Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fwd: Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity 2017

Dear all,

We are happy to announce the second Conference on Computer Simulation
of Musical Creativity. The event will be held at the Open University
in Milton Keynes (UK) from 11 to 13 Sept 2017.

•Deadline for paper submission: 10 June 2017

Submissions can cover both theoretical and/or practical aspects of
the computer simulation of musical creativity. Interdisciplinary
proposals at the intersection of music, computer science, psychology
and philosophy are welcome. Topics of interest may include, but are
not limited to:

Computer Systems
• systems capable of generating music;
• systems capable of performing music;
• systems capable of (online) improvisation;
• systems capable of analysing music;
• music-robotic systems;
• systems implementing societies of virtual musicians;
• systems that foster and enhance the musical creativity of human users;
• music recommendation systems;
• systems implementing computational aesthetics, emotional responses,
novelty and originality;

• surveys of state-of-the-art techniques in the area;
• validation methodologies;
• philosophical foundations of creative music systems;
• mathematical foundations of creative music systems;
• evolutionary models for creative music systems;
• cognitive models for creative music systems;
• studies on the applicability of music-creative techniques to other
research areas;
• new models for improving creative music systems.

Peer-Review Process and Proceedings

All papers are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two
specialists. Proceedings will be published online. Extended versions
of selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal
of Creative Music Systems (

Paper Submission

Details of submission procedure and formatting can be found at

For enquiries, please contact

Best Wishes,
Robin Laney
Steven Jan
Valerio Velardo


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