[LAA] Faust Awards 2016 : call for participation

Yann Orlarey orlarey at grame.fr
Fri Feb 5 10:51:45 UTC 2016

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Faust Open Source Software Competition
 (Submission Deadline: June 1, 2016)

The Faust Open-Source Software Competition is intended to promote
innovative high-quality free audio software developed with the Faust
programming language, as well as development tools build around the Faust
compiler itself. The Faust Open-Source Software award will be attributed to
the best submission by an international committee of leading experts in the
field. The competition is sponsored by Grame, centre national de création
musicale. The winning software will receive a 2000€ price to encourage its
authors. The results will be announced July 15, 2016.

To participate, the software must be provided with source code and licensed
with a Free/Open Source license. A substantial part of the software must be
written in Faust and the Faust source code must be provided. As part of the
review process, the software will be built from the sources. All source
code, license, video demonstration, installation instructions, and any
other documentation must be available on a public web page. License
compatibility with other open source software is encouraged. Dependencies
on non-open source third-party software are discouraged, with the exception
of operating systems and freely available commercial packages.

Authors are required to prepare a video demonstrating the software. This
video must be done carefully, and should convincingly present the qualities
of the software. The submission must also contain any useful documentation,
including examples of how the provided software might be used, existing
prototypes that use the software, download statistics or other public usage
information. The criteria for judging submissions includes broad
applicability and potential impact, novelty, technical depth, reusability,

Junior Competition
In parallel to the Faust Open-Source Software Competition we introduce this
year a junior competition, the Faust Student Software Competition, with a
200€ prize for the winner. The Faust Student Software Competition is
intended to promote interesting audio processing and synthesis applications
written in Faust in a single file in less than 1000 words. The word count
is done after removing the comments from the code:

    cat foo.dsp | stripcmt | wc -w.

The use of the standard Faust libraries is strongly encouraged. They don't
take part in the word count.

Important dates
- Start of the competition: February 8, 2016
- Software Submission Deadline: June 1, 2016
- Results of the competition: July 1, 2016

Submission Guidelines
Authors interested in participating in the Faust Open Source Software
Competition or the Faust Student Software Competition should send a
submission email to <faustaward at grame.fr> with a PDF file attached
containing the following information:

- Title of submission,
- Category of submission (*Faust Open Source Software Competition* or
*Faust Student Software Competition*),
- Name, email and affiliation of the main author,
- Names, emails and affiliations of other authors,
- A permanent link for the open source software (e.g., Sourceforge, GitHub,
Google Code, etc.),
- A permanent link for the video demonstration (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.),
- A link to a compressed archive file that contains the software (source
code, documentation, build/install instructions, and licenses).
Comprehensive and clear build/install instructions will be a crucial
component of any submission. The committee will make a reasonable effort to
build the software for the top contributions, but if they are unable to
make the software run, it will be excluded from the competition.

International Committee
- Jean-Louis Giavitto (IRCAM, Paris, France),
- Albert Gräf (Johannes Gutenberg U., Mainz, Germany),
- Pierre Jouvelot (Ecole des Mines, Paris, France),
- Victor Lazzarini (Maynooth U., Maynooth, Ireland),
- Romain Michon (CCRMA, Stanford , USA)
- Yann Orlarey (Grame, Lyon, France),
- Dave Phillips (Musician/Journalist, Findlay, USA)
- Laurent Pottier (U. Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France),
- Julius Smith (CCRMA, Stanford , USA)

Previous Winners
- 2015: [Guitarix](http://guitarix.sourceforge.net/), by Hermann Meyer and
Andreas Degert

Yann Orlarey
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