Call for Papers

The call for papers is closed. The original call can be found here.

Conference program

Download the latest version of the conference program: SysMus22_Programme_20220906.

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings can be found here.

Keynote speakers

This year we give the floor to the following internationally renowned researchers working in systematic musicology:

  • Psyche Loui, an Associate Professor of Creativity and Creative Practice at Northeastern University, and director of the Music, Imaging, and Neural Dynamics Laboratory (MIND Lab). She investigates the networks of brain structure that enable musical processes: auditory and multisensory perception, learning and memory of sound structure, sound production, and the human aesthetic and emotional response to sensory stimuli.
  • Mendel Kaelen, a neuroscientist and entrepreneur, working on the intersection of neuroscience, music, psychedelics, and technology. Mendel Kaelen studies the therapeutic use of music in psychedelic therapy, and is the founder and CEO of Wavepaths, a company researching psychedelic therapy and the development of music as medicine.
  • Rebecca Schaefer, a Professor of Health, Medical- and Neuropsychology at Leiden University, and director of the Music, Brain, Health & Technology-group. She mainly focuses on the clinical applications of music and the related neural processes, as well as the possibilities of novel technological advances towards the use of music technology for health.


The conference will host several sessions of oral presentations. Oral presentations will consist of allocated slots of 20 minutes, with 12 minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for discussion, and 3 minutes to prepare for the next talk. These can be given in person, or virtually. Virtual presentations have been added as an option to include potential participants who cannot attend in person due to cost, COVID-related restrictions, or other reasons. Additionally, there will be two poster sessions of 60 minutes. Poster sessions are entirely virtual, will have designated time slots and presentation spaces that will not overlap with any other activity.

Guidelines (for presenters) can be found here.


IPEM – your host – harbors the Art-Science-Interaction-Lab (ASIL) that integrates state-of-the-art technologies. ASIL is an immersive lab consisting of an 80-speaker setup, audio over IP and 7th order ambisonics, which allows for in-depth experimenting with 3D sound and auralisation. Apart from custom sensors, ASIL has an extensive Qualisys Motion Capture system, Barco cinema projector and cinematic screen, wireless VR/AR system, and hyperscanning EEG and fNIRS equipment. We will give a demonstration of the capabilities of ASIL, and give several workshops based on our research in this amazing research facility.

You can register here until September 1st.

More info on workshops can be found here.

Networking activities

Of course, we will also give you the opportunity to relax a bit while getting to know each other better. We will provide several musical intermezzos with our finest in-house talent and an already legendary jam session where you are all welcome to show that special talent!