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Call for papers: ISMIR 2011 in Miami, Florida, October 24-28, 2011
Please join us in Miami for ISMIR 2011 on Miami Beach!
Call for Participation
Music, Anytime, Anywhere
The 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval
Conference will take place in Miami, Florida (USA) October 24-28,
2011. ISMIR 2011 celebrates the ubiquity of music, as well as the
diversity of research - both basic and applied - that seeks to enhance the
ways in which we interact with the music around us. ISMIR is a unique
place for discussing ideas, results, and issues with the
representatives of academia, industry, entertainment, and education,
including researchers and developers, educators and librarians, and
students and professional users.
Like previous conferences, ISMIR 2011 will feature both introductory
and in-depth tutorials, as well as presentations of research papers,
demonstrations, and several concerts. To foster the high quality and
openness of ISMIR, all regular papers will be selected through a
double-blind review process, including a rebuttal phase. New this
year, ISMIR 2011 is soliciting submissions of music compositions that
rely on tools and research germane to the MIR community. Accepted
works will be presented at a special concert during the conference.
We encourage submissions of novel and previously unpublished
contributions in areas including, but not limited to, the following:
-content-based querying and retrieval
-database systems, indexing, and query
-fingerprinting and digital rights management
-music transcription and annotation
-music signal processing
-score following and audio alignment
-optical music recognition
-melody and motives
-rhythm, beat, tempo, and form
-harmony, chords, and tonality
-timbre, instrumentation and voice
-modification and transformation of music data
-music perception and cognition
-emotion and aesthetics applications of MIR to the performing arts and
-genre, style, and mood analysis
-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 non-Western music
In addition to research papers, we also solicit music submissions,
late-breaking/demo submissions, tutorial proposals, and exhibits.
More details on each category are provided below.
Submission of tutorial proposals
Submission of papers
Submission of music
Notification of paper/music acceptance
Camera-ready paper submission
Submission of abstracts for late-breaking/demo sessions
All papers will be peer-reviewed according to their novelty, technical
content, presentation, and contribution to the overall balance of
topics and disciplines represented at ISMIR 2011. Paper submissions
should satisfy the following conditions:
Formatting must comply to the guidelines and templates that will be
available at ismir2011.ismir.net. Submitted papers must be no more
than 6 pages long.
Submission must consist of original contributions (not previously
published and not currently being considered for publication elsewhere).
There is no limitation on the number of submissions per author.
Accepted papers will be designated either as poster-only
presentations, or as oral talks without poster presentations. The
rebuttal phase will take place during June 24th-July 1st. For each
accepted paper, at least one author must register for the ISMIR 2011
conference prior to the submission of the camera-ready version.
Uniform Paper Status
Note that although authors can indicate preference for oral or poster
presentation upon submission, final scheduling to an oral or poster
session remains at the discretion of the organizing committee. The
presentation format has no relation to the reviewer judgment of paper
quality and will be determined after the acceptance judgement.
Three awards will be given as part of ISMIR 2011: the best paper
award, the best student paper award, and the best presentation award.
The presentation award will have two subcategories, oral and poster,
which will be selected by votes collected during the conference.
We are pleased to offer a special category of submissions this year to
ISMIR involving music compositions that rely on tools and research
germane to the MIR community. We encourage submissions of new music
made possible through techniques from the music information retrieval
community and/or sonification of large data sets.
Music submissions are treated like paper submissions and should be
entered using the link provided at ismir2011.ismir.net. Note that all
submissions are blind in nature; please remove all identifying
information from audio files, scores, and abstracts. Please select the
"Music" category when submitting for programming consideration during
these special concerts. Music submissions should include a maximum two-
page description of the work submitted, including a 150-200 word
abstract as well as a PDF file containing the score (if applicable).
Links to online audio excerpts or other multimedia material and
detailing any special requirements for the presentation should be
specified on the web submission form. Acceptance is based on the
recommendation of the music selection committee, the work?s relevance
to MIR, availability of performers (if applicable), and production
quality (if applicable). If your submitted work involves live
performer(s), please indicate your ability to provide them for
performance at the concert.
The first day of the conference (October 24) will consist of parallel
sessions of half-day tutorials each concentrating on a single topic
and lasting about 3 hours, including a break. The tutorials are
presented either at an introductory level or in depth and are intended
to provide an informative and stimulating coverage of current topics
in MIR and beyond. Tutorial proposals should consist of a 1-4 page
abstract including the following:
-Outline of the tutorial content
-Intended and expected audience
-Short biography of the presenter(s)
-Any special requirements
The proposals should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to
ismir2011-tutorials@.ismir.net by March 31, 2011.
Acceptance/rejection decisions will be made by the ISMIR 2011
Conference Committee and will be notified by April 30. The decision
will depend on criteria including relevance, suitability, originality,
and expertise of the presenter(s).
Late-Breaking and Demo Submissions
A special session during ISMIR 2011 will be dedicated to the
presentation of late-breaking research results and demonstration of
applications that are of interest to the MIR community. These late-
breaking / demo submissions will not be reviewed and will not have an
associated paper in the conference proceedings. Submissions should be
e-mailed by August 31 to ismir2011-demos@xxxxxxxxx as a pdf file
containing the title, author name(s) and affiliation(s), and a 200-300
word abstract outlining the work to be presented. Abstracts will be
published online. Should there be more submissions than allowed by the
available presentation space, presentations that contribute to a
balanced session will be given priority.
Exhibits and Bookstore
Throughout ISMIR 2011, space will be available for publishers,
software companies, booksellers, service providers, system vendors,
and any other businesses interested in exhibiting their MIR-related
products. Please contact ismir2011-exhibits@xxxxxxxxx by August 31 for
We look forward to seeing you in Miami!
Mitsunori Ogihara (University of Miami)
Anssi Klapuri (Queen Mary University of London)
Colby Leider (University of Miami)
The 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval