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C4DM at the ISMIR 2015 conference

Last week saw the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2015), which took place in Malaga, Spain. ISMIR is the leading conference in the field of music informatics, and is currently the top ranking publication in terms of h-index for Music & Musicology (source: Google Scholar).

Queen Mary University of London, and more specifically its Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), had as in previous years a strong presence in the conference, both in terms of numbers and overall impact.

On Tutorials, the following were co-organised by C4DM members:

On Keynotes, Prof. Mark Sandler gave a talk on "Integrating music information sources for music production and consumption".

In the Technical Programme, the following papers were authored/coauthored by C4DM members:

For the MIREX 2015 public evaluation session, the following submissions were made:

In addition, C4DM co-organised the MIREX 2015 task on Music/Speech Classification and Detection (task captains: Tillman Weyde, Aggelos Pikrakis, Emmanouil Benetos, Daniel Wolff, Dan Tidhar)

At the Business Meeting, Dr Simon Dixon as President of ISMIR presented the society's work and activities to the community.

For the Demos & Late-Breaking News session, the following submissions were authored/coauthored by C4DM members:

In the Unconference session, C4DM members co-organised a discussion on Big Data for Musicology (Tillman Weyde, Emmanouil Benetos, Daniel Wolff)

Finally, on the organisational side, the following C4DM members were members of the programme committee: Emmanouil Benetos, Simon Dixon, Sebastian Ewert, George Fazekas, Dorien Herremans, Matthias Mauch; and Bob Sturm chaired the oral session on Music Similarity.

(Author: Emmanouil Benetos - 2nd November 2015)

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