(Apologies for cross-postings)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
We would like to invite you to be part of NIME 2019 - The International
Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.
In its nineteenth edition, NIME crosses the Equatorial line, happening for
the first time in South America, being held at the Federal University of
Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The theme of this conference
edition is BLENDING DIMENSIONS: Inspiration and Challenge. This theme aims
at inspiring the most unusual musical interactions in the space of
possibilities that lies between what is apparent and what is hidden. NIME
2019 welcomes those that are willing to take risks in creative processes,
fostering the connections between humans and computers, technology and art,
as well as the hemispheres of Earth.
We invite submissions of new works in the following categories:
20 January 2019: Paper, Poster, Demo-paper, Music, and Installation
27 January 2019: Final submission upload deadline
1 March 2019: Non-paper demo and workshop submission deadline
15-22 March 2019: Notification of acceptances and rejections
3 April 2019: Early-bird registration deadline
10 April 2019: Camera-ready submission and presenter registration
3 June 2019: Pre-conference workshops
4-6 June 2019: The conference
7 June 2019: The unconference
The online submission system will be open at http://ufrgs.br/nime2019.
Templates for paper and poster proposals are also on the Submission page
All paper category submissions must be completely anonymized, including,
but not limited to authors, references, and specific project names that can
clearly identify the author(s).
At least one person (author, performer, artist) MUST be registered for
the conference for their piece/paper to be included in the program. Papers
for which no author registers - and/or is not present at the conference -
will be removed from the proceedings.
Demonstration papers will be presented during a poster session. It is
also possible to submit a proposal for a demonstration which will not be
accompanied by a paper publication. For additional info on non-paper
demonstrations, please see the call for Non-Paper Workshops and
below. All demonstration paper submissions must include a video.
A manuscript submitted for review cannot be already under review for
publication elsewhere or be submitted for a second review elsewhere while
under review for NIME 2019.
Accepted papers will be published online as part of the conference
proceedings on the conference website and will be archived online to be
tracked by citation tools.
Call for Papers
We welcome submissions of original research on scientific and artistic use
of new interfaces for musical expression. A non-exhaustive list of
NIME-related topics is found below.
There are three different paper submission categories:
Full paper (up to 6 pages in proceedings, oral/poster presentation,
Short paper/poster (up to 4 pages in proceedings, oral/poster
presentation, optional demo)
Demo paper (up to 2 pages in proceedings, poster presentation with demo)
Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following
Novel controllers, interfaces or instruments for musical expression
Augmented, embedded and hyper instruments
Technologies or systems for collaborative music-making
New performance paradigms for mobile music-making
Music-related human-computer interaction
Sensor and actuator technologies, including haptics and force feedback
Musical mapping strategies
Explorations of relationships between motion, gesture and music
Evaluation and user studies of new interfaces for musical expression
Evaluation and user studies of commercially available “off the shelf”
Interfaces for musical expression for people with special needs
Musical applications of robotics
Interactive sound art and installations
Performance rendering and generative algorithms
Machine learning in musical performance
Web-based music performance
Software frameworks, interface protocols, and data formats, for
supporting musical interaction
Historical, theoretical or philosophical discussions about designing or
performing with new interfaces
Discussions about the artistic, cultural, and social impact of NIME
Sonic interaction design
Pedagogical perspectives or reports on student projects in the framework
of NIME-related courses
Practice-based research approaches/methodologies/criticism
PAPER REVIEW PROCESS
All paper submissions will be subjected to a rigorous double-blind peer
review process by an international committee of experts. All of the
submitted papers should demonstrate rigorous research methodology and
evaluated according to the following criteria:
appropriateness of topic
readability and paper organization
The process is as follows:
Each paper submission will be assigned to at least 3 reviewers for
A meta-reviewer will moderate a discussion amongst reviewers, write a
summary review, and recommend whether to accept the paper.
The paper committee will make the final decision on paper acceptance and
will inform the author(s) of their decision along with the reviewers’
Please note this review process is double-blind, meaning reviewers remain
anonymous to the authors and vice-versa. It is expected that authors
respect NIME’s Publication ethics and malpractice statement
There will be *NO EXTENSION* to the paper submission deadline. However,
authors of registered papers on or before January 20th will be allowed to
upload new versions of their papers (in PDF format) until January 27th
(23h59 American Samoa time zone). No other changes will be possible (i.e.
authors will not be able to change title, abstract, authors,
keywords/topics, or other metadata). No registration of new papers will be
possible after January 20th, and no submission of new versions of
registered papers will be possible after January 27th.
