Several people have argued that we should:
- change from having a page limit (2/4/6 pages) for paper submissions to a word limit instead.
- do not count references as part of the text.
But: what should then the word limits be? I did a quick check of the word counts of previous papers, and have written up a blog post with the findings. From this, I see that the main text of most papers are around 2000-4500 words. So perhaps a good way of thinking about it could be:
- Demo papers: 1000 words
- Short papers: 2000 words
- Long papers: 4000 words
More extensive contributions could possibly end up in a future NIME journal.
What do you think?