Call for Papers: SysMus17

13-15 September 2017
Music Cognition Lab, Queen Mary, University of London

Deadline for abstracts: 7 March 2017

Come celebrate as SysMus enters its 10th year! We invite students of systematic musicology to submit presentations in the form of live spoken papers, virtual spoken papers and poster presentations. Please see details below.

Please submit two abstracts via the submission system:
1.    Short Abstract
The short abstract should be no more than 150 words in length, and concisely summarise the work that you wish to present.  This is what will go into the abstract book.
2.    Extended Abstract
The extended abstract gives you more opportunity to describe the motivations for your work and the methodology used, as well as providing more detailed results and conclusions. This abstract should use the template provided on the SysMus17 website, and be submitted in .doc or .docx format (word limit: 300 words; maximum file size: 3 MB).  This is what will go into the proceedings, should you not wish to submit a paper.

Abstracts should be no more than 150 words (short) or 300 words (extended) in length, be written in English, and address one of the conference topics listed below. All submissions will be considered for both spoken paper (live or virtual) and poster presentation categories. However, the author can indicate a preference for either spoken (live or virtual) or poster presentation in the submission form. All abstracts will be submitted via an online system (see below). Submissions are due February 28th, 2017.

Researchers should avoid referring to their own names within the submitted abstracts, as acceptance will be determined by anonymous peer review. Researchers may submit only one abstract.

All accepted presenters are invited to submit a 4-6-page proceedings article that will be published online. The deadline for submitting this proceedings article is June 30th, 2017.

SysMus is dedicated to including a broad range of topics within its conferences, representative of the great diversity within systematic musicological study. Submissions addressing any of the following subjects are particularly welcome:

– Systematic musicology
– Music perception
– Music cognition
– Music psychology
– Music therapy
– Music modelling
– Music information retrieval
– Music sociology
– Music education
– Music technology
– Music and culture
– Musical acoustics
– Music philosophy
– Music theory and analysis

Live and virtual paper presentations
Oral presentations will be allocated slots of 20 minutes, with 12 minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for discussion (via Skype for virtual), and 3 minutes to prepare for the next talk.

Poster presentations
Poster presentations will have designated time slots and presentation spaces that will not overlap with any other activity.

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