Call for Participation

The 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM 2011) will take place on June 15-17, 2011 at IRCAM, the Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music in Paris, France.MCM 2011 will be integrated into IRCAM’s most important artistic event of the season, the Agora Music Festival, which is running from June 8 to 18, 2011. As in the case of the first two conferences (which took place in 2007 in Berlin and in 2009 at Yale University), the third Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference aims to provide a multi-disciplinary platform dedicated to the communication and exchange of ideas amongst researchers involved in mathematics, computer science, music theory, composition, musicology, or other related disciplines. The keynote speakers will be the renowned composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, founder and honorary director of IRCAM, Fields medalist Alain Connes, philosopher Alain Badiou and computer-scientist Stephen Wolfram. The conference will be accompanied by a series of conference-related artistic events (concerts, exhibitions, workshops, …) organized in collaboration with some of the most important cultural and educational centers of France, such as the Centre Pompidou and Universcience.
MCM2011 is organized under the auspices of the SMF (French Mathematical Society), CiE (Computability in Europe), ESMA (European Society for Mathematics and Arts) and with the financial support of CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research).

We welcome original and high quality contributions – including research papers, invited sessions or panels and tutorials – in all areas related to the mission of the Society of Mathematics and Computation in Music.

The list of topics includes (but is not limited to):

  • Mathematical models of the pitch space
  • Mathematical models of rhythm
  • Mathematical theory of musical gestures
  • Logical aspects of music theory, analysis and composition
  • Computer-aided models of music theory, analysis, composition, performance and improvisation
  • Perceptional and cognitive approaches in mathematics and music
  • Philosophy of Mathematics and music.

To promote objectivity and fairness in judging research paper contributions, the peer review process will be double-blind.
See the Submissions page for more details on submission formats and guidelines.

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

Submission of papers, tutorials, panels are now closed.

Reminder for authors: In order to include a paper in the LNAI proceedings, at least one author must be registered to the conference before the camera-ready paper submission deadline (March 29th).

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