Workshops in Italy (DAVIDE Rocchesso )

Subject: Workshops in Italy
From:    DAVIDE Rocchesso  <roc(at)DEI.UNIPD.IT>
Date:    Thu, 20 Feb 1997 09:54:42 +0100

*--------------------------------------------------------------------- -----* ! Announcement from AIMI (Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana) ! *--------------------------------------------------------------------- -----* AIMI has the pleasure to announce the following two Workshops on specific research topics in computer music: the "Workshop on Tools for Computer Music Composition and Performance" and the "Workshop on Kansei - The Technology of Emotion". The former will be held in Pisa on 21-22 September 1997 (just before ICMC), the latter will be held in Genova on 3-4 October (just after ICMC). This way, ICMC attendees interested in the special topics faced in these Workshops will have the opportunity to schedule their trip to attend also one or both the Workshops, according to their interests. The calls for contributions for both Workshops are enclosed to this announcement. We do hope that these two events will result in relevant contributes to the field. Further, these events are a step toward the "XII Colloquium on Musical Informatics", the official bi-annual AIMI conference, which will be held on late spring 1998. More information will be soon available. Please look in the next weeks at the AIMI web site for updated information. On fall, weather is warm in Italy. Pisa, the town of the Leaning Tower and were Galileo lived, has a seven centuries old university; it is very close to Florence and other medieval cities such as Lucca and Siena. Genova is an ancient city with many historical, cultural, and natural attractions. It is the city with the widest historical centre in Europe. Turistic attractions include the ancient harbour, buildings, museums and promenades. Genova lies in the hearth of the beautiful Riviera Ligure coast (north-west of Italy), which includes nice towns like Portofino, Camogli, Cinque Terre, Sanremo, etc., all reachable in about half an hour by car or train. On early October it is usually still possible to swim. We look forward to meet you in Pisa and Genova next fall! Antonio Camurri, President AIMI - Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana =================== =================== =================== =================== *------------------------------------------------------------------* ! WORKSHOP on Tools for Computer Music Composition and Performance ! *------------------------------------------------------------------* 21-22 september 1997 - Pisa, Italy Teatro G.Verdi Opera House, Pisa Organized by the Computer Music Lab of CNUCE/C.N.R. in collaboration with Assessorato alla Cultura, Comune di Pisa TESECO per l'Arte, Pisa AIMI, Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana CALL FOR PAPERS The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for the discussion of state-of-the-art tools (languages, synthesis and signal processing methods, hardware) for composing and performing computer music after three decades of strong world-wide activity. What has been proposed and provided so far? What do users, i.e. the composers and the performers, actually appreciate or not need, and/or would like to get as improved tools from the new generation of computers? Currently it is possible to get real-time signal processing from a personal computer with no additional hardware; and computer performance, in terms of speed and storage capabilities, is increasing at a fast rate. Is it possible to think about a standard for the new generation of computers and man-machine interfaces? Is it possible to focus our attention on precise guidelines for developing (if not a language) at least a common platform for musical applications? Is it possible to put together the experiences and efforts of many researchers from all over the world toward a standardized TOOL for computer music? Papers should cover the following three main categories: 1) Languages and compositional approaches 2) Synthesis and signal processing methodologies 3) Hardware: host computer, additional hardware, gesture interfaces and should report experiences made using standard and/or original tools for composing and performing computer music. MUSICIANS are welcome and encouraged to report their experiences. A number of authors selected by the committee will be asked to submit a revised version of their papers for a SPECIAL ISSUE of the "JOURNAL of NEW MUSIC RESEARCH" (formerly INTERFACE). -------------------------------------------------------------------- Structure of the workshop For each category there will be a session of two parts: - part one, papers presentation (break) - part two, panel 1st session will be on Languages............afternoon 21 sept. 2nd session will be on Signal processing... morning 22 sept. 3rd session will be on Hardware.............afternoon 22 sept. Partecipants are strongly encouraged to prepare their presentation as hypertextual document; however, traditional overhead, slide and video projector will be also available. In the evening of first day (sept. 21) an open-air party will take place in the wonderfull garden of TESECO, with tape and interactive computer music. Partecipants will be asked to contribute to the event with their compositions: details about this evening event will be given together with the notification of acceptance. A restricted informal event will be organized for those who will remain on the evening of second day, september 22. