Reminder - CFP - 2nd Intl Workshop Social Behavior in Music (Gualtiero Volpe )

Subject: Reminder - CFP - 2nd Intl Workshop Social Behavior in Music
From:    Gualtiero Volpe  <gualtiero.volpe@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:41:18 +0100

[Sorry for cross-postings] *************************************************************************** CALL FOR PAPERS *************************************************************************** SBM2011 - Social Behavior in Music Genova, Italy, May 27, 2011 Workshop in the framework of the Intl. Intetain 2011 Conference ( Music making and listening are a clear example of human activities that are above all interactive and social. On the one hand, however, nowadays mediated music making and listening is usually still a passive, non-context sensitive, and non-social experience. The current electronic technologies, with their potential for interactivity and communication, have not yet been able to fully support and promote these essential aspects. On the other hand, new mediated forms of sharing music experience in a social context with local or remote users or as a part of a community are emerging. Novel research challenges are faced and novel disciplines develops, e.g., Social Signal Processing. Foundational issues such us techniques for identifying the leader in a group of users, for measuring the cohesion of the group, for recognizing and stimulating empathy between the participants, find in music an ideal test-bed for research and for scientific and technological investigation. In this framework, new paradigms for embodied and active experience of music are needed, where multimodal non-verbal communication channels, and in particular movement and gesture, play a central role. Perspectives such as pervasive embodied social music networks, grounded on the Future Internet, become a concrete scenario for the near future. This workshop focuses on the social signals and their features that are most significant for a qualitative and quantitative analysis of social behavior and experience in music. It will discuss computational models, algorithms, and techniques for analysis of social behavior in music, their application in concrete test-beds, their evaluation in experimental set-ups, and their exploitation in future scenarios. The workshop will explore many-to-many human interplay, such as performer-listener, performer-performer, performer-conductor, and listener-listener interaction, in novel scenarios where the distinction between listeners and performers fades out and users become producers and consumers of music experience. The Second International Workshop on Social Behavior in Music (SBM2011) represents an occasion for researchers and practitioners to meet and discuss about social behavior in music: e.g., which are the multimodal signals characterizing social experience in performers and listeners interplay?; how to model interaction in groups of performers, in the audience, between audience and performers?; which is the minimal set of low-level features describing interaction in performance? which are the social signals that better describe social interaction in music? To face such challenges, integration is needed of research in engineering and physics, as well as in human sciences, e.g., social psychology. WORKSHOP TOPICS We encourage contributions addressing fundamental research issues including, but not limited to, the following topics: - theoretical approaches to social behavior in music - experimental methodologies for analysis of social behavior in music - computational models of social behavior in music - analysis of social signals in music - synchronization of human behavior in music - analysis of social roles in performers and listeners - analysis of cohesion in performers and audience - multimodal interfaces for active and social music experience - cooperative social environments for participative music experience - multi-user systems and applications for social music experience ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS All the contributions will be subject to a peer-review by the Program Committee. Submissions should include: title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax number(s), and postal address(es). Submissions must be sent to the following email address: sbm11@xxxxxxxx All accepted contributions will be presented at the workshop as oral presentation. Contributions may have an accompanying demo. Accepted contributions will appear in LNICST, under the joint publication series of ICST and Springer. Authors of accepted contributions will be required to submit a camera ready version. At least one author for each accepted contribution is required to attend the workshop to present the work. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically on the workshop website ( Papers should be formatted according to LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format. Instructions can be found here: Manuscripts should be 6 pages maximum, including references, tables, and pictures. IMPORTANT DATES March 21, 2011 Submissions Deadline April 10, 2011 Notification of Acceptance April 22, 2011 Camera ready version due to electronic form May 27, 2011 SBM2011 Workshop WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CHAIRS Giovanna Varni Gualtiero Volpe Antonio Camurri PROGRAM COMMITTEE Ginevra Castellano (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Beatrice de Gelder (Tilburg University, the Netherlands) Luciano Fadiga (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy) Peter Keller (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany) R. Benjamin Knapp (Queen’s University Belfast, UK) Esteban Maestre (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain) Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, the Netherlands) Petri Toiviainen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) Alessandro Vinciarelli (University of Glasgow, UK) The workshop is partially supported by the EU-ICT-FET Project SIEMPRE.

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