamics

Break (10:30-11:00 am) Posters can be set up at this time or during
lunch in Anasazi North.

Session 2:  Perceptual Issues I
Three Long (30 min) Papers (11:00 am-12:30 pm)
(Smith, Pickett) A system for psychometric testing of auditory
representations of scientific data.
(Barrass) A perceptual framework for the auditory display of
scientific data.
(Albers) Hybrid auditory interfaces, the Varese system, and satellite-
ground control: Using auditory icons and sonification in a complex,
supervisory control system.

Lunch (12:30-1:30 pm, at the conference; lounge or Old House Restaurant)

Session 3:  Perceptual Issues II
Three Long Papers (1:30-3:00 pm)
(Watson, Kidd) Factors in the design of effective auditory displays.
(Lucas) An evaluation of the communicative ability of auditory icons
and earcons.
(Ballas) Effect of event variations and sound duration on identification of
everyday sounds

Break (3:00-3:30 pm)

Session 4:  Applications
Three Long Papers (3:30-5:00 pm)
(Cohen) Out to lunch: Adventures monitoring background activity.
(Stevens, Brewster, Wright, Edwards) Design and evaluation of an
auditory glance at algebra for blind readers.
(Mynatt) Designing with auditory icons.

Cash Bar:  (5:00-6:30 pm; Anasazi North)

Dinner (free evening; dinner on your own)



Continental Breakfast (7:30 - 8:45 am; in/near conference room:
        Anasazi South)
Group Outing to the Anasazi cliff dwelling with lunch at a local restaurant:
Bus Leaves (9:00 am)
Cliff dwellings (9:45-11:30)
Bus to Chimayo (11:30)
Lunch (12:00-1:15)
Bus to El Dorado Hotel (1:30)


Session 3:  Spatial Sound I
Three Long Papers (2:30 - 4:00 pm)
(Shinn-Cunningham, Durlach) Defining and redefining the limits on
human performance in auditory spatial displays.
(Hollander, Furness) Perception of virtual auditory shapes.
(Arons) Efficient listening with two ears.

Short Break (4:00 - 4:15 pm)

Session 4:  Spatial Sound II
One Long Paper & Three Short Papers (4:15-5:45 pm)
(Hammershoi) Directional dependence of the free field sound
transmission to the human external ear; verification of a model.
(Macpherson) On the role of head-related transfer function spectral
notches in the judgement of sound source elevation.
(Zahorik, Kistler, Wightman) Sound localization in varying virtual acoustic
(Lueck) Efficient modeling of the head-related transfer functions.

Dinner at the conference; Rooms Zia A&B (5:45-7:30 pm)
Cash Bar during poster session


Session 7: Poster / Demonstration Session 7 (7:30-9:00 pm;
all posters and demos available for viewing; author participation for
posters optional)



Continental Breakfast (8:00-9:00; in/near conference room:
        Anasazi South)

Session 8:  Systems Issues
Three Long Papers (9:00-10:30 am)
(Mathur, Boardman) LSL: A specification language for program
(Das) An Organization For High-Level Interactive Control of Sound
(Jameson) The run-time components of Sonnet.

Short Break (10:30-10:45 am)

Session 9:  Second Poster / Demonstration Session (10:45-
12:15 pm;  all posters and demos available for viewing; author
participation for posters required)

Lunch (12:15-1:30 pm; "working lunch" at the conference;
discuss the future of ICAD)


Session 10:  Sound Generation
Three Long (30 min) Papers (1:30-3:00 pm)
(Papp, Blattner) A Centralized Audio Presentation Manager.
(Choi) Sound synthesis and composition applied to observing chaotic systems
(Choi, Axen) Traversing alpha shapes for processing the geometrical data
into sound.

Short Break (3:00-3:20 pm)

Session 11:  Sonification & Speech Interfaces
Three Short Papers (3:20-4:20 pm)
(Portigal, Carey) Auralization of document structure.
(Bock) ADSL: An auditory domain specification language for program
(Steeples) Voice annotation of visual representations in computer-
mediated collaborative learning.

Closing Remarks (4:20-4:30 pm)

End of Conference


(Abel, Foster) Measuring HRTFs in a reflective environment.
(Bidlack) Virtual Sonic Space: A realtime 3D binaural audio
localization algorithm.
(Tucker, Davis) The Power Dac - a tool for spatial hearing and
acoustic display research
(Conolly, McGrath) Virtual acoutic displays with measured or
modelled room ambience
(Wightman, Kistler) poster: The importance of head movements for
localizing virtual auditory display objects.
(Grohn, Takala) MagicMikes - Adjustable aerial probes for
sonification of spatial data sets.
(Kennel, Thiel) How to integrate auditory symbols in user interfaces.
(Pitt) Integrating speech and non-speech in interfaces for blind people
(Krispien) The GUIB spatial auditory display - Generation of an audio- based
interface for blind computer users.
(Poll, Eggen) GUI admission for VIPs: A sound initiative.
(Boelke, Gorny) Auditory direct manipulation of acoustical objects by
blind computer users.
(Guggiana, Munteanu, Darvishi, Schauer, Rauterberg) Automatic
sound generation for spherical objects hitting flat plates based on
physical models compared with the real sound.
(Chandra) CounterWave: A program for displaying and controlling
degrees of independence between simultaneously changing
(Grigg, Novack) Design considerations for integrating an auditory
display with electronic technical manuals.
(Whitehead) Using Virtual Environment Technology to Present a
Digital Sound Library.
(Munakata) Gene sequence analysis with auditory display.
(Julig, Kaiwi)) Task-oriented qualitative testing for synthesized 3-D
auditory displays.
(Moller) Binaural Synthesis: Controlling the Complete Transmission
(Cohen) Besides immersion: Using audio windows to analyze music.
(Birbaumer, Lutzenberger, Mayer-Kress, Choi, Braun, Miltner, Brody, Rau):
Dynamical Resonance and Synchronization of Auditory Stimuli and Evoked
Responses in Multi Channel EEG.

Gregory Kramer
Santa Fe Institute
1704 SW Spring Street
Portland, OR 97201