13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
As in previous years, ISMIR 2012 will also include a special track for demos and late-breaking news, with a later deadline than the main paper/poster track. Demos consist of live, hands-on presentations of working software which incorporate MIR algorithms or are relevant to MIR research. Late-breaking news are quite the opposite: unpolished, not-quite-understood-yet puzzles and findings that may barely hold together, but are guaranteed to foster debate and discussion. Both are things better interacted with than lectured about.
While recent years have seen a majority of submissions in the demo category, we will endeavor to reach a better balance of both types of submission this year. In particular, we envision to differentiate the presentation format for demos and late-breaking news - the former, in the walk-around exhibition style that has been successful at previous ISMIRs; the latter, in a more participative, un-conference style. Details will be posted at a later date.
Both types of submissions will consist of extended abstracts of 1-2 pages, which will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind manner by members of the programme committee like the submissions for the main paper track. In the case of demo submissions, abstracts should describe what the typical user scenario will be as well as the technical requirements for the presentation. In the case of late-breaking news, abstracts should make the case of why the result is inspirational and topical for the MIR community.
This call is now closed. You can find more information here.
8th–12th October 2012