Jean-Pierre DAUTRICOURT is a composer, performer, informatician and sound technology researcher. He served on the Steering Committe of IMERA (http://www.imera.fr) in Marseille, France. He previously served as Executive Director of the Camargo Foundation, a US non-profit organization which operates a residential and cultural center in Cassis for scholars and artists from around the world. His previous experience includes 20 years as R&D professional in music and media arts, bioinformatics, visualization and knowledge management. He also composed and taught music at several American universities. Dautricourt trained both as an engineer and as a musician, and holds a PhD in music composition from Harvard University. He has published multiple articles and essays, notably on pattern recognition, database similarity searching, and software tools for music composition. His current research interests include new sound transformations, new performance virtual spaces and high-resolution audio over networks.