Society for Music Perception and Cognition

Upcoming Abstract Deadlines

August 13, 2021: BSA

August 31, 2021: IMSEA

September 1, 2021: VIHAR

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

To see archived past events, click here

(Events are ordered in ascending chronological order by conference date; semester-long events appear at the top)


Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Webinar Series

The Acoustical Society of America has established a Webinar Series with the goal to provide ongoing learning opportunities and engagement in acoustics by ASA members and nonmembers throughout the year, as a supplement to content presented at bi-annual ASA meetings.

ASA Webinars will be scheduled monthly and will include speakers on topics of interest to the general ASA membership and the broader acoustics community, including acoustical sciences, applications of acoustics, and careers in acoustics.

Monthly (usually Thursday at 4pm EDT)
Webinar website
ASA nonmembers are welcome 
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EARS: Electronic Auditory Research Seminars

A monthly auditory seminar series with the focus on central auditory processing and circuits. Please pre-register (for free) and tune in via Crowdcast (enter your email to receive the link for the talk).

Monthly (usually 1pm EDT)
Webinar website


TRF: Timing Research Forum Virtual Journal Club

A monthly event to discuss research by featured members. 

Webinar website


8th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM)

The 8th DLfM conference, to be held online, welcomes contributions related to any aspect of digital libraries and musicology, including topics related to musical archiving and retrieval, cataloguing and classification, musical databases, special collections, music encodings and representations, computational musicology, or music information retrieval (MIR). 

In Association with IAML 2021
July 28-30, 2021
Abstracts Due: March 29, 2021
Posters Due: April 26, 2021
Conference website here


16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition/11th Triennial conference of ESCOM

July 28-31, 2021
Central Hub: The University of Sheffield, UK
Other Hubs: Australia, Azerbaijan, Colombia, India, Mexico, Poland, South Africa
Conference website
Abstracts Due: January 14, 2021


Western University Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM)

The program committee invites graduate students of from all institutions and all disciplines to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of music, including but by no means limited to music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music cognition, music education, composition, and performance. We welcome papers on any topic and encourage a diversity of excellence in research across many fields.

August 20-21, 2021
Host: University of Western Ontario 
Virtual (zoom)
Conference website
Abstracts Due: May 21st, 2021 4pm EST

Keynote: Dr. Phil Ewell (Hunter College, CUNY)


International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) Conference

The International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) is the professional association for forensic scientists and researchers who analyse voices, speech and audio recordings.

August 22-25, 2021
Host: University of Marburg
Virtual (zoom)
Conference website
Oral Papers/Posters Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021
Work-in-progress posters Submission Deadline: June 18, 2021


International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research 2021 (ISAAR)

The topic of ISAAR 2021 is “The auditory system throughout life - Models, mechanisms and interventions.” The concept is to consider this topic from different perspectives, including current physiological concepts, perceptual measures and models, electrophysiology and neuroscience approaches, as well as implications for hearing devices and new technical applications.

August 23-27, 2021
Conference website
Abstracts Submission: June 15

Invited Talks: 

The neural bases of age-related hearing loss (Charles Liberman, Daniel Polley, Karen Steel)
• The developing auditory system (Dan Sanes, Deniz Baskent, Teresa Ching)
• The aging auditory brain (Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Jonathan Simon, Björn Herrmann)
 Cognitive aging: Mechanisms and interventions (Stuart Rosen, Frank Lin, Diane Lazard)
• Rehabilitation and compensation strategies (Ruth Litovsky, Pamela Souza, Anna Warzybok, Tobias Neher)


Audio Mostly - Virtual Conference

Audio Mostly 2021 calls for Papers, Demos, Workshops, and Music & Installations on the topic of “Sonic experiences in the era of the Internet of Sounds.”
September 1-3, 2021
Conference website
Submissions Due: May 15, 2021
Early Registration Deadline: July 1, 2021


• Prof. Bob Sturm (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
• Prof. Marianna Obrist (University College London)
• Prof. Paola Cesari (University of Verona)


Workshop on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing 2021

While research in speech and language processing has always involved machine learning, current research is benefiting from even closer interaction between these fields. Speech and language processing is continually mining new ideas from ML and ML, in turn, is devoting more interest to speech and language applications.

September 6, 2021
Conference website
Submissions Due: June 10, 2021


Ubiquitous Music Workshop (UbiMus 2021)

Ubiquitous Music is an interdisciplinary research area that combines methodologies from music, computer science, education, creativity studies, human sciences and engineering. Researchers working on ubiquitous music topics are invited to submit proposals, initial results and complete research projects. The workshop will adopt Portuguese, Spanish and English as working languages.

September 6-8, 2021
Eleventh Workshop on Ubiquitous Music (UbiMus 2021)
CARA, Matosinhos, Portugal (Hybrid conference)
Conference website
Abstracts and Music Submissions Due: March 22, 2021 Extended April 25
Full Paper Submission Due: July 21, 2021


Special Session on Six Degrees-of-Freedom audio @i3da

This special session will provide a venue for sharing the latest results and high-quality research ideas on all aspects of 3DoF+ and 6DoF audio at the International Conference on Immersive and 3D Audio (I3DA). Conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and SCOPUS.

September 8-10, 2021
International Conference on Immersive and 3D Audio (I3DA)
Bologna, Italy
Conference website
Abstracts Due: March 22, 2021
Full Paper Submission Due: July 21, 2021


3rd International Symposium on Music and Cochlear Implant Research

September 15-16, 2021
Hybrid event
St. John's College, Cambridge, UK
Conference website
Abstracts Due: May 21, 2021 (Midnight CET)


British Society of Audiology Annual Conference (BSA)

We are pleased to announce that the British Society of Audiology Annual Conference, entitled Innovation through Adversity. The BSA Annual Conference continues to be the leading UK scientific forum to bring together clinicians and researchers who have an interest in hearing, tinnitus and balance.

October 6, 2021
Mercure Sheffield St. Paul's Hotel
Sheffield, UK
Conference website
Abstracts Due: August 13, 2021


3rd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR-2021)

VIHAR-2021 aims to bring together researchers studying vocal-based interaction in-and-between humans, animals and robots from a variety of different fields. This includes speech, animal vocalisations or other acoustic interaction. VIHAR-2021 will provide an opportunity to share and discuss theoretical insights, best practices, tools and methodologies, and to identify common principles underpinning vocal behaviour in a multi-disciplinary environment.

October 13-15, 2021
Workshop Website
Abstracts Due: Sept 1, 2021


International Symposium on Performance Science

The ISPS 2021 theme, Performance Health and Wellbeing, is intended to encourage discussion and debate on connections between performance, wellbeing and society. Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange.

October 27-31, 2021
Schulich School of Music at McGill University
Montreal, Canada
Conference website
Abstracts Due: April 30, 2021


IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA 2021)

The ISPS 2021 theme, Performance Health and Wellbeing, is intended to encourage discussion and debate on connections between performance, wellbeing and society. Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange.

October 17-20, 2021
Hybrid Onsite/Online
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA
Conference website
Abstracts Due: April 28, 2021


SYSMUS21 - 14th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology

Annual student-run events designed to allow advanced bachelors, masters, and PhD students in the fields of systematic musicology and music science to meet and discuss their research. Due to generous funding from Novo Nordisk Foundation, the conference fee will be very low — we expect less than 60 EUR. We invite presentations in the form of live talks, virtual talks, and poster presentations.

SysMus is dedicated to represent the diversity of topics and methods that are summarized under the umbrella term ‘systematic musicology’. Therefore, submissions addressing any of the following subjects are welcome (but not limited to these): Music perception, music cognition, music therapy, music modelling, music information retrieval, music sociology, music education, music technology, music and culture, music philosophy, music theory and analysis.

November 3-5, 2021
(With a Satellite Event on November 2)
Aarhus, Denmark (with virtual component)
Conference website
Abstracts Due: June 1, 2021


• Jonna Vuoskoski (RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, University of Oslo)
• Nori Jacoby (Computational Auditory Perception research group at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt)


22nd International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) Annual Conference

We're very happy to announce our "Special Call for Papers on Cultural Diversity in MIR" at ISMIR 2021 to promote the cultural diversity of MIR research and the ISMIR community. Please see below for the details.

November 8-12, 2021
(Tutorials occur on November 7, 2021)


Tutorial Submissions Due: April 9, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)
Final Tutorial Submissions Due: April 16, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)
Abstract Submissions Due: May 8, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)
Final Paper Submissions Due: May 15, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)
Conference Website


6th Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, DCASE 2021

The workshop is organized in conjunction with the DCASE challenge. We aim to bring together researchers from many different universities and companies with an interest in the topics, and provide an opportunity for scientific exchange of ideas and opinions. We invite submissions on the topics of computational analysis of acoustic scenes and sound events.

November 15-19, 2021
Host: Music Technology Group, University Pompeu Fabra

Abstract Submissions Due: Jul 13, 2021
Workshop Paper Submissions Due: July 20, 2021
Conference Website


Joint Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Musics (AAWM) and Folk Music Analysis (FMA)

The conference is shared between AAWM and its sister organization FMA, a group specializing in computer science research and computational approaches to analysis of world musics.

June 14-17, 2022
Host: University of Sheffield, UK
Held onsite with remote participation
Conference Website
Abstracts Due: TBA


14th Mechanics of Hearing (MOH) 2022

We're very happy to announce our "Special Call for Papers on Cultural Diversity in MIR" at ISMIR 2021 to promote the cultural diversity of MIR research and the ISMIR community. Please see below for the details.

July 24-29, 2022
Host: Konventum
Helsingør, Denmark
Conference Website


Expression Language Music

Rescheduled: August 20-22, 2022
Lyceum Conference Center, Hartford, CT 
Conference website
Abstracts Due: December 9, 2019


International Music Society Regional Association for East Asia (IMSEA) - Biennial Conference 2022

We welcome proposals from across various areas of music scholarship and beyond, including those reflecting historical, ethnographic, theoretical/analytical, sociological, and scientific methods. We would especially like to encourage presentations of an inter-disciplinary and/or inter-regional character. 

October 21-23, 2022
Host: Kyungpook National University
Daegu, Korea
Conference Website
Abstract Submission Due: August 31, 2021


• Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)
• Juyong Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)


16th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Language

Navigation and episodic memory are core features of human cognitive processing. Although they seem very different, research has revealed behavioral and neural linkages between the two domains. This symposium aims to integrate perspectives from research in the two areas, using techniques from psychology and neuroscience (as well as linguistics, computer science, AI, and philosophy, depending on participants’ interests). The symposium will focus primarily on the following topics, but is not limited to them:

  • Spatial context and memory
  • Episodic memory and spatial learning
  • Developmental trajectory of navigation and episodic memory
  • Neural principles of navigation and episodic memory

Rescheduled: November, 2022
Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Conference website
Abstracts Due: TBA


• Aidan Horner (University of York)
• Nora Newcombe (Temple University)
• Charan Ranganath (UC Davis)