Call for Participation

6th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation

Held at the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2018.

University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, June 25-26, 2018.

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

Important Dates

Workshop submission deadline: March 11th, 2018

Notification date: April 30th, 2018

Camera-ready version: May 25th, 2018

Workshop dates: June 25-26, 2018


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 Technology):

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

Faculty of Art & Design, The University of New South Wales


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