Joint 12th ICMPC – 8th ESCOM Conference

Joint Conference
12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC)
8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)

23-28 July 2012
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece

The Joint Conference ICMPC-ESCOM 2012 is an interdisciplinary conference devoted to the dissemination of new unpublished research relating to the field of music perception and cognition. The conference will bring together leading researchers from different areas of the cognitive sciences of music. Papers are invited that report empirical and theoretical research that contributes to a better understanding of how music is perceived, represented and generated. Research is welcome from a broad range of disciplines, such as psychology, psychophysics, philosophy, aesthetics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, psychoacoustics, linguistics, music theory, anthropology, cognitive science, education.

The conference consists of invited keynote lectures, workshops, papers and poster sessions, and symposia arranged around specific themes. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the members of the Scientific Advisory Board. Full text papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Details for submissions can be accessed at the conference website:

Important Dates:
5 December 2011: Deadline for abstract submission
6 February 2012: Notification of Acceptance
5 March 2012: Early registration deadline

ICMPC-ESCOM 2012 will take place from 23-28 July 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference is organized by the Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM).

The conference is directed by Emilios Cambouropoulos and Costas Tsougras, Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The ICMPC- ESCOM 2012 conference advisory committee consists of the following members: Mayumi Adachi, Anna Rita Addessi, Steven Demorest, Reinhard Kopiez, Jukka Louhivuori, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Aniruddh Patel and Jaan Ross.

Further details at the ICMPC-ESCOM 2012 website: