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Abstracts are required for oral and poster presentations. Please submit a 200-word (max) abstract by December 15th. Oral presentations are likely to be less than 15 minutes per person due to the tight schedule, and you may be offered a poster presentation as an alternative. Choose any topic from the 4 sessions and the 3 accompanying events (listed 1-7 below) and state in which session you would like to be included. Other topics of general interest will also be considered. You can send your abstract by email (remember to quote title, author and session)

Register using one of the official forms (apply for a form
here). The deadline for the "early registration" reduced rate is March 31st. There is a reduced rate also for students.

There is a
hotel list available (with some notes to help you in your choice). You should contact the hotel yourself. If you wish to share a room, contact us and we will try to put like-minded people in touch with each other.

Party with Lions provides an opportunity to bring together, in an informal setting, young scientists and our invited speakers. There are often many questions we would like to ask of the speakers, especially those whose work is well-known, but it is not always easy to find the right time and place. All students will be invited to attend the gathering - others who are interested should let us know.

We hope to hold at least ten
workshops over two afternoons - Friday and Saturday. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The list is not yet finalised, but you will have an opportunity to "sign up" during registration on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Max Mathews has constructed a sequencer that can play MIDI score files on a synthesiser. Using one or two batons, and a position-sensing device, a conductor can control the tempo and other parameters during the performance. If programmed with the accompaniment of a song, the Radio Baton system will play the accompaniment while a singer performs the song. In a workshop, Mathews will team up with singers to demonstrate this new device, which should be of great interest to music teachers who would prefer not to bother with playing the right notes on the piano when accompanying their students.

On the evening of the first day, after the reception at the City Hall (Stadshuset), the KTH Voice Research Centre will host a
Song & Beer Pub. We will provide a grand piano and a professional accompanist for participants who would like to sing. Beer will be available for those who get thirsty from listening. In the event of an excess of performers, the pub hostess will assemble the programme at her own discretion, on the spur of the moment, and subject to any reasonable form of persuasion. There will be no rehearsal. The identities of the hostess and the accompanist will remain undisclosed until the event.

On the evening of the second day, our concert -
the Swedish Vocal Art Summit - which is free for conference delegates, will be held in the beautiful concert hall of the Swedish Academy of Music, Nybrokajen 11. The programme will contain a variety of styles - folk music, classical singing, choir and pop ensemble - performed by popular Swedish artists.

The venue for the
banquet is dependent upon numbers. The price quoted (400:- SEK) is subsidised - in other words, we guarantee you value for money, so please sign up.

Let us know, on your
registration form, if you are bringing accompanying persons with you. Stockholm is a relatively small city with many sights and activities within easy reach. A help desk will be located at the conference venue with, amongst other things, information on tourist activities. If we have space, your spouse/partner and child(ren) will have the opportunity to attend the reception, concert and banquet. There will, however, be a charge for this (payable at the conference).

  First Announcement

The Planning Committee has the honour and pleasure to cordially invite you to attend PEVOC IV, the 4th Pan European Voice Conference, to be held in the beautiful city of Stockholm, on August 23-26, 2001.  
Four main topics have been selected each capturing an essential aspect of voice in our time. Each topic will be covered by a special session, with an opening presentation from a keynote speaker followed by a talk from one or more discussants.  




Basic biological aspects: applications to voice disorders
keynote speaker Steven Gray, discussant John Rubin
Voice source: acoustics & imaging
keynote speaker Markus Hess, discussants Stellan Hertegård and Jan Svec
Assessment & efficacy of voice treatment
keynote speaker Katherine Verdolini, discussants Erkki Vilkman and Janina Casper
Singing & professional speaking voice
keynote speaker Johan Sundberg, discussants Mark Meylan, Anne-Maria Laukkanen and Felix de Jong



 See the call for papers here.


Our plans also include these accompanying events focusing on these related topics:




"Dissertation pipeline: in/after"
for those who are about to submit, or have recently submit-ted, a doctoral thesis
"Non-verbal communication"
includes a presentation on the acoustics of laughter by psychologist Jo-Anne Bachorowski, Vanderbilt University, USA
"Survey of Internet free- and shareware tools for voice analysis"
"Party with lions"

an informal gathering where young scientists can rub shoulders with the great icons of research


The KTH Voice Research Centre, which joins together the departments of Speech Music & Hearing at KTH, Logopedics & Phoniatrics at Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institute, and Linguistics at Stockholm University, has assumed with great enthusiasm the challenge of organising this major scientific event.

There will be no parallel sessions. At least one free paper session and one poster session will be scheduled. The three best posters will be awarded prizes and certificates.

In addition, the City of Stockholm has generously invited conference delegates and accompanying persons to attend an evening buffet reception at the beautiful City Hall (where the Nobel prize gala is held every year), and an excellent entertainment programme is being arranged for other evenings.

Participants will need to make their own accommodation arrangements and a list of hotels at preferential conference rates covering a range of prices will be provided with the second announcement, and will appear on this website.

We are convinced you will enjoy your visit to Stockholm. You will be able to stroll along the many waterways - the city is made up of 14 islands situated between the Baltic and Lake Mälaren - and wander through the narrow, stone streets of Stockholm's historical Old Town. Or why not take a ferry-ride to one of the 24,000 islands of the Stockholm archipelago. See our information about Stockholm page.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Sweden and promise we will do our best to provide the most wonderful Swedish summer weather!

With warmest greetings,
The PEVOC IV Planning Committee

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 Last updated: February 6, 2001