2009 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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  • Versum: audiovisual composing in 3d 

    Barri, Tarik (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    This paper introduces the new audiovisual sequencing system “Versum” that allows users to compose in three dimensions. First, the conceptual soil from which this system has sprung is discussed. Secondly, the basic concepts ...
  • Upper limits of auditory motion perception: the case of rotating sounds 

    Feron, Francois-Xavier; Frissen, Ilja; Guastavino, Catherine (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    We report two experiments investigating rotating sounds presented on a circular array of 12 speakers. Velocity thresholds were mea- sured for three different types of stimuli (broadband noises, white noise, harmonic sounds). ...
  • Using multiple, role-related perspectives in the design of alarm sounds for safety critical context 

    Pirhonen, Antti; Tuuri, Kai (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    The requirements for alarm sounds for safety critical contexts are many, some of which may be conflicting. This study concerns the design of alarm sounds for a hospital environment, in particular operating room conditions. ...
  • Using a systematic design process to investigate narrative sound design strategies for interactive commodities 

    Hug, Daniel (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    Computing technologies turn everyday artifacts into narrative, pro- cedural objects. This observation suggests that the narrative sound design strategies used in films and video games could also be ap- plied for the design ...
  • The design of an audio film for the visually impaired 

    Julieta Lopez, Mariana; Pauletto, Sandra (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    Nowadays, Audio Description is used to enable visually impaired people to access films. However, it presents an important limitation, which consists in the need of the visually impaired audiences to rely on a describer, ...
  • The use of sonic articulation in identifying correlation in capital market trading data 

    Worrall, David (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    Despite intensive study, a comprehensive understanding of the structure of capital market trading data remains elusive. The one known application of audification to market price data reported in the 1990 that it was difficult ...
  • Thinking the sounds: an intuitive control of an impact sound synthesizer 

    Aramaki, Mitsuko; Gondre, Charles; Kronland-Martinet, Richard; Voinier, Thierry; Ystad, Solvi (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    In this paper we describe a synthesizer to be used both for virtual reality and musical purposes, based on an additive synthesis model, and that offers an intuitive control of impact sounds. A three layer control strategy ...
  • Towards the timbre modeling of interior car sound 

    Sciabica, J.F; Bezat, M.C; Roussarie, V.; Kronland-Martinet, R; Ystad, S (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    Quality investigations and design of interior car sounds constitute an important challenge for the car industry. Such sounds are complex and time-varying, inducing considerable timbre variations depending on the driving ...
  • The Shannon Portal: Designing an Auditory Display for Casual Users in a Public Environment 

    Fernstrom, Mikael; Brazil, Eoin (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    We developed an installation for a public environment and casual users where auditory display was a significant element to facilitate user interaction. We used an iterative design process, starting from simple onomatopoeic ...
  • Statistical rules in constraint-based programming 

    Laurson, Mikael; Kuuskankare, Mika; Kuitunen, Kimmo; Sandred, Orjan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    In this paper we introduce a system that first generates statistical analysis data from a musical score. The results are then translated automatically to constraint rules that in turn can be used in com- bination with ...
  • Sonification in Music 

    Schoon, Andi; Dombois, Florian (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    Seen from the vantage point of cultural history, contemporary sonification is essentially characterised by two aspects that to date have seldom been considered in combination: the first aspect is sonification as the ...
  • Springboard: exploring embodied metaphor in the design of sound feedback for physical responsive environments 

    Droumeva, Milena; Antle, Alissa; Corness, Greg; Bevans, Allen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    In this paper we propose a role for suing embodied metaphor in the design of sound feedback for interactive physical environments. We describe the application of a balance metaphor in the design of the interaction model ...
  • Subjective experience methods for early conceptual design of auditory display 

    Brazil, Eoin; Fernstrom, Mikael (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    We review a cross-section of subjective experience methods fo- cused on the early conceptual design of auditory displays. The motivation of this review is to support expert and novice design- ers in creating auditory ...
  • Revisiting the phenomenon of sound as "empty container": the acoustic imagination in Kurt Schwitters's ``ursonata'' 

    Bulut, Zeynep (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    Dadaist artist and composer Kurt Schwitters’ s Ursonata (1922-1932) is a sound poem for solo voice based on a made-up verbal language that uses phonetics in German. Percussionist Steven Schick and composer/sound designer ...
  • Quantum harmonic oscillator sonification 

    Saranti, Anna; Eckel, Gerhard; Pirro, David (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    This work deals with the sonification of a quantum mechanical system and the processes that occur as a result of its quantum me- chanical nature and interactions with other systems. The quantum harmonic oscillator is not ...
  • Puremx: automatic transcription of midi live music performances into xml format 

    Baldan, Stefano; Ludovico, Luca; Mauro, Davide A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    This paper addresses the problem of the real-time automatic tran- scription of a live music performance into a symbolic format based on XML. The source data are given by any music instrument or other device able to communicate ...
  • Physiosonic - movement sonification as auditory feedback 

    Vogt, Katharina; Pirro, David; Kobenz, Ingo; Höldrich, Robert; Eckel, Gerhard (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    We detect human body movement interactively via a tracking sys- tem. This data is used to synthesize sound and transform sound files (music or text). A subject triggers and controls sound param- eters with his or her ...
  • Perception of reverberation in large single and coupled volumes 

    Frissen, Iljia; Katz, Brian F. G.; Gustavino, Catherine (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    The aim of the presented research is to quantify how sensitive the human ear is to subtle changes in reverberation. We quantified the discrimination thresholds for reverberations that are representative for large rooms ...
  • Overlay problems for music and combinatorics 

    Allali, J; Antoniou, P; Ferraro, P; Iliopoulos, C.S.; Michalakopoulos, S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    Motivated by the identification of the musical structure of pop songs, we introduce combinatorial problems involving overlays (non-overlapping substrings) and the covering of a text t by them. We present 4 problems and ...
  • Occurrence of simulator sickness in spatial sound spaces and 3d auditory displays 

    Dicke, Christina; Aaltonen, Viljakaisa; Billinghurst, Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2009-05)
    This paper describes an investigation into the effect of movement patterns in a spatial sound space on the perceived amount of simulator sickness, the pleasantness of the experience, and the perceived workload. Our user ...

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