The 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference will take place in Suzhou, ChinaOctober 23-28, 2017. It is organized by National University of Singapore and NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute.

Music-Information Retrieval (Music-IR) is a highly interdisciplinary field, incorporating elements from the disciplines of signal processing, machine learning, psychology, musicology, electrical engineering, computer science, and many more. This conference aims to cover the entire area of Music-IR, allowing for researchers, developers, educators, and other professionals to exchange ideas, share results, and gain new perspectives from each other. This in turn will provide sufficient room to foster collaborations and encourage new developments in the field.

For its technical content, ISMIR 2017 will include presentations of research papers, both orally and as posters, and will also feature in-depth tutorials and invited talks on topics of interest to the field. All submitted papers will be subject to rigorous peer-review in order to ensure that those ultimately presented are of the highest-quality and truly speak to the state-of-the-art in the field. Papers will be graded based on novelty, scientific quality, relevance, importance, and readability/organization. Furthermore, ISMIR 2017 will include a section for late-breaking demos (LBDs) to allow for interesting yet nascent ideas to be explored and discussed, as well as an informal brainstorming or discussion ‘unconference’ which will allow for and encourage future collaborations.

Finally, ISMIR 2017 will provide a musical program as well. This program will include a wide diversity of music, from western classical standards to traditional music of the Suzhou area, and will also focus on music incorporating aspects of Music-Information Retrieval. In this way we hope to encourage the use of such techniques in the creation of new music, as well as to explore music which can lead to novel research ideas in the field.


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