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CFP: Special Issue on Data Sonification and Sound Design in Interactive Systems, International Journal of Human Computer Studies

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the following Call for Papers:

International Journal of Human Computer Studies
Special Issue on Data Sonification and Sound Design in Interactive Systems

Guest Editors:
Sandra Pauletto (University of York, UK)        
Howard Cambridge (Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI))
Patrick Susini (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris)

In our everyday environment, interactions between objects, human beings and their environments often produce sounds, which are then used by people (sometimes unconsciously) to experience the world and learn about it.
Sound design is the process of creating new functional and meaningful sounds for objects or systems. Sonification is a particular type of sound design that aims at representing data sets with sound.
Given the intrinsic temporal nature of sound, both sound design and sonification are well suited to be integrated in interactive systems.
Sound design and sonification are emerging and interdisciplinary fields of research looking at how we can take advantage of our natural ability to learn and understand an interactive system through sound.
This special issue aims to present a set of high-quality, high-impact, original research results in sonification and sound design in interactive systems and related areas.

Papers illustrating new research directions, innovative approaches, full evaluations of methods and empirical experiences based on pedagogical, artistic or industrial projects are welcome.

Depending on the application, effective sound design and sonification can lead to additional benefits including the potential for pro-environmental behaviour change and improvements in health and well-being. We particularly welcome papers on two application domains, health and the environment, however high quality papers in other application domains will also be considered.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- Interactive sonification
- Sonic interaction design
- Sound design for interactive systems and products
- Personalisation and customisation of interactive systems through sonification and sound design
- Articulation of science and the arts in sonification and sound design for interactive systems
- Perceptual and cognitive studies of sound design and sonification in interactive systems
- Emotion and aesthetics in interactive sonification and sound design
- Evaluation methods of sound design and sonification in interactive systems

Articles must be based on original research, although extended versions of conference papers may be acceptable if they contain at least 50% new material.

Complete articles should be submitted by the deadline of January 20, 2015.
Papers will be subject to the full IJHCS review process, with decisions expected by April 20, 2015.

Important dates:

15 October 2014 Submission website open
20 January 2015, 1st submission deadline
20 April 2015, Notification of 1st review
20 June 2015, 2nd submission
20 August 2015, Final notification
20 September 2015, Final revision due

Target Publication date: December 2015

The submission website for this journal is located at: http://ees.elsevier.com/ijhcs/
Please select “SI: Sound and Interactivity” when reach the “Article Type” step in the submission.
Dr Sandra Pauletto

Department of Theatre, Film and TV
University of York