Venue: University of Aveiro, Department of Communication and Art (DeCA)

Campo de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro. Portugal

13th-17th November 2017

 

The International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales is organised by the Center of Electroacoustic research (CIME), the Institute for Ethnomusicology – Research Center for Music and Dance (INET-MD), Research Institute in Design, Media and Culture (ID+) and CIC.Digital.
This conference seeks to establish bridges between music creation, Design & Soundscapes and New Media.

The eaw2017 SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales conference will focus on the relationship between sound and image which are two different languages within the multimedia art form.  The technological tools to improve this relationship are the main focus of the proposed symposium;  dialogical perspectives will gain center stage relevance and participants will be confronted with both technical-linguistic and aesthetic points of view, but also  discussions on how technology is enabling these two mediums to merge themselves, creating tools for manipulating and enhancing not only the artist creativity but also the audience’s immersion.

This audio-vision relationship has become the focus of studies of different authors throughout recent decades. However, in this field, as in others within the digital humanities realm, new assumptions and theories are created every time the technology overcomes its constraints and presents a new paradigm.

Design and soundscapes aims to discuss and mirror interactions and features between design, sound, silence and the potential to perceive space, place and time. Intending to enlarge the scope of the debate, Design and Soundscapes is an invitation to researchers, practitioners, performers to present theoretical frameworks and/or empirical studies within that topic.

FOCUS

The focus themes are:

Sound and Storytelling
Sound classification systems, sound theory applied to audiovisual, semiotics, sound perception and cognitive processes, film and multimedia theory.

Sound Technologies and Cinema
historical context, voice replacement, reproduction formats, editing tools, mixing techniques and tools and digital signal processing tools.

Sound in Virtual Reality
games, augmented reality, spacial rendering, ambisonics, binaural.

Generative Art
generative music, generative sound, generative image.

Creation and Technology
The Contemporary Opera.

Intertwining – Sound Graphic Notation and Graphic Design
graphic scores and the language of design.

Opera Set Design
the scenic design as an holistic exploration of musical ideas; the features of ‘putting in the scene’; iconic opera scenarios; contemporary opera set design.

Interior Design History and Music
the character of the music room (from domesticity to the concert hall); sound/music to improve the quality of the interior public space; natural sounds in interiors; other interiors sound effects.

Designing Atmospheres
sound as a design idea as imperative as light, texture, material, visual rhythm…to create atmospheres; design  soundscapes  to surround audiences; exploring ambient music design.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The relation between Sound and Image, which are two different languages within the multimedia art form, and the technological tools to improve this relationship are the main focus of the proposed symposium. There are many research fields that address this problem in one way or another. Our main focus will be not only on the relationship itself, discussing the argument from both technical-linguistic and aesthetic points of view, but also center the discussion on how technology is enabling this two mediums to merge themselves, creating tools of manipulation that enhance not only the artist creativity but also the audience’s immersion.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

Abstracts and Posters for the Conference
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 28th, 2017.
Pre-notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts: June 28th, 2017.
Deadline for submission of the reviewed abstracts: July 28th, 2017

Full paper for the Conference Proceedings Publication
Deadline for the submission: January 28th, 2018.
Pre-notification of acceptance or rejection of full papers: March 28th, 2018.
Deadline for submission of the reviewed full papers: June 28th, 2018.
Publication: July, 2018

SUBMISSION

Paper or poster

Each participant can send a maximum of one (1) contribution which will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee by means of a peer review process. At the conference the authors of papers will have 20 minutes for presentation, and 10 minutes for discussion with those present. The Conference Organisation will provide a space for the presentation and exhibition of the posters selected by the Scientific Committee. These posters will be exhibited every day of the Conference. The authors must print the poster and deliver at the Conference Organization one day before the conference starts. They should be available in the exhibition space during the coffee breaks as set in the programme to answer delegates’ questions. The authors of posters will have 10 minutes for presentation, and the time left will be for discussion.

INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT

To submit abstract or poster contributions and full paper after the conference

If your contribution is accepted by the Scientific Committee, and you register on the Conference you can present your work at the Conference through an oral paper or a poster. In the conference a CDrom of abstracts  will be available. In July 2018 the Conference Proceedings (ISBN) will be published with your work Only if you present your work at the Conference and your full paper is accepted by the peer-reviewers.

Use the EasyChair platform link to submit the abstract and afterwards the paper or poster.

