Parts of ISMIR open to the public!

Much of the work that will be presented at ISMIR originated from publicly funded research.

As ISMIR organizers, we therefore feel it is our duty to share our knowledge with the public as much as we can.

To this end, we are happy to offer the following free participation opportunities to the general public:

  • our three evening keynotes by Henkjan Honing, Georgina Born and Jeremy Pickens will be open to the public. All these keynotes will take place at the Auditorium of the TU Delft Aula Congress Center, Mekelweg 5, Delft.
    • The talk by Henkjan Honing takes place on Tuesday, November 5, from 17:30-18:30 h. Doors will open to the public at 17:00 h.
    • The talk by Georgina Born takes place on Wednesday, November 6, from 18:00-19:00 h. Doors will open to the public at 17:30 h.
    • The talk by Jeremy Pickens takes place on Thursday, November 7, from 18:00-19:00 h. Doors will open to the public at 17:00 h; at 17:30 h, there first will be a plenary Musical Intermezzo celebrating ISMIR's 20th anniversary in the Auditorium.
  • we have produced an outreach event, the Youth Music Challenge (link in Dutch), in which local middle and high school students were encouraged to propose 'the music service of the future'. On Tuesday, November 5 between 19:30-21:30 h, the students will present their works (in English) to the interested audience at the OPEN library, Vesteplein 100, Delft. Following these presentations, we will open a public exhibit at the OPEN library, that will showcase the students' ideas to the general public throughout the rest of the week.
  • on Friday, November 8 from 17:00-20:00 h, we will organize a Meetup with Industry, in which several of our industry sponsors will showcase their latest technologies (with particular focus on Music & AI) to the interested audience. This networking event will take place at Lijm & Cultuur, Rotterdamseweg 272, Delft. Access is free of charge, but please register, such that we can prepare for the catering!


As for the further scientific program of ISMIR:

  • The ISMIR Society releases all accepted peer-reviewed articles to its annual conferences under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This means that everyone can access all papers accepted to ISMIR 2019 (as well as those from past conferences) for free!
  • Each accepted regular ISMIR paper is accompanied by a research poster. During the conference, all these research posters will be exhibited during all times in the Vide and Commissiekamer 3 of the Aula Congress Center. As soon as our doors will be opened to the public for the November 5, 6 and 7 keynotes, feel free to take a look at these posters on your way to or from the Aula.
  • We will be recording all research talks at the conference through TU Delft's Collegerama service. Right after the conference, these talks will be made available online here.

Arranging for your ISMIR 2019 attendance

The ISMIR 2019 paper selection has been made. First of all, we congratulate all authors who got their papers accepted. Secondly, we would like to encourage those who did not get their papers accepted to consider participating in ISMIR 2019 in other ways.

With the paper notification, we have conducted a major update to the website, adding a lot of practical information that will assist you in arranging and planning for your ISMIR 2019 attendance.

To highlight a few important parts of this:

Our registration form will be released no later than the first week of July. In the meantime, registration rates, timelines and registration rules are available here. To facilitate broad participation, note that we pushed down student registration rates considerably in comparison to past years, and that we also will have a long early registration interval, such that people can plan and budget while also being able to have a Summer break. If you need a visa to travel to The Netherlands, you are required to arrange this by yourself; if you need an invitation letter, you will be able to indicate this in the registration form.

Financial support
If you need financial support, the various grants that will be offered for ISMIR 2019 are listed here. As a student author, you can apply right away (and no later than June 28) for the Student Author Grant. Application forms for the WiMIR and Community Grants will follow no later than mid-June.

Alternative means of participation
Beyond presenting full papers in the scientific program, there are various other ways to actively participate:

Variations on ISMIR
Please note we also still accept proposals for the Variations on ISMIR. Please submit your musical concept no later than June 14 to the Music chairs!

Crowdsourcing 'ISMIR for Dummies'

One of the ambitions for ISMIR 2019 is making newcomers to the community feel welcomed. For this, we intend to crowdsource an 'ISMIR for Dummies' manual to which you can contribute!

What should a newcomer to ISMIR know beforehand, in order to fully appreciate the conference's scientific program?

If you are familiar with ISMIR already, what would you discuss when onboarding someone new to the field?

If ISMIR 2018 was your first ISMIR, what would you have liked to know before the first oral/poster session?

Please contribute your thoughts here: !

Website and Twitter are live!

Hello world! With this message, we are launching the ISMIR 2019 online presence!

As you will see, we still have a very basic website at the moment. Following ISMIR 2018, we also would like to do a round of community consultation first, before fully pinning down our program.

For now, please do stay tuned, and follow our @ismir2019 Twitter account for any news announcements!