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CFP for ISMIR 2014 (27-31 October, Taipei) : International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

[apologies for cross-postings]





Paper submission deadline: May 2, 2014


ISMIR 2014:

The 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

Oct 27-31, 2014

The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan



Important Dates


Tutorial proposal due: March 28, 2014

Notification of tutorial acceptance: May 2, 2014

Paper submission due: May 2, 2014

Notification of paper acceptance: June 27, 2014

LB/Demo: August, 2014




The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world's leading interdisciplinary forum on accessing, analyzing, and organizing digital music of all sorts. The ISMIR conference embraces the complexity and diversity of music by showcasing ideas and applications that enhance the way in which we interact with music. Centered around MIR, the conference aims to foster dialogue across disciplines by bringing together researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students and professionals, providing multifaceted interaction and cross-fertilization that will benefit a wide range of related fields.


Programs and Events


ISMIR 2014 will feature the following programs/events:

- Tutorials and keynote speech

- Oral and poster presentations

- Grand Challenge of MIREX (to celebrate the 10th MIREX)

- Late-breaking/demo session

- Music program

- Music hack day (a satellite event on Oct 25-26)


About Taipei & Taiwan


- CNN: 10 things Taiwan does better than anywhere else

- BuzzFeed Travel: 28 Reasons To Love Taipei

- New York Times: 36 Hours in Taipei, Taiwan

- BuzzFeed Travel: 26 Remarkable Places For Solo Travel

- New York Times: 52 Places to Go in 2014


Topics of Interest


ISMIR 2014 solicits contributions to the fields of music information retrieval, including but not limited to the following topics:


- content-based query and retrieval

- database systems, indexing and query

- fingerprinting and digital right management

- music transcription and annotation

- music signal processing

- symbolic music processing

- music sound source separation

- score following and music synchronization

- optical music recognition

- melody and motives

- rhythm, beat, tempo

- structure segmentation and analysis

- harmony, chords and tonality

- timbre, instrumentation and voice

- performance analysis

- music synthesis and transformation

- computational musicology

- music perception and cognition

- computational ethnomusicology

- emotion, mood, affection

- MIR applications

- genre, style and mood analysis

- similarity metrics

- music summarization

- user interfaces & interaction

- user modeling

- music recommendation

- playlist generation

- text and web mining

- social tags and metadata

- libraries, archives and digital collections

- evaluation and annotation

- aesthetics

- music and gaming


All papers will go through a double-blind selection process with at least three reviewers per submission. 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.




The first day of ISMIR 2014 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 the topic appealing to a general audience.




As in previous years, ISMIR 2014 will 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 or hardware which is relevant to MIR research/technology. On the other hand, late-breaking news is unpolished, intriguing issues or findings that are likely to invoke discussion or debate. Details will be posted at a later date.


Call for Sponsorships


ISMIR 2014 offers sponsorship opportunities at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. Be sure to take this opportunity and become a proud sponsor of the conference, where you can showcase your company's latest products and development to an international crowd of MIR researchers/practitioners, and learn about the state-of-the-art research and technologies in MIR. Benefits of the sponsorships can be found here: http://www.terasoft.com.tw/conf/ismir2014/CallforSponsorship.html


Organizing Team


- General chairs

    JS Roger Jang (National Taiwan University)

    Masataka Goto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))

    Xiao Hu (University of Hong Kong)

- Program chairs

    Hsin-Min Wang (Academia Sinica)

    Yi-Hsuan Yang (Academia Sinica)

    Jin Ha Lee (University of Washington)

- Publicity chair

    Ye Wang (National University of Singapore)

- Tutorial chair

    Li Su (Academia Sinica)

- Music chairs

    Jeff Huang (Kainan University)

    Yi-Wen Liu (National Tsing Hua University)

- Web/publication chair

    Ching-Hua Chuan (University of North Florida)

- Registration chair

    Jia-Ching Wang (National Central University)

- Late breaking and demo chair

    Ju-Chiang Wang (University of California at San Diego)

- Unconference chair

    Eric Humphrey (New York University)

- Finance chair

    Ming-Feng Tsai (National Chengchi University)

- Local arrangement chairs

    Jia-Lien Hsu (Fu Jen Catholic University)

    Wei-Ho Tsai (National Taipei University of Technology)


Contact Info


- Questions about

    Paper submission: ismir2014-papers@xxxxxxxxx

    Music submission: ismir2014-music@xxxxxxxxx

    Tutorials: ismir2014-tutorials@xxxxxxxxx

    Late breaking and demos: ismir2014-latebreak@xxxxxxxxx

    Registrations: ismir2014-registration@xxxxxxxxx

    Sponsorship: ismir2014-sponsorship@xxxxxxxxx

    Finance: ismir2014-finance@xxxxxxxxx

    Website: ismir2014-web@xxxxxxxxx

- Contact

    General chair: ismir2014-generalchair@xxxxxxxxx

    Program chair: ismir2014-programChair@xxxxxxxxx

    Local chair: ismir2014-localchair@xxxxxxxxx

Yi-Hsuan (Eric) Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Fellow
Research Center for IT Innovation, Academia Sinica