  • Send a word file (doc. or docx) – save the file with the initials of the title of your contribution. Example – TPINP.doc, or TPINP.docx.
  • The contributions should be anonymous and should not express the name of the author(s). Documents that do not comply with this rule will be excluded from the evaluation process.
  • Written official language of the conference: English. Documents that do not comply with this rule will be excluded from the evaluation process.

Model File Abstract and full paper (please click to download and use this model to submit your paper)

Paper Abstract

  • Abstract up to 500 words (excluding bibliography)
  • Maximum 3 images
  • Bibliography (up to 5 references)

Note: after the conference the full paper ends up to 3500 words (including abstract, footnotes and references) and 5 images

Poster Abstract

  • Abstract up to 200 words
  • Maximum 5 images
  • Bibliography (up to 5 references)

Note: after the conference the poster ends up to 1500 words (including abstract, footnotes and references) and 7 images

PEER REVIEW

In the peer review process, two members of the Scientific Committee will be in charge of assessing your work. Should they have any suggestions or comments to make about your documents, they will be included in a table that will be then sent for you to read. Should your work be accepted by both members of the committee without any comments in the first stage of the revision, your contribution will be included in the Conference Record to be digitally published. If one or both members of the Scientific Committee request document revision, you must make the appropriate changes in the text and comply with the deadlines set by the Conference Organisation, and then send the document for a second assessment. Your work will not be accepted for publishing in the Conference Proceedings in the following cases:

  • When neither member of the Scientific Committee accepts it in the first stage of the revision.
  • When the new version sent for revision in the second stage is not accepted

REGISTRATION

Registration includes:

  • abstract CDrom
  • proceedings book (ISBN)
  • conference programme
  • welcome cocktail/reception
  • coffee break
  • lunch on five days (lunch not included in the Workshop)

 

Registration prices

Early bird
1st august – 30th september
Standard
1st30th October
Attendant 40€ 60€
Paper/Poster1 220€ 270€
Student2 100€ 130€

 

Workshops prices

Early bird
1st august – 30th september
Standard
1st30th October
1 workshop – 40€ 1 workshop – 50€
2 workshop – 60€ 2 workshop – 70€
3 workshop – 70€ 3 workshop – 80€
4 workshop – 80€ 4 workshop – 90€
Students2 1 workshop – 20€ 1 workshop – 30€
2 workshop – 30€ 2 workshop – 40€
3 workshop – 40€ 3 workshop – 50€
4 workshop – 50€ 4 workshop – 60€

1Requires the acceptance of one paper or poster by the Scientific Committee of the Conference.
2Upon presentation of a valid proof.

 

Gala dinner prices

Early bird
1st august – 30th september
Standard
1st30th October
30€ 60€

 

Bear in mind that the above mentioned fees will not be refundable.

Click to register

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Pedro Almeida
Fátima Pombo
Filipe Paszkiewicz
Isabel Soveral

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Aveiro University:
Elsa de Almeida
Marcelo Baptista
Helena Barbosa
Carlota Brandão
Helder Caixinha
Susana Caixinha
Gilvano Dalagna
Nuno Dias
Filipe Lopes
Graça Magalhães
Eduardo Patriarca
Jaime Reis
Cristina Silva
António Valente
António Veiga

Filipe Paszkiewicz -Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore
Tiago Lestre  – Politécnico de Bragança

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

University of Aveiro:
Isabel Soveral
Fátima Pombo
Pedro Almeida
Helena Santana
António Chagas Rosa
Fernando Ramos
Filipe Lopes
Graça Magalhães
Rui Costa
Teresa Franqueira
Paulo Bernardino
Helena Barbosa
Rui Raposo
Vasco Branco
Francisco Providência
Gilvano Dalagna
António Valente

University of Lisboa:
Ana Tostões
António Sousa Dias
Fernando Moreira da Silva
Susana Oliveira

Portuguese Music Information Center (MIC):
Miguel Azguime

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Instituto Politécnico de Leiria:
Nuno Fonseca

University of Applied Sciences Mainz:
Paulo Ferreira Lopes

University of Barcelona:
Anna Calvera
Carles Ameller

University Complutense de Madrid:
Jaime Muñarriz Ortiz

University of Gothenburg:
Per Anders Nilsson

University of Aalborg:
Anna Marie Fisker

University of Helsinki:
Renja Suominen-Kokkonen

Xenakis Center, Paris:
Sharon Kanach

NY University Abu Dhabi:
Carlos Guedes

Columbia College, Hollywood:
David Sonnenschein