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

Campus 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, 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 be given 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, creating tools for manipulating and enhancing not only the artist’s creativity but also the audience’s immersion.

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

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

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
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 interior 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, two different languages within the multimedia art form, and the technological tools to improve this relationship are at the nucleus of this symposium. There are many research areas 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 the discussion on how technology is enabling these two mediums to merge, creating tools of manipulation that enhance not only the artist’s creativity but also the audience’s immersion.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

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 publication in the Conference Proceedings
Submission deadline: 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

Papers and Posters

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 and deliver the poster to the Conference Organisers one day before the conference begins. Authors must be present at the exhibition space during the coffee breaks as defined in the programme to answer delegates’ questions. Authors of posters will have 10 minutes for presentation, with the remaining time available for discussion.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To submit an abstract, poster contribution or full paper after the conference

If your contribution is accepted by the Scientific Committee, and you have completed the registration process for the Conference by October 30th, 2017, you may present your research at the Conference with an oral communication of your paper, or a poster. During the conference a CDrom of abstracts  will be available. In July 2018, the Conference Proceedings (ISBN) will be published. Your paper may only be included if you presented this work at the Conference, and if your full paper was accepted following a peer-review process.

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: Post-conference paper submissions for the Conference Proceedings should not exceed 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: Post-conference poster submissions for the Conference Proceedings should not exceed 1500 words (including abstract, footnotes and references) and 7 images

PEER REVIEW

Through the blind peer review process, two members of the Scientific Committee will assess your submission. Should they have any suggestions or comments, these will be included in a table and sent to you for consideration. Should your work be accepted by both members of the committee without any suggestions or comments in the first stage of the revision, your contribution will be included in the Conference Record and digitally published. If one or both members of the Scientific Committee request revisions, you must make the appropriate changes and, complying with the deadlines set by the Conference Organisation, send the document for a second assessment. Your work will not be accepted for publishing in the Conference Proceedings in the following cases:

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

REGISTRATION

Registration includes:

  • CDrom of abstracts
  • proceedings book (ISBN)
  • conference programme
  • welcome cocktail/reception
  • coffee break
  • lunch on five day (only for paper/posters 1)

 

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 student ID.

 

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
Ivo Fonseca
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
Suse Ribeiro – Feup-UT, Austin

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
Nuno Dias
Evgueny Zoudilkine
Jorge Salgado Correio
Paulo Vaz de Carvalho
Helena Marinho

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 do Porto
Madalena Soveral

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

Université de Rouen, Centre Iannis Xenakis:
Sharon Kanach

NY University Abu Dhabi:
Carlos Guedes

Columbia College, Hollywood:
David Sonnenschein

Concordia University
Lori Freedman