Call for Participation

Call for Papers

ISMIR 2013 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
  • symbolic music processing
  • sound source separation in music signals
  • score following, audio alignment 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
  • modification and transformation of music data
  • computational musicology
  • music perception and cognition
  • computational ethnomusicology
  • emotion, mood, affection
  • applications of MIR to the performing arts and multimedia
  • automatic classification
  • genre, style and mood analysis
  • similarity metrics
  • music summarization
  • user interfaces, interaction
  • user models
  • music recommendation
  • playlist generation
  • text and web mining
  • knowledge representation, social tags and metadata
  • libraries, archives and digital collections
  • evaluation and annotation
  • methodology
  • aesthetics
  • philosophical issues
  • social, legal, ethical and business issues

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.

See Submissions for more details on paper submission and selection.


Call for Tutorials

The first day of ISMIR 2013 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.

See Submissions for more details on tutorial submission and selection.


Call for Late-Breaking News & Demos

As in previous years, ISMIR 2013 will also include a special track for demos and late-breaking news, on the last day of the conference. We will attempt to have the same format of the ISMIR 2012, that is, the conference track for demos and late-breaking results will be held in an “unconference” style: the program is built here beforehand with the help of participants, and the sessions are designed to foster interactions discussions rather than a more traditional lecture approach.

Everybody is welcome to contribute. There is no deadline, we will welcome ideas that emerge even during the conference.

There is a dedicated wiki for participating in this session at ISMIR 2013 Late-Break/Demos wikipage


Call for Music

ISMIR 2013 will include a music program centered on selected and invited concerts.

ISMIR 2013 invites submissions of musical composition for evaluation and possible inclusion in the concert program. We 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.

The music program in the conference will be centered around two or three concerts that will take place on November 3 and November 5.

General Guidelines

Considering that ISMIR 2013 will be held in Brazil we encourage proposals that transit in the intersection of musical information analysis, environmental sounds and music produced with rhythmic complexity and interaction between audiovisual and movement. To assist the extraction of rhythmic and music stylistic information, the organizers encourage the use of the Latin Music dataset for feature extraction. The works may use features extracted from this dataset as a way of structuring the composition on sonic diversity. Length of the works parts from 5 to 10 minutes.


Performance Guidelines

Composer should bring basic computational support for performing selected works (such as CD, DVD, Laptops and required software), musical instrument and interpret for works with live interaction. We encourage performers among musicians or other artists such as dancers, actors, etc.

ISMIR 2013 will provide a diffusion system as follows:

  • 08 audio channels audio with amplified speakers
  • 01 mixing console
  • 02 video projectors
  • 01 audio board for connecting laptops via fire wire
  • 02 condenser microphones
  • 04 cardioids microphones

See Submissions for more details on music submission and selection.