Upcoming Conferences

  • ISMIR 2016, 8-12 August 2016, New York City (USA)
  • ISMIR 2017, Suzhou (China)

Who are we?

The International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is a non-profit organisation which, among other things, oversees the organisation of the ISMIR Conference. The ISMIR conference is held annually and is the world's leading research forum on processing, searching, organising and accessing music-related data.

Be a part of the Community!

Between conferences, there are multiple ways to stay involved!

  • Become an official member of the Society.

    As a non-profit organization, members are eligible to receive discounted registration at conferences and voting rights at the annual business meeting.

  • Join the ISMIR Community group.

    Since its inception in 2000, the ISMIR community mailing list has grown into a forum of over 1,800 members from across the world, and routinely receives announcements about conferences, career opportunities, concerts, and wide variety of other issues relevant to music information retrieval.

  • Get involved with Women in MIR (WiMIR) Group.

    Despite the expanding reach of science and technology, there remains a stark imbalance between the number of female and male researchers in those fields. Regardless of gender or orientation, the WiMIR group is comprised of those interested in taking a more active role in building a better support system, improving visibility, and ultimately creating a better environment for women in MIR.