Audio Mostly is an interdisciplinary conference on design and experience of interaction with sound that prides itself on embracing applied theory and reflective practice. Its annual gatherings bring together thinkers and doers from academia and industry that share an interest in sonic interaction and the use of audio for interface design. This remit covers product design, auditory display, computer games and virtual environments, new musical instruments, and education and workplace tools. It further includes fields such as the psychology of sound and music, cultural studies, system engineering, and everything in between in which sonic interaction plays a role. Popular keywords of previous submissions are visualized as tag cloud below (download alphabetical list here).
Tag cloud of aggregated keywords of Audio Mostly 2010-2019, showing the variety of disciplines in the conference (© M. Weger and K. Groß-Vogt, 2019).
Audio Mostly 2020 in extended realities
The 2020 conference highlights audio in extended realities, contrary to the common acceptation of augmented reality or virtual reality that refer to mainly visual systems. We envisage covering this topic from a variety of viewpoints: from design (HCI, sonic interaction design and sonification) over engineering (signal processing, spatial audio) to music and fine arts (composition; artistic research). AM'20 will mostly focus on sound and explore the interaction between audio and extended realities.
As in previous years, the Audio Mostly 2020 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.
(these dates apply for all submission categories)
|Submission deadline||May 01, 2020|
|Notification of acceptance||June 15, 2020|
|Camera-ready submissions||July 01, 2020|
|Early registration deadline||July 01, 2020|
|Conference||September 15-17, 2020|
|Workshops||September 14, 2020|
Registration opens in June.