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  THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUDITORY DISPLAY
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Australian National University, Canberra 3-7 July 2016

 
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ICAD2016

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

 

Please check the conference website for updates: http://icad.org/icad2016/

 

Submission Templates

For Paper, Poster and other written material:
Download .doc template. The safest way to obtain the correct format is to paste your text etc into a copy of the template. For those not word-processing with Word, please ensure that your submission is formatted correctly, with the headers and footers included in the template. For reference, please consult the PDF of the .doc template.


Download LaTeX template


Audio and other Media files. Submissions should contain a link to audio and other media files in Dropbox, iCloud Soundcloud, Vimeo or other online site, and provide a password if the link is not public.

Submitting your camera-ready copy

Once you have produced your paper's final (camera-ready) copy, you summit it as a replacement for your original submission on the EasyChair website.

 

Submission Content: Categories and Requirements

The Types and dates for submissions in each of these categories are outlined below.

 

Submissions relevant to the Call for Participation are accepted in any of the following categories:

  • Scientific / Empirical Study

    Empirical study submissions are intended to present the results of experimental work, whether objective or subjective, numerical or perceptual. Submissions are evaluated with regards to the novelty of the work, scholarly/scientific quality, suitability to the ICAD community domains, and importance of the results. Submissions should include a state-of-the-art review which places the work and its results in the perspective of previous studies. Enough detail should be provided concerning experimental protocols so that the study could be repeated. Modern standards for statistical analysis should be followed (e.g. mean and variances in plots, boxplot or histogram distributions of data, ANOVA with corresponding p and F values provided, adequate number of test subjects).

     

  • Position paper

    Position Papers are those that address generic topics; those of general concern to the ICAD community or a specific conference theme. Frequently, such papers will challenge their audience to consider new ways of doing things or new conceptual paradigms. It is expected that such papers shall contain argument and counterargument supported by substantial evidence and/or documentation such as literature reviews of related prior research. Examples of Position Papers include those that discuss sonification taxonomies; models of listening; cross-modal comparisons of conceptual or psycho-perpetual issues such as the nature of representation; philosophical and cultural issues such as the role of sonification in data analysis and the public understanding of science. Extended abstract papers in this category are not accepted.

     

  • Informative Sonification / Sound design

    This submission category is intended to provide a framework for the presentation of informative sonification works. Submissions in this category require both a written element and a multimedia element in order for the review committee to judge the work.

     

  • Artistic sonification / Music / Composition

    This submission category is intended to provide a framework for the presentation of artistic works involving sonification. Submissions in this category require both a written element and a multimedia element in order for the review committee to judge the work.

     

  • Project architecture / Project presentation

    This submission category is for the presentation of a system architecture or a long term project prior to the production of any results. This type of submission is considered useful in providing both an extensive state-of-the-art review as well as a through overview of the goals and directions of the project including justifications for any choices made in the conception of the project. This category is well-suited to larger complex projects for which a sufficient presentation is poorly suited to the traditional length of a full-paper introduction. Extended abstract project papers are not accepted.

     

Form of Submission and Assessment Criteria

ICAD2016 solicits submissions in the following forms:

  • Full Papers (6-8 pages)

    • Full papers represent the core of the ICAD conference and they are judged accordingly. Works in any content category should be self-contained, and withstand objective criticism.
    • At least 2 external reviews, by reviewers outside of the Program Committee, will be carried out.
    • Acceptance is determined solely on the merits of the submitted work.
    • In the review process, there is no distinction between whether the presentation mode will be oral oral or a poster.
    • Attribution of accepted papers to either oral or poster presentation is determined by the Program Committee.
    • Although submissions may indicate a preferred method of presentation.
    • Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and will be archived accordingly.

       

  • Extended Abstracts (2-4 pages)

    • Extended Abstracts are used to present "works in progress" for which a discussion with the community is of interest and could be beneficial to the development of the work in question.
    • As Extended Abstracts are not presenting completed work, they are expected to be reviewed principally for thematic pertinence to the ICAD community.
    • A single review is necessary and can be carried out by the Program Committee.
    • Extended Abstracts may be archived in a separate supplement to the conference proceedings, so as to clearly indicating that they have not been peer reviewed. They will not be attributed DOI references.
    • Extended Abstracts will be assigned to the poster presentation mode.

       

  • Installations and Demonstrations

    The peer review considers the combination of the written and media submission. Extended abstract papers in this category are not accepted.

