SBCM 2019 : 17th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music - 2019
Call For Papers
Welcome to the 17th edition of SBCM! The Brazilian Symposia on Computer Music are thriving and exciting venues for sharing ideas about recent developments in the fields of computer music, sound and music processing, music information retrieval, computational musicology, multimedia performance and many other things related to art, science and technology. We would like to invite you to contribute to and participate in this event, which will take place at the beautiful campus of the Federal University of São João del-Rei, Brazil, from September 25th to September 27th 2019. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to attend to keynote talks, oral presentations of music and technical papers, poster discussion sessions, workshops, discussion panels and concerts, and will have plenty of opportunities to interact and discuss collaborations with other participants.
Contributions may take the form of full papers, posters, workshops, art or research group reports as described in the Instructions for Authors. Full papers, which may be technically or musically focused, are expected to present original research, communicated in oral presentations. Technically focused papers are expected to deal with researches and outcomes involving subjects related to the broad territory of computer music. Musically focused papers are expected to deal with actual instances of music or sound art pieces, which must be included in the submission. Posters, which are accompanied by extended abstracts and may also be technically or musically focused (with accompanying music pieces), are expected to bring ongoing research open to debate and contributions from participants during specific gatherings. Workshops are hands-on events in which tutors can instruct other participants on either basic computer music-related or novel, state-of-the-art topics. Art can take the form of compositions, performances, installations or objects, which shall be presented either in concerts or exhibition rooms; artistic pieces are also required to be accompanied by extended abstracts, describing how art, science and technology come together in the creative process. Research group reports presenting the research activity in a laboratory, project, research team or any other kind of group work developed at Universities and Research Centers focused in computer music. All papers will be included in the electronic proceedings, which become freely available in the SBCM homepage (http://compmus.ime.usp.br/sbcm/2019/).
● (May 15th) June 16th (extended): Deadline for Papers, Posters, Workshops and Music submissions
● (June 15th) July 15th (extended): Notifications of accepted submissions
● (July 15th) July 31th (extended): Author registration deadline / Early-bird registration deadline
● August 15th: Camera-ready submissions deadline
The 17th SBCM will be held in the city of São João del Rei, Brazil. The town plays a very important role in the Brazilian cultural and artistic scene, as it was the cradle of the country's independence movement in colonial times and also is the homeland of great names such as President Tancredo Neves, the national hero Tiradentes and also Barbara Heliodora.
São Joao del-Rei has been declared a Patrimony of Brazil. The city dates back to the end of the 17th Century, when explorers rummaged the country for gold, silver and precious stones. From the colonial period come the imposing baroque churches and buildings in neo-gothic and eclectic style. All this happened in tandem with the construction of a culture deeply-seated in religious principles and an unshakable musical tradition. The city is also known as the seat of the Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ).
Ranked among Brazil's top Institutions of Higher Education and located a short distance from the state capital city of Belo Horizonte, UFSJ offers a wide selection of over 50 graduate and undergraduate courses in areas such as Health Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Music, Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and Basic Sciences. Courses are taught on six different campuses, three of them located in São João del-Rei and the other three in the towns of Divinópolis, Ouro Branco, and Sete Lagoas. The University offers a stimulating environment for academic work, and at the same time, situated as it is in the historical heart of the state of Minas Gerais, it gives access to a range of cultural activities and attractions.
A special attraction is the Koellreuter Foundation collection and headquarter, located on the Cultural Centre of the UFSJ, venue where the artistic part of the SBCM will happen. The Foundation's Collection contains documents of different types, such as letters, manuscript scores, books, journals, handwritten texts, scrapbooking of newspapers and magazines, photographs, personal items and recordings in vinyl discs, cassette tapes and CDs. The composer’s library includes around 800 volumes that refer to european music, brazilian music, philosophy, materials that encompass the various areas of knowledge and interest of the composer and educator. There is also a great number of scores of works that marked the trajectory – from the Koellreutter flutist to the interests of the conductor and the contemporary music specialist.
