Welcome to the Sydney Hub of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. The International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) takes place every two years, and the 15th event in the series is planned for 23-28 July 2018. Continuing a traditional 6-year cycle, the conference will be combined with the 10th triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Please note that while ICMPC opens on the 23rd of July, the Sydney hub will not be operating until the 24th July due to time zone differences with the other global hubs.
ICMPC15-ESCOM10 will be distributed across hubs on different continents, communicating via an internet cloud. We will strike a new balance between face-to-face and virtual communication and between activities on different continents to create a truly global conference.
Every hub will present a regular local keynote and regular parallel sessions. In addition, there will be virtual parallel sessions from the other hubs, mostly in real time (as unlisted, password-protected YouTube streams) followed by international discussions (probably using Zoom). In this way, each hub will present most or all of the global program.
The daily program will be divided into a morning and an evening session to maximize real-time international communication. Symposium organizers will present their own research and then lead a discussion of 2-3 thematically related videos from other hubs.
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The hubs are:
Graz will carry out the review procedure and write the program in collaboration with other hub organizers. Registration fees will be paid directly to hubs. The technology was tested in April 2017 in a small international pilot event (Global Arts and Psychology Seminar GAPS2017).
A call for papers was released in August 2017. The abstract submission (via ConfTool) deadline is 20 November 2017.
Feedback and questions about the new conference format are always welcome.