ISMIR 2009 has concluded. We had 308 participants from 29 countries. Thank you all for your contributions to the conference! See you in Utrecht, Netherlands for ISMIR 2010!

Welcome to ISMIR 2009

The Tenth International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference will take place October 26-30, 2009 (Monday through Friday), in Kobe, Japan. Looking at the recent rapid growth of ISMIR conferences since its inception in 2000 and the expansion of the music information retrieval (MIR) community, MIR people may no longer consider acronym MIR as "music information retrieval" in the strict sense, but rather think that MIR essentially fits "music information research" in a broad sense. Correspondingly, MIR also draws considerable attention from other research/application fields. ISMIR therefore aims to open a new horizon of the exchange and discussion of ideas, issues, results, and perspectives for people of widespread areas, such as representatives of academia, industry, entertainment, and education, including researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students, and professional users. Alongside presentations of original theoretical research and practical work, ISMIR provides introductory and in-depth tutorials, and a venue for the showcase of current MIR-related products and systems.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of tutorial proposals: January 31, 2009
  • Deadline for submission of papers: May 8, 2009
    The deadline was extended to May 15 (Fri), 23:00, JST (GMT +09:00).
    The deadline was extended to May 22 (Fri), 23:00, JST (GMT +09:00).
  • Author rebuttal period: June 26 - July 3,
    The rebuttal period was changed to July 3 (Fri) - July 8 (Wed), 2009
  • Notification of paper acceptance: July 17, 2009.
    The date was changed to July 20 (Mon), 12:00, JST (GMT +09:00).
    The date was changed to July 23 (Thu), 12:00, JST (GMT +09:00).
  • Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers: August 7, 2009.
    The date was changed to August 10, 2009.
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for late-breaking / demo: August 31, 2009
  • ISMIR 2009: October 26-30, 2009


October 22, 2009 A PDF copy of the Program Guide uploaded
October 20, 2009 PDF files of the papers uploaded (Program page)
October 5, 2009 Music Performances page uploaded
October 2, 2009 Information for Presenters page uploaded
Social Program page uploaded
September 24, 2009 Program page updated
September 1, 2009 Invited Presentation page uploaded
August 28, 2009 Keynote Talks schedule updated
August 27, 2009 Panel Discussion Schedule updated
August 14, 2009 Poster Session Schedule updated
August 7, 2009 Oral Session Schedule updated
Access page uploaded
August 6, 2009 Sponsors list updated
July 30, 2009 Call for Papers page updated
July 28, 2009 Call for Papers page updated
July 24, 2009 Accepted-papers list uploaded
July 17, 2009 Notification date of paper acceptance extended
Early registration deadline, camera-ready submission deadline extended
July 17, 2009 Tutorials page updated
July 9, 2009 Satellite Events page uploaded
July 2, 2009 Conference Venue page updated
Accommodation page uploaded
The author rebuttal period extended
May 13, 2009 Online registration system became available
May 12, 2009 The paper submission deadline extended
The registration fee was revised
May 8, 2009 The LaTeX template package updated
May 1, 2009 List of program committee members updated
April 30, 2009 The LaTeX template package was updated
April 27, 2009 The paper submission deadline extended
The online paper submission system became available
April 23, 2009 The LaTeX and Word template packages uploaded
April 8, 2009 Paper submission page updated
March 30, 2009 Special Session: f(MIR) announced
March 25, 2009 Registration page uploaded
Program page uploaded
Corporate Support page uploaded
Tutorials page updated
February 17, 2009 Paper submission page renewed
January 14, 2009 ISMIR2009 website open

ISMIR 2009 Sponsors

ISMIR 2009 gratefully acknowledges support from the following sponsors.

Gold sponsors:

  • Sun Microsystems
    Sun Microsystems
  • Gracenote

Silver sponsors:


Bronze sponsors:

  • KDDI R&D Laboratories
    KDDI R&D Laboratories
  • Sony Corporation
    Sony Corporation
  • ProQuest