CogMIR 2015 Seminar Details:

The fifth annual seminar on cognitively based music informatics research (CogMIR) was held on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Ryerson University, Toronto. The seminar focused 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 2015 were:

Invited speaker for CogMIR 2015:

CogMIR 2015 Program details and abstracts of the talks are available here.
Videos of CogMIR 2015 talks are available here.

CogMIR 2015 Highlight

New Scholar Prizes: Pandora generously provided funds for this meeting that enabled us to support prizes to new scholars (students, postdocs) for best paper and best poster presentations.

  • Best Talk – Sebastian Stober for Similarity and feature learning for EEG recordings of music perception and imagination (in collaboration with Avital Sternin, Adrian M. Owen, Jessica A. Grahn)
  • Best Poster – James Renwick for What’s my age again? Date-of-birth estimation using musical memories (in collaboration with Catherine Renwick, Matthew Woolhouse)

CogMIR 2015 Scientific Advisory Board

  • Geraint Wiggins, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London
  • David Temperley, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • Daniel Müllensiefen, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Matthew Woolhouse, Digital Music Lab, McMaster University
  • Johanna Devaney, School of Music, Ohio State University
  • Michael Schutz, Maple Lab, McMaster University
  • Jonathan Berger, CCRMA, Stanford University

CogMIR 2015 Organizing Committee

  • Paolo Ammirante
  • Domenica Fanelli
  • Aida Khorsandi
  • Monique Tardif