CFP: 8th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (In Association with IAML 2021), July 28-30, 2021

The Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) conference presents a venue for those engaging with Digital Library systems and content in the domain of music and musicology. It provides a forum for musicians, musicologists, librarians, and technologists to share findings and expertise.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 8th DLfM conference (https://dlfm.web.ox.ac.uk), to be held online, welcomes contributions related to any aspect of digital libraries and musicology, including topics related to musical archiving and retrieval, cataloguing and classification, musical databases, special collections, music encodings and representations, computational musicology, or music information retrieval (MIR). This year’s conference will be held in association with the online IAML Congress (https://www.iaml.info/congresses/2021-online), and will feature a joint paper session as well as a joint poster session. In bringing these two conferences together we aim to encourage new collaborations and foster larger group discussions surrounding prominent issues in the digital humanities.

This year’s theme of “bridging the gap” is designed to bring together scholars working across the niche subfields of digital libraries and humanities, computational musicology, and MIR with the aim of broadening the understanding of the needs, obstacles, and optimal outcomes within each of these subfields in the DLfM community, and how outcomes in one area can best be applied to (or served by) another.

The conference strongly encourages papers and posters that address this year’s theme, however, we welcome all papers addressing all traditional topics that fall under the scope of DLfM. Specific examples of topics traditionally covered at DLfM can be found at https://dlfm.web.ox.ac.uk. We are planning for our proceedings to be published in ACM ICPS as an Open Access publication.

In light of the challenges surrounding conference planning and travel during a pandemic, this year’s DLfM conference will be entirely virtual.  The conference organizers are striving to make an engaging and interactive conference while we patiently and eagerly anticipate a return to in-person conferences in 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES (AoE)

Abstract submission deadline: March 29, 2021 

Paper submission deadline: April 5, 2021 

Notification of Acceptance: May 3, 2021

Camera-ready submission deadline: June 13, 2021

Conference: July 28-30

SUBMISSIONS

Proceedings Track Submissions

We invite full papers (up to 8 pages excluding references) or short papers (up to 4 pages excluding references). An abstract of the proposed paper must be submitted to DLfM via EasyChair by March 29, 2021. The full papers are expected to be submitted to DLfM on EasyChair and following the ACM template by April 5, 2021.  Authors will need to follow carefully the instructions for formatting. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply with the above requirements may be rejected without review. For paper templates, please refer to the DLfM 2021 website(https://dlfm.web.ox.ac.uk). Page limits for submitted papers apply to all text, but exclude the bibliography (i.e. references can be included on pages over the specified limits). 

Authors of accepted paper submissions are expected to submit corrected, camera-ready copies, which must be received by June 13, 2021. Papers for each track will be peer reviewed by 2-3 members of the programme committee. For accepted paper submissions, at least one author must register for the conference (as a presenter) by June 13th.

All submitted papers must:

  • be written in English;

  • contain author names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses;

  • be formatted according to the appropriate ACM template 

  • be in PDF format, and formatted for A4 size

An additional call for (unpublished) poster presentations will follow. 

For more detailed submission procedures and information, please visit https://dlfm.web.ox.ac.uk.

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CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

Programme Chair
Claire Arthur, Center for Music Technology, Georgia Tech

General Chair
David Lewis, Goldsmiths University of London

Proceedings and Publicity Chair
Néstor Nápoles López, McGill University

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