Monday, October 28, 2013

Live Algorithms

CFP: Live Algorithms 2014

A symposium of the AISB-50 annual convention to be held at Goldsmiths,
University of London, on April 2nd, 2014 (tbc)

The convention is organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial
Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)

LAM is an inter-disciplinary nexus for musicians (computer and
acoustic), computer and cognitive scientists, interaction specialists,
philosophers, psychologists and all others who are intent on pursuing
and contributing to the goal of an autonomous machine improvisor.

The live algorithm interacts with human performers by listening to
contributions in its musical environment, preparing musical material
that has at least an element of originality and appropriateness, and
delivering this material back into the environment. The intention is
to (a) provide a meaningful experience of interacting with a machine
intelligence and (b) explore novel musical spaces. The aim is not to
simulate the role of human musicians but to find new possibilities for
musical expression. The quest is driven by algorithmic processes and
models of cognition, creativity and interaction.

The symposium will take place in a single day during the AISB
symposium and will consist of a session of presentations of papers, a
demonstration session, and an evening concert.

Further details are available at the LAM 2014 website:


Any research topic that contributes to the Live Algorithm agenda is
welcome; for example

Machine listening/analysis
Sound synthesis
Generative music
Music Information Retrieval
Human/Computer interaction
Theory and practice of improvisation
Models of human communication
Computational creativity
Machine consciousness
Interaction design

Submission must be sent via EasyChair:

Templates are available here:

We request that full papers are limited to eight pages. An extended
abstract of up to four pages and a link to online examples are
required for the demonstration session. Performance notes of up to
four pages, links to online examples and a list of technical
requirements are required for performance applications (you can also
provide details of any relevant partnership with a particular

Each application will receive at least two reviews. Selected papers,
extended abstracts and performance notes will be published in the
general proceedings of the AISB convention (with an ISBN) and with the
proviso that at least ONE author attends the symposium in order to
present the paper and participate in general symposium activities.

Applicants are welcome to participate in more than one session; please
let us know if this is the case.

i Submission deadline: 3rd January 2014
ii Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions: 3rd February 2014
iii Final version of accepted papers/abstracts/performance notes
(camera ready copy): 24th February 2014
iv Convention: 1-4 April 2014 (confirmation of LAM 2014 symposium tbc)

Please note that there will be separate proceedings for each
symposium, produced before the convention. Each delegate will receive
a memory stick containing the proceedings of all the symposia. In
previous years there have been awards for the best student paper, and
limited student bursaries. These details will be circulated as and
when they become available. Authors of a selection of the best papers
will be invited to submit an extended version of the work to a journal
special issue.


Tim Blackwell
Department of Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Michael Young
Department of Music
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW


Gerard Assayag, IRCAM France
Oliver Bown, University of Sydney, Australia
Nick Collins, Durham University
Roger Dean, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
Bill Hsu, San Fransisco State University, USA
Alex McLean, University of Leeds
Eduardo Miranda, Plymouth University
Francois Pachet, SONY, France
Philipe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Andrew Robertson, Queen Mary, University of London
Diemo Shwarz, IRCAM France
Dan Stowell, Queen Mary, University of London
Atau Tanaka, Goldsmiths, University London