Call for Participation

Abstract submission for the August 5-7 meeting in New York City will open on December 3, 2018.  Submissions will close on Feb. 1, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Proposals will once again be handled using the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT).

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Format for individual submissions

Abstracts for presentations should be no longer than 300 words and should describe the motivation, methodology, results, and implications to the degree that this information is available at the time of submission. Empirical contributions should refer to the stimuli/corpus, methodology, and data collected. NOTE: abstracts that include analyzed results, as opposed to promissory speculations about data not yet analyzed, will be preferred in the review process. Theoretical contributions are also welcome, provided that the connection to music perception and cognition is made clear through discussion of aims, methods, and/or results. NOTE: as we are using a blind review process, do not include any author names in the abstract.

Format for symposium proposals

We welcome proposals for symposia or panel discussions. Symposia or panels are proposed as a whole, rather than as a set of individual submissions. Two general formats are available, as described below. In both cases we are using a double-blind review, so please make sure that no author names are included in this document.

For all symposium or panel discussion proposals, please provide a brief description (no more than 300 words) of the theme, goals, and merits of the session as a whole. Copy and paste this description into the plain text box on the submission website, with the lead organizer as author. The two distinct formats:

  • Integrated special session. This comprises a set of 3-4 presentations that are closely related in content and thoughtfully integrated and framed by a session rationale. Each presentation occupies a regular presentation time slot. The Program Committee reserves the right to consider each presentation separately and to program a presentation with or without the others from that proposed session. Each component of an integrated special session proposal should include a 300-word abstract, and these abstracts should be combined into a single pdf and submitted as a supplemental document via the submission website, clearly identifying the title of the special session to which the abstracts belong.
  • Alternative-format special session. This comprises a set of presentations organized in a non-standard way, e.g., a panel discussion, workshop, “flipped” session, “lightning talk” session, etc. Because individual contributions typically do not fall within standard presentation time slots, such sessions are accepted or rejected in toto. A supplemental pdf should be uploaded, either with brief descriptions of the symposium’s individual components or with more detail on the symposium than the 300-word abstract will allow.

Review Process

Each submitted abstract will be peer-reviewed by 2 to 3 of your colleagues. Please make sure to select subject areas accurately, as that is how reviewers will be matched. The review process will be double-blind, so keep in mind that reviewers will only see the title and abstract.