Call for Music
We invite submission of proposals that showcase new interfaces for musical
expression in composition and performance. We look forward to receiving
submissions that expand and reshape our understanding of NIME in the
performance, conceptualization, and reception of music. We encourage
submissions that respond to the conference theme of BLENDING DIMENSIONS:
Inspiration and Challenge.
Please contact the Music Chairs with any questions regarding the
suitability of a potential NIME performance submission. We will consider
submissions of existing works as well as proposals for new ones.
If a music submission is selected for performance at NIME, it is our
expectation that the proposing artists will be available to perform the
work on ANY day of the conference. The NIME 2019 organization is unable to
consider requests for musical performances to happen on specific days of
Music proposals (compiled into a single pdf) should include:
A project description.
A description of technical requirements.
Short program notes.
A link to audio and, preferably, audio-visual documentation. The
documentation link should use an unrestricted streaming service such as
SoundCloud, Vimeo, or YouTube.
In addition, you will be asked to provide artist bio(s) as a separate entry
box in the online submission system.
Typical NIME performance pieces last for 5-15 minutes, but shorter and
longer performance proposals may also be taken into consideration. You must
consider the following aspects when preparing music performance submissions:
Space requirements: Indicate whether the work would be more suitable for
a traditional concert stage, gallery, club, public space, university
environment (hallways, staircases and indoor and outdoor plazas), or other
venue. For networked & web-based work, please include the technical
information and system requirements.
Performer(s): List any instrumental performers. Please note that the
organizers cannot provide funding to support any additional performers’
travel or accommodation. Within reasonable limits, we may be able to
provide musicians to perform pieces but this would be negotiated on a
Feasibility: Provide evidence of the feasibility of the musical
performance. Include documentation and list of previous performances of the
submitted or related work that demonstrate the submitter’s capacity to
implement the proposal.
Collaborators: Include the names of all participants/submitters, with a
short bio for each (100 words).
All submissions must be anonymized, including, but not limited to
authors, references, and specific project names that can clearly identify
Submitted proposals will be evaluated by multiple adjudicators. Review
Please note that the organizers cannot provide funding to support
performers' travel or accommodation at the conference.
Call for Art Installations
NIME 2019 will also provide several locations that can be used to exhibit
new music installation works. These are foyer location installations or
room-based installations in connection to the conference venues.
Submitted proposals will be subject to a peer review process by an
international expert committee. Documentation of the installations will be
available online after the conference.
In order to present an installation for NIME 2019, please submit a proposal
in the form of a PDF document, maximum 4 pages, containing the following
The title of the work
Names of contributing artists
A clear description of the proposed installation that will provide
reviewers with a sense of its motivation and proposed realization.
Pictures, schematic diagrams and/or proposed floor plans would be helpful
here. You may also Provide any documentation of previous presentations of
this installation (if they exist)
Floor Plan & Logistical requirement: This should indicate requirements
for your installation including time required to set up, diagrams for space
utilization, networked needs, etc.
Feasibility: Provide evidence of the feasibility of the installation.
Include documentation and list of previous installations of the submitted
or related work that demonstrate the submitter’s capacity to implement the
Provide a list of equipment required for the installation, clearly
indicating what you will bring and what you would require the conference
organizers to provide.
A link to audio-visual documentation (if available). The documentation
link should use an unrestricted streaming service, such as SoundCloud,
Vimeo, or YouTube.
Installation Review Process
All installation submissions will be evaluated by a review panel according
to the following criteria: originality, impact, creativity, technique,
presentation, and feasibility.
*CALL FOR NON-PAPER WORKSHOPS & DEMOS*
NIME 2019 welcomes the submission of workshop and demo proposals that are
not accompanied by a paper. These specialized workshops may be in any area
of the NIME themes or topics.
Unlike the workshop-papers and demo-papers available under the papers
category, workshops and demo proposals do not need to be anonymized and
will be curated by the conference committee based on their relevance to the
conference theme and feasibility. As a result, the feedback on these
curated acceptances and rejections will be limited.
The non-paper workshop proposals (compiled in a single pdf) should include:
One-page workshop description
One-page description of technical and space requirements
Workshop leader(s) bio(s)
A link to aural, visual, and/or online documentation. The documentation
link containing media materials should use an unrestricted streaming
service such as SoundCloud, Vimeo, or YouTube.
The non-paper demo proposals (compiled in a single pdf) should include:
One-page demo description
One-page description of technical and space requirements
A link to audio-visual documentation showcasing the technology and/or
activity to be demonstrated. The documentation link containing media
materials should use an unrestricted streaming service such as Vimeo, or
Best regards and look forward to seeing you at NIME 2019 in June 2019!!
On behalf of the organizing committee,
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