After the TIE Conference on Tone and Intonation in Santorini (9-11 September 2004), it was widely felt that the momentum created by the TIE series of scientific meetings funded by the European Science Foundation should be preserved by instigating a biannual conference on the topic of tone and intonation, to be organized around the same time in every even year, somewhere in Europe. The general theme of these conferences is the phonology and phonetics of word and sentence prosody in the languages of the world. In this series, the Santorini conference was retrospectively the first.
The Standing Committee at TIE 7 will be formed by the organizer of that conference, Amalia Arvaniti, as well as the organizers of the previous two conferences, Aoju Chen & Yiya Chen, Aditi Lahiri & Allison Wetterlin. The Standing Committee's main task is to recruit the organizers of the next conference and announce its venue. Subsequently, the new organizers take the place of the longest-serving members.
2004 Santorini, 9-11 September: International Conference on Tone and Intonation
2006 ZAS, Berlin, 7-9 September: Second TIE Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation
2008 Lisbon, 15-17 September: Third TIE Conference on Tone and Intonation
2010 Stockholm, 9-11 September: Fourth European Conference on Tone and Intonation
2012 Oxford, 6-8 September: Fifth European Conference on Tone and Intonation
2014 Utrecht, 10-12 September: Sixth European Conference on Tone and Intonation