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Saturday, June 26, 2021



Welcome and Keynote Introduction

(7:45 PDT, 10:45 EST, 15:45 BST, Zoom)

Keynote Speech

(8:00 PDT, 11:00 EST, 16:00 BST, Zoom)

Auditory display in patient monitoring – a growing volume

Speaker: Dr. Penelope Sanderson


With the emergence of intelligent integrated clinical information systems, there is more potential than ever for innovative forms of information delivery to healthcare providers. In this presentation I will describe recent research on auditory displays for keeping clinicians informed about their patients’ wellbeing, from revolutionary attempts to craft novel soundscapes through to evolutionary developments in alerting mechanisms. Our research within the Cognitive Engineering Research Laboratory includes the development of auditory displays to support clinicians’ situation awareness in anesthesia, neonatal resuscitation, and acute nursing contexts, using earcons, auditory icons, spearcons, and sonification. New challenges include the design of auditory alerts for AI-based clinical early warning scores. Although much research on auditory displays in healthcare has focused on the efficacy of the sounds themselves, a systems perspective will be needed for the successful integration of informative sound into present and future clinical contexts.


Penelope Sanderson is Professor of Cognitive Engineering and Human Factors at The University of Queensland, where she has appointments in the Schools of Psychology, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, and Clinical Medicine. Most of her current research focuses on the healthcare domain, where in recent and current work she investigates clinical teamwork, the impact of workplace interruptions and distractions, and the potential uses of wearable, vibrotactile, and auditory displays.


(9:00 PDT, 12:00 EST, 17:00 BST, Gather.Town)



(9:30 PDT, 12:30 EST, 17:30 BST, Zoom)


Towards a Better Understanding of Mental Models Implied in Sonic Icon Design and Perception

Tifanie Bouchara (presenter), Nicolas Misdariis and Mathieu Bouchet [PDF]

Sonification for everyone – Evaluating the Sonification Toolkit for Web Audio

Hans Lindetorp and Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen [PDF]

Musical Features Modification for Less Intrusive Delivery of Popular Notification Sounds 

Jing Yang and Andreas Roth [PDF]

Mapping Inter-Cardiovascular Time-frequency Coherence to Harmonic Tension in Sonification of Ensemble Interaction Between a COVID-19 Patient and the Medical Team        

Emma Frid, Giampaolo Martinelli, Elaine Chew and Michele Orini [PDF]

Investigating the Effects of Earcon and Speech Variables on Hybrid Auditory Alerts at Rail Crossings

Chihab Nadri, Seul Chan Lee, Siddhant Kekal, Yinjia Li, Xuan Li, Pasi Lautala, David Nelson and Myounghoon Jeon [PDF]

To Sonify or Not to Sonify? Educator Perceptions of Auditory Display in Interactive Simulations

Brett Fiedler, Bruce Walker and Emily Moore [PDF]

BREAK & Q&A with Authors

(11:00 PDT, 14:00 EST, 19:00 BST, Gather.Town)



(11:30 PDT, 14:30 EST, 19:30 BST, Zoom)


Designing historically informed soundscapes for the augmentation of modern travel-guides: challenges and compromises

Giorgos Dedousis, Konstantinos Katsantonis, Anastasia Georgaki and Areti Andreopoulou [PDF]

Layers of Meaning: How the Ocean’s Natural Acoustics and the Music of its Datasets Reveal Hidden Connections        

Heather Spence and Mark Ballora [PDF]

Sonification first: the role of ICAD in the advancement of sonification-related research

Areti Andreopoulou and Visda Goudarzi [PDF]

A Systemic Perspective for Sonification Aesthetics        

Mariana Seiça, Licinio Roque, Pedro Martins and F. Amílcar Cardoso [PDF]

High-Order Surrogacy for the Audiovisual Display of Dance

Stefano Kalonaris and Iannis Zannos [PDF]

Panoptic Reconstruction of Immersive Virtual Soundscapes using Human-Scale Panoramic Imagery with Visual Recognition

Mincong Jerry Huang, Samuel Chabot and Jonas Braasch [PDF]

BREAK & Q&A with Authors

(13:00 PDT, 16:00 EST, 21:00 BST, Gather.Town)



(13:30 PDT, 16:30 EST, 21:30 BST, Zoom)

Xeno [PDF]Enrico Dorigatti
Brain.wav [PDF]Nicolas D’Aleman Arango and Shama Rahman
IRMINGER CHANNELS : experimental sonification design (audio work) [PDF]Jorge Boehringer
Seed, from Double Helix [PDF]Reginald Bain
Fathom; Hudson River Data as Music [PDF]Ben Neill
Visum: beyond the physical eye [PDF]Lena Mathew
Pattern Play: Interactive Music System for The Environment [PDF]Rosa Park
Vox Aeterna – The COVID Variations [PDF]Rafael Bresciani
SARS Coronavirus Replicase Sonification [PDF]Edward Martin
Construction in Kneading: Audiovisualising the Mandelbox [PDF]Ryo Ikeshiro
Orbits [PDF]Monica Bolles

Sunday, June 27, 2021



Welcome and Keynote Introduction

(7:45 PDT, 10:45 EST, 15:45 BST, Zoom)

Technical Keynote Speech

(8:00 PDT, 11:00 EST, 16:00 BST, Zoom)

Bela: an open-source embedded platform for ultra-low-latency interactive audio

Speaker: Dr. Andrew McPherson


Humans are very sensitive to small amounts of latency (delay) between action and sound. Digital audio systems often suffer from excessive latency and low richness of interaction. In this talk I will introduce Bela, an open-source embedded hardware platform for creating highly responsive interactive audio systems, which achieves an order of magnitude improvement in audio latency compared to conventional systems. I will cover its technical architecture, its ecosystem of community resources, and example projects made with Bela.


Andrew McPherson leads the Augmented Instruments Laboratory, part of the Centre for Digital Music at the Queen Mary University of London. His research focuses on digital musical instruments, performer-instrument interaction and embedded hardware systems.

BREAK & SOCIAL (9:00 PDT, 12:00 EST, 17:00 BST, Gather.Town)


DEMO SESSION and Q&A with Concert Presenters

(9:30 PDT, 12:30 EST, 17:30 BST, Gather.Town)

TitlePresenters (Booth)
Xeno [PDF]Enrico Dorigatti (Booth 32)
Brain.wav [PDF]Nicolas D’Aleman Arango and Shama Rahman (Booth 33)
IRMINGER CHANNELS : experimental sonification design (audio work) [PDF]Jorge Boehringer (Booth 34)
Seed, from Double Helix [PDF]Reginald Bain (Booth 35)
Fathom; Hudson River Data as Music [PDF]Ben Neill (Booth 36)
Visum: beyond the physical eye [PDF]Lena Mathew (Booth 37)
Pattern Play: Interactive Music System for The Environment [PDF]Rosa Park (Booth 38)
Vox Aeterna – The COVID Variations [PDF]Rafael Bresciani (Booth 39)
SARS Coronavirus Replicase Sonification [PDF]Edward Martin (Booth 40)
Construction in Kneading: Audiovisualising the Mandelbox [PDF]Ryo Ikeshiro (Booth 41)
Orbits [PDF]Monica Bolles (Booth 42)
The Entangling Turner – Motion Sensing Glove with Live Electronics [PDF]Ka Hei Cheng (Booth 43)


POSTER(ABSTRACT & PAPER) SESSION #1 (10:30 PDT, 13:30 EST, 18:30 BST, Gather.Town)


Title and AuthorsPresenters (Booth)
(Paper) Auditory notification of customer actions in a notification of customer actions in a virtual retail environment: sound design, awareness and attention

Kjetil Falkenberg, Martin Ljungdahl Eriksson, Emma Frid, Tobias Otterbring, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt and Gustav Frisk Arfvidsson [PDF]
Kjetil Falkenberg
(Booth 1)
(Paper) The design of smart city sonification system using a conceptual blending and musical framework, web audio and deep learning techniques

Stephen Roddy and Brian Bridges [PDF]
Stephen Roddy
(Booth 2)
(Paper) Evaluating the spatial sonification of the molecular structures of amino acids using multiple concurrently sounding sources

Danyi Liu and Edwin van der Heide [PDF]
Danyi Liu
(Booth 3)
(Paper) Network Sonification and the Algorhythmics of Everyday Life

Tracey El Hajj [PDF]
Tracey El Hajj
(Booth 4)
(Paper) SIREN: A case study in Web Audio based sonification

Tristan Peng and Hongchan Choi [PDF]
Tristan Peng
(Booth 5)
(Abstract) Auditory Streaming and Segregation Inspired Designs for Auditory Displays

Sharath Chandra Ramakrishnan [PDF]
Sharath Chandra Ramakrishnan
(Booth 7)
(Abstract) Interactive sonification of visual evoked potentials evoked by illusions

Marlene Mathew [PDF]
Marlene Mathew
(Booth 8)
(Abstract) A Radical New Interdisciplinary Space for Sonification

Paul Vickers, Jorge Boehringer, John Bowers, Bennett Hogg, Joe Newbold, Marcin Pietruszewski, Gerriet Sharma, and Tim Shaw [PDF]
Paul Vickers
(Booth 9)
(Abstract) The many ways of listening: A provisional analysis of talk in critical listening sessions to inform the research agenda of sonification

Jorge Boehringer, John Bowers, Paul Vickers, Tim Shaw, Gerriet K. Sharma, Bennett Hogg, Marcin Pietruszewski, and Joseph W. Newbold [PDF]
Jorge Boehringer
(Booth 10)
(Abstract) Speech style matters: Evaluation and comparison of in-vehicle intelligent agents with different speech styles and embodiment conditions in autonomous driving

Manhua Wang, Seul Chan Lee, Harsh Sanghavi, Bo Zhou, Megan Eskew, and Myounghoon Jeon [PDF]
Manhua Wang
(Booth 11)
(Abstract) Compressing information density in audio-visual sensory substitution of blind individuals

Eric Heng Gu and Charles Leclercq [PDF]
Eric Heng Gu
(Booth 12)
(Abstract) Switched on Listening: What Auditory Display Designers Can Learn from Video Analysis

Jordan Wirfs-Brock [PDF]
Jordan Wirfs-Brock
(Booth 13)
(Abstract) Effects of Voice, Gender, and Embodiment of Intelligent Agents in Automated Vehicles on Driver Subjective Perception and Visual Distraction

Jiayuan Dong, Jack Olsen, Emily Lawson, and Myounghoon Jeon [PDF]
Jiayuan Dong
(Booth 14)
(Abstract) Acoustic situation awareness and its effects on pedestrian safety within a virtual environment

Abhraneil Dam, Pooja Oberoi, Jake Pierson, Myounghoon Jeon, and Rafael Patrick [PDF]
Abhraneil Dam 
(Booth 15)


(11:30 PDT, 14:30 EST, 19:30 BST, Gather.Town)



(12:00 PDT, 15:00 EST, 20:00 BST, Gather.Town)

The New Pulsar Generator (nuPG): Aesthetic contexts of sound composition with pulsar data [PDF]
Marcin Pietruszewski

Audio to Augment Your Reality [PDF]
Abhraneil Dam, Myounghoon Jeon, Charles Leclercq, Chihab Nadri, and Manhua Wang

Monday, June 28, 2021

[TECHNICAL PROGRAM, Posters, and Closing]


Welcome and Panel Introduction

(7:45 PDT, 10:45 EST, 15:45 BST, Zoom)

Panel Discussion

(8:00 PDT, 11:00 EST, 16:00 BST, Zoom)

Pandemic Teaching: Sound Instruction During COVID-19

Panelists: Visda Goudarzi, Areti Andreopoulou, Milena Droumeva, and Hiroko Terasawa


(9:00 PDT, 12:00 EST, 17:00 BST, Zoom)



(9:30 PDT, 12:30 EST, 17:30 BST, Zoom)


Portable Realtime Volcano Infrasound Auditory Display Devices

Ted Apel and Jeffrey Johnson [PDF]

OpenSpace Sonification: Complementing Visualization of the Solar System with Sound

Elias Elmquist, Malin Ejdbo, Alexander Bock and Niklas Rönnberg [PDF]

Sonification of Exosolar System Accretion Discs

Michael Quinton, Iain McGregor and David Benyon [PDF]

Data and information transmission in the context of sonification

Konstantinos Bakogiannis, Spyros Polychronopoulos, Anastasia Georgaki and Areti Andreopoulou [PDF]

DreamSound: Deep Activation Layer Sonification

Federico Camara Halac and Matias Delgadino [PDF]

The sound of our words: Singling, a textual sonification software

Esteban Morales, Kedrick James, Rachel Horst, Yuya Takeda and Effiam Yung [PDF]

BREAK & Q&A with Authors

(11:00 PDT, 14:00 PDT, 19:00 BST, Gather.Town)


POSTER (ABSTRACT & PAPER) SESSION #2 (11:30 PDT, 14:30 EST, 19:30 BST, Gather.Town)


Title & AuthorsPresenter (Booth)
(Paper) Feeling Loki’s pain: Designing and evaluating a DIY 3d auditory display for geodata sonification

PerMagnus Lindborg [PDF]
PerMagnus Lindborg
(Booth 16)
(Paper) A Metaphor-Based Technical Framework For Musical Sonification in Movement Rehabilitation

Prithvi Ravi Kantan, Erika G. Spaich, and Sofia Dahl [PDF]
Prithvi Ravi Kantan
(Booth 17)
(Paper) Tiltification – An Accessible App to Popularize Sonification

Malte Asendorf, Moritz Kienzle, Rachel Ringe, Fida Ahmadi, Debaditya Bhowmik, Jiumeng Chen, Kelly Huynh, Steffen Kleinert, Jatawan Kruesilp, Ying Ying Lee, Xin Wang, Wei Luo, Navid Mirzayousef Jadid, Ahmed Awadin, Varun Raval, Eve Emily Sophie Schade, Hasanur Jaman, Kashish Sharma, Colin Weber, Helena Winkler, and Tim Ziemer [PDF]
Tim Ziemer
(Booth 18)
(Paper) Data mining / live scoring – a live acoustic algorithmic composition based on twitter

Alexandros Drymonitis and Nicoleta Chatzopoulou [PDF]
Alexandros Drymonitis
(Booth 19)
(Paper) Athsense: a multisensory outdoor installation

Alexandros Drymonitis and Dimitrios Charitos [PDF]
Alexandros Drymonitis
(Booth 20)
(Paper) Perceptually-motivated sonification of spatiotemporally-dynamic data

Lucas Temor, Daniel E. MacDonald, Thangam Natarajan, Peter W. Coppin, and David A. Steinman [PDF]
Lucas Temor
(Booth 21)
(Abstract) She said #metoo: a sonification of social media events

Milena Droumeva [PDF]
Milena Droumeva
(Booth 22)
(Abstract) iBoS (Input Brain – Output Sound) In the search of the Killer Brain-Controlled Musical Instrument.

Nicolas D’Aleman Arango, and Shama Rahman [PDF]
Nicolas D’Aleman Arango
(Booth 23)
(Abstract) Temporal variation in amplitude envelope and spectral content improves detectability in auditory interfaces

Liam Foley, Joseph Schlesinger, and Michael Schutz [PDF]
Liam Foley
(Booth 24)
(Abstract) NASA’s Universe of Sound

Matt Russo, Kimberly Arcand, and Andrew Santaguida [PDF]
Matt Russo
(Booth 25)
(Abstract) Using sound to understand biological sequence data

Edward J. Martin, Daniel Barker, and Thomas Robert Meagher [PDF]
Edward J. Martin
(Booth 26)
(Abstract) Sonification of Solar Corona Data

Patrick Antolin, Jorge Boehringer, Marcin Pietruszewski, John Bowers, Bennett Hogg, Joseph W. Newbold, Gerriet K. Sharma, Tim Shaw, and Paul Vickers [PDF]
Marcin Pietruszewski
(Booth 27)
(Abstract) Use of visualization in non-visible science and alternative sensory representations

Stefania Varano and Anita Zanella [PDF]
Stefania Varano 
(Booth 28)
(Abstract) Designing sonically-enhanced in-vehicle gesture interactions: Adaptive hand-recognition and auditory feedback types

Moustafa Tabbarah, Yusheng Cao, Yi Liu and Myounghoon Jeon [PDF]
Moustafa Tabbarah
(Booth 29)
(Abstract) Unobtrusive Auditory Display for Weather Reporting

Ka Hei Cheng [PDF]
Ka Hei Cheng
(Booth 30)
(Abstract) Cenotaph and Elegy of Contagion: Immersive Sonification and Visualization of US National COVID-19 Fatality Data

Mincong Huang and Jonas Braasch [PDF]
Mincong Huang
(Booth 31)



(12:30 PDT, 15:30 EST, 20:30 BST, Zoom)


Highcharts Sonification Studio: An Online, Open-Source, Extensible, And Accessible Data Sonification Tool

Stanley Cantrell, Bruce Walker and Øystein Moseng [PDF]

A Web Guide to Perceptually Congruent Sonification

Joe Fitzpatrick and Flaithri Neff [PDF]

Introduction of a Computational Modelling Approach to Auditory Display Research: Case Studies Using the QN-MHP Framework

Myounghoon Jeon, Chihab Nadri and Yiqi Zhang [PDF]

The CURAT Sonification Game: Gamification for Remote Sonification Evaluation

Tim Ziemer and Holger Schultheis [PDF]

Auditory Graphs from Denoising Real Images Using Fully Symmetric Convolutional Neural Networks

Rodrigo Cadiz, Lothar Droppelmann, Max Guzmán and Cristian Tejos [PDF]

Strategies and Tools for the Sonification of Prosodic Data: a Composer’s Perspective

Fabio Cifariello Ciardi [PDF]

BREAK & Q&A with Authors

(14:00 PDT, 17:00 EST, 22:00 BST, Gather.Town)



(14:30 PDT, 17:30 EST, 22:30 BST, Zoom)