faustLogo International Faust Conference 2020

1-2 December 2020, Saint-Denis (France) (initial dates: 14-15 May)

IFC20 Conference


The Second International Faust Conference (IFC-20) will take place at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord  (Saint-Denis, France) on December 1-2, 2020 (initial date: 14-15 May). It aims at gathering researchers, developers, musicians, computer artists using the Faust programming language to present current works, creations and projects and discuss future directions for Faust and its community. The 2020 edition is organized by the CICM (Centre de Recherches Informatique et Création Musicale) / MUSIDANSE Lab / Université Paris 8.

In 2020, we will put a special focus on artistic, pedagogical, preservation and student projects made with Faust, as well as on the use of this language in mixed music on the Seine Saint-Denis territory. A workshop will bring together young musicians from Saint-Denis Conservatory with their professors, and students from the Music Department of Paris 8 University programming in Faust.


The conference will propose sessions of paper presentations, as well as thematic round tables, demonstrations and tutorials, and artistic events with a concert of music pieces and the exhibition of installations using Faust.

The date of this edition has been chosen so that interested parties may be able to attend the Linux Audio Conference LAC2020, which will take place in Bordeaux, (initial date: 11-13 May 2020, new date to be announced) and organize a one week stay in France.

The conference is supported by the AFIM (Association francophone d'Informatique Musicale, through the call for projects of the DGCA of the French Ministry for Culture and Communication)  and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord (through the 2020 call for projects).


The conference and all its events will be free. But registration on this website is mandatory and is already possible on the registration page.


The conference will take place in the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord which is located very close to Paris at the following address:

20 avenue George Sand, 93210 Saint-Denis La Plaine, France.


Location: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/48.90793/2.36514

The conference venue is accessible by several parisian transport services: metro line 12 (Front Populaire Station, exit #3, 150 meters walking), by regional urban train (RER B, La Plaine Stade de France station, 15 minutes walking), by buses #139, #239, #512 (bus station Front Populaire, 150 meters walking).

All events will take place in the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord: conferences in the amphitheatre, concert and music workshops in the auditorium, tutorials and software demonstrations in two seminar rooms.


By train

You can travel from many european countries (UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain) to Paris by train. Then, according to the station where you arrive in Paris, you can reach the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord by metro, RER or bus (see location paragraph above).

For people attending the Linux Audio Conference in Bordeaux just before, you can take the TGV train and join Paris (Montparnasse Station) within two hours.

By plane

You can arrive by plane to Charles-de-Gaulle Roissy airport and very easily join the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord by the RER B (La Plaine Stade de France station, see location paragraph above).

The other airport, Orly is located in the south of Paris, and you can also join the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord by the RER B after taking the Orlyval shuttle or the Orlybus.


Main dates

All submission (papers, artistic proposals, workshops...) initial call deadline: February 29th, 2020

Notification of acceptance for the submissions of the first call: March 31st, 2020

All submission (papers, artistic proposals, workshops) second call deadline (since the conference is postponed): August 31st

Notification of acceptance for the submissions of the second call: September 20th, 2020

Camera-ready version: October 15th, 2020


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