NEMISIG 2011

Northeast Music Informatics Special Interest Group (NEMISIG) 2011


Friday, January 28, 2011 at Drexel University

NEMISIG is an informal, one-day workshop intended to bring together groups researching music information retrieval and related areas in schools and labs in the northeastern region of North America to discuss our mutual interests, foster community, and encourage collaboration. This gathering will provide graduate students with an informal and safe environment in which to share current research and discuss ideas for future research. It will offer principals the opportunity to present their research interests and visions of the field, and to participate in discussions of the field and future directions it might take.

Updates on the conference will be posted here and sent to the NEMISIG Yahoo Group.

If you'd like to attend and have not yet RSVP'd, please contact us!

Schedule


8:30-9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00-10:45 Introductory talks
 
  • Youngmoo Kim, Drexel University
  • Dan Ellis, Columbia University
  • Doug Turnbull, Ithaca College
  • Brian Whitman, The Echo Nest
  • Teresa Nakra, TCNJ
  • Juan Bello, NYU
11:00-11:30 1-minute sprint talks for student poster session
11:30-1:00 Student poster session
1:00-2:00 Lunch (box lunches provided; same location as poster session)
2:00-3:00 Break-out group discussion 1
3:00-3:30 Coffee break
3:30-4:30 Break-out group discussion 2
4:30-5:00 Wrap-up, discussion of future NEMISIG events

Discussion Topics


This list cribbed from last year's NEMISIG. This is just a starting point for discussion; please come with additional ideas!

  • Funding of MIR - sources, collaborations, etc.
  • Application scenarios
  • Bridging Engineering and Humanities/Musicology
  • Music Recommendation
  • Social Tagging and MIR
  • Music IR / music technology and K-12 education (outreach and funding opportunities)
  • The creation of a creative-commons based music data bank
  • How can MIR be used as part of the music creation/production process
  • What can we do to make MIR research more visible to outsiders

Venue


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NEMISIG 2011 will be held at Drexel University in the Bossone Research Center:

Bossone Research Center

3120 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

The main entrance to the building is through the glass-front structure on the south side of Market Street, between 31st and 32nd streets. Registration and events will take place in the 3rd floor atrium. From the main entrance, take any elevator to the 3rd floor and look for the large open space.

Google street view

Drexel campus map and driving directions

Transportation from PHL Airport to Drexel


Regional rail: US $7 one-way
Take SEPTA Airport Regional Rail (R1 line) towards Center City. Disembark at 30th Street Station. Exit the station at 30th Street and Market Street and walk one block west on Market Street (towards the blue-painted overhead train bridge marked Drexel University) to 31st and Market. The conference venue is on the south side of Market Street (to the left).

Taxi: US $28.50 flat rate to Center City
Taxis from the airport cost a flat fee to Center City Philadelphia, independent of the number of passengers. If you need to pay by credit card, notify the dispatcher when you arrive at the taxi area, as not all taxi companies accept credit card. Take taxi to 3120 Market Street, Philadelphia (Drexel University campus).

Rental Car: Cost of rental varies
Follow signs to airport exit. Take I-95 north and follow signs to I-76 West (via PA-291). After 2.4 miles on I-76 West, take exit 345 (Drexel University / 30th Street Station). Turn left at the second light onto Market Street and travel approximately two blocks. The conference venue is on the south side of Market Street (to the left). See parking information below.

Traveling by Rail to Philadelphia


Amtrak
Take Amtrak directly to 30th Street Station (Amtrak code PHL).

Regional rail
Take SEPTA lines R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R7, or R8 to 30th Street Station.

From 30th Street Station
Exit the station at 30th Street and Market Street and walk one block west on Market Street (towards the blue-painted overhead train bridge marked Drexel University) to 31st and Market. The conference venue is on the south side of Market Street (to the left).

Driving Directions


Driving directions to Drexel University

Parking
Metered parking is available on the street in front of Bossone Research Center ($1 per hour, 3 hour time-limit). There are several paid parking lots nearby, including across the street from the conference venue and on the corner of 31st and Market (approximately $15 per day).