NIME 2024: Student Consortium

This is the third year of the Student/Doctoral Consortium at NIME. We welcome applications from students who would like feedback from the NIME community on their conceptual, theoretical, technical and/or musical research components. Peers and senior scientists, interaction designers and computer musicians will be mixed for an open discussion about NIME related submissions.

Ideal candidates will be early-stage or mid-way through their program, presenting some concrete research content within the NIME topics yet with no conclusive achievements already at hand. Candidates should clearly explain their contribution to the Consortium as well as the expected benefit from participating in it.

There are two different categories:

  • PhD students
  • Undergraduates and Graduates students

Submission Information:

Proposals (maximum 5000 words) will include the following entries:

  • Title
  • Keywords
  • Research question(s) / Problem
  • Context / Theories
  • Methods
  • Expected outcomes (what you hope to contribute and get from the Doctoral Consortium)
  • References/bibliography (not part of the word count)

  • Optional:

  • Software
  • Video and audio recordings
  • Blueprints documenting music interface concepts and physical prototypes, either uploaded along with the main document or hyperlinked from it
  • A short recommendation letter from the Supervisor, also clarifying the student's year of study, research objectives, method, and activity in the context of the Department/Research Lab where the study is done.
Consortium Review Process

The Graduate & undergraduate Consortium committee will review and select a limited number of candidates via a curation process that considers the quality of their work, and its possibilities to contribute to the creation of a multidisciplinary, diverse, balanced and ethical discussion forum furthermore highly profitable for the participants. Duplicated material submitted also to other NIME calls will be immediately rejected from the Graduate & undergraduate Consortium.

Authors should also familiarize themselves with the NIME statements on diversity and environmental issues as well as the NIME Ethical guidelines for NIME publications.

Submission Guide

NIME uses the CHI template for submissions. You can edit it using LaTeX, or as a Word document. Templates for both LaTeX and Word can be found here.
We recommend using a service like Overleaf to edit and complete your submission.

To submit

  1. Export and download your Latex document or Word document as a PDF. Note that your submission must be anonymised!
  2. If you don’t already have an account for NIME’s conference management system, create one.
  3. Create a submission for NIME 2024 in CMT.
  4. Include your title, abstract and co-authors, choose the categorisation for your submission, and comply with the NIME ethics requirements. Add your final, anonymised PDF.

Note: The deadline to create a submission is February 14, 2024. A PDF is not required at that time.

You will then have until February 21 to upload your paper as a PDF, and complete your submission.

Presentation Format:

If accepted, based on your proposal, we will ask you to design a multimedia poster to both contribute to a live consortium discussion and virtual poster at the NIME conference. Each poster can include performances, demo, design, etc. The Student Consortium will run the day before the beginning of the main conference, on September 2nd, with the Chairs actively participating in the event. Please note that the final posters won't be published in the NIME proceedings.

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth Time Zone (UTC - 12)

Paper submission deadline
January 31st, 2024
Paper final submission upload deadline
February 7th, 2024
Music and Installation submission deadline
January 31st, 2024
Music and Installation final submission upload deadline
February 14th, 2024
Student Consortium and Workshops submission deadline (use paper template)
February 14th, 2024
Student Consortium and Workshops submission upload deadline (use paper template)
February 21st, 2024
Notification of acceptances and rejections
March 30th – April 14th, 2024
Camera ready submission deadlines
May 7th, 2024
Video submission deadline
May 15th, 2024
Early-bird registration deadline
June 1st, 2024
Student Consortium meetup
September 2nd, 2024
Pre-conference workshops
September 2nd and 3rd, 2024
The Conference
September 4th-6th, 2024


General co-chairs:
Paper co-chairs:
Workshop Co-chairs:
Music/installation Co-chairs:
Spatial Co-chairs: