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2nd International Workshop on Music Information Retrieval with 
User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies (MIRUM)
held in conjunction with the ACM Multimedia 2012 conference
November 2, 2012, Nara, Japan

-- Motivation --

Music is an outstanding example of a content type with many different, 
complimentary representations in multiple modalities. Each of these 
contribute to the way in which music is conveyed and experienced. 
Furthermore, the consumption of music is strongly guided by affective 
and subjective responses, which are personal and context-dependent, 
occur at different conceptual specificity levels, and for which no 
universal, uncompromising ground truth exists. Thus, in order for music 
retrieval systems to yield satisfying results, insight into the 
information needs and demands of the actual users of the systems becomes 
very important.

To allow comprehensive and flexible exploitation of the multifaceted 
aspects of music, both the availability of complementary music-related 
information in multiple modalities and the role of the human user should 
be considered. At the same time, challenges such as the identification 
and optimal combination of useful information from different modalities 
and algorithmic approaches to user-dependent subjective assessments of 
music retrieval results still are largely unsolved. These challenges are 
certainly not unique to music content, but actual and prevalent in the 
broad multimedia community.

The MIRUM workshop, held on November 2, 2012 in conjunction with ACM 
Multimedia 2012 in Nara, Japan, provides a platform at a premier 
multimedia venue for discussing open challenges and presenting 
state-of-the art work on music information retrieval adopting 
user-centered and multimodal strategies. The workshop explicitly aims to 
initiate a cross-disciplinary idea exchange between experts in the 
fields of music and multimedia information retrieval (and other related 

-- Topics of interest --

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Music multimedia content analysis
- Visual and sensory information for music processing
- Multimodal music search, retrieval and recommendation
- Social networks and indexing for music applications
- Music similarity measures at different specificity levels
- Fusion of multimodal music information sources
- Music knowledge representation and reasoning
- Interactive music systems and retrieval
- (Adaptive) user interaction and interfaces
- User (context) models and personalization
- Real-world issues (unstructured and noisy data, scalability, formats, …)
- Evaluation methods and data understanding
- Cross-domain methodology transfer

-- Contributions --

MIRUM welcomes **technical papers** and a limited number of **position 
papers** (both max. 6 pages) with novel, thought-provoking work and 
ideas relating to the workshop topics. In addition, **extended abstracts 
for technical demonstrations** (max. 2 pages) are solicited. Accepted 
contributions will be presented in oral sessions and in a dedicated demo 
session. Position papers should consider visionary ideas based on a 
solid argumentation, and technical demonstrations should consider 
demonstrably working systems. In all cases, there should be clear 
relevance to the workshop focus areas.

All submissions must be formatted according to the ACM Proceedings style 
and contain original work that is not being published or under review 
elsewhere. Each submission will undergo a double-blind reviewing process 
by at least 3 PC members. All accepted papers will be published together 
with the ACM Multimedia 2012 main conference proceedings and will be 
made available through the ACM digital library.

The submission system is open at

-- Important dates --

Workshop paper submission: June 29, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 24, 2012
Camera-ready submission:August 15, 2012
ACM Multimedia 2012: October 29 - November 2, 2012
MIRUM workshop: November 2, 2012

-- Workshop organization --

Cynthia Liem, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Meinard Müller, Bonn University & MPI Informatik, Germany
Steve Tjoa, iZotope, Inc., USA
George Tzanetakis, University of Victoria, Canada

-- Program committee --

Xavier Anguera, Telefónica Research, Spain
Thierry Bertin-Mahieux, Columbia University, USA
Elaine Chew, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Ching-Hua Chuan, University of Northern Florida, USA
Emanuele Coviello, University of California, San Diego, USA
Christian Dittmar, Fraunhofer IDMT, Germany
Slim Essid, Télécom ParisTech, France
Sebastian Ewert, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Takuya Fujishima, Yamaha Corporation, Japan
Rebecca Fiebrink, Princeton University, USA
Masataka Goto, AIST, Japan
Fabien Gouyon, INESC Porto, Portugal
Peter Grosche, Saarland University and MPI Informatik
Perfecto Herrera, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Jason Hockman, McGill University, Canada
Paul Lamere, The Echo Nest, USA
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jin Ha Lee, University of Washington, USA
Mark Levy,, UK
Lie Lu, Dolby Sound Technology Research, China
Eric Nichols, Indiana University, USA
Geoffroy Peeters, IRCAM, France
Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Björn Schuller, TU München, Germany
Joan Serrŕ, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
Yi-Hsuan Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ju-Chiang Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Ye Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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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