Monday, June 1, 2015

Fwd: Call for Papers: "Intelligent Music Systems and Applications" (Special Issue of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology)

We are happy to announce the following call for papers:

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Special Issue on Intelligent Music Systems and Applications

With the advent of music information retrieval (MIR), intelligent
technologies have become an essential part of music systems and
applications. This is evidenced by today's omnipresence of digital
online music stores and streaming services, which rely on music
recommenders, automatic playlist generators, and music browsing
interfaces. A large amount of MIR research leading to intelligent
music applications deals with the extraction of musical and acoustic
information directly from the audio signal using signal processing
techniques. Other strategies exploit contextual aspects of music, not
present in the signal, for example, community meta-data and trails of
user interaction, as found, for instance, on social media platforms.
Recently, also user-centric aspects are being considered, such as
affect, personality, and user context. Intelligent music systems have
also been developed as music creation tools, in which case the
modeling of a composer's preferences or of genre/stylistic features
are required.

Topics of interest
This special issue addresses all aspects of music information, i.e.,
music content, context, and user aspects. Highest quality research
that has not been published, nor is under review elsewhere, targeting
one or more of the following topics in the context of intelligent
music systems and applications is welcome:
• Music Information Systems
• Music Recommendation and Playlist Generation
• Intelligent Music and Audio Browsing Interfaces
• Games Based on Intelligent Music Analysis
• Automatic Accompaniment or Real-time Tracking of Performances
• Music Synthesis
• Automatic Composition
• Automatic Lyrics Generation
• MIR in the Music Production Domain
• Semantic Content Analysis, Knowledge Extraction, and Music Indexing
• Collaborative Tags, Social Media Mining, Network Analysis
• User Modeling and Personalized Music Systems
• Personality, Emotion, and Affect
• Hybrid Systems using Content and Context
• Multimedia Approaches to MIR and Cross-media Recommendation
• Large-Scale Music Retrieval
• Evaluation, Mining of Ground Truth, and Data Collections

Paper Submission Deadline September 27, 2015
Notification after First Review Cycle December 20, 2015
Paper Revisions Deadline February 21, 2016
Final Notification April 24, 2016
Submission of Camera Ready Paper May 22, 2016

Manuscript submission
Please submit your manuscript through the ACM TIST submission system
at (select "Special Issue:
Intelligent Music Systems and Applications" as the manuscript type).
Submissions must adhere to the ACM TIST instructions and guidelines
for authors available at

Guest editors
Markus Schedl Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Yi-Hsuan Yang Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Perfecto Herrera Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Escola Superior de
Musica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

If you have any further questions, please contact us via e-mail:
Markus Schedl (, Yi-Hsuan Yang
(, and Perfecto Herrera

Dr. Markus Schedl
Associate Professor
Department of Computational Perception
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Strasse 69
A-4040 Linz, Austria

Computer Science Building (SCP3)
Room 442 (4th Floor)

Tel: +43 732 2468 4716
Fax: +43 732 2468 4705