KANSEI Workshop, Genova (DAVIDE Rocchesso )

Subject: KANSEI Workshop, Genova
From:    DAVIDE Rocchesso  <roc(at)DEI.UNIPD.IT>
Date:    Thu, 31 Jul 1997 12:41:28 +0200

KANSEI - The Technology of Emotion AIMI International Workshop *** PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND ACCOMODATION INFORMATION *** Genova, 3-4 October 1997 Auditorium Montale Teatro dell'Opera di Genova "Carlo Felice" Organized by - AIMI - Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana - Laboratory of Musical Informatics at DIST - University of Genova - Teatro Comunale dell'Opera Carlo Felice, Genova With the contribute and patrocine of - DIST - Dept. of Computer, Communication and System Sciences, University of Genova - Imparagiocando - Comune di Genova, Assessorato alle Politiche Giovanili - IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music Introduction The term "Kansei" refers in the Japanese culture to emotion in the sense of acquired sensibility towards art and music as a whole. The modeling of a system reflecting "emotional states" in computer artifacts is an emerging issue faced by a growing number of researchers. 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., robots interacting with performers). In such environments, 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, a concept of intelligence consistent with the term "Kansei". The 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 includes scientific sessions (presentations of research activities, systems, videos and live demos). A demonstration/concert in the evening of October 3 will present a number of short Studios demonstrating some aspects and problems on Kansei. The goal is 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 http://musart.dist.unige.it 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). The following 25 contributes have been accepted by the Scientific Committee: Emotion - Is it measurable ? Shlomo Dubnov (dubnov(at)ircam.fr) IRCAM, 1 Place Igor Stravinsky, Paris 75004, France. Emergent Meaning in Interactive Music Systems Jonathan Impett (jfi21(at)cam.ac.uk) University of Cambridge, Faculty of Music, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP, UK. Understanding Musical Emotions Mladen Milicevic (MMladen(at)SC.edu) The University of South Carolina, 6543 Haley Drive, Columbia, SC 29206, USA A Computer System for the Automatic Detection of Perceptual Onsets in a Musical Signal Dirk Moelants (Dirk.Moelants(at)rug.ac.be) IPEM, University of Ghent, Blandijnberg 2, B-9000 Gent, Belgium Christian Rampazzo, DEI-University of Padova, Via Gradenigo, 6/a, I-35100, Padova, Italy Music Composition, Improvisation, and Performance Through Body Movements Roberto Morales-Manzanares (roberto(at)kaliman.cimat.mx) Laboratorio de Informatica Musical, Universidad de Guanajuato, Centro de Investigaciones en Matematicas, Paseo de la Presa 152, Guanajuato, Mexico Empty-handed gesture analysis in Max/FTS Axel Mulder (mulder(at)mic.atr.co.jp) and Sid Fels ATR Media Integration and Communications labs Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, 619-02 Japan WOLFGANG: ``Emotions'' and Architecture which Bias Musical Design Doug Riecken (wolf(at)research.bell-labs.com) Bell Labs Research - Lucent Technologies Instrumental Gestural Mapping Strategies as Expressivity Determinants in Computer Music Performance Joseph Rovan, Marcelo Wanderley and Shlomo Dubnov Analysis/Synthesis Team, IRCAM, Paris 75004, France Interactive Poem Naoko Tosa and Dr. Ryohei Nakatsu ({tosa,nakatsu}(at)mic.atr.co.jp) ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories Analysis and Model of Expressive Intentions in Pianistic Performances Giovanni Umberto Battel, Conservatorio B. Marcello di Venezia Riccardo Fimbianti CSC-DEI, Universita' di Padova (rf(at)csc.unipd.it) How are the players ideas perceived by listeners: analysis of "how high the moon" Sergio Canazza (canazza(at)dei.unipd.it) Nicola Orio (orio(at)dei.unipd.it) CSC - DEI, Universita' di Padova Performance with Refractions: Understanding Musical Gestures for Interactive Live Performance Carlo De Pirro, Conservatorio di Rovigo (cdp(at)csc.unipd.it) Nicola Orio, CSC - DEI, Universita' di Padova (orio(at)dei.unipd.it) Musical Structure and Expressive Intentions as Sources of Deviations in Violin Performance: A Sonological Analysis Giovanni De Poli, Antonio Roda` and Alvise Vidolin (vidolin(at)dei.unipd.it) CSC-DEI, University of Padova, Via Gradenigo 6a, 35131 Padova Italy Modeling of Emotional Sound Space Using Neural Networks Kenji Suzuki (kenji(at)shalab.phys.waseda.ac.jp) and Shuji Hashimoto Dept.of Applied Physics, Waseda University A Computational Model of Artificial Emotions Antonio Camurri (music(at)dist.unige.it) and Pasqualino Ferrentino Laboratorio di Informatica Musicale, DIST - University of Genova Expressive Control by Fuzzy Logic of a Physical Model Clarinet in CSound Piergiorgio Sartor, Elio Parisi (red(at)inca.dei.unipd.it) CSC-DEI, University of Padova. Italy. Physiological and psychological effect of high frequency components above the audible range --- An approach to Kansei Information Processing Tsutomu Oohashi*, Emi Nishina** (nishina(at)nime.ac.jp), Norie Kawai+, Yoshitaka Fuwamoto+, Reiko Yagi+ and Masako Morimoto++ * Professor, Chiba Institute of Technology. ATR Human Information Processing Laboratories ** Associate Professor, National Institute of Multimedia Education + Senior Researcher, Foundation for Advancement of International Sciences ++ Dr. course of the Graduate School, The University of Tokyo Alpha-EEG indicated KANSEI evaluation on visual image granularity of textures Tadao Maekawa (ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Labs.) maekawa(at)mic.atr.co.jp Ryohei Nakatsu (ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Labs.) Emi Nishina (National Institute of Multimedia Education) Yoshitaka Fuwamoto (Foundation for Advancement of International Science) Tsutomu Ooashi (ATR Human Information Processing Research Labs.) Automatic Musical Punctuation: A Rule System, and a Neural Network Approach Anders Friberg and Roberto Bresin (andersf(at)speech.kth.se, roberto(at)speech.kth.se) Royal Institute of Technology - Speech, Music and Hearing, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden A Multimedia Environment for Interactive Music Performance Roberto Bresin and Anders Friberg (roberto(at)speech.kth.se, andersf(at)speech.kth.se) Royal Institute of Technology- Speech, Music and Hearing, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden Interactivity vs. control: Human-Machine Performance basis of emotion Insook Choi (ichoi(at)NCSA.UIUC.EDU) HCII, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Automated Subject Robin Bargar (rbargar(at)pop.ncsa.uiuc.edu) National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Generating expressive musical performances with SaxEx Josep Lluis Arcos (arcos(at)iiia.csic.es), Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Xavier Serra IIIA - Spanish Scientific Research Council Emotional Aspects of Gesture Recognition by a Neural Network, using dedicated Input Devices Paul Modler (modler(at)sim.spk-berlin) and Ioannis Zannos Staatliches Institut fuer Musikforschung, Berlin, Tiergartenstr. 1 Scientific Committee Robin Bargar, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, USA Antonio Camurri, DIST-University of Genova Insook Choi, Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction Lab., Beckmann Institute, USA 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 Ioannis Zannos, Staatliches Institut fur Musikforschung, Berlin Organizing Committee Staff of the Laboratory of Musical informatics at DIST - University of Genova. Registration The book of proceedings and free entracne to the concert will be available to registered participants. Registration consists of a small contribution to AIMI (100.000Lit, about 60US$), paid directly at the registration desk. Accomodation A number of beds at special prices (only 22,000Lit encl. breakfast) has been reserved to Workshop perticipants at Ostello della Gioventu`. Please specify "Workshop Technolgy of Emotion" in contacting them: Ostello della Gioventu`, Via Costanzi 120, Genova, Tel/Fax +39-10-2422457, e-mail: hostelge(at)iol.it Here follows a list of three star hotels in a walking distance to the workshop site, in the historical centre of Genova: - Hotel Metropoli (Best Western) Piazza Fontane Marose, 16123 Genova, Tel. +39-10-284141, Fax 281816 - Viale Sauli Hotel, Viale Sauli 5, 16121 Genova, Tel. +39-10-561397, Fax 590092 Near train station (15-20min walking distance): - Hotel Alexander Via Bersaglieri d'Italia 19, Tel. +39-10-261371, Fax: 265257 Four star hotels: - Hotel Bristol Palace (walking distance from the Workshop site) Via XX Settembre 35, Tel. +39-10-585716/592541 - City Hotel (walking distance) Via S.Sebastiano, 6 Tel +39-10-55451 - Hotel Britannia (near train station) Via Balbi 38, Tel. +39-10-26991, Fax 2462942 For any question and further information please contact: Antonio Camurri, DIST - University of Genova, Viale Causa 13, I-16145 Genova ITALY, Tel. +39-10- 3532988, fax +39-10-3532948, e-mail: music(at)dist.unige.it

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