Music Encoding Conference call for proposals


meiThe Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) is seeking proposals for its 2016 Music Encoding Conference, to be held in Montréal, Canada from May 17-20, 2016. MEI is a community-driven effort to create a commonly-accepted, digital, symbolic representation of music notation documents.

According to the MEI web site, 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

For more details, visit the MEI Call for Proposals page. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2015, with notification by December 15. 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.

Andrew Hankinson of McGill University, is the organizing committee’s co-chair. Last year I interviewed him about MEI and a Sibelius-to-MEI plug-in that he created.

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