Sound and Music Computing Network

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What is Sound and Music Computing?

The SMCNetwork.org portal is the offical portal of the whole SMC community.

This initiative was started as an outcome of the S2S² EU project and it is now under the supervision of the SMC board.

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Sound and Music Computing Network

Welcome to the portal of the Sound and Music Computing Community. Here you will find information about the SMC conference and summer school, SMC related research groups and publications and much more.

If you want to be updated on SMC activities, subscribe to the mailing list of SMCNETWORK through this link using your gmail address account.

You can also subscribe to our facebook page.

Follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about the SMC conference and the SMC Network in general.

SMC Conference

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How to host SMC

If anyone is interested to organize a future edition of SMC, please browse the guidelines and contact the steering committee.

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Current and past editions

The SMC Conference is a double-blind peer-reviewed international scientific conference around the core interdisciplinary topics of Sound and Music Computing.

The next SMC conference will take place in Malaga.

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Proceedings of the SMC Conferences

All the papers from the SMC conferences are available at Zenodo

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Ethic Statements

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed and open access Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing (SMC) Conference requires to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

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SMC summer school

The Sound and Music Computing summer school promotes interdisciplinary education and research in the field of Sound and Music Computing. It is aimed at graduate students working on their Master or PhD thesis, but it is also open to any person carrying out research in this field.

Roadmap

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Scenarios

The three scenarios presented here represent visions of life after a few attainable (though not necessarily easy) scientific/technological targets have been hit through the removal of roadblocks, the filling-in of gaps and the meeting of certain challenges as outlined in another section of the Roadmap.

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Definition of the field

Sound and Music Computing (SMC) research approaches the whole sound and music communication chain from a multidisciplinary point of view. By combining scientific, technological and artistic methodologies it aims at understanding, modelling and generating sound and music through computational approaches.

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Context

This part addresses the various contexts that determine how the research field of sound and music computing is embedded in a societal framework. Four of these may be identified, namely, the research context, the educational context, the industrial context and the socio-cultural context. The research context is about the state and trends of related scientific and technological developments and their influence on sound and music computing.

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Challenges and Strategies

We identify five broad challenges of relevance to SMC research. The first two are centred on the actual research issues, the third one addresses educational aspects, the fourth one focuses on knowledge transfer and the last one is centred on social concerns.

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Conclusions

Sound and Music Computing is a highly multidisciplinary domain that is at the core of ICT-innovation in the cultural and creative industries. SMC has inherited the impressive artistic, scientific and technological history of Electroacoustic and Computer Music and expanded it into innovative realms such as artificial cognition, neurosciences and interactive design.

Resources

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Events

We just created a new resource to list the upcoming conferences and calls for journals related to Sound and Music Computing: conferences.

Contributions can be made by anyone by forking the repository on github and submitting a pull request: GitHub.

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Nordic SMC

The Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network (NordicSMC) brings together a group of internationally leading sound and music computing researchers from all five Nordic countries, from Aalborg University (AAU), Aalto University (AALTO), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), University of Iceland (UoI), and University of Oslo (UiO).

The constellation is unique in that the network covers the field of sound and music from the “soft” to the “hard,” including the arts and humanities, the social and natural sciences, and with a high level of technological competency.