The Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI), the Division of Composition Studies in the College of Music at the University of North Texas will host the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Denton (Texas, USA) from September 25th to October 1st 2015. We encourage the submission of papers, posters, and demonstrations examining any topic related to computer music and digital audio, including aesthetic, compositional, educational, musicological, perceptual, scientific and technical aspects.


Paper Topics

The theme of the conference, “Looking Back, Looking Forward” invites participants to reflect on the innovations, developments and artistic challenges over the past century, and to articulate a vision for the future. Have the major challenges faced in computer music and research changed over the past century? What are the leading issues in Computer Music today?

Submissions will be considered on any topic, however special topics for the 2015 conference include:

  • Digital Communities
  • Big Data
  • Telematic Music
  • Intermedia
  • 3D printing for music
  • New Media
  • Virtual reality
  • Futurism
  • Robotics
  • Mobile Music Computing

Other general content areas may include:

  • Acoustics of Music
  • Aesthetics, Theory and Philosophy
  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
  • Analysis/Synthesis
  • Artificial Intelligence and Music
  • Composition Systems and Techniques
  • Computational Musicology
  • Computer Systems in Music Education
  • Digital Audio Signal Processing and Audio Effects
  • History of Electroacoustic Music
  • Interaction and Improvisation
  • Languages for Computer Music
  • Live Coding
  • Mathematical Music Theory
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • Perception and Cognition of Sound and Music
  • Physical Modeling and Instrumental Acoustics
  • Representation and Models for Computer Music
  • Software and Hardware Systems
  • Spatialisation Techniques
  • Studio Reports

All submissions documents must be sent electronically only through the Conference Management System.


Important Dates

The online submission system will open on January 11th, 2015.

Key dates for submissions are:

  • Paper Submission site open: January 11th, 2015
  • Full paper submission deadline: February 8th, 2015 23:59 (UTC -6)
  • Extended deadline for paper submissions: February 15th, 2015 23:59 (UTC -6)
  • Paper decision notification: April 19th, 2015 (The adjudication process has been completed. Due to the extended deadline, acceptance announcements will be made a week later on April 27.)
  • Final ‘Camera-Ready’ paper deadline: May 31st, 2015
  • Registration deadline May 31st, 2015


Submission Requirements

Please review all of the detailed requirements below before submitting your paper.

Please make sure that you use US Letter Size (8-1/2” by 11” or 216mm by 279mm) paper layout. We strongly recommend that you use the Word or LaTeX template files to format your paper correctly for submission:

Papers should be submitted in PDF format through the Conference Management System. Please make sure that all author information is removed from the submitted paper in order to provide fairness and transparency in the reviewing process.


Submission Types

Please submit PDFs with all author information removed for blind review for the following presentation categories:

  • Short Paper

4 pages maximum in Proceedings, 15 minutes lecture presentation + 5 minutes for questions.

  • Long Paper

8 pages maximum in Proceedings, 25 minutes lecture presentation + 5 minutes for questions.

  • Piece and Paper

Papers linked with a work to be programmed. 4 pages maximum in Proceedings.

  • Poster

4 pages maximum in Proceedings.

  • Demonstration (extensive amplification of papers presented at the ICMC or stand-alone demonstrations of software or hardware)

4 pages maximum in Proceedings.

  • Studio Report (reports on computer music facilities and studio activities)

4 pages maximum in Proceedings, poster presentation or 15 minutes lecture presentation + 5 minutes for questions.

Papers should be a substantial contribution to the field and must be accompanied by a written submission, which may be up to 4 (short) or 8 (long) pages including images and references. Posters and demonstrations are a forum for discussion of work-in-progress and/or significant or important results that are better suited for more interactive presentation. They must be accompanied by a written paper submission of up to 4 pages in length including images and references. Posters will be presented on a 24” by 36” size sheet during a poster session. Demonstrations will be presented during a poster session. All submissions will be subject to blind review by an international panel. After the notification of acceptance, authors will be requested to submit their camera-ready papers taking into account the reviews. One of the authors must present the work at the conference (and pay the registration fee by May 31st, 2015) for it to appear in the proceedings. In exceptional circumstances, the paper chair may propose a more suitable format than the one proposed (i.e. long rather than short paper, demonstration rather than poster).


Registration Regulation

For presentation at the Conference and publication in the Proceedings of the ICMC2015 Conference, a unique registration of one (co-)author per paper (of any submission type) is required by May 31st, 2015. Individuals may appear as co–authors in several papers (of any submission type), but multiple registrations per author/ participant and multiple submissions of single-authored papers will not be accepted.



For questions or clarifications, you can contact the paper-chair.


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