Call for Tutorials

The 23rd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2022) will be held in Bengaluru, India, from December 4th to 8th, 2022. It is currently planned to be in a hybrid format with the details to be finalized later.

The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world’s leading research forum on processing, analyzing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. The 23rd ISMIR conference welcomes proposals for tutorials to be given in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials take place at the start of the ISMIR conference, and this year will be held on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 in a hybrid format. Each tutorial is allocated 3 hours to concentrate on a single topic; tutorials take place in parallel sessions.

To make the conference more accessible and inclusive, in addition to the standard tutorial suggestions, we welcome tutorial proposals which either cover fundamental and introductory topics in MIR, or present an informative and stimulating coverage of current MIR topics in a manner that is targeted towards people new to the field. In particular, we would like to invite some under-represented topics such as dataset creation, copyright practices, towards cultural diversity and adaptation, multimodal learning, etc.

Important Dates

Time zone: Anywhere On Earth (AOE)

  • Proposal Submission: April 17, 2022
  • Revision: April 24, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 5, 2022


Initial proposals should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to by April 17, 2022. After that, authors are welcome to submit revised submissions (but not initiate new submissions) by April 24, 2022.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should consist of a 2–4 page abstract including the following:

  • Title
  • Presenter names, affiliations, and email addresses
  • Motivation and relevance of the tutorial
  • Outline of the tutorial content
  • Intended and expected audience
  • Short biography of the presenters
  • Presentation tools and format to be used (live / pre-recorded video, colab notebooks, software)
  • Any other special requirements

Review Process

Acceptance/rejection decisions will be made by the ISMIR2022 Tutorial Chairs, and notifications will be made by June 5, 2022. The decision will depend on the following criteria:

  • Relevance (i.e., of interest to the whole community or only a segment thereof)
  • Suitability to students who are new to MIR and to those with basic knowledge of MIR (rather than specialists)
  • Quality, comprehensiveness and coverage
  • Originality of topics with respect to previous ISMIR tutorials
  • Novelty of authors with respect to previous ISMIR tutorials
  • Expertise of authors
  • Suitability for online presentation
  • Complementarity of tutorials
  • Usage of open-source and free software tools/data, reproducible research

You may refer to the tutorials offered last year, For additional information, you can reach the tutorial program chairs via

Best regards,

Tutorial Program Chairs (Vipul Arora, Keunwoo Choi, Sri Rama Murty Kodukula)

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