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FW: NIME 2007 Call for Participation

October 2, 2006

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 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 The on-line submission interface will be available for use by October 16.


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

Notification of acceptance
– March 9th 2007: Papers/posters Demos Live Performances Installations

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 &amp 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 submission 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 7 concerts.

Accepted presentation types are:
– Concert Performance (Performance slot plus program note in proceedings)
– 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 proceedings)

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 Dana Karwas at


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

June 7:
* NIME 7 Day One

June 8:
* NIME 7 Day Two

June 9:
* NIME 7 Day Three

June 1st to June 10th:
* Harvestworks 30th Anniversary Festival

NIME 7 organized site visits additional workshops and off-concerts including jam sessions are planned.