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Inaugural International Conference on Music Communication Science

UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 5-7 December, 2007

Announcement and brief CALL FOR PAPERS

Submissions due July 2

The inaugural International Conference on Music Communication Science
(ICOMCS) will bring together people interested in an interdisciplinary
understanding or application of music cognition, perception and
performance.  This meeting incorporates a celebration of the first 10
years of the Australian Music & Psychology Society (formed in 1996; see, and will feature four keynote
speakers.  The Conference is supported by the Human Communication Science
Network (HCSNet, which promotes interdisciplinary
research in speech, language, and sonics, and will fall under the
organisational umbrella of the HCSNet SummerFest.  The conference will
attract people from all walks of research and performance life, including
musicologists, psychologists, educators, linguists, composers, engineers,
computer scientists, speech scientists, physicists, philosophers and
performance artists.  The aim of the conference is to bring a wide range
of presenters together, ranging from students to established researchers
with an interest in finding or presenting synergies from several
disciplines to help solve problems in music, or to use elements of music
and music research to address problems in other disciplines.

Performance items and research papers will be considered.  Abstracts and
4-page "full-papers" for peer-review can be submitted.  Symposia organised
around predetermined themes are encouraged. Sessions will consist of short
(4 minute 'Speed' papers) and regular length presentations.  Submissions
are due on Monday July 2.

Details and the full Call for Papers can be found at the ICOMCS web site:  For more information contact the
conference deputy chair Kate Stevens (before June 7)
or the conference chair Emery Schubert (from June
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