SMC Sweden

SMAC Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference 2013
SMC Sound and Music Computing Conference 2013

30 July — 3 August 2013
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Sound Science, Sound Experience

During the past five decades, the domain of Music Acoustics has widened from studies of the acoustics of musical instruments and voice, including basic elements of musical perception and performance, to investigations of how humans experience and interact with sounds and music. Increasingly, the knowledge is put into industrial, societal and psychological perspectives. The age-old dream of bridging science and art has found new and bountiful ground in the field of Sound and Music Computing.

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SMAC 2013 proceedings: The SMAC 2013 proceedings can be found both on-line (as one PDF file, 113 Mb) and in printed form, published by Logos Verlag, Berlin.

SMC 2013 proceedings: The SMC 2013 proceedings can be found both on-line as one PDF file (142 Mb), or as separate files (papers are part of the SMC biblio database), and in printed form, published by Logos Verlag, Berlin.

Best paper: 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.

Report: Click here for a short report about SMC 2013

Photos: Click here for some photos of both conferences and of the summer school.

More photos: Here you can find some more photos of RENCON 2013.

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Hosted by
Sound and Music Computing Research Group (aka Music Acoustics)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

with the collaboration of
KMH Royal College of Music
Stockholm, Sweden

SMAC Conference Chair: Sten Ternström
SMC Conference Chair: Roberto Bresin
SMC Music Chairs: Bill Brunson and Henrik Frisk

Contact info
SMAC 2013:
SMC 2013:

Questions regarding registration and hotel reservations:
Reachem AB,, tel +468-410 30 150

Main venue: KTH Campus

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Final programme

Click here to browse and download the final programme in different formats.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Prof. Mari Tervaniemi, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
Assoc. Prof. Xavier Serra, Music Technology Group, Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies, UPF, Barcelona

Confirmed invited speakers

Assoc. Prof. Anna Rita Addessi, Department of the Arts, Visual and Performing Arts-Media, University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Antoine Chaigne, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA), Paris, France
Dr Evan Davis, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
Prof. Tuomas Eerola, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Dr Claudia Fritz, LAM, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France
Dr Emilia Gomez, UPF, Barcelona, Spain
Assoc. Prof. Ken-Ichi Sakakibara Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan
Violin maker George Stoppani, Manchester, U.K.
Assoc. Prof. Bruce Walker, School of Psychology and School of Interactive of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Prof. Joe Wolfe, School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Jim Woodhouse, Dept. of Engineering, Cambridge University, U.K.
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Call for music

The Call for Music can be downloaded here.
The Music Submission Guidelines can be downloaded here.

Deadline for music submissions: Friday 29 March 2013
NEW Deadline for music submissions: Sunday 7 April 2013, 24:00 CET
Notification of music acceptance: Wednesday 15 May 2013
NEW Notification of music acceptance: Wednesday 22 May 2013
Authors of accepted submissions have to register to the conference by: Wednesday 12 June 2013. Specific instructions for delivery of submissions will be emailed by the Music Committee.

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Call for papers

SMAC 2013 welcomes contributions in musical acoustics and closely related fields, such as

  • Instrument acoustics
  • Singing voice
  • Physics-based modelling
  • Music performance analysis
  • Music performance rendering
  • Models for music analysis and synthesis
  • Music acoustics in music and physics education
  • Teaching and performing music over telepresence systems
  • SMC 2013 welcomes contributions on all the core topics in Sound and Music Computing research, including notably:

  • Spatial sound
  • Auditory display and data sonification
  • Automatic separation, recognition, classification of sound and music
  • Automatic music generation/accompaniment systems
  • Computational musicology
  • Computer environments for sound/music processing
  • Content processing of music audio signals
  • Digital audio effects
  • Humanities in sound and music computing
  • Interactive performance systems
  • Interfaces for sound and music
  • Methodological issues in sound and music computing
  • Models for sound analysis and synthesis
  • Multimodality in sound and music computing
  • Music and robotics
  • Music information retrieval
  • Perception and cognition of sound and music
  • Social interaction in sound and music computing
  • Sonic interaction design
  • Sound and music for VR and games
  • Sound/music and the neurosciences
  • Sound/music signal processing algorithms
  • Technologies for the preservation, access and modelling of musical heritage
  • The reviewers will select for oral presentation primarily papers that present significant experimental or theoretical results; or that otherwise advance the current knowledge in the field.

    Paper length and format. The maximum allowed length is 8 pages (for both oral and poster presentations). However a length of 6 pages is strongly encouraged. The paper templates (latex template or Word Office template) contain further instructions about the paper format.

    Review and Post-review. Paper submissions will be managed electronically through the EasyChair system, using one of the official templates, latex template or Word Office template. Please check all the information for authors and all the related important dates. After the notification of acceptance, authors will be requested to submit their camera-ready papers taking into account the reviews.

