Music Encoding Conference 2017 Call for Proposals
You are cordially invited by the Music Encoding Initiative community to 
participate in the Music Encoding Conference, which will be held 16-17 May 2017 
(with pre-conference workshops on 15 May and an ‘un-conference’ day on 18 May) 
in Tours, France, in cooperation with the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la 
Renaissance (CESR) <> based at the Université 
François-Rabelais Tours <>.

Music encoding is a critical component of the emerging fields of digital 
musicology, digital editions, symbolic music information retrieval, and others. 
At the centre of these fields, the Music Encoding Conference has emerged as an 
important cross-disciplinary venue for theorists, musicologists, librarians, 
and technologists to meet and discuss new advances in their fields. The Music 
Encoding Conference is the annual focal point for the Music Encoding Initiative 
community ( <>), but members 
from all encoding and analysis communities are welcome to participate.

Authors are invited to upload their submission for review to our Conftool 

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
music encoding and symbolic music information retrieval
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 4 November 2016 (midnight UK time). 
Conftool accepts PDF files only. The submission to Conftool must include:

name(s) of author(s)
current or most recent institutional affiliation of author(s) and e-mail address
proposal type: paper, poster, panel session, or workshop
All identifying information must be provided in the corresponding fields of 
Conftool only, while the submitted PDF must anonymize the author’s details.
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 discussion proposals, describing the topic and nature of the discussion 
and including short biographies of the participants, must be no longer than 
2000 words. 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 
15th, should include the workshop’s proposed duration, as well as its 
logistical and technical requirements.

Friday is planned as an un-conference day, self-organized by the participants 
and open for anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic mentioned 

Additional details regarding registration, accommodation, etc. will be 
announced on the conference web page 

Important Dates

4 November 2016: Deadline for abstract submissions
2 December 2016: Notification of acceptance of submissions
15 May 2017: Pre-conference workshops
16-17 May 2017: Conference
18 May 2017: ‘Un-conference’ Day

If you have any questions, please e-mail 

Programme Committee

– Richard Chesser (British Library), chair

– Karen Desmond (Brandeis University)

– Laurent Pugin (RISM Switzerland)

– John Rink (University of Cambridge)

– David Rizo Valero (University of Alicante / ISEA.CV)
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