Call for papers published for Audio Mostly 2011– “A conference on interaction with sound” in co-operation with ACM – SIGCHI
September, 7 – 9 – Coimbra, Portugal.


Audio in all its forms – music, sound effects, or dialogue – holds
tremendous potential to engage, convey narrative, inform, create
attention and enthrall. However, in computer-based environments, for example games and
virtual environments, the ability to interact through and with sound are still today underused.

The Audio Mostly Conference provides a venue to explore and promote this untapped potential of audio by bringing together audio experts, content creators and designers, interaction designers, and behavioral researchers.

The area of interest includes interactivity through sound, tools and methods to support sound design work and evaluation and new and innovative applications of sound. It implies cognitive, psychological and social research studies, as well as applied research and technological innovations in audio analysis, processing and rendering.

The theme this year is “Sound and Context”

We do not limit contributions to narrow themes, because the Audio Mostly conference series is strongly interdisciplinary and makes a space for creative approaches. The following areas of interest are indicative, but not exclusive.

Areas of Interest (including but not limited to):
– Interactivity through sound and speech
– Sound and music in context
– Sound and music in games and other interactive applications
– Sound design for emotions, moods and values
– Sound design for information and mobility contexts
– Sound design for communication, education or therapy
– Alternative interfaces for interactive sound and music
– Affective audio interfaces
– Affective soundscapes
– Audio technologies for social networking
– Tools and methods for sound design
– Tools and methods for the evaluation of sound design
– Sound and music classification, recommendation and user feedback
– Semantic speech, music, and sound analysis
– Semantic audio processing
– Interactive composing, authoring and performance
– Generative music and dynamic composition
– Design of dynamic soundscapes
– Computational creativity techniques in sound design and music
– Cognition of sound and music

— Important dates:

Deadline for submission – Friday, April 29
Notification of acceptances – Friday, June 3
Final paper camera ready – Friday, July 8
Deadline for author registration – Friday, July 8
Conference – September, 7 – 9

— Submissions:

We ask researchers, sound designers and creators, game developers, audio engineers, etc. who are interested in sharing their results, perspectives and insights to a multidisciplinary audience, to submit full paper and posters by the respective deadline.

Please specify whether your paper is for a full paper or a poster.

Position papers from industrial strategists are also

– Full Paper format: up to 6-8 pages, anonymized, in ACM HCI Archival
Format with up to 150 word abstract.

– Poster format: the poster format is intended to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to discuss their work-in-progress. Submit a 2-6 page extended abstract or short paper prepared using ACM CHI Extended Abstracts format.

— Conference Location and Venue:

The International Conference “Audio Mostly 2011 – 6th Conference on Interaction with Sound” is hosted by Universidade de Coimbra, and will be held at the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC).

The Audio Mostly 2011 conference will be held in co-operation with ACM, and all accepted articles will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Authors are requested to use the ACM Word or LaTeX style templates to prepare their articles. See:

For more information, please contact us