The organisers of MCM 2013 encourage submissions of unpublished papers that use mathematical and/or computational approaches to address any aspect of music theory, music analysis, composition, or performance, by researchers or teams of researchers from any relevant field.

Contributions may be in the form of individual papers (20 mins, with 10 additional minutes reserved for questions and discussion), panels and joint sessions, workshops and tutorials, or posters. Proposals are due on January 20 2013, and may be submitted as PDF files at this page on the conference service site.

Proposals should take the form of a complete paper of any length up to 12 pages, with author identification and affiliation redacted. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in an edited volume in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, as were the Proceedings from the 2011 MCM meeting. Information for authors in the series may be found here, including formatting guidelines and author templates for Word 2007, Word 2003 and LaTeX (styles and sample input.) For Word users on Mac OS X, please try the 2003 template if the 2007 template's formatting macros do not work. A correctly formatted document for Word for Mac, that you can use as a sample, replacing its text by your own, may be found here.

We suggest authors consider the use of the Springer templates even for the initial submission; final resubmissions, after the program committee's review period, will only be able to be accepted in the conference program if they are correctly formatted in time for the Proceedings. The 12-page limit applies to documents formatted using the Springer templates, and includes figures. Each full page of text in this format represents 600 words, very roughly. Please take this into consideration, along with the space required by your figures, if you do not use the Springer templates.

An abstract of up to 150 words should be submitted as part of the initial proposal.

A researcher may not appear as single author on more than one submission, or as a lead author on more than two submissions.

Proposals for individual papers will automatically be considered for poster presentation if they are not accepted as papers.

Other types of proposals need not follow the Springer formatting procedures. They should be clearly identified as one of the following types of proposal:

  • Panels featuring several speakers: the proposal should set out who is to speak and why, and describe the topic and its importance for our disciplines. Maximum 6 pages.
  • Workshops or Tutorials: describe the topic and importance of the workshop/tutorial and give the background of the speaker(s). Maximum 4 pages.
  • Posters (not intended as paper submissions): submit a pdf file of your poster.