Important dates, Submission, Panel discussions, Registration


Important Dates

The deadline for all types of submission is: 31 March 2017

Notification of Acceptance: 28 April 2017 or earlier

Camera-ready Copy:  16 May 2017

Early Registration Dates: 2 May 2017

Conference Dates: 26-29 June 2017




The organisers of MCM 2017 encourage submissions of unpublished papers that use mathematical and/or computational approaches to music theory, music analysis, composition, performance, by researchers or teams of researchers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. If space is available, lectures without paper submission will be welcome.


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

•Musical learning and education

•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


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. Authors may not reveal their identity if they deem it necessary.


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. This Memoirs will be published after the congress. Information for authors in 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.


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. 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.


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 all types of submission is: Friday 31 of March, 2017.


There will be no extension to the paper submission deadline on 31 of March. However, authors of registered papers on March 31 will be allowed to send new versions of their pdf-papers until April 5th. No other changes will be possible (i.e. no change of title, abstract, authors, keywords/topics, or other metadata). No submission of new papers will be possible after March 31.


Notification acceptance:  28 of April 2017


Camera-ready copy:  16 of May 2017


All submissions must be made to any of the following organizers in pdf format files:


Emilio Lluis-Puebla 



Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino



Mariana Montiel






To plan the logistics of the conference (local transportation from and to the hotels, to the concerts, etc.) we strongly encourage all participants to register (confirm your assistance) before May 2, 2017. This will be the early registration. The conference takes place 26-29 of June 2017.  At least one author of an accepted paper should register by May 2, 2017.


Fee for early registration (confirmation of your assistance): 500 MX pesos (or its equivalent: approximately £ 21 = 27 US = 25 Euros) until May 2, 2017 payable in pesos the 26th of June at the registration desk. You do not have to send any amount.


Please register (confirm your assistance) by just sending an e mail to Dr. Emilio Lluis-Puebla at  lluisp(at)unam(dot)mx.  The answer you get by e-mail for your registration will be your confirmation of either early or normal registration according to the date you send it.


Normal registration fee: 700 MX pesos (or its equivalent: approximately £33 = 38 US = 35 Euros).


We will appreciate you let us know also at which hotel you made your reservation, since we want to know how many persons should be picked up in the morning to take you to the University.


Special note for students and professors from Mexico: Los alumnos y profesores de cualquier institución mexicana que deseen asistir al MCM 2017 tendrán libre acceso al mismo, tanto a las sesiones de ponencias como de conciertos. Se requiere mostrar su identificación que lo acredite en el escritorio de registro. Hay cupo limitado al número de asientos de los auditorios.