Covid-19: Conference Postponed 

The global research community is heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We therefore decided to postpone the Conference on Music & Eye-Tracking until 2021. The dates will be announced later this year. Also, the review process for the 2020 submissions is postponed and we invite you to resubmit and join the conference in 2021. Thanks again for the many high-level contributions submitted for this year’s plans, we are looking forward to a great conference in 2021!

In case of any questions, please contact the organizers: met@ae.mpg.de

Music & Eye-Tracking

What do eye movements, pupil dilation, and blinking activity tell us about musical processing?

A two-day conference organized by Elke B. Lange and Lauren K. Fink at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, 2021 – We will inform you about the rescheduled date as soon as possible.

Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Adriana Zekveld

Conference Announcement

We are very pleased to announce the second Conference on Music and Eye-tracking. After the success of the first meeting in 2017, we will again invite researchers at the intersection of music research, neuroscience, and psychology, with the interest of using eye-tracking (measuring saccadic, pupil, or blinking activity) to yield insights about music processing, performance, and engagement. Additionally, we will invite related basic auditory research and studies on visual-auditory interactions. Research applying eye-tracking in combination with other methods (e.g., motion tracking, EEG, etc.) will also be welcome. 

With this workshop, we hope to provide a platform for expert researchers at the intersection of music and eye-tracking to communicate with one another, to foster and enrich discussions about methods, and to continue refining models and theories of musical processing with insights from eye-tracking. We encourage researchers from other areas of cognition and emotion studies to join the interest in this complex question of investigation: what do eye movements, pupil dilation, and blinking activity tell us about musical processing?

The program of the first Conference on Music & Eye-Tracking can be found here.
Please also see the Special Issue on Music & Eye-Tracking in the Journal of Eye Movement Research which resulted from the first conference. 

Application 

At present, the call for papers is closed and will be re-opened in 2021. Upon re-opening, we will send invitations for re-submission to all colleagues, who already submitted for the 2020 event. Those who did not previously submit are welcomed and encouraged to submit in 2021.

Selection Criteria

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee, with oversight from the Scientific Board. 

Registration Fees

There is no fee to attend the workshop. Please note that registration is prioritized for participants contributing with a talk or poster presentation. Only after active participants have registered, registration is open for other interested attendees. Because of size limitations at our venue, seats are limited to 60 participants.

Travel/Accommodation

Travel expenses and accommodation have to be booked and paid separately by workshop participants. Please check whether you will need a visa for Germany! Applying for and obtaining the visa is your own responsibility. 

Recommendations regarding transportation and accommodation forthcoming. 

Scientific Chairs

Lauren K. Fink & Elke B. Lange 

Program Committee

Roberta Bianco University College London

Laura Bishop University of Oslo

Gilles Comeau University of Ottawa

Antoine Coutrot Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Robert Duke University of Texas, Austin

Mounya Elhilali Johns Hopkins University

Jörg Fachner Anglia Ruskin University

Marek Franěk University of Hradec Králové   

Bruno Gingras University of Innsbruck,                              

Erkki Huovinen Royal College of Music, Stockholm

Johanna Kaakinen University of Turku

Satoshi Kawase Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences, Yamaha Music Laboratory

Bruno Laeng University of Oslo

Hsin-I Liao NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Miguel Mera City University of London

Stefan Münzer University of Mannheim

Kenneth Scott-Brown Abertay University

Heather Sheridan University at Albany, SUNY

Susana Silva University of Porto

Andreas Widmann University of Leipzig         

Clemens Wöllner University of Hamburg

Matthew Woolhouse McMaster University

 

Contact

met@ae.mpg.de

Venue

The workshop will be conducted at the

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Grüneburgweg 14 
60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Application

At present, the call for papers is closed and will be re-opened in 2021. Upon re-opening, we will send invitations for re-submission to all colleagues, who already submitted for the 2020 event. Those who did not previously submit are welcomed and encouraged to submit in 2021.