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ISMIR 2002
3rd International Conference on
Music Information Retrieval

IRCAM – Centre Pompidou
Paris, France
October 13-17, 2002


General information

·         Contributions are solicited in the domains listed in the Research topic section.

·         The language of the conference is English.

·         Submissions should be formatted according to the provided template:
MS Word:
There are freely available PS-to-PDF converters on the Web (e.g.,

·         Submissions should be sent electronically in Word, PostScript or PDF (PDF is preferred) to the appropriate email address before the specified deadline (see below).

·         All other uses of these email addresses are strictly forbidden.

·         All submissions will be peer-reviewed.


Authors are invited to submit papers, which they will present in 30-minute sessions (20 minutes for presentation, 10 for Q&A).

·         Papers should not exceed 3000 - 5000 words (approximately 10 pages).

·         Papers should include 150-200 words abstract.

·         Submission must consist of original contributions (not previously published, and not currently being considered for publication elsewhere).

·         Submissions must be received by May 6, 2002.

·         To submit, send your paper via email (

In the event there are more excellent papers than can fit into the conference program, we may request some paper submissions become poster sessions

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions will consist of printed posters - exact sizes to be announced - available throughout the conference in a nearby space.

·         Submission should consist of an extended abstract 750 –1,000 words (2 pages maximum, including references, to be included in conference proceedings)

·         Internet connection will be provided on demand for each poster session

·         You are encouraged to bring a laptop computer

·         Submissions must be received by May 6, 2002

·         To submit, send your poster proposal via email (


The first afternoon of the conference (10/13/2002) will consist of tutorials covering a single topic in detail, lasting 3 hours (plus a break).

·         Submissions should consist of a 3-5 page abstract including:

1.       Biography of the presenter(s)

2.       The objectives

3.       An outline

4.       Course material

·         Submissions should specify the intended audience and its expected level.

·         Submissions must be received by February 18, 2002.

·         To submit, send your tutorial proposal via email (


The last morning of the conference (10/17/2002) will consist of panels meant to foster discussion on a specific topic of interest to the community, as well as real-world implementations and experience reports.

·         Submissions should consist of a 1-2 page abstract including:

1.       Biography of the moderator.

2.       The topic and issues to be discussed.

3.       The intended and expected audience.

·         Submissions must be received by February 18, 2002.

·         To submit, send your panel proposal via email (


Throughout ISMIR 2002, space will be available for publishers, booksellers, software and systems sellers and other companies interested in exhibiting their products.

·         Deadline for full applications is September 30, 2002.

·         Interested exhibitors should request information and/or apply via email ( .


The ISMIR 2002 Web pages will be regularly updated
to include program content and schedule