The Rhythm Production and Perception Worksop (RPPW) is an international biannual event that brings researchers from a range of disciplines together to engage in discussions about the scientific study of rhythm. Rhythm is at the core of a wide range of human tasks, from speaking and dancing, to walking and synchronising with others. The workshop is traditionally centred around psychology and neuroscience, however this year we are additionally encouraging participation from the Music Information Retrieval Community to facilitate cross-pollination and interdisciplinary collaboration. The workshop will host oral presentations, posters and tutorials with satellite activities. The 16th RPPW will be held at the Digital Media Technology Lab in Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus in Birmingham, UK from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2017.