Call for Papers

Integrating interactive technologies into musical instruments has become an emerging field. Initial work in the domain of intelligent music interfaces focused on improving the play performance of students through learning-by-demonstration or by reflecting the performance directly to the student for real-time improvements. Further, musical instruments were augmented by technologies to extend the musical sound space. For example, gestures and musical instruments can be combined to, for example, change the pitch of a sound. We expect future musical instruments to integrate interactive features, effectively facilitating the learning of musical instruments, promoting self-expression, and changing stage performances. We seek high quality contributions concerning different perspective of intelligent music interfaces and instruments including, but not limited to:

  • Position Papers
  • Research Statements
  • Interactive Demonstrations
  • Art Pieces

Workshop Program

Time Program Item
 9:00am - 9:15am  Workshop Introduction
 9:15am - 9:30am  Moderated Speed Dating
 9:30am - 9:40am  Introduction of Interactive Session
 9:40am - 10:40am  Interactive Music Session
 10:40am - 11:00am  Short Break
 11:00am - 11:30am  Keynote
 12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch Break
 1:00pm - 1:30pm  Art Pieces
 1:20pm - 1:45pm  Short break
 1:45pm - 3:00pm  Pitch presentations
 3:00pm - 3:15pm  Coffee Break
 3:15pm - 4:15pm  Moderated Discussion and Closing

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should follow the ACM two-column format using the sigconf command at the top of the Latex document: \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}. You can download the templates from ACM or use the corresponding Overleaf tempate.

Papers can be submitted using EasyChair

  • Position Papers (2-4 pages, excluding references)
  • Research Statements (2-4 pages, excluding references)
  • Interactive Demonstrations (2-4 pages, excluding references, demonstrating an intelligent musical interface that workshop participants can try out during the workshop)
  • Art Pieces (1-4 pages, excluding references, any kind of art that involves music max. 10 minutes)
The authors of interactive demonstrations and art pieces are invited to present a prototype in the interactive workshop session.

Participants will be selected based on the merit of their contribution to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop. All participants must register for the workshop. (Workshop registration is included in the full conference registration of Augmented Humans '24).

Post-Workshop Plans

After the workshop, we encourage researchers to rework their research statements and position papers based on the discussions and feedback from the workshop. We support and encourage authors to make their research available on arXiv after the workshop. Recorded pitches and the keynote will be uploaded on YouTube after seeking the presenter's permission. Based on the group work and moderated discussion, the organizers plan to distill critical aspects and the workshop's outcomes into a position paper published open access. The anticipated results are available to research questions concerning prototyping, the study design, and the evaluation of intelligent music interfaces. The feedback of the workshop attendees accompanies these research questions to inspire researchers who are interested in tackling the research questions. Based on the interest of the workshop attendees, we plan to organize regular meetups. We plan to establish a long-term format with a potential future invitation for the authors to contribute to a journal.