Sound and Music Computing 2012 in Copenhagen

As a technical program chair, I am happy to announce the first call for papers and works for the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference, 12-14 July 2012 Medialogy section,  Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Copenhagen (And, of course, I especially encourage the submission of work that uses principles of sparsity :)
The SMC Conference is the forum for international exchanges around the core interdisciplinary topics of Sound and Music Computing, and features workshops, lectures, posters, demos, concerts, sound installations, and satellite events. The SMC Summer School, which takes place just before the conference, aims at giving young researchers the opportunity to interactively learn about core topics in this interdisciplinary field from experts, and to build a network of international contacts. The specific theme of SMC 2012 is “Illusions”, and that of the SMC Summer School is “Multimodality”.

================Important dates=================
Deadline for submissions of music and sound installations: Friday, February 3, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: Monday 2 April, 2012
Notification of music acceptances: Friday, March 16, 2012
Deadline for applications to the Summer School: Friday March 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance to Summer School: Monday April 16, 2012
Deadline for submission of final music and sound installation materials: Friday, April 27, 2012
Notification of paper acceptances: Wednesday 2 May, 2012
Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers: Monday 4 June, 2012
SMC Summer School: Sunday 8 – Wednesday morning 11 July, 2012
SMC Workshops: Wednesday afternoon 11 July, 2012
SMC 2011: Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 July, 2012

SMC2012 will cover topics that lie at the core of the Sound and Music Computing research and creative exploration.
 We broadly group these into:
  – processing sound and music data
  – modeling and understanding sound and music data
  – interfaces for sound and music creation
  – music creation and performance with established and novel hardware and software technologies

================Call for papers==================
SMC 2012 will include paper presentations as both lectures and poster/demos. We invite submissions examining all the core areas of the Sound and Music Computing field. Submission related to the theme “Illusions” are especially encouraged. All submissions will be peer-reviewed according to their novelty, technical content, presentation, and contribution to the overall balance of topics represented at the conference. Paper submissions should have a maximum of 8 pages including figures and references, and a length of 6 pages is strongly encouraged. Accepted papers will be designated to be presented either as posters/demos or as lectures. More details are available at

=======Call for music works and sound installations========
SMC 2012 will include four curated concerts addressing the conference topic “Illusions”. We invite submissions of original compositions created for acoustic instruments and electronics, novel instruments and interfaces, music robots, and speakers as sound objects. Submissions of sound installation are also encouraged. See curatorial statements and call specifics at:


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