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History The CMMR symposium was initiated in 2003 and has since then been organised in various cities in Europe, South America and Asia.

The CMMR acronym originally stood for ‘Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval and the first CMMR gatherings mainly focused on information retrieval, programming, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics and signal processing. Little by little CMMR has moved towards more interdisciplinary aspects related to the role of human interaction in musical practice, perceptual and cognitive aspects linked to sound modelling and how sense or meaning can be transmitted either from isolated sounds or musical structure as a whole 

During CMMR 2012 the steering committee therefore decided to slightly change the significance of the acronym from Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval to Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research. This interdisciplinary orientation of the conference was a huge success at CMMR 2013 in Marseille and new research communities are now fully integrated in addition to the original ones. 

All the CMMR gatherings have resulted in post symposium proceedings containing selected peer-reviewed papers and published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. This is also planned for CMMR 2024. 

CMMR 2023 “Music: Bridge after the turmoil” held in hybrid format, November 13 – 17 at the Tokyo University of Science, in Tokyo, Japan. Post proceedings are available here. 

CMMR 2021 “Music in the AI Era” was held fully online, November 15-19, 2021. 
Post proceedings will be available by the end of 2023. 

CMMR 2020 was postponed due to the corona crisis. 

CMMR 2019 “Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music” was held in Marseille, France, October 14-18, 2019 and was organized by PRISM (France). Post proceedings is available at LNCS 12631 

CMMR 2017 “Music Technology with Swing” was held in Matosinhos, Portugal, September 25-28, 2017 and was jointly organized by the INESC TEC, OJM and PRISM(France). Post proceedings LNCS11265 

CMMR 2016 “Bridging People and Sound” was held in São Paulo, Brazil, on 5-8 July, 2016 and was jointly organized by the Computer Music Research Group, the NuSom – Research Centre on Sonology, and the CNRS – Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (France). Post proceedings LNCS10525 

CMMR 2015 “Music, Mind & Embodiment” was held in Plymouth, United Kingdom, on 16-19 June 2015, and jointly organised by the ICCMR – Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research and the CNRS – Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique(France). Post Proceedings LNCS 9617 

CMMR 2013 “Sound, Music and Motion” was held in Marseille, France, on 15-18 October 2013, and was a partnership between Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA), Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM), Laboratoire de Neurosciences cognitives(LNC),Laboratoire d’Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités (LATP), Sciences, Arts et Techniques de l’Image et du Son (SATIS), and Ubris Studio, n+n corsino. Post Proceedings LNCS 8905 

CMMR 2012 “Music and Emotions” was held in London, at Queen Mary University of London on June 19-22, and jointly organised by the Centre for Digital Musicand the CNRS – Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (France). Post Proceedings LNCS 7900 

CMMR 2011 was colocated with the Frontiers of Research on Speech and Music (FRSM) symposium at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, in India and co-organised with the CNRS-LMA. The event fostered the collaborations between researchers from Europe and India. Post Proceedings LNCS 7171 

CMMR 2010 “Music is in the sound” was organised jointly by the Application of Information and Communications Technologies Group (ATIC) of the Universidad de Málaga (Spain) and the CNRS-LMA. Post Proceedings LNCS 6684 

CMMR 2009 “Auditory Display” was organised jointly with the 15th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD). It was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 18-22, 2009. Post Proceedings LNCS 5954 

CMMR 2008 “Genesis of Meaning in Digital Art”, jointly held with theNetwork for Cross-Disciplinary Studies of Music and Meaning (NTSMB), was co-organised by Aalborg University Esbjerg (Denmark)and the CNRS-LMA (Marseille, France). It was held in May 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Post Proceedings LNCS 5493 

CMMR 2007 “Sense of Sounds”, jointly held with the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2007 “Immersed music”, was co-organised by Aalborg University Esbjerg and the CNRS-LMA(Marseille, France) and was held in August 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Post Proceedings LNCS 4969 

CMMR 2005 “PLAY!”, was co-organised by CNR-Pisa, Italy and the CNRS-LMA (Marseille, France) ans was held in September 2005 at CNR-Pisa, Italy. Post Proceedings LNCS 3902 

CMMR 2004, jointly organised by Aalborg University Esbjerg in Esbjerg, Denmark and the CNRS-LMA in Marseille, France, was held in Esbjerg, Denmark, during May 2004. Post Proceedings LNCS 3310 

CMMR 2003, which was held in Montpellier (France) in May 2003 attracted high quality papers and prominent researchers from the field of computer music. Post Proceedings LNCS 2711