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Associations and Conferences
The following is a selected list of associations and conferences dedicated to the study of aspects of music technology.
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
"ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources."
ICMA (International Computer Music Association)
"The International Computer Music Association is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, engineers, researchers and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology."
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
"HRI is the Annual Conference for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. Researchers from across the world attend and submit their best work to HRI to exchange ideas about the latest theories, technology, data, and videos furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot interaction."
CHI (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
"The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) CHI conference is the world's premiere conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, presenting a highly selective showcase of the very best advances across the disciplines of computer science, cognitive psychology, design, social science, human factors, artificial intelligence, graphics, visualization, multi-media design and other disciplines."
ICMC (International Computer Music Conference)
"The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will take place in Athens, Greece, from 14 to 20 September 2014 and, for the first time, it will bring on the cross-road two well established events: the International Computer Music Conference (40th ICMC) and the Sound & Music Computing conference (11th SMC). "
International Musicological Society (IMS)
"The International Musicological Society (IMS) was founded in 1927 in Basel, where it has its headquarters. It is a member of the Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH), a branch organization of the UNESCO. Its purpose is the advancement of musicological research on the basis of international cooperation. Membership in IMS is open to all interested in musicological research, individuals as well as institutions, libraries and organisations."
NIME (International Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression)
"The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) is an annual interdisciplinary conference discussing contemporary topics in electronic musical interface design, research and practice. The NIME conference started out as a workshop at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001, and has grown into one of the largest and most vital international conferences within the field of music technology. The NIME conference brings together researchers and practitioners from a range of academic fields including computer science, electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, musicology, electro-acoustic music, dance and composition, and has routinely attracted interest from electronic music industry as well."
Eleventh International Conference on Music Since 1900
Envisaging a conference programme that offers the broadest global coverage and diversity of perspectives relating to music of the past twelve decades, we welcome proposals on subjects including: Popular traditions, Global musics, Concert-hall repertoire, Experimental and avant-garde musical practice, Music on stage and screen, Performance and reception studies, Music and technology and arising from any methodology or theoretical approach, including interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives. A programme of performance and new compositions will be curated by the University’s Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM), with an announcement to be posted separately.
SMPC (Society for Music Perception and Cognition)
"The SMPC Board is pleased to announce that SMPC 2015 will be hosted at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Elizabeth Dykens has agreed to serve as conference chair, with Dr. Reyna Gordon serving as conference co-chair. More details will be forthcoming as the conference chairs make further arrangements. The dates for the conference have now been confirmed as August 1-5, 2015."