NordicSMC: A nordic university hub on sound and music computing

Stefania Serafin, Sofia Dahl, Roberto Bresin, Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Runar Unnthorsson, Vesa Välimäki

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Sound and music computing (SMC) is still an emerging field in many institutions, and the challenge is often to gain critical mass for developing study programs and undertake more ambitious research projects. We report on how a long-term collaboration between small and medium-sized SMC groups have led to an ambitious undertaking in the form of the Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network (NordicSMC), funded by the Nordic Research Council and institutions from all of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). The constellation is unique in that it covers the field of sound and music from the “soft” to the “hard,” including the arts and humanities, the social and natural sciences, and engineering. This paper describes the goals, activities, and expected results of the network, with the aim of inspiring the creation of other joint efforts within the SMC community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Sound and Music Computing Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSonic Crossing
EditorsAnastasia Georgaki, Areti Andreopoulou
Place of PublicationLimassol, Cyprus
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSound and Music Computing Conference - Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018
Conference number: 15


ConferenceSound and Music Computing Conference
Abbreviated titleSMC
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  • Acoustics
  • Music technology


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