Papers

Here is a list of selected research publications.  They span computing in the arts, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and computer science education.

Conferences

B. Manaris, P. Brougham-Cook, D. Hughes, A.R. Brown, “JythonMusic: An Environment for Developing Interactive Music Systems“, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2018), Blacksburg, VA, Jun. 2018.

C. Benson, B. Manaris, S. Stoudenmier, and T. Ward, “SoundMorpheus: A Myoelectric-Sensor Based Interface for Sound Spatialization and Shaping“, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2016), Brisbane, Australia, Jul. 2016.

B. Manaris, and S. Stoudenmier, “Specter: Combining Music Information Retrieval with Sound Spatialization“, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2015), Malaga, Spain, Oct. 2015.

B. Manaris, D. Johnson, and M. Rourk, “Diving into Infinity: A Motion-Based, Immersive Interface for M.C. Escher’s Works“, 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2015), Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 2015.

B. Manaris, D. Hughes, Y. Vassilandonakis, “Monterey Mirror: an experiment in interactive music performance combining evolutionary computation and Zipf’s law“, Evolutionary Intelligence8(1), Springer-Verlag, pp 23-35, Mar. 2015.

D. Johnson, B. Manaris, Y. Vassilandonakis, and S. Stoudenmier, “Kuatro: A Motion-Based Framework for Interactive Music Installations“, 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2014), Athens, Greece, Sep. 2014.

D. Johnson, B. Manaris, and Y. Vassilandonakis, “Harmonic Navigator: An Innovative, Gesture-Driven User Interface for Exploring Harmonic Spaces in Musical Corpora“, 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2014), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Human-Computer Interaction, Advanced Interaction Modalities and Techniques, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 8511, Springer-Verlag, pp. 58-68, Jun. 2014.

D. Johnson, B. Manaris, and Y. Vassilandonakis, “A Novelty Search and Power-Law-Based Genetic Algorithm for Exploring Harmonic Spaces in J.S. Bach Chorales“, EvoMUSART 2014 – 3rd International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, Granada, Spain, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 8601, Springer-Verlag, pp. 95–106, Apr. 2014.

B. Manaris,R. McCauley, M. Mazzone, and W. Bares, “Computing in the Arts: A Model Curriculum“, Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’14), Atlanta, GA, pp. 451-456, Mar. 2014.

B. Manaris, D. Johnson, and Y. Vassilandonakis, “Harmonic Navigator: A Gesture-Driven, Corpus-Based Approach to Music Analysis, Composition, and Performance“, 2nd International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME 2013), Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE’13), Boston, MA, pp. 67-74, Oct. 2013.

D. Hughes and B. Manaris, “Fractal Dimensions of Music and Automatic Playlist Generation – Similarity Search via MP3 Song Uploads“, Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP 2012), Piraeus-Athens, Greece, pp. 436-440, July 20, 2012.

B. Manaris, D. Hughes, and Y. Vassilandonakis, “Monterey Mirror: Combining Markov Models, Genetic Algorithms, and Power Laws“, Proceedings of 1st Workshop in Evolutionary Music, 2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2011), New Orleans, LA, USA, pp. 33-40, June 5, 2011.

B. Manaris, J.R. Armstrong, T. Zalonis, and D. Krehbiel, “Armonique: a framework for Web audio archiving, searching, and metadata extraction“, International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal, vol. 35, pp. 57-68, June 2010. Based on a presentation at the 40th Annual Conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA 2009), Athens, Greece, Sep. 2009 (abstract).

B. Manaris, D. Krehbiel, P. Roos, and T. Zalonis, “Armonique: Experiments in Content-Based Similarity Retrieval Using Power-Law Melodic and Timbre Metrics“, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2008), Philadelphia, PA, pp. 343-348, Sep. 2008.

C.W. Starr, B. Manaris, and R.H. Stalvey, “Bloom’s Taxonomy Revisited: Specifying Assessable Learning Objectives in Computer Science“, Proceedings of the 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’08), Portland, OR, pp. 261-265, Feb. 2008.

P. Roos and B. Manaris, “A Music Information Retrieval Approach Based on Power Laws,” Proceedings of 19th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI-07), Patras, Greece, vol. 2, pp. 27-31, Oct. 2007.

