Each year, the ISMIR conference is held in a different corner of the world to motivate the presentation and exchange of ideas and innovations related to the intentionally broad topic of music information. Historically, the call for papers (CFP) is announced in the beginning of the year (February-May) via the community mailing list, and conferences are held several months later (August-November).

With the exception of the scientific proceedings, the format of the conference varies slightly from year to year; the local organizers are encouraged to leave their unique mark on the conference, and the greater society is continually experimenting and improving upon the event.

Past Conferences