IEM / University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Audio Mostly 2020 in extended realities

15th to 17th September 2020

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Call for Workshops

We invite proposals for workshops to be held at Audio Mostly 2020. Selected workshops will take place the day before the main conference (14th September, see program). The workshop facilities are equipped with multi-channel loudspeaker systems, motion-capture systems and more. Please contact the workshop/demo chair for your requirements.


Workshop Types

We encourage proposals for two different kinds of workshops: hands-on/interactive workshops and regular workshops.

Hands-on/interactive workshops promote a structured communal activity to help build community participation and interaction amongst delegates.

Hands-on/interactive workshops should enable communal knowledge exchange through group-based activities (e.g. doing, making, hacking, sharing). Contrary to regular workshops (see below), this type of workshop should not take the shape of oral sessions where authors present papers. Short presentations or tutorials from organizers, invited speakers and participants can be included but to lead to a communal activity or reflections. For instance, hack sessions could be preceded by presentations of e.g. physical computing tools, Application Programming Interfaces or demos. We encourage to share the outcome of the activity amongst workshop participants.

Regular workshops should provide a forum for presentations and discussions on topics related to the theme or other emerging and specialized topics of interest to the Audio Mostly community. Regular workshops can solicit the submission of papers to be presented at the workshop, but this is not compulsory. In case of paper submission, the review process will be managed by the workshop organizers in collaboration with the Audio Mostly chairs.

Regular workshops can be composed of oral sessions, but we encourage workshop organizers to include sessions enabling delegates to discuss issues, methods and research topics related to the workshop theme. These can for instance take the form of mini-tutorials, panels, focus group or demo sessions.

Workshop organizers should facilitate discussion, help maintain productive interaction, and encourage participation. A diversity of perspectives should be encouraged.

We accept proposals of workshops that last from 2 hours to a full day. Workshops are not published, but a description is put on the conference website.


Submission Information

Workshop proposals must take the form of a paper submission of up to 6 pages in length (see call for papers), including the following information:

  • Workshop title and organizers' contact details
  • A clear presentation of the workshop structure including the activities, timing, and resources
  • Technical setup and space requirements
  • Desired duration
  • Desired number of participants (a range is fine)
  • For regular workshops soliciting paper submission (managed by workshop organizers), the proposal should also include information about the workshop call for papers (see below), at the end of the proposal. Proposals for workshops that don’t require paper submissions don’t need to provide this information.
    – A 250-word draft Call for Participation to be posted on the Audio Mostly website to recruit participants for the workshop upon acceptance
    – Contact details of the workshop organizers who should be experts in the related fields
    – A description of the paper selection process
    – A list of potential Workshop Program Committee members and their affiliations
    – Important dates
    – Estimated paper submission volume
    – Indication if a journal special issue arrangement for the published workshop papers has been made
  • Any other information that will help us organize the workshop.

Review and Selection Process

Review and selection of workshops will be undertaken by the Workshop and Program Chairs, who will assess the quality and relevance of submissions to Audio Mostly. 


Workshop chair

Matthias Frank - frank@iem.at