The Conference




Important Dates

The deadline for all types of submission is: JANUARY 15th, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: MARCH 5th, 2019

Early Registration Dates: until MAY 1st, 2019

Conference Dates: JUNE 18-21, 2019








The organizers of MCM 2019 encourage submissions of unpublished papers that use mathematical and/or computational approaches to music theory, music analysis, composition, performance, by researchers or teams of researchers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
  • Music and emotion
  • 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:

  • 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


General proceeding for paper submission

Paper submission must be made to any of the following organizers in pdf format files.

  •  Paco Gómez: fmartin(at)etsisi(dot)upm(dot)es
  • Mariana Montiel: mmontiel(at)gsu(dot)edu
  • Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino: octavioalberto(at)mixteco(dot)utm(dot)mx


 IMPORTANT: MCM 19 will carry out a blind peer-review of the papers submitted. Authors have to send two versions of their papers:

  • The full version including all author names and affiliations. The name's file should contain the name of the main author. For example, TITLE-AUTHOR
  • A blinded manuscript without any author's names and affiliations in the text or on the title page. Self-identifying citations, references, acknowledgments as well as funding sources in the manuscript should either be avoided or left blank. In this case, it should contain the word ANONYMOUS as a sufix. For example, TITLE-AUTHOR-ANONYMOUS. When the scientific committee distributes the papers among the reviewers the relevant information will removed to preserve anonymity.

 The manuscript will be reviewed by two reviewers.

More information for authors about the LNCS series where the proceedings will published in may be found in

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 they may submit it in LibreOffice/OpenOffice.odt format, but must have the same layout as obtained with TeX. Submissions that do not conform to one of these templates will be rejected without review.

 All papers will be reviewed according to their novelty or expository quality, scientific quality, relevance to the conference and stimulation potential. Submissions of long and short papers must follow the following guidelines:

  • use the LNCS templates;
  • respect the page restrictions for long and short papers.


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

There will be no extension to the paper submission deadline of JANUARY 15th, 2019.

Notification acceptance:  MARCH 5th, 2019

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 published before the conference.