Call: Audio Technologies for Music and Media International Conference (ATMM 2013)

Call for Papers

ATMM 2013 – Audio Technologies for Music and Media International Conference

31 October -1 November 2013

Department of Communication and Design
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Audio Technologies for Music and Media is an international interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the various aspects of audio, audiovisual and music technologies for music and media, and, also, on the relationship between sound, music and image in both ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media.

ATMM 2012 was hosted by the Department of Communication and Design on 1 – 2 November 2012 at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. ATMM 2012’s keynote speech was delivered by longtime music industry veteran Bobby Owsinski. Apart from opening remarks (by Bilkent University Rector Prof. Dr. Abdullah Atalar and Ufuk Önen & Teoman Pasinlioğlu) and keynote speech by Bobby Owsinski, 24 presentations, three musical performances and a panel about music technology education took place. First of its kind in Turkey in the fields of audio technologies for music and media, ATMM 2012 brought together professionals, academics, practitioners and students, not only from various cities in Turkey but also from other countries as well.

ATMM 2012 was sponsored by Bilkent Üniversitesi, US Embassy Ankara, SAE Institute, Sinerji-Vass, Müziktek, Sound magazine and Çağdaş Sanat Merkezi (Ankara)

ATMM 2013 will again be hosted by the Department of Communication and Design, and will take place on 31 October and 1 November 2013 at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.


The conference encourages submissions not only from academics, practitioners and professionals, but also from graduate students as well.


Papers, either in English or in Turkish, are welcomed about the proposed topics listed below.

Applications in Audio

  • Audio recording and production techniques for classical and contemporary music.
  • Sound design techniques for ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media.
  • Audio for computer games.
  • Audio for smartphones and other mobile devices.

Theoretical Approaches

  • Discussions of sound and sound design in film, visual media, computer games, interactive applications and the like.
  • Professional experience of using theory for practical work in audio applications.
  • Mending the gap between theory and practice in audio for ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media.
  • Audio practice used as a methodology to feed into ‘traditional’ and ‘theory’.
  • Audio as means of representing research as an alternative to the written text.
  • Sound and listening in the visual culture.
  • Social aspects of developments in audio applications.

Audio Processing

  • Analysis and synthesis of sound
  • Physical modeling and musical instruments.
  • Signal processing.
  • Audio coding.
  • Analog and digital systems.


  • Educational techniques and programs in audio engineering, music technology, interactive audio and sound design.
  • Uses of audio technology in education.
  • Computer music as a means of musical education.
  • Collaboration methods between academic institutions and industry.

Abstract and Paper Submission

Proposals should consist of an e-mail with the applicant’s name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation with a PDF or Word attachment containing a proposed title, 50-to 120-word abstract, and 500-to 750-word précis of the paper. In order to facilitate anonymous review, names or contact information should not be included in the attachment.

All proposals should be submitted by e-mail to (deadline is 17 June 2013).

Acceptances will be e-mailed on 1 July 2013. Full papers are due 12 August 2013. Authors will be provided with format guidelines.


Based on the author’s preference and the decision of the peer-review committee, final papers might be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published as an e-book.

ATMM 2013 Steering Committee

Ufuk Önen (Bilkent University)
Teoman Pasinlioğlu (Independent Researcher)
Mustafa Ertan (Interelektro)
Ahmet Gürata (Bilkent University)
Bülent Bıyıkoğlu (KV331 Audio)
Kürşat Pasinlioğlu (Voispectra)


Proposal Deadline: 17 June 2013
Notification of Acceptance: 1 July 2013
Full Papers Due: 12 August 2013
Conference: 31 October -1 November 2013


Bilkent University
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Dept. of Communication and Design
Bilkent, 06800 Ankara, Turkey



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