[LAD] Linux Audio Conference #6 (LAC2008): Call for Papers, Music, etc.

martin rumori lists at rumori.de
Mon Oct 1 13:18:23 UTC 2007

Dear all,

we are happy to announce the call for papers, music and installations
for the 6th International Linux Audio Conference (LAC2008).  LAC2008
will take place in Cologne (Germany) Feb 28th to March 2nd 2008.

The Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, is proud to host the 2008 issue of
this event, where once a year programmers and artists, musicians,
composers and practioneers gather to discuss and explore new and
important developments in making music and sounds with Linux and Open
Source software.

The Linux Audio Conference is both a meeting of developers writing
audio software for Linux as it is a music festival, where artists from
all over the world show how free software can create fresh and
exciting new sounds.

Find the various calls for papers, music and installations attached to
this mail.  Further informations and an overview over all calls can be
found at


As mentioned in the calls in detail, the deadline for both paper and
music submissions is December 1st 2007, while the deadline for
installations is already October 19th 2007.

We are looking forward to many interesting submissions for the 6th
International Linux Audio Conference 2008 and we hope to see you in
Cologne 2008!

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anybody who might be

On behalf of the LAC2008 organisation team,

Frank Barknecht and Martin Rumori

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Linux Audio Conference 2008 Cologne, Germany 

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of papers addressing all areas of audio
processing based on Linux and open source software. Papers can focus
on technical, artistic or scientific issues and can target developers
or users. This includes (but is not limited to) the following

    * Computer Music
    * Music Production
    * Instruments
    * Drivers and Sound Architecture
    * Audio Distributions
    * Generic (Usage, Documentation etc.) 

The conference is held in English.

Length of a paper is 4-8 pages. Papers have to include an abstract
(50-100 words). The abstract will be published separately on the
conference website once the paper has been accepted. Also, papers
should include up to 5 keywords.

In general talks should take 20-30 minutes followed by 5 minutes

Please notify us if you need a special technical setup. The technical
standard setup will be:

    * microphone/head set
    * projector with XVGA input (resolution 1024x768)
    * stereo speaker setup with mini jack input 

If you are not able to bring your laptop along with you, please notify
us in advance.

How to submit

    * Do not send papers via email as with the past LAC conferences!

    * Instead papers will be submitted via the online form that opens
      on the Linux Audio Conference website in mid/end october at


      A separate reminder will be sent out when the submission form is

    * File format is PDF, formatted for A4 paper. Make use of the
      templates for paper formatting available at:


    * Authors of papers selected to be included in the printed
      conference proceedings will also have to supply supplemental
      material like illustrations needed to layout the printed
      proceedings separately.

    * Deadline for paper submission is 1 Dec 2007

Important Dates

01 Dec 2007: Paper submission deadline
28 Feb - 2 Mar 2008: Linux Audio Conference in Cologne 
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Linux Audio Conference 2008 Cologne, Germany 

Call for Music

The conference will include several concerts. We are looking for music
that has been produced completely or mostly under Linux and/or with
open source software from every genre: compositions, Electronica,
Chill-Out, Ambient, etc.

If you want to participate, either send your composition(s) to this

LAC2008 - Call for Music
Kunsthochschule f?r Medien
Martin Rumori
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
D-50676 K?ln

or send your submission via email to: lac at linuxaudio.org 

Please do not attach any media files to email submissions, only
provide a URL to where the piece can be downloaded.

Make use of one of the following media formats:

  * Media: Audio-CD, DVD, DVD-R, CD-R, Website download
  * File formats: aiff, wav, flac, ogg, mp3
  * Samplerate: 44.1 or 48 kHz
  * Resolution: 16 or 24 bit
  * Number of channels: 1 to 8 channels
  * Channel format: multi-channel interleaved, multi-mono

Include the following items with your submission (in English):

  * A filled-out and signed printout of the form available here:


The form can be filled out with a computer and printed out afterwards
for signing.

For the printed program and to be published online and on the
conference CD, in continuous text (no table or list please):

  * short commentary on the composition(s) (each ca. 150 words)
  * short Curriculum Vitae (ca. 100 words)

Deadline for submissions is 01 Dec 2007

A jury will select the compositions that will be performed/played.

Besides artistic criteria and technical reasons, these criteria apply
for the selection:

Tape pieces or pieces which are performed by the composers themselves
will generally have more chances to get included.  If we get more
pieces than we can include in the program, composers who are attending
the conference are preferred.

Terms and conditions for participation can be found in the form
mentioned above. This form includes among other things:

I will receive no fees whether my composition is played or not. GEMA
fees (in case of performance) will be paid by the organizer.  The
material I send to the LAC organisation team will not be returned.

Important Dates

01 Dec 2007: Music submission deadline
28 Feb - 2 Mar 2008: Linux Audio Conference in Cologne
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Linux Audio Conference 2008 Cologne, Germany

Call for Installation Proposals

The conference will include an exhibition of sound art or mixed media
art with a substantial sound portion.  This exhibition will consist of
works by students of the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne and
artists from outside the KHM.  We are looking for installation
projects with a substantial sound portion which have been entirely or
mostly produced under Linux and/or with open source software for
inclusion in the abovementioned exhibition.

Installation proposals may be designed for a specific presentation
space and/or reflect certain aspects of the exhibition venue.  In
order to give some impressions of the venue, photos of the different
spaces available for the exhibition along with some notes are provided
for download at


Proposals for entirely self-contained and non-site-specific projects
are also welcome.  The submission of proposals for previously
unrealised installations is encouraged, though installations which
already have been shown may also get selected.

The artistic and technical realisation of the selected proposals is
completely up to the artists.  Basic technical support for the
exhibition (electricity, standard network access, limited basic
assistance) is provided by the conference organisers.

Out of all submitted proposals, two projects will be selected for
funded realisation by a jury.  To each of the two selected projects, a
scholarship of EUR 2.000,00 will be granted.  This fee should cover
the entire realisation of the project, material expenses, travel,
accomodation and all further expenses in conjunction with the
realisation of the project.  The selected artists are invited to use
the school's facilities (e.g. laboratories, studios) free of charge
for realising the work.  In case a selected proposal has been
submitted by more than one artist, one person has to be elected by the
team for being responsible for the project, signing the contract and
receiving the money due to legal issues.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to legal issues, the scholarships for the projects
can only be given to non-germans, i.e. to anybody whose nationality is
NOT german.

Further projects might be invited for inclusion in the exhibition but
whithout granting any funding from the conference.

For submission, please use the form provided with the photo material.
Submission is via e-mail to:

lac at linuxaudio.org

Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2007, 24:00:00 CEST (+2)

THIS IS EQUAL TO (all winter times from now on):
October 20, 2007, 08:00:00 AEST (+10)
October 20, 2007, 07:00:00 JST (+9)
October 20, 2007, 01:00:00 MSK (+3)
October 20, 2007, 00:00:00 EET (+2)
October 19, 2007, 23:00:00 CET (+1)
October 19, 2007, 22:00:00 UTC (GMT, 0)
October 19, 2007, 18:00:00 AST (-4)
October 19, 2007, 17:00:00 EST (-5)
October 19, 2007, 16:00:00 CST (-6)
October 19, 2007, 15:00:00 MST (-7)
October 19, 2007, 14:00:00 PST (-8)

This is a HARD deadline which will NOT be extended under any
circumstances. You have been warned.
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