XXIII CIM – Call for participation


XXIII Colloquium on Music Informatics
Turin, June 22-24, 2020

Italian Association of Music Informatics

CIRMA and Department of Humanities (StudiUm), University of Turin

SMET (School of Electronic Music), Conservatory of Turin

DENERG (Department of Energy “Galileo Ferraris”) and DAUIN (Department of Automation and Computer Science), Polytechnic University of Turin

Sound reflections

The theme of the 2020 edition focuses on one of the most intimate and ineffable aspects of sound and music, that is their evocative power. In fact, they are able to trigger processes within the human being by recalling images, concepts and mnemonic associations, and giving rise to emotions, illusions and synesthesia, as well as creating pervasive and immersive virtual environments.

The XXIII Colloquium on Music Informatics focuses on the deepest cognitive and psychological reflexes caused by listening, thus investigating the ambiguity and fragility, but also the perceptive stability of sonic material. This is relevant not only for musical expression and its languages, but also for today’s and future daily scenarios populated by people, artifacts and virtual representations, whose soundscape can be imagined and designed in detail.

As usual, the program of the Colloquium includes scientific and artistic communications, educational activities and artistic productions.

The scientific / artistic communications will be selected through a “call for papers”, and the musical and artistic works through a “call for scores / works”, shared with the affiliated conference Sound and Music Computing (https://smc2020torino.it).

Call for scores/works

For the 2020 edition, the Colloquium shares the call for music with the joint conference Sound and Music Computing. The call and the submission instructions for scores / works are available at the following link.

“Teresa Rampazzi” award

The best contribution to the musical program, independently of the presentation format and by decision of the Board of the AIMI, will be awarded the prize in memory of Teresa Rampazzi.

Call for papers

Participants are invited to present and discuss the results of their scientific / artistic research work in the form of oral or poster communication. Moreover, students and doctoral students involved in music informatics research – both from a technological / scientific and artistic perspective – are called to present their research projects, even if not yet concluded: in this case the discussion of established results is not required.

Premio “Aldo Piccialli”

The best contribution to the scientific program, independently of the presentation format, and by decision of the Board of the AIMI, will be awarded the prize in memory of Aldo Piccialli.


Important dates:

  • Opening of the EasyChair portal for submissions: January 15, 2020
  • Submission deadline: March 1, 2020 – March 8, 2020
  • Notification to authors: April 15, 2020
  • Final version: May 15, 2020

Submissions and the reviewing process will be managed through the EasyChair system available at the following link.

Submissions must be in PDF format, be prepared according to the following templates (in LaTeX and MS Word format): CIM_2020_templates, and be between 4 and 8 pages long. Submissions in English or Italian are accepted. At the discretion of the Scientific Committee, the works may be selected for oral or poster presentation.

The Proceedings will have an ISBN and its electronic version will be available on the AIMI website (http://aimi-musica.org). Please note that at least one of the paper authors has to register to the XXIII CIM conference for the paper to be presented and included in the Proceedings.


Special attention will be given to works that discuss aspects related to the theme of the 2020 edition. However, different topics related to sound, music, science and technology are welcome, in particular:

  • Accessibility and special needs
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Computational musicology
  • Computer-aided composition
  • Computer-aided performance
  • Emotions and affective computing
  • Hardware/software systems
  • Humanities in sound and music computing
  • Music information retrieval
  • Musical gesture
  • Multimodal interaction
  • New interfaces for musical expression
  • Perception and cognition
  • Physical modelling of musical instruments
  • Sonic interaction and information design
  • Sound and music signal processing
  • Technologies for music education
  • Technologies for musical heritage
  • Virtual acoustics
  • VR and games


General chair:

  • Stefano Bassanese – Conservatory of Turin
  • Marco Masoero – Polytechnic University of Turin
  • Andrea Valle – University of Turin

Scientific chair:

  • Stefano Delle Monache
  • Stefano Papetti
  • Sylviane Sapir

Scientific program committee:

  • Andrea Agostini
  • Federico Avanzini
  • Stefano Delle Monache
  • Federico Fontana
  • Giorgio Klauer
  • Stefano Papetti
  • Sylviane Sapir
  • Anna Terzaroli

Music chair:

  • Andrea Agostini
  • Carlo Barbagallo
  • Stefano Bassanese

Music program committee:

  • Andrea Agostini
  • Carlo Barbagallo
  • Stefano Bassanese
  • Carlo Bertola
  • Giorgio Colombo Taccani
  • Xenia Pestova Bennet
  • Georgia Privitera
  • Domenico Sciajno
  • Andrea Valle
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