Intelligent Music Systems and Applications

A Special Issue of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

With the advent of music information retrieval (MIR), intelligent technologies have become an essential part of music systems and applications. This is evidenced by today’s omnipresence of digital online music stores and streaming services, which rely on music recommenders, automatic playlist generators, and music browsing interfaces. A large amount of MIR research leading to intelligent music applications deals with the extraction of musical and acoustic information directly from the audio signal using signal processing techniques. Other strategies exploit contextual aspects of music, not present in the signal, for example, community meta-data and trails of user interaction, as found, for instance, on social media platforms. Recently, also user-centric aspects are being considered, such as affect, personality, and user context. Intelligent music systems have also been developed as music creation tools, in which case the modeling of a composer's preferences or of genre/stylistic features are required.

Call for Papers

This special issue addresses all aspects of music information, i.e., music content, context, and user aspects. Highest quality research that has not been published, nor is under review elsewhere, targeting one or more of the following topics in the context of intelligent music systems and applications is welcome:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: September 27, 2015 October 31, 2015
Notification after first review cycle: December 20, 2015 January 10, 2016
Paper revisions deadline:
February 21, 2016
Final notification:
April 24, 2016
Submission of camera-ready paper:
May 22, 2016


Please submit your manuscript through the ACM TIST submission system (select "Special Issue: Intelligent Music Systems and Applications" as the manuscript type). Submissions must adhere to the ACM TIST instructions and guidelines for authors.

Guest Editors

Markus Schedl Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Yi-Hsuan Yang Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Perfecto Herrera
Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

last edited by ms on Dec 20, 2015