2005:Call For Participation

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Deadline for Participation Statement: June 12, 2005

Deadline for Algorithms and 1-page Abstracts: June 26, 2005

Deadline for Extended Abstracts: September 2, 2005


The 2nd Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange will take place during the 6th ISMIR Conference in London, UK, September 11-15, 2005. The goal of this contest is to compare state-of-the-art algorithms and systems relevant for Music Information Retrieval.

We are issuing a call for participation regarding nine tasks:


Descriptions of the evaluation procedures and the test collections for all tasks are available on the MIREX Wiki at http://www.music-ir.org/mirexwiki/. Small changes might occur before definitive descriptions are published soon.

Submission comprises three stages.

1) Before June 12, 2005

Participants email Emmanuel Vincent at emmanuel.vincent@elec.qmul.ac.uk stating which tasks they intend to participate in. Tasks with three participants or less will be cancelled.

2) Before June 26, 2005

Participants email Emmanuel Vincent at emmanuel.vincent@elec.qmul.ac.uk with their algorithm and a 1-page abstract of their method. General guidelines regarding the algorithm submission format are available on http://www.music-ir.org/mirexwiki/index.php/MIREX_Frameworks. Specific guidelines for each task will be added soon. All usual formats such as binaries, MATLAB, M2K, Python, Java, C++ and Shell scripts will be accepted. Submission of results instead of algorithms may be allowed for some participants after discussion with the committee.

Results will be released by the committee as soon as possible for each task, and tentatively before July 18, 2005 for all tasks. Meanwhile abstracts will be reviewed by the committee regarding their legibility and suggested additions emailed to the authors.

3) Before September 2, 2005

Participants write an extended abstract including evaluation results and send it to Emmanuel Vincent at emmanuel.vincent@elec.qmul.ac.uk. A minimal length of 3 pages is suggested. If needed, abstracts may be explicitly minor rewrites of previous articles. Abstracts will be published unaltered in the online MIREX proceedings.

All participants will have the opportunity to present a poster about their method during a special poster session of the ISMIR conference. Collaborative posters written by several participants will be particularly welcome. Results and perspectives will be discussed during a panel session following the poster session. Note however that attendance to ISMIR is not required for participation.


We are looking forward to your contributions!

The MIREX organizing committee.


Interested individuals are encouraged to join the MIREX mailing list at https://mail.isrl.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/evalfest

For more information, please see the MIREX 2005 Wikipage and the ISMIR 2005 website at http://ismir2005.ismir.net/.

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