4 November 2016

Call for papers

[Conference themes]

[Committees]

EuroMAC 9 is calling for submissions in the following formats:

  • Pre-organised (panel) sessions,
  • Spoken papers,
  • Poster presentations.

Proposals should be submitted in one of the four designated conference languages, i.e. English, French, German or Italian. They should not exceed 400 words (see the presentation instructions given for each type of proposal).

Proposals can be submitted from 1 September 2016 via the EasyChair online conference management system.

The closing date for submitting proposals is 15 December 2016.

EuroMAC 9 wishes to encourage proposals for original and innovative contributions on music analysis from a wide range of perspectives. However, special attention will be given to proposals that address the conference’s suggested themes.

 

Spoken papers

A 30-minute time slot is scheduled for each oral presentation (including those to be given in the pre-organised sessions). The actual duration of a paper presentation should not exceed 20 minutes; this will then be followed by a discussion lasting a maximum of 7 minutes. The remaining time will be used to prepare for the next speaker. These durations are important to enable the audience to pass from one parallel session to another and the chair’s job is to make sure these timings are followed.

A paper can have one or more authors, though this cannot be presented by more than two people at the conference. One author may submit several proposals, irrespective of their format (poster, individual or co-presented paper, participation in a pre-organised session), but only one proposal can be chosen. It will be up to the Programme Committee to choose the proposal it deems most relevant to the conference.

Papers should be given in one of the conference’s designated languages. EuroMAC 9 wishes to encourage multilingualism so that speakers may express their thoughts in languages with which they are most familiar. We recommend that presentational aids such as PowerPoint slides etc., are drawn up in English, although this is not obligatory.

Pre-organised sessions

Pre-organised session proposals should include a choice of five papers, each lasting 20 minutes as stated in paragraph 1 above, or four papers of 20 minutes each and a final panel discussion. The pre-organised session will be under the responsibility of a nominated chair who will conduct the discussion and who will also be in charge of submitting the pre-organised session’s proposal. The chair of a pre-organised session may submit a paper proposal in the session they are conducting.

In view of the conference organisation’s aim to have as much diversity as possible, a pre-organised session proposal should meet the following criteria in order to be accepted:

  • include at least a young researcher (i.e. who is a current PhD student; or who has defended his/her doctoral thesis within the last five years; or who is under 40 years of age);
  • include representatives from at least two European countries or from one European country and one country outside Europe;
  • relate to a specific analytical topic illustrated by each of the papers and, where appropriate, by the panel discussion included in the session.

Pre-organised session proposals should be accompanied by a written undertaking that these criteria have been met. The proposal will comprise a description of the session itself (400 words maximum) accompanied by the proposals of each paper making up the session and forming a single file. Each session participant should also submit their proposal separately.

Acceptance of a pre-organised session proposal is subject to the condition that each of the paper proposals it contains is accepted. Should this not be the case, the Programme Committee reserves the right either to reduce the total number of papers for the pre-organised session or to incorporate certain paper proposals in other conference sessions.

Poster presentations

Posters will be on display throughout the entire duration of the conference. A special session will be reserved for them so that poster presenters can discuss their content with the audience. It is highly recommended that posters are drawn up in English and printed in ISO A0 (841 à— 1189 mm) or ANSI E (864 à— 1118 mm) formats.

Poster proposals should be made under the same conditions as those governing paper proposals. Depending on the number of paper proposals that are received, the Programme Committee reserves the right to suggest that some authors of paper proposals present their work as a poster presentation, the aim being to have a maximum number of researchers.

Assessment method

All poster, paper and pre-organised session proposals should be anonymous. Any element that identifies authors or participants in pre-organised sessions should be rigorously excluded. References to the work of researchers submitting proposals should be written in the third person. Each proposal will be assessed by at least two members of the Scientific Advisory Board.

The authors’ identity sheets will be dealt with separately from their proposals on the EasyChair online conference management platform.

Important dates:

  • 15 December 2016: Closing date for submission of proposals on EasyChair;
  • 6 February 2017: Notification to proposal authors of the Programme Committee’s decision;
  • 1 March 2017: Deadline for the submission of short abstracts for publication in the conference’s booklet;
  • 30 April 2017: Deadline for the submission of extended abstracts for publication in the conference’s proceedings.

How to submit proposals

All proposals (poster, paper or pre-organised session) should have the same presentational format and should include the following headings:

  1. Background;
  2. Aims and repertoire under consideration;
  3. Method;
  4. Results and implications;
  5. Topic areas (max. 3);
  6. Keywords (max. 5).

These should be complemented by a brief bibliography (five titles maximum), which is not included in the word count.

Authors are invited to download the presentation template available in DOC format for papers and posters, and pre-organised sessions. Submissions should be made only in PDF format.

When submitting a proposal, young researchers are kindly asked to select the corresponding option. This information will only be used to ensure an evenly balanced session and the reviewers from the Programme Committee will have no knowledge of it. The term “young researcher” is taken to mean any person engaged in producing academic research and who meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • to be a current PhD student;
  • to have attended their PhD viva within the last five years;
  • to be under 40 years of age.