ISMIR 2005
6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval

London, UK        11 - 15 September 2005

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Camera-Ready Copy | Papers and Posters/Demos | Tutorials | Panels | Exhibits and Bookstore

Camera-Ready Copy

Follow the submission guidelines below as for your original submission, using the LaTeX ISMIR 2005 Template or Word ISMIR 2005 Template as appropriate.

Important: Make sure you follow the instructions on Producing a Reliable PDF Document and make sure you Test Your PDF Document before you submit it.

To submit your camera-ready copy, attach the PDF document to an email, and send to

Papers and Posters/Demos

[Paper/Poster/Demo submission is now closed]

Submission must consist of original contributions (not previously published, and not currently being considered for publication elsewhere). Authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide camera-ready copies of their papers. For each accepted paper or poster/demo, at least one author has to register for the ISMIR 2005 conference.

Accepted papers will be allocated 20 minute presentation time at the ISMIR 2005 conference.

Accepted posters/demos will be presented at a plenary poster/demo session during the ISMIR 2005 conference; the dimensions of the poster should not exceed 85cm (33.5in) wide and no more than 119cm (46.9in) tall (i.e., no larger than A0 portrait or A1 landscape).

IMPORTANT: posters wider than the stated dimensions will not fit on the poster boards and cannot be displayed.
A0 landscape is TOO WIDE.

Poster/demo authors are encouraged to bring laptop computers, or the appropriate equipment, to supplement their presentations. If you would like to present a demo in association with your poster, please inform David Meredith <> as soon as possible, so that we can ensure that there will be sufficient tables, power points, etc. Demo space is strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, see Information for Presenters.

To submit a Paper or Poster/Demo, please follow the following steps:

1. Prepare your paper

Format your paper according to one of the following templates:

The templates include all the information about formatting manuscripts for ISMIR 2005. Please follow the guidelines to give the final proceedings a uniform look. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Management at

Page limits for submitted papers and posters/demos are as follows:

Papers 8 pages
Posters/Demos 4 pages

2. Produce your PDF document

Important: To make sure your submitted paper will print correctly by the ISMIR reviewers, and will appear correctly in the ISMIR 2005 Proceedings, you must use Type 1 (or TrueType) fonts, and all fonts must be embedded and subsetted. To do this, follow these guidelines on

3. Test your PDF document

Make sure your PDF document will print correctly when we receive it. To do this, follow the instructions on

4. Submit your paper

Attach your PDF document to an email, and send to

Paper/Poster/Demo submission deadline: 25 April 2005 (Extended deadline).


[Tutorial submission is now closed]

The first day of the conference (September 11th, 2005) will consist of a parallel session of tutorials each concentrating on a single topic presented either at an introductory level or in depth, lasting 3 hours (plus a break). Proposals for tutorials can be sent via email to

Tutorial Proposals deadline: 25 April 2005 (Extended deadline).


[Panel submission is now closed]

A roster of special panels is planned. These panels are meant to foster discussion on a specific topic of interest to the community, as well as real-world implementations and experience reports. Submissions should consist of a 1-2 page abstract including:

  1. The topic and issues to be discussed.
  2. The intended and expected audience.
  3. Biography of the moderator(s)

The document should be sent as a pdf attachment via email to

Panel Proposals deadline: 25 April 2005 (Extended deadline).

Exhibits and Bookstore

Throughout ISMIR 2005, space will be available for publishers, software houses, booksellers, software merchants, service providers, systems vendors and any other companies interested in exhibiting their products. They are invited to contact the program committee regarding the ISMIR bookstore and/or exhibition space. More information can be found on the Exhibition page.

Exhibition and Bookstore Space request deadline: 18 August 2005.

Submission deadlines

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

25 July 2005
Submission of camera-ready copy

18 August 2005
Exhibitor space

ISMIR 2005 Templates

* LaTeX Template [zip]
* Word Template [zip]

Preparing PDF Documents
* Producing Reliable PDF
* Testing your PDF document
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