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Linux Audio Conference 2015
The Open Source Music and Sound Conference
April 9-12 @ Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz, Germany
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Call for papers, music, installations and workshops

  • Deadline for paper submissions: February 1st, 2015 February 8th, 2015 (23:59 HAST)
  • Deadline for music/sound-installation submissions: February 1st, 2015 February 8th, 2015 (23:59 HAST)
  • Notification of acceptance: February 15th, 2015 February 22th, 2015
  • Deadline for camera-ready paper: March 8th, 2015 March 15th, 2015

Note to submitters: As LAC 2015 is mostly publically funded and participation in the conference is free of charge, we cannot pay any fees or provide funds for travelling costs of artists and speakers. Please take this into account before making your submission.

Call for Papers, Posters and Presentations

Papers can be submitted for review via the online paper submission system. Please use the available templates for papers. The tarball includes templates for LaTeX and OpenOffice/LibreOffice including information about margins and layout.

Papers must be written and presented in English, 4—8 pages, with abstract (50—250 words) and up to 5 keywords. In general a presentation should take about half an hour.

The copyright of the paper remains with the author, but we reserve the right to create and sell printed proceedings from all submitted (and accepted) papers.

For poster presentations or lightning talks we only require an abstract (50—250 words). You may optionally provide written documentation for inclusion in the printed proceedings (if you choose to do so, please use one of the templates, minimum two pages). The duration of a lightning talk will be about 5 minutes, posters will be presented in a separate poster session.

Please highlight the presentation format (Topic: «poster», «lightning-talk» in the submission system). With exception of submission length and presentation duration, the same rules as for papers also apply to poster presentations and lightning talks.

Below is a list of possible subjects for papers and presentations. This list is meant as a starting point, not to restrict you.

  • Spatial Audio
  • Education
  • Live Performance
  • Audio Hardware Support
  • Signal Processing
  • Music Composition
  • Audio Languages
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Audio Plugins
  • MIDI
  • Live Coding
  • Music Production
  • Linux Kernel
  • Physical Computing
  • Interface Design
  • GNU/Linux Distributions
  • Networked Audio
  • Video
  • Mobile Audio
  • Games
  • Media Art
  • Licensing
  • Android Audio
  • ...

We very much welcome practical papers or software demos that outline artistic creative processes or workflows based on Linux audio applications or systems ("how I use Linux Audio applications to create my music/media art").

Not all papers need to directly address Linux Audio. There is no limitation for subjects from related fields like audio/visual research and open content.

NB. Papers should be as complete as possible on submission. Until submission closes it is possible to replace/update files in the openconf system. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and after the notification of acceptance there is a time window for updates and last-minute changes.

Call for Music, Installations and Workshops

Music, Installations and Workshops can be submitted for review via the online music/installations/workshops submission system. We are looking for music and sound art that has been produced or composed entirely or mostly using GNU/Linux and other open source music software for:

  • The Electroacoustic Music Concerts (fixed media or live performance works)
  • The Linux Sound Night (danceable, live performances preferred)
  • Audio/Visual installations

Proposals for 60-120 min. workshops should be submitted through the same system. Eligible topics are the same as for the main track of the conference (see above), but may be presented in various forms, including (but not limited to) tutorials and presentations of hardware and software systems, open discussions, developer meetings, live coding sessions, etc.

Please download the complete Call for Music, Installations and Workshops document (PDF) before trying to submit. This contains all the details about the submission and review process, submission types and venues.

The electroacoustic concerts will take place at the main concert hall ("Roter Saal") of the Mainz School of Music (Hochschule für Musik) which has 220 seats; 8 channel audio equipment will be provided. The Linux Sound Night will be at the "Baron" where a stage, stereo PA equipment, lighting set and projector system will be available. For the sound installations we offer the "Faculty Room" (96 sq. meters) which is located in close vicinity to the lecture halls where the paper sessions and workshops are. All venues are on the campus of the JGU, within walking distance.

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