welcome to ismir 2010
The Eleventh International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2010) will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands, from August 9th to 13th, 2010.
Since its inception in 2000, ISMIR has been the world’s leading forum for research on the modelling, creation, searching, processing and use of musical data. As the term Music Information Retrieval (MIR) indicates, this research is motivated by the desire to provide music lovers, music professionals and music industry with robust, effective and usable methods and tools to help them locate, retrieve and experience the music they wish to have access to. MIR is a truly interdisciplinary area, involving researchers from the disciplines of musicology, cognitive science, library and information science, computer science and many others.
Just like previous ISMIRs, ISMIR 2010 will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas, issues, results and perspectives. It will bring together researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students, and professional users. They will be able to present and discuss their ideas in various formats, such as plenary and poster presentations, demonstrations, discusions and tutorials. ISMIR 2010 will cover the entire area of MIR, providing ample room for diversity and new developments.
It is increasingly realised in the MIR community that music only becomes music by its processing by the human mind, and that studying the human processing of music is a key issue in innovative MIR research. Therefore, MIR research and applications that model musical cognition and preception, that contribute to the human understanding and experience of music, or that make creative use of MIR research will receive particular attention during ISMIR 2010.
In the week before the conference, the Utrecht Summer School on Music Information Retrieval will be organised (August 2nd-6th). It is co-organized with the Institute of Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM) of Ghent University, Belgium.