[Elsnet-list] ISMIR 2013 - CfP

Carlos Silla carlos.sillajr at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 06:24:59 CEST 2013

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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

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
*         a late-break/demo session
*         a music programme.

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.

More details on http://ismir2013.ismir.net/ismir2013/submissions.html

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.

More details on http://ismir2013.ismir.net/ismir2013/submissions.html

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.

More details on http://ismir2013.ismir.net/ismir2013/submissions.html

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.)

Tutorial Proposal Deadline: 8 April 2013
Tutorial Notification: 10 May 2013
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.

-----STAY UP-TO-DATE-----

Best Wishes,

Carlos N. Silla Jr., Ph.D.
Federal University of Technology of Parana
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/carlossillajr/
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