The First Symposium of the Southern California Computing in Music
(SCCiM) network will be held at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles,
California, on February 17, 2007. The meeting is jointly organized by USC and the University
of California, San Diego (UCSD).
The SCCiM network is established to facilitate collaborations and joint meetings among
music computing researchers, educators, and industry experts in Southern California. Through the creating of a discussion forum
for sharing news and current issues, and for showcasing research results in music computing, the SCCiM network aims to not only
encourage collaborations across groups and campuses having common interests in music and computing, but to also provide a venue for
education and outreach, to bring to the public eye computing in music and groundbreaking research results.
The establishing of the SCCiM network reflects the growing nucleus of researchers and research groups focussing on
computing applications in music, such as the computational modeling of musical processes and interactive music software systems, and
based in Southern California. Universities with research and education activities in music and computing now include the University
of California, Santa Barbaraand Irvine, in addition to USC and UCSD.
This symposium represents
the first joint meeting among Southern Californian universities with music computing interests.The efforts are coordinated by
Elaine Chew of USC and Shlomo Dubnov of UCSD,
and realized together with doctoral candidates Arpi Mardirossian and
Jie Liu of USC, and Arshia Cont of IRCAM/UCSD.
Key components of this first symposium are introductory presentations from each campus, representative student presentations, and panel or roundtable discussions on the mission and future activities
of SCCiM. This and future symposia will be open to the public.
Posted January 14, 2007.