ISMIR 2018 : International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

  in Conferences   Posted on February 15, 2018

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 23 Mar 2018
Conference & Submission Link
Conference Dates Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 27, 2018
Conference Address Paris, France
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Google Scholar H5-index: 29
CORE 2017 Rating:
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 126
Category Rankings
Signal Processing 30
Databases & Information Systems 35
Web, Mobile & Multimedia Technologies 24

Conference Call for Papers


The 19th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2018) will be held in Paris, France, from September 23-27, 2018.

The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world’s leading research forum on processing, analyzing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. Music becomes music after being processed by the human mind and each person perceives the music in a different and complex way. Therefore, this conference embraces the complexity and diversity of music by showcasing ideas and applications that aim to enhance the way in which we interact with music.

Music Information Retrieval (MIR) is a truly interdisciplinary area, involving researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students and professionals from the disciplines of musicology, cognitive science, library and information science, computer science, electrical engineering and many others. Therefore, like previous ISMIR editions, ISMIR 2018 will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas, issues, results and perspectives among the different profiles of people working with music and computing in a broad sense. ISMIR 2018 will cover the entire area of MIR, providing ample room for diversity and new developments.

We are accepting submissions for:

Conference Papers
Late-breaking Papers & Demos
Exhibition of Installation using Interactive Machine-Learning for Music

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:
MIR data and fundamentals

music signal processing
symbolic music processing
metadata, tags, linked data, and semantic web
lyrics and other textual data, web mining, and natural language processing

Domain knowledge

representations of music
music acoustics
computational music theory and musicology
cognitive MIR
machine learning/artificial intelligence for music

Methodology and impact

corpus creation
annotation methodology
evaluation methodology
legal issues
ethical issues

Musical features and properties

melody and motives
harmony, chords and tonality
rhythm, beat, tempo
structure, segmentation and form
timbre, instrumentation and voice
musical style and genre
musical affect, emotion and mood
expression and performative aspects of music

Music processing

sound source separation
music transcription and annotation
optical music recognition
alignment, synchronization and score following
music summarization
music synthesis and transformation
automatic classification
indexing and querying
pattern matching and detection
similarity metrics

User-centered MIR

user behavior and modeling
human-computer interaction
user-centered evaluation


digital libraries and archives
music retrieval systems
music recommendation and playlist generation
music and health, well-being and therapy
music training and education
music composition, performance and production
business and marketing

Scientific Program Notes

All papers will go through a double-blind review. Each paper will be assigned at least three reviewers per submission. All accepted papers will be presented at ISMIR 2018. Each paper may have a maximum of six pages of scientific content (including figures and possible references) and one additional page which may only contain references.

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