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MCM 2022

Mathematics and Computation in Music


Atlanta, Georgia                      21-24 June 2022




The Eighth International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music will be held June 21-24, 2022 at

Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States of America.


MCM is the flagship conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music (SMCM), whose official publication is the Journal of Mathematics and Music (JMM).


MCM 2022 continues the tradition of biennial international conferences of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music held on alternating sides of the Atlantic. In this occasion it is hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the School of Music, at Georgia State University.


The conference brings together researchers from around the world who combine mathematics or computation with music theory, music analysis, composition and performance. MCM provides a dedicated platform for the communication and exchange of ideas amongst researchers in mathematics, computer science, music theory, composition and performance, musicology and related disciplines.


There will be introductory talks to specific fields of research.


The disciplines of Mathematics and Music share an intertwined history stretching back more than two and a half millennia. More recently, computer science has made possible new approaches to these disciplines, often with transformative effect.


In addition to the scientific program, there will be concerts open to both congress participants and the general public.


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The publication of revised selected papers will be as a pre-proceeding in LNCS/LNAI in the series name Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.




Mathematics and Computation in Music

8th International Conference, MCM 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA, June 21–24, 2022, Proceedings


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The MCM 2022 Conference Proceedings, LNCS 13267, is now available online and can be accessed at the following link.

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The link to previous MCM proceedings on SpringerLink is https://link.springer.com/conference/mcm2


Past Conferences


MCM2019: https://mcm19.etsisi.upm.es/home

MCM2017: http://emiliolluis.org/40.htm

 MCM2015: http://mcm2015.qmul.ac.uk/

ICCM2014: http://emiliolluis.org/39.htm

MCM2013: http://www.music.mcgill.ca/mcm2013/

MCM2011: http://mcm2011.ircam.fr/drupal/

MCM2009: http://www.mcm2009.info/

MCM 2007: National Institute for Music Research, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2007




Dr. Mariana Montiel




Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music  SMCM

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University (CAS)

School of Music of Georgia State University (COTA)


Other Collaborating Institutions


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Important dates, Submission, Panel discussions, Registration


Important Dates


The deadline for all types of submission is JANUARY 15th, 2022

The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 1, 2022

Notification of Acceptance: MARCH 5th, 2022

Early Registration Dates: until JUNE 20, 2022

Conference Dates: JUNE 21-24, 2022



Register here



General proceeding for paper submission


The organizers of MCM 2022 encourage submissions of unpublished papers that use mathematical and/or computational approaches to music theory, music analysis, composition, performance, by researchers or teams of researchers from any relevant field.


Particularly, we welcome submissions on any topic relating to mathematics and/or computation in music, including (but not limited to):


We invite submissions of the following types:


Paper submission must be made to any of the following members of the Scientific Programme Committee in pdf format files.


• Mariana Montiel: mmontiel@gsu.edu


• Brent Milam: brentmilammusic@gmail.com


• Jeremy Kastine: jeremy.kastine@life.edu


• Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino: octavioalberto@mixteco.utm.mx


• Emilio Lluis-Puebla: emiliolluis@ciencias.unam.mx


If you have sent your submission for the special session on artificial intelligence to Michael Franklin,

please resend it to one of the scientific program committee members whose emails are given above.


 IMPORTANT: MCM 2022 will carry out a blind peer-review of the papers submitted. Authors must send two versions of their papers:


Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ instructions https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines  and use the proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Templates and instructions can be downloaded via the Internet Explorer. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.



 Poster size can be A0 or 70 cm x 100 cm, printed on photographic paper, and should be installed by the author.


Notification acceptance:  MARCH 5th, 2022


Long and short papers

Long and short paper submissions should take the form of complete papers; each paper submission should include an abstract of up to 150 words. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in an edited volume in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, as were the proceedings of previous MCM conferences. These memoirs will be available in hard copy during the conference.



At the final plenary session of MCM 2019, it was decided that it is important to increase outreach efforts. In response, at MCM 2022 we will put on a public outreach event at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). The goals will be to (1) engage the general public in our areas of interest and (2) demonstrate to each other how effective outreach activities can be implemented.

This event, called Math+Music@MODA, will take place on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, and will not conflict with any scheduled conference session. We are looking for volunteers to design and facilitate activities that can quickly engage visitors as they stop at various stations placed around the museum. The activities should help visitors (with no particular background in math or music) appreciate the role that mathematics and computation can play in enhancing their personal enjoyment and/or understanding of music.