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Organization Committee: Staff of the Computer Music Lab, CNUCE/C.N.R, Pisa Papers Review Committee: Antonio Camurri DIST-University of Genoa, Italy Peppino Di Giugno Naples, Italy Michelangelo Lupone Conservatory of L'Aquila, Italy Leonello Tarabella CNUCE/C.N.R., Pisa, Italy Francois Dechelle IRCAM, Paris, France Johan Sundberg KTH - University of Stockholm, Sweden Marc Leman IPEM-University of Ghent, Belgium Michael Waisvicz STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Adolfo Nunes Lab. de Informatica y Electronica Musical (CDMC), Madrid, Spain Roger Dannenberg Carnegie Mellon University, USA Robert Rowe New York University, USA Carla Scaletti Symbolic Sound Corp., Champaign, IL, USA Stephen T. Pope University of California, S.Barbara, USA Miller Puckette University of California, San Diego, USA Important Dates: Paper submission deadline: 15 May 1997 Reviews back to authors: 15 June 1997 Final papers due: 15 July 1997 Submission procedure (email to: music(at) Papers should be in English and prepared as long abstract no longer than 4 pages or as full paper no longer than 10 pages following the usual format: Title, Author(s) and Affiliation, Category (languages - signal processing - hardware), Abstract, Intro, ..paragraphs.., Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References. Please, prepare your paper as electronic document preferably with Word5 (or 6) for PC or MAC (or PLAIN ASCII TEXT) and send it via Email to: Leonello Tarabella, music(at) Full address: Computer Music Lab of CNUCE/C.N.R., Pisa via S.Maria, 36 - 56126 Pisa, Italy Tel.+ 39-50-593276 Fax 904052 e.mail: L.Tarabella(at) or music(at) =================== =================== =================== =================== *--------------------------------------------------------------------- -* ! KANSEI - The Technology of Emotion ! ! AIMI International Workshop *--------------------------------------------------------------------- -* Genova, 3-4 October 1997 Auditorium Teatro dell'Opera di Genova "Carlo Felice" Organized by - AIMI - Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana - Laboratory of Musical Informatics at DIST - Dept. of Computer Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, University of Genova - Teatro Comunale dell'Opera Carlo Felice, Genova The term "Kansei" refers in the Japanese culture to emotion, sensibility, art, music as a whole. The modeling of "emotional states" in computer artifacts is an emerging issue faced by a growing number of researchers in several disciplines. It is expected that it will produce a significant influence in a number of disciplines and applications like computer music, games and entertainment, multimodal interfaces in multimedia systems, etc. Research on "technology of emotion" is crucial in music. On the one hand, music is an ideal domain for experimenting and testing computer implementation of cognitive and AI models of emotion. On the other hand, such models may contribute to a better understanding of music tasks and to improve models of music cognition and perception. Moreover, "emotion technology" is relevant in interactive environments, which deal with the problem of extending music languages by action, body gesture, dance, visual media, effectors on stage (e.g., physical agents interacting with performers). In such envornments, the stage is populated by agents observing the performers and dancers, communicating by means of music, visual media, on-stage semi-autonomous navigation of small robotic actors. Such agents may embed both a rational and an emotional component. This scenario can be viewed as an evolution of "live electronics", where the director of the performance delegates the control on some "potentiometers" to the human or machine agents on stage. Models of emotion can intervene in modeling such control and communication mechanisms, as well as the behaviour of the agents. The Workshop aims at presenting the state-of-the-art research and discussing future directions. Main topics include, but are not limited to, the following: - emotional communication in new instruments and interfaces - adaptive hyper-instruments - modeling of emotion, sensibility and sensual intelligence - understanding musical emotions - agent models integrating rational and emotional components - relations between music and gesture languages - on-stage real-time multimodal environments - interactive dance/music systems: dance interpretation and integration with music languages - adaptive listening - modeling expressive performance Structure of the workshop The workshop is structured in three main events: (i) scientific sessions, including presentations of research and systems with videos and live demos; (ii) a round table on the impact of such new approaches and technologies in the music field; (iii) a demonstration/concert in the evening of October 3, where a number of short Studios will be presented. The goal is not to present finished pieces of music, but to present examples on the various problems of extending music languages in the directions previously outlined. In this event, the systems developed at the Laboratorio di Informatica Musicale DIST in the framework of the three-year Project MIAMI (Multimodal Interaction for Advanced Multimedia Interfaces) funded by the Commission of the European Community will be utilised. See the web site for more details. A number of authors selected by the committee will be asked to submit a revised version of their paper for a special issue of the JOURNAL OF NEW MUSIC RESEARCH (formerly INTERFACE). Scientific Committee Antonio Camurri, DIST-University of Genova Giovanni De Poli, CSC-DEI-University of Padova Shuji Hashimoto, Waseda University, Tokyo Marc Leman, IPEM-University of Gent Doug Riecken, Bell Laboratories Research Alvise Vidolin, Conservatory of Venezia Organizing Committee Staff of the Laboratory of Musical informatics at DIST - Univeristy of Genova. Important dates May 15, 1997: extended abstracts (3 pages) June 15, 1997: notification of acceptance August 15, 1997: final papers. Please send extended abstracts by e-mail (plain ASCII text files) to Antonio Camurri, music(at) Full address: DIST - University of Genova Laboratory of Musical Informatics ( Viale Causa 13 I-16145 Genova ITALY Tel. +39-10-3532988 fax +39-10-3532948 ====================================================================== ===

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