Author guidelines:

Authors are kindly invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 1000 words or 2 pages A4 in 12 point font). Additional pages may be added for references. Templates for Word and LaTeX will be provided later on for the revised abstracts and full papers. The extended abstract should be submitted as pdf-document via the EasyChair system. The submission can be done taking the following steps:

1. Visit

2. If you already have an EasyChair account, log in. Otherwise, click on the link to sign up for an account.

3. Once logged in, click on the New Submission link.

4. Specify the contact information for all authors (they will be notified about the submission by email), the paper title, and a list of keywords.

5. In the section “Upload Paper”, choose your pdf-file. Please note that we will consider the submitted PDF as the extended abstract, and not the “Abstract text” box on the submission form.

6. Click Submit to send the submission.

The extended abstracts will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to contribute a full paper to the workshop’s proceedings. During the workshop, a time slot will be reserved for each accepted abstract for either oral presentation or poster. After the workshop, the abstracts and full papers will be published on-line. If no one of the authors registers for the workshop, the abstract or full paper will not be included in the proceedings.

The language of the workshop is English. There is no limit on the number of abstracts that may be submitted by a single researcher, and abstracts do not need to be anonymized for blind review.

We welcome substantial research contributions with fleshed-out results as well as brand new ideas that have potential to eventually generate important results and that need discussion. The workshop is an excellent platform for such discussion. We therefore encourage authors to make their presentations interactive.

Since the workshop should be of interest for both information scientists and for musicologists, authors are kindly asked to make their contribution relevant both from musical perspective and from technical/MIR perspective.

Revised Abstracts and Full Papers

Authors of accepted papers are asked to revise their abstracts taking into account the reviewers’ comments, and submit through Easychair either a revised abstract (2 pages, excluding references) or a full paper (max. 8 pages) by May, 11th, which will be included in the electronic proceedings.

Paper Templates

Please, submit your paper in camera-ready PDF format according to one of the following templates:



Review guidelines:

The selection of papers is guided by the aims of the workshop, namely, firstly, to stimulate further integration of new computational methods with existing (ethno)musicological research tradition(s), and, secondly, to stimulate more attention to non-Western musics in the field of Music Information Retrieval. We aim at a mixed group of participants consisting both of information scientists and musicologists, if possible also other fields like e.g. psychology or educational sciences.

Given the workshop-character, novel ideas that could potentially lead to important research should be valued positively.

There are four explicit criteria that have to be rated on a scale of 1-5.

1. Scholarly/Scientific quality

Does the contents of the abstract adhere to basic scientific or scholarly norms?

2. Interdisciplinarity

To what extent is the proposed contribution relevant for both information science and musicology?

3. Appropriateness of topic

To what extent is the topic appropriate for the workshop?

4. Stimulation potential

Would you expect this contribution to be stimulating for lively debate during the workshop?