Scientific Activities

On this website, you find a selection of my scientific activities during the last years.

Organization of Scientific Events (Conferences, Workshops, Special Sessions)

  • Organizer (with Juan Pablo Bello, Elaine Chew), Dagstuhl Seminar Computational Music Structure Analysis, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Wadern, Germany, February 28 – March 04, 2016
  • Programme Chair (with Frans Wiering), International Society for Music Information Conference (ISMIR), Malaga, Spain, October 26-30, 2015
  • Scientific Coordinator (with Sascha Disch, Jürgen Herre, Rudolf Rabenstein, Bernd Edler, Stefan Turowski), International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, September 2014
  • Organizer (with Shrikanth S. Narayanan, Björn Schuller), Dagstuhl Seminar Computational Audio Analysis, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Wadern, Germany, November 2013
  • Organizer (with Christian Dittmar), Special Session Informed Music Audio Processing, International Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), Paris, France, July 2013
  • Organizer (with Cynthia Liem, Steven K. Tjoa, George Tzanetakis), Second International Workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies (MIRUM), ACM Multimedia 2012, Nara, Japan, November 2012
  • Programme Chair, International Society for Music Information Conference (ISMIR), Porto, Portugal, October 2012
  • Organizer (with Masataka Goto, Paris Smaragdis), Special Session Learning with Music Signal, ICASSP, March 2012
  • Organizer (with Cynthia Liem, Douglas Eck, George Tzanetakis), First International Workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies (MIRUM), ACM Multimedia 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 2011
  • Organizer (with Simon Dixon, Masataka Goto), Dagstuhl Seminar Multimodal Music Processing, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Wadern, Germany, January 2011
  • Organizer (with Shigeki Sagayma), Special Session Music Signal Processing Exploiting Musical Knowledge, ICASSP, March 2010
  • Organizer (with Michael Clausen, Armin Kohlrausch, Frank Kurth, Björn Schuller), Special Session Music Processing, Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA), annually 2006–2010

PhD Review Board (selection)

  • Andreas Arzt, Flexible and Robust Music Tracking, Johannes Kepler University Linz, December 2016
  • Thomas Prätzlich, Freischütz Digial: Processing Audio Signals in Complex Music Scenarios, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), November 2016
  • Anna Aljanaki, Emotion in Music: Representation and Computational Modeling, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 2016
  • Jonathan Driedger, Processing Music Signals Using Audio Decomposition Techniques, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), May 2016
  • Harald G. Grohganz, Algorithmen zur strukturellen Analyse von Musikaufnahmen, Institut für Informatik, Universität Bonn, Germany, February 2015
  • Nanzhu Jiang, Repetition-based Structure Analysis of Music Recordings, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), February 2015
  • Thomas Helten, Processing and Tracking Human Motions Using Optical, Inertial, and Depth Sensors, Saarland University and MPI Informatik, December 2013
  • Verena Thomas, Music Synchronization, Audio Matching, Pattern Detection, and User Interfaces for a Digital Music Library System, Institut für Informatik, Universität Bonn, Germany, June 2013
  • Willem Bas de Haas, Music Information Retrieval Based on Tonal Harmony, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 2012
  • Andreas Baak, Retrieval-based Approaches for Tracking and Reconstructing Human Motions, Saarland University and MPI Informatik, June 2012
  • Peter Grosche, Signal Processing Methods for Beat Tracking, Music Segmentation, and Audio Retrieval, Saarland University and MPI Informatik, May 2012
  • Verena Konz, Automated Methods for Audio-Based Music Analysis with Applications to Musicology, Saarland University and MPI Informatik, May 2012
  • Sebastian Ewert, Signal Processing Methods for Music Synchronization, Audio Matching, and Source Separation, Bonn University, March 2012
  • Cyril Joder, Alignement temporel musique-sur-partition par modèles graphiques discriminatifs, Signal Processing Department, TELECOM ParisTech, Paris, France, September 2011
  • Joan Serrà Julià, Identification of Versions of the Same Musical Composition by Processing Audio Descriptions, Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, March 2011
  • Christian Fremerey, Automatic Organization of Digital Music Documents—Sheet Music and Audio, Institut für Informatik, Universität Bonn, Germany, July 2010
  • Jouni Paulus, Signal Processing Methods for Drum Transcription and Music Structure Analysis, Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, January 2010
  • Antonello D'Aguanno, A Multilayer Approach to Music Features' Extraction and their Synchronization, Computer Science, University of Milan, Italy, February 2009

Editing (selection)

