Call for Tutorials

The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world’s leading research forum on processing, analyzing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. The 24th ISMIR conference, to be held in Milan, Italy from November 5-9 2023, welcomes proposals for tutorials to be given in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials take place at the start of the ISMIR conference, and this year will be held on Sunday, Nov 5, 2023. Each tutorial is allocated 3 hours to concentrate on a single topic, with tutorials taking place in parallel sessions. Tutorials are expected to be delivered in person for quality of experience. The ISMIR community, however, is very sensitive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the ISMIR board and Organizing Committee are willing and ready to help presenters with specific needs (e.g. visa problems, parental leave, health or financial issues, etc.). We therefore encourage prospective tutorial presenters with such needs to reach out to the Tutorial Co-Chairs ( and discuss options (exceptions to the in-presence rule or possibility of financial support). To make the conference more accessible and inclusive, in addition to the standard tutorial suggestions, we particularly welcome tutorial proposals which either cover fundamental and introductory topics in MIR, or present an informative and stimulating coverage of current MIR topics in a manner that is targeted towards people new to the field.

Important Dates

Time zone : Anywhere On Earth (AOE)

  • Initial Proposal Submission: March 29, 2023
  • Revised Proposal Submission: April 5, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2023


Initial proposals should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to by March 29, 2023. After that, authors are welcome to submit revised submissions (but not initiate new submissions) by April 5, 2023.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should consist of a 2–4 page abstract including the following:

  • Title
  • Presenter names, affiliations, and email addresses
  • Motivation and relevance of the tutorial
  • Outline of the tutorial content
  • Intended and expected audience
  • Short biography of the presenters
  • Presentation tools and format to be used
  • Any other special requirements

Review Process

Acceptance/rejection decisions will be made by the ISMIR 2023 Tutorial Chairs, and notifications will be made by May 10, 2023. The decision will depend on the following criteria:

  • Relevance (i.e., of interest to the whole community or only a segment thereof)
  • Suitability to students who are new to MIR and to those with basic knowledge of MIR (rather than specialists)
  • Quality, comprehensiveness and coverage
  • Originality of topics with respect to previous ISMIR tutorials
  • Novelty of authors with respect to previous ISMIR tutorials
  • Expertise of authors
  • Suitability for online presentation
  • Complementarity of tutorials
  • Usage of open-source and free software tools/data, reproducible research

You may refer to the tutorials offered in previous years for recently covered topics: