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SMPC 2003 Conference Reminder

This is a reminder notice of the upcoming deadline for abstracts for the meeting
of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC 2003). Readers have our
apologies in advance for possible receipt of multiple postings of this message.
Information about the Society is available at the new home of the SMPC website,
www.musicperception.org. Additional details regarding the SMPC 2003 conference
are available at psychology.unlv.edu/smpc. Included below is the call for papers.

We look forward to seeing some members of the Auditory List at the conference.

Michael Hall
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 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