Friday, December 8, 2017

Fwd: MUME 2018 - Call For Submissions




((( MUME 2018 )))

The 6th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation

June 25-26, 2018, Salamanca, Spain.

MUME 2018 is to be held at the University of Salamanca in conjunction
with the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity,
ICCC 2018.

=== Important Dates ===

Workshop submission deadline: March 2nd, 2018

Notification date: April 30th, 2018

Camera-ready version: May 25th, 2018

Workshop dates: June 25-26, 2018


Metacreation applies tools and techniques from artificial
intelligence, artificial life, and machine learning, themselves often
inspired by cognitive and natural science, for creative tasks. Musical
Metacreation studies the design and use of these generative tools and
theories for music making: discovery and exploration of novel musical
styles and content, collaboration between human performers and
creative software "partners", and design of systems in gaming and
entertainment that dynamically generate or modify music.

MUME intents to bring together artists, practitioners, and researchers
interested in developing systems that autonomously (or interactively)
recognize, learn, represent, compose, generate, complete, accompany,
or interpret music. As such, we welcome contributions to the theory or
practice of generative music systems and their applications in new
media, digital art, and entertainment at large.



We encourage paper and demo submissions on MUME-related topics,
including the following:

-- Models, Representation and Algorithms for MUME

---- Novel representations of musical information

---- Advances or applications of AI, machine learning, and statistical
techniques for generative music

---- Advances of A-Life, evolutionary computing or agent and
multi-agent based systems for generative music

---- Computational models of human musical creativity

-- Systems and Applications of MUME

---- Systems for autonomous or interactive music composition

---- Systems for automatic generation of expressive musical interpretation

---- Systems for learning or modeling music style and structure

---- Systems for intelligently remixing or recombining musical material

---- Online musical systems (i.e. systems with a real-time element)

---- Adaptive and generative music in video games

---- Generative systems in sound synthesis, or automatic synthesizer design

---- Techniques and systems for supporting human musical creativity

---- Emerging musical styles and approaches to music production and
performance involving the use of AI systems

---- Applications of musical metacreation for digital entertainment:
sound design, soundtracks, interactive art, etc.

-- Evaluation of MUME

---- Methodologies for qualitative or quantitative evaluation of MUME systems

---- Studies reporting on the evaluation of MUME

---- Socio-economical Impact of MUME

---- Philosophical implication of MUME

---- Authorship and legal implications of MUME

Submission Format and Requirements


Please make submissions via the EasyChair system at:

The workshop is a day and a half event that includes:

-Presentations of FULL TECHNICAL PAPERS (8 pages maximum)

-Presentations of POSITION PAPERS and WORK-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS (5 pages maximum)

-Presentations of DEMONSTRATIONS (3 pages maximum) which present
outputs of systems (working live or offline).

All papers should be submitted as complete works. Demo systems should
be tested and working by the time of submission, rather than be
speculative. We encourage audio and video material to accompany and
illustrate the papers (especially for demos). We ask that authors
arrange for their web hosting of audio and video files, and give URL
links to all such files within the text of the submitted paper.

Submissions do not have to be anonymized, as we use single-blind
reviewing. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program
committee members.

Workshop papers will be published as MUME 2018 Proceedings and will be
archived with an ISBN number. Please use the updated MuMe paper
template to format your paper. Also please feel free to edit the
licence entry (at the bottom left of the first page of the new
template). We created a new MUME 2018 template based on AAAI template.
The MUME 2018 latex and Word template is available at:

Submission should be uploaded using MUME 2018 EasyChair portal:

For complete details on attendance, submissions and formatting, please
visit the workshop website:

Presentation and Multimedia Equipment:


We will provide a video projection system as well as a stereo audio
system for use by presenters at the venue. Additional equipment
required for presentations and demonstrations should be supplied by
the presenters. Contact the Workshop Chair to discuss any special
equipment and setup needs/concerns.



It is expected that at least one author of each accepted submission
will attend the workshop to present their contribution. We also
welcome those who would like to attend the workshop without
presenting. Workshop registration will be available through the ICCC
2018 conference system.



MUME 2018 builds on the enthusiastic response and participation we
received for the past occurrences of MUME series:

MUME 2012 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2012 at Stanford):

MUME 2013 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2013 at NorthEastern):

MUME 2014 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2014 at North Carolina):

MUME 2016 (held in conjunction with ICCC 2016 at Université Pierre et
Marie Curie):

MUME 2017 (held in conjunction with ICCC 2017 at Georgia Institute of

Questions & Requests


Please direct any inquiries/suggestions/special requests to the
Workshop Chair, Philippe Pasquier (

Workshop Organizers


Pr. Philippe Pasquier (Workshop Chair)

School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Pr. Arne Eigenfeldt

School for the Contemporary Arts

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr. Oliver Bown

Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

The University of Sydney, Australia

Kıvanç Tatar (MUME Administration and Publicity Assistant)

PhD Candidate

School of Interactive Arts and Technology,

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.



MUME Steering Committee

Andrew Brown

Griffith University, Australia

Anna Jordanous

University of Kent, UK

Bob Keller

Harvey Mudd College, US

Róisín Loughran

University College Dublin, Ireland

Michael Casey

Dartmouth College, US

Benjamin Smith

Purdue University Indianapolis, US

Kıvanç Tatar
PhD Candidate
Interactive Arts and Technology
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada