International Community for Auditory Display

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The International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD), founded in 1992, provides an annual conference for research in auditory display, the use of sound to display information. Research and implementation of sonification, audification, earcons and speech synthesis are central interests of the ICAD. ICAD is home to auditory display researchers, who come from different disciplines, through its conference and peer-reviewed proceedings.[1] Auditory display researchers have various backgrounds in science, arts, and humanities, like computer science, cognitive science, human factors, systematic musicology and soundscape design. Most of the proceedings are freely available through the Georgia Tech SMARTech repository.[2]

Auditory display professionals are board members of ICAD.[3]

This ICAD presidency has been held by Gregory Kramer (1992 - 1997), Jim Ballas (1997 - 2000), Eric Somers (2000–2003), Matti Gröhn (2003 - 2006), Bruce Walker (2006 - 2011)[4] and Tony Stockman (2011 - 2016). The current president of ICAD is David Worrall. Further information on the community can be found on their official website,[5] like audio examples, information on their annual conference and contact information.


  1. ^ Kramer, G.; Walker, B.N. (2005), "Sound science: Marking ten international conferences on auditory display", ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 2 (4): 383–388, CiteSeerX, doi:10.1145/1101530.1101531, S2CID 1187647
  2. ^ "International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD)". Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ "The ICAD Board". Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech Sonification Lab -- people". Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  5. ^ Wolf, Katie; Worrall, David. "International Community for Auditory Display". ICAD. Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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