2008 Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display. The annual ICAD conference is the prime forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas and discuss developments in the field of auditory display.

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  • Visualising the Soundfield and Soundscape: Extending Macaulay and Crerar's 1998 Method 

    McGregor, Iain; Crerar, Alison; Benyon, David; Leplatre, Gregory (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    The introduction of effective auditory warnings into a shared environment requires a prior understanding of the existing soundfield and soundscape. Reifying the physical and perceptual auditory environment enables a form ...
  • Understanding Aural Fluency in Auditory Display Design for Ambient Intelligent Environments 

    Droumeva, Milena; Wakkary, Ron (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    This paper presents the design and some evaluation results from the auditory display model of an ambient intelligent game named socio-ec(h)o. socio-ec(h)o is played physically by a team of four, and displays information ...
  • Using Web Services to Foster Global Collaboration in Sound Design 

    Ballas, James A; Nevitt, Justin (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    The migration of client-server systems to web services using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) design principles is widespread and likely to dominate the future evolution of computing. Use of web services is especially ...
  • Usability of Non-Speech Sounds in User Interfaces 

    Absar, Rafa; Guastavino, Catherine (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    We review the literature on the integration of non-speech sounds to visual interfaces and applications from a usability perspective and subsequently recommend which auditory feedback types serve to enhance human interaction ...
  • The Laughing Swing: Interacting with Non-Verbal Human Voice 

    Rinott, Michal (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    This paper looks at non-speech uses of the human voice in interactive objects. A collection of projects using non-verbal voice, as input and as output, is briefly reviewed. The Laughing Swing - an interactive object using ...
  • Toward HRTF personalization: an auditory-perceptual evaluation of simulated and measured HRTFs 

    Mokhtari, Parham; Nishimura, Ryouichi; Takemoto, Hironori (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    Sound localization tests were carried out with two subjects using a Virtual Auditory Display (VAD) to determine the intersubject effects on localization accuracy, of employing either acoustically measured or Finite Difference ...
  • Time-Domain Analysis / Synthesis of the Excitation Signal in a Source / Filter Model of Contact Sounds 

    Lagrange, Mathieu; Scavone, Gary; Depalle, Philippe (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    Contact sounds represent an important subset of environmental sounds that are useful for enhancing the interaction of a user with a computer-simulated virtual reality or augmented environment. The real-time synthesis of ...
  • The Effect of Spatialization in a Data Sonification Exploration Task 

    Katz, Brian FG; Rio, Emmanuel; Picinali, Lorenzo; Warusfel, Olivier (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    This study presents an exploration task using interactive sonification to compare different sonification mapping concepts. Based on the real application of protein-protein docking within the CoRSAIRe project (´ Combinaisons ...
  • Taxonomy and Definitions for Sonification and Auditory Display 

    Hermann, Thomas (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    Sonification is still a relatively young research field and many terms such as sonification, auditory display, auralization, audification have been used without a precise definition. Recent developments such as the ...
  • The effect of Music on Learning in Virtual Environments - Initial Results 

    Fassbender, Eric; Richards, Debbie; Thompson, Bill; Bilgin, Ayse; Taylor, Alan (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    In this paper we discuss the effect of music on learning in virtual-immersive environments. Auditory stimuli were presented within a specialized display system in which seventy- two undergraduate students watched a 3-D ...
  • Three-Dimensional Sound Field Reproduction and Recording Systems Based on Boundary Surface Control Principle 

    Enomoto, Seigo; Ikeda, Yusuke; Ise, Shiro; Nakamura, Satoshi (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    Based on the boundary surface control (BSC) principle, a new recording/reproduction system is developed to realize high fidelity three-dimensional sound field reproduction. Theoretically, using this new system, perfect ...
  • The IPEM_EME: a Wireless Music Controller for Real-time Music Interaction 

    Demey, Michiel; Leman, Marc; Cornelis, Olmo (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    The IPEM_EME is a sound and music controller based on wireless motion sensors and concepts of embodied music cognition. This paper and demonstration aims at further testing the public acceptability of the IPEM_EME.
  • Sonification of directional and emotional content: Description of design challenges 

    Pirhonen, Antti; Palomaki, Henni (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    In the construction of sound objects into an application, the designer's skills to communicate through sounds is the cornerstone of the activity. In such an expertise, the knowledge about the human way of interpreting ...
  • Spherical Microphone Array Based Immersive Audio Scene Rendering 

    O'Donovan, Adam M; Zotkin, Dmitry N; Duraiswami, Ramani (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    In many applications such as entertainment, education, military training, remote telepresence, surveillance, etc. it is necessary to capture an acoustic field and present it to listeners with a goal of creating the same ...
  • Sonic Explorations With Earthquake Data 

    Meier, Manuela; Saranti, Anna (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    The composition ``underground sounds'' - an interdisciplinary project including a concert piece as its artistic element - deals with the phenomenon of the constantly moving, therefore resonating earth and is based on data ...
  • Sonification of Bowing Features for String Instrument Training 

    Larkin, Oliver; Koerselman, Thijs; Ong, Bee; Ng, Kia (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    This paper presents work on an auditory display for use in string instrument training, based on 3D motion analysis. We describe several sonifications that are intended to provide both real-time and non real-time feedback ...
  • Sumo. A Sonification Utility for Molecules 

    Grand, Florian; Dall Antonia, Fabio (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    In this paper we present SUMO, an open source software environment, which is designed to facilitate the open development of molecular sonifications for everyday research in chemistry and structural biology. Sonifications ...
  • Scalable Auditory Data Signatures for Discovery Oriented Browsing in an Expressive Context 

    Gossmann, Joachim; West, Ruth; Hackbarth, Ben (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    To be useful for browsing in vast multidimensional databases, auditory representations need to be able to scale in depth and detail. The concepts of quantitative and qualitative listening are presented and Scalable Auditory ...
  • Strategies for Sonic Interaction Design: from Context to Basic Design 

    Franinovic, Karmen; Visell, Yon (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    We advocate a new approach to the design of interactive and sonically augmented artifacts. It is aimed at enriching the context within which design takes place, while integrating the level of structured exploration that ...
  • SONIFYER A Concept, a Software, a Platform 

    Dombois, Florian (International Community for Auditory Display, 2008-06)
    In this article we would like to focus on two structural questions, that could be useful for improving the general acceptance of sonification research: On the one hand we are argueing for a new generation of sonification ...

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