Call for Special Track Papers on 
Amplifying Creativity: Exploring Digital Musical Interfaces

Important Dates







Scope and Topics

Research and practice with DMIs represent a vibrant intersection of music technology, performance, art, music therapy and rehabilitation, and HCI, revolutionizing how we create, perform, and experience music.

Musical interfaces have a rich and diverse history spanning several decades, from early explorations in computer music to the establishment of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Throughout this evolution, musical interfaces have consistently been at the forefront, pushing the boundaries of musical expression and interaction.

This Special Track extends an invitation to researchers, practitioners, therapists, and artists, urging them to delve into the importance of musical interfaces with a strong emphasis on their role in shaping new frontiers of musical creativity.

In addition to the listed topics of interest, the Special Track centrally focuses on the exploration of Extended DMIs, underlining their significance in the current landscape of musical interfaces and interactive art.

  1. Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches in musical interface research and practice.
  2. Music Therapy and musical technologies
  3. Historical perspectives on musical interfaces and their impact on music creation and performance.
  4. Musical interfaces and disabilities.
  5. Aesthetics of musical interfaces.
  6. Education and pedagogy using musical interfaces.
  7. Musical Interfaces and the democratization of musical creativity.
  8. Extended DMIs.
  9. Future directions and emerging trends in musical interfaces and Interactive Art.

Special Track Chair

Elena Partesotti
Unicamp University, Brazil

Dr. Elena Partesotti is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Unicamp, collaborating between the Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience (BRAINN) and the Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Studies (NICS). Her interdisciplinary research spans various fields, including the development of Extended Digital Musical Instruments (DMIs) prototypes for rehabilitative, creative, and performative purposes, as well as exploring topics such as philosophy of mind, music cognition, music therapy, behavioral processes, dance networks and art installations. Elena holds an International Doctorate Cum Laude on Music Technology in rehab from the University of Valladolid, Spain, and Unicamp University, Brazil, where she also patented an EDMI called E-MOCOMU. Elena has contributed to the design and investigation of music technology as a multimodal and interactive therapeutic tool. She has been the first to integrate concepts such as Creative Empowerment, Virtual Affordances, and Embodied Cognition into rehabilitation, particularly within the field of music therapy, using EDMIs. In addition to her research, she also serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Art Therapy and as a guest Editor for the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, contributing to a Special Issue on art and music technology for rehabilitative purposes.

TPC Members

Bruno Azevedo
Centro ALGORITMI, engageLab – Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Elena Partesotti
Unicamp University, Brazil


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

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

Available Journals

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

EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies
EAI Endorsed Transactions on AI and Robotics
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things(Scopus)

Additional publication opportunities:

EAI Transactions series (Open Access)
EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing Book Series
(titles in this series are indexed in Ei Compendex, Web of Science & Scopus)

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.


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