This paper provides a sample document for NIME 2022. It is based on previous NIME paper templates, which conform somewhat loosely to the formatting guidelines for ACM SIG Proceedings. For detailed instructions about editing and formatting Pubs, please refer to this link. Your abstract should preferably be between 100 and 200 words.
NIME, proceedings, PubPub, template
•Applied computing → Sound and music computing; Performing arts; •Information systems → Music retrieval;
The proceedings are the records of a conference. NIME and the ACM seek to give these conference by-products a uniform, high-quality appearance. All submissions and the final publication will use PubPub.
Please note that PubPub can import from various formats including Word and LaTeX. The conversion is not perfect. If importing text from an external file, please verify that your PubPub is still following the template. For details regarding LaTeX compatibility, please refer to this page.
Be sure to anonymize your Pub. Accepted papers will be revised to list authors before publication. To not display author names, click on the pen icon below your title, and then uncheck “List on byline” for all author names.
PubPub asks for a “description” as part of the paper meta-data. To change your meta-data, click on “PUB SETTINGS” in the top right navigation bar. Please provide a short description. You can think of this description as an alternate title. Do not include a detailed description (you already have an abstract).
The 2012 ACM Computing Classification System (CCS) replaces the traditional 1998 version, which has served as the de facto standard classification system for the computing field. It is being integrated into the search capabilities and visual topic displays of the ACM Digital Library. Please enter the CCS XML code for the classification terms that describe your paper. To get the XML code, please use the following procedure, which is demonstrated using three NIME-related example terms: Applied computing~Sound and music computing, Applied computing~Performing arts, and Information systems~Music retrieval.
1) Browse to the website http://dl.acm.org/ccs_flat.cfm.
2) Select one to three classification terms from the website that describe your paper (e.g. for the example paper Applied computing~Sound and music computing, Applied computing~Performing arts, and Information systems~Music retrieval).
3) For each classification you need to select the relevance (e.g. for this example, Sound and music computing is "high", Performing arts is "low", and Music retrieval is "Medium")
4) Once you have selected the last term, click on "view CCS Tex Code". This will generate some code, which includes some CCSXML and some lines beginning with \ccsdesc.
5) Keep all of this code, as you will need it for entering into the Conference System paper submission form.
6) For this document, you will need to manually create the CCS Concepts section as shown above (below Author Keywords). If in doubt about typography, one option is to use the previous NIME Latex template at https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/nime-proceedings-template-for-latex/bbgrhfnhqgsm to render the Latex provided by Step 4. Then copy the text styles rendered by Latex into your PubPub document.1
Typically, the body of a paper is organized into a hierarchical structure, with unnumbered headings for sections and subsections. Examples of primary (H1) headings and secondary (H2) headings will appear throughout the balance of this sample document.
You can indicate the start of a new paragraph with a “return” in your input. That is why this sentence forms a separate paragraph.
We have already seen several typeface changes in this sample. You can indicate italicized words or phrases in your text with the I format; emboldening with the B format and typewriter-style (for instance, for
computer code) by selecting this: “</>” icon in the toolbar. But remember, you do not have to indicate these changes when such changes are part of the structural elements of your article; for instance, the heading size and typeface are selected automatically.
You can use whatever symbols, accented characters, or non-English characters you need anywhere in your document by typing or pasting in Unicode characters such as пример or 例.
References to items can be achieved by clicking on the “@” button in the toolbar. This button gives you a “(ref?)” text that upon click will display a dropdown menu that will allow you to pick an item. Here is an example of a reference to Image 1. This type of labeled reference is currently only available for tables (Table 1), images (Image 2), and equations (Equation 1), but not for video and audio items.
Use the “table” icon in the toolbar to create a table. A pop-up menu allows you to designate a header row. Tables should have a caption just before the table itself:
Frequency of Special Characters
Non-English or Math
1 in 1,000
For Danish names
1 in 5
Common in math
4 in 5
Used in business
1 in 40,000
Figures are inserted by clicking the “Media” icon in the toolbar. Figures have captions that you can edit by clicking on the figure. You have to click on “Update” for these changes to be saved.
Note that there are various positioning and size options for images. Please pick the option that works best for each figure.
Wide figures will be scaled down as needed to fit. This can lead to very small fonts. Please take care, especially with axis labels in graphs, to make the final text large enough to read. Avoid creating any characters smaller than these or smaller than the characters in Figure captions! Please read the figure caption below.
Please note that you can also embed videos and audio into your Pub. While embeds from YouTube or Soundcloud are possible, we recommend uploading all media into your submission using the platform’s media button. Media elements have captions that can be edited by clicking on the video or audio clip. Please note that have to click on “Update” for these changes to be saved. There is currently no way of referring explicitly to media items using “@” references.
If your submission contains equations, we recommend formatting them directly in the draft using PubPub’s equations feature (available for in-line and block equations). You can create math equations using the “fx” (Equation) icon in the toolbar. Equations can be inline like this: , or in a block like this:
You can also import Latex documents. In the following, we manually inserted space after Eq. 2 using
\\[0.3cm] in the Latex code:
Pub equations are automatically numbered if they are in “block” form. You can “fake” unnumbered equations, but it is not recommended:
To insert a code block, select the dropdown menu at the top left in the toolbar (Paragraph/Header 1, etc.). Scroll down to “code” in the dropdown menu, which will create a code block:
instruments = ["ocarina", "laser harp", "harmonium"] for x in instruments: print(x)
Citations to articles , conference proceedings  or books  will occur throughout the text of your article. You can insert a citation using the “Citation” icon in the toolbar (see Image 5). The citation details are specified using BibTex format.
The details of BibTex are beyond the scope of this sample document. Please make sure that you follow the reference style used in the template. More information can be found in the LaTeX User’s Guide  and in various online sources.2
To create a link, highlight the text you want to link and press the “🔗 ” icon in the toolbar (or the popup that shows up directly in the text). You will be prompted with a popup where you can paste an URL. The result is a clickable hyperlink: https://www.nime.org/.
You can add footnotes by clicking on the “ * “ icon in the toolbar. This will create a clickable footnote. Click on the footnote number to edit the rich text that should be displayed.3 Please note that you have to press “Update footnote” for these changes to be saved.
This paragraph will end the body of this sample document. Remember that you might still have Acknowledgments or Appendices; brief samples of these follow. Please also note that your paper should include an Ethics Statement.
This section is optional; it is a location for you to acknowledge grants, funding, editing assistance, and what have you. In the present case, for example, the author would like to thank previous NIME committees who in turn thank Gerald Murray of ACM for much of the text of this template.
An ethics statement (from 100 to ~500 words) has to be included in all paper submissions. Please note that this section is not included in the total word count. In this section, authors are encouraged to reflect on any ethical issues connected with their research. To this respect, we invite authors to familiarise themselves with the NIME Principles & Code of Practice on Ethical Research and to discuss applicable ethical issues, among which:
Information on how matters of accessibility, inclusion and sustainability have been addressed in their work
Details on how issues of data privacy and socio-economic unfairness have been mitigated
If the research involved human participants: informed consent, participant selection, remuneration, post-research
If the research involved animals: information on the study protocol, consent, and post-research
Information regarding sources of funding
Potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial)
Please notice that this section will be reviewed as part of the paper by the reviewers in terms of considering methodological issues.
Use the Header 1 (H1) format for appendices. You can use Header 2 (H2) if you need subheadings within an appendix.