The Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval publishes novel scientific research in the field of music information retrieval (MIR), an interdisciplinary research area concerned with processing, analysing, organising and accessing music information. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, musicology, cognitive science, library & information science and electrical engineering.
TISMIR was established to complement the widely cited ISMIR conference proceedings and provide a vehicle for the dissemination of the highest quality and most substantial scientific research in MIR. TISMIR retains the Open Access model of the ISMIR Conference proceedings, providing rapid access, free of charge, to all journal content. In order to encourage reproducibility of the published research papers, we provide facilities for archiving the software and data used in the research. To avoid excessive cost to the authors or their institutions, TISMIR is published in electronic-only format.
To commemorate this year's anniversary of 20 years of ISMIR conferences, TISMIR (Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval) 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.
Please note in your cover letter that your paper is intended to be part of this Special Issue on Anniversary Papers
Submissions should adhere to formatting guidelines of the TISMIR journal: https://transactions.ismir.net/about/submissions/
Specifically, articles must not be longer than 8,000 words in length, not including referencing, citation and notes.
Please also note that if the paper extends or combines the authors' previously published research (e.g. an anniversary paper at ISMIR 2019), it is expected that there is a significant novel contribution in the submission (as a rule of thumb, we would expect at least 50% of the underlying work - the ideas, concepts, methods, results, analysis and discussion - to be new).
- Submission deadline: The special issue is now open for submission until February 28, 2020
- First round of reviews finished: April 30, 2020
- Second submission deadline (in case revisions are necessary): June 30, 2020
Please note that as soon as a paper has been accepted and successfully passed the production stage, it will already be published online, even if the decision process for other special issue papers is not finished yet.
We expect all accepted papers to be published before the end of 2020.
Posted on 21 Nov 2019
ISMIR is the world’s leading research forum on processing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. It is also proud to support the journal Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval. For the 20th anniversary of the inaugural conference, ISMIR invite you to the beautiful city of Delft, The Netherlands, where the conference will take place from November 4-8, 2019.
The tagline for this year's conference is Across the Bridge. Our community reflects a diversity of scientific disciplines, seniority levels, professional affiliations, and cultural backgrounds. It always has been explicitly interested in fostering and stimulating this diversity, leading to better science and better music services. At ISMIR 2019, we want to explicitly encourage the community to take this a step further, and actively connect across the bridges between our backgrounds.
For more information, to submit a paper, or to register for the conference, please visit https://ismir2019.ewi.tudelft.nl/
(note: Author Registration Deadline - September 1, 2019)
Posted on 16 Jul 2019