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ICMPC7 - Sydney, July 17-21, 2002 - 1st Call for Papers

7th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition ­ ICMPC7
Sydney, July 17-21, 2002
School of Music and Music Education
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia


ICMPC7 is the world conference on music psychology and related disciplines.
See the new ICMPC7 web site for details: www.icmpc.org

The 2002 Sydney conference follows meetings of the music perception and
cognition research community in Kyoto, Japan (1989), Los Angeles, USA
(1992), Liège, Belgium (1994), Montréal, Canada (1996), Seoul, South Korea
(1998) and Keele, UK (2000).  ICMPC7 will be sponsored by the Asia-Pacific
Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM) and hosted jointly by
the Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS), the University of New
South Wales and the Macarthur Auditory Research Centre Sydney (MARCS).
ICMPC7 will include the first formal meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society for
the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM).

The venue for ICMPC7 is the School of Music and Music Education at the
University of New South Wales (www.unsw.edu.au).  The conference venue is a
short bus trip to the centre of Sydney with its beautiful harbour, Opera
House, and diversity of cultural life.  The beaches and cafes of Coogee and
Bondi are also nearby.

Conference Aims
The focus of ICMPC7 is inter-disciplinary presentations, discussion and
dissemination of new research relating to music perception and cognition.
The conference will have relevance for university and industry researchers
and graduate students working in all areas of psychology and music including
the following:
Psychology: psychophysics, developmental psychology, speech and language,
neuropsychology, artificial intelligence, computer technology.
Music: music education, music performance, musicology, composition, music
therapy, ethnomusicology, music technology.

ICMPC7 Scientific Committee
Denis Burnham (Chair), Ron Brooker, Jane Davidson, Diana Deutsch,
Alf Gabrielsson, Robert Gjerdingen, Gary McPherson, Stephen Malloch,
Kengo Ohgushi, Richard Parncutt, Kate Stevens, Sandra Trehub,
Robert Walker, Sarah Wilson.

Keynote Speakers

1. Professor Shin-ichiro Iwamiya, Department of Acoustic Design, Kyushu
Institute of Design: Multimodal Communication by Music and Motion Picture
2. Professor Carol Krumhansl, Department of Psychology, Cornell University:
Music as Cognition: Mental Maps and Models
3. A/Professor Gary McPherson, School of Music & Music Education, University
of New South Wales: From Child to Musician: Skill development During the
First Three Years of Learning an Instrument
4. Dr Jeffrey Pressing, School of Psychology, University of Melbourne:
Keynote Performance Lecture: Improvisation and Referential Control of
Musical Behaviour

Call for papers distributed by web and email:  July 2001
Submissions for conference due:                November 15 2001
Notification of acceptance:                    January 15 2002
Final, revised papers for Proceedings due:     March 1 2002
Early registration payment due:                April 15 2002
Conference dates:                              July 17­July 21 2002

Submissions are invited for:
1.   Spoken papers   2.   Poster papers
3.   Demonstration papers   4.   Symposia
The deadline for submissions to ICMPC7 is November 15, 2001.  The conference
language is English and spoken papers, posters, conference proceedings and
publications will all be in English.

Conference Themes
Submissions relating to all areas of psychology and music noted in the
Conference aim are welcome.  In addition, proposal for symposia, in which
two or more researchers present papers on a special interest area are also
encouraged.  Possible symposia proposals might include, for example:
- Art meets science
- Music and the brain
- Interferent sounds
- Comparative and evolutionary biomusicology
- Music therapy
- Applications of psychological research to music teaching and learning
- Creativity in music
- Music performance
- Speech and music
- Infants, development, sound and music
- Ethnomusicology
- Philosophy¹s contribution to music psychology
- Music and communication
- Other

Spoken papers will be allocated 30 minutes, consisting of 20 minutes for
presentation and 8 minutes for questions and discussion (allowing 2 minutes
for change-over and set-up).  Full text of papers will appear in the
Proceedings of the conference.

Poster and demonstration papers will appear in the conference program,
abstract book, and proceedings and will have designated time-slots assigned
to them.  For demonstrations of software or equipment authors will be
responsible for ensuring that the necessary equipment is available, and
their submission should include a full description of the equipment and
facilities required.

