ICAD 2003 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Sunday, July 6






Breakfast and registration



Welcome and Introductions





R Duraiswami



Invited Talk






B Massof

Technologies to assist the visually impaired


Presentation 1






C Asakawa et al.

Maximum listening speeds for the blind


Presentation 2






C Frauenberger and M Noisternig

3D audio interfaces for the blind


Presentation 3






L Brown et al.

Design guidelines for audio presentation of graphs and tables


Coffee break




Invited Talk






J Miele

Smith-Kettlewell Display Kit: A sonification toolkit for Matlab


Presentation 4






P Susini et al.

Perceptive study and recommendation for sonification categories


Presentation 5






D Berque

Boardtalker: Initial experiences and open problems in prototyping a talking digital whiteboard to assist visually impaired students






Invited Talk






J Loomis

Basic and applied research relating to auditory displays for visually impaired people


Presentation 6






K van den Doel

Soundview: Sensing color images by kinesthetic audio


Presentation 7*






D Berque et al.

A case study in the design of software that uses auditory cues to help low vision students view notes on a blackboard


Presentation 8*






H Zhao et al.

Sonification of dynamic choropleth maps: Geo-referenced data exploration for the vision-impaired


Coffee break




Presentation 9*






T Stockman

Sonification of SQL constructs in multi-modal database interaction


Presentation 10*





F Winberg

WYSIWIH - What you see is what I hear: Giving blind users access to visual collaboration


Presentation 11






M Ohuchi et al.

A game for visually impaired children with a 3-D virtual auditory display


Round Table






All Participants







Informal Pizza/Beer Reception




Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the registration



*talks from abstracts




*talks froma abstracts

Monday, July 7








Breakfast and Registration






Welcome and Introductions








B Shinn-Cunningham and A Kulkarni






Session I(a): Biological Communication Sounds








G Wakefield

Invited Talk: TBA






T Fitch

Invited Talk: Information in animal sounds: An evolutionary perspective


Coffee break







Session I(b): Biological Communication Sounds








C Campbell et al.

Discriminating visible speech tokens using multi-modality

11:05 - 12:25

Session II: Spatial Auditory Perception








V Best et al.

Two-point discrimination in auditory displays





B Shinn-Cunningham and S Ram

Identifying where you are in a room: Sensitivity to room acoustics




G Potard and I Burnett

A study on sound source apparent shape and wideness



12:05 - 12:25

D Cabrera and S Tilley

Parameters for auditory display of height and size

12:25 - 1:30








Session III: Sound Design and Earcons







1:30 - 2:15

J Rose

Invited Talk: Reality (sound)bites: Audio tricks from the film and TV studio



2:15 - 2:35

MLM Vargas and S Anderson

Combining speech and earcons to assist menu navigation



2:35 - 2:55

DK McGookin and SA Brewster

An investigation into the identification of concurrently presented earcons



2:55 - 3:15

G Lemaitre et al.

Perceptively based design of new car horn sounds

3:15 - 3:30

Coffee break






3:30 - 5:00

Session IV: Posters (listed below)













Tuesday, July 8








Breakfast and Registration





8:30 - 10:15

Session V: Designing Effect Displays







8:30 - 8:35

B Shinn-Cunningham







8:35 - 9:20

S Barrass

Invited Talk: Sonification Design Patterns



9:20 - 9:40

S Daudé and L Nigay

Design process for auditory interfaces




9:40 - 10:00

C Thornton et al.

Audiocentric interface design: A building blocks approach



10:00 - 10:20

F Avanzini et al.

Acqua alta a Venezia: Design of an urban scale auditory warning system

10:20 - 10:50

Coffee break






10:50 - 12:30

Session VI: Spatial Auditory Displays







10:50 - 11:10

DS Brungart and BD Simpson

Optimizing the spatial configuration of a seven-talker speech display



11:10 - 11:30

E Childs and V Pulkki

Using multi-channel spatialization in sonification: A case study with meteorological data



11:30 - 11:50

DR Begault et al.

Spatially-modulated auditory alerts




11:50 - 12:10

M Gröhn et al.

Comparison of auditory, visual, and audio-visual navigation in a 3d space



12:10 - 12:30

BN Walker and J Lindsay

Effect of beacon sounds on navigation performance in a virtual reality environment

12:30 - 1:30







1:30 - 2:10

Session VII: Sonification







1:30 - 1:50

T Hermann et al.

Broadcasting auditory weather reports: A pilot project



1:50 - 2:10

J Keller et al.

Educational testing of auditory display regarding seasonal variation of polar ice caps on mars

2:10 - 3:10

Session VIII: Auditory Display Examples







2:10 - 2:30

S Targett and M Fernström

Audio games: Fun for all? All for fun?




