AdMIRe 2011: 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research

In conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Barcelona, Spain

Date of the Workshop: July 15, 2011

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The International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research (AdMIRe) serves as a forum for theoretical and practical discussions of cutting edge research in the fields of Web mining for music information extraction, retrieval, and recommendation as well as in mobile applications and services. Research on multimodal extraction, retrieval, and presentation with a focus on the music and audio domain is especially welcome. So are submissions addressing concrete implementations of systems and services by both academic institutions and industrial companies.


2011-08-03: Photos and best paper award updated.
2011-06-28: Details on the keynote published.
2011-05-12: Program updated.
2011-05-04: Early bird registration (for ICME and AdMIRe) ends on May, 23.
2011-04-27: Preliminary program published.
2011-04-26: Workshop date (July 15) fixed, preliminary program published.
2011-02-21: Deadline extension to March 1.
2011-01-07: Submission system opened.
2010-11-15: Important Dates & CfP updated.
2010-09-22: AdMIRe 2011 Web page set up.


Music information research has been a fast growing field of research during the past decade. In traditional content-based MIR, music-related information were extracted from the audio signal using signal processing techniques. These methods, however, cannot capture semantic information that is not encoded in the audio signal, but nonetheless essential to many consumers, e.g., the meaning of the lyrics of a song or the political motivation or background of a singer.

In recent years, the emergence of various Web 2.0 platforms and services dedicated to the music and audio domain, like last.fmMusicBrainz, or echonest, has provided novel and powerful, albeit noisy, sources for high level, semantic information on music artists, albums, songs, and others. The abundance of such information provided by the power of the crowd can therefore contribute to music information research and development considerably. On the other hand, the wealth of newly available, semantically meaningful information offered on Web 2.0 platforms also poses new challenges, e.g., dealing with the huge amount and the noisiness of this kind of data, various user biases, hacking, or the cold start problem.

Another recent trend, not at last addressable to platforms like Apple's iPhone or Google's Android, are intelligent user interfaces to access the large amounts of music usually available on today's mobile music players. Mobile devices that offer high speed Web access allow for even more music to be consumed via Web services. Dealing with these vast amounts of music requires intelligent services on mobile devices that provide, for example, personalized and context-aware music recommendations. The current emergence and confluence of these challenges make this an interesting field for researchers and industry practitioners alike.


Technical Program


 Call for Papers  

The Call for Papers is available as HTML and as PDF.

AdMIRe 2011 solicits regular technical papers of up to 6 pages following the ICME author guidelines. The proceedings of the workshop will be published as part of the IEEE ICME 2011 main conference proceedings and will be indexed by IEEE Xplore. Papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. Moreover, we will seek opportunities to publish extended versions of particularly outstanding papers in a journal related to the field.

All submissions to this workshop will be peer-reviewed by at least three Program Committee members. The review process will be double-blind.

Topics of Interest

Music Information Systems
Multimodal User Interfaces
Context-aware Music Applications
User Modeling and Personalization
Social Networks and Collaborative Tagging in the Music and Audio Domain
Web Mining and Information Extraction in the Music Domain
Combination of Web-based and Signal-based Information Extraction Methods
Mining and Analysis of Music Video Clips
Mining and Analysis of Music-Related Images / Artwork
Music Recommendation
Semantic Web, Linking Open Data and Open Web Services for the Music and Audio Domain
Ontologies, Semantics and Reasoning in the Music and Audio Domain
Similarity Measurement
Evaluation, Mining of Ground Truth and Data Collections
Music Information Retrieval, Services, and Applications for Mobile Devices
Music Indexing and Retrieval Techniques
Exploration and Discovery in Large Music Collections
Multimodal Semantic Content Analysis

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission March 1, 2011
Notification of Results April 10, 2011
Camera Ready Submission April 22, 2011

Workshop Committee

Program Chairs

Publicity Chair

Program Committee


Markus Schedl
Department of Computational Perception
Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz
Altenberger Str. 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria

Tel:  +43 732 2468 1512
Fax: +43 732 2468 1520
E-Mail: markus dot schedl at jku dot at

last edited by ms on 2011-08-03