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Deadline Extension: Sonification for Sports and Performances Workshop - ICAD'14

[ Apologies for cross-postings. Please note that the submission deadline has been extended to 16/05/2014 ]

You are invited to contribute to this half-day workshop on Sonification for Sports and Performance, part of the upcoming International Conference on Auditory Displays (http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/icad2014/)

Sunday, June 22, 2014 9:00AM to 12:00 noon

This workshop focuses on the growing body of work on Sonification for use in sports, exercise and performance in drama and related applications.  Current sonifications for sports and performance will be discussed, and the session will provide a forum for examining methods, techniques and tools do and do not work across different sports and performance applications, from requirements gathering through to final evaluation.  Additionally, a roadmap for future research in design and evaluation practice, methodologies and theories will be developed. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to discuss their experiences, present new findings and analyse the commonalities and differences in developing sonifications for applications in this area.

Topics include but are not limited to the following: 

1)     Techniques for requirements gathering. The environments and aerobic nature of the situations in which these systems are often to be deployed can pose challenges for requirements capture. 

2)     Rapid prototyping and formative evaluation of sonification systems. Techniques and tools for the rapid construction of sonifications can be key to user engagement and participation in the development process. Further, most users do not possess a ready-made vocabulary to describe sounds or discuss alterations to a sonified display. What approaches have proved useful or inadequate in addressing the need for an effective iterative development approach when synthesising these systems. 

3)     Evaluation. The environments within which sports or performances take place present challenges to effective evaluation. In addition, the higher the level of competition into which supporting technologies are introduced, the more likely they are to be subject to constraints or rules which reduce or entirely prevent their use. To what extent are these issues presenting barriers to current research? To what extent can simulations provide an answer? Are there strategies or techniques that have been used to overcome or avoid these challenges?

Submissions in one or more of the following categories are encouraged: 
- Position paper; max. 2 pages in length
- Case study or work in progress paper; max. 2 pages in length 
- Poster, Demo or video of technologies, case studies, usage behaviour, etc.

Submissions should be emailed to Oussama Metatla at o.metatla@xxxxxxxxxx

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 16th May 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 21st May 2014

Submission Format: Submissions should be prepared according to the ICAD 2014 Template.

Workshop Outcome: The workshop papers and posters will be included in the electronic media that contains the conference proceedings.
Dr. Oussama Metatla

Postdocotral Research Fellow
School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK

Room: CS321 - Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 7249
Web: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~oussama/