Recap first hybrid Polifonia meeting in Bologna 13-15 October

The Polifonia team met in the wonderful venues of The University of Bologna to advance collaborative work and discuss the next steps

polifonia team in Bologna
19 October 2021

Between 13-15 October 2021, the University of Bologna hosted the Polifonia project meeting in a hybrid way, both in its beautiful historical buildings and on Zoom. The three-day meeting was conceived as a working meeting so as to benefit from the opportunity of an in-person gathering to push further the research carried out by the different Polifonia working groups. 

The Work Package and Pilot meetings were held in parallel sessions and focused on concrete tasks in the form of hackathons, maninpastas, brainstorming, among others, such as ontology testing, lexical resource validation, writing of deliverables. In plenary sessions, general project updates and next steps were presented to the consortium members.

Albert Meroño Penuela talks about research and plans within Work Package 2 
Albert Meroño Penuela talks about research and plans within Work Package 2 
 

Each of the working groups showed quarterly reports of results and work carried out as well as a planning of milestones for the coming six months. On the last day, the Polifonia demo which will soon be featured in the AI & Music Festival at Sonar was presented to the members and advisors. This first version of the Polionia app generated great feedback and comments. Follow us for more updates on this exciting event!

Delfina Sol Pandiani, Jacopo de Berardinis and Andrea Poltronieri, Jason Carvalho and Valentina Presutti present Polifonia demo at Polifonia members and advisors
Delfina Sol Pandiani, Jacopo de Berardinis and Andrea Poltronieri, Jason Carvalho and Valentina Presutti present Polifonia demo at Polifonia members and advisors

All in all, the Polifonia meeting in Bologna was very productive and insightful. In addition to advancing the project with concrete tasks, new ideas emerged during this get-together (we will announce these shortly.) We had inspiring comments and suggestions from our advisors Luca De Gennaro, Antonia Folguera, and Elena Giglia, who showed enthusiasm and passion for the project. We are grateful to them for their precious contributions to Polifonia. Last but not least, the beautiful city of Bologna with its rich history, delicious food, and talented students was an inspiration to the Polifonia partners. We thank all organisers from UniBo for this wonderful and successful Polifonia meeting!

Image credits: Polifonia project consortium in Bologna, photo by V. Presutti 

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 101004746