[Microsound-announce] C4P reminder (submission deadline 12.03.07) 4th International Workshop on Mobile Music Technology

robert van heumen robert at steim.nl
Wed Mar 7 08:06:26 EST 2007

Reminder: The International Workshop on Mobile Music Technology submission
deadline is Monday, 12th March 2007, only a few days away!
We are looking forward to receiving your projects, papers and posters!

Thank you!

Submission deadline: 12th March 2007
Combining music and mobile technology promises exciting future developments
in a rapidly emerging field. Devices such as mobile phones, Walkmans and
iPods have already brought music to the ever-changing social and geographic
locations of their users and reshaped their experience of the urban
landscape. With new properties such as ad hoc networking, Internet
connection, and context-awareness, mobile music technology offers countless
new artistic, commercial and socio-cultural opportunities for music
creation, listening and sharing. How can we push forward the already
successful combination of music and mobile technology? What new forms of
interaction with music lie ahead, as locative media and music use merge into
new forms of everyday experiences?
This series of annual workshops began to explore and establish the emerging
field of mobile music technology in 2004. This fourth edition of the Mobile
Music Workshop in 2007 offers a unique opportunity to participate in the
development of mobile music and hands-on experience of cutting-edge
This year¹s workshop is hosted by STEIM and Waag Society in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, and partners with the Futuresonic Festival in Manchester,
England, taking place later the same week. The programme of the workshop
will consist of keynote presentations from invited speakers, peer-reviewed
paper presentations, poster sessions, in-depth discussions about the crucial
issues of mobile music technology, demos of state-of-the-art projects,
break-out sessions and live events. Registered participants will take part
in hands-on sessions conducted by leaders in the field. In addition to
traditional presentation sessions, the programme includes events open to a
general audience, facilitating the presentation of artworks and
technological breakthroughs to a wider public.
The Mobile Music Workshop sets the stage for a collaboration that brings
together leading institutions in both experimental electronic music and
mobile media. STEIM (the studio for electro-instrumental music) is a centre
for electronic music production well known in the performing arts. STEIM
promotes the idea that Touch is crucial in communicating with electronic and
digital arts technologies, a vision that over the years has given birth to
physical, sensor-based musical instruments. Waag Society is a research and
development institute in the fields of networked art, education and creative
industries. Waag develops platforms for artists to reach society through
networked collaboration, media streaming, and locative media.
We invite practitioners, artists, designers, hackers and researchers from
all areas, including music, technology development, new media, sound-art,
music distribution, cultural/media studies, locative media and industry to
submit work and register to attend.
Don't miss this chance to help shape the mobile music landscape of the
Participants are encouraged to submit their work in mobile music technology
to the categories below. The partnership with the Futuresonic Festival
(http://www.futuresonic.com/) allows those coming to Europe to make a single
trip to attend both events.
We invite submissions of workshop papers presenting new projects, approaches
or reflections exploring the topic of mobile music. Potential submissions
could include but are not limited to mobile music systems or enabling
technologies, interface design, legal issues, user studies, ethnographic
fieldwork, social implications, art pieces and other areas relevant to
mobile music.
Accepted paper authors will be given a time slot during the workshop for
presentation and discussion of their work.
Format: up to 8 pages in ACM SIG publications format (shorter papers
welcome). For templates, see
We also invite the contribution of posters that document work-in-progress
projects or ideas in similar areas of mobile music technology as the papers.
Posters will be on display during the duration of the conference. We will
arrange a poster presentation session where attendees will be able to
discuss the works with the authors.
Format: 2 pages in ACM SIG publications format
We also invite submissions of work to the demo category. Besides encouraging
paper and poster presenters to bring a demonstration as a complement their
presentation, we encourage submissions of stand-alone demos of mobile music
systems or enabling technology. Their implementation should be ready enough
to be demoed, and will possibly be shown to the general public during open
sessions depending on their robustness.
Format: 2 pages in ACM SIG publications format.
Please email your submission as a PDF file in the appropriate format to
submissions at mobilemusicworkshop.org.
In the subject line, state MMW SUBMISSION followed by PAPER, POSTER or DEMO
and the name of the main author.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by a committee of international
specialists in the fields of mobile music, interactive music, and locative
Submission deadline: 12th March 2007
Notification of acceptance: 2nd April 2007
Registration deadline: 16th April 2007
Final submission deadline: 16th April 2007
This year¹s workshop will have both closed sessions for registered
participants and sessions open to the general public. The number of
participants for the closed sessions of the workshop is limited to 50
places. Accepted submitters are given priority, other participants are
accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Registered participants will
have automatic access to all sessions of the workshops.
The closed sessions of the workshop will be charged both a regular and a
reduced student fee, similar to the last edition¹s fees. 
Registration deadline: 16th April 2007
The open sessions will be advertised in more detail closer to the event. The
fee for the open sessions will be event-based.
Scheduling and registration fees will be coordinated with Futuresonic to
allow participants to easily attend both events.
International Steering Committee
Atau Tanaka (Sony CSL Paris, France)
Frauke Behrendt (University of Sussex, UK)
Lalya Gaye (Viktoria Institute, Sweden)
Local Organising Committee
Kristina Andersen (STEIM, The Netherlands)
Robert van Heumen (STEIM, The Netherlands)
Ronald Lenz (Waag Society, The Netherlands)
For more information about the previous and up-coming workshops, the ACM SIG
publications format as well as travel and accommodation information, please

Apologies for crossposting.

(studio for electro instrumental music)
(studio voor elektro instrumentale muziek)

Achtergracht 19
1017 WL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: 020-6228690
Fax: 020-6264262
Email: knock at steim.nl
Website: www.steim.nl

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