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Special Issue "Sustainable Sound and Music Computing"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2023 | Viewed by 53

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sandra Pauletto
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Guest Editor
Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: sound and music computing; media production; sound design; sonic interaction design and sonification
Dr. Nicolas Misdariis
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Guest Editor
Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music, Paris, France
Interests: sound synthesis and reproduction; environmental sound and soundscape perception; auditory display; human–machine interfaces (HMIs); interactive sonification and sound design
Dr. Emilia Gómez
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Guest Editor
1. Joint Research Centre, European Commission, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
2. Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: music information retrieval; artificial intelligence; ethics; human behavior

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, considerations related to social and environmental sustainability have become crucial and unavoidable in all areas of research and development. Sound and music computing (SMC) research has the potential to contribute to these concerns both by developing new applications that facilitate and promote behaviors which are sustainable and designed for social good (e.g., by developing music applications that promote a healthy life; by making users aware of energy consumption through sound; or by providing electric cars with informative sounds that embed in the existing soundscape in a sustainable way) and by addressing the environmental, social and ethical impact of sound and music computing, and the production of its technology.

This Special Issue intends to present new ideas and experimental results in the field of sound and music computing, with particular attention to those addressing areas which are related to sustainability which include, but are not limited to, the environment, physical and emotional wellbeing, ethics and equality.

Within this focus, we are interested in publishing high-quality, original research papers that further the knowledge in any of the subfields of sound and music computing (sound design, sonic interaction design, sonification, computer music, music information retrieval, new interfaces for musical expression, etc.) and that use either existing (signal processing, physical modeling, procedural models, machine learning, AI, etc.) or novel approaches to sound and music computing.

Dr. Sandra Pauletto
Dr. Nicolas Misdariis
Dr. Emilia Gómez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • sound and music computing
  • sustainability
  • environmental sustainability
  • health
  • social impact of sound and music computing
  • ethical impact of sound and music computing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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