Call for papers: SMPC 2013


Call deadline:  February 1, 2013

The biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, on August 8-11, 2013.

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.  Theoretical contributions are also welcome, provided that the connection to music perception and cognition is underscored through discussion of aims, methods, and/or results. Abstracts for proposed symposia are welcome and should include individual abstracts as well as a brief description of the theme.

Submission details and additional conference information are available on the conference website:

Call for papers: 1st International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X


Call deadline: December 31, 2012

Dates: 27-28 June 2013
Location: University of Bergamo, Bergamo Città Alta, Italy
Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2012

The development of computational tools and media has been radically transforming the landscape for the practice of design, the arts and numerous cultural manifestations. Recognizing this, xCoAx is designed as a multi-disciplinary and nomadic enquiry on arts, computers, computation, communication and the elusive x factor that connects them all.

xCoAx is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discovery of new and profitable synergies. It is an event exploring the frontiers of digital arts with the participation of a diverse confluence of computer scientists, media practitioners and theoreticians, that will focus on the relations between what can and cannot be computed, what can and cannot be communicated, what is beautiful and how humans and computational systems intersect in the development of new directions in aesthetics.

You are invited to submit theoretical, practical or experimental research work that includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Computation
  • Communication
  • Aesthetics
  • X
  • Algorithms / Systems / Models
  • Artificial Aesthetics
  • Audiovisuals / Multimodality
  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Interaction
  • Games
  • Generative Art / Design
  • History
  • Mechatronics / Physical Computing
  • Music / Sound Art
  • Philosophy of Art / of Computation
  • Technology / Ethics / Epistemology
  • Theory

Important dates
submissions open: September 2012
submission deadline: 31 December 2012
notifications: February 2013
early registration until: 15 March 2013
delivery of final versions until: 1 April 2013
conference: 27-28 June 2013

Additional information and submission details

  • All works must be submitted via EasyChair
  • Submissions of papers and artworks must present original material and will be rigorously reviewed in a process that will assess originality, relevance, aesthetic and technical achievements
  • The reviewing will be double-blind; please omit all information about the authors in the submissions
  • Papers may be 4 to 10 pages long, following the xCoAx template
  • Artworks and demos should be accompanied by a two-page short-paper formatted using the same template and by valid URL for access to relevant media assets
  • Submissions should be presented as .doc or .pdf files with all the media files embedded or linked to online resources. Final versions for publication should be delivered in .doc with all the images and other media files attached as independent files
  • All images and media assets must be cleared for publication by the paper’s authors
  • At least one of the authors of each selected contribution must register to the conference before the early registration deadline in order for their work to be published in the proceedings
  • xCoAx’s working language is English
  • Please contact the program chairs at with any questions regarding submissions.

Organizing committee
André Rangel, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Jason Reizner, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo (Conference Chair)
Miguel Carvalhais, ID+ / University of Porto
Pedro Tudela, i2ADS, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto


twitter: @xcoaxorg

Call for papers: ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013


Call deadline: December 17, 2012

The University of Technology, Sydney will host the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013. The organising committee would like to invite you to join us in Sydney for another conference in this very successful series.

For 2013 the conference theme will be `Intersections and Interactions’, due to the inter-disciplinarity that is inherent in the study of creativity and cognition. June 2013 will be an exciting time for Sydney, as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013) will run from the 7th to 16th, as well as the Vivid Festival of Arts from the 24th of May until the 10th of June.


Creativity is sometimes thought of as being a human cognitive capacity to solve problems.  Creativity is sometimes thought of as a process that occurs in the intersections between individuals, domains and fields. Creativity is sometimes viewed as a characteristic of an artifact, such as an artwork, or of a concept, such as a new scientific theory, that is both novel and valuable.
The Creativity and Cognition Conference Series aims to be a common meeting ground where individuals can interact with others from different domains and fields to explore and share a variety of information, observations, insights and ideas about the human capacity to creatively solve problems and produce novel and valuable artifacts in their context and culture.
As a single track conference the Creativity and Cognition conference series establishes a forum where people can “rub minds” with and hear about the work of others from a variety of domains and perspectives as they report and describe their engagement with that most complex of intersections–creativity and cognition.
To this end, Creativity and Cognition 2013 seeks papers, posters and demonstrations from individuals and teams of people working in any of a variety of domains who seek to improve our understanding of this multifaceted domain that engages the interest and attention of people from so many different fields.

