Call For Papers

Submissions can cover both theoretical and/or practical aspects of the computer simulation of musical creativity. Interdisciplinary proposals at the intersection of music, computer science, psychology and philosophy are welcome. Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:

Computer Systems

  • systems capable of generating music;
  • systems capable of performing music;
  • systems capable of (online) improvisation;
  • systems capable of analysing music;
  • music-robotic systems;
  • systems implementing societies of virtual musicians;
  • systems that foster and enhance the musical creativity of human users;
  • music recommendation systems;
  • systems implementing computational aesthetics, emotional responses, novelty and originality;


  • surveys of state-of-the-art techniques in the area;
  • validation methodologies;
  • philosophical foundations of creative music systems;
  • mathematical foundations of creative music systems;
  • evolutionary models for creative music systems;
  • cognitive models for creative music systems;
  • studies on the applicability of music-creative techniques to other research areas;
  • new models for improving creative music systems.

Peer-Review Process and Proceedings
All papers are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two specialists. Proceedings will be published online. Extended versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems (


Deadline for performance/concert/workshop proposals:

  • 10 May 2017

Deadline for paper submission: 

  • 10 June 2017

Notification of acceptance

  • 1 August 2017

Panel Sessions: Please submit title and short description (max 200 words) by 8 August.

Short Talks: Please submit abstract (max 300 words) by 8 August.

Workshops/Tutorials: Please submit short description (max 300 words) by 8 August.