NEMISIG (North East Music Information Special Interest Group) is a yearly informal meeting for Music Information Retrieval researchers who work at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and music.
For those familiar with the International Society of Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), NEMISIG often serves as a mini-conference to informally discuss research progress a few months in advance of the submission deadline.
Recent incarnations of NEMISIG have also featured an open “jam session,” since we’re in it for the music, after all.
NEMISIG gathers researchers from the Northeastern United States and has previously been hosted at a number of locations in the past:
- 2020 - Smith College, MA
- 2019 - Brooklyn College, NY
- 2018 - Brown University, RI
- 2017 - University of Rochester, NY
- 2016 - Drexel University, PA
- 2015 - Ithaca College, NY
- 2014 - Columbia University, NY
- 2013 - The EchoNest, MA
- 2012 - Dartmouth College, NH
- 2011 - Drexel University, PA
- 2010 - New York University, NY
- 2009 - …?
- 2008 - Columbia University, NY
Keen to help host a NEMISIG?
The workshop usually draws around 50 individuals and is meant to be completely free, with costs subsidized through University budgets, industry sponsorhip, or (ideally) both. The workshop is traditionally held at the end of January / beginning of February, and organization is usually discussed in October / November.
Get in touch!
NEMISIG maintains a lightly trafficked mailing list, which you can view / join here.