B. Manaris, P. Roos, P. Machado, D. Krehbiel, L. Pellicoro, and J. Romero, “A Corpus-Based Hybrid Approach to Music Analysis and Composition,” Proceedings of 22nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07), Vancouver, BC, pp. 839-845, Jul. 2007.

B. Manaris, L. Pellicoro, G. Pothering, and H. Hodges, “Investigating Esperanto’s Statistical Proportions Relative to Other Languages Using Neural Networks and Zipf’s Law,” Proceedings of the 2006 IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence And Applications (AIA 2006), Innsbruck, Austria, Feb. 2006.

D. Lyle and B. Manaris, “SUITEDasher – A Multilingual Keyboard and Mouse Interface for Motor-Impaired Users,” Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2005), Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, Jul. 2005.

B. Manaris, P. Machado, C. McCauley, J. Romero, and D. Krehbiel, “Developing Fitness Functions for Pleasant Music: Zipf’s Law and Interactive Evolution Systems,” EvoMUSART2005 – 3rd European Workshop on Evolutionary Music and Art, Lausanne, Switzerland, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Applications of Evolutionary Computing, LNCS 3449, Springer-Verlag, pp. 498-507, Mar. 2005.

B. Manaris and R. McCauley, “Incorporating HCI into the Undergraduate Curriculum: Bloom’s Taxonomy Meets the CC’01 Curricular Guidelines,” Proceedings of 34th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2004), Savannah, GA, pp. T2H10 – T2H15, Oct. 2004.

P. Machado, J. Romero, M.L. Santos, A. Cardoso, and B. Manaris, “Adaptive Critics for Evolutionary Artists,” EvoMUSART2004 – 2nd European Workshop on Evolutionary Music and Art, Coimbra, Portugal, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Applications of Evolutionary Computing, LNCS 3005, Springer-Verlag, pp. 437-446, Apr. 2004.

P. Machado, J. Romero, B. Manaris, A. Santos, and A. Cardoso, “Power to the Critics – A Framework for the Development of Artificial Critics,” Proceedings of 3rd Workshop on Creative Systems, 18th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2003), Acapulco, Mexico, pp. 55-64, Aug. 2003.

B. Manaris, D. Vaughan, C. Wagner, J. Romero, and R.B. Davis, “Evolutionary Music and the Zipf–Mandelbrot Law: Progress towards Developing Fitness Functions for Pleasant Music,” EvoMUSART2003 – 1st European Workshop on Evolutionary Music and Art, Essex, UK, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Applications of Evolutionary Computing, LNCS 2611, Springer-Verlag, pp. 522-534, Apr. 2003.

R. McCauley and B. Manaris, “Computer Science Education at the Start of the 21st Century – A Survey of Accredited Programs,” Proceedings of the 2002 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2002), Boston, MA, pp. F2G10-F2G15, Nov. 2002.

B. Manaris, T. Purewal, and C. McCormick, “Progress Towards Recognizing and Classifying Beautiful Music with Computers – MIDI-Encoded Music and the Zipf-Mandelbrot Law,” Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2002 Conference, Columbia, SC, pp. 52-57, Apr. 2002.

B. Manaris, R. McCauley, and V. MacGyvers, “An Intelligent Interface for Keyboard and Mouse Control—Providing Full Access to PC Functionality via Speech,” Proceedings of 14th International Florida AI Research Symposium (FLAIRS ’01), Key West, FL, pp. 182-188, May 2001.

R. McCauley and B. Manaris. “Computer Science Education: An Information Resource for Curriculum Development and Program Enhancement,” Proceedings of the 30th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2000), Kansas City, MO, pp. T4A19- T4A24, Oct. 2000.

B. Manaris, V. MacGyvers, and M. Lagoudakis, “Speech Input for Mobile Computing Devices,” Proceedings of 12th International Florida AI Research Symposium (FLAIRS ’99), Orlando, FL, pp. 286-292, May 1999.

B. Manaris and A. Harkreader, “SUITEKeys: A Speech Understanding Interface for the Motor-Control Challenged,” Proceedings of The Third International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies (ASSETS ’98), Marina del Ray, pp. 108-115, Apr. 1998.

B. Manaris and I. Russell, “Pedagogic Resources for Artificial Intelligence in the Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum,” Florida AI Research Symposium (FLAIRS ’96), Key West, FL, pp. 468-472, May 1996.

R. McCauley, U. Jackson and B. Manaris, “Documentation Standards in the Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum,” Proceedings of the 27th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’96), Philadelphia, PA, pp. 242-246, Feb. 1996.

B. Manaris, R. Glanville, and T.E. Gillis, “Developing Natural Language Interfaces through NALIGE,”Proceedings of IEEE 6th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI ’94), New Orleans, LA, pp. 260-266, Nov. 1994.

B. Manaris and C. Jones, “Internet Navigation and Resource Location: The Future is Here,” Proceedings of ASCUE Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, pp. 128-137, Jun. 12-16, 1994.

B. Manaris and J. Pritchard, “Constructing Natural Language Interface Applications to Operating Systems,” Proceedings of the 1993 ACM conference on Computer Science (CSC ’93), Indianapolis, IN, pp. 425-432, Feb. 1993.

G. Rambally and B. Manaris, “A Natural Language Interface for the VAX/VMS Operating System,” Proceedings of IEEE Southeastcon Conference, Tampa, FL, pp. 511-515, Apr. 1987.

Journals

B. Manaris, B. Stevens, and A.R. Brown, “JythonMusic: An Environment for Teaching Algorithmic Music Composition, Dynamic Coding, and Musical Performativity“, Journal of Music, Technology & Education 9(1), pp. 55-78, May 2016.

B. Manaris, M. Wainer, A.E. Kirkpatrick, R.H. Stalvey, C. Shannon, L. Leventhal, J. Barnes, J. Wright, J. B. Schafer, D. Sanders, “Implementations of the CC’01 Human-Computer Interaction Guidelines using Bloom’s Taxonomy,” Computer Science Education Journal 17(1), pp. 21-57, Mar. 2007.

B. Manaris, J. Romero, P. Machado, D. Krehbiel, T. Hirzel, W. Pharr, and R.B. Davis, “Zipf’s Law, Music Classification and Aesthetics,” Computer Music Journal 29(1), MIT Press, pp. 55-69, Spring 2005.

B. Manaris, V. MacGyvers, and M. Lagoudakis, “A Listening Keyboard for Users with Motor Impairments—A Usability Study,” International Journal of Speech Technology 5(4), pp. 371-388, Dec. 2002.

R. McCauley, U. Jackson, and B. Manaris. “Establishing an Early Foundation in Software Engineering – Framework, Experiences and Results,” Journal of Software Engineering Education88(4), pp. 403-408, Oct. 1999.

B. Manaris and W. Dominick, “NALIGE: A User Interface Management System for the Development of Natural Language Interfaces,” International Journal of Man–Machine Studies 38(6), pp. 891-921, Jun. 1993.

Editorials

B. Manaris, (invited editorial) “Dropping CS Enrollments: or The Emperor’s New Clothes?“, ACM Inroads, pp. 6-10, Dec. 2007.

B. Manaris and P. Machado (eds.), International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools 15(4), special issue on “Artificial Intelligence in Music and Art”, Aug. 2006.

B. Manaris (ed.), Computer Science Education Journal 13(3), special issue on “Human-Computer Interaction”, Sep. 2003.

B. Manaris and B. Slator, “Interactive Natural Language Processing – Building on Success,” IEEE Computer 29(7), pp. 28-32, Jul. 1996.

Book chapters

B. Manaris, P. Roos, D. Krehbiel, T. Zalonis, and J.R. Armstrong, “Zipf’s Law, Power Laws and Music Aesthetics“, in T. Li, M. Ogihara, G. Tzanetakis (eds.), Music Data Mining, pp. 169-216, CRC Press – Taylor & Francis, July 2011.

P. Machado, J. Romero, and B. Manaris, “Experiments in Computational Aesthetics – An Iterative Approach to Stylistic Change in Evolutionary Art“, in The Art of Artificial Evolution, pp. 381-416, Springer-Verlag, Dec. 2007.

B. Manaris, “Natural Language Processing: A Human-Computer Interaction Perspective,” In Advances in Computers (Marvin V. Zelkowitz, ed.), vol. 47, pp. 1-66, Academic Press, New York, 1998.

Book

B. Manaris and A.R. Brown, Making Music with Computers: Creative Programming in Python, Chapman & Hall/CRC Textbooks in Computing, pp. 502, May 2014.

Other publications

More publications can be found in CV.

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