In October 1992, the first International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD92) convened in Santa Fe, New Mexico under the sponsorship of the Santa Fe Institute.
ICAD92 brought together 36 researchers, nearly all working with issues of how nonspeech audio can be used to convey information. Their backgrounds included, amongst other disciplines, computer science, music, experimental psychology (in general), auditory perception (in particular), chemistry, mathematics, speech recognition, theoretical biology, geology, and physics. Their work included diverse applications, including such topics as monitoring computer system states; analyzing physical structures; numerical representations of physical, social, financial phenomena; simulation and immersive interfaces, to name a few.
For ICAD92 proceedings, call Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. (800/822-6339), and ask to order Gregory Kramer (editor),
AUDITORY DISPLAY: SONIFICATION, AUDIFICATION AND AUDITORY INTERFACES
(Hardbound ISBN 0-201-62603-9 $55.95, Paperbound ISBN 0-201-62604-7 $37.95).
Both include a companion disk containing the sound examples described in the text.