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Special Track on Amplifying Creativity

EAI ArtsIT 2023 will be held as an on-site conference and, if needed,
accepted authors who are unable to attend the event in person will be given the option to present remotely.

Call for Papers for the Special Track on Amplifying Creativity: Exploring Musical Interfaces – An Artistic and Historical Approach


The Special Track on Musical Interfaces aims to explore the rich historical significance and contemporary advancements in this field. Research and practice with musical interfaces represent a vibrant intersection of music technology, performance, design, and human-computer interaction, revolutionizing how we create, perform, and experience music.

Musical interfaces have a rich and diverse history that spans several decades. From early explorations in computer music, the long-term commitment to live electronic music at the STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), and the work of real-time computing tools to the establishment of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, musical interfaces have been at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of musical expression and interaction.

This Special Track invites researchers, practitioners, and artists to delve into the historical importance of musical interfaces while focusing on their role in shaping new frontiers of musical creativity.

Track Chairs

Elena Partesotti
NICS Lab, Unicamp University, Brazil

Marcelo Wanderley
Music Research – IDMIL – McGill University, Canada

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We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  • Historical perspectives on musical interfaces and their impact on music creation and performance.
  • Evolution and design principles of musical interfaces.
  • Practice reports on the use of musical interfaces.
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches in musical interface research and practice.
  • Aesthetics of musical interfaces.
  • Education and pedagogy using musical interfaces.
  • Musical interfaces and disabilities.
  • Musical Interfaces and the democratization of musical creativity.
  • Future directions and emerging trends in musical interfaces.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: ArtsIT Conference Proceedings.

ArtsIT proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

  • Regular papers should be up to 12-15+ pages in length.
  • Short papers should be 6-11 pages in length.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important dates

Paper Submission deadline
1 September 203
Notification deadline
20 September 2023
Camera-ready deadline
20 October 2023
Start of Conference
27 November 2023
End of Conference
29 November 2023