Barcelona 2006

Summer School in Sound and Music Computing

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain
July 24-28, 2006

This Summer School is organized by the S2S² project and the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, with the goal to promote interdisciplinary education and research in the field of Sound and Music Computing. The School is aimed at graduate students working on their Master or PhD thesis, but it is open to any person carrying out research in this field.

This is the second Summer School organized by S2S², last year it took place in Genova.

Teachers

Invited experts

Program

Application

Registration fee

Travelling

Social events

Venue

Report

Teachers

Invited Experts

Academic Program

The lectures are designed to be of interest to any graduate student or researcher in the field of Sound and Music Computing. The topics chosen for this year are Interface Design and Music Cognition; relevant topics in our research fields which have particular methodologies and research strategies. The lectures will present these particular methodologies and their application in Music related problems.

All the participating students will give short presentations on their current research. The emphasis will be given to methodological and context issues. Thus each presentation should emphasize the methodological approach chosen and the scientific, technological and industrial context of the research. The discussions will give feed back to the students that should be useful for the continuation of their research.

The main topic of the summer school will be the Roadmap on Sound and Music Computing that is being written as part of the S2S² project. There will be special lectures by invited experts and discussions on two major parts of the Roadmap, the industrial and the cultural contexts of the field. In particular the focus will be given to the academic research and both its relationship with the industrial exploitation and its use in contemporary music production. The resulting discussions will contribute to the roadmap.

Program schedule:

 
Monday 24th
Tuesday 25th
Wednesday 26th
Thursday 27th
Friday 28th
9:00
Music Cognition
Henkjan Honing

Interface Design
Bill Verplank

Music Cognition
Henkjan Honing

Workshop:
Industrial context for Sound and Music Computing

Moderator: Xavier Serra

11:00
Coffee break
11:15

 

Interface Design
Bill Verplank

Music Cognition
Henkjan Honing

Interface Design
Bill Verplank

13:00
Lunch
14:00
Scientific context of research
Moderator: Alain de Cheveigné


Presentation by students

Social context of research
Moderator: Nicola Bernardini


Presentation by students

Industrial context of research
Moderator: Vesa Valimaki


Presentation by students

Critical evaluation and discussion
about the summer school
Moderator: Roberto Bresin
15:45
Coffee break
16:00

 


Discussion

Discussion


Discussion

Workshop: Towards a shared and modular curriculum on SMC
Moderator: Giovanni de Poli

Visit to the Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

17:00

PhD defense

21:00
 

Banquet

Concert

Concert

Concert

 

Student presentations (15 minutes each):

Scientific context: Monday 24th of July

Social & Cultural context: Tuesday 25th of July

Industrial context: Wednesday 26th of July

Workshop: Social and cultural context for Sound and Music Computing
Workshop: Industrial context for Sound and Music Computing

Application

A maximum of 20 students will be admitted to the school. The candidates will be evaluated by the teachers and the application should include the following documents in pdf format:

Students have to send their applications to Xavier Serra before May 1st. Notification of acceptance will be given no later than May 15th.

For people not wishing to make research presentations during the school, a brief curriculum vitae is sufficient and the deadline for application is June 30th.

These people should also send their applications to Xavier Serra or Emilia Gómez.

Registration Fee

The regular registration fee is 300 €. This fee also covers the costs for lunch and various evening social events.

The registration fee for students is 200 €. This fee also covers the costs for lunch and various evening social events.

There will be a few student scholarships that will cover the registration fee.

The deadline for registration is June 30th.

Traveling and Accommodation

Participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation. University dorms are available at a special rate. For additional information contact Cristina Garrido.

Social events

Venue