OPEN CALL: New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Jan 04, 2007 7:37 am
On behalf of the NIME07 Committee, we would like to invite you to be
part of the 7th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical
Expression (NIME), organized by Harvestworks and New York University's
(NYU) Music Technology Program in partnership with LEMUR and the NYU
Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).

We encourage contributions of the following kinds:
* Papers (full-length, short-length, posters)
* Demos
* Live Performances
* Installations

Complete submission guidelines are now available at


Submission deadlines
Installations and Performances
- January 31st 2007: Papers/posters, Demos, Live Performances,

Notification of acceptance
- March 9th 2007: Papers/posters, Demos, Live Performances,

Registration deadlines
- April 16th 2007: Early Registration (reduced fee)

Final text submission deadline
- April 16th 2007: Complete Camera-ready Papers and Abstracts


We invite the submission of papers on topics related to new interfaces
for music performance including, but not restricted to
* Novel controllers and interfaces for musical expression
* Novel controllers for collaborative performance
* Novel musical instruments
* Augmented/hyper instruments
* Interfaces for dance and physical expression
* Interactive sound and multimedia installations
* Interactive sonification
* Sensor and actuator technologies
* Haptic and force feedback devices
* Interface protocols and data formats
* Gesture and music
* Robotics and music
* Perceptual & cognitive issues
* Interactivity design and software tools
* Musical mapping strategies
* Performance analysis and machine learning
* Performance rendering and generative algorithms
* Experiences with novel interfaces in education and entertainment
* Experiences with novel interfaces in live performance and composition
* Surveys of past work and stimulating ideas for future research
* Historical studies in twentieth-century instrument design
* Reports on students projects in the framework of NIME related courses
* Artistic, cultural, and social impact of NIME technology

Accepted presentation types are:
- Full Paper (6 pages in proceedings, longer oral presentation)
- Short Paper (4 pages in proceedings, shorter oral presentation)
- Poster (2 or 4 pages in proceedings, poster presentation)

Demo Sessions are an opportunity to support and discuss realized or
partially realized work with conference attendees, in an informal,
discursive way. Demos of technologies and applications that address
the topics listed above will be considered for selection.
Demonstrations are designed to give exhibitors an opportunity to show
material that benefits from having a physical presence at the
conference. It is important that there be a realized, demonstrable,
working component to all submissions to this category. This is not to
say that Demos cannot be sketches or further ideas or future plans for
the project - but an activity, process, action or actionable form of
the concept must exist as part of the Demo proposed.

Demos must include a 2 page poster to be displayed at the Demo
Sessions and included in the printed proceedings. The poster should
address the scientific/technical aspects of the project, acquired
experiences and/or the context of the development.

For those submitting papers, we will provide the possibility of
scheduling demo presentations within the dedicated Demo Sessions. The
procedure will allow that a Demo option be chosen for any Paper
submission. An accepted paper will not guarantee an accepted demo.

Accepted presentation types are:
- Demo (Demonstration space plus 2 pages in proceedings)

A series of three evening concerts as well as 'NIME-at-night' events
at clubs will be organized during the conference to highlight creative
use of interactive instrument technology and performance systems. One
of the evening concerts will feature commissioned performers playing
work from their repertoire as well as pieces submitted through the
Live Performances call.

We welcome proposals for performances to be featured in the NIME 07

Accepted presentation types are:
- Concert Performance (Performance slot plus program note in
- Club Performance (Performance slot plus program note in proceedings)
- New Work for Commissioned Performer (Performance by commissioned
performer plus program note in proceedings)

The NIME Installations category is intended to address submissions
that deal with the subjects listed above, but are intended for
public-space or art gallery contexts. Accepted Installations will be
shown for the full 3 days of the conference, beginning on the morning
on Thursday, June 7th and ending in the evening on Saturday June 9th.
The Installations venue for NIME 2007 will also be open to the general
public. Installation submissions will be judge by artistic merit,
interactivity, relevance to NIME, innovation, exhibition history
experience and practicality criteria. A one-paragraph description of
the Installation project must be submitted with other required
materials, and will be included in the conference proceedings.

Accepted submissions to the Installation category will be exhibited in
an environment appropriate to a public-space and gallery context. NIME
2007 is obtaining special facilities in New York City, near other
conference events for exhibition of accepted Installation projects.
Please check the NIME site in November for floor plan details and
photos of the space. The number of accepted submission will be
partially subject to available space.

Accepted presentation types are:
- Installations (Installation space plus brief description in

NIME07 will include a number of events specially focused on robotics
and music. These will include a keynote speaker from the field of
robotics and music, a special workshop on the subject and a concert
series the weekend before NIME07.

Therefore, we are especially inviting submissions in all categories in
the area of Robotics and Music. Special consideration will be given to
competent submissions in this area.

For presentations of commercial products and companies not associated
with a conference submission, there will be exhibit booths. Please
contact Jennifer Stock at


June 6, morning:
* Workshop on Music and Robotics
Details on how to participate in the Music and Robotics workshop to

June 7-9:
* NIME 2007

May 31st to June 10th:
* New York Electronic Arts Festival

NIME 07 organized site visits, additional workshops and off-concerts
including jam sessions are planned.
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
WGXC Hudson Studio
(518) 828-0290
WGXC Feedback
(518) 212-7509
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534