Saturday, May 4, 2013


ISMIR 2013 Call for Participation
14th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
4th - 8th of November 2013
Curitiba, Brazil (organized by PUCPR)
The annual Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world's leading research forum on processing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data.The revolution in music distribution and storage brought about by digital technology has fueled tremendous research activities and interests in academia as well as in industry. The ISMIR Conference reflects this rapid development by providing a meeting place for the discussion of MIR-related research, developments, methods, tools and experimental results. Its main goal is to foster multidisciplinary exchange by bringing together researchers and developers, educators and librarians, as well as students and professional users.
ISMIR 2013 will feature:
*         introductory and in-depth tutorials
*         oral and poster presentations of research papers
*         invited talks reflecting the true interdisciplinary nature of MIR research
*         a late-break/demo session
*         a music programme.

Important Notice:
There will be *no extension* to the paper submission deadline (10th May). However authors of registered papers on 10th May will be allowed to upload new versions of their papers (in pdf format) until 17th May. No other changes will be possible (i.e. authors will *not* be able to change title, abstract, authors, keywords, or other metadata). No submission of new papers will be possible after 10th May.

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
*       sound source separation in music signals
*       score following, audio alignment and music synchronization
*       optical music recognition
*       melody and motives
*       rhythm, beat, tempo and form
*       harmony, chords and tonality
*       timbre, instrumentation and voice
*       performance analysis
*       modification and transformation of music data
*       computational musicology
*       music perception and cognition
*       emotion and aesthetics
*       applications of MIR to the performing arts and multimedia
*       automatic classification
*       genre, style and mood analysis
*       similarity metrics
*       music summarization
*       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 traditional/folk/ethnic music
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. Paper submissions must be no more than 6 pages long when formatted with the conference template, and in PDF. 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.
As in previous years, ISMIR 2013 will also 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 which incorporate MIR algorithms or are relevant to MIR research. Late-breaking news is quite the opposite: unpolished, not-quite-understood-yet puzzles and findings that may barely hold together, but are guaranteed to foster debate and discussion. Both are things better interacted with than lectured about. While recent years have seen a majority of submissions in the demo category, we will endeavor to reach a better balance of both types of submissions this year. In particular, we envision to differentiate the presentation format for demos and late-breaking news - the former, in the walk-around exhibition style that has been successful at previous ISMIRs; the latter, in a more participative, un-conference style. Details will be posted at a later date.
Both types of submissions will consist of extended abstracts of 1-2 pages, which will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind manner by members of the programme committee like the submissions for the main paper track. In the case of demo submissions, abstracts should describe what the typical user scenario will be as well as the technical requirements for the presentation. In the case of late-breaking news, abstracts should make the case of why the result is inspirational and topical for the MIR community.
Conference Chairs
Alessandro L. Koerich (PUCPR – Brazil)
George Tzanetakis (U Victoria – Canada)
Program Chairs
Alceu S. Britto Jr. (PUCPR – Brazil)
Fabien Gouyon (INESC TEC– Portugal)
Simon Dixon (QMUL – UK)
Music Chair
Jônatas Manzolli (UNICAMP – Brazil)
Financial and Local Arrangments Chair
Luiz S. Oliveira (UFPR – Brazil)
Tutorial Chair
Carlos N. Silla Jr. (UTFPR – Brazil)
Printed proceedings will be provided, at an extra (reasonable) cost, to participants who specifically ask for them. (Note the deadline for printed proceedings request.)
Paper Submission Deadline: 10 May 2013
Notification of Acceptance for Papers:  5 July 2013
Early registration starts: 1 July 2013
Deadline for camera-ready papers: 25 July 2013
Author registration deadline: 13 September 2013
Printed proceedings request deadline: 20 September 2013
Participant registration deadline: 19 August 2013
Conference Dates: 4-8 November 2013
Curitiba is the largest and one of the most important cities of Southern Brazil, being a cultural, political and economic center. Its population is approximately 1,8 million and its metropolitan area comprises 26 municipalities with a total population of over 3,2 million. The city is on a plateau 932 m (3107 ft) above the sea level. People from Curitiba are known as Curitibanos.
One theory about the name "Curitiba" comes from the Tupi words kurí tyba, "much pine," due to the large number of Brazilian Pine Trees? (Araucaria angustifolia), in the region prior to its foundation. Today, Curitiba is considered one of the best examples of urban planning world-wide.
The conference will take place in the Bourbon Curitiba Convention Hotel. The hotel is located in the downtown area with easy access to major sights and it is just 22km from the Afonso Pena airport. It is the most traditional hotel in Curitiba. It has been awarded 14 consecutive times as the Top of Mind and has at its restaurant the Best Feijoada of Curitiba according to some national magazines such as Veja, and Gula.
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Dr Evangelos Himonides
Institute of Education
University of London