3rd International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA2013)

The 3rd International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 6 and 7, 2013.

Please, consult the workshop’s website for the latest information: http://www.elab-oralculture.nl/fma2013

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss ongoing research in the area of computational ethnomusicology. There are two important motivations. Firstly, recent advances in computer science, artificial intelligence, etc. have great potential to be employed for (ethno)musicology. This implies a more empiric approach to music studies. The current research in this area is only in its beginnings. Therefore, much attention should be paid to explore these methods and their relation to the research traditions of musicology. Secondly, most of the current research in music information retrieval is exclusively aimed at western music. Therefore, with this workshop we want to stimulate a broader focus that also includes non-western musics.

Authors are kindly invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 1000 words or 2 pages in 12 point font). Additional pages may be added for references. The extended abstracts will be peer reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts have the opportunity to contribute a full paper. After the workshop, the peer-reviewed abstracts and the full papers will be published online. The language of the workshop is English. There is no limit on the number of abstracts that may be submitted by a single researcher, and abstracts do not need to be anonymized for blind review. Further instructions for submission can be found at the workshop’s website.

Topics include:
– Computational ethnomusicology
– Retrieval systems for non-western and folk musics
– New methods for music transcription
– Folk music classification systems
– Models of oral transmission of music
– Cognitive modelling of music
– Aesthetics and related philosophical issues
– Methodological issues
– Representational issues and models
– Audio and symbolic representations
– Formal and computational music analysis

Important dates:
10 February 2012  3 February 2013: Deadline for extended abstract submissions
10 March 2013: Decisions for extended abstract submissions
5 May 2013: Deadline for submission of revised abstract and (optional) full paper
6 and 7 June: Workshop

Local organizing committee:

– Peter van Kranenburg (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)
– Berit Janssen (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)
– Anja Volk (Utrecht University)
– Frans Wiering (Utrecht University)
– Dániel P. Biró (University of Victoria)

Program Committee:

– Aggelos Pikrakis (University of Piraeus)
– Aline Honingh (University of Amsterdam)
– Ashley Burgoyne (University of Amsterdam)
– Bas de Haas (Utrecht University)
– Christina Anagnostopoulou (University of Athens)
– Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU)
– Emilios Cambouropoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
– Joren Six (University College Ghent, Belgium)
– Matija Marolt (University of Ljubljana)
– Paco Gomez (Technical University of Madrid)
– Polina Proutskova (Goldsmiths, London)

Organizing Institutions: The eLaboratory Oral Culture of the Meertens Institute, the Department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht Universty, the Study Group on Digital Musicology of the International Musicological Society and the School of Music of the University of Victoria, Candada. The workshop is supported by the eHumanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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