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Reminder: Student Think Tank @ ICAD 2006

Student Consortium Think Tank @ ICAD 2006

Chair: Dr Paul Vickers, email: icad.thinktank@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Panel - TBA
Deadline: 31 April 2006

The Student Consortium think-tank is a full-day meeting for students doing Masters or Doctoral projects in auditory display or related areas. It will be held on 19th June, 2006 the day before the main ICAD 2006 conference in London. There is a small registration fee of £22 GBP to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. The conference web site gives details of accommodation options.

The Student Consortium 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 or technique to use to save you from heading down a dead end. Besides providing breakthrough insights into your particular project, the Consortium will foster friendships and networks that are essential in an international community for auditory display. The Consortium is open to all students who make a submission by 31 March.

The submission should consist of
- a description of a problem you would like to talk through, and
- a biography.

The description of your problem should begin with a title, a sentence summarising your research question or hypothesis, and 200 words summarising the problem you would like to discuss, which can be anything from choosing the right tools and techniques, to choosing research topics, to how to organise your thesis, to philosophical or aesthetic issues - anything where you could benefit from the perspectives and experience of other students and expertise from the panel. Your biography should start with your name, the title of your study programme, the names of your supervisors, the number of years you have been studying, your department and institution, and up to 200 words on your personal background.

Ten submissions will be selected by the Panel for oral presentation and ‘think-tanking’ by the Consortium. Notifications of selection will be emailed by 28 April. The selected problems will be representative examples of a widespread problem, or will be particularly interesting or difficult (as determined by the expert Panel). Each student whose problem is selected will prepare a 15 minute presentation for the Consortium which will be followed by a 15 minute discussion by everyone in attendance. The Panel will present a report on the Consortium in the ICAD 2006 conference program. 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 2006 conference and in the future. If your problem is selected you may also leave with the breakthrough you need!

Please email submissions (pdf or Word) by 31 March to the Consortium Chair Dr Paul Vickers at icad.thinktank@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Confirmation of receipt and notifications of selection will be emailed back by 28 April. Updates on the Consortium, possible support funding, etc. will be posted at http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/icad2006/ thinktank.php