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CALL FOR PAPERS
5th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval
CMMR 2008 - Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music
Copenhagen, Denmark, May 19-23, 2008
The field of computer music is interdisciplinary by nature and closely related to a number of areas in computer science and engineering. The first CMMR gatherings mainly focused on information retrieval, programming, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics and signal processing.
In 2005 CMMR started moving towards a more interdisciplinary view of the field by putting increased emphasis on the investigation of the role of human interaction at all levels of musical practice.
CMMR 2007 focused on the Sense of Sounds from the synthesis and retrieval point of view and encouraged studies that linked sound modeling by analysis-synthesis to perception and cognition.
CMMR 2008 seeks to enlarge upon the Sense of Sounds-concept by taking into account the musical structure as a whole. More precisely, the workshop will have as its theme Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music. The purpose is hereby to establish rigorous research alliances between computer and engineering sciences (information retrieval, programming, acoustics, signal processing…) and areas within the humanities (in particular perception, cognition, musicology, philosophy…), as well as to globally address the notion of sound meaning and its implications in music, modeling and retrieval. As a step in this direction, NTSMB, the Network for Cross-Disciplinary Studies of Music and Meaning (http://www.ntsmb.dk) and JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning (www.musicandmeaning.net) will be joining as participants in CMMR 2008.
CMMR 2008 invites researchers, educators, composers, performers, and others with an interest in important aspects of computer music (including modeling, retrieval, analysis, and synthesis) to come join us for a unique event.
CMMR 2008 is organized by Re:New – Digital Arts Forum which also organizes a concurrent festival with the theme Genesis of Meaning in Digital Art.
An award for the best paper dealing with the theme of the conference - Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music - will be given under the auspices of The Journal of Music and Meaning (http://www.musicandmeaning.net).
All papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Publication of accepted papers after the symposium as a post-event proceedings in the Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series is planned.
Re:New 2008 encourages submissions relating to artistic work as there will also be possibilities of presenting art-works during the conference week. This includes music, cross-modal performances, installations, and other forms, and art-work submissions are made using a separate submission form.
Original contributions on the following (and other relevant) topics are encouraged:
auditory perception and cognition
user interfaces for music
philosophy, culture and psychology
infrastructures for music
indexing and retrieval of music
structuring of music data
collaboration on music
analysis, recognition, comparison, classification, and modeling of music
mining and visualizing music
synthesis and/or composition of music
performance of music
artificial intelligence/life for music
Submissions may have any of the following forms: