Call for Anniversary Papers

To commemorate this year's anniversary of 20 years of ISMIR conferences, ISMIR 2019 calls for special papers which reflect on the development of MIR as a research field by charting MIR's progress over the last two decades, and also elaborate on MIR's future. Such papers should provide a critical state-of-the-art overview of a broader MIR problem area and at the same time discuss the midterm future of this research area.

We are looking for thought-provoking and insightful papers reflecting on the evolution of the Music IR field as a whole or particular topics therein. For example:

  • Review and explain how particular MIR ideas have stood over time.
  • Reflect on why particular ideas have failed or have not worked as expected.
  • Reflect on results that have, or have not, had the proper impact on MIR research.
  • Reflect on how methodological issues have boosted or delayed the development of the field.
  • Review how an MIR idea has impact in related fields or vice-versa.
  • Confirm how MIR ideas commonly accepted by the community do, or do not, hold in reality.
  • Present new ideas or proposals to help the community at large.

Only a few of these papers will be selected for publication, and they will have oral presentations at the conference.

Special Issue

Extended versions of anniversary papers will be considered for inclusion, together with a regular set of submissions, for a special issue of the TISMIR (Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval) journal.

More details about the TISMIR special issue will be available soon.

Submission Guidelines

Anniversary papers will follow the same submission guidelines and deadlines as the regular paper submissions. When submitting, remember to select the 20th anniversary papers track.