Call For Work-In-Progress Showcase

We welcome the submission of proposals for demonstrations of work in progress accompanied by an extended abstract. This category is especially suitable for submissions from young professionals, students, and first-time NIME attendees.


  • Abstract with demo description and technical introduction (300-500 words)
  • Author bio(s) (200 words max)
  • A link to audio-visual documentation showcasing the technology and/or activity to be demonstrated. The documentation link containing media materials should use an unrestricted streaming service such as Vimeo, YouTube or Bilibili.
Submission Guideline:

NIME uses two steps for a submission: Create your submission on PubPub, our multimedia platform for publication and then submit it through CMT, our conference management system. To submit a showcase to NIME 2021, follow these steps (an illustrated guide to this process is forthcoming):

  1. Create an account on PubPub if you do not have one already.
  2. Create a Pub — Click the "Create Showcase Submission" button on the PubPub Submissions page. This will be your submitted showcase and will eventually be published if accepted by the review process. Save the URL for future reference.
  3. Follow this template to create your submission. The easiest way to follow the template is to copy-paste it into your own Pub, where it will be available for quick reference. Of course, you will ultimately delete or replace everything from the template with your own content.
  4. Download your Pub as a PDF. Find the "Download" button to the right of the title near the top of your Pub.
  5. Upload the PDF to the CMT, NIME2021's conference management system.

Presentation Format:

If the submission is accepted, authors will be asked to provide a webpage/website to showcase their work. All materials will be publicly available online. Those who can visit Shanghai will have the opportunity to present their work in extra panel sessions and engage with the local NIME community.

Important Dates

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

Paper submission deadline
January 22nd, 2021
Paper final submission upload deadline
January 31st, 2021
Music and Installation submission extended deadline
February 10th, 2021
Music and Installation extended final submission upload deadline
February 19th, 2021
Work-In-Progress Showcases and Workshops submission deadline
March 1st, 2021
Notification of acceptances and rejections
March 15th-19th, 2021
Camera ready submission deadline
April 10th, 2021
Early-bird registration deadline
April 24th, 2021
Pre-conference workshops
June 14th, 2021
The Conference
June 15th-18th, 2021


General co-chairs:
Paper co-chairs:
Workshop co-chairs:
Music co-chairs:
Showcase co-chairs:
Installation co-chairs:
Sponsorship chair: