New Interfaces for Musical Expression

June 15-18, 2021, at New York University Shanghai, in Shanghai, China

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.
Review Process and Submission Guideline:

Submissions will be evaluated by a review panel according to: originality, impact, creativity, technique, presentation, and feasibility. Work-in-process submissions will be using Pubpub, a multimedia platform for publication. Authors will create submissions there, export them as PDFs and submit them for review through the NIME 2021 conference management system (the system will open in early December). Please see this PubPub document for more information on submission format and preparing your submission.

Important Dates

Paper, music and installation submission deadline
January 22nd, 2021
Final submission upload deadline
January 31st, 2021
Work-In-Progress Showcases and Workshops submission deadline
March 1st, 2021
Notification of acceptances and rejections
March 15th-19th, 2021
Early-bird registration deadline
April 4th, 2021
Camera ready submission and presenter registration deadline
April 10th, 2021
Pre-conference workshops
June 14th, 2021
The Conference
June 15th-18th, 2021


NYU Shanghai