Call for Papers: Music Encoding Conference 2019, University of Vienna, Austria

December 6, 2018
6:00 PM


The Music Encoding Conference has emerged as the foremost international forum where researchers and practitioners from across these diverse fields can meet and explore new developments in music encoding and its use. The Conference celebrates a multidisciplinary programme, combining the latest advances from established music encodings, novel technical proposals and encoding extensions, and the presentation or evaluation of new practical applications of music encoding (e.g. in academic study, libraries, editions, commercial products). This year's conference takes place at the University of Vienna in Austria May 29 - June 1, 2019. 

The program welcomes contributions from all those working on, or with, any music encoding. In addition, the Conference serves as a focus event for the Music Encoding Initiative community, with its annual community meeting scheduled the day following the main program, on Saturday 1 June.

The conference welcomes contributions from all those who are developing or applying music encodings in their work and research. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • data structures for music encoding
  • music encoding standardisation
  • music encoding interoperability / universality
  • methodologies for encoding, music editing, description and analysis
  • computational analysis of encoded music
  • rendering of symbolic music data in audio and graphical forms

and the use or application of music encodings in:

  • music theory and analysis
  • digital musicology and, more broadly, digital humanities
  • music digital libraries


The Music Encoding Conference 2019 calls for paper, poster, panel, and workshop proposals. All submissions will be reviewed by 2-3 members of the programme committee before acceptance.

The submission must include:

  • name(s) of author(s)
  • title
  • abstract (see below for maximum lengths)
  • current or most recent institutional affiliation of author(s) and e-mail address
  • proposal type: paper, poster, panel session, or workshop 

Paper and poster proposals must include an abstract of no more than 1000 words. Relevant bibliographic references may be included above this limit (i.e. will not be counted within the 1000 word limit). Please also include a short statement regarding your current interests related to music encoding.

Panel discussion proposal abstracts must be no longer than 2000 words, and describe the topic and nature of the discussion, along with short biographies of the participants. Panel discussions are not expected to be a set of papers which could otherwise be submitted as individual papers.

Proposals for half- or full-day pre-conference workshops, to be held on May 29th, should include the workshop’s proposed duration, as well as its logistical and technical requirements.

If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]. Visit the full conference website for more information and the application link.