Instructions for Authors
Contributions to SBCM 2019 may take the form of full papers, posters, workshops or art, as detailed below. All submissions are expected to be uploaded using the JEMS system (AVAILABLE SOON!). All full papers must be written in English, and all oral presentations shall be delivered in English. Extended abstracts referring to posters and art submissions may be written in either English or Portuguese, but English is strongly preferred. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to register before the author registration deadline (early-bird registration - see Important Dates). Each accepted submission must have at least one of its authors registered to present the work in the event and to be published in the proceedings.
Papers and posters are expected to be classified under the following topics; this is done to help peer-review matching during the revision phase, and this list is by no means exhaustive. Some topics (e.g. “Sound Analysis and Synthesis” or “Music Analysis and Synthesis”) are deliberately broad in order to better accommodate most papers, and many topics overlap. You should select between 1 and 4 topics that best characterize your submission.
● Acoustics, Diffusion and Sonorization
● Artificial Intelligence, A-Life and Evolutionary Music Systems
● Audio Hardware Design
● Brain-Computer Interfaces and Physiological Signals
● Computer-Aided Music Education
● Computational Musicology
● Computer Music and Creative process
● Digital Sound Processing
● Digital Music Systems and Services
● Distributed Music
● Internet and Web Applications
● Movement and Gesture
● Multimedia Systems
● Music Analysis and Synthesis
● Music, Emotion and Communication
● Music Expressiveness
● Music Formats, Data Structures and Representation
● Music Information Retrieval
● Music Database Management
● Music Notation, Printing, and Optical Recognition
● Music Perception, Psychoacoustics and Cognition
● Music, Society and Technology
● Quality of Service for Audio
● Realtime Interactive Systems
● Sensors and Multimodal Signal Processing
● Software Systems and Languages for Sound and Music
● Sound Analysis and Synthesis
Full papers, which may be technically or musically focused, are expected to present original research, and will be communicated in oral presentations. All full papers must be written in English, and all oral presentations shall be delivered in English.Full papers must be submitted in PDF format via the JEMS online submission system and must be up to 8 pages long using the provided templates. Please note that full paper submissions are anonymous for double-blind peer review. Please carefully comply with the instructions contained in these templates, since nonconforming papers cannot be published.
Posters, which are accompanied by extended abstracts and may also be technically or musically focused (with accompanying music pieces), are expected to bring ongoing research open to debate and contributions from participants during specific gatherings, the Poster Discussion Sessions. Extended abstracts referring to posters may be written in English.
Extended abstracts of posters must be submitted in PDF format via the JEMS online submission system, and cannot exceed a 2-page limitation using the provided templates. Please note that poster submissions are anonymous for double-blind peer review. Please carefully comply with the instructions contained in these templates, since nonconforming abstracts cannot be published.
Workshops are four hours long hands-on activities on topics that are interesting for the computer music community. The required space, equipments and materials are expected to be brought by the proponents. Workshop proposals are anonymous and must be submitted in PDF format via the JEMS online submission system. It must use the same template as the full papers. They cannot exceed one page, and must include title, abstract, program and information on the target audience, in special regarding the required experience (e.g., whether experience in electronics, programming or musical composition is necessary to take part into the workshop). The proposals can be written either in English or Portuguese, but English is strongly preferred. Likewise, workshops can be delivered either in English or Portuguese, but English is strongly preferred. The proposals are subject to additional evaluation regarding their physical space requirements.
Art can take the form of compositions, performances, installations or objects, which will be presented either in concerts or exhibition rooms; artistic pieces are also required to be accompanied by extended abstracts, describing how art, science and technology come together in the creative process. There is not a priori restriction on the setup, with the proviso that performers, instruments and special equipment are supposed to be brought in by the proponent (with the exception of piano and speakers, which may be requested in advance). The technical viability of the art submissions will also be evaluated according to their required conditions and their fitness regarding the physical space. Extended abstracts referring to art submissions should be written in English, must be submitted in PDF format via the JEMS online submission system, and cannot exceed a 2-page limitation using the provided templates. Please carefully comply with the instructions contained in these templates, since nonconforming abstracts cannot be published. Please note that art submissions are anonymous for double-blind peer review.