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MUME 2018 : The 6th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 26, 2018
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline Mar 2, 2018
Notification Due Apr 30, 2018
Final Version Due May 25, 2018
Categories    creativity   artificial intelligence   generative systems   music

Call For Papers




((( MUME 2018 )))

The 6th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation

June 25-26, 2018, Salamanca, Spain.

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

=== Important Dates ===

Workshop submission deadline: March 2nd, 2018

Notification date: April 30th, 2018

Camera-ready version: May 25th, 2018

Workshop dates: June 25-26, 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.



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

---- 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

-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

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



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

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)

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

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