General topics may include, but are not limited to:
The study of creativity in an individual, in a group or a team, or in a particular cultural context.

  • Discussions of ways to foster creativity though the design, development and/or deployment of pedagogy, of technology support tools for creative work, or of environments and systems of support for creativity.  Of particular interest is work on creative technology support tools that involves collaborations between artists and technologists.
  • Research reports on empirical assessment of various aspects of creativity and cognition that seek to deal with evaluation metrics, measures, and constraints using methodological approaches such as case studies, experimentation, modeling, or simulation.
  • Explorations of new or only partially explored intersections in creativity such as personal creativity in everyday life, the role of emotion in creativity, brain event scanning and recording, and any novel design and evaluation ideas that may one day be valuable to the Creativity and Cognition community.
  • Also of particular interest are papers, posters and demonstrations that describe artworks/performance works, etc. and that explore and reflect on the nature of creativity, the act of creation, and/or artistic expression.

All submissions are to be anonymised, and presented in ACM format and templates can be found on the Submission page of the conference website.

Papers and posters are to be submitted by 17 Dec 2012 through the easychair paper submission system. Papers are to be a maximum of 10 pages, while poster submissions are to be a maximum of 4 pages in length.

Demonstrations are also invited, with a maximum of 2 pages in length, and will be due on the 1st of March 2013.

We are calling for proposals for artworks, music, performances and installations to be presented in conjunction with the conference.

We are seeking a wide variety of artworks related to (but not limited to) the conference theme of `intersections and interactions’. The exhibition of these works will be juried and presentation of works will be integrated into the conference program, in either a concert format, art exhibition or co-located installation, depending on available resources and locations.
Formal proposals should be 2 pages in ACM format (see ‘Submission’), and should include the elements listed below. The 2-page text of these submissions will be published in the conference proceedings, but appendices (eg. staging diagrams, scores, large photos) should be included as extra pages in the same pdf, and these extra pages need not follow ACM format. For the proceedings the extra pages will not be published, only the formal 2-page submission will be published. Accepted submissions will need to be revised based on reviews and according to guidelines for camera-ready publication to be sent upon notification of acceptance.

Submit 2-page PDF proposal in ACM Format addressing the above following:

  • Title of work
  • Clearly state the proposed performance
  • Name(s) of participants/submitters
  • Short biography of artists/composers/performers/designers
  • 150-200 word summary/abstract of work, designed for inclusion in a program.
  • Provide any recordings or documentation of previous performances, or scores of the work (if they exist).
  • List the number of performers and instrumentation (if necessary)
  • List equipment (if any) to be provided by the conference organisers. Note that equipment availability is limited and significant unusual technical requirements may restrict the possibility of acceptance of the work unless detailed plans are provided.
  • Provide any documentation of previous presentations of this work.
  • Describe the space needed and the adaptability of the work. Information regarding available spaces will be posted on the website as it becomes available.
  • List equipment (if any) to be provided by the conference organisers. Note that equipment availability is limited and significant unusual technical requirements may restrict the possibility of acceptance of the work unless detailed plans are provided.
  • Locations that may be used for installations will be published on the conference website shortly.

Submission will be by the easychair submission system (please visit the CC13 website). If there are a large number of attachments then please submit as a zipped folder with your surname, followed by the submission title as the folder name. If your files are larger than 100mb, please provide a link to the files on a storage service in your submission notes (eg. Dropbox etc.), rather than submitting huge files.

