NIME 2024: Call For Work in Progress

We welcome submissions for work in progress on original research on scientific, cultural, and artistic development and use of new interfaces for musical expression.

Through this call we want to encourage a broader audience to take part in the conference, share their work and be able to get in touch with the NIME community. We especially encourage artists and creatives working outside of an academic context to submit their work in progress, as well as students from conservatoires and art academies. But of course, work-in-progress from academics is welcomed as well.

In the form linked below you can enter up to 1000 words to describe the work-in-progress, describe your motivation to join the conference, and upload up to three pictures, a thumbnail (see requirements below) and provide a link to audio-visual material (max 3 minutes; if the material is longer, we may not watch or listen to the full length).

The work-in-progress will be presented during the conference as an (in-person) demo, so you have to be in possession of a regular pass-partout or day ticket. The text that you put in the google form will be used as program information on the NIME 2024 website.

Conference Topics:

Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Novel controllers, interfaces or instruments for musical expression
  • Augmented, embedded and hyper instruments
  • Technologies or systems for collaborative music-making
  • New performance paradigms for mobile music-making
  • Music-related human-computer interaction
  • Sensor and actuator technologies, including haptics and force feedback devices
  • Musical mapping strategies
  • Explorations of relationships between motion, gesture and music
  • Evaluation and user studies of new interfaces for musical expression
  • Evaluation and user studies of commercially available “off the shelf” interfaces
  • Interfaces for musical expression for people with special needs
  • Musical applications of robotics
  • Interactive sound art and installations
  • Performance rendering and generative algorithms
  • Machine learning in musical performance
  • Web-based music performance
  • Software frameworks, interface protocols, and data formats, for supporting musical interaction
  • Historical, theoretical or philosophical discussions about designing or performing with new interfaces
  • Discussions about the artistic, cultural, and social impact of NIME technology
  • Sonic interaction design
  • Pedagogical perspectives or reports on student projects in the framework of NIME-related courses
  • Practice-based research approaches/methodologies/criticism

Authors should also familiarize themselves with the NIME statements on diversity and environmental issues.

Work in Progress Selection Process:

All submissions will be subjected to a check by the General Chairs whether the project has developed beyond the concept stage, e.g. there is a first functioning prototype that can be demonstrated or first results from the research can be shared and discussed meaningfully with the community.

Work in progress is not subject to peer review.

We will accept a maximum of one submission per author as work in progress, and give preference to authors who are not presenting other works at the conference. We strive for a good balance between newcomers to the NIME community and authors who have previously presented work at the NIME conference.

The deadline to make a submission is July 15, 2024. Submitters will be notified by email of acceptance by July 31, 2024.

Requirements for presentation and inclusion on the NIME 2024 website:

If your submission is accepted, you will need to register for the NIME conference: all presenting authors must purchase a ticket to attend NIME, for work-in-progress presenters this can be a day ticket. Day tickets will become available from August onwards.

Thumbnail submission guidelines
  • Thumbnail: 4x3 aspect ratio. JPG, PNG and SVG. Resolution is at your discretion. Avoid transparency as we don’t know our thumbnail page background color yet.

To submit, please use this form.

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: