These conferences are updated regularly. If no detail is provided on submission opportunities then the conference invitation has either not yet opened or has closed.
The 9th Annual Meeting of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society
January 5-7, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona
Free and open to the public
The University of Arizona will host the 9th annual meeting of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS). This conference was created to bring together researchers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the cognitive/perceptual processing of complex signals such as speech, music, and natural sounds. This meeting is meant to be interactive, so there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone attending to express opinions, outrage, love and affection.
Preliminary list of presenters (Subject to Change)
-Heather Bortfeld, University of Connecticut
-Chris Braun, Hunter College
-Bharath Chandrasekaran, University of Texas
-Suzanne Curtin, University of Calgary
-Fred Dick, University of London
-Alex Francis, Purdue University
-Lori Holt, Carnegie Mellon University
-Andrew Lotto, University of Arizona
-Bob Lutfi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Todd Maddox, University of Texas
-Dan Margoliash, University of Chicago
-David McAlpine, University College London
-Bob McMurray, University of Iowa
-Howard Nusbaum, University of Chicago
-Andrew Oxenham, University of Minnesota
-Caroline Palmer, McGill University
-Mark Pitt, THE Ohio State University
-Arty Samuel, SUNY-Stony Brook & BCBL, Spain
-Joel Snyder, University of Nevada Las Vegas
-Jean Vroomen, Tilburg University
-Bill Yost, Arizona State University
-Jason Zevin, University of Southern California
-Yi Zhou, Arizona State University
ACNS is free and open to the public. However, we ask that you register online so we can estimate attendance and plan accordingly.
Visitor parking is available in any of the UA parking garages. The 2nd Street Garage (2nd and Mountain) is closest to the conference venue. Parking costs $10/day.
Lodge on the Desert (3.2 miles from UA) is the main hotel for ACNS presenters. Other hotel options include Marriott Tucson University Park (within walking distance to the conference venue) or the Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park).
The deadline for poster submissions is November 24, 2014. Abstracts should be sent to email@example.com. Additional instructions for poster abstract submission will be available on the conference website.
For more information, including further details on the conference schedule as they
become available, please visit http://acns.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/the-society
or contact Andrew Lotto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK, 23-25 March 2015
In live and virtual situations, music listening and performing are multimodal experiences: Sounds may be experienced tactically, music evokes visual images or is accompanied by visual presentations, and both generate vivid cross-modal associations in terms of force, size, physical location, fluency and regularity, among others.
ICMEM aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines who investigate the multimodality of musical experiences from different perspectives. Disciplines may include audiology, cognition, computer science, music performance and theory, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Presentation formats include papers, symposia, demonstrations and posters.Investigations may include but are not necessarily confined to the following areas:
-Cross-modal correspondences with musical parameters
-Visual influences on the perception of music
-Role of the body and motor knowledge in the perception and interpretation of music
-Cross-modal interaction in multimedia, including music in film and games
-Uses of cross-modal correspondences to compensate for hearing or visual impairment
-Strong and weak synaesthesia
-Brain-structures related to cross-modal associations
-Phenomenology of cross-modal experiences
-Technological and commercial applications of cross-modal associations
-Creative and pedagogical uses of cross-modality in music
Proposals are invited for papers, symposia, demonstrations and posters on investigations of the multimodal experience of music.
Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/research/mmm/icmem
Submission deadline: 27th October 2014 by e-mail to ICMEM@sheffield.ac.uk
This conference is supported by ESCOM and SEMPRE, who offer bursaries to student attendees.
2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, UK, 14th-17th April 2015.
Organised jointly by the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, and the University of Newcastle’s International Centre for Music Studies.
There have been rapid multidisciplinary advances in scholarly understanding of musical experience over the last fifteen years or so. It is increasingly accepted that musical experiences are multi-faceted, fluctuating, and dynamic; complex composites of cognitive, perceptual, embodied and affective components. One response to the acknowledged phenomenological complexity of musical engagement has been a growing interest in the relationship between music and consciousness.
Following on from the success of the first International Conference on Music and Consciousness (Sheffield, 2006), and the edited volume Music and Consciousness to which this led, this second conference is again intended as a forum for the exchange of perspectives from a broad range of disciplines, including but not restricted to: neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology, philosophy, sociology, musicology, performance studies, ethnomusicology, music therapy, evolutionary psychology, cognitive archaeology, and cultural history.
The conference will consist entirely of plenary sessions, enabling wide-ranging participation, with significant time set aside for discussion. It will include keynote presentations, papers, short communications, and musical performances.
The conference committee welcomes submissions addressing a broad range of themes, including but not limited to the following:
• Music and Unconsciousness
• Neural substrates of musical consciousness
• Consciousness and musical performance
• Music and trance, flow, absorption, dissociation, and altered states of consciousness (ASC).
