SMC 2013 successfully hosted at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

This year, the 10th edition of the SMC conference was organized jointly with the 4th edition of SMAC Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference 2013.

About 360 participants registered to the conferences. We received 269 papers (SMAC and SMC jointly) and a record high number of music submissions (177). After the reviewing process, 2 demos, 111 posters, 109 papers, and 28 music submissions were accepted.

The SMC scientific programme was organized in six topics, Perception, Human-machine interaction, Music performance, Sonic interaction design, Sound processing, and Music information retrieval. The programme included 54 oral presentations, 63 posters, and 2 demos. Oral presentations included talks by keynote speakers Marie Tervaniemi and Xavier Serra, and invited speakers Emilia Gomez, Anna Rita Addessi, Tuomas Eerola, and Bruce Walker.

The best paper award went to the paper VocaRefiner: An Interactive Singing Recording System with Integration of Multiple Singing Recordings by Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

The conference proceedings can be found in both printed and on-line versions (full proceedings, single papers can be found in the SMC biblio webpages).

Twenty-eight works from Asia, Europe and North and South America were jury-selected and organized in three concerts of electroacoustic music at KMH Royal College of Music with focus upon the voice, spatialization, and intermedia. (PDF file with the concert program booklet and errata)

The SMC Summer School was organized with start during the last afternoon the conference. The theme of this year summer school was “Music and Emotion” with focus on music information retrieval, evaluation and perception, music therapy, interaction design. The school was attended by 15 students from 7 countries. The final projects were presented in a public event at Tom Tits Experiment Science Center. The school included talks by invited speakers Mari Tervaniemi, Tuomas Eerola, Emilia Gomez, and lectures by Ylva Fernaeus, Bruno Giordano, Anders Firberg, and Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen. More information about the Summer school can be found here.

I would like to express a big thank all the participants to the SMC 2013, the reviewers, the music chairs, the session chairs, and the KTH staff, including volunteering students, for the success of both conference and summer school.

More information can be found in the conference website (smc2013.smcnetwork.org).

Roberto Bresin
SMC 2013 Chair