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Fwd: Call for Papers: SysMus17 13-15 September in London

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Dear colleagues:

We are pleased to share with you the first Call for Papers for the
International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology 2017, or
SysMus17. See details below, and please circulate to anyone you think
may be interested!

Thank you, and take care,
The SysMus17 Committee
Sarah Sauvé
Peter Harrison
Katie Rose Sanfilippo
Pedro Kirk
Marcus Pearce


Call for Papers

SysMus enters its 10th year!

Come celebrate with us in London! SysMus17 is coming September
13th-15th 2017 and will be hosted by the Music Cognition Lab at Queen
Mary, University of London.

We invite 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 (see below):

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.

A quick summary of what you need to know:

What: International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology

When: September 13th-15th, 2017

Where: Queen Mary, University of London

When are the abstracts due? February 28th 2017

How do I submit my abstract? Via the submission system – click on this link here

For more information, check out our website: https://sysmus17.qmul.ac.uk

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Twitter: @SysMus17