ISMIR 2006
7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval

Victoria, Canada        8 - 12 October 2006

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Information for Participants


Tutorial Information

The ISMIR 2006 tutorials will take place at University of Victoria campus at the new Engineering and Computer Science building. A map of the UVic campus showing the building (lower left corner) can be found at:
UVic 3D map
There is frequent public transportation from downtown and the Empress to UVic:
Route 4
Route 14
Important: Sunday Oct. 8th also happens to be the Royal Victoria Marathon so make sure you check the bus detours posted on the webpage above. These are the two easiest routes. The staff at the Empress will also be able to help you with arranging for a taxi which would be quite affordable when shared between 2-4 people.


  1. Download the registration form (.pdf) and fill in
  2. Fill in the required fields including the credit card information. Sign BY HAND. (In case you do not have a credit card, contact the conference organizers via email to submit your registration information.)
  3. Fax the completed registration form to:
    ISMIR 2006 
    Attn: Nancy M. Chan
    Dept of Computer Science
    University of Victoria
    P.O. Box 3055 STNCSC
    Victoria, BC V8W 3P6
    Fax: +1 250 472 5708
Note: Only students with valid student cards qualify for the student member discount. Refund poly: Processing fee of 50 CAD before Sep. 1 2006. No refunds after Sep. 1.

The following tutorials have been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8 (more information will be provided on the schedule):

  1. Computational Rhythm Description - F. Gouyon, S. Dixon
  2. User Interfaces for Music Information Retrievail - D. Gerhard
  3. Baysian Methods for Music Signal Analysis - A. Taylan Cemgil
  4. Marsysas-0.2 for audio MIR - G. Tzanetakis, L. G. Martins

Fairmont Empress Hotel


ISMIR 2006, will be held at the :

The hotel is one of the landmarks of Victoria and staying there is a great and unique experience. The room rates we have negotiated are very competitive and we are confident that it is a superb location to host ISMIR. Almost all ISMIR activities will take place in the hotel facilities allowing more time for interaction and socializing. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to visit beautiful Victoria.

Room rates

  • Regular: 156 CAD (not including taxes, double occupancy)
  • Student: 104 CAD (not including taxes, double occupancy)
In addition, children under 18 sharing a room with their parents receive complimentary accommodation.

Regular participants can directly make reservations using the following link (promotional code: GRISM1)
Fairmont Reservations

Student participants need to email the organizing committee (see contact link) which will verify their student status in order to create a rooming list. Currently there are 50 student rate rooms available that will be allocated in a first-come, first serve order. Two students can share a room and must clearly indicate their room-mates in their email.

Travel Information

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