Symposia will consist of a set of integrated spoken papers related to a
theme.  We are interested in encouraging symposia at ICMPC7 particularly on
new intersections of research interests.  The total time allowed for a
symposium will be 2 hours, consisting of four 25-minute papers and a
discussion (although variations will be considered).  Symposium convenors
are asked to coordinate submission of papers including an abstract for the
entire symposium stating the rationale for the topic, the aims of the
symposium, and the set of speakers proposed.  A discussant may also be

Submission Procedure
All submissions for spoken papers, posters, demonstration papers and
symposia must include a submission form and a structured abstract OR
four-page paper that conforms to the instructions below.

1.    Submission Form
A separate form must accompany each submission and include the full contact
details of the first author (i.e. full name, affiliation, postal address for
correspondence, email address, phone number, fax number).  Authors should
also indicate on the submission form a general theme under which the paper
might be grouped.  This can be taken from the list of conference themes
above or a new theme may be proposed.

The submission form can be downloaded or you can request a paper copy by
writing to Kate Stevens, ICMPC7, MARCS, University of Western
Sydney-Bankstown, Locked Bag 1797, South Penrith 1797, NSW Australia, or
send an email to icmpc7@uws.edu.au, giving your full postal address.

All submissions must be typed.  Either structured abstracts (250-300 words
in length) OR papers up to four pages in length can be submitted for
possible inclusion in ICMPC7.  Abstracts and papers will be blind reviewed
in the normal way.  The Conference Proceedings will distinguish between
those papers that were reviewed and accepted on the basis of a structured
abstract and those where the full paper was reviewed.

2a.    Structured Abstract
Abstracts will be between 250 and 300 words in length.  The abstract must be
typed and should not include references.  Abstracts should begin with a
title in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, followed by the names and affiliation of all
authors.  Abstracts should be structured with headings.  For empirical
papers, the headings will include 1. Background  2. Aims  3. Method  4.
Results  5. Conclusions.  6. Topic Areas.  For theoretical/review papers,
headings will include 1. Background  2. Aims  3. Main Contribution  4.
Implications.  5. Topic Areas.  Authors should indicate at the bottom of
each abstract up to five key words specifying the most important topics or
content of the paper.

2b.    Four-Page Paper
Paper submissions up to four pages in length are required for researchers
who wish to submit a more detailed document for review.  The structure of
the four-page paper is to be the same as the structured abstract but with
the inclusion of additional detail in each section.

The four-page paper must be typed and can include references.  Papers should
begin with a title in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, followed by the names and
affiliation of all authors.  Full papers should be structured with headings.
For empirical papers, the headings will include 1. Background  2. Aims  3.
Method  4. Results  5. Conclusions.  6. Topic Areas.  For theoretical/review
papers, headings will include 1. Background  2. Aims  3. Main Contribution
4. Implications.  5. Topic Areas.  Authors should indicate at the bottom of
each paper up to five key words specifying the most important topics or
content of the paper (these will be used to assist in reviewing and
streaming of papers).

Suggested Topic Areas
Music education; Rhythm, meter and timing; Music performance;
Memory and music; Absolute pitch; Music development;
Perception and psychophysics; Emotion in music;
Music, meaning and language; Computational models
Ethnomusicology; Music and neuroscience
Aesthetic perception and response

Spoken papers, posters, conference proceedings and publications will be in

Refereeing and the Conference Publication
Structured abstract and full paper submissions to ICMPC7 will be
blind-reviewed by members of the ICMPC7 Scientific Committee assisted by the
Scientific Advisory Board.  Papers accepted for inclusion in the conference
will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

To keep costs manageable and for ease of distribution, the Conference
Proceedings will be produced as a CD-ROM complete with ISBN.  The collation
of files and production of the CD-ROM will be the responsibility of an
Australia based company: Causal Publishers.  Details of the procedure and
format for submitting final papers to Causal.

Structured Abstracts and Four-Page Paper submissions for 7th ICMPC must be
received by November 15, 2001.  Notification of acceptance will be made by
January 15, 2002 and revised and final papers for inclusion in the
Proceedings will be due March 1, 2002.

Where to Send Submissions
Abstracts can be sent by electronic mail to icmpc7@uws.edu.au
If electronic submission is not possible, sending an abstract or paper as a
word processor file in rich text format or as a Microsoft Word file on a
floppy disk or as an e-mail attachment file is acceptable providing a
submission form accompanies it. Submission forms and computer disks should
be sent to ICMPC7 Conference Secretariat, MARCS, University of Western
Sydney - Bankstown, Locked Bag 1797, South Penrith 1797, NSW, Australia.


