Appologies for double posts...
After 13 years, we are finally bringing the IMRF back home to the city where it all started back in 1999…
We are now accepting abstract submissions on current topics in multisensory processing. We would hereby like to invite papers (for both oral presentations and posters) and symposiums for the 13th Annual IMRF Meeting in Oxford, UK (19-22 June 2012). We aim for a balance between open talk sessions and symposiums.
The deadline for submission is the April 15, 2012. Authors will be notified within one week of the closing date of their contingent acceptance. Only those who register
by May 1st will be put into the program, while those who have not registered will forgo their talk or poster slot.
In terms of symposiums, our aim is to solicit 'open' proposals where the proposers submit the title of the symposium when they submit the abstract for their talk. Between three and six potential presenters should submit indicating the same title. Symposia will be selected by the IMRF Organizing committees based on the evaluation of Advisory Board members on the basis of scientific merit, timeliness, theoretical innovation and/or breadth of appeal to IMRF community at large, methodological innovation and/or diversity. Proposals from young investigators are particularly welcome. The symposia that are selected for the conference will, where appropriate, be complemented by the organisers with papers that fit with the topic of the symposium.
The Organizing Committee will grant up to 10 Student Awards for excellent contributions from current PhD students. These students will have their registration fee waived, and will be offered an opportunity to present their research orally at the conference. We will also make a contribution toward other expenses incurred by these students.
Seeing and Perceiving: A Journal of Multisensory Science will publish an IMRF Abstract Supplement including all accepted abstracts. Seeing and Perceiving will also publish a special issue on multisensory processing (co-edited by Laurence R. Harris and Micah M. Murray) which authors will have the opportunity to submit manuscripts to after the conference.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Charles Spence, Georg Meyer, Vanessa Harrar and the rest of the IMRF Organising team.