ISMIR 2005
6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval

London, UK        11 - 15 September 2005

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Call For Papers

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The 6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR 2005, will be held at Queen Mary, University of London, from Sunday Sept. 11th to Thursday Sept. 15th, 2005.

The annual ISMIR Conference is the established international forum for those working on accessing digital musical materials. It reflects the tremendous recent growth of music-related data available and the consequent need to search within it in order to retrieve and use music and musical information efficiently and effectively. These concerns are of interest to education, academia, entertainment and industry. ISMIR therefore aims to provide a place for the exchange of news, issues and results, by bringing together researchers and developers, educators and librarians, students and professional users, working in fields that contribute to this multidisciplinary domain, to present original theoretical or practical work. It also serves as a discussion forum, provides introductory and in-depth information in specific domains, and showcases current products.

ISMIR 2005 solicits contributions to the field of music information retrieval (MIR), including, but not limited to, the following domains and topics:

  • Music libraries, archives and digital collections
  • Intellectual property rights and business issues
  • Western and non-western musicology, analysis
  • Composition, forms and structures, notation
  • Knowledge representation
  • Music perception, cognition, affect, and emotion
  • Human-computer interaction and interfaces
  • Databases, languages, protocols
  • Systems, internet software, mobile devices
  • Metadata, classification, recognition and modelling
  • Social and ethical issues

Authors are encouraged to submit contributions in areas they feel belong to MIR, even if they haven't been explicitly mentioned above or dealt with in previous ISMIR conferences.

All contributions must be original, and must not have been previously published, nor be in review for presentation elsewhere. Authors are required explicitly to demonstrate the relevance of their methods to MIR and are strongly encouraged to include aural music examples in their presentations; to facilitate this, we recommend use of copyright-free examples (see, for example, Where appropriate, authors are required to address evaluation of their work in the MIR context.


Submissions, which will be peer-reviewed, may be in the following categories:

  • paper (in ISMIR format: to be presented in the main sessions)
  • poster (in ISMIR format: to be presented in the poster sessions)
  • tutorial proposals
  • panel proposals

Publishers, software houses, etc., in MIR-related areas are invited to contact the programme committee regarding the ISMIR bookstore and/or exhibition space (;

For more information, see: Detailed Call for Submissions


Deadline for submissions of tutorials and panels: 25 April 2005 (Extended deadline).
Deadline for submissions of papers and posters/demos: 25 April 2005 (Extended deadline).
Deadline for exhibitor space: August 18th 2005.

ISMIR 2005 is a joint venture between the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London and the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London

Submission deadlines

25 April 2005
Submissions of tutorials, panels, papers and posters/demos

18 August 2005
Exhibitor space

See also:

Detailed Call for Submissions

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