Call for Papers



15th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music

November 23 –25, 2015

Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP

Auditório do centro de Convenções (CDC) and Auditório do Instituto de Artes (IA)

Campinas, SP ­ Brazil

The Symposium


The SBCM ­ Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music is a biannual event with international recognition in the field of computer music organized by NUCOM, the computer music interest group of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). This 15th edition will be held from November 23th to 25th, 2015, at Campinas, São Paulo, and is specially dedicated to the theme  "Computer Music: beyond the frontiers of signal processing and computational models".  From electroacoustic experiments to the most complex sound generation and human machine interfaces, signal processing and computational models always had an important role. The proposed theme for this SBCM brings up discussions about aspects that are also inherent to the computer music field, as math, creativity, aesthetic meaning, virtual reality and social networks.


During the symposium there will be speeches by renowned researchers, technical and music paper sessions, discussion panels, and concerts. Researchers, scientists, composers, educators, manufacturers, and all concerned with the interplay between music and technology are invited to submit works.


The program committee will give a prize for the best student papers presented at SBCM. Papers that have a student as a major author are eligible. Two awards will be given: one for the best technical paper and another for the best music paper.


Important Dates


September 15th -  Full papers and posters submissions due
September 22th -  Full papers and posters submissions due
September 30th -  Full papers and posters submissions due
October 20th  - Full papers and posters notification of acceptance
November 7th  - Camera-ready version of papers and posters due


Technical Topics of Interest


The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:


● Acoustics, Diffusion, Sonorization

● Artificial Intelligence

● Artificial Life and Evolutionary Music Systems

● Audio Hardware design

● Computer­Aided Music Analysis

● Computer­Aided Musical Education

● Computer­Aided Musicology

● Digital Sound Processing

● Digital Music Systems and Services

● Distributed Music

● Internet and Web Applications

● Movement and Gesture

● Multimedia Systems and Applications

● Music Emotion and Communication

● Expressive Music Performance Modelling

● Music Formats, Data Structures and Representation

● Music Information Retrieval

● Music Management

● Music Notation, Printing, and Optical Recognition

● Music Perception and Cognition

● Psychoacoustics and Cognitive Modeling

● Quality of Service for Audio

● Real­time Interactive Systems

● Software Systems and Languages for Composition

● Sound Analysis and Synthesis

Papers Submission Instructions


Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the JEMS online submission system




Technical papers, up to 12 pages long, are expected to present original research with scientific contributions. Music papers, up to 12 pages long, should describe the experience of composers and users of computational tools to produce music (see guidelines). All music papers must come with music examples. If the paper does not deal with musical material then it should be considered a technical paper. Extended abstracts of posters, up to 4 pages long, should present on­going research. Please carefully comply with instructions in publications templates.


Papers which do not fulfill the requirements can not be published. Download files for manuscript preparation in accordance with the SBC guidelines from


In order to get the paper published, it is required that at least one author register for the symposium by Nov. 1st, 2015.


Musical Pieces Submission


It will be accepted compositions (solo, collective, electronic, improvisation, acousmatic, multimedia performance, etc.) that make use of computational tools in its production and, in particular, those that present innovation in the compositional process. Each composer can submit up to 3 pieces, however just one will be eligible for presentation in the SBCM. The duration of each piece should not exceed 10 minutes. Please refer to for detailed instructions on submission


Composers of the selected pieces must register for the symposium by Nov 1st, 2015. Although the composer’s presence is not compulsory it is highly encouraged.


More Information


For further information and advanced technical and musical program, please visit the symposium home page at


For questions regarding submissions, please contact Flávio Schiavoni (fls at ) for technical papers, and Rodrigo Scharamm (rodrigos at


For other inquiries contact the symposium general chair José Fornari (fornari at