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Welcome to ICoMCS2

Welcome to the website and Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Music Communication Science – ICoMCS2 – held during HCSNet SummerFest at the University of New South Wales, 3-4 December, 2009. ICoMCS2 follows the inaugural conference held in Sydney in 2007 and chaired by Emery Schubert.

The goal of ICoMCS2 is to bring together new and established researchers from around Australia and beyond who have interests in music communication in its many forms including performance, therapy, education, composition, modeling, information retrieval, perception, and psychophysics. At a national level, ICoMCS2 provides an opportunity for members of music research groups and labs to meet one another and to connect with members of HCSNet who have interests in sonics and the priority areas Perception and Action or Human Communication Disorders. We’re thrilled to welcome researchers who have traveled from Germany, Greece, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States to take part in ICoMCS2.

Close to 80 submissions to ICoMCS2 were received in July 2009 with authors subsequently receiving two written reviews. The final program consists of 61 presentations and two keynote addresses (acceptance rate=76%). Thirty-two full papers were peer reviewed by the ICoMCS2 Scientific Committee with twenty-five of the fully reviewed papers appearing in the final program. The 25 fully reviewed papers are listed on p. 2 and, together with eight full papers received post review, are available from this web-based Proceedings (ISBN 978-1-74108-203-6). In an effort to include a wide range of topics and presenters in the two-day ICoMCS2 meeting, we have programmed 37 speed papers that, while fast paced, are plenary and will provide presenters with written as well as oral feedback.

ICoMCS2 has been made possible through the support of the ARC Research Network in Human Communication Science (HCSNet), the Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS) Inc., The School of English, Media and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, and MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney. We hope ICoMCS2 is suitably sonic, social and stimulating.

Kate Stevens
MARCS Auditory Labs, UWS & HCSNet
Chair ICoMCS2


Registration Fees for ICoMCS2

HCSNet Summer Schools run on Days 1-2 of HCSNet SummerFest, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

ICoMCS2 runs on Days 4-5 of HCSNet SummerFest, Dec. 3-4

Registration fees are shown in AU$


Week/Full Package (includes Summer Schools and ICoMCS2) Days 1-3 (incl. Summer Schools) Days 3-5 (incl. ICoMCS2)
Faculty $200 $120 $120
Students $100 $60 $60

Important Dates

Monday, July 13, 2009 Submission of abstract, symposium proposal or full paper for review
Monday, August 24, 2009 Notification of Acceptance
Monday, September 21, 2009 Registrations open, Camera Ready Versions (for full papers) due
Friday, November 6, 2009 Deadline for registration
Mon-Fri 30 Nov-4 Dec, 2009 HCSNet SummerFest including Summer Schools
Thurs-Fri 3-4 December, 2009 ICOMCS2 (during HCSNet SummerFest)


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