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ISMIR 2012 Call for Participation
13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

8th and 12th of October 2012
Porto, Portugal
(organised by INESC Porto, in partnership with the TNSJ in Porto)

The annual Conference of the International Society for Music Information 
Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world's leading research forum on processing, 
searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. The revolution 
in music distribution and storage brought about by digital technology 
has fueled tremendous research activities and interests in academia as 
well as in industry. The ISMIR Conference reflects this rapid 
development by providing a meeting place for the discussion of 
MIR-related research, developments, methods, tools and experimental 
results. Its main goal is to foster multidisciplinary exchange by 
bringing together researchers and developers, educators and librarians, 
as well as students and professional users.

ISMIR 2012 will feature
introductory and in-depth tutorials
oral and poster presentations of research papers
invited talks reflecting the true interdisciplinary nature of MIR research
a late-break/demo session
a music programme


ISMIR 2012 welcomes paper submissions for oral or poster presentation in 
the (non-exclusive) areas of:
content-based querying and retrieval
database systems, indexing and query
fingerprinting and digital rights management
music transcription and annotation
music signal processing
sound source separation in music signals
score following, audio alignment and music synchronization
optical music recognition
melody and motives
rhythm, beat, tempo and form
harmony, chords and tonality
timbre, instrumentation and voice
performance analysis
modification and transformation of music data
computational musicology
music perception and cognition
emotion and aesthetics
applications of MIR to the performing arts and multimedia
automatic classification
genre, style and mood analysis
similarity metrics
music summarization
user interfaces and user models
music recommendation and playlist generation
text and web mining
knowledge representation, social tags and metadata
libraries, archives and digital collections
evaluation and annotation issues
methodological and philosophical issues
social, legal, ethical and business issues
applications to traditional/folk/ethnic music

To ensure a high quality of the contributions, all papers will go 
through a double-blind selection process with at least three reviewers 
per submission.
Paper submissions must be no more than 6 pages long when formatted with 
the conference template, and in PDF. Accepted papers will be designated 
by the Program Committee to be presented either as posters or as 
lectures. All accepted papers have the same status, assignment as poster 
or lecture is not indicative of the relevance or potential impact but on 
the type of content and way to better reach the intended audience.

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ISMIR 2012 welcomes submissions of musical works for selection and 
possible inclusion in the conference's concert programme. We 
particularly encourage works that explore the notion of music 
information in the widest sense of the term. As the use of technology in 
music creation develops across composition and performance practices, 
structured data plays an increasingly important role in the processing 
of musical materials, their analysis and their manifestation in a live 
environment. From the use of timbral analysis in spectral music to the 
design of live improvisation systems, the handling of information is 
critical to the role technology plays in music.

The aim of ISMIR 2012 concert programme is two-fold: to encourage the 
use of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) techniques in the creation of 
new music and to explore music that can suggest novel ideas for research 
in the MIR field.

The music programme in the conference will be centred around two curated 
concerts. Professional musicians will be available to perform the pieces.
Submitted musical works will go through a selection process by the 
conference music chairs and music curators.

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The first day of ISMIR 2012 will consist of parallel sessions of 
tutorials, each lasting three hours and concentrating on a single topic. 
The tutorials are intended to provide a stimulating coverage of that 
topic appealing to a general audience.

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As in previous years, ISMIR 2012 will also include a special track for 
demos and late-breaking news, with a later deadline than the main 
paper/poster track. Demos consist of live, hands-on presentations of 
working software which incorporate MIR algorithms or are relevant to MIR 
research. Late-breaking news are quite the opposite: unpolished, 
not-quite-understood-yet puzzles and findings that may barely hold 
together, but are guaranteed to foster debate and discussion. Both are 
things better interacted with than lectured about.

While recent years have seen a majority of submissions in the demo 
category, we will endeavor to reach a better balance of both types of 
submissions this year. In particular, we envision to differentiate the 
presentation format for demos and late-breaking news - the former, in 
the walk-around exhibition style that has been successful at previous 
ISMIRs; the latter, in a more participative, un-conference style. 
Details will be posted at a later date.

Both types of submissions will consist of extended abstracts of 1-2 
pages, which will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind manner by members 
of the programme committee like the submissions for the main paper 
track. In the case of demo submissions, abstracts should describe what 
the typical user scenario will be as well as the technical requirements 
for the presentation. In the case of late-breaking news, abstracts 
should make the case of why the result is inspirational and topical for 
the MIR community.

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Conference Chairs: Fabien Gouyon (INESC Porto) and Carlos Guedes (INESC 
Scientific Chairs: Perfecto Herrera (UPF, Barcelona), Luis Gustavo 
Martins (UCP, Porto), Meinard Mueller (MPI, Saarbrucken)
Music Chair: Carlos Guedes (INESC Porto) and Pedro Rebelo (SARC, Belfast)
Music Curators: Francois Pachet (Sony CSL, Paris), Daniel Teruggi 
(INA-GRM, Paris)
Tutorial Chair: Emilia Gómez  (UPF, Barcelona)
Late-break/Demo Chair: Jean-Julien Aucouturier (LEAD, Dijon)
MIRrors Chair: Perfecto Herrera (UPF, Barcelona)
Local Organisation: U-Mind Lda


Printed proceedings will be provided, at an extra (reasonable) cost, to 
participants who specifically ask for them. (Note the deadline for 
printed proceedings request.)


Tutorials deadline: 12th March 2012
Notification of acceptance for Tutorials: 13th April 2012
Papers/Posters and Music deadline: 13th April 2012
Notification of acceptance for Papers/Posters and Music: 8th June 2012
Early registration starts: 8th June 2012
Deadline for camera-ready papers: 18th June 2012
Author registration deadline: 17th August 2012
Printed proceedings request deadline: 17th August 2012
Late-break/demos deadline: 24th August 2012
Notification of acceptance for Late-break/demos: 7th September 2012
Participant registration deadline: 14th September 2012
Conference Dates: 8th-12th October 2012


Porto is Portugal's second city. The city is located in the estuary of 
the Douro river in northern Portugal. The largest city in the region, 
Porto is considered the economic and cultural heart of the entire 
region. Porto's highlights include the historic centre, declared a World 
Heritage Site by UNESCO, its dramatic modern architecture, and of course 
great food and wine (including the famous Port wine).

The conference will take place in the São Bento da Vitória Monastery, a 
classified National Monument since 1977. (See for more information).

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Cynthia Liem MSc MMus
PhD Student

Multimedia Information Retrieval (D-MIR) Lab
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD, Delft, The Netherlands
Room 11.320

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