Monday, September 14, 2015

cfp: sempre MET2016, Music, Education & Technology: Research and Practice, 14-15 March 2016

sempre met 2016.png                  

SEMPRE transparent FOR WHITE BG.png

ucl ioe.png

imerc logo (slightly revamped).png

University of Hull.jpg

sempre MET2016

Music, Education & Technology: Research and Practice

14-15 March 2016

Hosted by the Department of Culture, Communication & Media, IOE, University College London

Conference Venue: University of London, Senate House (

Conference Chairs:     Dr Evangelos Himonides, UCL

                                   Dr Andrew King, University of Hull

Keynote speakers:      tbc soon

Following the great success of its inaugural conference held by the University of Hull in 2010, and MET2014 at IOE London, this third two-day conference (#MET2016) will be hosted by the Department of culture, Communication & Media, IOE, University College London, at the University of London's iconic Senate House.

Although the 'musicking' humanity has been reliant on technology from the very beginning of its musical journey, we cannot deny that, nowadays, technology changes, develops, and its role is being redefined at a dramatically greater rate. This sempre conference aims to celebrate technology's challenging role(s) and provide a platform for critical discourse and the presentation of scholarly work in the broader fields of digital technologies in:

  • music composition and creation

  • music performance

  • music production (recording, studio work, archival and/or communication of music)

  • diverse musical genres (e.g. popular, classical, world, etc.)

  • creativity/ies

  • real world praxial contexts (e.g. classroom, studio, etc.)

  • assessment of musical development and/or assessment of performance

  • computational musicology

  • music and big data

  • the music industry

  • special educational contexts/needs

The conference will provide opportunities for colleagues to present and discuss ideas in a friendly and supportive environment, as well as to provide a meeting point for academics, scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are seeking to form connections and synergies with participants from around the world. The event will include 20 minute spoken paper presentations, poster presentations, workshops, open dialogue sessions, as well as two keynote addresses from renowned scholars (more details will become available on the SEMPRE website shortly).

Submissions for both spoken papers and posters will be structured in short-paper format (≈1000 words) and include the following information:

1. Title

2. Submission to be considered for Paper or Poster

3. Author's full name (First, Last)

4. Author's Affiliation

5. Author's Country

6. Author's Email Address

[repeat  points 3 to 6 for each individual author]

7. Abstract

8. Keyword 1, Keyword 2, Keyword 3

9. Aims

10. Methods

11. Outcomes

12. Implications (could be combined with 'Outcomes', above)

13. Acknowledgements (only if applicable, should you need to acknowledge a funding body or other body and/or individual whose support has been vital)

14. Three key references *only* (please use the American Psychological Association-APA version 6 referencing style)

All accepted, peer refereed papers will be included in a dedicated paperback volume, under the sempre Conference Series imprint, published by the International Music Education Research Centre on behalf of sempre. The volume will be fully indexed and become available on all major bookstores and retailers. All conference delegates will receive a printed copy as part of their conference registration.

Some authors will be invited to contribute expanded versions of their papers for a special volume of the Journal of Music, Technology & Education, published by intellect (,id=152/) and/or a new open access online journal on Music & Science that is soon to be launched by sempre.

Submissions will open on Friday 18 September 2015, on the sempre website.

The hard deadline for submissions will be Sunday 3 January 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by Monday 18 January 2016.

For further information, please contact: Dr Evangelos Himonides | University College London | 20, Bedford Way | London WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom | Email: