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Annual Meeting, Society for Music Perception and Cognition
Cambridge, MA, July-August 1997


Call for Papers Society for Music Perception and Cognition Annual Meeting, 1997
The annual meeting of SMPC will be held in Cambridge July 31-August 3, 1997, at MIT. Thematic sessions will include the following topics (among others): acoustics and psychoacoustics; pitch; timbre; structure; perception and cognition of melody, harmony, rhythm, and meter; encoding of musical expression; studies of performance and improvisation; music and neuropsychology; machine modeling; cross-cultural perception of music. The Society also welcomes proposals for tutorial sessions on key topics. The deadline for abstracts is April 1, 1997. They should be mailed to: Connie Van Rheenen SMPC Conference Registrar MIT Media Laboratory Room E15-486 20 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 USA The conference phone number is +1-617-253-2727. The e-mail address is Other relevant information--hotels, dormitory rooms, registration fees, etc.--may be found on the web at Authors should plan presentations of 20 minutes, including the question-and-answer period. Abstracts should be formatted in Times Roman font and submitted in both hard copy and diskette using either Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. The title of the paper should appear in 16-point bold, centered on one or two lines, with the author's name following in 12-point bold, also centered. The text of the abstract should be in normal type. Abstracts should be one page only, single spaced, with one-inch margins all around. Paragraphs should be separated by one additional space, but not indented. In the cover letter, authors should include their professional title (if any), institutional affiliation (if any), postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, and equipment needs.