WIMP2017

3rd Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP 2017)

Call for Papers

Friday 15th September
Media City UK, University of Salford

The production of music often involves interdisciplinary challenges, requiring creativity, extensive knowledge of audio processing and exceptional listening skills. Many of these complex production processes have rules that could be made more intuitive, or managed by intelligent processes. Intelligent Music Production focuses on developing systems that map these requirements into automated or adaptive processes within the production chain to achieve results which are both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.

This event will provide an overview of the tools and techniques currently being developed in the field, whilst providing insight for audio engineers, producers and musicians looking to gain access to new technologies. The day will consist of presentations from leading academics, keynotes, posters and demonstrations.

Suggested topics include:

  • Intelligent music production systems for common tasks such as level-balancing, equalisation, dynamic range processing, audio editing, etc.
  • Intelligent music production systems capable of: generating/performing music; supporting the musical creativity of human users; incorporating affective responses.
  • Philosophical foundations of IMP systems
  • Accessibility in IMP systems
  • Surveys of state-of-the-art techniques in the area
  • Studies on the applicability of IMP techniques to other research areas

As well as submissions in the following general areas:

  • Perception, psychoacoustics and evaluation
  • Source separation
  • Semantic audio processing
  • Musical similarity and structure analysis

Provisional Programme:

08:45 Registration
09:30 Welcome
09:45 Keynote Alexandros Tsilfidis, Accusonus
10:30 Coffee Break + Demos
11:00 Paper Session A
Brecht De Man, Joshua Reiss, Ryan Stables TEN YEARS OF AUTOMATIC MIXING
Dominic Ward, Hagen Wierstorf, Russel D. Mason, Mark Plumbley, Chris Hummersone ESTIMATING THE LOUDNESS BALANCE OF MUSICAL MIXTURES USING AUDIO SOURCE SEPARATION
Nicholas Jillings, Ryan Stables AUTOMATIC CHANNEL ROUTING USING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LINKED DATA
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Posters + Coffee
David Su USING THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE TO TIME-STRETCH RECORDED MUSIC
Jordie Shier, Kirk McNally, George Tzanetakis SIEVE: A PLUGIN FOR THE AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATION AND INTELLIGENT BROWSING OF KICK AND SNARE SAMPLES
Alex Wilson PERCEPTUALLY-MOTIVATED GENERATION OF ELECTRIC GUITAR TIMBRES USING AN INTERACTIVE GENETIC ALGORITHM
Marco A. Martínez Ramírez and Joshua D. Reiss DEEP LEARNING AND INTELLIGENT AUDIO MIXING
Spyridon Stasis, Nicholas Jillings, Sean Enderby and Ryan Stables AUDIO PROCESSING CHAIN RECOMMENDATION USING SEMANTIC CUES
14:00 Keynote Andy Elmsley, Melodrive
14:45 Coffee Break + Demos
15:15 Paper Session B
Balandino Di Donato, James Dooley MYOSPAT: A SYSTEM FOR MANIPULATING SOUND AND LIGHT PROJECTIONS THROUGH HAND GESTURES
Trevor Agus, Chris Corrigan AUDIO MIXING FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED EARS
Alex Wilson, Róisín Loughran, Bruno M Fazenda ON THE SUITABILITY OF EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTING TO DEVELOPING TOOLS FOR INTELLIGENT MUSIC PRODUCTION
16:45 Panel session
17:45 End

Paper Submission:

We welcome submissions on intelligent music production from researchers worldwide at all stages of their careers.

Paper submissions are accepted in PDF format and should be between 2 and 4 pages, including references. Templates for submission are available for Word and LaTeX. Papers should be sent to intelligentmusicproduction@gmail.com.

On submission, authors should express in their email a preference for either poster or oral presentation. Posters will be presented during the coffee and lunch breaks.

Venue:

The one-day conference will take place at the Digital Performance Lab at the University of Salford Media City campus (15 September 2017), and will be preceded by a welcome event with demos at the University of Salford main campus (14 September 2017).

The main venue is located within 200 m of the Metrolink station at MediaCityUK, which has links to Manchester Piccadilly train station (~20 minutes) as well as Manchester Airport (~1 hr). Alternatively, a taxi from the airport costs ~£25, or ~£12 from the city centre.

A large number of hotels and restaurants are located within 10 minutes walk of the main venue.

Registration:

Registration can be completed via the University of Salford Online Shop, by clicking here. The cost of registration is £20, which includes the full conference plus food and refreshments throughout the day. The welcome event on Thursday evening is also included but spaces are limited.

Important dates:

10 April 2017 1st call for papers
10 May 2017 2nd call for papers
15 June 2017 23 June 2017 (Extended) Deadline for full-paper submission
19 July 2017 Notification of acceptance
15 August 2017 Camera-ready paper submission
14 September 2017 Welcome event and demos
15 September 2017 Conference

Further details will be made available here, at http://www.semanticaudio.co.uk/events/wimp2017/For more information about the event, please get in touch with the Intelligent Music Production committee, or follow our Twitter account.

Bruno Fazenda (chair), b.m.fazenda@salford.ac.uk
Alex Wilson (co-chair), a.wilson1@edu.salford.ac.uk
Ryan Stables, ryan.stables@bcu.ac.uk
Josh Reiss, joshua.reiss@qmul.ac.uk
Brecht De Man, b.deman@qmul.ac.uk