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SMPC 2003 Call for Papers

Society for Music Perception and Cognition
SMPC 2003 Meeting
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition,
SMPC 2003, will be held June 16-19, 2003, at the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas, USA. The society invites proposal submissions for papers to be
presented at the forthcoming meeting.

The primary objective of SMPC is 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. SMPC also facilitates cooperation among scholars
and scientists who are engaged in research in this interdisciplinary field,
while advancing education and public understanding of knowledge gained.
Submissions are welcomed from any of the above disciplines as they pertain
to SMPC objectives.

Presentations will consist of both paper and poster submissions. Posters
are encouraged for empirical studies. Proposals for symposia also are
welcome. Expected length of a spoken presentation with subsequent 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. Authors will be able to submit abstracts online at
the conference web site at http://psychology.unlv.edu/smpc/. Alternatively,
submissions can be e-mailed directly to the program chair at the e-mail
address below as an attachment in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe
Acrobat (.pdf) format, and additionally should be embedded as unformatted
text in the body of the e-mail message.  Unfortunately, we are unable to
process hard copy submissions or e-mailed submissions to any other e-mail
account.  The Program Chair for SMPC 2003 is:

William Forde Thompson
Director: Communication, Culture & Information Technology
Colman House, University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd., North,
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 1C6
e-mail: smpc@utm.utoronto.ca

Please include the following with your submitted abstract:

* Title of the paper
* Names and institutional affiliations of all authors
* Name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address of author who
should be contacted about the submission
* Special audio-visual equipment requirements for your presentation
* Preferred mode of presentation (paper or poster)

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. For a symposium proposal, please submit such an
abstract for each paper and a covering statement outlining the symposium's
overall rationale and organization. The deadline for submission of
abstracts is Monday, January 20, 2003.

Las Vegas is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the United States,
with a current population of over 1.5 million residents. It is recognized
as home to some of the world's finest hotels, restaurants, and
entertainment. Las Vegas provides a residence for countless production
shows, musical groups, and performance artists. It also provides a regular
stop for traveling productions, and is the frequent site of concerts from
current popular visiting entertainers. Recent cultural additions to the
city include the Guggenheim Las Vegas and the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art,
both of which regularly display works by master artists. Las Vegas is also
convenient for international travelers. It is a short commuter flight from
Los Angeles, or less than a 5-hour drive along I-15.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, (UNLV) is conveniently located within
a 2-minute drive from MacCarran International Airport. UNLV is the largest
academic institution in Nevada, and continues to grow beyond its current
enrollment of approximately 23,000 students. The growth in enrollment is
matched by a steady increase in faculty numbers, which also has been
notable in the host department for the conference, Psychology. Facilities
are rapidly expanding in keeping with the university's role as a
research-intensive institution. UNLV is just over 1 mile from the famous
Las Vegas Strip.

Important information about travel, hotel and university accommodations,
registration, and society membership will be posted on the conference web
page. Questions about any of these issues can be directed to:

Michael D. Hall, Ph.D.
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee
SMPC 2003
Psychology Department
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455030
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030
e-mail: hallm@unlv.edu