2011 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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  • Wafe-Field Synthesis: State of the Art and Future Applications 

    Lopez, Jose J; Cobos, Maximo; Pueo, Basilio (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    Wave-Field Synthesis (WFS) has become one of the most promising spatial sound reproduction systems. The most basic difference of WFS in comparison to other available systems is that the acoustic field is accurately synthesized ...
  • Using Sound to Represent Uncertainty in Future Climate Projections for the United Kingdom 

    Bearman, Nick (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    This paper compares different visual and sonic methods of representing uncertainty in spatial data. When handling large volumes of spatial data, users can be limited in the amount that can be displayed at once due to visual ...
  • Tonal DisCo: Dissonance and Consonance in a Gaming Engine 

    Nguyen, Vinh Xuan (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    Whilst there are several existing toolkits specifically designed for sonification, there has been little investigation into the utilization of computer game engines for sonification. This paper will demonstrate the ...
  • To What Extent do Listeners use Aural Information When it is Present 

    Brock, Derek; McClimens, Brian (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    In three of the manipulations in a 2009 dual-task performance study, virtual auditory cues were used to alert participants to the onset of three kinds of decision events in the secondary, but more demanding of the two ...
  • The sound of Rowing Stroke Cycles as Acoustic Feedback 

    Schaffert, Nina; Mattes, Klaus; Effenberg, Alfred O (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    Acoustic feedback offers promising opportunities to enhance the perception of athletes in regards of the modification of movement patterns and control in technique training. Sound conveys time-critical structures that are ...
  • The Sonified Urban Masterplan (Sum) Tool: Sonification for Urban Planning and Design 

    Adhitya, Sara; Kuuskankare, Mika (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    This paper describes the progress of an interdisciplinary project that explores the potential for sonification in urban planning and design. The project involves the translation of visual urban mapping techniques used in ...
  • The R Programming Language as a Unified Environment for Data Sonification 

    Brown, Ethan (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    This short article explores the statistical programming environ- ment R as a sonification interface using the add-on package playitbyr, currently in a pre-alpha stage of development. R’s growing and vibrant community of ...
  • The Immersive Audio Environment - Implementation, Subjective Test, and Results 

    Shah, Pratik; Faza, Ayman; Nimmala, Raghavendra; Grant, Steven; Chapin, William (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    The effectiveness of virtual environments depends largely on how efficiently they recreate the real world. In the case of auditory virtual environments, the importance of accurate recreation is enhanced since there are no ...
  • Spemoticons: Text to Speech Based Emotional Auditory Cues 

    Nemeth, Geza; Olaszy, Gabor; Csapo, Tamas Gabor (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    There are various methods of providing auditory cues in human-computer user interfaces. The two basic traditional methods are the application of real-life sounds (auditory icons) and artificially generated audio signals ...
  • Sonnotile: Audio Annotation and Sonification for Large Tiled Audio/Visual Display Environments 

    Seldess, Zachary; Yamaoka, So; Kuester, Falko (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    We present “Sonnotile”, a multi-modal rendering framework to enhance scientific data exploration, representation, and analysis within tiled-display visualization environments. Sonnotile aims to assist researchers in the ...
  • Sonifying the Cosmic Microwave Background 

    McGee, Ryan; Van der Veen, Jatila; Wright, Matthew; Kuchera-Morin, JoAnn; Alper, Basak; Lubin, Philip (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    We present a new technique to sonify the power spectrum of the map of temperature anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the oldest observable light of the universe. According to the Standard Cosmological ...
  • Sonified Aerobics - Interactive Sonification of Coordinated Body Movements 

    Hermann, Thomas; Zehe, Sebastian (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    This paper introduces a new hard-/ and software system for the interactive sonification of sports movement involv- ing arm- and leg movements. Two different sonifications are designed to convey rhythmical patterns that ...
  • Sonification Solutions for Body Movements in Rehabilitation of Locomotor Disorders 

    Tissberger, Johann P.; Wersenyi, Gyorgy (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    One of the recent fields of sonification focuses on the sonification of body movements in sports or rehabilitation. This is usually some kind of monitoring of real-time measurement data and auditory feedback for the patient. ...
  • Sonification of Physical Quantities Throughout History: A Meta-Study of Previous Mapping Strategies 

    Dubus, Gael; Bresin, Roberto (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    We introduce a meta-study of previous sonification designs taking physical quantities as input data. The aim is to build a solid foun- dation for future sonification works so that auditory display re- searchers would be ...
  • Sonification of Emotions II: Live music in a pediatric hospital 

    Preti, Constanza; Schubert, Emery (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    In this paper, we argue that music can be used to sonify emotions. Further, we propose that the ‘sonification of emotion’ conceptualization can explain some aspects of the practice of playing music in hospitals. Music can ...
  • Sonification of Emotion I: Film Music 

    Schubert, Emery; Ferguson, Sam; Farrar, Natasha; McPherson, Gary E. (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    This paper discusses the uses of sound to provide information about emotion. The review of the literature suggests that music is able to communicate and express a wide variety of emotions. The novel aspect of the present ...
  • Sonification of Brain and Body Signals in Collaborative Tasks Using a Tabletop Musical Interface 

    Mealla, Sebastian; Bosi, Mathieu; Jorda, Sergi; Valjamae, Aleksander (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    Physiological Computing has been applied in different disciplines, and is becoming popular and widespread in Human-Computer In- teraction, due to device miniaturization and improvements in real- time processing. However, ...
  • Sonification of 3D Scenes Using Personalized Spatial Audio to Aid Visually Impaired Persons 

    Bujacz, Michal; Skulimowski, Piotr; Strumillo, Pawel (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    The research presented concerns the development of a sonification algorithm for representation of 3D scenes for use in an electronic travel aid (ETA) for visually impaired persons. The proposed sonar-like algorithm utilizes ...
  • Some Effects of Continous Tempo and Pitch Transformations in Perceived Pleasantness of Listening to a Musical Sound File 

    Grohn, Matti; Ahonen, Lauri; Huotilainen, Minna (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    Physiological changes, i.e., changes in the heart rate and its variability, respiratory patterns etc., are induced by listening to mu- sic. Both the low-level acoustic features of the sound and the per- ceived pleasantness ...
  • Simulating the Electroweak Phase Transition: Sonification of Bubble Nucleation 

    Winters, R. Michael; Blaikie, Andrew; O'neil, Deva (International Community for Auditory Display, 2011-06)
    As an applicaton of sonification, a simulation of the early uni- verse was developed to portray the phase transition that occurred shortly after the Big Bang. The Standard Model of particle physics postulates that a ...

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