Call: SMC 2012 – 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference

SMC 2012
9th Sound and Music Computing Conference
12-14th July 2012, Aalborg University Copenhagen

The SMC Conference is the forum for international exchanges around the core interdisciplinary topics of Sound and Music Computing. SMC 2012 is organized by the Medialogy section, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Copenhagen.

The general theme for the SMC 2012 conference is “Illusions”.

We welcome scientific contributions, demonstrations, installations and performances which are connected to the idea of sonic or multisensorial illusions.

SMC 2012 will feature lectures, posters/demos, musical/sonic works, tutorials and other types of events.

The SMC Summer School will take place just before the Conference with the theme “Multimodality”. The school will aim at giving an opportunity to young researchers interested in the field to learn about some of the core interdisciplinary topics and to share their own experiences with other young researchers.

Attendance to Technical Sessions (oral and poster presentations), lunches, coffee breaks, and social events is restricted to registered participants. Attendance to the Music Program and to satellite events is free and open to the public.

Previous SMC Conferences:
SMC 2011: 06-09 July 2011, Padova, Italy
SMC 2010: 21-24 July 2010, Barcelona, Spain
SMC 2009: 23-25 July 2009, Porto, Portugal
SMC 2008: 31 July-3 August 2008, Berlin, Germany
SMC 2007: 11-13 July 2007, Lefkada, Greece
SMC 2006: 18-20 May 2006, Marseille, France
SMC 2005: 24-26 November 2005, Salerno, Italy
SMC 2004: 20-22 October 2004, Paris, France

Previous SMC Summer Schools:
Padova 2011
Barcelona 2010
Porto 2009
Genova 2008
Stockholm 2007
Barcelona 2006
Genova 2005


Please use this webpage to submit your contribution.

Paper contributions

SMC 2012 will include paper presentations as both lectures and poster/demos. We invite submissions examining all the core topics of the Sound and Music Computing field. All submissions will be peer-reviewed according to the following criteria: originality; significance of the contribution to the field; quality of research; quality of writing; contribution to the conference program.
Accepted papers will be designated to be presented either as posters/demos or as lectures.

Review and Post-review. Paper submissions will be managed electronically through the EasyChair system, using a template that will be posted prior to the submission deadline. Please check all the information for authors and all the related important dates. After the notification of acceptance, authors will be requested to submit their camera-ready papers taking into account the reviews.

Proceedings. All accepted papers, independently of the presentation format, will be included in the conference Proceedings. The Proceedings will have a ISBN and will be distributed as an electronic publication. Please note that at least one of the paper authors has to register to the conference in order for the paper to be accepted, presented, and included in the Proceedings.

Conference topics

SMC2012 welcomes contributions on all the core topics in Sound and Music Computing research, including notably:

  • 3D sound/music
  • Auditory display and data sonification
  • Automatic separation, recognition, classification of sound and music
  • Automatic music generation/accompaniment systems
  • Computational musicology
  • Computer environments for sound/music processing
  • Content processing of music audio signals
  • Digital audio effects
  • Humanities in sound and music computing
  • Interactive performance systems
  • Interfaces for sound and music
  • Methodological issues in sound and music computing
  • Models for sound analysis and synthesis
  • Multimodality in sound and music computing
  • Music and robotics
  • Music information retrieval
  • Music performance analysis and rendering
  • Perception and cognition of sound and music
  • Social interaction in sound and music computing
  • Sonic interaction design
  • Sound and music for VR and games
  • Sound/music and the neurosciences
  • Sound/music signal processing algorithms
  • Technologies for the preservation, access and modelling of musical heritage

Moreover, submissions related to “auditory and multimodal illusions” are welcome.


Deadline for submissions of music and sound installations: Friday, February 3, 2012 (check rules)
Deadline for paper submissions: Monday 2 April, 2012 (check rules)
Notification of music acceptances: Friday, March 16, 2012
Deadline for submission of final music and sound installation materials: Friday, March 30, 2012
Deadline for applications to the Summer School: Friday March 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance to Summer School: Monday April 16, 2012
Notification of paper acceptances: Wednesday 2 May, 2012
Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers: Monday 4 June, 2012
SMC Summer School: Sunday 8 – Wednesday morning 11 July, 2012
SMC Workshops: Wednesday afternoon 11 July, 2012
SMC 2012: Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 July, 2012


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