AdMIRe 2012: 4th International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research: "The Web of Music"
in conjunction with the 21st International World Wide Web Conference

Location: Lyon, France
Date: 17th April 2012

supported by the EU-FP7 project Music Information ReSearch (MIReS)

Location & Time: Salon P. Tête d'Or 1 (9:00 - 17:35)

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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 on Web technologies for music information research. Topics covered include Web mining for music information extraction, retrieval, and recommendation as well as mobile applications and services that make use of Web 2.0 technology. Submissions addressing concrete implementations of systems and services by both academic institutions and industrial companies are also welcome.


2012-05-02: Photos of presentations online
2012-04-16: Slight modifications of workshop program. We will start at 9 am! Proceedings available
2012-03-09: Second keynote will be given by Xavier Serra; workshop program available
2012-01-11: Deadlines extended
2012-01-10: Keynote will be given by Francesco Ricci
2011-12-22: Extended versions of outstanding papers will be published in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval
2011-10-05: Website relaunched


Music information research has been a fast growing field of research during the past decade. In traditional 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. The recent launches of Google Music,’s Cloud Player and Apple’s iCloud with iTunes Match show the huge commercial interest behind music distribution and consumption. Given the fact that music is an omnipresent topic on the Web, techniques to mine the Web of Music are vital for music information research and related applications.

In recent years, the emergence of various Web 2.0 platforms and services dedicated or related to the music and audio domain, like, YouTube, MusicBrainz, Pandora, or echonest, 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 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 are innovative user interfaces to access the large amounts of music available on smart mobile devices that are always connected to the Web. Dealing with the vast amounts of music requires new interaction paradigms and intelligent services 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 2012 solicits regular technical papers of up to 10 pages following the ACM author guidelines as well as short papers of up to 5 pages. Paper submissions must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal, regardless of the paper type (regular or short). We will invite authors of particularly outstanding submissions to publish extended versions in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval.

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
User Modeling, Personalization, Music Recommendation
Context-aware and Mobile Music Information Retrieval
Music in the Cloud
Web Mining and Information Extraction
Collaborative Tags, Social Media Mining, (Social) Network Analysis
Semantic Content Analysis and Music Indexing
Hybrid Approaches using Context and Content
Large-Scale Music Similarity Measurement, Scalability Issues and Solutions
Evaluation, Mining of Ground Truth and Data Collections
Semantic Web, Linked Data, Ontologies, Semantics and Reasoning
Mining and Analysis of Music Video Clips, Music-Related Images and Artwork

Important Dates

Abstract Submisson
Full Paper Submission 2012-01-29
Notification of Results 2012-02-29
Camera Ready Submission 2012-03-09

Workshop Committee

Organizers and Program Chairs

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Submissions will be managed by EasyChair. Please create a user account if you have not already done so, login and follow the instructions to submit a new paper.


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 2012-05-02