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Sound and Music Computing (SMC) is an interdisciplinary field that 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, modeling and generating sound and music through computational approaches.
Its core academic subjects relate to musicology, physics (acoustics), engineering (including computer science, signal processing and electronics), psychology (including psychoacoustics, experimental psychology and neurosciences) and music composition.
We will welcome contributions related to the broader SMC field:
  • Related to Sound:
    • Sound Description and Understanding
    • Sound Synthesis and Processing
  • Related to Music:
    • Music Description and Understanding
    • Music Generation Modelling
  • Related to Interaction:
    • Music Interfaces
    • Performance Modelling and Control
    • Sonic Interaction Design


SMC 2009 conference topics will include:

  • Automatic music generation/accompaniment systems
  • Computer environments for sound/music processing/composition
  • Networked music generation
  • Physical modeling for sound generation
  • Sound/music signal processing algorithms
  • Digital Audio Effects
  • Musical sound source separation and recognition
  • Automatic music transcription
  • Music information retrieval
  • Musical pattern recognition/modeling
  • Music and robotics
  • Computational musicology
  • Sonic interaction design
  • 3D sound/music
  • Data sonification
  • Visualization of sound/music data
  • Interfaces for music creation and fruition
  • Interactive performance systems
  • Musical performance modeling
  • Gesture controlled audio systems
  • Sound/music perception and cognition
  • Sound/music and Neuroscience
  • Music and emotions
  • Multimodality in sound and music computing
  • Web 2.0 and music
  • Mobile music
  • Technologies for the preservation, access and modeling of musical heritage




(Some of this page's content is from "A Roadmap for Sound and Music Computing." Version 1.0. ISBN: 978-9-08-118961-3. Under Creative Commons BY 2.5 licence, Copyleft 2007.)

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"Sounds of Porto"

Check here for info about the SMC Summer School (18-21 July 2009)

Main Conference Venue
SMC 2009 will be held 23-25 July 2009 in the CASA DA MUSICA


Avenida da Boavista, 604-610

4149-071 PORTO


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