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ICAD 2012 : Registration Now Open

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18th International Conference on Auditory Display
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
June 18-22, 2012

Registration is now open for the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012), which will be held June 18-22, 2012, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the heart of midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The event will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1st International Conference on Auditory Display. Since 1992, ICAD has been the premier international venue for the dissemination and discussion of work related to the science, art, and practice of sound as a communicative display.
The primary conference venue will be the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech (http://www.academy.gatech.edu). Special social events for the week will include a concert, a banquet, and a welcome reception. A variety of other informal social gatherings and excursions in the midtown and downtown Atlanta (and surrounding) areas will be available.
Areas of Interest
Technical areas for ICAD include but are not limited to:
* 3D and Spatial Audioâ* Aesthetics, Philosophy, and Culture of Auditory Displays * Accessibilityâ* Applications of Sound in Systemsâ* Auditory Display Theory and Methodsâ* Auditory Information Design * Evaluation and Usability of Auditory Displaysâ* Human Factors of Auditory Display * Sound Interactionâ* Auditory Cognition, Perception, and Psychoacousticsâ* Sonification and Exploration of Data through Soundâ* Sonification as Artâ* Technologies and Tools for Auditory Display
Keynote Speakers
ICAD2012 is proud to present two distinguished keynote speakers. Elizabeth Mynatt is the Executive Director at the Institute for People and Technology and a Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Jonathan Berger is the Denning Provostial Professor in Music, in The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), at Stanford University.
Workshops and Discussion Panels
Workshops/tutorials will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Four workshops, in two sessions, are planned on the topics of sonification creation, evaluation methods, and design principles. Details are available on the ICAD2012 website.
Student ThinkTank Consortium
A student ThinkTank consortium will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012.  Students working in the field of auditory display will present works-in-progress (e.g., toward theses or dissertations) and will benefit from intensive feedback from and discussion with a panel of experts and their student peers. The ThinkTank will be sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Funding for travel and accommodations is available.  Details are available on the ICAD2012 website. 
ICAD will host a sonification concert the evening of June 19, 2012 at the Academy of Medicine. Sonic Generator, the professional contemporary music ensemble in residence at Georgia Tech, will perform seminal works of the second half of the twentieth century that employ creative and innovative approaches to the use of data in musical performance, including music by Charles Dodge, Steve Reich, and Jonathan Berger.
ICAD 2012 Organizing Committee
General Chair: Bruce N. Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Program Chair: Michael A. Nees, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA
Music Chair: Jason Freeman, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA , USA
Workshops/Tutorials Chair: Tae Hong Park, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
ThinkTank (Doctoral Consortium) Chair: Terri Bonebright, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USA
Accessibility Chair: Carrie Bruce, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA USA
Webmaster: Rick Swette, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Bruce Walker, Ph.D.       bruce.walker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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