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)

  • General Chair (with Patrick A. Naylor), IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA, Mohonk, USA, 15-18 October 2017
  • General Chair (with Christian Dittmar), GI Workshop: Musik trifft Informatik, 47. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Chemnitz, Germany, 26 September 2017
  • General Chair (with Christian Uhle), AES Conferencs on Semantic Audio, Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, June 2017
  • Organizer (with Juan Pablo Bello, Elaine Chew), Dagstuhl Seminar Computational Music Structure Analysis, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Wadern, Germany, March 2016
  • Programme Chair (with Frans Wiering), International Society for Music Information Conference (ISMIR), Malaga, Spain, October 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)

  • Reinhard Sonnleitner, Audio Identification via Fingerprinting – Achieving Robustness to Severe Signal Modifications, Johannes Kepler University Linz, May 2017
  • Christof Weiß, Computational Methods for Tonality-Based Style Analysis of Classical Music Audio Recordings, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany, April 2017
  • Karin Dressler, Automatic Transcription of the Melody from Polyphonic Music, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany, April 2017
  • Emilio Molina Martínez, Singing Information Processing: Techniques and Applications, Universidad de Málaga, Spain, February 2017
  • 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 Christian Dittmar, Jakob Abeßer), 2017 AES International Conference on Semantic Audio, Erlangen, Germany, June 2017, ISBN 978-1-942220-15-2
  • 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 Board of Directors of The International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), since October 2009
  • Senior Member of the IEEE Society
  • Member of the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, 2010 - 2016
  • PC Member and Reviewer for ISMIR, ICASSP, DAFx, WASPAA, ICMC, ACM-MM, ECDL, SIGGRPAH, IEEE Transaction, ...

Tutorials (selection)

  • Tutorial (with Christof Weiß), A Basic Introduction to Audio-Related Music Information Retrieval, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Suzhou, China, 23-28 October 2017
    Website with Sources
  • Tutorial (with Stefan Balke, Christof Weiß), Automatisierte Methoden der Musikverarbeitung, 47. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Chemnitz, Germany, 25 September 2017
  • Meisterklasse Music Information Retrieval (with Christof Weiß), Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, 5 - 7 April 2017
  • 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 Paper Award of the International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA) for the paper Analysis of the Tbilisi State Conservatory Recordings of Artem Erkomaishvili in 1966 by Frank Scherbaum, Meinard Müller, and Sebastian Rosenzweig, 2017
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  • 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
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  • Studentische Lehrevaluation der Technischen Fakultät der Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 3. Platz der Kategorie Praktikum (3/42) für das Audio Processing Laboratory, Summer Semester 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
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  • 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
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  • Best Teaching Award of the Fachschaftsrat Informatikstudiengänge for the course Music Processing, Universität des Saarlandes, Summer Semester 2010
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  • 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
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