International Conference on Music Communication Science 2007   
Travel in Sydney
Keynote Speakers
Important Dates
Delegate Information


The 2nd International Conference on Music Communication Science (ICoMCS2) 2009 website is located here:


About the conference

The inaugural International Conference on Music Communication Science (ICOMCS) will bring together people interested in an interdisciplinary understanding or application of music cognition, perception and performance.  This meeting incorporates a celebration of the first 10 years of the Australian Music & Psychology Society (formed in 1996; see–, and will feature four keynote speakers.  The Conference is supported by the Human Communication Science Network (HCSNet –, which promotes interdisciplinary research in speech, language, and sonics, and will fall under the organisational umbrella of the HCSNet SummerFest.  The conference will attract people from all walks of research and performance life, including musicologists, psychologists, educators, linguists, composers, engineers, computer scientists, speech scientists, physicists, philosophers and performance artists.  The aim of the conference is to bring a wide range of presenters together, ranging from students to established researchers with an interest in finding or presenting synergies from several disciplines to help solve problems in music, or to use elements of music and music research to address problems in other disciplines.


Registration for ICOMCS is now CLOSED. Please click on this link and follow the online prompts to complete your registration Please note that registrants need to be an HCSNet member to register for ICOMCS, just follow the online instructions to create a account if you don't already have one.

If you are presenting a paper at ICOMCS and travelling from outside of the Sydney metropolitan area (within Australia only) then you are entitled to an HCSNet travel grant which covers the cost of your return airfare (or bus/train fare) to Sydney. If you would like to know more about the travel grants please click here, otherwise you will find all the details on how to complete your travel request during the online registration process.

Conference Themes and Priority Areas

Papers on any area of music research are welcome.  As the flagship conference in HCSNet’s SummerFest 2007 (see, we also aim to attract papers and symposia that connect with one or more of the priority research areas of HCSNet. Specifically these areas are:

  • Perception and Action (e.g., music performance, perception, intermodal processes).
  • Next Generation Search Technology (e.g., music information retrieval, audio-visual search and retrieval).
  • Speech (e.g., music and language, evolution of music and speech, generative systems).
  • Communication Disorders (e.g., amusia, aphasia, dystonia, music education).
  • Effective Interfaces (e.g., music and gaming systems, sonification, new instruments, digital media).

We also encourage submissions for performance and installation sessions. Ensembles and individuals with performance programs of less than 10 minutes are invited to submit an abstract or full paper of their work for these sessions.

Submissions will be accepted in two streams. You may submit either a full (four page) paper or an abstract of a paper for presentation.  Full papers will be reviewed by the international scientific program committee and clearly identified separately in the conference proceedings.  Papers are invited in any of the above priority areas, or in music communication more generally; papers with an interdisciplinary theme or implication are particularly encouraged.

Important Dates

Monday, July 2, 2007 (Closed) Submission of abstract, symposium proposal or full paper for review
Monday, August 20, 2007 Notification of Acceptance
Monday, September 17, 2007

Registrations open, Camera Ready Versions (for full papers) due

Mon-Fri 3-7 December, 2007 HCSNet SummerFest including Summer Schools
Wed-Fri 5-7 December, 2007

ICOMCS (during HCSNet SummerFest)

Here is the Conference Announcement (PDF)

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