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The organisers of MCM 2015 encourage submissions of unpublished papers that use Mathematical and/or computational approaches to music theory, music analysis, composition, or performance, by researchers or teams of researchers from any relevant field.


Particularly, we welcome submissions on any topic relating to mathematics and/or computation and music, including (but not limited to):


  • Mathematical and computational models of and/or approaches toLogical, philosophical and methodological aspects of mathematics and computation in music
    • musicology, music theory and analysis, composition
    • musical performance and improvisation
    • the perception and cognition of any aspect of musical structure
    • music and emotion
    • musical learning and education
    • musical interaction and gestures
  • The history of mathematics and computation in music
  • Applications of mathematical music theory and computational tools for musicians, musicologists and others who work with music

We invite submissions of the following types:

  • Long papers (10-12 pages in the Springer LNCS style) to be presented orally
  • Short papers (4-6 pages in the Springer LNCS style) to be presented as posters
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops and tutorials

Long and short papers

Long and short paper submissions should take the form of complete papers, each paper submission should include an abstract of up to 150 words. As the review process will be double blind, authors must take care not to reveal their identities in any way in their paper submissions.


Accepted papers will be published by Springer in an edited volume in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, as were the proceedings of previous MCM conferences. Information for authors in this series may be found here, including formatting guidelines. Submissions must be made using one of the Springer LNCS style templates. Authors are strongly encouraged to prepare their submissions using the LNCS LaTeX style (see also this sample file). However, if authors are unable to use LaTeX, then templates are also available for Word-2007 and Word-2003. A correctly formatted document for Word for Mac, that you can use as a sample, replacing its text with your own, may be found here. Submissions that do not conform to one of these templates will be rejected without review.


All papers will be reviewed according to their novelty, scientific quality, relevance to the conference and stimulation potential. A long paper submission might be accepted as a short paper in the review process, if it is considered more appropriate for poster presentation. In such cases, authors will be required to submit final versions of their papers that comply with the 4-6 page limit for short papers.


A researcher may not appear as single author on more than one paper submission, nor as a lead author on more than two paper submissions. Submissions of long and short papers must follow the following guidelines:

  • use the LNCS templates
  • respect the page restrictions for long  and short papers
  • do not reveal authors’ identities in any way (e.g. no author names, no acknowledgments, …)

Panel discussions

Panels should offer lively and provocative discussions on topics of particular interest to the community. Rather than offering a series of paper presentations, panel sessions should be structured so as to engage the audience in thoughtful and constructive dialogue with the panelists. The primary criteria for selection are the anticipated level of interest, the potential impact, and the organizer’s and panelists’ expertise in the field.


Proposals should be no more than 4000 words and need not follow the Springer formatting procedures. A proposal for a panel discussion should provide the following details:

  • clear description of the topic of the discussion
  • arguments why the topic is timely, significant and relevant to the conference
  • references to relevant recent publications
  • short biographies for the proposed discussants.

Workshops and tutorials

Workshops and tutorials are dedicated to, preferably, interdisciplinary themes that are covered by any of the topics relevant to the conference. Workshops should allow conference participants to engage actively in the session. Tutorials should also, preferably, allow for audience participation, but will generally provide in-depth introductions to particular topics. The primary criteria for selection are the anticipated level of interest, the potential impact, and the presenters’ expertise in the field.


Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be no longer than 3000 words and need not follow the Springer formatting procedures. A proposal for a workshop or tutorial should provide the following details:

  • an outline of the workshop/tutorial topic
  • brief review of recent research relevant to the topic
  • the intended and expected audience
  • short biography of the presenter(s), and
  • any special requirements.

The deadline for all types of submission is: Friday 9 January 2015.


There will be no extension to the paper submission deadline on January 9th. However, authors of registered papers on January 9th will be allowed to upload new versions of their pdf-papers until January 16th. No other changes will be possible (i.e. no change of title, abstract, authors, keywords/topics, or other metadata). No submission of new papers will be possible after January 9th.


Notification acceptance:  6 March 2015

Camera-ready copy:  22 March 2015


All submissions must be made through the conference EasyChair site. At least one author for each paper will need to have an EasyChair account in order to make a submission. A new EasyChair account can be made here.


Please note that only PDF format files are accepted by the EasyChair submission system!

Mathematics and Computation in Music