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.
The open exchange of ideas and respectful, harassment-free scientific debate are central to ISMIR. In their application, conference organisers must agree in writing with the code-of-conduct detailed on http://confcodeofconduct.com/. They must also agree to publish it on the conference website, and to enforce it throughout the conference.
- ISMIR 2017, 23-27 October 2017, Suzhou (China) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2016, 7-11 August 2016, New York City (USA) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2015, 26-30 October 2015, Malaga (Spain) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2014, 27-31 October 2014, Taipei (Taiwan) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2013, 4-8 November 2013, Curitiba (Brazil) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2012, 8-12 October 2012, Porto (Portugal) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2011, 24-28 October 2011, Miami (Florida) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2010, 9-13 August, 2010, Utrecht (Netherlands) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2009, 26-30 October 2009, Kobe (Japan) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2008, 14-18 September 2008, Philadelphia (USA) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2007, 23-30 September 2007, Vienna (Austria) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2006, 8-12 October 2006, Victoria, BC (Canada) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2005, 11-15 September 2005, London (UK) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2004, 10-15 October 2004, Barcelona (Spain) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2003, 26-30 October 2003, Baltimore, Maryland (USA) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2002, 13-17 October 2002, Paris (France) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2001, 15-17 October 2001, Bloomington, Indiana (USA) [proceedings]
- ISMIR 2000, 23-25 October 2000, Plymouth, Massachusetts (USA) [proceedings]
History of Awards
Historical information about awards has been collected from the community and may contain inaccuracies. If you'd like to suggest a correction or addition, please file an issue or pull request on GitHub.
Best paper: Keunwoo Choi, György Fazekas, Mark Sandler, and Kyunghyun Cho. Transfer Learning for Music Classification and Regression Tasks.
Best student paper: Rachel Bittner, Brian McFee, Justin Salamon, Peter Li, and Juan P. Bello. Deep Salience Representations for F0 Estimation in Polyphonic Music.
Best oral presentation: Sergio Oramas, Oriol Nieto, Francesco Barbieri, and Xavier Serra. Multi-Label Music Genre Classification from Audio, Text and Images Using Deep Features.
Best poster presentation: Andreas Jansson, Eric J. Humphrey, Nicola Montecchio, Rachel Bittner, Aparna Kumar, and Tillman Weyde. Singing Voice Separation with Deep U-Net Convolutional Networks.
Best reviewer: Gabriel Vigliensoni, McGill University.
Best meta-reviewer: Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University.
Outstanding service to the conference award: Blair Kaneshiro, Stanford University; Douglas Turnbull, Ithaca College.
- Best paper: Ryan Groves. Automatic Melodic Reduction Using a Supervised Probabilistic Context-Free Grammar.
- Best student paper: Maria Panteli, Emmanouil Benetos and Simon Dixon. Learning a Feature Space for Similarity in World Music.
- Best oral presentation: Jan Schlüter. Learning to Pinpoint Singing Voice from Weakly Labeled Examples.
- Best poster presentation: Bob L. Sturm. Revisiting Priorities: Improving MIR Evaluation Practices.
- Best reviewer: Francisco Rodríguez-Algarra
- Other: CogMIR Satellite: Bastiaan van der Weij, University of Amsterdam (Best Paper); Andrew Lambert, City University of London (Best Poster)
- Best paper: Andreas Arzt and Gerhard Widmer. Real-time Music Tracking using Multiple Performances as a Reference.
- Best student paper: Colin Raffel and Daniel Ellis. Large-Scale Content-Based Matching of MIDI and Audio Files.
- Best oral presentation: Rachel M. Bittner, Justin Salamon, Slim Essid, and Juan P. Bello Melody Extraction by Contour Classification.
- Best poster presentation: Jonathan Driedger, Thomas Prätzlich, and Meinard Müller Let it Bee – Towards NMF-Inspired Audio Mosaicing.
- Best reviewer: Blair Kaneshiro; Sankalp Gulati
- Best paper: Zhe Xing, Xinxi Wang, and Ye Wang. Enhancing Collaborative Filtering Music Recommendation by Balancing Exploration and Exploitation.
- Best student paper: Joshua Moore, Thorsten Joachims, and Douglas Turnbull. Taste Space Versus the World: an Embedding Analysis of Listening Habits and Geography.
- Best oral presentation: Brian McFee and Dan Ellis Analyzing Song Structure with Spectral Clustering.