Ideally, visitors will leave each activity with a physical artifact or web link that they can use to share their experience with others. For example, a pamphlet explaining the main points of the activity, or online access to an audio/video/midi file of music they created in the activity. This could potentially increase our reach to family and friends of visitors as well.


If you have an idea for an activity that you would like to facilitate, please email Jeremy Kastine at jeremy.kastine@life.edu and jdkastine@gmail.com addressing the following.


*A brief description of the activity.

*Is this activity adaptable to visitors of all ages? All levels of music background? All levels of math background?

*What materials/equipment would be necessary? What would you be able to bring with you, and what would need to be provided on-site?

*How much physical space is needed?

*Could the activity work well outdoors in the plaza in front of MODA (weather permitting)?

*How much noise will the activity make?

*How much time do you anticipate each visitor spending with your activity?


We will be able to accommodate 6-12 activities. Submissions received by January 15th, 2022, will receive full consideration. Submissions will continue to be accepted after that point until a full program of activities has been accepted.



Click the blue letters for the Programme® MCM 2022 PROGRAMME


General Organizing Committee


Mariana Montiel

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University (GSU)


Jeremy Kastine

Department of Mathematics, Life University


Emilio Lluis-Puebla

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, UNAM, Mexico


 Guerino Mazzola

School of Music, University of Minnesota


Brent Milam

School of Music, Georgia State University


Thomas Noll

Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya


Robert Peck

School of Music, Lousiana State University


Robert Schneider

Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia (UGA)



Scientific Programme Committee


Mariana Montiel



Brent Milam



Jeremy Kastine



Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino



Francisco Gómez


Emilio Lluis-Puebla




Scientific Committee


Carlos Agon


Octavio Agustín-Aquino


Giovanni Albini


Emmanuel Amiot


Moreno Andreatta


Juan Sebastián Arias


Isabel Barbancho


Giles Baroin


Louis Bigo


Norman Carey


Rodrigo Castro López Vaal


David Clampitt


Richard Cohn


José Miguel Díaz-Báñez


Andrée Ehresmann


Thomas Fiore


Pauxy Gentil Nunes


Francisco Gómez


Julian Hook


Franck Jedrzejewski


Julien Junod


Greta Lanzarotto


Carlos de Lemos Almada


Vicente Liern


Emilio Lluis-Puebla


Maria Mannone


Guerino Mazzola


Brent Milam


Mariana Montiel


Jaime Munárriz


Thoma Noll


Robert Peck


Alexandre Popoff


Brian Martínez-Rodríguez


Lauren Ruth


Robert Schneider


William Sethares


Julius Smith


Dmitri Tymoczko


Jason Yust


Local Organizing Committee


Rose Friend


Junwoon Seo


Juliana Spector


Sribhuvan Yellu




Plenary Talks and Concerts

Florence Kopleff Recital Hall

School of Music at Georgia State University



Tuesday 21 of June at 5:00 pm. Panel:

“What is our shared baseline knowledge set” moderated by James Hughes.


Tuesday 21 of June at 6:30 pm. Concert:

“Music and maths: the geometric match” by Emmanuel Amiot, Moreno Andreatta and Giles Baroin.


Wednesday 22 of June at 5:00 pm. Plenary Talk: “A Cornucopia of Musical Spaces” by Julian Hook.


Wednesday 22 of June at 6:30 pm. Concert: Terminus Ensemble of Contemporary Music "Positive and Negative Spaces"


Thursday 23 of June at 5:00 pm. Plenary Talk: Homage to Jack Douthett with Emmanuel Amiot, David Clampitt, Julian Hook, Richard Krantz and Thomas Noll.


Thursday 23 of June at 6:30 pm. Concert in Homage to Jack Douthett with the participation of Octavio Agustín-Aquino, Emmanuel Amiot, Moreno Andreatta, Giles Baroin, Leah Frederick, Julian Hook, Thomas Noll, and Emilio Lluis-Puebla accompanying soprano Juliana Spector.


Friday 24 of June at 5:00 pm. Panel:

What are the boldest expectations in Mathematical Music Theory” moderated by Thomas Noll.


Friday 24 of June at 6:30 pm. Concert: “Rachmaninoff´s Faust Piano Sonata Op. 28” (context and performance) by Emilio Lluis-Puebla.


Friday 24 of June at 8:30 pm. Gala dinner.










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The Eighth Biennial International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at Georgia State University.


The scientific sessions will be held at the “College of Arts and Sciences Event Centers’ Lecture Hall”,


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and the plenary talks and concerts at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall,


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a state-of-the-art concert venue which is part of GSU´s School of Music.


The outreach activities will take place at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA):


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