STUDENT CONSORTIUM

In 2022 the Doctoral Consortium was established for the first time. This year, the idea is extended to give opportunities to students at graduate and undergraduate level to discuss, perform, or demo their research. We welcome applications from students who would like to receive feedback from the NIME community on their conceptual, theoretical, technical and/or musical research components, and participate to an open discussion among peer students and senior scientists, interaction designers and computer musicians. We encourage authors to consider this year's conference theme Frugal Music Innovation in their works.


Ideal candidates will be early-stage or mid-way through their program, presenting some concrete research content within the NIME topics yet with no conclusive achievements already at hand. Candidates should clearly explain their contribution to the Consortium as well as the expected benefit from participating in it.

There are two different categories:

  • PhD students

  • Undergraduates and Graduates students

Submission Information:

Proposals will include the following entries:

  • Title

  • Keywords

  • Research question(s) / Problem

  • Context / Theories

  • Methods

  • Expected outcomes (what you hope to contribute and get from the Doctoral Consortium)

  • References/bibliography (not part of the word count)


Optional:

  • Software

  • Video and audio recordings

  • Blueprints documenting music interface concepts and physical prototypes, either uploaded along with the main document or hyperlinked from it

  • A short recommendation letter from the Supervisor, also clarifying the student's year of study, research objectives, method, and activity in the context of the Department/Research Lab where the PhD is done.

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 student consortium 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)

Submission portal

Selection Process:

The Graduate & undergraduate Consortium committee will review and select a limited number of candidates via a curation process that considers the quality of their work, and its possibilities to contribute to the creation of a multidisciplinary, diverse, balanced and ethical discussion forum furthermore highly profitable for the participants. Duplicated material submitted also to other NIME calls will be immediately rejected from the Graduate & undergraduate Consortium.

At the conference:

If accepted, based on your proposal, we will ask you to design a multimedia poster to both contribute to a live consortium discussion and virtual poster at the NIME conference. Each poster can include performances, demo, design, etc. The Student Consortium will run the day before the beginning of the main conference, on May 30th, with the Chairs actively participating in the event. Please note that the final posters won't be published in the NIME proceedings.