Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM)

The conference is organised by Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM). IEM is one of the leading institutions in the field of audio engineering and computer music. As part of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, IEM is a multidisciplinary institution, whose general mission is to bridge the gap between science and the arts. As a unique characteristic, IEM focuses on sonification as part of its research in computer music. IEM facilities include laboratories and performance spaces such as CUBE, which are equipped with spatial audio and motion tracking systems. Since 2014, IEM hosts the Sonic Interaction Design (SID) lab, in which interactive sound systems are designed and evaluated.

The Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Several events are organized on this occasion.

International Conference on Auditory Display 2015 (ICAD15)

ICAD is a highly interdisciplinary conference with relevance to researchers, practitioners, artists, and graduate students working with sound to convey and explore information. The conference is unique in its specific focus on auditory displays and the range of interdisciplinary issues related to their use. Like its predecessors, ICAD15 will be a single-track conference, open to all, with no membership or affiliation requirements. In addition to ICAD's core interests, we would like to take the opportunity of the conference being held at IEM to highlight this yearʼs theme ICAD in Space: Sonification, Sonic Interaction Design, and Spatial Audio.

International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD)

ICAD is a forum for presenting research on the use of sound to display data, monitor systems, and provide enhanced user interfaces for computers and virtual reality systems. It is unique in its singular focus on auditory displays and the array of perception, technology, and application areas that this encompasses.