International Interactive Sonification Meeting
ISon workshop held in Bielefeld.
(Human Interaction with Auditory Displays)
organised by Andy Hunt and Thomas Hermann
3rd February 2007,
University of York, UK
The meeting offers the chance:
- to meet experts in sonification,
- to present and demonstrate own research,
- to strengthen your european networking in sonification research, and
- to learn about new exciting trends.
- to relate research on the topic of gestural control of auditory displays to interactive sonification
- to survey the requirements for building Interactive Sonification systems
- to establish a network of interested researchers in the field and exchange experiences
About ISonSonification & Auditory Displays are increasingly becoming an established technology for exploring data, monitoring complex processes, or assisting exploration and navigation of data spaces. Sonification addresses the auditory sense by transforming data into sound, allowing the human user to get valuable information from data by using their natural listening skills. The main differences of sound displays over visual displays are that sound can:
- Represent frequency responses in an instant (as timbral characteristics)
- Represent changes over time, naturally
- Allow microstructure to be perceived
- Rapidly portray large amounts of data
- Alert listener to events outside the current visual focus
- Holistically bring together many channels of information
Auditory displays typically evolve over time since sound is inherently a temporal phenomenon. Interaction thus becomes an integral part of the process in order to select, manipulate, excite or control the display, and this has implications for the interface between humans and computers. In recent years it has become clear that there is an important need for research to address the interaction with auditory displays more explicitly. nteractive Sonification is the specialized research topic concerned with the use of sound to portray data, but where there is a human being at the heart of an interactive control loop. Specifically it deals with:
- interfaces between humans and auditory displays,
- mapping strategies and models for creating coherency between action and reaction (e.g. acoustic feedback, but also combined with haptic or visual feedback)
- perceptual aspects of the display (how to relate actions and sound, e.g. cross-modal effects, importance of synchronisation)
- applications of Interactive Sonification
- evaluation of performance, usability and multi-modal interactive systems including auditory feedback
Although we apply a spotlight on particular situations where there is real-time interaction with sonification systems, the usual community for exploring all aspects of auditory display is ICAD .
Satellite EventsAs a satellite meeting to this workshop, a Management Commitee meeting of the EU COST action 287, "ConGAS - Gestural Controlled Audio Systems" takes place on the 2nd February 2007 (starting Friday at 14:00h (2.00pm))
The participation of many international experts to the workshop is expected, and promises that the workshop will be a highly productive event.
Proceedings/PublicationThe peer-reviewed publications will be published on the web site. We will consider to developing the web proceedings into a special issue of an international journal, as we did in the previous workshop.
ProgrammeSaturday, 3th February 2007
|09:30||Welcome addresses (Hunt/Hermann)|
|09:35||Keynote: Mikael Fernström|
|10:00-12:00|| Paper Sessions (each 20 mins = 15+5)
(chair: Andy Hunt)
|10:00||Till Bovermann: Juggling Sounds|
|10:20||Daniel Arfib: Visual textures seen as sonograms. (Is it nice looking and sounding?)|
|10:40||Coffee & Juice break|
|11:00||John Williamson: Multimodal Excitatory Interfaces with Automatic Content Classification|
|11:20||Thilo Hinterberger: Orchestral Sonification of Brain Signals and its Application to Brain-Computer Interfaces and Arts|
|11:40||Thomas Hermann: Tangible Computing for Interactive Sonification of Multivariate Data|
(You can buy your own at Vanburgh College or visit the pubs in Heslington village)
|13:45-15:30||Short / Work-in-Progress Paper Sessions (15 mins = 10+5) (chair: Thomas Hermann)|
|13:45||Tony Stockman: The Design of Interactive Audio Soccer|
|14:00||Michael Pelz-Sherman: Suggested Applications of Musical Improvisation Analysis to Interactive Sonificiation|
|14:15||Stefania Serafin: Influence of Interactive Auditory Feedback on the Haptic Perception of Virtual Objects|
|14:45||Brian FG Katz: CoRSAIRe - Combination of Sensori-motor Rendering for the Immersive Analysis of Results|
|15:00||David Dewhurst: An Audiotactile Vision-Substitution System|
|15:15||Alberto de Campo: A Data Sonification Design Space Map|
|15:30||Coffee break leading into|
|17:15||End of Official Programme|
|18:30||Dinner (informally; in various places in York)|
Call for Papers (finished)We invite two forms of presentation:
- Full Papers: 20 min. presentation (15+5), papers in pdf format 4-8 pages
- Work in Progress: 15 min presentation (10+5)
|29.09.2006||Deadline for Abstracts|
|20.11.2006||Notification of Acceptance|
|01.12.2006||Registration Deadline: Early registration is advised as numbers are strictly limited.|
|20.12.2006||Deadline for Final Papers|
RegistrationRegistration will be
|15 GBP (25 EUR)||students|
|25 GBP (40 EUR)||academics|
LocationBoth events will take place at the University of York, U.K. Physics/Electronics Department. The ConGAS meeting (Friday 2nd February) will take place on the 3rd floor in the IGDS room. The ISon meeting (Saturday 3rd February) will take place on the ground floor in room PL005. Maps of the University Campus can be found here. On this map, the Physics/Electronics building is marked as '14'. Here you find directions to York. There is also an extensive Travel Information page. However, most people travelling from overseas will find it easiest to fly to Manchester Airport, and to catch a direct train from the airport to York. From York train station you can either walk to your York hotel or get a taxi or bus to the University (actually some people walk there too as it is about 2-3 miles). You might want to consider having some 'tourist time' in York, as it's a great place to look round. Detailed tourist information can be found here.
If in doubt - find your way to the University of York's Physics/Electronics' building, report to the Porter's Lodge/kiosk and ask for (Friday) "the ConGAS meeting in the IGDS room" or (Saturday) "The ISon meeting in PL005"
AccommodationWe are not able to organise any block-booked cheap accommodation on the University Campus, but actually most people like to get a place in York City anyway. Roberto Bresin has stayed here a few times and recommends the following:
Hotels that could be recommended are at walking distance from the university:
- Blue Bridge Hotel is close to a bus stop.
- Bull Lodge
- An alternative might be Lady Anne Middletons Hotel (Ltd)
- Here is a complete list of York hotels and B&B.