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ISMIR 2002
3rd International Conference on
Music Information Retrieval

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

Proceedings and tutorial handouts can be ordered now.

Online versions of the individual papers can be found in the Accepted papers and Accepted posters/short papers pages.


ISMIR 2003 will be held October 26-30, 2003.  ISMIR 2003 will be co-hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  The majority of the sessions will take place in Baltimore, with events to be held at the Library of Congress as well. It will be co-chaired by Sue Manus (LoC) and Sayeed Choudhury (JHU).

GENERAL INFORMATION (version française)

The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international forum for those involved in the tremendous growth of music-related contents available digitally, locally or remotely, through networks.

This area presents vast challenges for those who need to organize and structure, provide tools to search and retrieve, and use them efficiently: music representation, when it exists, is multi-dimensional and time-dependent; audio instantiations are voluminous objects requiring particular care for storage and transmission while preserving quality; descriptive information about what is musically significant addresses a large spectrum of internal and external characteristics, from acoustic to musicological ones; intellectual property rights about what can be made available and how are complex, involve a variety of individuals and organizations, and vary from country to country.

All of these concerns are of interest to education, academia, entertainment and industry. This conference thus aims at providing a place for the exchange of news, issues and results, by bringing together researchers and developers, educators and librarians, students and professional users, working in fields that may contribute significantly to this multidisciplinary domain, by presenting original theoretical or practical work in peer-reviewed contributions (papers, posters/short papers), serve as a discussion forum (panels), provide in-depth information in specific domains (tutorials) and show current products (exhibit).

Join us for ISMIR 2002 – an intensive and lively conference on Music Information Retrieval (Music IR)! ISMIR 2002 builds upon the very successful ISMIR 2000 and ISMIR 2001 meetings. It will take place at IRCAM – the French research institute in music and acoustics, which is associated to the Centre Pompidou, the French national center for arts and culture – in conjunction with Resonances 2002, the International Convention on Technologies for Music.

Further information can be found in the following sections (see menu on the left):

·         Conference program: for the Keynote speakers, papers, special session, panels, tutorials.

·         Conference venue: for accommodations, travel and local information.

We have reached full capacity, so registration is closed, all people filling the registration form are put on hold.


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