Call for Papers

Integrating interactive technologies into musical instruments has become an emerging field. Initial work in the domain of intelligent music interfaces focused on improving the play performance of students through learning-by-demonstration or by reflecting the performance directly to the student for real-time improvements. Further, musical instruments were augmented by technologies to extend the musical sound space. For example, gestures and musical instruments can be combined to, for example, change the pitch of a sound. We expect future musical instruments to integrate interactive features, effectively facilitating the learning of musical instruments, promoting self-expression, and changing stage performances. We seek high quality contributions concerning different perspective of intelligent music interfaces and instruments including, but not limited to:

  • Prototyping of novel music interfaces
  • Improving self-expression
  • Supporting existing or novel playstyles
  • Designing new interfaces and prototypes
  • Augmenting collaborative music sessions

Workshop Program

15 min Opening
15 min Speed Dating and Ice Breaking
10 min Introduction of Interactive Session
60 min Interactive Music Session
  5 min Break
30 min Keynote
30 min Presentation Art Pieces
  5 min Break
70 min Pitch Presentations
10 min Coffee Break
60 min Moderated Discussion and Closing

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should follow the ACM two-column format with a maximum page length of three pages excluding references using the sigconf command at the top of the Latex document: \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}. You can download the templates from ACM or use the corresponding Overleaf tempate.

Papers can be submitted using EasyChair. The talks and presentations will be streamed for virtually attending participants. Participants will be selected based on the merit of their contribution to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop. All participants must register for both the workshop and at least one day of the conference. We solicit the following types of submissions: position papers, research statements, art pieces, and interactive demonstrations. The duration of an art piece is limited to 10 minutes. As interactive demonstrations, we consider demonstrating an intelligent musical interface that workshop participants can try out during the workshop. The authors of interactive demonstrations and art pieces are invited to present a prototype in the interactive workshop session.

Post-Workshop Plans

After the workshop, we encourage researchers to rework their research statements and position papers based on the discussions and feedback from the workshop. We will support researchers in submitting their final statements and papers to either arXiv or preprints on our website. Recorded pitches and the keynote will be uploaded on YouTube after seeking the presenter's permission. Based on the group work and moderated discussion, the organizers plan to distill critical aspects and the workshop's outcomes into a position paper published open access. The anticipated results are available to research questions concerning prototyping, the study design, and the evaluation of intelligent music interfaces. The feedback of the workshop attendees accompanies these research questions to inspire researchers who are interested in tackling the research questions. Based on the interest of the workshop attendees, we plan to organize regular meetups. We plan to establish a long-term format with a potential future invitation for the authors to contribute to a journal.