- Best poster presentation: Colin Raffel, Brian McFee, Eric J. Humphrey, Justin Salamon, Oriol Nieto, Dawen Liang, and Daniel P. W. Ellis MIR_EVAL: A Transparent Implementation of Common MIR Metrics.
- Best reviewer: Julián Urbano, Maarten Grachten, Tom Collins
- Best paper: Same as Best Student Paper award
Best student paper:
- Srikanth Cherla, Tillman Weyde, Artur Garcez and Marcus Pearce. A Distributed Model For Multiple-Viewpoint Melodic Prediction.
- Vipul Arora and Laxmidhar Behera. Semi-Supervised Polyphonic Source Identification Using PLCA Based Graph Clustering.
- Dawen Liang, Matthew D. Hoffman and Daniel P. W. Ellis Beta Process Sparse Nonnegative Matrix Factorization for Music.
- Best oral presentation: Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Ryota Tomioka, Daichi Mochihashi, and Masataka Goto Beyond NMF: Time-Domain Audio Source Separation without Phase Reconstruction.
- Best poster presentation: Harald Grohganz, Michael Clausen, Nanzhu Jiang, and Meinard Müller Converting Path Structures into Block Structures using Eigenvalue Decompositions of Self-Similarity Matrices.
- Best reviewer: Emmanouil Benetos; Tom Collins; Michael Scott Cuthbert; Maarten Grachten; Olivier Lartillot; Cynthia Liem; Andrew Robertson; Gabriel Sargent; Andy Sarroff; Jan Schlüter; Bob Sturm
- Other: Logo competition: Anna Aljanaki, Utrecht University; Olmo Cornelis, University College Ghent
- Best paper: Arthur Flexer, Dominik Schnitzer, and Jan Schlüter: A MIREX meta-analysis of hubness in audio music similarity.
- Best student paper: Véronique Sébastien, Henri Ralambondrainy, Olivier Sébastien, and Noël Conruyt. Score Analyzer: Automatically Determining Scores Difficulty Level for Instrumental e-Learning.
- Best oral presentation: Jean-Julien Aucouturier and Emmanuel Bigand. Mel Cepstrum & Ann Ova: The Difficult Dialog Between MIR and Music Cognition.
- Best poster presentation: Pablo Sprechmann, Alexander M. Bronstein, and Guillermo Sapiro. Real-time Online Singing Voice Separation from Monaural Recordings Using Robust Low-rank Modeling.
- Best paper: Meinard Müller, Peter Grosche, and Nanzhu Jiang. A Segment-Based Fitness Measure for Capturing Repetitive Structures of Music Recordings.
- Best student paper: Mikael Henaff, Kevin Jarrett, Koray Kavukcuoglu, and Yann LeCun. Unsupervised Learning of Sparse Features for Scalable Audio Classification.
- Best oral presentation: Ryunosuke Daido, Seong-Jun Hahm, Masashi Ito, Shozo Makino and Akinori Ito. A System for Evaluating Singing Enthusiasm for Karaoke.
- Best paper: Ron Weiss and Juan Bello. Identifying Repeated Patterns in Music Using Sparse Convolutive Non-Negative Matrix Factorization.
- Best student paper: Hussein Hirjee and Daniel G. Brown. Solving Misheard Lyric Search Queries Using a Probabilistic Model of Speech Sounds.
- Best paper: Heittola, T., Klapuri, A., and Virtanen, T.. Musical Instrument Recognition in Polyphonic Audio Using Source-Filter Model for Sound Separation.
- Best student paper: Matthew D. Hoffman, David M. Blei, and Perry R. Cook. Easy as CBA: A Simple Probabilistic Model for Tagging Music.
- Best oral presentation: Peter Grosche and Meinard Müller. A mid-level representation for capturing dominant tempo and pulse information in music recordings.
- Best student paper: P.-A. Manzagol, T. Bertin-Mahieux, and D. Eck. On the use of sparse time relative auditory codes for music.
- Best paper: Not awarded
- Best student paper: Not awarded
- Best oral presentation: Not awarded
- Best poster presentation: Not awarded
- Best paper: McKay, C., D. McEnnis, and I. Fujinaga. 2006. "A large publicly accessible prototype audio database for music research.
- Best poster presentation: S. Dixon and G. Widmer. MATCH: A Music Alignment Tool Chest.