Le projet Topophonie porte sur la navigation sonore dans les flux et les masses d'évènements audiographiques spatialisés.

29 mai 2011
NIME 2011

Audio-graphic Modeling and Interaction Workshop @ NIME 2011, Oslo, Norway:

Sunday, May 29: 1PM-4PM.

This workshop focuses on recent advances and future prospects in audio-graphic scenes modeling and rendering. The convergence of the audio and graphic communities is fostered by the increase in computational resources, by cognitive studies on cross-modal perception, and by the industrial needs for realistic audio scenes. Audio-graphic research is spreading in areas such as games, architecture, urbanism, information visualization, or interactive artistic digital media. We will focus on the representation, the interaction, the rendering, and the perception of scenes in which the audio and graphical components are clearly identified and combined (in contrast to standard multimedia video streams). Accepted papers will invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI)

Detailed information about the workshop can be found here:

Workshop program

1:00pm - 1:15pm       

Workshop introduction
Roland Cahen, Hui Ding, Christian Jacquemin, Diemo Schwarz

1:15pm - 1:35pm       

Sound Level of Detail in Interactive Audio-graphic 3D Scenes
Diemo Schwarz, Roland Cahen, Christian Jacquemin and Hui Ding
1:35pm - 1:55pm       

INScore An Environment for the Design of Live Music Scores   
D. Fober, Y. Orlarey, and S. Letz
1:55pm - 2:15pm       

The ‘Sonified Urban Masterplan’ (SUM): Towards a cross-modal compositional tool   
Sara Adhitya and Mika Kuuskankare
2:15pm - 2:30pm    ---    Break    ---
2:30pm - 2:50pm       

Spatdif and Audio-graphic Scene Modelling
Jan Schacher

2:50pm - 3:10pm       

Audio-graphic scene representation
Hui Ding

3:10pm - 3:30pm       

Integration of Text and Music in Audio-graphic Performance Oli’s Dream   
Jaroslaw Kapuscinski
3:30pm - 4:00pm      

Round table discussion   



Registration to the workshop and NIME conference can be found here:




Call for Abstracts

Abstracts (max. 1 A4/Letter page, 12 points, PDF format) on the topics of the workshop should be sent before April 20 to Hui Ding, LIMSI-CNRS (Hui.Ding@limsi.fr)

The submissions will be reviewed by a program committee and accepted communications will be given at the workshop. The authors will be notified latest May 1st, 2011.

Important Dates

  • April 20, 2011: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • May 1, 2011: Notification of Acceptance
  • May 29, 2011: Workshop.

Program Chairs

Roland Cahen, ENSCI-les Ateliers

Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI-CNRS & University Paris Sud 11

Diemo Schwarz, IRCAM

Hui Ding, LIMSI-CNRS & University Paris Sud 11


Program committee

Brian Katz, LIMSI-CNRS, France

Cécile Picard-Limpens, HEM, Geneva and UMONS, Belgium

Lauri Savioja, Aalto University School of Science, Finland


Topic in detail

Beyond the question traditionally addressed in multimedia, the workshop will cover recent advances in audio-graphic scene modeling such as:

  • - joint representation of sound and graphic spaces and objects,
  • - rendering optimization for audio-graphic scenes: level of details,
    • . occlusion,
    • . masking,
    • . beam and ray tracing,
    • . shadowing,
    • . space subdivision,
    • . collisions...
  • - audio-graphic interface design,
  • - audio-graphic for virtual humans:
    • . audio-visual speech,
    • . cloth animation and sound rendering,
    • . steps,
    • . paralinguistic communication...
  • - sound and graphic spatialization,
  • - audio-graphic object rendering, and physically and geometrically driven sound rendering,
  • - cross- and bi-modal perceptual evaluations,
  • - audio-graphic information visualization:
    • . distortion,
    • . zooming and panning,
    • . filtering,
    • . immersive rendering,
    • . visual data sonification,
    • . interaction devices...
  • - interactive audio-graphic arts,
  • - industrial audio-graphic data:
    • . architectural acoustics,
    • . sound maps,
    • . urban soundscapes...
  • - platforms and tools for audio-graphic scene modeling and rendering,

These areas are interdisciplinary in nature and inter-related. New advancements in each area will benefit the others. This workshop should attract young and senior researchers, artists, and corporates in the related fields together to exchange the latest developments and to point out current challenges and new directions.

Topophonie, c'est quoi ?

Le projet Topophonie porte sur la navigation sonore dans les flux et les masses d'évènements audiographiques spatialisés.

The research project Topophonie proposes lines of research and innovative developments for sound and visual navigation in spaces composed of multiple and disseminated sound and visual elements.

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Avec qui ?

L'équipe du projet est composée de chercheurs spécialisés dans les domaines sonores et de la visualisation, de designers, d'artistes et d'entreprises spécialisés dans les domaines d'application concernés. Les partenaires sont : l'Ensci-les Ateliers, le Limsi, l'Ircam, Navidis, Orbe et User Studio.

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Topophonie est lauréat de l'appel à projet CONTINT (contenus interactifs) 2009 publié par l'Agence Nationale de la Recherche et bénéficie à ce titre d'une aide au développement. Le projet est également labélisé par le pôle de compétitivité Cap Digital.

ANR - Agence Nationale de la Recherche Cap Digital

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