The first day of ISMIR 2017 (October 23) will consist of parallel sessions of tutorials, each lasting three hours and concentrating on a single topic. The tutorials are presented either at an introductory level or in depth and are intended to provide an informative and stimulating coverage of current topics in MIR and beyond.

Tutorial proposals should consist of a 1–4 page abstract including the following:

  • Title
  • Outline of the tutorial content
  • Intended and expected audience
  • Short biography of the presenter(s)
  • Any special requirements
  • Contact information

The proposals should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to by March 24, 2017.

Acceptance/rejection decisions will be made by the ISMIR 2017 Tutorial Chairs and Scientific Chairs and will be notified by April 28, 2017. The decision will depend on the following criteria:

  • relevance (i.e. of interest to the whole community or only a segment thereof)
  • suitability to a generally knowledgeable student in MIR rather than specialists
  • quality
  • comprehensiveness / coverage
  • originality of topics with respect to previous ISMIR tutorials
  • novelty of authors with respect to previous ISMIR tutorials
  • expertise of authors
  • foster complementarity of tutorials and variety of speakers
  • foster open source and free software tools/data, reproducible research