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THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MOBILE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
2-3 MARCH 2006, BRIGHTON, UK
Combining mobile technology and music 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?
Following two successful workshops that started to explore and establish
the emerging field of mobile music technology, this third edition offers a
unique opportunity to participate in the development of mobile music and
hands-on experience of the latest cutting-edge technology. The programme
will consist of presentations from invited speakers, in-depth discussions
about the crucial issues of mobile music technology, hands-on group
activities and break-out sessions where participants can get valuable
feedback on their work-inprogress projects. The invited speakers include
Michael Bull (University of Sussex, UK), often dubbed by the press as
'Professor iPod' for his iPod and car stereo user studies that reveal
fascinating trends for mobile music.
The workshop will take place at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.
Brighton is situated on the British 'Sunshine Coast' and easily
accessible: only 30 minutes from London/Gatwick airport and 60 minutes
from central London.
Don't miss this chance to help shape the mobile music landscape of the
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
We invite practitioners, artists, designers and researchers from all
areas, including music, technology development, new media, sound-art,
music distribution, locative media and industry to register for this
international mobile music workshop.
CALL FOR WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Are you working on a mobile music project and looking for feedback from
like-minded people to help you to move on with your ideas?
We invite submissions of work-in-progress projects exploring the topic of
mobile music. Projects will be discussed, receive critical review as well
as support with ongoing problems and issues. Your work should not be
completed yet, but either be on-going or just about to get started.
Potential projects could include but are not limited to mobile music
systems or enabling technologies, interface design, on-going or planned
user studies, ethnographic fieldwork, art pieces and other areas relevant
to mobile music.
Submissions should include a presentation of the
project, explain its relevance to the field of mobile music and describe
issues and problems that could be discussed
during the workshop. Please include a short biography with the submission.
Accepted project authors will be given
time to present and discuss their work and will receive feedback by
smaller groups of workshop participants
including specialists in the field. Authors are encouraged to bring
material and prototypes to the workshop.
Submission format: one page in ACM SIG publications format.
Submission deadline: 28th November 2005
Notification of acceptance: 15th December 2005
CALL FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS AND SYSTEMS
In addition to the presentations, discussions and project feedback
sessions the workshop will also offer handson group activities to explore
We are looking for mobile platforms, systems, installations, applications
or devices that include music features or can be used for musical
projects. The workshop participants will get hands-on experience with
these platforms, so they should be suitable for groups of at least 8
people. This provides you with the opportunity to introduce your platform
to experts and practitioners in the field of mobile music and to gain
valuable feedback. We invite you to submit a platform description, explain
how it can be used for mobile music and how larger groups can use it
during the workshop.
Submission format: one page in ACM SIG publications format
Submission deadline: 31st October 2005
Notification of acceptance: 14th November 2005
Please send your platform or project submission as a PDF file, to all
three, [log in to unmask] (Frauke Behrendt), [log in to unmask] (Lalya
Gaye) and [log in to unmask] (Drew Hemment). In the subject line, state
MOBILE MUSIC WORKSHOP SUBMISSION followed by PROJECTS or PLATFORM and the
name of the main author.
The number of participants is limited to 25 places. Accepted submitters
are given priority, other participants are accepted on a first-come
first-served basis. Regular fee for the workshop is 70 Euros (47 GBP), and
reduced student fee is 45 Euros (30 GBP). The fee includes morning and
afternoon coffee breaks and lunch for both days.
Registration deadline: 17th January 2006
For more information about the previous and up-coming workshops, as well
as the ACM SIG publications format and travel and accommodation
information, please consult the website:
The 3rd international workshop on mobile music technology is organised by
the Department of Media and Film Studies, University of Sussex (UK), the
Future Applications Lab, Viktoria Institute (SWE) and Adelphi Research
Institute, University of Salford (UK). In collaboration with PLAN
(Pervasive and Locative Arts Network) and Futuresonic.
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