30th April 2018: The deadline for Summer School is extended to 6th of May, 2018

Applicants for a place in the Summer School should express their interest by sending their Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest that clearly indicates their motivation and previous experience with sound and music computing research at gtzan@cs.uvic.ca.
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The theme of the SMC-18 Summer School is "Computational Ethnomusicology." The SMC-18 Summer School will take place from June 30th to July 3rd at the Cyprus University of Technology.

The summer school is suitable for students who are enrolled in MA/MSc/PhD programs in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Music Technology, and Musicology assuming that they have basic experience with programming. Interested applicants will learn about state-of-the-art techniques in music information retrieval and how they can be applied to better understand the musics of the world under the guidance o leading experts in the field.

Topics covered include: machine learning, generation of rhythms, cultural significance of rhythms, deep learning, probabilistic modelling, rhythm and beat information extraction, and pitch/tuning/melody analysis.

Schedule

  • George Tzanetakis - Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Andreas Laghos - Generating Drum Loops for Greek and World Music
  • George Tzanetakis - Pitch, tuning and melodic analysis
  • Yiannis Christidis - Rhythms as Cultural Representations
  • Aggelos Gkiokas - Inspecting the rhythm spectrum: A study on greek traditional rhythms
  • Aggelos Pikrakis - Deep Learning for Ethnomusicological Applications I
  • George Tzanetakis - Probabilistic Modeling for Music Information Retrieval
  • Aggelos Pikrakis - Deep Learning for Ethnomusicological Applications II


Registration

Early
up to 19/05/2018
Normal
20/05-20/06/2018
Late
21/06-04/07/2018
Standard Summer School (30/06 - 03/07)
€250
€270
€290
Students Summer School (30/06 - 03/07)
€250
€270
€290
Standard Summer School and Standard Conference (30/06 - 07/07)
€500
€540
€580
Student Summer School and Students Conference (30/06 - 07/07)
€380
€410
€440
  • Standard Summer School fees include: access to the summer school (30/06 - 03/07), summer school material, coffee breaks and lunches on the summer school dates.
  • Student Summer School fees include: access to the summer school (30/06 - 03/07), summer school material, coffee breaks and lunches on the summer school dates.
  • Standard Summer School & Standard Conference fees include: access to the summer school (30/06 - 03/07), summer school material, coffee breaks and lunches during the summer school, access to the conference (04-07/07), conference material, conference proceedings, coffee breaks during the conference, Welcome Cocktail and access to all concerts.
  • Students Summer School & Students Conference fees include: access to the summer school (30/06 - 03/07), summer school material, coffee breaks and lunches during the summer school, access to the conference (04-07/07), conference material, conference proceedings, coffee breaks during the conference, Welcome Cocktail and access to all concerts.
  • Students must provide documentation proving registered Student status (student's ID or a letter from the Head of Department/Director of Doctoral School prepared on the notepaper of the institution) and it should be sent at info@easyconferences.eu.

Registrations will be done online through www.easyconferences.org/smc2018/info

Summer School Chair

GEORGE TZANETAKIS

George Tzanetakis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science with cross-listed appointments in ECE and Music at the University of Victoria, Canada. He is the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Computer Analysis of Audio and Music and received the Craigdarroch research award in artistic expression at the University of Victoria in 2012.


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