Welcome to MML16


MML 2016
  9th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music

Held in Conjunction with the 
European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD 2016)
Riva del Garda, Italy
September 23, 2016


Motivation 
Machine learning has permeated nearly every area of music informatics, driven by a profusion of recordings available in digital audio formats, steady improvements to the accessibility and quality of symbolic corpora, availability of powerful algorithms in standard machine learning toolboxes, and theoretical advances in machine learning and data mining. 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. As a consequence, research on machine learning and music is an active and growing field reflected in international meetings such as the International Workshops on Machine Learning and Music (MML): MML2008 (Helsinki, Finland), MML2009 (Bled, Slovenia), MML2010 (Florence, Italy), MML2011 (Sierra Nevada, Spain), MML2012 (Edinburgh, Scotland), MML2013 (Prague, Czech Republic), MML2014 (Barcelona, Spain), and MML2015 (Vancouver, Canada).

Topics
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
  • music analysis
  • beat tracking
  • expressive performance modeling
  • similarity
Audio demonstrations are encouraged when indicated by the content of the paper.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline:
July 14, 2016
Acceptance Notification: July 30, 2016
Final versions due: August 17, 2016
Workshop Date: September 23, 2016

Submissions of Papers
Papers of up to 5 printed pages in LNCS format are welcome. Submissions 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. Contributions should be in PDF format and submitted to the workshop email address musmachlear@gmail.com. LNCS format details can be found here.

Registration
Workshop registration will be handled by the main conference, please check ECML/PKDD'16 for more details. 

Special Issue
A special issue of the Journal of New Music Research based on selected papers from the workshop is planned.

Organizers
Rafael Ramirez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Darrell Conklin, University of the Basque Country, Spain
José Manuel Iñesta, University of Alicante, Spain

Programme Committee 
Aggelos Pikrakis (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Darrell Conklin (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Dorien Herremans (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Emmanouil Benetos (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Hendrik Purwins (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Kerstin Neubarth (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)
José Manuel Iñesta (University of Alicante, Spain)
Maarten Grachten (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria)
Maria Cristina Marinescu (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain)
Rafael Ramirez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Sergio Giraldo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Tillman Weyde (City University London, UK)
Carlos Pérez-Sancho (University of Alicante, Spain)
Zacharias Vamvakousis (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)