Call for Participation

5th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation

Held at the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2017.

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, June 19-20, 2017.

We are excited to announce the 5th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME 2017) to be held June 19-20, 2017, in conjunction with the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2017.

Metacreation involves using tools and techniques from artificial intelligence, artificial life, and machine learning, themselves often inspired by cognitive and life sciences, for creative tasks. Musical Metacreation explores the design and use of these tools 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 aims 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.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of late papers and musical works: April 20th, 2017

Workshop submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Notification date: May 7th, 2017

Camera-ready version: May 19th, 2017

Workshop dates: June 19-20, 2017

Topics

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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mume2017

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 2017 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 2017 template based on AAAI template. The MUME 2017 latex and Word template is available at:

http://musicalmetacreation.org/buddydrive/file/mume2017_templates/

Submission should be uploaded using MUME 2017 EasyChair portal: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mume2017

For complete details on attendance, submissions and formatting, please visit the workshop website: http://musicalmetacreation.org

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.

Attendance

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 2017 conference system.

History

MUME 2017 builds on the enthusiastic response and participation we received for the past occurrences of MUME series:

Questions & Requests

Please direct any inquiries/suggestions/special requests to the Workshop Chair, Philippe Pasquier (pasquier@sfu.ca).

Workshop Organizers

Workshop Chair

Dr. Philippe Pasquier Dr. Philippe Pasquier
Associate Professor, School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT),
Simon Fraser University
Email Dr. Pasquier, or visit his website, Metacreation Lab website, or Kadenze course – Generative Art and Computational Creativity .

Workshop Committee

Dr. Arne Eigenfeldt Dr. Arne Eigenfeldt
Professor, The School for the Contemporary Arts,
Simon Fraser University
Email Dr. Eigenfeldt, or visit his website.

Dr. Oliver Bown Dr. Oliver Bown
Senior Lecturer, Art and Design,
University of New South Wales
Email Dr. Bown, or visit his website.

Administration & Publicity Assistant

Kivanc Tatar pictureKıvanç Tatar
PhD Student, School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT),
Simon Fraser University
Email Kıvanç or visit his website

Program Committee
  • Alo Allik – Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
  • Andrew Brown – Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (Australia)
  • Benjamin Carey – Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Mike Casey – Bregman Lab, Dartmouth College (USA)
  • Darrell Conklin – University of the Basque Country (Basque Country)
  • Frédéric Dufeu – University of Huddersfield (UK)
  • Marcelo Gimenes – Plymouth University (UK)
  • Amy Hoover – Northeastern University (USA)
  • Robert Keller – Harvey Mudd College (USA)
  • Shelly Knotts – Durham University (UK)
  • Roisin Loughran – University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Bill Manaris – College of Charleston (USA)
  • Jon McCormack- Monash University (Australia)
  • James McDermott – University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Eduardo Miranda – Plymouth University (UK)
  • Peter Nelson – The University of Edinburg (UK)
  • Gerhard Nierhaus – Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics – University of Music and Performing Arts (Austria)
  • Robert Rowe – New York University (USA)
  • Benjamin Smith – Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (USA)
  • Doug Van Nort – York University (CA)
  • Anna Weisling – Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Duncan Williams – Plymouth University (UK)
  • Matthew Yee-King – Goldsmiths (UK)

MUME 2017 Concert

In parallel with the MUME 2017 Workshop, we also organise the MUME 2017 Concert. Details are available here.

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