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FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MOBILE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 2007
6-8 MAY 2007, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/

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 technology.

This yearís 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.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS AND WORKS

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 future!

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.


Papers

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 http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/ 
template.html

Posters

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

Demonstrations

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.

SUBMISSIONS

Please email your submission as a PDF file in the appropriate format  
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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 media.

DEADLINES

Submission deadline: 12th March 2007
Notification of acceptance: 2nd April 2007
Registration deadline: 16th April 2007
Final submission deadline: 16th April 2007

REGISTRATION & FEE

This yearís 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 editionís 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.

ORGANISERS

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)

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the previous and up-coming workshops, the  
ACM SIG publications format as well as travel and accommodation  
information, please consult:
http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/
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