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MUME 2017 : The 5th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation


When Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017
Where Atlanta, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 10, 2017
Notification Due Apr 20, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 28, 2017
Categories    computational creativity   computer music   machine learning   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers


((( MUME 2017 )))
5th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation
June 19-20, 2017, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA.

MUME 2017 is to be held at Georgia Institute of Technology in conjunction with the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2017.

=== Important Dates ===
Workshop submission deadline: March 10, 2017
Notification date: April 20th, 2017
Camera-ready version: April 28th, 2017
Workshop dates: 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.

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 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:

Submission should be uploaded using MUME 2017 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 2017 conference system.

MUME 2017 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:

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
Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
The University of Sydney, Australia

Kıvanç Tatar (MUME Administration and Publicity Assistant)
School of Interactive Arts and Technology,
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.



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