Submissions for ICMC 2013 have now closed.

15 May 2013           Papers and Works Acceptance Notification

The International Computer Music Conference 2013 invites submission of papers, posters, and demonstrations involving aesthetic, compositional, educational, musicological, scientific, and technological aspects of computer music and digital audio. The conference to be held in Perth, Australia, from the August 12 – 16 2013 in conjunction with the Australasian Computer Music Conference and the Totally Huge new Music Festival.

Paper Topics

The conference theme for 2013 is IDEA (international developments in electro–acoustics). We encourage the submission of papers examining any topic related to computer music and digital audio, including: aesthetic, compositional, educational, musicological, perceptual, scientific and technical aspects.

Submission topics for the conference include the following themes:

  • Theory and Philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Music
  • Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
  • Spatialisation Techniques
  • Live Coding
  • Mobile Music Computing
  • Networked Music Performance
  • Digital Audio Signal Processing
  • Interaction and Improvisation
  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • Languages for Computer Music
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Representation and Models for Computer Music
  • Software and Hardware Systems
  • Computer Systems in Music Education
  • History of Electro-acoustic Music
  • Composition Systems / Techniques
  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Analysis/Synthesis
  • Unconference

Important Dates

  • Submissions open 7th January 2013
  • Extended deadline for submission of papers is: 28th February 2013 (UTC +8, Perth Western Australian time)
  • Notification of selected papers will be announced on 29th April 2013
  • Final ‘Camera-Ready’ paper deadline: 3rd June 2013
  • Registration deadline: 10th June 2013

Submission Requirements

Please review all of the detailed requirements below before submitting your paper.

Please make sure that you use A4 (210mm by 297mm or 8.27″ by 11.69″) paper layout. We strongly recommend that you use the Word or LaTeX template files to format your paper correctly for submission:

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Please make sure that all author information is removed from the submitted paper in order to provide fairness and transparency in the reviewing process.

Submission Types

Please submit PDFs with all author information removed for blind review for the following presentation categories:

There are six ways to submit to ICMC 2013.

Short Paper

6 pages maximum in Proceedings, 15 minutes lecture presentation + 5 minutes for questions.

Long Paper

8 pages maximum in Proceedings, 25 minutes lecture presentation + 5 minutes for questions.

Piece and Paper

Papers linked with a work to be programmed. 4 pages maximum in Proceedings.


4 pages maximum in Proceedings


4 pages maximum in Proceedings

Studio Reports

4 pages maximum in Proceedings, poster presentation or 15 minutes lecture presentation + 5 minutes for questions.


Papers should be a substantial contribution to the field and must be accompanied by a written submission, which may be up to 6 (short) or 8 (long) pages including images and references. Posters and demonstrations are a forum for discussion of work-in-progress and/or signi?cant or important results that are better suited for more interactive presentation. They must be accompanied by a written paper submission of up to 4 pages in length including images and references. Posters will be presented on a single A2 size sheet during a poster session. Demonstrations will be presented during a poster session. All submissions will be subject to blind review by an international panel. One of the authors must present the work at the conference (and pay the registration fee by 10th June 2013) for it to appear in the proceedings. In exceptional circumstances, the paper chair may propose a more suitable format than the one proposed (i.e. long rather than short paper, demonstration rather than poster).