Friday, May 4, 2012

CfP: MIRUM '12 - 2nd Int'l Workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies at ACM Multimedia 2012


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 fields)

-- 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

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 Serrà, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
Yi-Hsuan Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ju-Chiang Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Ye Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore