Special Issue "Sound and Music Computing"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Acoustics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tapio Lokki

Aalto University, Department of Computer Science, Espoo, Finland
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Interests: virtual acoustics; spatial sound; psychoacoustics
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefania Serafin

Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
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Interests: multimodal interfaces; sonic interaction design
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller

International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
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Interests: music information retrieval; music processing; audio signal processing
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vesa Valimaki

Aalto University, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Espoo, Finland
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Interests: audio signal processing; sound synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sound and music computing is a young and highly multidisciplinary research field. It combines scientific, technological, and artistic methods to produce, model, and understand audio and sonic arts with the help of computers. Sound and music computing borrows methods, for example, from computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, musicology, and psychology.

In this Special Issue, we want to address recent advances in the following topics:

·         Analysis, synthesis, and modification of sound

·         Automatic composition, accompaniment, and improvisation

·         Computational musicology and mathematical music theory

·         Computer-based music analysis

·         Computer music languages and software

·         High-performance computing for audio

·         Interactive performance systems and new interfaces

·         Multi-modal perception and emotion

·         Music information retrieval

·         Music games and educational tools

·         Music performance analysis and rendering

·         Robotics and music

·         Room acoustics modeling and auralization

·         Social interaction in sound and music computing

·         Sonic interaction design

·         Sonification

·         Soundscapes and environmental arts

·         Spatial sound

·         Virtual reality applications and technologies for sound and music

Submissions are invited for both original research and review articles. Additionally, invited papers based on excellent contributions to recent conferences in this field will be included in this Special Issue; for example, from the 2017 Sound and Music Computing Conference SMC-17. We hope that this collection of papers will serve as an inspiration for those interested in sound and music computing.

Prof. Dr. Tapio Lokki,
Prof. Dr. Stefania Serafin,
Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller,
Prof. Dr. Vesa Välimäki
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Audio signal processing

  • computer interfaces

  • computer music

  • multimedia

  • music cognition

  • music control and performance

  • music information retrieval

  • music technology

  • sonic interaction design

  • virtual reality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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