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Reminder: NIME 2011 - Call for Participation

Dear NIME community,

11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2011)
30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway

We would like to remind you that the deadline for submissions to this yearâs NIME conference is only 3 weeks away. The core purpose of the NIME conference is to present the latest results in design, development, performance and analysis of/for/with new interfaces/instruments for musical use. In 2011 we will put an extra emphasis on performance aspects related to NIME, something which will also be addressed in a symposium, workshops and master classes in the days leading up to the conference.

We invite for the following types of submissions (see below for details):

- Paper (oral/poster/demo)
- Performance
- Performance Plus Paper
- Installation
- Workshop


- Paper/performance/installation/workshop submission: 31 January 2011 (22:00 CET)
- Review notification: 18 March 2011
- Final paper deadline: 25 April 2011


- Novel controllers and interfaces for musical expression
- Novel musical instruments
- Augmented/hyper instruments
- Novel controllers for collaborative performance
- Interfaces for dance and physical expression
- Interactive game music
- Robotic music
- Interactive sound and multimedia installations
- Interactive sonification
- Sensor and actuator technologies
- Haptic and force feedback devices
- Interface protocols and data formats
- Motion, gesture and music
- Perceptual and cognitive issues
- Interactivity design and software tools
- Musical mapping strategies
- Performance analysis
- Performance rendering and generative algorithms
- Machine learning in performance
- Experiences with novel interfaces in live performance and composition
- Surveys of past work and stimulating ideas for future research
- Historical studies in twentieth-century instrument design
- Experiences with novel interfaces in education and entertainment
- Reports on student projects in the framework of NIME related courses
- Artistic, cultural, and social impact of NIME technology
- Bio-music
- Mobile music technologies
- Musical human-computer interaction
- Multimodal expressive interfaces
- Practice-based research approaches/methodologies/criticism
- NIME intersecting with game design
- Sonic interaction design


We welcome submissions on all above mentioned (and other) topics related to scientific research, development and artistic use of new interfaces for musical expression. There are three different paper submission categories:

- Full paper (up to 6 pages in proceedings, longer oral presentation, optional demonstration)
- Short paper/poster (up to 4 pages in proceedings, shorter oral presentation or poster, optional demonstration)
- Demonstration (up to 2 pages in proceedings)

All submissions will be subject to peer review by at least three international experts. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (with an ISSN).

Paper submission information


We welcome submission of pieces for three different types of performance venues:

- Concert hall performance
- Club performance
- Foyer âstuntâ performance

Any type of NIME performance pieces are welcome, but we would particularly like to encourage the use of motion capture techniques in performance. For this we can make available several different types of motion capture systems (Qualisys, XSens, Optitrack, Mega). Network pieces and mobile music pieces are also encouraged. ïWithin reasonable limits, we may be able to provide musicians to perform pieces.

All submissions will be subject to peer review by at least three international experts. Documentation of the pieces will be made available on the NIME web page after the conference.

Performance submission information


To support more cross-disciplinary work between scientific and artistic research, we highly encourage submissions of performance pieces related to papers. Here the scientific presentation may be the basis for the artistic presentation, or vice versa.

Submissions within this category will have to be done for both the piece and the paper, with a clear note that paper and piece belongs together. ïEvaluation will be based on the combined quality of both submissions.


We call for installations to be presented during the NIME conference. These may be foyer location installations or room-based installations. Within reasonable limits, we may be able to provide speakers, projectors, etc. for the installations.

Installation submission information


We call for half-day (3 hours) or full-day (3+3 hours) workshops and tutorials. These can be targeted towards specialist techniques, platforms, hardware, software or pedagogical topics for the advancement of fellow NIME-ers and people with experience related to the topic. They can also be targeted towards visitors to the NIME community, novices/newbies, interested student participants, people from other fields, and members of the public getting to know the potential of NIME.

Workshop proposers should clearly indicate the audience and assumed knowledge of their intended participants to help us market to the appropriate audience. Workshops and tutorials can relate to, but are not limited to, the topics of the conference. This is a good opportunity to explore a specialised interest or interdisciplinary topic in depth with greater time for discourse, debate, collaboration.

Admission to workshops and tutorials will be charged separately from the main conference. ïProposer(s) are responsible for publishing any workshop proceedings (if desired) and should engage in the promotion of their event amongst own networks.ï ïWorkshops may be cancelled or combined if there is inadequate participation.

Workshop submission information

If you have any inquiries, please email us at post@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Please feel free to forward to this message to others.

On behalf of the NIME 2011 committee, 
Alexander Refsum Jensenius (University of Oslo)
Kjell Tore Innervik (Norwegian Academy of Music)