Call for Papers – Guidelines for Papers & Lecture Recitals

13th, 14th & 15th February 2015
Royal College of Music, London, UK.


15th July 2014: Paper/Lecture Recital/poster abstract submission deadline
15th September 2015: Notification of submission decision
Start of LIPS 13th February 2015:


Submissions are invited for:

- Spoken papers 20mins.

- Lecture/recitals 30 mins

- Poster presentations




Abstracts for papers and lecture/recitals should be between 250-300 words and give background, aims, main contribution and 5 keywords.


Performers and conductors etc, offering a  lecture/recital should  also send an abstract of 250-300 words outlining the issues provided in the guide below:

‘To deliver an effective research-based presentation on your chosen topic, the committee will expect to see an imaginative choice of topic, professional use of research methods and resources, effectiveness of relationship and balance between word-based exploration and live/recorded musical and a scholarly quality of work in the resulting project’.

Submissions should be made electronically to before the 15th August 2012.

All other information will continue to made be available via this website:


Scientific Committee

Jane Ginsborg, Royal Northern College of Music.

Anthony Gritten, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Royal Academy of Music.

Eckart Altenmuller, Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine. Hanover University, Germany.

Cristina Gerling, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Dr. Werner Goebl, Institute of Musical Acoustics (Wiener Klangstil), Vienna.

Megumi Masaki, Brandon University, Canada.

Rosie Perkins,  Royal College of Music, London