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MAGES 2016

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1st International Workshop on Music Analysis and Generation Systems.

The 1st International Workshop on the Role of Music Analysis in the Evaluation of Music Generation Systems (MAGES) will be held June 27, 2016 in Paris, France, at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), in conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2016.

The integration of music analysis for the evaluation of automatic music generation systems.

Ideally, automatic music generation systems should make use of some sort of evaluation of their productions during the generation process. Such self-evaluation or “critics” are usually modelled with the formalisms and tools of Artificial Intelligence. On the other hand, musicologists have conducted music analysis on human produced music for a long time, and developed specific models. However, there is still little dialogue between the two communities.

This workshop focuses on the integration of music analysis in music generation systems, including the modeling of “musical critics” and self-evaluation during the compositional process. To this aim, the workshop will be divided into two phases:

1) A small number of short talks, possibly with a poster / discussion session.
2) Collective listening sessions, during which attendants will be able to analyse/criticise automatically generated music produced by the participants.

These sessions will be video recorded for later use.

We therefore welcome two kinds of contributions: position papers pertaining to computational music analysis methods, and position papers about automatically generated music, accompanied by musical examples to be used in the listening sessions.

Important dates

Position Paper submission: 1st of May
Reviewers deadline: 27th of May
Notification: 5th of June
Camera-ready version: 15th of June
Workshop Day: 27th of June

The workshop is a full day event.


It is expected that at least one author of each accepted submission will attend the workshop (and the ICCC conference) to present their contribution. We also welcome those who would like to attend the workshop without presenting. Workshop registration will be available through the ICCC2016 conference system.


Please send your submissions at [email protected].
Submissions do not have to be anonymised. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.

We welcome POSITION PAPERS of 3 pages maximum, and AUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS (3 minutes maximum). The demonstrations should be provided with an explanatory text (2 pages maximum).

Papers should be submitted as complete works. We ask that authors arrange for their web hosting of audio files, and give URL links to all such files within the text of the submitted paper.

If the papers are of sufficiently high quality, the organisers will propose a journal special issue consisting of extended versions of the position papers.

Questions & Requests

Please direct any inquiries/suggestions/special requests to [email protected].

Workshop Organizers

Emmanuel Deruty, Sony CSL, Paris, France
François Pachet, Sony CSL, Paris, France
David Meredith, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Franco Fabbri, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Frédéric Bimbot, IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France
Geraint Wiggins, Queen Mary University, London, UK
Mark d’Inverno, Goldsmith University, London, UK

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