[ 15. Februar 2016 ]


Subject: MUME 2016 – 2nd CALL FOR SUBMISSION

From: Kıvanç Tatar


((( MUME 2016 )))

4th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation


June 27, 2016

MUME 2016 is to be held in Paris at Université Pierre et Marie Curie

(UPMC), in conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on

Computational Creativity, ICCC 2016.

Important Dates

Workshop submission deadline: May 1, 2016

Notification date: June 1, 2016

Camera-ready version: June 10, 2016

Workshop date: June 27, 2016

We are delighted to announce the 4th International Workshop on Musical

Metacreation (MUME 2016) to be held June 27, 2016, in conjunction with

the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC

2016. MUME 2016 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):


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

—- 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 full day 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 members.

Workshop papers will be published as MUME 2016 Proceedings and will be

archived with an ISBN number. Submissions should be formatted using the

AAAI, 2-column format; see instructions and templates here:


Submission should be uploaded using MUME 2016 EasyChair portal:


For complete details on attendance, submissions and formatting, please

visit the workshop website:http://www.musicalmetacreation.org


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 ICCC2016 conference system.

Questions & Requests

Please direct any inquiries/suggestions/special requests to the Workshop

Chair, Philippe Pasquier (pasquier(at)sfu(dot)ca)

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.


Kıvanç Tatar

Researcher, Metacreation Lab

Interactive Arts and Technology

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

GSM : 1 778 858 6073

Website: https://kivanctatar.wordpress.com/