Welcome to MML12

MML 2012

  5th International Workshop on Machine Learning  and Music

Held in Conjunction with the
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2012)

Edinburgh, Scotland

June 30, 2012

News: Proceedings published [pdf]

With the current explosion and quick expansion of music in digital formats, and the computational power of modern systems, research on machine learning and music is gaining increasing popularity. As complexity of the problems investigated by researchers on machine learning and music increases, there is a need to develop new algorithms and methods to solve these problems. The focus of this workshop is on novel methods which take into account or benefit from musical structure. MML 2012 aims to build on the previous four successful MML editions, MML’08, MML’09, MML'10 and MML’11.


Papers in all applications on music and machine learning are welcome, including but not limited to automatic classification of music (audio and MIDI), style-based interpreter recognition, automatic composition and improvisation, music recommender systems, genre and tag prediction, score alignment, polyphonic pitch detection, chord extraction, pattern discovery, beat tracking, and expressive performance modeling. Audio demonstrations are encouraged when indicated by the content of the paper.

Expected Attendees

The expected attendees are active researchers in machine learning and music who have special interest in content-based music processing. We believe that this is a timely workshop because there is an increasing interest in music processing using machine learning techniques in both the ML and music communities, and that the time is ripe to start extracting, modeling and making use of higher-level features of music.


The workshop is planned to last one full day, and will feature paper presentations, panel discussions, a poster session, and open discussions. The accepted contributions will be available from the workshop web page as soon as possible in order to encourage active discussion during the workshop. At the end of each paper session there will be time allocated for discussion. Each discussion will initially be focused on the research reported by the session contributions, and then generalized to the session general topic. At the end of the workshop there will be a dedicated session to discuss about the perspectives and future directions of content-based music processing.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 16, 2012
Acceptance Notification: May 21, 2012
Final versions due: May 28, 2012
Workshop Date: June 30, 2012

Submissions of Papers
Extended abstracts of 2 printed pages in two-column ICML format are welcome. Extended abstracts will be evaluated according to their originality and relevance to the workshop, and should include author names, affiliations, contact information, and an abstract of 60-100 words.  Authors should indicate if they have a preference for presentation as a talk or poster.  Please note that, to encourage wide participation, the workshop will publish revised extended abstracts and not full papers. Contributions should be in PDF format and submitted to the workshop email address musml2012@gmail.com. ICML format details can be found on the ICML conference web site.

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit an extended version of their contributions for publication in an indexed Journal.

Workshop registration will be handled by the main conference. For information about registration please refer to the ICML conference web site.

Rafael Ramirez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Darrell Conklin, University of the Basque Country, Spain
José Manuel Iñesta, University of Alicante, Spain
Douglas Eck, Google, USA