    • a. Written content statement
      The context statement should include a discussion of the goals and aesthetics of the work and the motivations for the design/compositional choices. A review should be made of other relevant works and how the submitted work fits into these references. A technical discussion should be provided concerning computational or performance issues. Listener reactions, experience, or feedback should be discussed. Any other forms of representation necessary for reviewers to obtain an understanding of the logistical and contextual issues involved in the public presentation of the work: manuscript scores and an evaluation of the performance difficulty, spatial layout diagrams, sound levels and ideal ambient noise and isolation conditions etc. may be included.
    • b. Media content
      An example representing the work must be provided. This file should be either an audio or audiovisual file, limited to 2-channel audio. Review of the work will consider the "coherence" of the sound with the practitioner's explanation of what was intended. It must be noted that it may not be practical for aural submissions to be performed, played, or rendered at or during the conference due to complexity, length, or other factors determined by the Program Committee. If the submission is accepted, the submitted file will be included in the proceedings archive. Acceptance of the submission does not imply an obligation of host organisation to perform the work.

       

  • Concert Music

    The peer review is of the combination of the written and media submission.

    • a. Written content
      The written component of the submission should include a discussion of the goals and aesthetics of the work and the motivations for the design/compositional choices. A review should be made of other relevant works and how the submitted work fits into these references. A technical discussion should be provided concerning computational or display issues. User reactions, experience, and feedback should be discussed. Any other forms of representation necessary for reviewers to obtain an understanding of the logistical and contextual issues involved and an evaluation of the perception difficulty may be included.
    • b. Media content
      An example representing the work must be provided. This file should be either an audio or audiovisual file, limited to 2-channel audio. The submitted file will be included in the proceedings archive. Review of the work will consider the "coherence" of the sound with the practitioner's explanation of what was intended.

       

  • Workshop Proposals

    Proposals should be about one page in length and should include the following:
    • Title, brief abstract, outline of objectives (e.g., tutorial syllabus, organized discussion, presentations, submissions, etc.), relevance for ICAD attendees.
    • Proposed duration (full day or half day).
    • Invited speakers (if any)
    • Extended abstracts may be archived in a separate supplement to the conference proceedings, so as to clearly indicating that they have not been peer reviewed. Extended abstracts will not be attributed DOI references.
    • List of organizers, a designated contact person, and contact information for all organizers (address, email, and 'phone).
    • Technical and space requirements.
    • Workshop and tutorial proposals should be submitted via email to the Workshop Chair, Derek Brock (derekbrock _at_ verizon dot net)
    • Space, facilities, technical support, and the number of sessions that can be accepted are limited, so early submission of proposals is encouraged. Workshop and tutorial organizers are expected to collaborate with the conference committee, issue calls for participation, gather and review contributed materials (if appropriate), and decide upon the final program for their session.
    • More detailed information about Workshops is available on a separate page.

     

  • Student ThinkTank

    Information about the ThinkTank is available on a separate page.

     

  • Posters

    New to ICAD conferences in 2016, Posters are a delivery format, not a submission type. All extended abstracts will automatically be assigned to Poster delivery but some full papers may be more suited to this type of delivery that an oral presentation, and there is is opportunity to recommend that in the submission process.

     

    A poster printing service. A local poster printing service will be available. See the Key Dates table, below.

     

    Presentation in A1 format is highly recommended. Current options are available at the Officeworks Poster Printing Service. You may present the file to them in any size and they will scale it to A1 format. Of course they cannot create bits, so a small image format may appear fuzzy when scaled-up.

     

    The Officeworks store in Braddon located at:
    30 Mort Street,
    Braddon, ACT 2612
    Tel: (02) 6122 0000
    Store Hours 7am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat,Sun
    They will deliver your poster to your accommodation for AUS $5.95.
    Alternatively, the store is short 15 min walk from the School of Music,
    For easy vehicle access, there is free customer parking under the store.
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    NB. Conference organisers will take no responsibility for the return of posters to presenters. The removal of the poster from the conference venue is the responsibility of the presenter.

NB: To ensure integrity in the reviewing process,
please ensure that, prior to you receiving reviews of your paper, all PAPER submissions have no indications of author and/or institutional affiliation.

 

Submit contribution now!

 


 

KEY DATES for ICAD2016

Submission Dates

Category Submission
Deadline
Acceptance
Notification
Camera-Ready
Materials
Full Papers and
Extended Abstracts
15 February
29 February
28 March
4 April
2 May
9 May
Sonifications,
Installations and
Concert Works
4 April 16 May 30 May
Student ThinkTank 11 April 2 May N/A
Workshop Proposals 14 March 11 April 2 May
Poster Printing Service (Poster Info)   26 June

 

Registration Dates

Conference Dates

Student ThinkTank TBA 3 July
Workshops TBA 6 July
Conference Early Bird 2 June 4-7 July

 

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