Sonic Interaction Design: Special Issue Journal

Following on from the successful SID workshop my SID colleagues and me organised at CHI this year, there is a special issue journal coming up:

The COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID) presents

Special Issue of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies


Guest Editors:
Davide Rocchesso (IUAV University, Italy)
Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sonic Interaction design (SID) is an emerging field that is positioned at the
intersection of auditory display, ubiquitous computing, interaction design and
interactive arts. This field is devoted to the privileged role the auditory channel can
assume in exploiting the convergence of computing, communication and interactive
This special issue aims to present a set of high-quality, high-impact, original
research results in sonic interaction design and related areas. Papers illustrating
new research directions or a broad research agenda for sonic interaction design are
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
-Design methods for sonic interaction
-Product sound design
-Interactive sonification
-Auditory display
-Sonic interaction for mobile devices
-Responsive sonic environments
-Perceptual and cognitive studies of sonic interaction
-Emotion and aesthetics in sonic interaction
-Evaluation of sonic interactions
Articles must be based on original research, although extended versions of
conference papers may be acceptable if they contain at least 50% new material. It is
expected that the special issue will contain some articles extended from papers of
the 2008 CHI Workshop on Sonic Interaction Design (, but other original articles are also encouraged.
Complete articles should be submitted by the deadline of September 20, 2008 (EES
will be open as of 15 August). Papers will be subject to the full IJHCS review
process, with decisions expected by December 20, 2008.

May 2008, Call for papers
20 September 2008, 1st submission deadline
20 December 2008, Notification of 1st review
20 February 2009, 2nd submission
20 May 2009, Final notification
20 June 2009, Final revision due
Target Publication date: October 2009

Submission Instruction:
Manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words. Papers should be prepared according
to the IJHCS Guide for authors, and should be submitted online. The IJHCS Guide
for authors and online submission are available at . To
submit to the Special Issue, please select Article Type ‘‘SI: Sonic Interaction
Design” and state in the ‘‘Enter Comments’’ section that the paper is intended for
the ‘‘The Sonic Interaction Design Special Issue being edited by Rocchesso and
Serafin’’ If you are a first time user of the journal’s online submission tool, you will
have to register yourself as an author on the system.
Potential authors should contact Stefania Serafin ( with any
questions about the special issue.
The International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS) is a respected and
well-known journal in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and innovative
interactive systems. It is published 12 times per year by Elsevier.

Davide Rocchesso – IUAV
Department of Art and Industrial Design

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