We would like to offer you the opportunity of publishing your Music proposal as an extended abstract, which will be included in the Music Proceedings of NIME’19. This is an experimental initiative that will be presented this year for the first time in NIME history. We believe practice work is an integral part of NIME, and we see this as a first step towards a better and more consistent way of documenting the pieces presented at the conference every year. Having your proposal made freely available as an extended abstract in the Music Proceedings will give other scholars and practitioners a useful resource for their research, making it easier for them to retrieve your work and cite it in their publications. If the NIME community responds well to this proposal and we receive enough extended abstracts, each work will be assigned unique DOI and will be made freely available online through the NIME website. Please download the Music Proceedings extended abstract template using this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/exn7asi6vfeumdi/NIME19_Music_Proceedings_Template.docx.zip?dl=0 The length of your abstract should be maximum 4 pages, and should include the following sections (as shown in the template): Project Description Technical Notes Program Notes Media Link(s) Acknowledgements (optional) References (optional) We encourage you to add bibliographic references, particularly if there are published papers describing your NIME more in detail. If the anonymous reviewers made remarks that can be addressed in your extended abstract (e.g. they pointed out previous relevant work) we encourage you to take their comments into consideration. Please edit your extended abstract using the Music Proceedings extended abstract template and upload it on your submission page as an editable file by April 10th. The file will go through a short internal review and you may be asked to do some minor amendments if needed. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any question. This is a first, small step towards making practice work even more important for NIME research, and we are very excited about it. We hope you will accept this proposal with enthusiasm and we look forward to receiving your extended abstract.