CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome submissions of original research on scientific and artistic development and use of new interfaces for musical expression. We encourage authors to consider this year's conference theme Frugal Music Innovation when writing their manuscripts. Full papers are up to 5000 words. Note that the word count includes the manuscript's main text only, i.e., excluding the title, abstract, keywords, CCS concepts, ethical statement, and references.

Submission Guide:

This year we are not using PubPub (here is why). Instead we are going back to the previous NIME proceedings LaTeX and Word templates. To submit a paper to NIME 2023, please follow these steps:


  1. Download the templates. Make sure you use the Paper Proceedings template for your full paper submission.

  2. Make sure your paper is fully anonymized before submission. Unanonymized papers will be desk-rejected.

  3. Export your paper in PDF format.

  4. Upload the PDF to the CMT, NIME2023's conference management system.


Templates (LaTeX and Word files for Paper and Music Proceedings)

Submission portal (To be updated soon)

Paper Review Process:

All paper submissions will be subjected to a rigorous double-blind peer review process by an international committee of experts. All of the submitted papers should demonstrate rigorous research methodology and will be evaluated according to the following criteria: novelty, academic quality, appropriateness of topic, importance, readability, ethical standards, and paper organization. Authors should also familiarize themselves with the NIME statements on diversity and environmental issues.

The review process is as follows:

  1. Each paper submission will be assigned to at least 3 reviewers for independent evaluation.

  2. A meta-reviewer will moderate a discussion amongst the reviewers, write a summary review, and recommend whether to accept the paper.

  3. The paper chairs will make the final decision on paper acceptance and will inform the author(s) of their decision along with the reviewers’ comments.


Please note this review process is double-blind, meaning reviewers remain anonymous to the authors and vice-versa. It is expected that authors respect the NIME Ethical guidelines for NIME publications.

Presentation Format:

If the paper is accepted, authors will be asked to either present in person or provide a recorded video of the presentation for online presentation besides the camera-ready paper. All these files will be publicly available online