ISSSM 2014

Joomla!International School on Systematic Musicology and Sound and Music Computing

Joint events:
EU Culture MetaBody Workshop
4th EyesWeb Week


Here is possible to see the videos of the final presentations of the ISSSM students' Group projects

Lecture slides presented at ISSSM 2014 are available here:

Master and PhD Student thesis slide presented at ISSSM 2014 are available here:
ISSSM Presentation Students Slides

9 - 20 March 2014
Casa Paganini – InfoMus Research Centre
DIBRIS, University of Genoa, Italy

Give students an intensive course in the most advanced and current topics in the research fields of systematic musicology and sound and music computing.
Give students the opportunity to discuss their research proposals/project with an international staff of teachers representing a variety of expertise in different domains of systematic musicology and sound and music computing.
Teach students the most recent knowledge and basic skills needed to start a PhD.
Give students the opportunity to join the research communities on systematic musicology, on sound and music computing.

Last year of masters
Beginning doctoral degree
Pre-doctoral training, researcher
The students who actively attend the whole programme and participate successfully the final verification (presentation of the group projects developed during the school), will be awarded a Certificate offered by University of Genoa, assessing the number of hours, signed by the partners of the network. This is equivalent to 5 ECTS credits.

The school aims at confronting the students actively with theoretical and experimental interdisciplinary research focused on systematic musicology and sound and music computing.
A main topic of this year will be automated measure and modeling of joint music action, non-verbal social signal processing, and multimodal interaction.
Students will be organized in small teams, each assigned with a specific group project to design and develop, including the execution of a scientific experiment: formulate the problem, individuate methodology and possible development of the needed software and technology setup, carry out the experiment, possible development of analysis algorithms, execute the data analysis, and formulate the final results.
Projects will benefit from the research infrastructure of the Casa Paganini – InfoMus research centre, including the Qualysis motion capture system, the EyesWeb research platform for synchronized multimodal recordings, support to scientific experiments, measure of non-verbal social signals, and development of multimedia installations.
The school will also benefit by the collaboration with the MetaBody EU Culture Project and will include tutorials on the EyesWeb platform (4th EyesWeb Week).
Definition of group projects will be based on the skills and interests of the selected participants and on the main course topics of this year school.

Main course topics

  • Music and emotion
  • Gesture research and interactive media
  • Non-verbal social signal processing
  • Experimental psychology
  • Embodied music cognition  
  • Music, dance, and interactive media
  • Music information retrieval
  • Cross-cultural issues in music research

This School is an Erasmus Intensive Programme supported by the European Commission and involving five European universities.
It is supported by the International Collaborative in Systematic and Comparative Musicology (Internationaler Arbeitskreis Systematische und Vergleichende Musikwissenschaft), AIMI (Associazione Italiana di Informatica Musicale), The SEMPRE Association, smc community.
The project coordination and organization is in the hands of Antonio Camurri (Professor in Computer Engineering, Casa Paganini-InfoMus Research Centre, DIBRIS, University of Genoa). Other participating institutions are the universities of Oslo (Rolf Inge Godøy), Hamburg (Rolf Bader), Jyväskylä (Jukka Louhivuori and Petri Toiviainen), Cologne (Uwe Seifert).
These partners have been involved in the organization of previous very successful intensive programmes at the University of Jyväskylä in 1999, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, and at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and in Hamburg in 2012.

Joint events
The 4th EyesWeb Week, 10-13 March 2013: indepth tutorials, experiments, and creation of sample applications based on the EyesWeb XMI platform.

Eu Culture MetaBody Workshop, 8-9 March 2013: MetaBody  is a 5 years project starting July 2013, with the support of the European Commission and the participation of 28 partners from 14 countries.
Metabody will develop new technological paradigms that take into account the changing differences of bodies, contexts and movements in their irreducibility, valuing and highlighting the importance of unpredictability for a livable life and generating the conditions for a new social ecology.

Local Organization Committee
Giacomo Lepri (Students Tutor)
Valentina Resaz (Administrative responsible)

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