2:30 - 2:50

C Schmandt and G Vallejo

"LISTENIN" to domestic environments from remote locations



2:50 - 3:10

FJ Sainz Salces et al.

Household appliances control device for the elderly

3:10 - 3:40

Coffee break






3:40 - 5:10

Panel Discussion: "Science vs. Art"








Perry Cook (Princeton), Barry Vercoe (MIT), Todd Winkler (Brown), Eric Somers (SUNY)









Wednesday, July 9








Breakfast and Registration





8:30 - 10:15

Session IX: Auditory Display Dimensions







8:30 - 8:35

A Kulkarni







8:35 - 9:20

BA Wright

Invited Talk: TBA





9:20 - 9:40

J Häkkilä and S Ronkainen

Dynamic auditory cues for event importance level



9:40 - 10:00

E Brazil et al.

Exploring multi-dimensional similarity ratings for sound objects



10:00 - 10:20

A Sandor and DM Lane

Sonification of absolute values with single and multiple dimensions

10:20 - 10:50

Coffee break






10:50 - 11:30

Session X: Auditory Display System Architecture






10:50 - 11:10

T Hermann et al.

Interactive visualization and sonification for monitoring complex processes



11:10 - 11:30

D Malandrino et al.

NeMoS: Network monitoring with sound


11:30 - 12:50

Session XI: Spatial Auditory Synthesis







11:30 - 11:50

C Jin et al.

Perceptual Spatial-Audio Coding




11:50 - 12:10

BU Seeber and H Fast

Subjective selection of non-individual head-related transfer functions



12:10 - 12:30

WL Martens

Individualized and generalized earphone correction filters for spatial sound reproduction



12:30 - 12:50

J Hiipakka and G Lorho

A spatial audio user interface for generating music playlists

12:50 - 2:00







2:00 - 3:15

ICAD Business Meeting / Open-mic session





3:15 - 3:30

ICAD 2004 Down-Under





4:00 - 6:00

MIT Media Lab Open House







4:00 - 6:00


wine and cheese, informal demos




4:30 - 5:30


oral presentations












Session IVa: Perception in Auditory Display








FA Russo, ME Lantz, G English, and LL Cuddy

Increasing effectiveness of train horns without increasing intensity




J-H Lee et al.

Auditory displays on the depth of hypertext





PMC Lemmens et al.

Do location and content operate independently?





A Guillaume and C Drake

Focalisation on the temporal context of complex sequences




E Brazil and M Fernström

Where's that sound? Exploring arbitrary user classifications of sounds for audio collection management


Session IVb: Perception in Spatial Auditory Displays







N Mesgarani et al.

Augmented intelligibility in simultaneous multi-talker environments




S Devore and B Shinn-Cunningham

Perceptual consequences of including reverberation in spatial auditory displays




F Fontana and Davide Rocchesso

A physics-based approach to the presentation of acoustic depth




JG Neuhoff and J Preston

A spatial auditory display for the prevention of pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions




SA Rizzi et al.

A three-dimensional virtual simulator for aircraft flyover presentation




MLN Kazem et al.

An investigation into a background auditory display to aid pilot situation awareness


Session IVc: Spatial Auditory Display Technology







K Pihkala and T Lokki

Extending SMIL with 3D audio






H Hoffmann et al.

An independent declarative 3D audio format on the basis of XML




J Goßmann and F Dombois

The spatial sound lab at Fraunhofer IMK.VE





M Noisternig et al.

A 3D real time rendering engine for binaural sound reproduction




JD Miller et al.

Latency measurement of a real-time virtual acoustic rendering system




VC Raykar et al.

Extracting significant features from the HRTF





E Grassi et al.

Measurement of head-related transfer functions based on the empirical transfer function estimate


Session IVd: Display Systems and Technology








T Beamish et al.

D'groove: A haptic turntable for digital audio control




JM Zmölnig et al.

The IEM-Cube: A periphonic re-/production-system




C O'Sullivan and M Fernström

Instrument timbre models with noisy partial inclusion




M Cohen and M Kawaguchi

Narrowcasting operations for mobile phone CVE chatspace avatars


Session IVe: Auditory Display Examples








D Skantze and N Dahlbäck

Auditory icon support for navigation in speech-only interfaces for room-based design metaphors




K Mäkelä et al.

The use of walking sounds in supporting awareness




P Turner et al.

Evaluating soundscapes as a means of creating a sense of place


Session IVf: Sonification Approaches








LM Brown and SA Brewster

Drawing by ear: Interpreting sonified line graphs




SC Peres and DM Lane

Sonification of statistical data






BN Walker and JT Cothran

Sonification sandbox: A graphical toolkit for auditory graphs


Session IVg: Algorithmic Composition








BL Sturm

Ocean buoy spectral data sonification: Research update




M Quinn et al.

For those who died