  • Proceedings (with Frans Wiering), 16th International Society for Music Information Conference (ISMIR), Malaga, Spain, October 2015, ISBN 987-84-606-8853-2
    PDF of Proceedings [868 pages]
  • Proceedings (with Sascha Disch, Jürgen Herre, Rudolf Rabenstein, Bernd Edler, Stefan Turowski), 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, September 2014, ISBN: 978-3-00-046825-4
  • Dagstuhl Follow-Ups (with Masataka Goto, Markus Schedl), Multimodal Music Processing, Vol. 3, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany, 2012, ISBN 978-3-939897-37-8
  • Proceedings (with Fabien Gouyon, Perfecto Herrera, Luis Gustavo Martins), 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR), Porto, Portugal, October 2012, ISBN 978-972-752-144-9
  • Proceedings (with Cynthia C. S. Liem, Steven K. Tjoa, George Tzanetakis), The Second International ACM workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-centered and Multimodal Strategies (MIRUM), Nara, Japan, October 2012, ISBN 978-1-4503-1591-3
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue Music Signal Processing, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 2011
  • Proceedings (with Cynthia C. S. Liem, Douglas Eck, George Tzanetakis), The First International ACM workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-centered and Multimodal Strategies (MIRUM), Scottsdale, AZ, USA, November 2011, ISBN 978-1-4503-0986-8

Memberships (selection)

  • Member of the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, since March 2010
  • Member of the Board of Directors of The International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), since October 2009
  • Senior Member of the IEEE Society
  • PC Member and Reviewer for ISMIR, ICASSP, DAFx, WASPAA, ICMC, ACM-MM, ECDL, SIGGRPAH, IEEE Transaction, ...

Tutorials (selection)

  • Tutorial, Musik und Schallwellen, Lehrerfortbildung in Informatik, Dagstuhl, Dezember 2014
    Handouts: PDF of Part 1, PDF of Part 2
  • Tutorial (with Jordan Smith), Musical Structure Analysis, Conference of the International Society on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Taipei, Taiwan, October 2014
    Handouts: PDF of Part 0, PDF of Part 1, PDF of Part 2
  • Tutorial, Audio Structure Analysis of Music, International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), September 2014
    PDF of Handouts
  • Tutorial, Automatisierte Musikverarbeitung, Forschungstage Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany, June 2012
  • Tutorial (with Joan Serrà), Audio Content-based Music Retrieval, Conference of the International Society on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Miami, USA, October 2011
  • Tutorial (with Anssi Klapuri), Music Signal Processing, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague, Czech Republic, May 2011
  • Tutorial, Music Information Retrieval, Herbstschule Information Retrieval, Gesellschaft für Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, September 2010
  • Tutorial (with Anssi Klapuri), A Music-oriented Approach to Music Signal Processing, Conference of the International Society on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Utrecht, Netherlands, August 2010
  • Tutorial, Beethoven, Bach und Billionen Bytes – Neue Allianzen zwischen Musik und Informatik, Fachschaftstagung des Cusanuswerkes, Uder, Germany, May 2010.
  • Tutorial, Beethoven, Bach und Billionen Bytes – Neue Allianzen zwischen Musik und Informatik, Lehrerfortbildung Informatik, Gesellschaft für Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, December 2009
  • Tutorial, Analysis and Retrieval Techniques for Music and Motion Data, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Taipei, Taiwan, April 2009
  • Tutorial, Analysis and Retrieval Techniques for Motion and Music Data, Eurographics (EG), Munich, Germany, March 2009
  • Tutorial, Multimedia Information Retrieval, Herbstschule Information Retrieval, Gesellschaft für Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, September 2008
  • Tutorial, Music Information Retrieval, Forschungstag Bundeswettbewerb Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany, September 2008
  • Tutorial, Analysis and Retrieval Techniques for Motion and Music Data, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), Hannover, Germany, June 2008
  • Tutorial, Alignment Techniques and its Applications to Information Retrieval, DAAD Summer School 2007, Methods from Mathematics and Computer Science for Pattern Recognition in Biology, Shanghai, China, October 2007
  • Tutorial (with Roger Dannenberg), Synchronization and Matching Techniques for Music Data, International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Vienna, Austria, September 2007

Keynotes and Invited Talks (selection)