    Proceedings. All accepted papers, independently of the presentation format, will be included in the conference Proceedings. The Proceedings will have a ISBN and will be distributed as an electronic Open Access publication. Please note that at least one of the paper authors has to register to the conference in order for the paper to be accepted, presented, and included in the Proceedings.

    Deadline for full paper submissions: Friday 29 March 2013
    NEW Deadline for full paper submissions: Sunday 7 April 2013, 24:00 CET
    Notification of paper acceptance: Wednesday 15 May 2013
    NEW Notification of paper acceptance: Wednesday 22 May 2013
    NEW Deadline for camera ready submissions of full papers: Wednesday 12 June 2013

    Papers are to be submitted in PDF format at the EasyChair submission webpage.

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    Music Committee

    List to be completed
    Bill Brunson, Co-Chair
    Professor of Electroacoustic Music, KMH Royal College of Music, Sweden
    Gerhard Eckel
    Professor of Computer Music and Multimedia, PhD, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG), Austria
    Anna Einarsson
    Singer, Composer, PhD candidate, KMH Royal College of Music, Sweden
    Henrik Frisk, Co-Chair
    Assistant Professor, PhD, KMH Royal College of Music, Sweden
    Gary Kendall
    Independent Researcher, PhD, formerly at Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast
    Fredrik Malmberg
    Professor of Choral Conducting, KMH Royal College of Music, Sweden
    Susanne Rosenberg
    Singer, Senior Lecturer and Department Chair, KMH Royal College of Music, Sweden
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    Technical Program Committee

    List to be completed
    Anna Rita Addessi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Anders Askenfelt, KTH, Sweden
    Federico Avanzini, University of Padova, Italy
    Murray Campbell, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Sofia Dahl, Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark
    Matthias Demoucron, Ghent University, Belgium
    Gianpaolo Evangelista, Linköping University, Sweden
    Emilia Gomez, UPF, Barcelona, Spain
    Benoit Fabre, UPMC, France
    Anders Friberg, KTH, Sweden
    Leonardo Fuks, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brasil
    Bruno L Giordano, University of Glasgow, UK
    Werner Goebl, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria
    Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen, KTH, Sweden
    Alexander Refsum Jensenius, University of Oslo, Norway
    Malte Kob, Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Germany
    Petri Laukka, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Erwin Schoonderwaldt, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany
    Stefania Serafin, Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark
    Patrick Susini, IRCAM, France
    Vesa Välimäki, Aalto University, Finland
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    The conference registration web page, including hotel reservations, is found here:

    SMAC/SMC 2013 Registration

    All matters concerning registration and hotel reservations are handled by Reachem AB. Hotel bookings through this channel are offered at good negotiated rates. Alternative accommodations can be found under Accommodation, below.

    Conference fee
    The conference fee includes: one reception, 4 lunches and 8 coffee breaks, attendance to all SMAC and SMC sessions including Rencon workshop, conference guide, electronic proceedings. The conference banquet is charged for separately. Prices below in € are approximate; the payment is requested in Swedish kronor.

    Conference, regular350€400€
    Conference, student200€250€
    Banquet +90€
    Summer school200€ 250€
    Full pass350€400€
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    Satellite events

  • Sound and Music Computing Summer School, 3-6 August 2013 (limited to 20 participants)
  • RENCON competition 30 July 2013
  • Electroacoustic Pub, 31 July 2013, at 21:00, KTH Campus
  • Johan Sundberg's summer course on the Function of the Singing Voice, 5-9 August 2013 (max 25 participants)
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    KTH Campus

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    We recommend the hotels that are available through the Registration website. You can find a complete list of accommodations as well as tourist information at the official website of the city of Stockholm. Here below is a list of other accommodations that are close to the conference venue.

    Stureparkens gästvåning, Sturegatan 58
    Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Birger Jarlsgatan 29
    Rex Hotel, Luntmakargatan 73
    Hellsten Hotel, Luntmakargatan 68
    Best Western Kom Hotel, Döbelnsgatan 17
    Hotel Tapto, Jungfrugatan 57
    Hotel Arcadia, Körsbärsvägen 1

    Bed and breakfast/Hostels

    Bed & Breakfast
    Rehnsgatan 21
    Tel: +46 8 15 28 38

    2kronor Hostel i Vasastan
    Surbrunnsgatan 44
    Tel: +46 8 229 230

    2kronor Hostel i Gamla Stan
    Skeppsbron 40
    Tel: +46 8 229 230

    City Backpackers
    Upplandsgatan 2 A
    Tel: +46 8 20 69 20

    Columbus Hotell och Vandrarhem
    Tjärhovsgatan 11
    Tel: +46 8 644 17 17

    Colonial Hotel
    Västmannagatan 13
    Tel:+46 8 21 76 30

    Långholmen Vandrarhem och Hotell
    Långholmsmuren 20
    Tel: +46 8 720 85 00

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