Call for papers: The 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion

Call deadline: December 7, 2012

The 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11-15, 2013. The conference is organised by the Department of Music of the University of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research, in association with SEMPRE.

This conference will bring together leading researchers, performers, teachers, and practitioners from different areas related to music and emotion. A series of invited keynote addresses and peer-reviewed proposals will explore the ways in which emotion is encoded and mediated through musical sounds and structures, and investigate how musical emotion is conceptualised, modelled and measured.

The aim of this conference is to promote a dialogue between individuals and groups working in disparate fields related to music and emotion in order to more effectively share concepts, definitions, and methodologies, as well as technical and practical knowledge across disciplinary boundaries.

One of the key reasons people engage with music, whether as performer, listener, therapist, researcher, or teacher, is because of its emotional impact. Music comforts us when we are sad, lifts us up in happier times, bonds us together. Submissions are invited that report empirical and theoretical research that contributes to a better understanding of any aspect of music and emotion.

The conference will consist of invited keynote lectures, papers and poster sessions, and symposia arranged around specific themes. Contributions are welcome from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to the following:

Artificial Intelligence
Cognitive science
Historical musicology
Music Information Retrieval
Music Technology
Music theory
Performance studies

Abstract submission deadline is 7 December 2012.

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The conference website will be updated regularly over the coming months, so please check back for up-to-date information concerning keynote speakers, abstract submission, social programme, and more!