NIME 2024: Student Consortium

This is the third year of the Student/Doctoral Consortium at NIME. We welcome applications from students who would like feedback from the NIME community on their conceptual, theoretical, technical and/or musical research components. Peers and senior scientists, interaction designers and computer musicians will be mixed for an open discussion about NIME related submissions.

Ideal candidates will be early-stage or mid-way through their program, presenting some concrete research content within the NIME topics yet with no conclusive achievements already at hand. Candidates should clearly explain their contribution to the Consortium as well as the expected benefit from participating in it.

There are two different categories:

  • PhD students
  • Undergraduates and Graduates students

Submission Information:

Proposals (maximum 5000 words) will include the following entries:

  • Title
  • Keywords
  • Research question(s) / Problem
  • Context / Theories
  • Methods
  • Expected outcomes (what you hope to contribute and get from the Doctoral Consortium)
  • References/bibliography (not part of the word count)

  • Optional:

  • Software
  • Video and audio recordings
  • Blueprints documenting music interface concepts and physical prototypes, either uploaded along with the main document or hyperlinked from it
  • A short recommendation letter from the Supervisor, also clarifying the student's year of study, research objectives, method, and activity in the context of the Department/Research Lab where the study is done.
Consortium Review Process

The Graduate & undergraduate Consortium committee will review and select a limited number of candidates via a curation process that considers the quality of their work, and its possibilities to contribute to the creation of a multidisciplinary, diverse, balanced and ethical discussion forum furthermore highly profitable for the participants. Duplicated material submitted also to other NIME calls will be immediately rejected from the Graduate & undergraduate Consortium.

Authors should also familiarize themselves with the NIME statements on diversity and environmental issues as well as the NIME Ethical guidelines for NIME publications.

Submission Guide

NIME uses the CHI template for submissions. You can edit it using LaTeX, or as a Word document. Templates for both LaTeX and Word can be found here.
We recommend using a service like Overleaf to edit and complete your submission.

To submit

  1. Export and download your Latex document or Word document as a PDF. Note that your submission must be anonymised!
  2. If you don’t already have an account for NIME’s conference management system, create one.
  3. Create a submission for NIME 2024 in CMT.
  4. Include your title, abstract and co-authors, choose the categorisation for your submission, and comply with the NIME ethics requirements. Add your final, anonymised PDF.

Note: The deadline to create a submission is February 14, 2024. A PDF is not required at that time.

You will then have until February 21 to upload your paper as a PDF, and complete your submission.

Presentation Format:

We ask you to update your paper based on the feedback that you received from the review and based upon the latest updates in your research. You will be asked to deliver this updated paper two weeks in advance of the consortium (August 18, 23.59 AOE) as a ‘camera ready submission’ in the CMT3 system. This paper will be shared amongst the other participants and the chairs who will be attending the Consortium. Furthermore we want you to prepare three questions that you hope to get answered during the Student Consortium in relation to your research. Add those to your motivation for attending the SC part in the paper you provided. If you haven't got such a section yet, please add it. The Student Consortium will run two days before the beginning of the main conference, on September 2nd, with the Chairs actively participating in the event. Please note that the final papers won't be published in the NIME proceedings.

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth Time Zone (UTC - 12)

The deadlines for submission of papers, music, installations and workshops have passed.
Student Consortium 2nd call submission deadline
June 30th, 2024
Student Consortium 2nd call submission upload deadline
July 7th, 2024
Work in Progress, Jam Session and Coaching Session deadline
July 15th, 2024
Student Consortium (both calls) updated proposal deadline
August 18th, 2024
Student Consortium meetup
September 2nd, 2024
Pre-conference workshops
September 2nd and 3rd, 2024
The Conference
September 4th-6th, 2024


General co-chairs:
Paper co-chairs:
Music/installation co-chairs:
Workshop co-chairs:
Spatial co-chairs: