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III Interdisciplinary Conference in Flamenco Research – INFLA and II International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis – FMA

Some news about the INFLA-FMA event I am co-organizing!



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ISMIR 2012

I am tutorial chair at ISMIR 2012 in Porto. I am looking forward to organize a good tutorial sessions, so proposals and ideas are very welcome!



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III INterdisciplinary Conference in FLAmenco Research (INFLA 2012) and II International Workhop of Folk Music Analysis (FMA 2012)

I am co-organizing an international scientific event in my city, Seville, which is in fact, the most wonderful event I can think of at the moment: flamenco, folk music, music computing, april, Sevilla!

You can find at the web all the needed information. I am very happy as I think it will be an amazing event and an oportunity for everyone to come to the Feria de Sevilla this year 🙂

I hope many people will join.

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Remote contribution to ISMIR 2011

It’s a pity I cannot attend this year’s ISMIR, as the place is very nice (I have some very good friends in Miami) and the program seems very nice too. It’s not easy with two small children to be away for so long!! In any case there are some small contributions to MIREX I have been involved in, leaded by our PhD students Justin Salamon (predominant melody estimation) and Jose Zapata (tempo estimation). We had very good results. You can have a look at our MIREX poster for a brief overview and read the abstracts for more details.


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My school’s 125th anniversary

Last Saturday the school I studied in Seville celebrated its 125th Anniversary. I had the change of attending the celebration and taking part in a book that gathers the experience of 125 old students. It’s amazing to see how our school has changed over the years, read what people have become and how school influenced them.

I met old friends from long time ago and talked about children, work and old times. The book is available if you want to read my old memories, I’m in page 244! I’m very proud that they chose me.

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8th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing 13-15 June 2011, Madrid, Spain

Registration is now open for CBMI 2011 in Madrid, Spain. An exciting technical program has been set up, including invited lectures and demonstrations, to show the latest research results in Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. We strongly invite all interested researchers to register and participate in the workshop. More details are available on the workshop web site.

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Multimodality, Music Processing and Flamenco Research

This week, I am attending a focused seminar in Multimodal Music Processing.  The organizers managed to gather together an amazing group of researchers from different areas in music technology. We are trying to discuss on the challenges related to the combination of different modalities of information into music processing systems.

What do we mean by multi-modality?

A “Modality” can be defined as “any of the various types of sensation, such as vision or hearing” or even “any of the five senses”. How to take advantage of information from our five senses into music processing systems? If we also consider the “context” and the “user” as an information source, we then have a huge amount of information to be efficiently combined.

This is mainly the challenge of all of the area, dealing and combining data and information for a particular task.

I tried to apply multimodality to my current project in flamenco music and I realized we are facing a multi-modal, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural problem.

–       Multi-modal: we are dealing with the integration of different knowledge sources: music, expression, context, cultural information, anthropological data, listener judgments, text, image and movement.

–       Multi-disciplinary: each modality formalizes differently, so how to formalize knowledge from other disciplines into music processing systems: music content processing, knowledge discovery, musicology (flamenco scholars), cognition, anthropology and literature.

–       Multi-cultural: How to refine music processing systems to be significant to people from different musical backgrounds and cultures.

So I am gathering nice ideas at this seminar!

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Jornadas de la Sociedad(e) Ibérica de TEcnologia MUsical, 2010

In December (16th-17th) I will be attending the first meeting of SITEMU (Sociedad(e) Ibérica de Tecnologia Musical) in Madrid,  for spanish and portuguese researchers interested in music technology. The number of researchers in this area in Spain has increased a lot, which is very good for your community. I hope I will be able to meet many people and get to know other institutions interested in audio and music content processing.  Registration is free, so anyone interested in welcome. This is the web page.

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Symposium on audio and multimedia signal processing, CMNE 2011

I am co-organizing, together with Rui Pedro Paiva (University of Coimbra) a symposium in Audio and Multimedia Signal Processing that I hope will be a nice event. The conference (CMNE) is targeted towards master and PhD students presenting their new ideas and advancements on the field, and is willing to foster collaborations between Spain and Portugal. I attach the call for papers here, I hope it will be a success, mainly for researchers from Spain and Portugal! In addition, it takes place in the wonderful city of Coimbra in Portugal. 

This is the first time I am writing a call for papers in English, Spanish and Portuguese, I hope there are not big mistakes!


The forthcoming Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering – CMNE 2011 will take place in Coimbra (Portugal), from 14-17 June, and is organized by the APMTAC - Associação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional in association with SEMNI – Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería, as a result of a longstanding collaboration between the two Institutions.

This initiative should lead to a deepening of the collaboration and scientific understanding of Spain and Portugal within the Numerical Methods framework.

CMNE 2011 ( will be the ideal forum to air the most recent advances and future trends in numerical and computational methods in Engineering. It is open to students and experts interested in their development and application.  (

Mini-symposium in "Audio and Multimedia Signal Processing": co-organized by Rui Pedro Paiva (Univ. Coimbra) and Emilia Gómez (Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).

Topics: Music Information Retrieval (focusing on audio signal processing) and other areas related to audio and multimedia signal processing.

We encourage the submission of works by master and PhD students even in a preliminary phase. 

Abstract submission:
Abstract should have a maximum length of 250 words. A template is available at, as well as indications for abstract submission.

- Abstract submission: 30th of November, 2010.
- Notification of acceptance: 30th of January, 2011.
- Final paper submission: 31st of March, 2011. 

CMNE2011 Executive Comission

     António Tadeu                       António Rodríguez-Ferran
     Isabel Figueiredo                   Ignasi Colominas
     Luís Filipe Menezes               Jesus M.Blanco
     APMTAC                              SEMNI 

P.S. Appologies for cross-posting.


El próximo Congresso de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería - CMNE 2011 tendrá lugar en Coimbra, del 14 a 17 de Junio de 2010, cimentando una extensa colaboració entre la APMTAC - Associação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional y la SEMNI - Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería.

Esta iniciativa permitirá profundizar la colaboración y el entendimiento científico entre España y Portugal, en el ámbito de los métodos numéricos en ingeniería.

El CMNE 2011 ( constituirá, por tanto, un fórum de discursión de los avances más recientes y direcciones futuras de los métodos numéricos y computacionales en ingeniería, abierto a investigadores, estudiantes y profesionales interesados en su desarrollo y aplicación (

Mini-simposyum en "Procesado de señal audio y multimedia":
Convidamos a todos los colegas interesados en enviar un resumen de trabajo para representar en éste mini-symposium, co-organizado por Rui Pedro Paiva (Univ. Coimbra) y Emilia Gómez (Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).

Temas del Symposium:
Se dará particular importancia a trabajos en el área de Music Information Retrieval (en especial sub-áreas más relacionadas con el procesado de señales audio). Serán también considerados trabajos en otras áreas de procesado de audio y multimedia.

Se incentiva la presentación de trabajos de estudiantes de máster y doctorado, incluso en su fase preliminar.

Envío de Resúmenes:
Los resúmenes deben tener un máximo de 250 palabras, encontrándose disponible un template CMNE 2011 en (, así como las instrucciones para su envío electrónico.

- Fecha límite de envío de resúmenes: 30 de Noviembre de 2010.
- Comunicación de aceptación: 30 de Enero de 2011.
- Envío de artículo en su versión final: 31 de Marzo de 2011. 

Comisión Directiva del CMNE2011

     António Tadeu                       António Rodríguez-Ferran
     Isabel Figueiredo                   Ignasi Colominas
     Luís Filipe Menezes               Jesus M.Blanco
     APMTAC                               SEMNI 

P.S. Pedimos disculpas por la recepción de la presente información por duplicado.


O próximo Congresso de Métodos Numéricos em Engenharia - CMNE 2011 decorrerá em Coimbra, de 14 a 17 de Junho, cimentando uma franca colaboração entre a APMTAC - Associação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional e a SEMNI - Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería.
Pretende-se que ele permita o aprofundamento da colaboração e entendimento científico entre Portugal e Espanha, no âmbito dos métodos numéricos em engenharia.
O CMNE 2011 ( ( constituirá, pois, um fórum de discussão dos avanços mais recentes e direcções futuras dos métodos numéricos e computacionais em engenharia, aberto a investigadores, estudantes e profissionais interessados no seu desenvolvimento e aplicação.  Descarregue a brochura do CMNE 2011, em PDF ( ( ).

Mini-simpósio em "Processamento de sinal aúdio e multimédia":
Convidam-se todos os colegas interessados a submeter o resumo de um possível trabalho para apresentação no mini-simpósio "Processamento de sinal aúdio e multimédia" deste congresso, co-organizado por Rui Pedro Paiva (Univ. Coimbra) e Emilia Gómez (Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).

Tópicos do Simpósio:
Será dada particular importância a submissões na área de Music Information Retrieval (em especial nas sub-áreas com maior envolvência de processamento de sinais áudio). Serão também consideradas submissões noutras áreas de processamento de sinal áudio e multimédia.

São incentivadas submissões de trabalhos de estudantes de doutoramento e mestrado. São encorajados trabalhos ainda em fase preliminar.

Submissão de Resumos:
Os resumos poderão ser preparados com um máximo de 250 palavras, encontrando-se disponível para download o template do CMNE 2011 em ( , bem como as instruções para a sua submissão electrónica.

- Data‑limite para submissão de resumos: 30 de Novembro de 2010.
- Comunicação da aceitação: 30 de Janeiro de 2011.
- Entrega da versão final do artigo: 31 de Março de 2011.

A Comissão Directiva do CMNE2011

     António Tadeu                       António Rodríguez-Ferran
     Isabel Figueiredo                   Ignasi Colominas
     Luís Filipe Menezes                 Jesus M.Blanco
     APMTAC                               SEMNI

P.S. Pedimos desculpa caso tenha recebido a presente informação em duplicado

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CBMI call for papers

I belong to the technical programme committee of the 9th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing.  It’s an interesting event taking place in Madrid this June!

Selected papers will appear, after extension and peer-review, in a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications.

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