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Call for Papers: Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music

                       Preliminary Call for Papers

               The 10th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music
                 X Simpósio Brasileiro de Computação Musical


                Poços de Caldas, Brazil, October 3-5, 2005

The Symposium

The Brazilian symposia on computer music have consolidated the position of
the country in the field. The 10th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music
will be held in Poços de Caldas, in conjunction with the Latin American
Symposium on Multimedia and Web. The symposium is organized by the Computer
Music special interest group of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).

This will be a unique opportunity to visit Poços de Caldas, a beautiful and
quiet town in the heart of Latin America. In addition to the traditional
main papers track, the symposium will also host concerts, music papers,
posters, and invited talks on topics at the cutting edge of computer music
science and technology. Computer scientists and musicians interested in the
interplay between computer technology and music are invited to submit their

Enhanced and extended versions of the best SBCM papers will be considered
for publication in the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society.

Topics of Interest

The topics of this symposium include, but are not limited to:

o Acoustics, Diffusion, Sonorization
o Artificial Intelligence
o Artificial Life and Evolutionary Music Systems
o Audio Hardware Design
o Audio Digital Signal Processing
o Computer-Aided Music Analysis
o Computer-Aided Musical Education
o Computer-Aided Musicology
o Distributed Music
o Internet and Web Applications
o Music and Audio in Multimedia Systems and Applications
o Music Data Structures and Representation
o Music Information Retrieval
o Music Notation, Printing, and Optical Recognition
o Quality of Service for Audio
o Psychoacoustics and Cognitive Modeling
o Real-time Interactive Systems
o Software Systems and Languages for Composition
o Sound Synthesis


General Chairs:          Hugo Bastos de Paula (PUC-Minas, Brazil)
                         Maurício Loureiro (CEFALA/UFMG, Brazil)
Technical Papers Chair:  Fabio Kon (IME/USP, Brazil)
Music Papers Chair:      Jônatas Manzolli (Unicamp, Brazil)
Posters Chair:           Régis Rossi Faria (LSI/USP, Brazil)
Concerts Chair:          Sérgio Freire (UFMG, Brazil)
Proceedings Editor:      Hani C. Yehia (UFMG, Brazil) 

Technical Papers Program Committee

Adolfo Maia Jr. (Unicamp, Brazil)      Lelio Camilleri (U. Firenze, Italy) 
Aluizio Arcela (UNB, Brazil)           Luis Jure (U. Republica, Uruguay)  
Andrew Horner (HKUST, Hong Kong)       Marcelo Queiroz (USP, Brazil)  
Chris Chafe (Stanford U., USA)         Marcelo Soares Pimenta (UFRGS,Brazil)

Edilson Ferneda (UCB, Brazil)          Marcelo Wanderley (McGill U., Canada)

Eduardo Reck Miranda (U. Plymouth, UK) Márcio Brandão (UnB, Brazil)  
Emilios Cambouropoulos (AUTH, Greece)  Matthew Wright, (UC Berkeley/Stanford
U., USA) 
Fabio Kon (USP, Brazil) (chair)        Maurício Loureiro (UFMG, Brazil)  
Flavio S. C. Silva (USP, Brazil)       Oscar Pablo di Liscia (UNQ,Argentina)

François Déchelle (IRCAM, France)      Palle Dahlstedt (Chalmers U.
Technology, Sweden)
Furio Damiani (Unicamp, Brazil)        Peter Beyls (Hogeschool Gent,Belgium)

Geber Ramalho (UFPE, Brazil)           Petri Toiviainen (U. Jyvaskyla,
Gérard Assayag (IRCAM, France)         Roger Dannenberg (CMU, USA)  
Hani C. Yehia (UFMG, Brazil)           Rosa Maria Vicari (UFRGS, Brazil)  
Henkjan Honing (U. Amsterdam)          Sever Tipei (U. Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, USA)  
Ian Whalley (U. Waikato, New Zealand)  Victor Lazzarini (NUI, Ireland)  
Jürgen Bräuninger (U. KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Music Papers Program Committee

Carlos Palombini (UFMG, Brazil)      Mikahil Malt (IRCAM, France) 
Didier Guigue (UFPB, Brazil)         Ricardo dal Farra (U. Tres de Febrero,
Fernando Iazzetta (USP, Brazil)      Robert Willey (University of Louisiana,
Garnett Guy (U. Illinois UC, USA)    Rodolfo Caeser (UFRJ, Brazil)
Heinrich K. Taube (U. Illinois, USA) Sílvio Ferraz (Unicamp, Brazil)


Full-paper submissions, music papers, and posters will be submitted via the
EDAS online system starting May, 2005. Technical papers, up to 12 pages
long, are
supposed to present original research with scientific contributions. Music
papers, up to 12 pages long, describe the experience of composers and users
computational tools to produce music. Posters will be selected based on
extended abstracts and are meant to describe unfinished ongoing work. Papers
can be written in English (preferred), Portuguese, or Spanish and must
to the SBC style (http://gsd.ime.usp.br/sbcm/templates). Submissions
should be preferably in PDF (with Type 1, vectorial fonts). Postscript is
acceptable. If you are completely unable to provide your paper in PDF or PS,
then Word .doc can be accepted.


Technical Papers:                                       17 June 2005
Music Papers:                                           17 June 2005
Notification of Acceptance:                             29 July 2005
Posters:                                                8  August 2005
SBCM'2005:                                              3-5 October 2005

More Information

For further information, please visit the symposium home page at
http://www.cefala.org/sbcm2005. For questions regarding the technical
papers, contact Fabio Kon (kon at ime.usp.br), for music papers, contact
Jonatas Manzolli (jonatas at nics.unicamp.br). For other inquiries contact
the symposium general organizers Hugo de Paula (hugo at pucminas.br) or
Maurício Loureiro (mauricioloureiro at ufmg.br).

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