JCDL 2010 Workshop: Music Information Retrieval for the Masses

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast, Australia), June 21 - 25 2010

Not everyone can sing in tune. Not everyone can write, play or graphically describe a sequence of notes. Not everyone can name the musical instruments occurring in a piece of music, or its genre. However, many people want to find music that they are interested in.

How can the average person, not the average musician, retrieve music from large collections? How do we support their information needs? Indeed, what are their music information needs -what are they looking for, and how can we help them to locate new music, or to manage and interact with their personal music collection?

Workshop Objectives:

Accepted Papers

Xiao Hu and J. Stephen Downie, "MIR2.0: Exploiting Users' Input in Music Information Retrieval"

Jingjing Liu and Xiao Hu, "User-Centered Music Information Retrieval Evaluation"


We invited submissions on a wide range of topics in the intersection of music information retrieval and digital libraries, including:

Format and Submissions

We invite short (up to four pages) papers on the above topics. Papers can present new research, provide an overview of an existing research programme, demonstrate a novel software / hardware application, or pose a challenge to researchers.

Submissions should be in ACM format, and submitted to:


Workshop Activities

The workshop had a small but lively attendance. It included presentation of the two accepted papers, as well as presentations from each of the panel members: Alexandra L. Uitdenbogerd, Sally Jo Cunningham, David Bainbridge and J. Stephen Downie.

Important Dates:

June 04: submission of papers
June 11: notification of acceptance
June 18: submission of final paper versions

Workshop: June 25, 2010; 9:00am - 4:30pm


Sally Jo Cunningham: Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
Alexandra L. Uitdenbogerd: RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
David Bainbridge: Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand


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