[PD] [PD-announce] First Call for Papers: 2020 Joint Conference on AI Music Creativity (CSMC + MuMe)

Andre Holzapfel holzap at kth.se
Thu Jan 23 14:20:32 CET 2020

First Call for Papers: 2020 Joint Conference on AI Music Creativity 
(CSMC + MuMe)

Oct 22-24 2020 @ KTH and KMH, Stockholm, Sweden


The computational simulation of musical creativity continues to be an 
exciting and significant area of academic research, and is now making 
impacts in commercial realms. Such systems pose several theoretical and 
technical challenges, and are the result of an interdisciplinary effort 
that encompasses the domains of music, artificial intelligence, 
cognitive science and philosophy. This can be seen within the broader 
realm of Musical Metacreation, which studies the design and use of such 
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.

The 2020 Joint Conference on AI Music Creativity brings together for the 
first time two overlapping but distinct research forums: The Computer 
Simulation of Music Creativity conference 
(https://csmc2018.wordpress.com, est. 2016), and The International 
Workshop on Musical Metacreation (http://musicalmetacreation.org, est. 
2012). The principal goal is to bring together scholars and artists 
interested in the virtual emulation of musical creativity and its use 
for music creation, and to provide an interdisciplinary platform to 
promote, present and discuss their work in scientific and artistic contexts.

The three-day program will feature two keynotes, research paper 
presentations, demonstrations, discussion panels, and two concerts. 
Keynote lectures will be delivered by Professor Emeritus Dr. Johan 
Sundberg (Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, 
and Dr. Alice Eldridge (Music, Sussex University, UK, 


We encourage submissions of work on topics related to CSMC and MuMe, 
including, but not limited to, the following:



    systems capable of analysing music;


    systems capable of generating music;


    systems capable of performing music;


    systems capable of (online) improvisation;


    systems for learning or modeling music style and structure;


    systems for intelligently remixing or recombining musical material;


    systems in sound synthesis, or automatic synthesizer design;


    adaptive music generation systems;


    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;


    applications of CSMC and/or MuMe for digital entertainment: sound
    design, soundtracks, interactive art, etc.



    surveys of state-of-the-art techniques in the research area;


    novel representations of musical information;


    methodologies for qualitative or quantitative evaluation of CSMC
    and/or MuMe systems;


    philosophical foundations of CSMC and/or MuMe;


    mathematical foundations of  CSMC and/or MuMe;


    evolutionary models for  CSMC and/or MuMe;


    cognitive models for  CSMC and/or MuMe;


    studies on the applicability of music-creative techniques to other
    research areas;


    new models for improving CSMC and/or MuMe;


    emerging musical styles and approaches to music production and
    performance involving the use of CSMC and/or MuMe systems


    authorship and legal implications of CSMC and/or MuMe;


    future directions of CSMC and/or MuMe.

    Paper Submission Format

There are three formats for paper submissions:


    Full papers (8 pages maximum, not including references);


    Work-in-progress papers (5 pages maximum, not including references);


    Demonstrations (3 pages maximum, not including references).

The templates will be released early 2020, and EasyChair submission link 
opened soon thereafter. Please check the conference website for updates: 

Since we will use single-blind reviewing, submissions do not have to be 
anonymized. Each submission will receive at least three reviews. 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.

Accepted full papers will be published in a proceedings with an ISBN. 
Furthermore, selected papers will be invited for expansion and 
consideration for publication in the Journal of Creative Music Systems 

    Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: August 14 2020

Paper notification: September 18 2020

Camera-ready paper deadline: October 2 2020

    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 Conference Chair (bobs at kth.se 
<mailto:bobs at kth.se>) to discuss any special equipment and setup 


At least one author of each accepted submission should register for the 
conference by Sep. 25, 2020, and attend the workshop to present their 
contribution. Papers without authors will be withdrawn. Please check the 
conference website for details on registration: http://kth.se/aimusic2020

    About the Conference

The event is hosted by the Division of Speech, Music and Hearing, School 
of Electrical and Computer Engineering (KTH) in collaboration with the 
Royal Conservatory of Music (KMH).

Conference chair: Bob L. T. Sturm, Division of Speech, Music and 
Hearing, KTH

Paper chair: Andy Elmsley, CTO Melodrive

Music chair: Mattias Sköld, Instutitionen för komposition, dirigering 
och musikteori, KMH

Panel chair: Oded Ben-Tal, Department of Performing Arts, Kingston 
University, UK

Publicity chair: André Holzapfel, Division of Media Technology and 
Interaction Design, KTH

Sound and music computing chair: Roberto Bresin, Division of Media 
Technology and Interaction Design, KTH

    Questions & Requests

Please direct any inquiries/suggestions/special requests to the 
Conference Chair (bobs at kth.se <mailto:bobs at kth.se>).

Kind regards

Andre Holzapfel,
Ph.D. (Computer Science)
Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology)
Assistant Professor
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Media Technology and Interaction Design

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