The Fifth Biennial International Conference on Mathematics and
Computation in Music (MCM2015) will be held 22-25 June 2015 at Queen
Mary University of London in the United Kingdom. MCM is the flagship
conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music,
whose official publication is the Journal of Mathematics and Music.
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around
the world who adopt mathematical and/or computational approaches to
address any aspect of music theory, music analysis, composition and
performance. MCM aims to provide a dedicated platform for the
communication and exchange of ideas amongst researchers in
mathematics, informatics, music theory, composition, musicology, and
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 to
- 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
* Logical, philosophical and methodological aspects of mathematics and
computation in music
* 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
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.
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
* 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.
* Notification of acceptance: 10 March 2015 (tentative).
* Camera ready copy: 31 March 2015 (tentative).
For further details on the conference and the submissions please go to
We look forward to seeing you in London!
MCM 2015 General Chairs:
Oscar Bandtlow, Queen Mary University of London
Elaine Chew, Queen Mary University of London
MCM 2015 Programme Chairs:
David Meredith, Aalborg University
Anja Volk, Utrecht University
VIDI-laureate, Project leader MUSIVA
Assistant Professor, MA, MSc, PhD
Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University
PO Box 80.089
3508 TB Utrecht, the Netherlands
Tel.:+31 (30) 253 5965