Admittedly, I slept in this morning and missed the first oral session at 2018 International Society of Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) Conference. This is notable because, for the past two years, I have been a program chair for the conference. This has meant that I had had to arrive early, help setup the lecture hall, meet with the session chairs, track down speakers, help setup poster boards, do sound and video checks, and put out tons of small fires. Things always ran smoothly but that was always a small amount of ambient stress during the week.
What I am doing here is:
- Learning more about deep learning for content-based
autotagging& music similarity.
- Exploring how deep learning can be used for playlist generation
- Presenting a late-breaking abstract on music event recommendation
- Running an unconference workshop session to collect feedback and generate ideas for the academic program
- Interacting with all of my favorite friends and researcher
Post Conference Update: The conference was a great success in terms of growth (450 participants), innovative research ideas, and community enthusiasm. The organizers (