The 6th Annual Workshop on Intelligent Music Production 2020 2021 will hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), University of Plymouth on Friday 4th September 2020 a date TBC.

Due to current circumstances, WIMP has been delayed to 2021 - Date TBC

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, University of Plymouth.

Dates will be confirmed in due course - expected Spring 2021 Submission deadline: Notification of acceptance:

The production of music requires creativity, extensive knowledge of audio processing and exceptional listening skills. Many of these complex production processes have rules that could be made more intuitive, or managed by intelligent processes. The aim of the conference is to discover new music production techniques using state-of-the-art practices and techniques.

This event will provide an overview of the tools and techniques currently being developed in the field, whilst providing insight for audio engineers, producers and musicians looking to gain access to new technologies. The day will consist of presentations from leading academics, keynotes, posters and demonstrations. We welcome submissions on all aspects of Intelligent Music Production from researchers from any country at all stages of their careers.

Suggested topics include:

  • Automatic Mixing Technologies
  • AI for Music Production
  • Computer Music Generation
  • Melody Generation
  • Improving Accessibility to Audio
  • Philosophical Foundations of Music Production Systems
  • Intelligent and Assistive Production Tools
  • Semantically powered mixing technology
  • Utilising novel Human Inputs for the Mixing Experience

As well as submissions in the following general areas:

  • Perception, psychoacoustics and evaluation
  • Source separation
  • Semantic audio processing
  • Musical similarity and structure analysis
  • Music generation
  • Sound Synthesis

Submission Format

Paper submissions are accepted in PDF format and should be between 2 and 4 pages, including references. Templates for submission are available for Word and LaTeX. Paper template is avaliable online. For submission, papers should be sent to wimp2020@plymouth.ac.uk. Upon submission, authors should express in their email a preference for either poster or oral presentation. All papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who are expert in the field, to decide on acceptance of the paper. The reviewers may recommend a paper for oral presentation or poster.

Proposals for presentations should be in extended abstract form and PDF format, and be sent to wimp2020@plymouth.ac.uk.

Accepted papers will be made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0)contact the workshop chair if a different license is desired. Paper templates can be found online.

The works will be presented as a poster during coffee and lunch breaks. A select number of authors will be invited to present their work orally. All delegates including presenting authors will have to register to the event and pay the registration fee. It is expected that all papers to present some level of originality. All relevant work, including direct quotations from your own work, should be cited.


Important Dates

All dates TBC - 2020 event delayed to 2021

Submission deadline:

Notification of acceptance:

Camera ready submission:

Early Bird Registration Deadline:

Workshop Date:


Registration is not open yet, but will be available here.


Venue & Travel

Plymouth is a vibrant ocean city. It is accessible by rail, coach, car, or ferry. WIMP will be hosted in the Roland Lowinski Building.


A campus map can be viewed and downloaded here.

Air links

Nearby airports include Bristol, Exeter, and (via Rail links) the major London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, and London City). Rail The train station is just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre and main University campus at Plymouth, where WIMP will be held. There is a regular train service from Plymouth to London Paddington which takes around three hours. This is the best service to connect with if you are travelling to WIMP via one of the London airports.

There are other direct services from Plymouth to South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. Train is the quickest and most convenient transport, but can be very expensive, depending when you travel.

Air and Rail

From Exeter there are several trains to Plymouth in most hours.

From Bristol there are several train per hour.

From London Paddington there is one inter-city train per hour (note that the train that leaves around 1700 is always expensive), and there are some trains from London Waterloo, but the journey is longer than from Paddington, and you will have to change trains at Exeter. The most convenient way of crossing London is by tube. If you book a train from an airport to Plymouth via London, it should include the necessary Tube fare. If you are flying to Heathrow or Gatwick there are also specialist express trains which will take you from the airport to Paddington very efficiently (15 minutes from Heathrow to Paddington, 30 minutes from Gatwick to Paddington) - though fares for these services can be high.

For rail enquiries, call +448457484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com.


Brittany Ferries operate car ferry services between Roscoff (France) and Santander (Spain) and Plymouth. Fares can be high, especially in season, but are charged by the vehicle, so for a group sharing a car it can be a good deal (with no further travelling necessary in the UK). Visit www.brittany-ferries.com

There are other ferry services from France to ports further East (Weymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Dover), but there are no direct highway connections with Plymouth, so you need to allow ample travelling time. Operators include P&O, AFerry.co.uk and DFDS Seaways.


The main route to Plymouth from the North is via the M5 motorway and then continuing on the A38 Expressway via Exeter. Leave the A38 at March Mills interchange and take the A374, which is clearly signed for the City Centre. From the West, leave the A38 at Manadon Interchange and take the A386 into the city. It’s about a three and a half hour journey from London to Plymouth.

In keeping with the University’s environmental commitment, the use of cars by students, other than students with disabilities, is actively discouraged. In line with good environmental practice, the University charges for car parking on campus. Parking on campus is severely restricted, however, if visiting us, please contact the WIMP committee to enquire regarding visitor parking, on your behalf. Alternative parking can be found in the city centre. There are several car parks located within walking distance of the University.

A full list of car parks and their locations can be found on the Plymouth City Council website.

The city centre also provides three park and ride facilities at George Junction (the largest capacity of the three), Milehouse and Coypool, running services Monday to Saturday. For further information please visit the Park and Ride section of the There are regular coach services from most major cities to Plymouth. The coach service from Bretonside Bus Station in Plymouth to London Victoria goes via Exeter and takes just four-and-a-half hours. The bus station is a few minutes’ walk from the city centre and main University campus. National Express is the main coach operator from London airports to Plymouth: coach is inevitably slower but usually a lot cheaper than train. If you are really needing to count the pennies, Megabus (including Megatrain) may be a possibility. Plymouth City Council website.


For coach enquiries, call +448705808080 or visit www.nationalexpress.com For Megabus and Megatrain enquiries, visit www.megabus.com/uk/



The programme will be published where, when available.



We welcome sponsors to support this event. Please email Dave Moffat, the workshop chair, regarding sponsorship - david.moffat@plymouth.ac.uk

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The WIMP conference will continue to use the Berlin Code of Conduct.


A primary goal of all the conferences and user groups that refer to this Code of Conduct is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof).

This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in our events to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

Open [Source/Culture/Tech] Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

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Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community. Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions. Attempt collaboration before conflict. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential. Unacceptable Behavior Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. Community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

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If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).

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