ICAD '97 Registration Form

Continuing the work of the successful ICAD `92, `94, and `96 meetings, ICAD `97 will be held on November 2-5, 1997 in Palo Alto, California, USA. ICAD is a forum for presenting research on the use of sound to display dat a, monitor systems, and provide enhanced user interfaces for computers and virtual reality systems. It is unique in its singular focus on auditory dis plays, and the array of perception, technology, design and application area s that these encompass. Like its predecessors, ICAD `97 will be a single-tr ack conference. Attendance is open to all, with no membership or affiliatio n requirements.

Complete and current information regarding ICAD in general and ICAD '9 7 in particular may be found at:


NOTE: Only pre-conference workshops will be held on November 2nd. ICAD `97 will officially convene on November 3rd.


Conference registration fees include all sessions, special events, and conference proceedings. The fee for corporate and academic participants is $300 ($385 after September 26). The fee for students and postdoctoral fell ows is $125 ($175 after September 26). The conference fee includes breakfas t and lunch for three days in addition to the conference dinner and other s pecial events. Cancellations received by October 17 will receive full refun ds. There will be a $50 processing fee for cancellations received after tha t date.

To register, print the registration form at the bottom of this message and send it to:

ICAD Registration
attn: Michael C. Albers
JavaSoft - Sun Microsystems
901 San Antonio Road, MS UCUP02-105
Palo Alto, CA 94303
+1 (408) 863-3228 (fax)

Details and Arrangements

There are three conference hotels. The Holiday Inn is more expensive b ut provides transportation to Xerox PARC. The Stanford Terrace Inn is less expensive but does not provide transportation. The Mermaid Inn is of potent ial interest to students on limited budgets. ICAD will provide transportati on to and from the Mermaid Inn and Xerox PARC.

The first conference hotel is the:
Holiday Inn Palo Alto-Stanford
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
+1 (650) 328-2800
+1 (650) 327-7362 (fax)

The conference rate for the Holiday Inn is $139(single)/$139(double) p lus tax per night. To make reservations, call 1 800 874-3516 and request th e ICAD (International Conference on Auditory Display) rate. They will provi de transportation to the conference.

The second conference hotel is the:
Stanford Terrace Inn
531 Stanford Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
+1 (800) 729-0332
+1 (650) 857-0333 (fax)

The conference rate for the Stanford Terrace Inn is $94(single)/$104(d ouble) plus tax per night. To make reservations, call 1 800 729-0332 and re quest the ICAD (International Conference on Auditory Display) rate. They wi ll NOT provide transportation to the conference.

Students interested in less expensive accommodations may want to st ay at the nearby Mermaid Inn for $58-$73 a night. The hotel information is:
Mermaid Inn
727 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
+1 (650) 323-9481

The cutoff date for the conference rates at all of th ese hotels is October 1st.

None of the hotels provides shuttle service to/from regional airports. They suggest arranging transport on the Santa Clara Airporter. The fare fr om the San Francisco International Airport or the San Jose International Ai rport to these hotels is $18 one-way. You can call the shuttle service at + 1 415-771-7710 to arrange transport in advance, or simply call the shuttle upon arriving at the airport.

It is possible to fly into San Jose airport as Palo Alto is about equi distant from SF and SJ airports. SJ is also somewhat more convenient as it' s smaller. However, in general the cheapest airfares probably go through Sa n Francisco.

Conference Committee:
Elizabeth Mynatt, Conference Chair, Xerox PARC
James A. Ballas, Program Chair, Naval Research Laboratory
Tom Dougherty, Demos and Posters Chair, Interval Research
David Owen, Industry Support and Publicity, SONICON
Maribeth Back, Local Arrangements, Xerox PARC
Michael Albers, Registration, JavaSoft/Sun Microsystems

International Community for Auditory Display

ICAD `97, is a program of the International Community for Auditory Dis play. ICAD is a not-for-profit corporation created to support research, edu cation and community formation in the emerging field of auditory display. T he primary projects of ICAD are the conferences, the listserve (icad-reques t@santafe.edu) and the ICAD Web site (http://www.santafe.edu/http://www.santafe.edu/~icad). Since auditory display researchers come from a wide variety of disciplinary, pro fessional, and geographical backgrounds, ICAD seeks, above all, to facilita te communication across boundaries. A membership organization founded in 1 996, ICAD welcomes participation in its programs and governance. For more i nformation about ICAD please contact Gregory Kramer at kramer@listen.com.

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) performs pioneering researc h that covers a broad spectrum of research fields ranging from electronic m aterials and device research through computer-based systems and software, t o research into work practices and technologies in use. The center's missio n is to pursue those technologies that relate to Xerox's current and emergi ng businesses.

Located in the Stanford University Industrial Park in the heart of Sil icon Valley, PARC was charged upon its founding in 1970 to be the "arc hitect of the information age." Since then it has delivered into use s uch significant pieces of the current information infrastructure as laser printers, graphical user in terfaces, object-oriented programming languages, and Ethernet local area ne tworks. PARC has contributed to user interfaces, electronic components, emb edded software and architectures for each new line of Xerox copiers, printe rs and systems reprographics products.

ICAD97 Participant Registration Form

(include Ms., Mr., Dr., or Prof.)



Phone Number (work):

Phone Number (home):

Fax Number (work):

EMail Address:

Personal URL:

Name to Appear on Badge:

Special Requirements:

Please indicate which hotel you plan to stay at. NOTE, ICAD will NOT make your hotel reservations. This information is solely for ICAD's planning purposes.

_____ Holiday Inn
_____ Stanford Terrace Inn
_____ Mermaid Inn
_____ None of the above

Registration Fees

Corporate/Academic Rate: $300 ($385 after September 26th)

Student/Postdoctoral Rate: $125 ($175 after September 26th)

Extra Reception Tickets ($20 each) .............. # Tickets _____
(Monday evening's dinner and panel)

Extra Entertainment Tickets ($20 each) .......... # Tickets _____
(Tuesday evening's demo and poster reception)

Total Payment (US$ only) __________

Method of Payment

( ) Check or Money Order in US funds payable to ICAD

( ) Credit Card Number: _________________________
Expires: ____________
( ) Visa
( ) MasterCard
( ) American Express
Name as it appears on card (print): ______________________
Signature: ________________________________
Billing Address including postal code:

Please send this form to:
ICAD Registration
attn: Michael C. Albers
JavaSoft - Sun Microsystems
901 San Antonio Road, MS UCUP02-105
Palo Alto, CA 94303
+1 (408) 863-3228 (fax)

Creation Date: August 20, 1997
Last Modified: August 21, 1997
Author and Registration Chair: Michael Albers