Registration Fees (in Australian dollars)
                          Full-Time Student*        Other
Payment before 15/4/02**        AUS$250            AUS$400
Payment after 15/4/02           AUS$350            AUS$500

* Students need to provide evidence of their status as a full-time student
when they register for the conference.  A current student identification
card showing full-time student status or a certified letter from the
student¹s Head of School confirming their full-time student status will be

** To receive the discount for early registration, the registration form and
payment must be post/date-marked and faxed, airmailed, or emailed on or
before April 15, 2002.

There are no registration fee discounts for part-attendance, since the fee
represents the fixed costs of the conference (e.g. administration,
publications, room and equipment hire).

NB: The registration fee includes:
- opening reception
- morning and afternoon teas
- conference satchel (abstract booklet, conference program)
- a copy of the Conference Proceedings (i.e. CD ROM)
- concert by the Australia Ensemble

Additional Costs
- Conference Dinner   AUS$90 per person (including three-course meal,
drinks, coffee, transport)
- Lunches: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (AUS$75); Sunday Farewell BBQ
- Accommodation (see below)

Payments should be made in full to the Australian Music & Psychology Society
in Australian dollars as a cheque drawn on an Australian bank or an
International Money Order.  Payments can also be made by credit card (VISA
and MASTERCARD only).  Credit card details may be faxed, posted or emailed.

Accommodation and the conference dinner must be paid for at the same time as
registration.  Receipts will be available to delegates on arrival.
Delegates are advised to take out adequate cancellation insurance, since
refunds cannot be guaranteed.  Where a refund is possible the organisers
retain the right to make a cancellation charge.


On-Campus Budget College Accommodation
Single room college accommodation on the campus of the University of New
South Wales is available (AUS$70.00 per night bed and breakfast, share
bathroom facilities) and can be booked when registering for the conference.
The number of college rooms is limited and allocation will be on a first
come, first served basis.

4 nights accommodation (Wednesday-Saturday inclusive) @ AUS$70.00 per person
per night = AUS$280


Off-Campus Accommodation Information

Sydney is located on the east coast of Australia.  By air, Melbourne and
Brisbane are each an hour¹s flight away.  The conference venue, the
University of New South Wales, is located in the suburb of Kensington seven
kilometres from the centre of the city of Sydney.  This venue is situated
conveniently between the airport and city and also close to some of Sydney¹s
most famous beaches.

Weather in July
Although July is mid-winter for us, it is an ideal time to travel to the Red
Centre or far north areas of the country.  Winter in Sydney averages a cool
but pleasant 16 deg. C (day) to 8 deg. C (night).  While Sydney winters are
relatively mild, the city is not built around cold weather!  Visitors from
colder climates have reported feeling the cold in Sydney.  However, it does
not snow in Sydney or fall below freezing.  Please bring warm clothes
including a sweater and jacket.

Useful Travel Guides
Tourism NSW:    http://www.tourism.nsw.gov.au/
Guide to Australia:    www.csu.edu.au/australia/tourism.html

Australian Travel Agents and Tour Organisers
Thomas Cook:         http://melbourne.citysearch.com.au/thomas_cook/
Flight Centre:        http://www.flightcentre.com.au/FlightCentre/home.jsp
Harvey World Travel: http://www.harveyworld.com.au/

Air travel within Australia
Ansett: www.ansett.com.au
Qantas: www.qantas.com.au

ICMPC7 Local Organising Committee
Kate Stevens, ICMPC7 Chair
Gary McPherson, Deputy Chair; Denis Burnham, Deputy Chair
Myung-Sook Auh, Ron Brooker, Densil Cabrera, Dorottya Fabian,
Phil Harris, Ian Irvine, Peter Keller, Stephen Malloch,
Jeffrey Pressing, James Renwick, Colin Schoknecht,
Emery Schubert, Michael Tyler, Robert Walker, Sarah Wilson

All ICMPC7 correspondence to:
MARCS (Attn: Kate Stevens)
University of Western Sydney ­ Bankstown
Locked Bag 1797
South Penrith NSW 1797
Tel: (+612) 9772 6324
Fax: (+612) 9772 6736
Email:  icmpc7@uws.edu.au
Website: http://www.icmpc.org/
Dr Kate Stevens
School of Psychology & MARCS
University of Western Sydney - Bankstown Campus
Locked Bag 1797
South Penrith DC NSW 1797 Australia

Phone:  (+612) 9772 6324  Fax: (+612) 9772 6736
E-mail: kj.stevens@uws.edu.au
WWW:    http://www.uws.edu.au/marcs/