We also invite WORKSHOP PROPOSALS to be presented on the day preceding the full conference (17th June 2013):
Workshops offer an informal environment for attendees with common interests and diverse perspectives to engage in rich discussions around works in progress or new areas of research and practice. Workshops can relate to, but are not limited to, the topics of the conference (see the Call for Participation for an overview), and are a good opportunity to explore a specialised interest or interdisciplinary topic with greater time for in depth discourse, debate and collaboration. Admission to workshops and tutorials will be charged separately from the main conference.

Submit 500-1,000 word PDF proposal addressing the following:

  • Clearly state the title, topic.
  • The anticipated audience and expected number of participants.
  • Proposed channels for promoting and marketing your workshop/proposal.
  • Name(s) of proposer(s)/submitter(s).
  • Indicate venue requirements and especially note any hardware/software requirements (computer lab, tools, workshop, software applications). Please indicate if there are any safety implications (eg. soldering) that may need health and safety compliance.
  • If you require any technical or specialist equipment, indicate clearly if you will be supplying/bringing it yourself or whether other arrangements need to be made.
  • Specify whether you would like a half-day or full-day time-slot
  • Include 1 paragraph bio & affiliation for each workshop organiser(s) and 2-paragraph background relating to proposed topic.  Please use the SIG CHI Extended Abstract format:

Also note:

  • Workshop proposers should engage in the promotion of their event amongst own networks and on mailing lists. The workshop will also be publicised on the conference website.
  • We will give preference to workshops that focus on community building and communal knowledge creation rather than structured miniature paper presentation sessions
  • Workshop proposer(s) are responsible for organising the publication of any workshop proceedings if desired.
  • Workshops may be cancelled or combined if there is insufficient participation

The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is January the 12th, 2013. Notifications will be sent by the 1st of February.

Proposals should be submitted to the Workshops Chair through the easychair system, see the website for details.

Call for presentations / posters: Workshop on Rhythm Perception and Production


Call deadline: October 26th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the CRBLM Workshop on Rhythm Perception and Production that will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at BRAMS.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jessica Grahn from the University of Western Ontario.  Her talk is entitled “Neural investigations of rhythm perception.”

The workshop will include talks from interested members, as well as a poster session.

If you would like to give a talk or present a poster, please contact Dr. Virginia Penhune with a title and brief abstract of your proposed presentation by October 26th 2012.

Contact: Virginia Penhune

Laboratory for Motor Control and Neural Plasticity

Dept of Psychology, Concordia University

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.

Please visit for more information, or contact the conference organisers at

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!

Call for papers: International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS)


Call deadline: November 30, 2012

Event: International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS)
Event date: 28-31 August 2013
Location: Vienna, Austria

The next International Symposium on Performance Science will be hosted by the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (MDW), on 28-31 August 2013.

The ISPS 2013 theme, Performing Together, is intended to encourage discussion and debate on collaborative performing activities of all types and between various constituents. 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 across the performing arts and other performance disciplines, as well as the natural, social, and applied sciences.


Tecumseh Fitch
University of Vienna (Austria)

Peter Keller
University of Western Sydney (Australia)

Emma Redding
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK)

Alan Wing
University of Birmingham (UK)


30 November 2012: Paper/poster abstract submission deadline
15 January 2013: Registration for ISPS 2013 opens
1 February 2013: Notification of submission decision
1 March 2013: End of early registration
15 April 2013: Deadline for papers for the ISPS proceedings
28 August 2013: Start of ISPS 2013


Submissions are invited for
– Spoken papers
– Poster presentations
– Symposia and workshops

Detailed instructions for submissions are available via the conference website: Submissions should be made electronically to by 30 November 2012.


The Scientific Committee is keen to encourage the attendance of students, as well as established researchers and practitioners. Therefore, the ISPS 2013 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 1 February 2013.


Accepted paper, poster, and symposium/workshop submissions will be published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings of ISPS 2013 (complete with ISBN), available in hardcopy at the conference and subsequently downloadable via the conference website. Details of the procedure and format for submitting published papers will be provided when authors receive notification of acceptance. Final papers for publication will be due on 15 April 2013.


Full and one-day registration options are available. Online registration will open on 15 January 2013.

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

The official language of the conference is English.

