Call For Papers

Paper Submission Deadline extended to Monday 28th May

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 (

Student Awards
The best two student/graduate papers will have the attendance fee (for the first author) waived. To qualify the first author must be either a full-time student or be without current funding. This author must attend to present their work. Please indicate at time of submission if you qualify to submit for this award. The winners will be decided during peer review. Please contact us if you have any queries.


Call For Works

CSMC2018 invites submissions of music/sonic/media works for concert presentation on the first evening of the conference (on August 20th). The works should relate to the conference theme of computer simulation of musical creativity (see topics under Call for Papers). The work submission may be linked to a paper submission, but this link is not required. Human and computer performers must be organised by the person/group submitting.
The venue has a stereo sound system with a sound engineer. Please submit a complete description of the project via EasyChair, including a tech rider listing all requirements and a link to an online recording (audio and/or video) of the work.

Call For Panel Discussions

We invite participants to propose a topic for panel discussion at CSMC. The topic should be of current interest to anyone in the field and should have the potential to spark lively discussion. Panels will consist of 4-6 people with contribution encouraged from the audience. Please email topic suggestions including title and brief description of no more than 300 words to


Deadline for Concert Performance proposals:

  • Extended Deadline: Monday 7th  May 2018

Deadline for paper submission: 

  • Extended Deadline: Monday 28th May 2018

Notification of acceptance

  • 4 July 2018
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