Call for Participation: 16th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop 2017

Call for Participation
16th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) 2017
3rd-5th July 2017
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, UK, B4 7XG.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Douglas Eck – Google, Inc.
Peter Keller – MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

The 16th RPPW will be held at the Digital Media Technology Lab in Birmingham City University’s Millennium Point Campus in Birmingham, UK from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2017. RPPW is an international biannual event that brings researchers from a range of disciplines together to engage in discussions about the scientific study of rhythm. Rhythm is at the core of a wide range of human tasks, from speaking and dancing, to walking and synchronising with others. The workshop is traditionally centred around psychology and neuroscience, however this year we are additionally encouraging participation from the Music Information Retrieval Community to encourage cross-pollination and interdisciplinary collaboration. The workshop will host oral presentations, posters and tutorials with satellite activities.

Call for submissions
Presenters are asked to submit abstracts of up to 500 words in length plus references for poster and oral presentation. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the paper committee and successful applications will be published online. The submission portal ( will open on the 1st of November and will close on the 15th of January 2017. Short proposals for tutorials and workshops should be sent by email to

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Rhythm and synchronisation
  • Synchrony and order perception
  • Multisensory temporal processing
  • Acquisition of time knowledge and temporal concepts
  • Timing and memory, attention, emotion and metacognition
  • Beat tracking and onset detection
  • Music Structure analysis
  • Expressive timing and performance modelling
  • Ensemble or group performance
  • Entrainment
  • Rhythm in neurorehabilitation

Important Dates
1st November 2016: Submission system opens
15th January 2017Deadline for abstract submissions
30th January 2017: Notification of acceptance
2nd July 2017: Pre-conference reception
3rd-5th July 2017: Conference

We are planning on offering student bursaries, more information in due course.

If you would be interested in sponsoring the event, please contact

Author: Argie