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ICMC 2016 : The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2016


When Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016
Where Utrecht, Netherlands
Submission Deadline Feb 29, 2016
Notification Due Apr 14, 2016
Final Version Due May 14, 2016
Categories    music   audio   multimedia

Call For Papers

The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2016 invites submissions of papers for presentation at the conference, which will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 12 to 16 September 2016.

The ICMC 2016 Conference theme is: “Is the sky the limit?”

We encourage the submission of papers on research that is related, but in no way limited, to the conference themes. Submissions must be sent electronically through the ICMC 2016 website.

Electronic submission is available through the conference management system.

Please assign each paper to one or to several (but no more than three) of the following categories:

Acoustics of Music
Aesthetics, Theory and Philosophy
Algorithmic Composition
Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
Artificial Intelligence and Music
Composition and Improvisation
Composition Systems and Techniques
Computational Musicology
Computer Systems in Music Education
Digital Audio Signal Processing and Audio Effects
Distributed and Mobile Music
History and Education
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 Modelling and Instrumental Acoustics
Piece and Paper
Representation and Models for Computer Music
Software and Hardware Systems
Spatialisation Techniques
Studio Reports
Virtual Reality

Papers related to the conference themes:

Is the Sky the Limit?
Is the sky determined by technology or aesthetics?
Is the sky local?
Educating for the sky
Does the sky need a composer or musician?
Stretching the sky ….

Submission Types

The ICMC 2016 Conference accepts the following types of submission for papers *:

papers (for oral presentation)
piece & paper (papers for oral presentation linked with a music submission),
For oral presentation, the reviewers will primarily select papers that incorporate significant experimental or theoretical results, or which otherwise advance the field.

Papers may be accepted as a long paper (6 A4s in the proceedings, and a 30-minute presentation) or as a short paper (4 A4s in the proceedings, and a 20-minute presentation).

Posters are presentations of papers in large format on public display, as a forum for discussion of work in progress.

Important Dates

Submissions open: December 10, 2015
Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2016
Deadline for submissions is extended to 29 February 23:59 GMT – 8 (San Francisco time).
Acceptance notification: April 14, 2016
Final deadline for ‘camera ready’ paper: May 14, 2016
Author registration deadline: May 14, 2016

Paper length and format

Papers (for all types of presentation) should be around 4 to 6 pages long.

Please make sure that you use the A4 (210mm by 297mm or 8.27″ by 11.69″) paper layout.

Authors must adhere strictly to the Word or LaTeX template files, in order to format their paper correctly for submission:

MS Word template
LaTeX template
All types of papers should be submitted in PDF format, through the Conference Management System.

All submissions should be anonymous, make sure that no author names are recognisable.
The reviews are anonymous, once accepted the final version of the papers will have names of authors.
Please do not send papers directly by e-mail.

Review and Post-review

All submissions will be subject to review by at least three independent reviewers.

Following notification of acceptance, authors will be requested to submit their camera-ready papers, taking into account the reviews.


All the accepted papers, irrespective of presentation format, will be included in the Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will have an ISBN and will be distributed as an electronic Open Access publication. The printed version of the proceedings will be available to the participants at extra cost. Please note that the proceedings will be printed in black and white.

Registration Regulation

For presentation at the conference and publication in the ICMC 2016 Conference Proceedings, a unique registration of one author (and co-author) per paper (of any submission type) is required.

Individuals may appear as co–authors of several papers (of any submission type), but multiple registrations per author / participant and multiple submissions of single-authored papers will not be accepted.


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the paper chair at

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