The Sonification of Human EEG and other Biomedical Data Workshop

19 June 2006
£ 11.00
Lecturer and Organisers

Thomas Hermann and Gerold Baier
Online Resources

The Workshop will focus on the application of sonification in medicine. Major areas, where sonification has been applied in medicine so far, are diagnosis, real-time monitoring and alarm systems. Our purpose is to introduce briefly selected medical disciplines where sonification has been tried as a complement to conventional tools; to discuss existing sonification strategies with sound examples; and to specify medical problems where sonification applications may be successfully introduced in the near future, leading to fruitful collaborations between sound designers and medical experts. The workshop is suitable for members of the ICAD community with interests in the medical field, and equally for medical personnel with specific open problems in diagnosis and monitoring.

The tutorial aims at giving novices as well as experienced sonification users a refreshing view of data sonification from an exploratory data analysis perspective. Existing sonification techniques for biomedical data will be presented with sound examples. Discussions will focus on the value of sonification in increasing the users' insight into the data. In addition, relevant new concepts from multivariate time series analysis and biomedical data visualisation will be discussed in the light of their possible use of sonification.

The rationale for the structure is to create an appealing and engaging mix of:

  • practical approaches,
  • theoretical concepts and foundation, and
  • sound demos

...which is attractive both to students and experts from many areas in accordance with the multidisciplinary focus of the ICAD 2006 conference.

09:30 - 09:45The historical use of sound in medicine as evidence for pathologies in the living body
09:45 - 10:00Overview: Sound and Sonification in Medicine
10:00 - 10:30The sonification of human electroencephalogram, EEG
10:30 - 11:00Importance of EEG Sonification for Analysis, Diagnosis, and Therapy
11:00 - 11:15Discussion
11:15 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 11:50Datamining Techniques for biomedical data
11:50 - 12:10Sounds and sonifications in cardiology and other biomedical areas
12:10 - 12:30Discussion of future possibilities for sonification in medical diagnosis and monitoring

For further information on the organisers, please see their biography/publications.

To register for the workshop, please download the Workshop Registration Form. Alternatively, you may sign up when you register for ICAD 2006.


Women@CL Workshop at ICAD

21 June 2006

Terri Bonebright
Sponsored by

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This event will take place after lunch on Wednesday afternoon of ICAD 2006.

The provisional structure for the event is as follows:

  1. Icebreaker.
  2. Past -- 2-3 talks from panel members describing their graduate training and experiences in the field.
  3. Present -- "lightening" talks from the rest of the participants.
    These will be limited to 5 minutes (using a timer) where participants can do a number of things, such as talk about difficulties they are having for which they need advice; present a research problem for which they would like feedback; tell their story about how they came to the field, where they are now, and where they would like to go in the future. If time allows, there will be discussion within the group related to appropriate talks.
  4. Future -- where we should go from here to provide:
    • role modelling;
    • mentoring; &
    • networking
    ...(which are the three things that have been found to be effective for women in computer science). There will be brainstorming to provide plans for the future for both sessions at ICAD and other types of activities. For example, would women want to set-up "assigned" mentors for the junior members? Would it be useful to have a list serve with a moderator where women could send questions confidentially and then these questions along with answers could be sent to the whole group? Would there be enough women to set-up resource groups for specific geographic or disciplinary areas.

To register for the workshop, please download the Workshop Registration Form. Alternatively, you may sign up when you register for ICAD 2006.


Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students for ICAD

We are happy to announce the first workshop for supporters of women working in the ICAD community. We are also fortunate to have received funding from [Women @CL] for scholarships for graduate students pursuing their work in ICAD fields to assist them in attending the Women@CL workshop and the ICAD conference. Each scholarship will be for the amount of £200 and can be used for expenses incurred for attending ICAD. It is our wish to especially encourage women and men graduate students who might not be able to attend the conference without additional support to apply.

We are currently seeking applications from graduate students in the form of a brief one page position statement describing her or his research and how attendance at the conference would help her or him to develop in this research area. The statement should also include an explanation of other sources from which funding has been solicited and the individual's interests in supporting women in ICAD.

Interested individuals should direct their questions or send their statements to Terri Bonebright by Friday, 2 June.