Call for papers

CMMR is an interdisciplinary conference involving fields such as computer science, engineering, information retrieval, human computer interaction, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics, audio and music signal processing, musicology, music perception and cognition, neuroscience, music composition, and performance.

The first CMMR gatherings mainly focused on information retrieval, programming, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics and signal processing. Little by little CMMR has moved towards more interdisciplinary aspects related to the role of human interaction in musical practice, perceptual and cognitive aspects linked to sound modelling and how sense or meaning can be transmitted either from isolated sounds or musical structure as a whole. All the CMMR gatherings have resulted in post symposium proceedings build up from selected peer-reviewed papers and published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences Series (LNCS 2771LNCS 3310LNCS 3902LNCS 4969LNCS 5493LNCS 5954LNCS 6684), and this is also planned for CMMR 2012.

CMMR 2012 welcomes the submissions of contributions from researchers, educators, members of industry, (film) music composers, performers, music software developers, librarians, and others with an interest in computer music modeling, retrieval, analysis, and synthesis.



Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Music and emotions (e.g. analysis, retrieval, synthesis, composition, performance, music for images)
  • Computational musicology
  • Auditory perception and cognition
  • Virtual reality, augmented reality and human-computer interaction related to music
  • Digital music libraries
  • User studies (e.g. ethnography, usability of music software)
  • New methods for music representation and visualization
  • Retrieval and music recommendation tools
  • Intelligent music tutoring systems
  • Music games and interactive learning
  • Music production and composition tools
  • Structuring of audio data
  • Cooperative music networks
  • Analysis, recognition, comparison, classification, and modeling of sound and music
  • Music and sound data mining
  • Sound synthesis
  • Optical music recognition
  • Semantic web music technologies
  • Sound source separation
  • Music structure analysis
  • Music transcription
  • Artificial intelligence and cognitive science for sound and music


Procedures to submit papers will be detailed in the Author instructions & Submission section from the CMMR 2012 website. Submitted papers must be camera-ready conforming to the format specified on the CMMR 2012 website. It is planned to publish selected papers in the Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


Important dates for papers

Paper Submission deadline 1st February 2012
Notification of acceptance 28th March 2012
Camera-ready copy deadline 19th April 2012

For inquiries regarding paper submissions, please contact the paper and program chairs using the following email address: