SMPC 2003 Call for Papers ("MICHAEL D. HALL" )

Subject: SMPC 2003 Call for Papers
From:    "MICHAEL D. HALL"  <hallm(at)UNLV.EDU>
Date:    Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:49:42 -0700

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 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(at) 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(at)

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