13th International Conference on

New Interfaces for
Musical Expression

May 27-30, 2013 | Daejeon + Seoul, Korea Republic

call for participation

We would like to invite you to be part of the 13th international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference.
We invite submission of new works in the following categories:


Topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Novel controllers and interfaces for musical expression
  • Novel musical instruments
  • Augmented/hyper instruments
  • Novel controllers for collaborative performance
  • Sensor and actuator technologies
  • Haptic and force feedback devices
  • Motion, gesture and music
  • Interfaces for dance and physical expression
  • Multimodal expressive interfaces
  • Interfaces for hearing or visually impaired for musical expression
  • Interactive game music
  • NIME intersecting with game design
  • Robotic music
  • Mobile music technology and performance paradigm
  • Biological and bio-inspired systems
  • Musical mapping strategies
  • Interactive sonification
  • Interactive sound and multimedia installations
  • Musical human-computer interaction
  • Interactivity design and software tools
  • Interface protocols and data formats
  • Sonic interaction design
  • Perceptual and cognitive issues
  • Performance analysis
  • Performance rendering and generative algorithms
  • Machine learning in performance systems
  • 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
  • Artistic, cultural, and social impact of NIME technology
  • Experiences with novel interfaces in education and entertainment
  • Reports on student projects in the framework of NIME related courses
  • Practice-based research approaches/methodologies/criticism

Important dates

  • Paper/performance/installation submissions and workshop proposals due: February 14, 2013. Please note that there will be no more extensions.
  • Review notification:
    - installations/workshops: March 27, 2013
    - papers/posters/demos: March 31, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper deadline: April 28, 2013


To submit your paper and/or proposals for performance/installation/workshop, please visit here.
A note on anonymity: while paper/demo submissions for NIME 2013 should not contain any information on the authors, the anonymity policy for music/performance/installation proposal is not as strict as that of paper/demo category; please feel free to include information on the authorship and/or the names of contributing artists in your proposal.


We welcome submissions of original research on all above-mentioned (and other) topics related to 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 demo)
  • Short paper/poster (up to 4 pages in proceedings, shorter oral presentation or poster, optional demo)
  • Demonstration (up to 2 pages in proceedings)
Please use this template when preparing your manuscript.
Submitted papers will be subject to a peer review process by an international expert committee. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN/ISBN reference, and will be available online after the conference. A manuscript submitted for review cannot be already under review for publication elsewhere, or be submitted for a second review elsewhere while under review for NIME 2013.
As an award for the prizewinner, the best paper of NIME 2013 will be published in a future issue of the Computer Music Journal.


We welcome submission of proposals for performances. Proposed performances should have a clear connection with the substance of the NIME conference. Performance proposals in conjunction with paper submissions are encouraged, but each will be judged on its own merit. Within reasonable limits, we may be able to provide musicians to perform pieces. Typical NIME performance pieces last for 5-15 minutes, but shorter and longer performance proposals may also be taken into consideration.
Submitted proposals will be reviewed by an expert committee. Preference will be given to submissions with strong evidence that the proposed performance has already been realized or is technically feasible and within the artists' capabilities. Documentation of the performances will be available online after the conference.
Submit a proposal in the form of a PDF document, maximum 4 pages. Supplementary supporting media files (audio and video) or links to online media are encouraged. The proposal should include the following:
  • Title and detailed description of the proposed performance. Include a score and video/audio documentation where possible.
  • Names of all participants/submitters, with a short bio for each (100 words)
  • Number of performers and the instruments and technologies that will be used.
  • Any requirements for the venue. Diagrams of the preferred stage setup and signal routing are recommended.
  • Evidence of the feasibility of the performance. Include documentation of past performances or related works that demonstrate the submitter's capabilities to implement the proposed performance.
  • A list of any equipment that needs to be provided by the conference organizers.
  • Any instrumental performers that would need to be provided by the organizers. Note that the conference organizers may not be able to accommodate your request.
Please note that the organizers cannot provide funding to support performers' travel or accommodation at the conference.


NIME 2013 will also provide several locations that can be used to exhibit new music installation work. These are foyer location installations or room-based installations in connection to the conference venues.
Part of the exhibitions will be hosted in collaboration with the Daejeon Foundation for Culture and the Arts.
Submitted proposals will be subject to a peer review process by an international expert committee. Documentation of the installations will be available online after the conference.
In order to present an installation for NIME 2013, please submit a proposal in the form of a PDF document, maximum 4 pages, containing the following information:
  • The title of the work
  • Names of contributing artists
  • A clear description of the proposed installation that will provide reviewers with a sense of its motivation and proposed realization. Pictures, schematic diagrams and/or proposed floor plans would be helpful here. You may also Provide any documentation of previous presentations of this installation (if they exist)
  • Describe the space needed and the adaptability of the installation in terms of possible venues.
  • Provide a list of equipment required for the installation, clearly indicating what you will bring and what you would require the conference organizers to provide.


We call for short (3 hours) or long (6 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.
Tutorial 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 specialized interest or interdisciplinary topic in depth with greater time for discourse, debate, and collaboration.
Admission to workshops and tutorials will be charged separately from the main conference. Proposer(s) are responsible for publishing any workshop proceedings (if desired) and should engage in the promotion of their event by engaging their own networks. Workshops may be cancelled or combined if there is inadequate participation.

For any further information/questions/comments/suggestions, please contact the organizing committee.