  • Invited Talk Music Information Retrieval—When Music Meets Computer Science, Berlin Music Information Retrieval Meetup, SoundCloud, Berlin, March 2017
    PDF of Handouts, PDF of Slides
  • Invited Talk Music Information Retrieval—When Music Meets Computer Science, IWR-Colloquium on Computational Methods in Sciences, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR, Universität Passau), Universität Heidelberg, Januar 2017
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Musically Informed Audio Decomposition, Oberseminar, Lehrstuhl für Complex and Intelligent Systems, Universität Passau, Januar 2017
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Musically Informed Audio Decomposition, Department of Computational Perception, Johannes Kepler University Linz, December 2016
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Happy Birthday—When Music Meets Computer Science, Conference: Configuration Spaces and Moduli Spaces in Homotopy Theory, a conference on the occasion of Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer's 60th birthday, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Universität Bonn, October 2016
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Segmentation and Retrieval Techniques for Music and Motion Data, Digital Sports Colloquium, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, October 2016
    PDF of Handouts, PDF of Slides
  • Invited Talk Beethoven, Bach, and Billions of Bytes—Music meets Computer Science, IDEA Lectures Series, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, February 2016
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Möglichkeiten und Potentiale computergestützter Analyse von Musik, Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Richard Wagner, Philosophischen Fakultät der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, November 2015
  • Invited Talk Versionsübergreifende Analyse harmonischer Strukturen, Symposium Musikanalyse im Spannungsfeld von Expertise und computergestützter Datenverarbeitung, Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, Halle, Germany, Oktober 2015
  • Invited Talk Informed Feature Representations, FAST IMPACt All-Hands Meeting, Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford, March 2015
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Musically Informed Audio Decomposition, QMUL Centre for Digital Music Seminar Series, Queen Mary University of London, London, March 2015
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Informed Feature Representations for Music and Motion, Lorentz Workshop, Music Similarity: Concepts, Cognition and Computation, Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, January 2015
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Beethoven, Bach und Billionen Bytes – Musik trifft Informatik, Kolloquium, Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik, Universität Bamberg, October 2014
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Beethoven, Bach und Billionen Bytes – Automatisierte Analyse von Musik und Klängen, Eröffnungsvortrag, 53. Tutzing-Symposion, Prozessanalytik – Werkzeug oder Zukunftstechnologie, DECHEMA, Oktober 2014
    PDF of Handouts
  • Invited Talk Cross-Modal Music Retrieval, International Research Workshop of the Jazzomat Project, September 2014
    PDF of Handouts
  • Keynote Automatisierte Methoden zur Strukturierung von Musikaufnahmen, 30. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie (DGM), September 2014
    PDF of Handouts
  • Keynote Music Structure Analysis, AES 53rd International Conference, Semantic Audio, London, January 2014
  • Invited Talk Beethoven, Bach, and Billions of Bytes—New Alliances between Music and Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia, April 2013
  • Invited Talk Informed Feature Representations for Music and Motion, CRESTWorkshop on Human-Harmonized Information Technology, Kyoto University, Japan, April 2012
  • Invited Talk New Developments in Music Information Retrieval, AES 42nd Conference on Semantic Audio, Ilmenau, Germany, July 2011
  • Invited Talk Automatisierte Methoden zur Verarbeitung von Musikdaten, Kolloquium der Kommission der Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Göttingen, Germany, May 2011
  • Invited Talk State-of-the-art in Music Information Retrieval, AVATecH Expert Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, November 2010
  • Invited Talk New Developments in Music Information Retrieval, ITG Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation, Bochum, Germany, October 2010.
  • Invited Talk Automated Methods for Supporting Music Performance Studies, Symposium Interpretationsforschung – Methoden computergestützter Analyse im Kreuzverhör der Disziplinen, Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Berlin, November 2010
  • Invited Talk Beethoven, Bach und Billionen Bytes – Musik trifft Informatik, Wissenschaftsmatinée des WissenschaftsForumSaar e.V., Saarbrücken, Germany, November 2010
  • Invited Talk Extracting Beat and Tempo Information from Music Recordings, Workshop Audiosignal- und Sprachverarbeitung, Bonn, Germany, February 2010
  • Invited Talk Musik trifft Informatik, Empower Deutschland, Nacht der Innovationen, Saarbrücken, Germany, May 2009.
  • Keynote Content-based Multimedia Retrieval- Music and Motion, Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP), London, GB, November 2007

Awards

  • Best Poster Award of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) for the paper Let It Bee — Towards NMF-Inspired Audio Mosaicing by Jonathan Driedger, Thomas Prätzlich, and Meinard Müller, 2015
  • Best Poster Award of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) for the paper Converting path structures into block structures using eigenvalue decompositions of self-similarity matrices by Harald Grohganz, Michael Clausen, Nanzhu Jiang, and Meinard Müller, 2013
  • Best Paper Award of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) for the paper A Segment-Based Fitness Measure for Capturing Repetitive Structures of Music Recordings by Meinard Müller, Peter Grosche, and Nanzhu Jiang, 2011
  • Best Teaching Award of the Fachschaftsrat Informatikstudiengänge for the course Music Processing, Universität des Saarlandes, Summer Semester 2010
  • Best Presentation Award of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) for the paper A mid-level representation for capturing dominant tempo and pulse information in music recordings by Peter Grosche and Meinard Müller, 2009