Call for Papers

The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2017 invites submissions of papers for presentation at the conference.

Paper Topics

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

  • Acoustics, Space and Sound Distribution
  • Aesthetics, Theory, History and Philosophy
  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Artificial Intelligence and Music
  • Artistic, Cultural and Social Impact of Computer Music and New Technology
  • Bio Art and Bio Music
  • Computational Musicology
  • Computer Systems in Music Education
  • Computer-based Music Analysis
  • Extended Audio-Visual Experience
  • History and Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
  • Interactive Design
  • Languages for Computer Music
  • Live Coding
  • Multi-model Perception and Emotion
  • New Interfaces for Musical expression
  • New Technology for Notation and Score
  • Participation and technologies for collaborative Performance
  • Perception and Cognition of Sound and Music
  • Piece and Paper
  • Real-time Composition and Improvisation
  • Social Interaction in Sound, Music and Technology
  • Sonification
  • Soundscape
  • Spatialization Techniques
  • Studio Reports
  • Virtual Environments for Music
  • Wearable Design

Submission Types

The ICMC 2017 Conference accepts the following types of submission for papers :

  • Papers (for oral presentation)
  • Piece & paper (papers for oral presentation linked with a music submission)
  • Posters

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.

Special Paper Edition

ICMC 2017 has a special call for paper for the Mandarin language based music and music technology researchers. This session will process the similar procedure except with Mandarin instead of English for the submitted papers, and reviews. All abstracts will be translated into English for publication.

Please select “Special Paper Edition” as one of the multiple topics at Openconf if you wish to join the program.

Special Paper Edition

Submission Requirements

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:

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 recognizable.
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 2017 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 Dr. Margaret Schedel at
For submissions papers in Chinese, please contact Special Paper Chair Yang Jian at