call: SONIC INTERACTION DESIGN: Sound, Information, and Experience Workshop at CHI

SONIC INTERACTION DESIGN: Sound, Information, and Experience ¶

The SID Workshop

Sonic Interaction Design (SID) is a CHI 2008 Workshop ( organized by the COST Action IC0601 on Sonic Interaction Design ( in Florence, Italy, April, 6 2008.

Steering Committee

Frauke Behrendt, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Nicola Bernardini, Conservatorio C. Pollini, Padova, Italy

Roberto Bresin, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Gerhard Eckel, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Graz, Austria

Karmen Franinovic, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Thomas Hermann, Bielefeld University, Germany

Sandra Pauletto, Huddersfield University, UK

Davide Rocchesso, IUAV University, Venezia, Italy

Stefania Serafin (Technical Program Chair), Aalborg Univ., Copenhagen, Denmark

Patrick Susini, IRCAM, Paris, France

Yon Visell, Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada

Important dates

Submission Deadline: 3 October 2007

Notification of acceptance: 28 November 2007

Final paper due: 31 December 2007

Call for Participation

From the phonograph to the mobile phone, sound technology has progressed steadily through the last century. However, non-musical sounds are still often considered as byproducts of artifacts rather than being exploited for their rich intrinsic value. Sound carries information that is perceived and used, often unconsciously, and therefore shapes the overall interaction experience.

The goal of this workshop on Sonic Interaction Design (SID) is to group scattered research-creation efforts in sound technology, design, art, music and psychology into a coherent body of knowledge capable of assisting the design of the sonic appearance of future environments, events and artifacts. Participants will explore various opportunities and methods for designing the sonic behavior of everyday objects.

Research papers are invited on any relevant topic, including:

– Product sound design

– Contextual, psychological, cultural and social aspects of SID

– Sound-based interfaces and gesture

– SID in art, design and architecture – Sonification and enaction

– Sonic and haptic feedback design

Research papers (limited to 6 pages in the HCI Archive Format,, will be peer-reviewed and selected based on critical contribution to the workshop theme. In the one-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to present, demonstrate, and discuss their research. Workshop topics will be discussed in groups. A maximum of 12 papers will be selected for presentation.

A workshop report will be prepared for the SIGCHI bulletin. Participants will be encouraged to submit their papers for a special journal issue on SID.

Submit your papers to by 3 October 2007. At least one author of accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for one day of the CHI conference. Participation expenses of workshop participants may be partly reimbursed by the COST IC-0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design, based on availability of funding and number of requests.


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