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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Live Algorithms workshop, AISB-50, 1st-4th April 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK


Tenth anniversary meeting

The Live Algorithms for Music network is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a one day 
symposium to be held as part of the AISB annual convention. The meeting will take place at 
Goldsmiths, University of London, on April 2nd, 2014.

The convention is organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and 
Simulation of Behaviour(AISB).

OVERVIEW
LAM is an inter-disciplinary nexus for musicians (computer and acoustic), computer and  
cognitive scientists, interaction specialists, philosophers, psychologists and all others who 
are intent on pursuing and contributing to the goal of an autonomous machine improvisor. 

The live algorithm interacts with human performers by listening to contributions in its musical 
environment, preparing musical material that has at least an element of originality and 
appropriateness, and delivering this material back into the environment.  The intention is to 
(a) provide a meaningful experience of interacting with a machine intelligence and (b) explore 
novel musical spaces. The aim is not to simulate the role of human musicians but to find new 
possibilities for musical expression. The quest is driven by algorithmic processes and models 
of cognition, creativity and interaction. There are more details in an article from the AISB 
newsletter.

The symposium will take place in a single day during the AISB symposium and will consist of a 
session of presentations of papers, a demonstration session, and an evening concert.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
 Any research topic that contributes to the Live Algorithm agenda is welcome; for example
          Computational creativity
          Generative music
          Machine listening/analysis
          Music Information Retrieval
          Human/Computer interaction
          Machine consciousness
          Theory and practice of human/computer improvisation
          Models of human communication
          Interaction design 
         Sound synthesis for real time applications
 SUBMISSION, PUBLICATION AND PERFORMANCE DETAILS
 Submission must be sent via EasyChair. Templates are available here.

We request that full papers are limited to eight pages. An extended abstract of up to four pages 
and a link to online examples are required for the demonstration session. Performance notes of up 
to four pages, links to online examples and a list of technical requirements are required for 
performance applications (you can also provide details of any relevant partnership with a 
particular musician).

Each application will receive at least two reviews. Selected papers, extended abstracts and 
performance notes will be published in the general proceedings of the AISB convention (with ISBN), 
with the proviso that at least ONE author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and 
participate in general symposium activities.

Applicants are welcome to participate in more than one session; please let us know if this is the case.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 i       Submission deadline: 3rd January 2014
 ii      Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions: 3rd February 2014
 iii     Final version of accepted papers/abstracts/performance notes (camera ready copy): 24th February 2014
 iv      Convention: 1-4 April 2014 (confirmation of LAM 2014 symposium tbc)

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 Please note that there will be separate proceedings for each symposium, produced before the 
convention. Each delegate will receive a memory stick containing the proceedings of all the 
symposia. In previous years there have been awards for the best student paper, and limited 
student bursaries. These details will be circulated as and when they become available. Authors 
of a selection of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the work to 
a journal special issue.
 
SYMPOSIUM ORGANISERS
 Tim Blackwell
 Department of Computing
 Goldsmiths, University of London
 New Cross
 London SE14 6NW
 t.blackwell@gold.ac.uk

 Michael Young
 Department of Music
 Goldsmiths, University of London
 New Cross
 London SE14 6NW
 m.young@gold.ac.uk

 PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
 Gerard Assayag, IRCAM France
 Oliver Bown, University of Sydney, Australia
 Nick Collins, Durham University
 Roger Dean, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
 Bill Hsu, San Fransisco State University, USA
 George E. Lewis, Columbia University, USA
 Alex McLean, University of Leeds
 Eduardo Miranda, Plymouth University
 Francois Pachet, SONY, France
 Philipe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University, Canada
 Andrew Robertson, Queen Mary, University of London
 Diemo Shwarz, IRCAM France
 Dan Stowell, Queen Mary, University of London
 Atau Tanaka, Goldsmiths, University London