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Call for participation--SMPC2001



Call for Participation

Society for Music Perception and Cognition

The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) invites you to submit
a proposal for the forthcoming meeting of the Society, SMPC2001.  The
meeting will be held August 9-11, 2001,  at Queen's University, Kingston,
Ontario, Canada.  

The objectives of SMPC are to further the scientific and scholarly
understanding of music from a broad range of disciplines, including music
theory, psychology, psychophysics, linguistics, neurology, neurophysiology,
ethology, ethnomusicology, artificial intelligence, computer technology,
physics and engineering; to facilitate cooperation among scholars and
scientists who are engaged in research in this interdisciplinary field; and
to advance education and public understanding of knowledge gained.  Topics
relevant to all of the above disciplines will be considered, but topics
that are especially encouraged include performance and expertise, neural
substrates of music, development and education, music cognition and music
theory, pitch (including absolute pitch) and rhythm perception, music and
emotion, and cross-cultural investigations.  

The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1,  2001.  Paper and
poster submissions, as well as proposals for symposia, are welcomed.    

Expected length of a spoken presentation, plus questions, will be 20-30
minutes (depending on the number of accepted submissions).   For paper and
poster presentations, please submit a single page abstract of a minimum of
300 words by e-mail (preferred) or hard copy to the Program Chair. For a
symposium proposal, please submit such an abstract for each paper and a
covering statement outlining the overall rationale and organization.  All
abstracts will be assessed by the program committee for clarity and detail
of the aims, method and conclusions, as well as the suitability of the
topic for the society. 

The Program Chair for SMPC2001 is:
 
Dr. W. F. Thompson, Department of Psychology, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal
and Professonal Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario M6N 1M5, Canada,
phone (416-736-2100 ext. 66463), e-mail smpc2001@yorku.ca

Include the following in your proposal:
        The title of your paper
        Your name
        Your institutional affiliation
        Your mailing address
        Your telephone number
        Your email address
        A list of your audio-visual equipment requirements
        Preferred mode of presentation--paper or poster.  We expect to have an
attractive setting for posters, and encourage this format for the
presentation of empirical studies. 

Queen's University is located in Kingston on Lake Ontario, about half way
between Toronto and Montreal, 250 km to each.  Toronto Pearson
International Airport (YYZ) and Montreal-Dorval (YUL) are the closest
international airports.  There is frequent bus and train service from both
cities as well as flights from Toronto-Pearson Airport to Kingston (YGK) on
Air Canada.  By car, Kingston is reached by Highway 401 from Toronto or
Montreal and by I-81 North from Syracuse, NY.    Driving time is
approximately 3 hours from Toronto, 3  hours from Montreal, and 2  hours
from Syracuse. 
 
Kingston is the gateway to the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence river,
a popular tourist resort with many water-front activities.  The Society
banquet will be held at historic Fort Henry, occupied by British forces in
the nineteenth century.  The banquet will be offered in the tradition of
British officers during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Further information about travel, university residence and hotel
accommodation, registration, and society membership is available at the
website http://psyc.queensu.ca/~smpc/

 Alternatively, you may contact the incoming President of the Society,
Professor L. L. Cuddy, Department of Psychology, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6, email smpc@psyc.queensu.ca.

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Lola L. Cuddy 
Professor
Department of Psychology
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Canada

Phone: 613-533-6013
Fax: 613-533-2499
E-mail: cuddyl@psyc.queensu.ca