It is our pleasure to announce the 17th Linux Audio Conference (LAC-19). We look forward to see you at Stanford this Spring (see details below)!
[Apologies for cross posting, please circulate widely.]
*17th Linux Audio Conference - CCRMA, Stanford University (USA), March 23-26, 2019*
After seven years outside of the United States, Linux Audio Conference (LAC) https://lac.linuxaudio.org is coming back to Stanford University http://stanford.edu on March 23-26, 2019 for its 17th edition! LAC is the international conference about Free/Open-Source Software for music, sound, and other media with GNU/Linux as the main platform.
More information about this event can be found on the conference website: https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/
*Call for Papers / Posters / Workshops*
LAC 2019 invites submissions of papers, posters, and workshops addressing all areas of audio processing based on Linux and open source software. All submissions and presentations are in English. Submitted papers are expected to respect academic standards and must be complete (*a simple abstract is not enough*).
Submissions can focus on technical, artistic, and/or scientific issues and can target developers and/or users. This includes (but is not limited to) the following categories:
- Audio and Music Languages - Audio Hardware Support - Audio Plugins - Drivers, System and Sound Architecture - Education and E-Learning - Games - Interactive Art - Interface Design - Live Coding - Live Performance - Media Art - MIDI, OSC... - Mobile Audio - Music Composition - Music Production - Networked Audio - Physical Computing - Projects Realized using Linux Audio - Realtime Kernel and Linux Distributions - Signal Processing and Sound Synthesis - Sound Spatialization - Standards and Protocols - Video - Etc.
*Full Papers* Full papers must be written and presented in English. The length of papers is 4 to 8 pages, with up to 5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 200 words. The abstract will be published on the conference website once the paper has been accepted. The full paper will be available on the website during and after the conference. All papers are peer reviewed by a committee of experts from different disciplines. Reviewers may suggest improvements to the author(s), or require changes in order to accept the submission. The duration of the presentation is 25 minute followed by a 5 minute discussion.
*Poster Papers* Poster papers must be written in English, should be 2-4 pages, with up to 5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words. The abstract will be published on the conference website once the poster has been accepted. All posters are peer reviewed by a committee of experts in different disciplines. Reviewers may suggest improvements to the author(s), or require changes in order for the poster to be accepted.
*Demos* Demos are informal project (e.g., plug-in, software, interface, idea, etc.) presentations that will be carried out in parallel with poster presentations. Demos can be submitted through this online form https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/submissions.html to be added to the conference program.
*Workshops* Workshop presentations (max duration of 2h) should be 1-4 pages, with up to 5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words to be published on the conference website. Make sure that your proposal indicates if participants are expected to have a specific level, if there are prerequisites, if you'd like to limit the number of participants, etc. Workshops will take place in the CCRMA classroom (which can host approximately 30 people). A projector and a 4 channels sound system will be available in this space. Submit a brief description of the workshop including a URL (if available).
*How to Submit Papers / Posters / Workshops?*
- Use the online submission tool http://submissions.html - Choose the relevant submission type (paper, poster, or workshop) in addition to your 5 categories - The required file format is PDF. Authors must use the provided templates https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/doc/LAC-19-templates.zip for paper formatting. - Please let us know if you need a special technical setup for your presentation.
*Call for Music / Multimedia Installations*
LAC 2019 also invites submissions of musical works involving the use of technology/open source software and multimedia installations. A jury will select the compositions and installations to be included in the conference program according to artistic merit and technical feasibility. Please be prepared to perform your work yourself and make sure that you have all resources needed to perform your piece (e.g., instruments, props, other performers, etc.). LAC 2019 cannot pay for any expenses related to a performance (e.g., performers, travel, accommodation, special equipment, etc.). SCLOrk https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/ will be available to perform new (or old) laptop orchestra compositions, so this type of submission is encouraged this year! SCLOrk https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/ is the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra and uses exclusively Linux computers. Musical works and installations can address all areas of digital audio and audiovisual art. This includes (but is not limited to) the following categories:
- Electronic Music - Electroacoustic Music - Mixed Music - Acoustic Music - Sound Installation - Interactive Art - Audiovisual Installation - Game in art - Web and Connected Art
*Available Setups* For concerts, LAC will provide the following equipment:
- CCRMA Stage: 56.8 full 3d sound system (up to 6th order Ambisonics) - CCRMA Listening Room: 22.4 sound system (up to 3d order Ambisonics) - SCLOrk https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/ (the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra). Pieces accepted for a performance with SCLOrk will be added to the rehearsal schedule of the corresponding SCU https://www.scu.edu class. - Additional requests can be made but are not be guaranteed.
*How to Submit Music / Multimedia Installations?*
- Use the online submission tool https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/submissions.html - Select the submission type (performance) - The required file format is PDF, formatted for Letter paper size. Submissions should include: - Description of the project program notes - Link to video or audio demonstration of the project - Technical rider of the work
- *Submission Deadline:* December 7, 2018 (11:59pm PST) - *Notification of Acceptance:* January 18, 2019 - *Camera-ready Version Due:* February 15, 2019 - *Conference Dates:* March 23-26, 2019
Additional information about LAC-19 can be found on the conference website: https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/