University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Audio Mostly 2019: A Journey in Sound
18th to 20th September 2019

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Audio Mostly 2019: A Journey in Sound
18th to 20th September 2019
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK


Audio Mostly is an audio focused interdisciplinary conference on design, interacting with sound and technology, which embraces applied theory and practice-based research.

It is an annual conference which brings together thinkers and doers from academia and industry who share an interest in sonic interaction and the use of audio for interface design. This remit covers product design, auditory displays, computer games and virtual environments, new digital musical instruments, educational applications and workplace tools, as well as the topics listed below. It further includes fields such as the psychology of sound and music, cultural studies, systems engineering, and everything in between in which sonic Human-Computer Interaction plays a role.

Audio Mostly 2019 will be an inclusive event for all, bringing together a whole range of people and communities. It will be a lively and sociable mix of oral and poster paper presentations, demos, and workshops. We welcome submissions from industry, academia and interested parties in each of these categories.

As in previous years, the Audio Mostly 2019 proceedings will be published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (to be confirmed) and made available through their digital library. Regular papers, posters and demos/installations will be double-blind peer reviewed. It is envisaged that there will be a special issue of a journal relating to the conference, as with previous years.



The special theme for the conference this year is A Journey in Sound and we would particularly welcome papers relating to this theme for at the conference this year. We often have different experiences of sound and music though out our lives, there are sounds that remind us of different places and people. We also have different playlists and songs that take us back and remind us of certain times and events. Throughout our lives we are interacting with sounds and music, we are on a journey in sound. This year the theme of the conference is open to interpretation, but people might think about the following, in relation to the theme:

  • Sonic aspects of digital stories, documentaries and archives

  • The soundtrack to our lives. Archiving and sharing sound

  • The emotional potential of a sound, how might this be used to support interaction

  • The different uses of music across different settings

  • The re-use of recollections and memories by composers & sound designers

  • The development of musical tools that can let us express our experiences over time

  • Socio-technical uses of AI create highly personalised soundtracks that respond to one’s context

  • Adaptive music use in journeys, time and the creative use of data

 Audio Mostly 2019 encourages the submission of regular papers (oral/poster presentation) addressing such questions and others related to the conference theme and the topics presented below.


The Audio Mostly conference series is interested in sound Interaction Design & Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in general. The conference provides a space to reflect on the role of sound/music in our lives and how to understand, develop and design systems which relate to sound and music – we are particularly interested in this from a broad HCI perspective. We encourage original regular papers (oral/poster presentation) addressing the conference theme or other topics from the list provided below. We welcome multidisciplinary approaches involving fields such as music informatics, information and communication technologies, sound design, music performance, visualisation, composition, perception/cognition and aesthetics.

• Accessibility
• Aesthetics
• Affective computing applied to sound/music
• AI, HCI and Music
• Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
• Auditory display and sonification
• Augmented and virtual reality with or for sound and music
• Computational musicology
• Critical approaches to interaction, design and sound
• Digital augmentation (e.g. musical instruments, stage, studio, audiences, performers, objects)
• Digital music libraries
• Ethnographic studies
• Game audio and music
• Gestural interaction with sound or music
• Immersive and spatial audio
• Interactive sonic arts and artworks
• Intelligent music tutoring systems
• Interfaces for audio engineering and post-production
• Interfaces or synthesis models for sound design
• Live performing arts
• Music information retrieval & Interaction
• Musical Human-Computer Interaction
• New methods for the evaluation of user experiences of sound and music
• Participatory and co-design methodologies with or for audio
• Philosophical or sociological reflections on Audio Mostly related topics
• Psychology, cognition, perception
• Semantic web music technologies
• Spatial audio, interaction design and ambisonics
• Sonic interaction design
• Sound and image interaction: from production to perception
• Sound and soundscape studies


Regular paper, poster, demo and workshop contributions must be submitted via the EasyChair Audio Mostly 2019 submission portal.

All Audio Mostly 2018 papers should be submitted using the 2017 ACM Master Article Template specified below for your contribution. Authors should use the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS) to provide the proper indexing information in their papers (see instructions on the 2017 ACM Master Article Template page). All papers must be submitted in the PDF format.


Call for Papers & Posters


(Papers & Posters)
Deadline for Submissions: 24thth June 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 29th July 2019 (provisional)
Camera-ready submissions: 9th August 2019
Early Registration Deadline: 10th August 2019
Conference: 18 – 20 September 2019

*Please make sure that your submission is anonymised to ensure fair reviewing.

Call for Workshops

Deadline for Submissions: 24th june 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 1sth July 2019
Workshops: 17th September 2019


Call for Demos

IMPORTANT DATES (Demos & Installations)
Deadline for Submissions: 1st July 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 15th July 2019

Submission Deadline: 22st July 2019


Submission Site for Papers, Workshops, Demos and Installations


Call for Music

IMPORTANT DATES (Music)  Submit directly to the Music Chairs

Deadline for Submissions: 24st July 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 8th July 2019


This year the conference will be located at the University of Nottingham on the University Park  the conference is hosted by the Mixed Reality Lab (in the School of Computer Science) and the Department of Music University of Nottingham.

The University Park is The University of Nottingham’s largest campus at 300 acres. Part of the University since 1929, the campus is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive in the country. Set in extensive greenery and around a lake, University Park is the focus of life for students, staff and visitors. Conveniently located only two miles from the city centre. The campus is well connected, the nearest airport is the East Midlands Airport, local train stations are Nottingham, and Beeston.

For more information on the location, transport links and general information see the link below:
Getting here – Maps and Directions

Here you can find out more about the location of the conference and other general information. We've made a FAQ page:

We also have a code of conduct, this can be seen here: