Computer music conferences usually provide a list
of topics in which authors pick up their choice. A particular
theme is also often highlighted. However, more and more works
are interdisciplinary. For example, research on signal processing
and symbolic processing, which used to be clearly separated, tend
to join in high level programming environments for music composition.
These environments may handle traditional scores as well as continuous
representation and may try to articulate discrete structures modelling
with expression down to the signal.
So rather than a list we would like to propose a network, where possible conference themes (in rectangles) connect to one or several paradigms (in circles). Of course the diagram is incomplete, people will suggest other connections, which is precisely the purpose.
Rather than choosing a dominant topic for the conference, it is the connectivity itself which will be favored : authors are strongly encouraged to propose collaborative, interdisciplinary works crossing several paradigms.