Music Encoding Conference 2015: Call for Participation

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:00am to Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:00am

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Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing and program committees we are delighted to invite you to attend the Music Encoding Conference 2015, which will be held on 18-21 May in Florence, Italy.

The conference is an opportunity to discuss the new research paths that the encoding of symbolic music data opens to traditional music studies (from editing to analysis), as well as computational musicology, music bibliography and librarianship. 

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 conference aims to gather specialists in all the above areas, to discuss the current state of modelling, generation and use of music encoding, to exchange experiences, report on successful projects on major collections and composers, and to forge collaborations for future projects. 

The program opens on Monday, May 18th with pre-conference tutorials/workshop on MEI and its applications. Two days will follow full of papers and poster presentations covering various theoretical and practical issues in research and publishing. The program is completed by an "Un-conference Day" on Thursday, May 21: an opportunity for everyone interested in using and improving MEI — developers, librarians, musicologists, editors, publishers — to investigate the topics they're most interested in.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speakers will be Elena Pierazzo and Eleanor Selfridge-Field.

More details regarding program, venue, registration and accommodation are available on the conference website at  

Regular registration will close on 31 March 2015. Late registration fees will apply between 1 April and 30 April. Discounted fees are available for students.

Queries to:

With warmest regards,

Federica Riva
Giuliano Di Bacco


The Music Encoding Conference 2015 - Florence, 18-21 May  <>

  • Organizing Committee: Federica Riva, IAML-Italia (chair); Giuliano Di Bacco, Indiana University Bloomington; Mila De Santis, Università di Firenze; Paola Gibbin, Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze; Johannes Kepper, Universität Paderborn; Perry Roland, University of Virginia
  • Program Committee: Christine Siegert, Universität der Künste Berlin (chair); Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Richard Freedman, Haverford College; Franz Kelnreiter, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg; Axel Teich Geertinger, The Royal Library Copenhagen

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