Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines

The organisers of MCM 2024 encourage submissions of unpublished papers that use mathematical and/or computational approaches to music theory, music analysis, composition, performance, by researchers or teams of researchers from any relevant field.

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

  • Mathematical and computational models of and/or approaches to logical, philosophical, and methodological aspects of mathematics and computation in music
  • Musicology, music theory, analysis
  • Composition and performance, improvisation
  • The perception and cognition of any aspect of musical structure
  • Educational aspects and implementation of Mathematical Music Theory
  • 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
  • Study of mathematical objects derived from mathematical music theory.

We invite submissions of the following types:

  • Communications: Long papers (10-12 pages in the Springer LNCS style) to be presented orally (30’ for communication and debate)
  • Posters: Short papers (4-6 pages in the Springer LNCS style) to be presented as posters
  • Communication-performances: Short papers (4-6 pages in the Springer LNCS style), to be presented orally, combining musical performance (live or recorded) and theoretical framework (30’ for communication-performance and debate)
  • Pre-organized panels of three to four communications in any scientific/strategic theme that is pertinent for current developments within the field and scope of the conference.

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. 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. These memoirs will be available in hard copy during the conference.

Deadline: Jan 15, 2024

Notification acceptance: March 17, 2024

Paper submissions (in PDF format files) and scientific queries should be sent to the following e-mails: (Mariana Montiel) and (Thomas Noll) with subject line MCM2024 submission.
For any queries or information regarding logistical aspects of the conference, please use the following contact:

IMPORTANT: MCM 2024 will carry out a blind peer-review of the papers submitted. Authors must send two versions of their papers:

  • The full version including all author names and affiliations (see Springer’s instruction below). The file’s name should contain the name of the main author, for example: AUTHOR_TITLE
  • A blinded manuscript without any author's names, affiliations, or any other identification aspects in the text or on the title page. The file’s name should be in the form: MCM24_TITLE
  • The manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

IMPORTANT: Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ instructions and use the proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Templates and instructions can be downloaded via the Internet Explorer. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Poster size can be A0 or 70 cm x 100 cm, printed on photographic paper, and should be installed by the author.