Music Encoding Conference 2015: Call for Abstracts

Monday, May 18, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 21, 2015 (All day)

You are cordially invited to participate in the Music Encoding Conference by the Music Encoding Initiative community, which will be held 19-21 May 2015 (with pre-conference workshops on 18 May) in Florence, Italy, in cooperation with IAML Italia.

The quest for a coherent and universal system for the digital representation of music notation has been pursued for decades and the recent accomplishments of the Music Encoding Initiative have garnered a great deal of attention in a wide range of music scholarship and in the broader digital humanities. The encoding of symbolic music data opens new research paths to traditional music studies (from editing to analysis) and computational musicology, and constitutes a foundational tool for music bibliography and librarianship. This conference aims to gather specialists in all these areas, to discuss the current state of modeling, generation and use of music encoding, to exchange experiences, and to forge collaborations.

Proposals for papers, posters, panel discussions, and pre-conference workshops are encouraged. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • music encoding as a theoretical approach for research

  • methodologies for encoding, music editing, description and analysis

  • rendering of symbolic music data in audio and graphical forms

  • relationships between symbolic music data, encoded text, and facsimile images

  • capture, interchange, and re-purposing of music data and metadata

  • ontologies, authority files, and linked data in music encoding and description

  • additional topics relevant to music encoding, editing, and description

The deadline for all submissions is 23 November 2014. PDF or Word-compatible files are preferred. All submissions must include:

  • name(s) of author(s)

  • title

  • abstract

  • current or most recent institutional affiliation of author(s) and e-mail address

  • proposal type: paper, poster, panel session, or workshop

For paper and poster proposals, abstracts of no more than 1000 words, including relevant bibliographic references, are requested. Please also include a short statement regarding your current interests related to music encoding.

Panel session proposals, describing the topic and nature of the session and including short biographies of the participants, must be no longer than 2000 words.

Proposals for half- or full-day pre-conference workshops, to be held on May 18th, should include the workshop’s proposed duration, as well as its logistical and technical requirements.

Additional details regarding registration, accommodations, etc. will be announced on the conference webpage (http://music-encoding.org/conference/2015).

Please note: As Florence in May is very crowded by tourists, it is suggested to book your accommodations as soon as possible, and not later than the end of 2014. Many hotels allow to book without any expense. A change would often be easier and cheaper, in case of need, then a very improbable last minute booking.

Important dates:

  • 23 November 2014: Deadline for abstract submissions

  • 10 January 2015: Notification of acceptance of submission

  • 18 May 2015: Pre-conference workshops

  • 19-21 May 2015: Conference

If you have any questions, please e-mail conference2015@music-encoding.org.

Program Committee

  • Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Richard Freedman, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

  • Franz Kelnreiter, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg

  • Christine Siegert, Universität der Künste Berlin (chair)

  • Axel Teich Geertinger, The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Organizing Committee (might be extended):

  • Johannes Kepper, Universität Paderborn

  • Federica Riva, IAML Italia

  • Perry Roland, University of Virginia

 

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