2009 Summer School in Sound and Music Computing & SID Training School on Interactions with Environmental Sounds

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Saturday, 18 July 2009 to Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 24 April 2009

We are pleased to announce the 2009 Summer School in Sound and Music
Computing & SID Training School on Interactions with Environmental
Sounds (http://www.smcnetwork.org/summerschool/porto2009)

It will take place in Casa Da Música, Porto, Portugal, July 18th-21st,
2009, just before the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference

The theme of this summer school is Interacting with Sounds of Porto.
This summer school will explore the potential of recording,
processing, sharing and interacting with city sounds.

During 4 days, the program will include lectures, as well as hands-on
practical sessions under the supervision of tutors who will provide
one-to-one mentoring on artistic and/or scientific projects focused on
interactions with sounds that reflect the city of Porto and its

Speed talks and poster sessions will also be organized for students to
present and receive feedback on their current research, and to foster
scientific cross-fertilization.

Lectures and teachers
1. Design of new interfaces for musical expression . Marcelo Wanderley.
2. Registering the soundscape. Joel Chadabe.
3. Sound edition, description and retrieval, social networks. Xavier Serra

Tutors and proposed topics
1. Jean-Julien Aucouturier (Topic: Hearing objects)
2. Stephan Baumann (Topic: UrbanSync: back in Porto)
3. Eoin Brazil (Topic 1: Porto sound shaker. Topic 2: Porto Mobile
Sound Wall. Topic 3: Porto fact-oid mutlimedia kiosk)
4. Bram de Jong (Topic: Porto in Freesound)
5. Luis Gustavo Martins (Topic: Automatic segmentation, classification
and clustering of sounds of Porto for tangible interaction)
6. Rui Penha (Topic: Interfaces and algorithms for Casa da Mùsica
robotic Gamelan)
7. Stefania Serafin and Federico Fontana (Topic: Natural interactive
walking in Porto)

April 24th / Deadline for application
May 12th / Notification of acceptance

There will be a registration fee of 200€ to the Summer School. The
COST Action IC0601 on Sonic Interaction Design will provide financial
help to a selection of students under the form of individual fixed
grants of 500 Euros (preference will be given to students whose
proposal projects best fit SID topics -see http://www.cost-sid.org/).

Summer School students are also encouraged to attend the Sound and
Music Computing Conference (23-25th July 2009). There will be special
(lower) conference fees for Summer School students.

More info at http://www.smcnetwork.org/summerschool/porto2009

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