Research consortium and symposium, Birmingham 25-26th September 2014

The first Doctoral consortium on Live Coding will take place on the 25th September 2014, from 11am until 5pm. Research students will present work and explore ideas with each other and facilitators, map out the future of the field and help steer network activities including the forthcoming international conference.
[Schedule and further info]

The Live Coding and Collaboration symposium will take place on the 26th September 2014, from 9:30am until 5pm and will include diverse peer reviewed papers and demonstrations which explore live coding and  collaboration from multiple perspectives, as well as live research workshop activities.
[Schedule, proceedings and further info]

The affiliated Network Music Festival will begin at 6pm on the 26th September 2014, with a concert in the same building in the University of Birmingham. Those registered for the symposium may attend this concert free of charge. The rest of the Network Music Festival requires separate registration, including the algorave late on the 26th,  and will take place in another part of Birmingham.

Please direct all questions to Alex McLean:

Key dates

  • Submission deadline: 21st July 2014 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 31st July 2014
  • Resubmission of accepted papers: 25th August 2014
  • Registration closes: 15th September 2014
  • Live coding doctoral consortium: 25th September 2014
  • Live Coding and Collaboration symposium: 26th September 2014
  • The symposium will lead into the Network Music Festival, which this year will focus on Live Coding performance, and will continue until 28th September.

Locations, Travel and Accommodation

The consortium and symposium will take place in the Bramall Music Building, in the main campus (Edgbaston campus) of the University of Birmingham.

For those travelling by train, the University of Birmingham has its own train station, called “University”.

For a map showing the location of the Bramall building please click here.

The University offers a convenient option for on-campus accommodation. You may find cheaper options on If you are attending the algorave, you may wish to seek accommodation near that venue (such as the Paragon hotel or Backpackers hostel), as we will continue late into the night.

Organising committee

  • Alex McLean, ICSRiM, School of Music, University of Leeds
  • Shelly Knotts, School of Music, University of Durham
  • Scott Wilson, Electroacoustic studios, Department of Music, University of Birmingham
  • Thor Magnusson, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex
  • Norah Lorway, Electroacoustic studios, Department of Music, University of Birmingham

Programme committee

  • Shelly Knotts, University of Durham (Programme Committee Chair)
  • Duncan Roland, University of Lincoln
  • Thomas Green, University of York
  • Nick Collins, University of Durham
  • Thor Magnusson, University of Sussex
  • Scott Wilson, University of Birmingham
  • David Ogborn, McMaster University, Hamilton
  • Andrew Brown, Griffith University, Brisbane
  • Yael Benn, University of Sheffield
  • Cecile Chevalier, University of Sussex
  • Sam Aaron, University of Cambridge
  • Robert Biddle, Carleton University
  • Jochen Otto, ZKM
  • Alex McLean, University of Leeds

This event is a Live Coding Research Network activity funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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