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Sound and Music Computing Summer School 2008

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Kind regards,

Gualtiero Volpe




* Summer School in Sound and Music Computing

* Casa Paganini-InfoMus Lab, Genova, Italy, June 9-11, 2008

* http://www.smcnetwork.org/summerschool/genova2008



This Summer School is organized by Casa Paganini - InfoMus Lab in Genova, Italy (www.infomus.org and www.casapaganini.org), with the goal of promoting interdisciplinary education and research in the field of Sound and Music Computing (SMC). The School is aimed at graduate students working on their Master or PhD thesis, but it is open to any person carrying out research in this field.


This is the fourth SMC Summer School. The first two were organized by the European Coordination Action IST-FET S2S^2 (Sound to Sense â Sense to Sound) in Genova (2005) and Barcelona (2006). Last year the Summer School took place in Stockholm.


Teachers / Scientific Committee:


- Nicola Bernardini (Conservatory of Padova)

- Roberto Bresin (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

- Antonio Camurri (University of Genova)

- Federico Avanzini (University of Verona)

- Giovanni De Poli (University of Padova)

- Goffredo Haus (University of Milano)

- Alexander Jensenius (University of Oslo)

- Ben Knapp (Queens University of Belfast)

- Barbara Mazzarino (University of Genoa)

- Sylviane Sapir (Conservatory of Como)

- Augusto Sarti (Politecnico di Milano)

- Uwe Seifert (University of Koln)

- Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University Copenhagen)

- Xavier Serra (Pompeu Fabra University)

- Gualtiero Volpe (University of Genova)


Academic Program:


- 6 hours of lectures on this year main topics of the School;

- 3 hours of oral presentations by the participating students and discussions on their research work with the committee/teachers;

- Poster presentations by the participating students during coffee breaks (1 hour every day of the School);

- 6 hours hands-on activities by the participating students in collaboration with the committee/teachers of the School;

- this year the SMC Summer School is held in connection with the NIME08 Intl. Conference (see http://nime2008.casapaganini.org). The participating students will have free access to the NIME Workshops on June 4 and June 8, including oral presentations and discussions by experts from industries and by leaders of EU funded projects in the field of Sound and Music Computing. The participating students will also benefit of the reduced student fee for admission at the NIME08 Conference (June 4-7).


Lectures are designed to be of interest to any graduate student or researcher in the field of Sound and Music Computing. The topics chosen for this year are Gesture and Music - Embodied Music Cognition, Mobile Music Systems and Active Music Listening, relevant topics in our research fields, which have particular methodologies and research strategies. The lectures will present these particular methodologies and their application in music related problems.


All the participating students will give short presentations on their current research during a speed-talk of four minutes. The emphasis will be given on research questions and particularly on methodological issues related to their research project. Students will receive a written feedback from the teachers that should be useful for the continuation of their research.


All the participating students will present a poster about their PhD work. Posters will be on show for all the duration of the Summer School, with discussions during coffee breaks.


All students will work on mini-projects focusing on the two themes of the Summer School. Results of the mini-projects will be presented on the final day of the School. Mini-projects will give the opportunity for hands-on activities such as testing software tools or planning of experiments. The organizers will prepare materials for small projects involving the EyesWeb XMI open software platform (www.eyesweb.org) on the topics of the school.


Please register on http://www.smcnetwork.org/summerschool/genova2008


Registration deadline: May 15, 2008


Students are requested to submit their posters on or before the registration deadline.

The regular registration fee is 200 â. This fee also covers the costs for lunch and various evening social events.

The registration fee for students is 150 â. This fee also covers the costs for lunch and various evening social events.

Payment will be cash at the registration desk.


For more information on the program and on how to apply, please contact: