Subject: SMC2016 – Call for Participation (please post/distribute) –
From: Georg Hajdu
Sound and Music Computing Conference and Summer School 2016
Friday, August 26 to Saturday, September 3, 2016.
The Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in association with the
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the University of Hamburg and
the Leuphana University Lüneburg will host the 13th Sound and Music
Computing Conference (SMC) in Hamburg (Germany) from Wednesday, August
31 to Saturday, September 3, 2016.
The conference motto is S.T.R.E.A.M. (Sound – Technology – Room –
Emotion – Aesthetics – Music). Keynote speakers will be John Chowning,
Trevor Pinch and Cat Hope. A music festival with a total of 8 concerts
will accompany the conference, featuring a special concert on real-time
composition/notation and animated scores as well as a concert showcasing
music by Chowning. The opening day of the conference will showcase past
and present of computer music in Hamburg, home of two of the earliest
and most influential digital audio workstations (Cubase and Logic), and
long-time residence of new music visionary György Ligeti.
The conference will also host a summer school on the topic of „Neurons
and Networks“ from August 26 to 30, 2016.
Call for Papers
We are now soliciting submissions for oral and poster/demo
presentations. We encourage submissions examining core areas of Sound
and Music Computing, in particular:
Real-time composition, improvisation and notation
History and aesthetics of electronic media
Social interaction in sound and music computing
Room acoustics and spatial audio
Virtual environments for music
Music cognition and creativity
New interfaces for musical expression
Software / computer music languages
Multi-modal perception and emotion
Computer-based music analysis
Instrument building and virtuosity in Computer Music
Sonic interaction design
We also welcome submissions on the following topics:
Auditory displays and data sonification
Computational musicology and mathematical music theory
Computer environments for sound/music processing
Digital signal processing
High performance computing for audio
Interactive performance systems
Music and robotics
Music information retrieval
Sound and music for virtual reality and games
Sound and Music computing in the processing and composition of
Sound and Music Computing in Education
Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages, written in English and not
previously published. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Papers can
be submitted as oral or poster demonstrations, but the final decision on
the category will be made by the programme committee.
Oral presentations: 8 pages maximum, 20 minutes for presentation (15
minute talk followed by 5 minutes of Q&A)
Poster presentations: 6 pages maximum
Submitted papers must be submitted via the SMC2016 conference system (at
http://smc2016.net) and must comply with the given templates. The
conference system will open on January 1st, 2016. Upon acceptance,
camera-ready versions should be re-submitted within 14 days.
All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which
will be available on the conference website (http://smc2016.net) as an
electronic publication. Please note that per paper at least one of the
authors needs to register in order for the paper to be presented and
included in the proceedings.
Best Paper Award
In accordance with the SMC tradition, we will award a prize for the best
paper. The prize will permit the author(s) to publish an extended
version of the paper in a subsequent issue of Computer Music Journal
Inquiries should be directed to the paper chair Rolf Grossmann:
Call for Sonic Works
We also invite submissions of music and sonic art works for presentation
at the festival. Hamburg has a long and ongoing tradition of improvised
music. In the spirit of this tradition we encourage submissions of works
exploring emerging trends such as comprovisation or conduction.
The performance venues will be at the HAW Finkenau campus
(http://www.haw-hamburg.de/dmi.html) and Kampnagel
Fixed scores & electronics
Real-time composition/notation and animated scores
Improvisation & electronics
Electronics & performance art
Works in all categories are free to use video.
Available ensembles and musicians:
TonArt, a Hamburg-based ensemble dedicated to improvised music in
existence since 1989. Instrumentation (the complete instrumentation is
available on the conference website at http://smc2016.net)
RADAR, a new music ensemble from the neighboring Hanseatic city of Lübeck.
Instrumentation: vln, vc, clar, acc, piano, perc, double bass
Lin Chen, a Hamburg-based percussionist and performance artist.
Carola Schaal, a Hamburg-based clarinetist and performance artist.
Music for other instrumental resources will be considered, but composers
will be responsible for providing their own performers. Where possible,
modest financial help may be offered to facilitate this.
The conference system will open on January 1st, 2016.
Inquiries on submissions and concerts should be directed to the music
chair Sascha Lino Lemke: musicchair(at)smc2016(dot)net
The SMC Summer School will take place over five days from August 26 to
30, 2016. It will give young researchers the opportunity to learn about
some of the core interdisciplinary topics and to share their own
experiences with other young researchers.
The motto is Neurons and Networks, referring to the following topics:
Brain-computer music interfaces
Artificial neural networks for gesture recognition and complex mapping
Networked music performance
Elaborate loudspeaker networks for wave-field synthesis and 3D
Applications must be submitted via the SMC2016 conference system. The
conference system will open on January 1st, 2016.
Inquiries about the summer school should be directed to Xiao Fu:
Conference system accessible: January 1, 2016
Paper and music submissions (deadline): April 15, 2016
Summer school application (deadline): April 15, 2016
Notifications: June 1, 2016
Camera ready submissions: June 15, 2016
Early registration: June 15, 2016
SMC summer school: August 26 – 30, 2016
SMC conference: August 31 – September 3, 2016
General inquiries should be directed to the conference chair Georg