Call for Papers

We invite submissions of full papers, work-in-progress papers and demos on topics related to AI Music Creativity, including, but not limited to, the following topics:


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

Paper formats and submission

There are four formats for paper submissions:

  • Full papers (8 pages maximum, not including references)
  • Work-in-progress papers (5 pages maximum, not including references)
  • Piece and paper (4 pages maximum, not including references; in combination with a music submission)
  • Demonstrations (3 pages maximum, not including references).

Submission instructions

All papers must use the AI Music Creativity template, and be submitted through EasyChair. Submissions must be anonymized and will be subject to peer-review by at least three independent reviewers. Demo systems should be tested and working by the time of submission. 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.


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.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 1. April 2021 15. April 2021, 23:59 (CEST)
  • Acceptance notification deadline: 20. May 2021
  • Camera-ready deadline: 15. June 2021