ICAD 2019 — Call for Student ThinkTank Applications (Student Research

25th International Conference on Auditory Display Northumbria University,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK June 23–27, 2019

Date: Sunday June 23rd, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Applications due: Friday March 29th, 2019

The Student ThinkTank (Student Research Consortium) is a full day meeting
for students doing Graduate or Undergraduate work on auditory display. It
will be held on June 23rd. Selected students will give formal presentations
and have the opportunity to discuss research ideas and problems with fellow
researchers in the field. The program will also include career-related

The ThinkTank is your chance to set a whole roomful of auditory researchers
to work on your particular research issue, to help you choose which method,
tool, technique, or principle to use to save you from heading down a dead
end. Besides providing thoughtful insights into your particular project,
the ThinkTank will foster friendships and networks among fellow students
and researchers that are essential in an international community for
auditory display.

Financial assistance will be available for selected applicants from US
Universities from ICAD and the NSF. Any registered ICAD participants can
join as an observer free of charge. If you’d like to attend as an observer,
please send an email to icad2019thinkt...@icad.org

How to apply

To apply please submit the following 4 items:

1. Cover Letter

Your cover letter should include the following information:


   Statement of interest in participating in the ThinkTank.

   Full name of the School and Department in which you are studying.

   Current stage in your academic program (e.g., completed MS, 2 years into

   Name of the supervising professor.

   Your full contact information: address, phone number, and email address.

   Title of the research and keywords pertinent to the research.

   The URL of your web page (if any).


   2. Two-page Research Interest Summary

   The body of the research summary should provide a clear overview of the
   research that you have already conducted; is in the process of completing;
   has planned, or ideas for research that you would like to pursue. The
   statement should discuss the relevance and potential impact of the research
   on the field and discuss its broader impact in the world. You are
   encouraged to include the following sections:


   Introduction and problem description.

   Brief background and overview of the existing literature.

   Goal of the research.

   Current status of the research.

   Preliminary results accomplished, if any.

   Broader Impact of this research.

   Open issues, topics to be discussed at the ThinkTank, and expected
   outcomes from participating

   in the ThinkTank. For example, you might want to discuss choosing the
   right tools and techniques, to choosing research topics, to how to organize
   your thesis, to philosophical or aesthetic issues – anything where you
   could benefit from the perspectives and experience of other students and

3. Letter of Recommendation

Enclose a letter of recommendation written by your Graduate Advisor/Thesis
Advisor/Supervisor. Your advisor/supervisor is asked to verify that you are
a graduate student, working in the area of sonification or auditory
display. (In case of undergraduate student’s submission, please verify the
enrolled student status and include information about the undergraduate
research project.) Advisors are also encouraged to include an assessment of
the current status of your research and an indication of the expected date
of its completion. In addition, your advisor is encouraged to indicate what
she/he hopes you would both gain and contribute by participating in the

4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please prepare a 1-page CV that relates your background, relevant
experience, and research accomplishments.

Selection and Presentation:
Up to 15 proposals will be selected for formal presentation and
“think-tanking”. The selected problems will be representative examples of a
widespread problem or will be particularly interesting or challenging (as
determined by the expert Panel). Each participant will prepare a 15-minute
presentation for all ThinkTank attendees. The Panel will present a report
on the ThinkTank in the ICAD 2019 conference program.

All those who submit a problem may participate in the ThinkTank to watch
the presentations and join in the discussions; however, only the selected
submissions will be able to make a formal oral presentation. Even if your
problem is not selected you will leave with a sense of what other students
are doing and how they are approaching problems in auditory display, as
well as new friends to talk about your project with during the rest of the
ICAD 2019 conference and in the future. If your problem is selected you may
also leave with the breakthrough you need!

ThinkTank Panel:

The ThinkTank Panel comprises several international researchers who work
across a range of disciplines covered by auditory displays. The confirmed
Panel members are:


   Dr. Areti Andreopoulou (chair), University of Athens

   Dr Bruce Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology

   Dr. Matti Gröhn, Stereoscape, Finland

   Derek Brock, United Stated Naval Research Lab

   Dr. Myounghoon Jeon, Virginia Tech



How to Submit:

Please email your proposal by March 29th, 2019 to the ThinkTank chair at
icad2019thinkt...@icad.org If you have any questions, please feel free to
email us.


Areti Andreopoulou, PhD
Assistant Professor in Music Technology
Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology (LabMAT)
Department of Music Studies
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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