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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Interactive Sonification

As follow-up to the ISon 2010 we announce a Special Issue on Interactive Sonification, to be published as Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), see JMUI Special Issue - Call for Papers, deadline 2011-01-17

ISon 2010 - Interactive Sonification Workshop - Logo with Dripping oar - Photo by Peter Jackson -
(Photo by Peter Jackson)

Human Interaction with Auditory Displays
April 7th 2010
(with satellite events on 6th and 8th)
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

The ISon 2010 meeting is the 3rd International workshop on Interactive Sonification, following the initial ISon 2004 workshop held in Bielefeld and the previous ISon 2007 workshop in York.
The meeting offers the chance:
Additional goals of the meeting are: High quality will be assured by a peer-reviewing process, and besides a web publication we might decide to transform the proceedings into a special journal issue, as in the 1st ISon meeting, see IEEE Multimedia Special Issue on Interactive Sonification.
ISon 2010 edition is supported by COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID).

About ISon

Sonification & 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:

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. Interactive 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:

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 Events

There are three satellite events in connection to this workshop. For more details about these satellite events please read the workshop programme.
The participation of many international experts to the workshop is expected, and promises that the workshop will be a highly productive event.


The 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 2004 ISon workshop.


Tuesday, 6th April 2010
16:30 Registration at the Dept. of Speech Music and Hearing, KTH. Click here for a map of the location.
17:30 Satellite event: SID-member Björn Hellström is involved in several permanent sound installations in the central parts of Stockholm. He will guide you to a visit of some of them. Please follow this link for a brief description of the installations.
The guided tour will start from the ISon 2010 registration desk at KTH.
Wednesday, 7th April 2010
Click here for a detailed version of the workshop programme.
09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome addresses
09:45 Keynote by Tony Stockman: Listening to people, objects and interactions
10:15-10:35 Paper Session (each 20 min = 15+5)
chair: Thomas Hermann
10:35 Posters: speed presentations
10:40-11:10 Coffee break and Poster session
11:10-12:30 Paper Session (each 20 min = 15+5)
chair: Andy Hunt
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Short Paper Session (15 min = 10+5)
chair: Sofia Dahl
15:30 Demos: speed presentations
15:35 Coffee break leading into
15:45 Poster and Demo Sessions
17:00 Panel Discussion
17:45 Closing words
18:00 End of Official Programme
Thursday, 8th April 2010
9:00-17:00 Satellite event at Konstfack: Please check the COST IC601 Action SID website for more information about this event, which includes a SID Open seminar on "Voice and Voice Functions" by Sten Ternström and Christine Ericsdotter.

Call for Papers

In addition to the above mentioned fields of interest, we have set a particular focus for ISon on interactive movement sonifications, and ask in particular for interactive sonification of real or virtual objects, devices, tools, artifacts in movement.
We invite four forms of presentation: For all the above categories we ask for an Abstract (approximately a half page) to allow a decision for acceptance (see important dates below). Abstracts and final papers are to be submitted at Please indicate in the Abstract if you intend to submit multimedia examples. Authors of accepted papers are asked to prepare their manuscript according to the following document styles, provided here as LaTeX-template (zip, 180k) or as Word template (doc, 52k). For any general enquiries please contact

Important Dates

31.10.2009 Deadline for Abstracts
1.12.2009 Notification of Acceptance
31.01.2010 Submission of Papers
01.03.2010 Early Registration Deadline: Early registration is advised as numbers are strictly limited.
22.03.2010 Deadline for Final Versions of Papers


Registration will be
UNTIL 01.03.2010:
10 EUR or 100 SEK students
20 EUR or 200 SEK academics/others
AFTER 01.03.2010:
15 EUR or 150 SEK students
30 EUR or 300 SEK academics/others
The fee includes: Please register as soon as possible to facilitate our planning simply by sending your commitment to attend to Payment is due at the registration desk, please with CREDIT CARD and possibly NOT IN CASH as it was stated earlier on this page.



We are not able to organise any block-booked cheap accommodation.

Participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

We advise you to book accommodation early as it can be very difficult to find last-minute accomodation in Stockholm.

Booking services
Visit Stockholm
Stockholm budget accomodation

Use to look up the location. ISon 2010 will take place at Lindstedtsvägen 24. The service is in Swedish, but is easy to use. "Vad söker du?" means "what do you look for". Type in name, company or telephone number. The second field "Var?" means "Where", and here you type in address. Use "street 'street number' stockholm". You only need to fill out one field.

Bed and breakfast/Hostels

Close to ISon 2010 location
Bed & Breakfast
Rehnsgatan 21
Tel: +46 8 15 28 38
Sleeping halls or single-rooms.

2kronor Hostel in Vasastan
Surbrunnsgatan 44
Tel: +46 8 229 230

2kronor Hostel in Old Town
Skeppsbron 40
Tel: +46 8 229 230

City Backpackers
Upplandsgatan 2 A
Tel: +46 8 20 69 20
2-, 4- or 8-bed rooms

Columbus Hotell och Vandrarhem
Tjärhovsgatan 11
Tel: +46 8 644 17 17
2-, 4- or 6-bed rooms
Getting there: Subway to Medborgarplatsen, Bus 46, 48, 52.

Colonial Hotel
Västmannagatan 13
Tel:+46 8 21 76 30

Långholmen Vandrarhem och Hotell
Långholmsmuren 20
Tel: +46 8 720 85 00
Getting there: Subway to Hornstull or Bus 40.

Less central
Bredängs vandrarhem
Stora sällskapets väg 51
Tel: +46 8 97 62 00, 97 70 71
2- or 4-bed rooms.
Getting there: Subway to Bredäng, short walk (5 min).

Solna Hotel & Vandrarhem
Enköpingsvägen 16
Tel: +46 8 655 00 55
Getting there: Subway to Solna Centrum, bus 505 (10 min) to Råstahem.


Close to ISon 2010
Art Hotel, Johannesgatan 12
Stureparkens gästvåning, Sturegatan 58
Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Birger Jarlsgatan 29
Rex Hotel, Luntmakargatan 73
Hellsten Hotel, Luntmakargatan 68
Hotel Tapto, Jungfrugatan 57
Hotel Arcadia, Körsbärsvägen 1

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