Please consider the deadline extension for the Third International Workshop on Social Behaviour in Music (SBM2012), postponed to July, 28th 2012.
This workshop will take place within the framework of the 14th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Santa Monica, California (USA), October 26, 2012.
It is partially supported by the EU-ICT-FET Project SIEMPRE (http://www.infomus.org/siempre/)
Additional information is available on the website : http://www.infomus.org/Events/SBM2012/index_ita.php?lang=ita
Call for papersMusic making and listening are a clear example of human activities that are above all interactive and social. On the one hand, however, nowadays mediated music making and listening is usually still a passive, non-interactive, non-context sensitive, and non-social experience. The current electronic technologies have not yet been able to support and promote these essential aspects. On the other hand, new mediated forms of sharing music experience in a social context with local or remote users or as a part of a community are emerging. At the same time, an increasing need is observed for paradigms for embodied and active experience of music where non-verbal communication channels, and in particular movement and gesture, play a central role. This workshop focuses on computational models and techniques for analysis and processing of social behaviour in small and large ensemble musical performance and audience experience. These are taken as an ideal test-bed for the development of models and techniques for measuring creative social interaction and related emotions in an ecologically valid framework. In particular, the focus is on exploring interpersonal interaction in (i) musician-musician, (ii) conductor-musicians, and (iii) musician-listener scenarios.
TopicsThe workshop focuses on the social signals and their features that are most significant for a qualitative and quantitative analysis of social behaviour and experience in music including the emotional dimension. We encourage papers and demos addressing fundamental research issues including, but not limited to, the following topics: