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CALL: Papers for the Second Workshop on Intelligent Music Interfaces

Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on Intelligent Music Interfaces for Listening and Creation (MILC) held on March 20th, 2019 in conjunction with the  24th ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces Los Angeles, CA, USA (

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Today’s music ecosystem is permeated by digital technology — from recording to production to distribution to consumption. Intelligent technologies and interfaces play a crucial role during all these steps. On the music creation side, tools and interfaces like new sensor-based musical instruments or software like digital audio workstations (DAWs) and sound and sample browsers support creativity. Generative systems can support novice and professional musicians by automatically synthesising new sounds or even new musical material. On the music consumptionside, tools and interfaces such as recommender systems, automatic radio stations, or active listening applications allow users to navigate the virtually endless spaces of music repositories.

Both ends of the music market therefore heavily rely on and benefit from intelligent approaches that enable users to access sound and music in unprecedented manners. This ongoing trend draws from manifold areas such as interactive machine learning, music information retrieval (MIR) — in particular content-based retrieval systems, recommender systems, human computer interaction, and adaptive systems, to name but a few prominent examples. Following the successful first edition held in Tokyo 2018, the 2nd Workshop on Intelligent Music Interfaces for Listening and Creation (MILC 2019) will bring together researchers from these communities and provide a forum for the latest trends in user-centric machine learning and interfaces for music consumption and creation.

Exemplary Topics of Interest
• Music and audio search and browsing interfaces
• Adaptive music user interfaces
• Music learning interfaces
• Music recommender systems
• Gamification in music interfaces
• Novel visualization paradigms
• New technologies for human expression, creativity, and embodied interaction
• Machine learning for new digital musical instruments
• Gestural interfaces for music creation and listening
• Accessible music making technologies
• Intelligent systems for music composition
• User modeling for personalized music interfaces

Important Dates
• Deadline for paper submission: December 7th, 2018
• Acceptance notification for paper submissions: January 14th, 2019
• Deadline for final copy of accepted papers: February 15th, 2019
• Workshop date: March 20, 2019

• Peter Knees, TU Wien, Austria
• Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
• Rebecca Fiebrink, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


We solicit three types of submissions in SigCHI format:
• Full papers (up to 6 pages)
• Short papers (up to 4 pages)
• Demo papers (up to 4 pages)

Please submit your paper via EasyChair ( Submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. One author of each accepted submissions will be required to attend and give a presentation at the workshop.