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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:


   Paper (oral/poster/demo)

   Music Performance





   20 January 2019: Paper, Poster, Demo-paper, Music, and Installation
   submission deadline

   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

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
Demos category
   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,
   optional demo)

   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


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:



   scholarly/scientific quality

   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
the conference.

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
   piece-by-piece basis.

   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
   the author(s).

   Submitted proposals will be evaluated by multiple adjudicators. Review
   is double-blind.

   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.

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

   Author bio(s)

   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,
NIME 2019

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