Ten years of ismir: Reflections on challenges and opportunities

J Stephen Downie, Donald Byrd, Tim Crawford

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Abstract

The International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) was born on 13 August 1999. This paper expresses the opinions of three of ISMIR's founders as they reflect upon what has happened during its first decade. The paper provides the background context for the events that led to the establishment of ISMIR. We highlight the first ISMIR, held in Plymouth, MA in October of 2000, and use it to elucidate key trends that have influenced subsequent ISMIRs. Indicators of growth and success drawn from ISMIR publication data are presented. The role that the Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX) has played at ISMIR is examined. The factors contributing to ISMIR's growth and success are also enumerated. The paper concludes with a set of challenges and opportunities that the newly formed International Society for Music Information Retrieval should embrace to ensure the future vitality of the conference series and the ISMIR community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2009
Event10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: Oct 26 2009Oct 30 2009

Other

Other10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period10/26/0910/30/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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