he annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international forum for those involved in the tremendous growth of music-related contents available digitally, locally or remotely, through networks.
This area presents vast challenges for those who need to organize, structure, and provide tools to search and retrieve, and who need to use them efficiently : music representation, when it exists, is multi-dimensional and time-dependent ; audio instantiations are voluminous objects requiring particular care for storage and transmission while preserving quality ; descriptive information about what is musically significant addresses a large spectrum of internal and external characteristics, from acoustic to musicological ones ; intellectual property rights about what can be made available, and how, are complex, involve a variety of individuals and organizations, and vary from country to country.
All of these concerns are of interest to education, academia, entertainment and industry. This conference thus aims at providing a place for the exchange of news, issues and results, by bringing together researchers and developers, educators and librarians, students and professional users, working in fields that may contribute significantly to this multidisciplinary domain, by presenting original theoretical or practical work in peer-reviewed contributions (papers, posters), serve as a discussion forum (panels), provide in-depth information in specific domains (tutorials) and show current products (exhibit).
Michael Fingerhut, IRCAM – Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Papers and posters committee
Tim Crawford, City University, London, UK, chair
David Bainbridge, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Tutorials and panels committee
J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, chair
Ichiro Fujinaga, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, USA
ISMIR 2003 site selection committee
Donald Byrd, Indiana University, USA, chair
Kjell Lemstrom, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jon Dunn, Indiana University, USA, chair
J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Holger Hoos, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ex officio members
Gerry Bernbom, Indiana University, USA
Diane Jung, Indiana University, USA
Local organizing committee
Presentations in English – Simultaneous translation into French on Wed October 16.
Location : Centre Pompidou, petite salle, and IRCAM, from 10AM to 6PM