Society for Music Perception and Cognition

Upcoming Abstract Deadlines

September 1, 2021: VIHAR
October 22, 2021: CIM22
November 15, 2021: Rhythm Conf.

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 ET)
Webinar website

Upcoming Meetings:

• October 12, at 1:00 pm ET
• November 30, at 1:00 pm ET
• December 14, at 1:00 pm ET


TRF: Timing Research Forum Virtual Journal Club

A monthly event to discuss research by featured members. 

Webinar website


Sound and Technology Working Group at CHSTM

Each monthly session to will feature a moderated discussion of a new or recently published work by a scholar working in the area of the history of sound and technology, broadly construed. Readings will be pre-circulated in advance of each session. Researchers at all levels are invited, though we especially welcome
graduate students and early-career researchers.

Working Group Site (please create an account to receive email updates)

Upcoming meetings:

• November 12 at 1:00 pm EST (Guest: David Suisman)
December 10 at 1:00 pm EST (Guest: Viktoria Tkaczyk)


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)


Responses in Music to Climate Change Conference

Our event collects and shares research on music's place within the Anthropocene from a wide range of perspectives. Registration is free and open to all.

Responses in Music to Climate Change features:

• A keynote address by ethnomusicologist Steven Feld
• A pre-recorded presentation by composer John Luther Adams
•  A live interview with composer Christopher Tin
•  "Adaptations: Confronting Climate Change Amid Covid-19": A roundtable discussion with scholars Aaron Allen, Mark Pedelty, Alexander Rehding, Jeff Todd Titon, Denise von Glahn, and Holly Watkins

October 4-8, 2021
Host: The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation in New York City
Conference website


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


Joint Conference on Binaural and Spatial Hearing (BASH)

The program features an exciting mix of innovative talks from all areas of binaural and spatial hearing. The final program will be arranged–as much as possible–to accommodate participants in diverse time zones (e.g.,EU/USA/AUS). The BASH 2021 is free, but registration is required in order to access the virtual conference.

October 7-8, 2021
Conference Website


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


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


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


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


Dutch-Flemish Society for Music Theory International Conference on Rhythm

There is a wide array of possible topics, as long as they relate to the phenomenon of rhythm in one way or another. This can include historical, theoretical and/or analytical approaches, education aspects, and performance practice, but other perspectives are possible as well.

March 12-13, 2022
The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, The Netherlands
Conference Website TBA
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2021

The Society welcomes all proposals pertaining to rhythm, in either lecture or lecture-recital format. We emphatically strive to include a broad spectrum of styles and genres in the program. Lectures are to be held in English or Dutch.

Abstracts should be max. 250 words and should be suitable for publication in the conference program. They should not contain the name of the author or any indications of the author's identity. Please include a short biographical note in a separate Word document (three to four sentences). All abstracts will be evaluated anonymously.

Abstracts and biographical notes should be sent by 15 November 2021 to DFSMT secretary Ralf Pisters at


Frequency-Following Response (FFR) Workshop

Inspired by the former successful editions in London (2014, 2019) and Boston (2016), the idea of the workshop is to attract the increasing community of researchers working in classical as well as newly flourishing areas of FFR research. The workshop will feature several oral presentations, including three keynote speakers, round table discussions, poster sessions, and social activities.

June 8-10, 2022
Host: University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Held onsite
Conference Website
Abstracts Due: TBA

Confirmed Speakers:

• Erika Skoe, University of Connecticut (plenary)
• Gavin Bidelman, University of Memphis (plenary)
• Bharath Chandrasekaran, University of Pittsburgh (plenary)
• Gabriella Musacchia, University of the Pacific
• Elena Rotondo, Rutgers
• Tobias Teichert, University of Pittsburgh 
• Jennifer Krizman, Northwestern University 
• Teresa Ribas-Prats, University of Barcelona 


Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM22): Participation

CIM22 offers a meeting point for music researchers at the crossroads of humanities and sciences. Our theme of Participation invites cross-disciplinary reflection and dialogue across a range of current topics in music research which will benefit from the joint attention of both science and humanities expertise, to report new research from colleagues at all career stages.

June 8-10, 2022
Hosts: Reid School of Music, The University of Edinburgh and the Department of Music, University of Hong Kong
Virtual with some onsite participation possible (in Edinburgh, UK or local hubs)
Conference Website
Abstracts Due: October 22, 2021


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)