Keynote speakers biographies


Claudio Allocchio studied astrophysics and particle physics, but also music (piano). In 1985 he
started his computer networking activities at CERN and then returned to Trieste (1988). Among the
founders of GARR NREN, he managed the COSINE mail gateway services (early 90s) and the Italian
Naming Authority (”.it” regulator). Since 1991, he is a member of the application area directorate at
IETF. He is the GARR senior technical director for advanced applications and security areas.

Walter Gerbino is full professor at the Department of Psychology “G. Kanizsa”, University of Trieste.

Miha Ciglar is a composer and researcher in the field of audio technologies. He holds a MSc degree from the Academy of Music and the University of Technology in Graz, Austria. In 2008, Ciglar founded the Institute for Sonic Arts Research – IRZU. He is the initiator and curator of the international sonic arts festival EarZoom, which takes place annually, since 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2011 he founded Ultrasonic audio technologies – a start-up company, developing a wide range of products including new musical interface controllers based on non-contact tactile feedback and computer vision, directional speakers based on modulated ultrasound, as well as several mobile applications combining music making and gaming. Ciglar is the conference chair of the 2012 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), which will be held in September 2012 at IRZU in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


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