SoniHED 2022

Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data

The Sound for Energy Project ( is delighted to announce the Second Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data (SoniHED 2022), which will take place online and in person for those in Stockholm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, on 27-28 October 2022. Participation to the conference is FREE.

The first SoniHED Conference was organized and chaired in 2014 by Sandra Pauletto and colleagues from the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York ( It brought together experts in the fields of sonification, sound design, health sciences and environmental science to evaluate and discuss novel sonic ways to engage with data from these fields. As a result, the Guest Issue on Data Sonification and Sound Design in Interactive Systems for the Journal of Human Computer Studies ( was published.

Sonification, and more generally sound edsign and sonic interaction design, are concerned with displaying data and information in sonic form so that listeners (experts and/or non-experts) can perceive and engage with data structures, complex information and their meaning. This year we especially, but not exclusively, welcome research addressing the theme: Sound and Energy.

Energy is fundamental to life. Our bodies need energy to keep moving and be healthy. We can use our physical energy to replace environmentally damaging energy sources, for example, by cycling or walking to work instead of driving. We obviously consume a lot of energy at home and at work – using computers, electricity, heating, hot water and more – and often are unaware of what we could do to reduce inefficient behaviors.In this context, sound can provide new engaging ways to understand how we produce and use energy, helping us maintain good habits, while reducing unnecessary energy consumption.

The Conference will include guest speakers, peer-reviewed paper presentations and posters, and more.

Confirmed speakers include:

Nicolas Misdariis, Head of the STMS Lab/Sound Perception and Sound Design Team, IRCAM, Paris (see profile)

Elif Özcan Vieira, Director of the Critical Alarms Lab (CAL), TU Delft (see profile)

Elina Eriksson, Co-Head of Sustainable Futures Lab, KTH Sweden (see profile)

Cristian Bogdan, Associate Professor in HCI, KTH Sweden, (see profile)

Björn Palm, Professor in Energy Technology, KTH Sweden (see profile)

Eva Bojner Horwitz, Professor in Music and Health, KMH Royal College of Music, Sweden (see profile) 

Sol Andersson, sound artist, Sweden (website)


Talks abstracts and additional invited speakers will be added soon.

SoniHED 2022 Call for Papers

This conference welcomes submissions for oral or poster presentations focused on the sonification, sound design and sonic interaction design (SID) based on health and/or environmental data and information.

Topics can include:

  • sonification, sound design and SID case studies in the fields of health and environmental science
  • sonification, sound design and SID case studies in the field of energy consumption
  • sonification, sound design and SID case studies in the fields of health and physical energy
  • interactive sonification and sonic interaction design applications
  • sonification, sound design and SID applications for mobile technology and/or the web
  • sonification, sound design and SID for public engagement
  • sonification, sound design and SID for research
  • aesthetic issues in sonification, sound design and SID
  • novel sonification, sound design and SID strategies
  • practical systems and working prototypes
  • evaluation of sonification, sound design and SID related to health and environmental data


Please submit here ( an abstract in English of between 400-500 words by Friday 19 August 2022.

The abstract should include the following information:

  • Name of the author(s) with email addresses and affiliation
  • Title of the presentation/poster
  • Body of the abstract

Please submit the full paper to the same link ( by Friday 26 August 2022.

Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages, written in English, and not previously published.

Papers must be submitted as PDF documents generated from the following template:

Notification of Acceptance will take place on Friday 16 September 2022.

The camera-ready article of accepted papers will be due on Friday 7 October 2022.

Final papers will be published in the online Proceedings of the Conference.

Summary of Important Dates

  • Friday 19 August 2022: Submission of Abstract
  • Friday 26 August 2022: Submission of full paper
  • Friday 16 September 2022: Notification of Acceptance
  • Friday 7 October 2022: Submission of Camera-Ready paper

If you have any questions please email:

Conference Chair

Sandra Pauletto (Associate Professor, KTH, Sweden) (see profile)

Paper Chairs

Rod Selfridge (Assitant Professor, Napier University, UK) (see profile)

Stefano Delle Monache (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, TU Delft, NL) (see profile)

Organizing Committee

Yann Seznec (PhD researcher, KTH, Sweden) (see profile)

Vincenzo Madaghiele (Reserach Engineer, KTH, Sweden) (see profile)

SoniHED2022 welcomes the support of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie project PaDS, under grant agreement No 893622