Empirical study submissions are intended to present the results of experimental work, whether objective or subjective, numerical or perceptual. Submissions are evaluated with regards to the novelty of the work, scholarly/scientific quality, suitability to the AWMAT community domains, and importance of the results. Submissions should include a state-of-the-art review which places the work and its results in the perspective of previous studies. Enough detail should be provided concerning experimental protocols so that the study could be repeated. Modern standards for statistical analysis should be followed (e.g. mean and variances in plots, boxplot or histogram distributions of data, ANOVA with corresponding p and F values provided, adequate number of test subjects).
Position Papers are those that address generic topics; those of general concern to the AWMAT community or a specific conference theme. Frequently, such papers will challenge their audience to consider new ways of doing things or new conceptual paradigms. It is expected that such papers shall contain argument and counterargument supported by substantial evidence and/or documentation such as literature reviews of related prior research. Examples of Position Papers include those that discuss sonification taxonomies; models of listening; cross-modal comparisons of conceptual or psycho-perpetual issues such as the nature of representation; philosophical and cultural issues such as the role of sonification in data analysis and the public understanding of science.
AWMAT 2019 solicits paper submissions in the following forms:
- Full papers represent the core of the AWMAT 2019 conference and they are judged accordingly. Works in any content category should be self-contained, and withstand objective criticism.
- At least 2 external reviews, by reviewers outside of the Program Committee, will be carried out.
- Acceptance is determined solely on the merits of the submitted work.
- Attribution of accepted papers to either oral or poster presentation is determined by the Program Committee.
- Papers more than 10 pages in length will be rejected.
- Extended Abstracts are used to present “works in progress” for which a discussion with the community is of interest and could be beneficial to the development of the work in question.
- As Extended Abstracts are not presenting completed work, they are expected to be reviewed principally for thematic pertinence to the AWMAT community.
- A single review is necessary and can be carried out by the Program Committee.
- Extended Abstracts will be presented as posters.
- Authors will need to prepare two documents: 1) the abstract, which should use the paper template, and which will be part of the conference proceedings; 2) a poster, which will be part of the conference poster session.
- Posters should be A1 size (24 x 36 inches/61 cm x 91.4 cm)
Templates for Paper, Poster and other written material:
Download awmat2019_wordTemplate. The safest way to obtain the correct format is to paste your text etc into a copy of the template. For those not word-processing with Word, please ensure that your submission is formatted correctly, with the headers and footers included in the template.
For reference, please consult the PDF for awmat2019_wordTemplate here.
Please limit your submissions to 1 per category.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.
To submit Papers, go to Paper Submission
The peer review considers the combination of the written and media submission.
- a. Written content statement
The context statement should include a discussion of the goals and aesthetics of the work and the motivations for the design/artisitc choices. A review should be made of other relevant works and how the submitted work fits into these references. A technical discussion should be provided concerning computational or technological issues. Listener reactions, experience, or feedback should be discussed. Any other forms of representation necessary for reviewers to obtain an understanding of the logistical and contextual issues involved in the public presentation of the work: spatial layout diagrams, sound levels and ideal ambient noise and isolation conditions etc. may be included.
- b. Media content
An example or video representing the work must be provided. If the submission is accepted, the submitted file will be included in the proceedings archive. Acceptance of the submission does not imply an obligation of host organization to perform the work.
Please submit proposal for art installations or demonstrations on this Art_installation_submission.
The peer review is of the combination of the written and media submission.
- a. Written content
The written component of the submission should include a discussion of the goals and aesthetics of the work and the motivations for the design/compositional choices and how it relates to the conference theme. A review should be made of other relevant works and how the submitted work fits into these references. A technical discussion should be provided concerning computational or display issues. User reactions, experience, and feedback should be discussed. Any other forms of representation necessary for reviewers to obtain an understanding of the logistical and contextual issues involved and an evaluation of the perception difficulty may be included.
- b. Media content
Submissions should contain a link to audio and other media files in Dropbox, Soundcloud, Vimeo or other online sites, and provide a password if the link is not public. The submitted file will be included in the proceedings archive. Review of the work will consider the “coherence” of the sound with the practitioner’s explanation of what was intended.
- Completed Audio_works_submission.
- Email a PDF of the score, and/or a link to an audio or video recording of the work via the submission form.
- For sound art installations: link to an excerpted audio or video recording, include detailed information about technical requirements, and stage setups via the submission form. Extra technical information may be emailed as a PDF.
- If your submission requires documents other than those provided through the online submission Audio_works_submission form please send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The subject line of the email should be in the form: [Lastname]_[Firstname]_[Title] Submission, e.g. Doe_Jane_Mypiecename Submission
- The name of the attached PDF(s) should be in the form:
- [Lastname]_[Firstname]_[Title].pdf e.g. Doe_Jane_Mypiecename.pdf
This submission category is for a three-hour hands-on workshop with a small number of attendees. Proposals should be about one page (PDF) in length and should include the following:
- Title, brief abstract, outline of objectives (e.g., tutorial syllabus, organized discussion, presentations, submissions, etc.), relevance for AWMAT conference attendees.
- Proposed duration.
- Invited speakers (if any)
- List of organizers, a designated contact person, and contact information for all organizers (address, email, and phone).
- Technical and space requirements.
- Space, facilities, technical support, and the number of sessions that can be accepted are limited, so early submission of proposals is encouraged. Workshop and tutorial organizers are expected to collaborate with the conference committee, issue calls for participation, gather and review contributed materials (if appropriate), and decide upon the final program for their session.
To submit Proposals online, go to Workshop Proposal submission
Note: The conference will take place in Santa Barbara, California. If your submission is accepted, you are required to attend the conference to present/perform.