NIME 2018 Call for submissions
Please pardon the cross-posting,
*A friendly reminder that the submission deadline of March 1st, 2018,
for the NIME 2018 conference workshops and non-paper demos is now less
than 24 hours away. Additional information is available on the website
* *We sincerely look forward to your submissions. In the meantime,
should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.*
NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) is the premier conference
in human-machine interfaces and interactions for musical performance.
NIME is a gathering of researchers, designers, musicians, who come
together to share knowledge, perform music, and build community through
research presentations, concerts, installations, and workshops.
On behalf of the 2018 NIME Committee I am pleased to announce that the
NIME 2018 "Mirrored Resonances" Conference call for submissions is now
officially open! Co-organized between Virginia Tech and the University
of Virginia, the conference will take place June 3-6, 2018 in
Blacksburg, Virginia. We welcome submissions of papers, posters, panels,
musical performances, installations, demos, and workshops, particularly
those that may respond to the overarching conference theme of “Mirrored
Resonances” and its thematic areas in any of the many ways they might be
interpreted. Likewise, we encourage potential participants to consider
exploring the unique Virginia Tech facilities, including the Institute
for Creativity, Arts, and Technology’s Cube with a massive high density
loudspeaker array. The deadline for the *double-blind peer reviewed
submissions*, including papers, panels, demo papers, music, and
installations is January 20th, 2018. Submissions created by January 20th
will continue to be editable until January 27th when the submission
process will close. Demos without paper and workshops will be *curated
*and have an extended submission deadline until March 1st, 2018. In
addition to the NIME and academic communities, we also invite industry,
as well as non-academic creatives to consider participating in the
aforesaid categories. For a complete list of important dates visit the
Participate <http://nime2018.icat.vt.edu/Participation/#dates> page.
We are excited to announce that the conference will feature four keynote
If interested in sponsorship opportunities please do not hesitate to
On behalf of the entire NIME 2018 Committee, we look forward to
welcoming you in Virginia next June!
Go to the website
Moss Arts Center
190 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24060
[Apologies for cross posting, please circulate widely.]
*New submission deadline: March 26, 2018*
1st International Faust Conference - Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
(Germany), July 17-18, 2018
The International Faust Conference (IFC-18: http://www.ifc18.uni-mainz.de)
will take place at the Johannes Gutenberg University
<http://www.uni-mainz.de/> of Mainz (Germany) on July 17-18, 2018. It aims
at gathering developers and users of the Faust programming language
<http://faust.grame.fr/> to present current projects and discuss future
directions for Faust and its community.
Participants will be able to share their work through paper presentations.
A series of round tables on various topics will serve as a platform to
brainstorm on Faust's features, semantics, tools, applications, etc. to
determine future directions for this language. Open spaces for demos and
workshops will be available for participants to openly share their ongoing
projects with the rest of the community.
As a special event, the winner of GRAME's Faust Open-Source Software
Competition will be announced during IFC-18.
IFC-18 is free and everyone is welcome to attend!
*Call for Papers*
We welcome submissions from academic, professional, independent
programmers, artists, etc. We solicit original papers centered around the Faust
programming language <http://faust.grame.fr/> in the following categories:
- Original research
- Technology tutorial
- Artistic project report (e.g., installation, composition, etc.)
Paper should be up to 14 pages in length, non anonymous, and formatted
according to this template
should be carried out via our EasyChair portal
All submissions are subject to peer review. Acceptance may be conditional
upon changes being made to the paper as directed by reviewers.
Accepted papers will be published on-line as well as in the IFC-18
proceedings paper version. They will be presented by their author(s) at
IFC-18 as 15 minutes presentations (+ 5 minutes for questions).
Feel free to contact us if you have any question.
- Papers submission deadline: March 26, 2018 March 2, 2018
- Notification of Acceptance: May 5, 2018 May 1, 2018
- Camera-Ready Version: June 1, 2018
*Call for Round Table Topics*
A series of round tables on the following themes will take place both
afternoons of IFC-18:
- Faust Tools (e.g., Architectures, IDE, Faust Code Generator, On-Line
- DSP in Faust and Faust Libraries (e.g., New Algorithms, New Libraries,
Missing Functions, etc.)
- Faust Compiler and Semantics
- Other Topics/Open Session
We solicit topic suggestions from the Faust community for each of these
themes. Topics can be submitted by means of this Google form
<https://goo.gl/forms/0fBYxk28jlRdtqRM2>. They will be introduced during
the round tables by the session chair.
Please, address your questions to: ifc18(a)muwiinfa.geschichte.uni-mainz.de
Conference website: http://www.ifc18.uni-mainz.de
Dr. Albert Gr"af
Computer Music Research Group, JGU Mainz, Germany
On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce the availability of Rivendell v2.19.0. Rivendell is a full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public License.
From the NEWS file:
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Log Locking. Implemented a system-wide protocol to prevent changes
made to a log on one host from being inadvertently overwritten from
Log Importation Changes. Changed music and traffic importation so that
parent link events are still visible in linked logs.
Added the ability to specify automatic log deletion on the basis of
either the Creation Date or Air Date of the log.
Fixed a bug in rdlibrary(1) that caused evergreen cart/cuts to fail
to be highlighted in the correct color.
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 275, and will
automatically upgrade any earlier versions. To see the current schema
version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow
any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.
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Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
| A room without books is like a body without a soul. |
| -- Cicero |
We just enabled all mail services for linuxaudio.org again. All mailing
lists are working again and mail can be sent and received for the
A short recap of what happened is that linuxaudio.org got compromised on
January 29th, probably with a compromised private SSH key or password
from an account with shell access. The attacker checked the kernel, saw
that it was vulnerable to Dirty COW¹, pulled in an exploit and got root.
This was quickly discovered by the IT department of Virginia Tech
University that disconnected the server from the internet and started a
forensic investigation procedure. As part of their IT security policy
the server had to be reinstalled and everything had to be set up from
scratch again. In the meanwhile I built an alternative setup and after
some discussion we agreed on moving linuxaudio.org away from the
Virginia Tech server.
So linuxaudio.org got a new home after 15 years at Virginia Tech². We're
very, very thankful that we could host linuxaudio.org on their servers
and we can't stress enough how grateful we are for all the work that has
been done on the side of Virginia Tech after the hack.
linuxaudio.org now lives at Fuga³, a fully open source OpenStack⁴ cloud
based in The Netherlands. Fuga is part of Cyso⁵, the company I work for.
The linuxaudio.org ecosystem now consists of three separate servers, a
web server, a mail server and a storage server. We rebuilt everything
with portability and scalability in mind with a strong focus on
security. You can never prevent passwords or SSH keys getting into the
hands of hackers but we'll try to keep the servers as up to date as we
can to narrow down the attack surface as much as possible.
A big thank you to all those who helped out! It was quite a ride but it
seems as if most part of the linuxaudio.org ecosystem is accessible
again. If you find any web pages, downloads or other bits and parts that
don't work properly then please let us know so we can take a look at it.
Many thanks in advance and also many thanks for bearing with us!