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APSCOM is an interdisciplinary conference devoted to the dissemination of new research relating to the field of cognitive sciences of music. The conference is relevant for university and industry researchers working in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, music theory and composition, psychophysics, music performance, music education, music therapy and music medicine, neurophysiology, ethnomusicology, developmental psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer technology, and other related fields.

Submissions are invited for:
A. Oral Presentations
B. Poster Presentations
C. Symposia

Submission Guidelines

All submissions, including symposia, must be submitted through APSCOM 6 EasyChair submission system (below). Authors are kindly requested to use the appropriate abstract template and submit their abstract by filling in the appropriate online form. The conference language is English, and each abstract should be in English. A full paper may be submitted if the abstract is accepted, but this is not mandatory.

A. Oral presentations
Oral presentations will be about 25 minutes in length, including question time. Abstracts should include the following parts:

Empirical Research
1. Background
2. Aims
3. Method
4. Results
5. Conclusions
6. Key words (at least 3 but not more than 5)
7. Topic areas (select from the “Suggested Topic Areas”)
Theoretical Research/Review
1. Background
2. Purpose
3. Conceptual/theoretical framework
4. Summary of methodological and/or theoretical argument
5. Significance and implications
6. Key words (at least 3 but not more than 5)
7. Topic areas (select from the “Suggested Topic Areas” list)

In both cases, the total abstract length for parts 1-5 should not exceed 400 words. The deadline for abstract submission of oral presentations is February 28, 2017 (no later than 24:00 Japan Standard Time). Notifications of acceptance are expected to be emailed to the authors by April 5, 2017. Information about oral presentations and other requirements will be communicated to the authors in the acceptance letter.

B. Poster presentations
Poster presentations will have designated time slots in the conference schedule. Poster presenters may display their work starting in the morning of the assigned day, and should be present with their poster during the assigned time. Abstracts should include the following parts:

Empirical Research
1. Background
2. Aims
3. Method
4. Results
5. Conclusions
6. Key words (at least 3 but not more than 5)
7. Topic areas (select from the “Suggested Topic Areas” list)
Theoretical Research/Review
1. Background
2. Purpose
3. Conceptual/theoretical framework
4. Summary of methodological and/or theoretical argument
5. Significance and implications
6. Key words (at least 3 but not more than 5)
7. Topic areas (select from the “Suggested Topic Areas” list)

In both cases, the total abstract length for parts 1-5 should not exceed 400 words. The deadline for abstract submission of poster presentations is February 28, 2017 (no later than 24:00 Japan Standard Time). Notifications of acceptance are expected to be emailed to the authors by April 5, 2017. Information about poster dimensions and other requirements will be communicated to the authors in the acceptance letter.

C. Symposia
Symposia will consist of a set of oral presentations related to a theme. The number of speakers will be typically 3 or 4, and a discussant may be included as well. The total time allocated for a symposium will be 90-120 minutes The organizer is expected to chair the symposium. It is recommended that the presentation authors be from more than one country/region. Abstracts should include the following parts:

1. A general abstract explaining the significance of the symposium (400 words)
2. The author and the title of each oral presentation followed by a separate abstract (400 words)
3. Discussant (if any)
4. Key words (at least 3 but not more than 5)
5. Topic areas (select from the “Suggested Topic Areas” list)

The deadline for abstract submission of symposia is January 29, 2017 (no later than 24:00 Japan Standard Time). This is earlier than the deadline for oral/poster presentations (February 28, 2017). A feedback on acceptance for symposia will be sent by January 22, 2017. If a proposed symposium is not accepted, the presentation authors can submit their separate abstracts for individual oral/poster presentations.

Submission Site

The notification of acceptance for oral and poster presentations has been sent to "a corresponding author" of each presentation. If you are a corresponding author and have not received the email, then please send email to APSCOM 6 office after checking your email account's Spam or Junk folder. If you are a non-corresponding author, please ask your corresponding author this matter before sending an email to APSCOM office.

APSCOM 6 Submission Site (EasyChair)

Submissions for the APSCOM 6 are only accepted using the online submission process. All received submissions will be verified automatically by a return email. If you do not receive email confirmation after submitting your abstract, then it was not received and you will need to resubmit.

When submitting your proceedings paper, please see this tutorial. You can resubmit the paper until the deadline.

Proceedings Paper Submission (Deadline: June 15, 2017)

All authors, who have received a notification of abstract acceptance, are requested to submit a proceedings paper. The authors must select one of two forms: full paper or structured abstract. Do NOT submit both the forms. Submission of the proceedings paper should be made at APSCOM 6 EasyChair system:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=apscom6

We accept only the PDF format. Please use the same user name and password as those for your abstract submission (Do NOT create any new account). If you forget the user name and/or password, please follow the instruction at the EasyChair website (“Problems to log in?”).

Preparing your proceedings paper

Next, download a sample WORD file of your preferable form (full paper or structured abstract). The word file is used as both an instruction and a template, into which you can type your own text. Before uploading your proceedings paper to the EasyChair, please convert your WORD file to the PDF format. Please note that the EasyChair system does NOT automatically convert your WORD file (i.e., .doc, .docx) to the PDF; please manually convert your file to the PDF by using software (e.g., Microsoft Office Word). If your proceedings paper does not conform to our required format, you may be asked to revise it.

* Language: English only
* Paper size: Proceedings paper should be formatted for A4 size 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm paper (approximately 8.27" x 11.69").
* Paper length: A full-paper should be between 4 and 8 pages; and structured abstract should be within 1 page.

A sample of full-paper

A sample of structured abstract