• Theorising musical consciousness – across disciplines, across cultures, across history
• Consciousness and musical creativity
• Modes of musical consciousness, modes of musical subjectivity
• Music and collective consciousness
Proposals will be accepted on the basis of their relevance to the conference themes, significance, originality and rigour.
A formal call for papers will be issued in January 2014, with a deadline for proposals of July 2014.
11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Music, Mind, and Embodiment
Plymouth, UK on 16-19 June 2015.
Paper submission deadline February 27th 2015
Music submission deadline February 27th 2015
Notification of acceptance March 27th 2015
Revisions and camera ready copy deadline May 1st 2015
Plymouth is a vibrant ocean city with a global history which stretches back hundreds of years. The symposium will include a series of concerts, a satellite workshop on Music Neurotechnology, and an unforgettable boat cruise and banquet trip around the iconic Plymouth Hoe from the Barbican Harbour, site of the Mayflower Steps (portrayed in the logo above), from which the Pilgrim Fathers left England to settle in North America in 1620.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) is hosting the symposium on campus in the center of Plymouth, in their newly completed multi-million pound headquarters, “The House”, which includes a multichannel diffusion suite and full scale auditorium for concert performances.
Music, Mind, and Embodiment
This year, we encourage the submission of contributions on the theme of Music, Mind, and Embodiment. The notion of mind and embodiment is important in any field related to sound and music and is therefore well adapted to this interdisciplinary conference, since it can be studied from different standpoints spanning from physics to perceptual and cognitive considerations, and from scientific to artistic approaches.
Some central questions of interest in this context are (but not necessarily restricted to) :
– How to identify perceptually relevant signal properties linked to music (for example, neurophysiologically or biologically influenced music creation, performance, or analysis?)
– How to define new timbre descriptors that characterise perceptual or emotional characteristics?
What is the link between mind and embodiment in musical performance, interpretation, and improvisation?
– How can gesture and embodiment be used as a control signal for music generation, sonification, and performance?
– How can multiple modalities be characterised in interdisciplinary musical contexts (vision, audition, kinesthetic, bio- and neuro- informed approaches)?
Contributions on other topics as described in the call for contributions are also welcome. Submission deadline is February 27th 2015.
Hugues Vinet (IRCAM)
David Rosenboom (CalArts)
Eduardo Miranda (ICCMR)
For further details please visit: http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/
17–23 August 2015 Manchester, U.K.:
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K.
Organisers: Jane Ginsborg (chair), Alexandra Lamont (co-chair)
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Ninth Triennial European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) Conference to be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK from 17 to 22 August 2015.
ESCOM supports and promotes empirical and theoretical research from a wide range of disciplines, including aesthetics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, composition, education, health and wellbeing, linguistics, music theory, music therapy, neuroscience, performance studies, philosophy, psychoacoustics, psychology and psychophysics. We expect the research to be disseminated at the Ninth Triennial Conference to be new and unpublished, and to have the potential for contributing to a better understanding of how music is perceived, represented and generated.
Submissions are now invited for spoken papers, poster presentations, symposia and workshops. The language of the conference is English and all spoken papers, posters, conference proceedings and publications will be in English. All submissions should be made online. They will be reviewed anonymously by two or more members of the Review Committee. Full-text conference Proceedings will be published online, for downloading, and on a USB flash drive.
Due to the likely interest in this conference the number of opportunities available to each presenter, particularly for spoken papers, is limited. We suggest that those wishing to make more than one submission consider allowing co-authors to present, and/or submitting proposals in different formats such as poster presentations, symposia or workshops, as alternatives to spoken papers. Full details of the types of presentations available can be found at http://www.escom2015.org/call_for_papers.html.
· Submissions open: 15 September 2014
· Deadline for submissions: 29 December 2014 (no extensions are expected)
· Decisions communicated to presenters: from 23 February 2015
· Registration deadline for presenters (essential to be included in the programme): 1 May 2015
· Deadline for receipt of papers for the Proceedings: 15 May 2015
For more information please see the conference website www.escom2015.org or contact the Organising Committee at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your submissions and encourage you to keep abreast of developments relating to the conference on the website and Twitter @ESCOM2015. Please also share amongst colleagues, students, and other interested parties.
Jane Ginsborg (Chair) and Alexandra Lamont (Co-chair)
The SMPC Board is pleased to announce that SMPC 2015 will be hosted at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Elizabeth Dykens has agreed to serve as conference chair, with Dr. Reyna Gordon serving as conference co-chair. More details will be forthcoming as the conference chairs make further arrangements.
The tentative dates for the conference are August 6-10, 2015, so factor that into your advance plans!
If you hear of any conferences that may be interesting for music psychologists then please forward details to me: v.williamson- at- gold.ac.uk