Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fwd: Call for Papers: ISPS 2017, Reykjavík (August 30 | 02 September 2017)


ISPS 2017
Performance, Processes, and Products

August 30 | 02 September 2017
Reykjavík | Iceland

The next International Symposium on Performance Science will be hosted
by the Iceland Academy of the Arts and convened at Harpa, Reykjavík's
world-renowned concert hall, on August 30 – 02 September 2017.

The ISPS 2017 theme, Performance, Processes and Products, is intended
to encourage discussion and debate on how performances are conceived,
developed, delivered and received. Specific research topics, fields of
study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally
to encourage interdisciplinary exchange.

Submissions detailing original research are invited from all
performance disciplines, offering new perspectives from across the
arts and sciences.


Hilmar Bragi Janusson
Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Science
University of Iceland (Iceland)

Reinhard Kopiez
Professor of Music Psychology
Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media (Germany)

Alison McGregor
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics
Imperial College London (UK)

Steven Schlozman
Associate Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds
Harvard University (USA)


15 January 2017: Paper/poster abstract submission deadline
15 March 2017: Notification of submission decision
01 April 2017: Article submissions open for ISPS 2017 Research Topic
in Frontiers
15 April 2017: End of early registration
30 August 2017: Start of ISPS 2017
31 December 2017: Article submission deadline for ISPS 2017 Research
Topic in Frontiers


Submissions are invited for

- Spoken papers
- Poster presentations
- Symposia and workshops

Detailed instructions for submissions will be available via the
conference website: Submissions should be
made electronically to by 15 January 2017.


The Scientific Committee is keen to encourage the attendance of
students, as well as established researchers and practitioners.
Therefore, the ISPS 2017 Graduate Award will be offered to one
graduate student to present a keynote paper at the conference.


Each submission will be reviewed anonymously by the Scientific
Committee according to its originality, importance, clarity, and
interdisciplinarity. Corresponding authors will be notified by email
of the Committee's decision by 15 March 2017.


Building on the publication of articles from ISPS 2013 and ISPS 2015
in Frontiers in Psychology, the journal is will host a Research Topic
in the specialty section Performance Science for ISPS 2017 presenters.
To qualify, the first (or corresponding) author must be a registered
presenter at ISPS 2017, and the manuscript should be submitted to the
journal for independent peer-review between 01 April and 31 December

The philosophy of Frontiers is that research is the product of an
investment by society, and therefore, its fruits should be returned to
all people without borders or discrimination, serving society
universally and in a transparent fashion. This is why Frontiers
provides online free and open access to all of its research

The new Frontiers specialty section Performance Science welcomes
submissions of the highest quality of the following types: Book
Review, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods,
Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review,
Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report. Like most other
serious open-access publishers, Frontiers maintains a high quality of
service through an 'author-pay' model. As such, manuscripts that are
accepted for publication following peer review may incur a publishing
fee (reduced for Research Topic submissions), depending on the article
type. For more information on the Frontiers open access policy and
publishing fees, see

To learn more about the specialty section Performance Science, see or write to chief editor Aaron
Williamon at

Note. The ISPS 2017 Research Topic replaces the Proceedings of the
International Symposium on Performance Science. As with ISPS 2015, a
proceedings volume will not be produced for ISPS 2017; however,
published articles from all previous ISPS are freely available at


Full and one-day registration options are available. Online
registration will open on 15 March 2017.

For further information about the venue, submissions, graduate award,
and registration, visit the conference website:

The official language of the conference is English.

ISPS 2017 Co-Chairs

Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music
Pétur Jonasson, Iceland Academy of the Arts