AdMIRe: International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research 2009

In Conjunction with the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia 2009

San Diego, California, USA
December 16, 2009

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The International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research (AdMIRe) 2009 will serve 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. The Call for Papers is also available as PDF.


2009-12-21: Photos of talks now available in Program section
2009-11-09: Final Program released
2009-10-01: Masataka Goto is going to give a keynote speech @ AdMIRe
2009-09-08: List of accepted papers can be found in Program section
2009-08-31: Notifications have been sent
2009-08-10: Malcolm Slaney is going to give a keynote speech @ AdMIRe


Music information retrieval (MIR) as a subfield of multimedia information retrieval has been a fast growing field of research during the past decade. In traditional MIR research, 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 Discogs, has been providing 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 MIR 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 and the corresponding services. 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.

[PDF]  Call for Papers  [PDF]

The workshop solicits regular technical papers of up to 6 pages (IEEE double-column format). The proceedings of the workshop will be published together with the main symposium proceedings by IEEE CS press. Workshop papers will be official publications of IEEE which will be included in IEEEXplore and also be printed as part of the conference proceedings. Papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. Papers must be submitted in electronic form as PDF file. All submissions to this workshop will be peer-reviewed by three members of the Program Committee.

In order to ensure maximum fairness and objectiveness in the reviewing process, a double-blind review strategy will be adopted. Thus, authors should conceal their identity as well as possible.

High quality submissions that have not been published, nor are under review elsewhere, addressing one or more of the following topics are welcome.

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
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
Evaluation, Mining of Ground Truth and Data Collections
Music Indexing and Retrieval Techniques
Exploration and Discovery in Large Music Collections
Multimodal Semantic Content Analysis

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: August 2, 2009
Notification of Results: August 30, 2009
Camera Ready Submission: September 25, 2009


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Final Program



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 2009-12-21