The Conference

Important dates, Submission, Panel discussions, Registration



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The organizers of MCM 2019 encourage submissions of unpublished papers that use mathematical and/or computational approaches to music theory, music analysis, composition, performance, by researchers or teams of researchers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 will be done through the Springer Online Conference System (OCS). The procedure to submit papers is as follows.

1.- Create an account in OCS. To do so, go to and click on Registration; see Figure below.

2.- If the author has already registered on OCS, just click on the login button; see Figure below. The authors will be prompted to type their user and password.

3.- Next, click on conference list and find the conference; see Figure below. To find it, type MCM 2019 in the search field to the top right part of the screen. Once you find the MCM 2019 conference, click on it. You'll be taken to the home conference menu.

4.- Click on the Submission tab and start the process of uploading your paper; see Figure below.

5.- More information about the process of submitting papers through the OCS platform can be found by clicking on User Guide under the OCS tab; see Figure below.

More information for authors about this series 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 in 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 after the congress.


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.
  •  The deadline for proposals is also  JANUARY 15th, 2019.


Special session

 There will be a special session on the pedagogy of Mathematical Music Theory by invitation only.



Participants in the conference are strongly encouraged to register by April 30th, 2019. The conference takes place from June 18-21, 2019. At least one author of an accepted paper should register by April 1st, 2019.

Fee for early registration, which implies confirmation of your assistance, is 100 euros until April 30th, 2019.  The normal registration fee is 120 euros from May 1st, 2019 to the day of the beginning of the conference. .

The means of payment will be announced soon.