CogMIR 2016 will be held as a satellite event of ISMIR 2016.

CogMIR 2016 Seminar Details: 

The sixth annual seminar on cognitively based music informatics research (CogMIR) will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Columbia University, in New York City. The seminar will focus on cognitive approaches relevant to music informatics research, inclusive of music similarity, music emotion, music analysis and generation, music information retrieval, and computational modelling.

Keynote speakers for CogMIR 2016:

Daniel Müllensiefen


Daniel did his PhD in Systematic Musicology on memory for melodies at the University of Hamburg and subsequently worked as a Research Fellow in the Computing department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since 2009 he has been working in Goldsmiths’ Psychology department where he is now a Reader and director of the Master’s programme in Music Mind and Brain. His research interests include music information retrieval and musical similarity, statistical modelling of music cognition, the measurement of musical abilities and generally the intersection of computer modelling and music psychology. Since 2016 he is editor of the journal Empirical Musicology Review. For a complete list of publications and other research activities, please visit:

Juan Pablo Bello

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Juan is Associate Professor of Music Technology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, at New York University, with a courtesy appointment at NYU’s Center for Data Science. In 1998 he received a BEng in Electronics from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, and in 2003 he earned a doctorate in Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. Juan’s expertise is in digital signal processing, machine listening and music information retrieval, topics that he teaches and in which he has published more than 70 papers and articles in books, journals and conference proceedings. In 2008, he co-founded the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL), where he leads research on music informatics. His work has been supported by public and private institutions in Venezuela, the UK, and the US, including a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and a Fulbright scholar grant for multidisciplinary studies in France. For a complete list of publications and other activities, please visit:

Important Dates:

May 31, 2016 – Deadline for abstract submissions
June 15, 2016 – Notification of acceptance

We are currently inviting the submission of abstracts for spoken or poster presentations. To submit an abstract, click here for instructions.

Stay tuned for more details on registration.