This page provides information for authors for submitting papers to ISMIR 2010.

Where to Submit

Please use the ISMIR 2010 online submission system for submitting your paper for review. For submitting tutorials and STAR papers please use the following email addresses: ismir2010-tutorials [at] ismir [dot] net and ismir2010-stars [at] ismir [dot] net.

Paper Guidelines and Templates

Papers must be no longer than 6 pages. STAR papers have a maximum length of 12 pages. Otherwise, there are no submission categories of papers. All accepted regular papers can be presented as a poster. From the accepted papers, a selection will be chosen for oral presentation as well.

Please submit your paper in PDF format according to one of the following templates:

The templates also include all the information about formatting manuscripts for ISMIR 2010. For preparing your paper, LaTeX is strongly recommended to give the final proceedings a uniform look.

Double Blind Review Policy

To promote fair and objective assessment of each paper, double-blind review will be adopted.  Authors should omit their identifiers in the submission as much as possible. Please omit authors’ names from title page (or list as “name(s) omitted for submission”), and avoid revealing their identities through citation. For example, the references to previous work by the third person would be preferable: “we extend Smith’s (2007) earlier work” rather than “we extend our earlier work.” Citations to author’s own work that are not fundamental to understanding the paper should be excluded. These citations can be added in the camera-ready copy.

[This is NOT possible in OCS, right?] In the online submission system, reviewers will not be able to see the identity of the authors of each paper. Thus, when submitting, authors will be asked to identify all conflicts of interest that exist between any of the authors and any of the committee members (or other reviewers).

We encourage authors to anonymize their submissions in order to follow a double-blind review process. We, however, realize that in certain circumstances this might not be possible due to factors such as reporting results on well known established systems or providing web links to multimedia material such as sounds and videos. In such cases where the reviewing of the paper might be hindered by the double-review policy, authors can decide to reveal their identities.

When submitting, you will be asked if you wish to serve as a reviewer. We strongly recommend to agree to do so, as the success of this and future ISMIRs is strongly dependent on the willingness of the research community to provide a fair and critical judgement on the work of their peers.

Other information

Important Dates

  • Extended deadline for submission of papers: 24 March, 2010
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 12 May, 2010
  • Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers: 2 June, 2010


ISMIR 2010 photos

9 September 2010

Sebastian Stober shot some beautiful photos of the Utrecht and all the ISMIR 2010 events. The photos can be found here.

PDF of complete proceedings

17 August 2010

We added a PDF of the complete proceedings. You can find all the papers, the late-breaking /  demo abstracts and the complete proceedings at the program page.