September 13-15 2022, Online, Anywhere

3rd Conference on AI Music Creativity

Welcome to the 3rd Conference on AI Music Creativity!

This year's edition will be hosted from Japan and held online with auspices to return to in-person mode in the very near future.

AIMC 2022 brings together several collaborating institutions and partners in a three-day program featuring paper presentations, concerts, panel discussions, workshops, and three keynotes.



Conference Theme

The Sound of Future Past — Colliding AI with Music Tradition

AI is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the music industry, allowing end users to have easy access to music experimentation and creation, for example generating original compositions, cinematic soundtracks, orchestrations, digital mastering or novel remixes from audio stems, among other things. Of course, these newly acquired affordances are not devoid of political, sociological and aesthetic implications, and shape our understanding and fruition of the musical experience. These implications are particularly salient when AI techniques & methods are applied to the generation of music modeled on traditional musical expressions and heritages. For example, AI involvement with musical traditions foregrounds issues regarding copyright, technocratic appropriation and dilution of musical expression specificities, standardization on genres, perpetuation of embedded musico-cultural biases and cliches, uniformization of the aesthetic experience as a result of indiscriminate usage of music corpora, to name but a few.


In this edition of AIMC, we are particularly interested in submissions and contributions that address themes such as (but not limited to):

  • AI Music Creativity & Diversity
  • AI Music Creativity & Big Tech
  • AI Music Creativity & Language
  • AI Music Creativity & Aesthetics
  • AI Music Creativity & Ethics
Head to the call for contributions section for more details.


Organising Committee

Conference Chair & Webmaster

Stefano Kalonaris, RIKEN, Japan

Artistic Program Chairs

Akihiro Kubota, Tama Arts University, Japan
Cathy Cox, Kunitachi College of Music, Japan

Scientific Program Chairs

Taketo Akama, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Japan
Eric P. Nichols, Zillow Group, USA

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs

Hiroya Miura, RIKEN, Japan
Iris Yuping Ren, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Virtual Conference Chairs

Tomasz Rutkowski, RIKEN, Japan
Anna Aljanaki, University of Tartu, Estonia
Gianluca Micchi, IRIS Audio Technologies, UK

Outreach & Community

Keisuke Yagisawa, Tamagawa University, Japan

Public Relations

Motoko Kakubayashi, Freelance Writer, Japan

About AIMC

AIMC’s principal goal is to bring together scholars and artists interested in the virtual emulation of musical creativity and its use for music creation, and to provide an interdisciplinary platform to promote, present and discuss their work in scientific and artistic contexts.

You can find the previous editions here.


Steering Committe

Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Robin Laney, The Open University, UK
Anna Jordanous, University of Kent, UK
Roisin Loughran, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Steven Jan, University of Huddersfield, UK
Valerio Velardo, MusiMAP
Bob L. T. Sturm, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Artemi-Maria Gioti, University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Germany


Scientific Program Committee

To be determined


Artistic Program Committee

To be determined


Important Dates

CFP launch: 15 January 2022
Submission deadline: 25 April 2022
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2022
Camera-ready deadline: 15 July 2022
Deadline for author registration: 31st July 2022
Conference dates: 13-15 September 2022


Code of Conduct

Participants of AIMC 2022, including organizers, speakers, volunteers, staff and attendees are expected to abide by the Berlin code of conduct.


Reporting Violations

You can report any violation of this code of conduct by contacting us directly using AIMC 2022's Slack work space, or by emailing us.

Keynotes



Program

The details of the program and the exact schedule will be finalized after the review stage has been completed. It will likely comprise paper & artistic sessions, workshops & tutorials, and roundtables/panel discussions. Stay tuned!

Call for Contributions

The call for contributions will open soon. We invite submissions on topics related to AI Music Creativity, including, but not limited to, the following:


  • AI ethics
  • Musical robotics
  • Live coding and AI
  • Diversity and Music AI
  • Computational aesthetics
  • AI-assisted music analysis
  • Human-in-the loop Music AI
  • AI-enhanced music creativity
  • Critical perspectives on Music AI
  • Subversive approaches to Music AI
  • Adaptive music generation systems
  • Sound design and synthesis systems
  • Future directions of AI Music Creativity
  • Autonomously creative music systems
  • Authorship and computational creativity
  • Novel representations of music information
  • Human-machine co-creative music systems
  • Composition systems and techniques using AI/ML
  • Interactive performance and improvisation systems
  • Emerging styles and practices relating to computational creativity
  • Evaluation of autonomously creative and co-creative music systems

We accept submissions in three categories

Format

There are two formats for paper submissions:

- Full papers: 8 pages maximum
- Short papers: 4 pages maximum

Note that the maximum length does not include references.

Instructions

All papers must use the AI Music Creativity 2022 template, which you can download here (do not use previous years' templates). Alternatively, you might want to use our Overleaf template. Papers must be submitted via CMT3.
Submissions must be anonymized and will be subject to peer-review by at least three independent reviewers. We encourage audio and video material to accompany and illustrate submitted papers. 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.

At least one author of each accepted submission will be required to register for the conference.

Proceedings

All accepted papers, regardless of their format, will be included in the Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will be published as an electronic Open Access publication with ISBN. Selected papers will be published, in expanded form, in a special issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems.

We invite artistic submissions that deal with topics related to AI music creativity, human-machine co-creativity, and machine learning. We especially encourage and promote submissions that address AI from diverse perspectives with regard to questions of ethics, aesthetics, ecology, performance, and gender. Due to the format of this year's edition, the music program will take place online and feature recorded material, online installations and live streamed discussions with the participating artists. Within these constraints, the conference provides a number of different formats in order to represent a broad range of artistic approaches.

Format

There are three formats for music work submissions:

- Concert/Performance
- Fixed Media
- Web-based

Special Call for Music Generation

AI x Japanese Music Tradition

In this year’s edition of AIMC, we are particularly interested in how the conference’s theme maps to the music tradition of Japan. We note a substantial lack of musical corpora and resources, to this end; for example, the Essen Folk Song or the Nottingham Folk Music Database have long been used in generative and musicological tasks of computational nature, while others have explored traditional Irish folk music or Canadian folk songs. While there exist collections of Carnatic, Turkish Makam, Beijing Opera, and Arab Andalusian music, little exists for traditional Japanese music. For this year’s special call for music generation, we are inviting submissions of AI-driven and Japanese-inspired music works and soundscapes. Criteria for submissions are:

  • Music works must comprise an element of AI technology, or what is perceived/referred to as such (e.g., machine learning, deep learning, seemingly creative and autonomous generative processes, computer-assisted composition, etc.)
  • Said element must use or be based on Japanese folk music for the generation of musical output/interaction
  • All works must be original and composed/designed/performed specifically for this music generation challenge

Instructions

For all formats, please submit the following via CMT3:

  • A two-page A4-portrait PDF containing
    • A description of your work and an explanation of how it relates to the topics of the conference
    • A link to audio files (fixed media), video recordings (concert/performance) or web-based live demo
    • A biography (name, affiliation, short biography up to 150 words)

  • A score and/or a link to a repository with the source code, if applicable

We strongly encourage submissions accompanied by a short paper (follow instructions in the Papers call). All submissions will be reviewed by independent members of the selection committee. Once these reviews have been completed the reviewers and the chairs will discuss the works, the reviews and their technical feasibility. Reviewers will be anonymous to the authors. At least one artist per work must register for the conference.

Instructions

Workshop and tutorial proposals should include:
- A two-page workshop/tutorial description, outlining its aims, scope, presentation and participation formats
- Bios of the workshop leaders/tutors
- A detailed description of technical requirements
- A link to audio and/or video material that showcases the technological components and presentation formats described in the proposal

All workshop and tutorial proposals must be submitted to aimc22.subs[at]outlook.jp (replace [at] with symbol). Submissions do not need to be anonymized and will be evaluated by a review panel based on their feasibility, impact and relevance to the conference themes and topics. Software and hardware components should be tested and working by the time of submission. All workshops and tutorials will be held online.

Registration

Stay tuned!

Registratrion is not open yet.

Fees

  • Affiliated author: TBD
  • Unaffiliated author: TBD
  • General public: TBD

Sponsors

Why support AIMC 2022?

By taking the opportunity to become a proud sponsor of the conference, you may:

  • Advertise your research & products to potential users/customers as well as to potential innovation partners
  • Recruit top technical talent and catch the attention of highly qualified people
  • Follow state-of-the-art AI music creativity research and technologies
AIMC offers sponsorship opportunities at Gold, Silver, and Bronze tiers. For more information, please contact us.

Gold

¥100,000 (JPY)

  • Large logo & company name on the conference website
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment and announcements on social media
  • Submit promoted posts to the job board
  • 30 minute Sponsor Presentation session in the conference Program
  • 2 reserved seats in 2 Roundtables/Panels

Silver

¥50,000 (JPY)

  • Medium logo & company name on the conference website
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment and announcements on social media
  • Submit posts to the job board
  • 15 minute Sponsor Presentation session in the conference Program
  • 1 reserved seats in 1 Roundtables/Panels

Bronze

¥30,000 (JPY)

  • Small logo & company name on the conference website
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment and announcements on social media
  • Submit posts to the job board
  • 10 minute Sponsor Presentation session in the conference Program

Contact

Should you have any questions or queries, please direct them to:

General Enquiries

aimc22[at]outlook.jp

Sponsors

aimc22.spons[at]outlook.jp

Code of Conduct

aimc22.codec[at]outlook.jp