Call for papers: Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics, 2012, Peking University


Call deadline: September 1, 2012

Event: Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics 2012
Event Dates: 8-12 November 2012
Event Location: Peking, China
Event URL:

The Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics, 2012, will be held by the Center for Chinese linguistics, Peking University, on November 8-12, 2012. Nov. 8 is the registration day.

With its foundation in Darwinian theory, evolutionary linguistics references two evolutionary forces, biological and social, to tackle the job of explaining two fundamental questions, the emergence and development of language. With interdisciplinary cooperation, evolutionary linguistics interacts with anthropology, biology, and archeology. Recently evolutionary linguistics has been making important advancements. The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang IX) was successfully held in Kyoto, Japan. Diversified languages in China with rich orthographic traditions and long histories of various forms of transcription exist in a complex realm of linguistic contact. Thus, further studies highlighting these phenomena will make new contributions to evolutionary linguistics, both in breadth and depth. Therefore, there is much anticipation of enhancing international interaction and interdisciplinary cooperation via this conference. The earlier ones in Guangzhou, Tianjin, and Shanghai have been held in the same spirit.

Conference topics may include the following: 1. Language as a complex adaptive system; 2. Language and population evolution in China; 3. Language evolution in China and archeological evidence; 4. Vertical and horizontal transmission of language; 5. Language and the brain. A special handling of the evolution and development of Miao-Yao languages will also be organized.

We sincerely welcome all interested scholars to attend! Please send abstracts (800-1,000 words) to in doc or pdf format before September 1, 2012. Formal invitations will be sent out no later than September 10, 2012. The conference will be conducted in Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese) or English. Conference papers will be edited for publishing in a special issue of the Journal of Chinese Linguistics or Essays on Linguistics.

Call for papers: International Congress of Linguists


Call deadline: September 1, 2012

Event: International Congress of Linguists
Event date: 22-27 July 2013
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The International Congress of Linguists (ICL) takes place every five years, under the governance of the International Permanent Committee of Linguists (CIPL). The last congress took place in Seoul, year 2008. The Société Suisse de Linguistique (SSL) submitted a proposal for the organization of the 19th congress, in 2013, in Ferdinand de Saussure’s city, one century after his death. Geneva was chosen for the venue, and the Congress will take place there, from July 21 to July 27.

Title of the congress:
The Language-Cognition Interface

Please visit the conference website for the details!

Call for papers: Workshop on Advances in Biolinguistics


Call deadline: 15 July 2012

Event: International Congress of Linguists
Event date: 22-27 July 2013
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact Person: Anna Maria Di Sciullo

This workshop focuses on advances on the understanding of the biological basis of language (Lenneberg 1967, Jenkins 2000, 2004, Chomsky 2002, 2005, 2011, Piattelli-Palmarini et al. 2009, Larson et al 2010, Di Sciullo et al. 2010, Di Sciullo and Boeckx 2011). The workshop invites discussions where specific biolinguistic hypotheses are substantiated by theoretical linguistics evidence, empirical data and biological/natural world evidence. The workshop includes the following thematic sessions:

1. Language and biology
2. Language typology and language universals
3. The effects of natural laws

Session 1: Language and biology, addresses the question of how studies in language and genetics, language and the brain contribute to our understanding of the nature of syntax, morphology, the lexicon, and their interfaces with the other cognitive systems.

Session 2: Language typology and language universals, considers how biolinguistic studies on language evolution and variation shed new light on language typology, and the study of language universals. The questions raised in this session are the following: how is variation and change in the natural world related to language variation and change, and how the biolinguistic perspective may lead to new approaches to language typology and universals.

Session 3: The effects of natural laws, discusses recent proposals on the effect of natural laws, such as prominence, symmetry breaking, reaction-diffusion, preservation of shape etc. on language derivations and representations, on language variation and evolution, and on language acquisition. How do these laws interact with natural language?

The invited speakers are Lyle Jenkins, Angela Friederici, and Giuseppe Longobardi.

See the workshop website for the call for papers (abstracts due 15 July 2012)!