This year SIGMA organizes Music Classification Workshop during the Joint Conference of the German Classification Society (GfKl) with international partner IFCS and the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM)).
Music Classification is one of the most prominent research areas of Music Information Retrieval. The data to classify is very different: from instrument detection or vocal extraction to music recommendation and personal categorization. The recent activities enforced the development of new features and applications, parameter tuning and optimization, algorithms for signal processing and data mining. If your research deals with one of the following topics (or further related areas), you are welcome to submit an abstract for a presentation of your work.
*** List of relevant themes ***
‐ Audio feature extraction
‐ Metadata, tag and playlist analysis
‐ Feature selection and processing for music classification tasks
‐ Music recommendation methods
‐ Optimization in music classification applications
‐ Instrument and vocals recognition
‐ Harmony and melody recognition
‐ Tempo and structure recognition
‐ Audio source separation
‐ High‐level music classification (e.g. genres, emotions, personal categories…)
‐ Automatic music transcription
*** Venue ***
The workshop will be organized as a part of the Joint Conference of the German Classification Society (GfKl) with international partner IFCS and the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM)) in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Note that you have to register for the whole conference! Papers can be published in a refereed post‐conference proceedings. Please submit abstracts via the Conference ConfTool: https://www.conftool.com/gfkl2011/ (mark the session‐slot ‘Linguistics and Statistical Musicology’) or send the abstract directly to the session organizer: claus.weihs AT tu-dortmund.de (in particular if the ConfTool should be closed because of an earlier deadline).
*** Important Dates ***
Deadline for abstract submission: April 17, 2011 April 30, 2011
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2011
Conference: August 31 to September 2, 2011
Deadline for full paper submission: September 30, 2011
Notification of acceptance of full papers: November 30, 2011
Deadline for Camera ready full paper submission: January 15, 2012