Special Issue "Digital Audio and Image Processing with Focus on Music Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo J. Tardón
ATIC Research Group, Dept. Ingeniería de Comunicaciones, E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación, Universidad de Málaga, Andalucía Tech, Campus de Teatinos s/n, Málaga 29071, Spain
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Interests: serious games; digital audio and image processing; pattern analysis and recognition and applications of signal processing techniques and methods
Nowadays, massive amounts of digital data collections are at our reach, and technology is basic in order to get the most benefit from them. A very significant percentage in these data corresponds to musical content in different forms, such as audio, image (scores or other images related to music and music representations) and textual data, among others.
Music has accompanied human beings throughout all epochs of our history, and is essential in our lives: Billions of people enjoy music; our mood is affected by the music we listen, and, at the same time, the type of music we choose depends on our mood and the moment to enjoy it; learning, playing and composing music fills many hours of professional and amateur musicians; music is used as therapy for various kinds of diseases; and music is of key importance to create immersive experiences for different purposes, etc.
Hence, a deeper understanding of music, in the most general sense, benefits a very wide range of aspects of our lives.
This Special Issue is aimed at providing the research community with novel algorithms, methods, developments, applications and understanding of music in the widest sense. Thus, among others, the following concepts are covered:
- Music signal processing techniques: automatic transcription, source separation, optical music recognition, etc.
- Musical tools and methods for new personal and immersive experiences.
- Music signal processing in relation to brain activity analysis and mood.
- Music creation and entertainment; and the synergies arising between individuals connected through musical social media.
- Music learning with new technology-driven methods.
- Music tools based on data mining, machine learning, deep learning and big data.
- Ubiquitous interaction with musical content in multiplatform scenarios.
The manuscripts in this Applied Sciences Special Issue on “Digital Audio and Image Processing with Focus on Music Research” will foster the growth of the interest in all kinds of music-related tasks towards a better technological, cultural, and humanistic future.
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo J. Tardón
Prof. Dr. Isabel Barbancho
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Music Information Retrieval (MIR)
- Music transcription
- Musical therapy
- Music learning
- Musical interaction
- Music creation
- Musical environment
- Music and the brain