ISMIR 2003 - Tutorials I and II

Tutorial I
Music IR 101: A Survey Tutorial
Presenters: Joe Futrelle and Stephen Downie
9:30 to 12:30 p.m.

If you have an interest in Music Information Retrieval (MIR) but do not know where to start, then the Music Information Retrieval 101: A Survey tutorial is for you. This introductory tutorial is designed specifically with the learned layperson in mind and will provide a "big picture" overview of the exciting developments being made by MIR researchers from all around the world. The tutorial is intended to encourage and support the ongoing participation in MIR research and development of those with librarianship, business, computer science, engineering, musicological, etc. backgrounds. Participants will acquire a clearer understanding of the major research areas being explored in MIR. Music Information Retrieval 101 is being held prior to the main International Conference on Music Information meeting so newcomers to MIR research can gain a stronger appreciation of the papers, posters and demos that will be presented.

Tutorial II
Music Information Retrieval for Audio Signals
Presenter: George Tzanetakis
9:30 to 12:30 p.m.

The main objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the current status of music information retrieval (MIR) for audio signals. The intended audience are people with a technical background who are interested to learn the main approaches and current status of MIR for audio signals. An important part of the intended audience would consist of researchers who have a background in symbolic MIR and/or musicology and music cognition and are interested to learn more about the similarities/differences of audio MIR to their respective fields. Demonstrations of several of the described algorithms and techniques will be part of the tutorial presentation.