Sunday, April 27, 2014

Reminder: New Submission Deadline for the International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus14) is May 8, 2014

The Music, Mind and Brain group at Goldsmiths, University of London is pleased to host the Seventh International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus14) from September 18th-20th, 2014. SysMus is an annual conference organized by students for students. It provides postgraduate students opportunities to present their research as oral papers or posters and to meet and discuss their own research, while also enjoying keynote speeches by internationally renowned researchers.

SysMus14 will provide early career researchers a meeting place to communicate their research and exchange ideas and concerns, while also acting as a hub for fruitful discussions. It will serve as an intersection point for many different kinds of research and approaches related to the empirical study of music.

Systematic musicology is an umbrella term for a wide range of research on themes including, but not limited to, music perception and cognition, musical structure, music education, music therapy, music and emotion, music and language, acoustics and psychoacoustics, and computer music. Systematic musicology combines a mix of methodologies from the sciences and humanities, including empirical psychology, sociology, cognitive sciences and computing to neurosciences, acoustics and physiology.

PhD and Masters level students are invited to submit an abstract (max 350 words) by May 8, 2014 following the guidelines provided on the SysMus14 website at!sysmus-2014/cfmp. Abstracts will be subject to a double-blind peer-review by a Scientific Committee consisting of doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers representing different fields related to the study of systematic musicology. Decisions will be announced by June 20th. Talks will be 20 minutes long, followed by a 10-minute discussion; posters will be displayed throughout the conference and presented during a designated poster session.

Further information about the abstract format, important dates, registration, the venue, accommodation and travel is available online on the SysMus14 website. Any specific questions may be directed to the Organising Committee at

We are looking forward to welcoming you to London in September! The SysMus14 Organising Committee