SIGMUS is a multidisciplinary research community that draws upon a wide range of disciplines and methodologies including

  • acoustics,
  • signal processing,
  • pattern recognition,
  • artificial intelligence,
  • musicology
  • and psycho-acoustics.

Since its organization in 1985, the community has grown steadily in membership and stature.

Five regular meetings are being held each year, where papers are presented concerned with

  • automatic transcription,
  • sound source separation,
  • classification,
  • analysis,
  • understanding,
  • retrieval,
  • recommendation,
  • alignment,
  • transformation,
  • summarization,
  • composition,
  • arrangement,
  • synthesis,
  • production,
  • assistance,
  • coding,
  • visualization,
  • user interface,
  • database and annotation.

The following list exhibits the papers that have won the Yamashita Research Award from IPSJ, which highlight the important trends and challenges over the last decade within the MUS community.

  • A Blind Decomposition of Concurrent Sounds (Mamoru Ueda, Waseda University, 1994)
  • Development of Cyber Shakuhati (Tsutomu Kanamori, L.I.S.T., 1995)
  • A Jazz Session System for Interplay among All Players: I. System Overview and Implementation on Distributed Computing Environment (Masataka Goto, Waseda University, 1997)
  • A WWW - based Melody Retrieval System (Tomonari Sonoda, Waseda University, 1999)
  • A Learning Session System : Statistical Modeling of Player's Reactions (Masatoshi Hamanaka, University of Tsukuba, 2001)
  • Papipuun: Music Summarization System based on GTTM (Keiji Hirata, NTT, 2003)
  • Estimation of Number of Sound Sources and Octave Position in Multi - Pitch Extraction Using Harmonic Clustering (Hirokazu Kameoka, The University of Tokyo, 2005)
  • An Error Correction Method of Drum Sound Recognition by Estimating Drum Patterns (Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Kyoto University, 2006)
  • Automatic Synchronization Between Musical Audio Signals and Their Lyrics: Vocal Separation and Viterbi Alignment of Vowel Phonemes (Hiromasa Fujihara, Kyoto University, 2007)
  • A Stochastic Representation of Sung Melody and the Dynamic Characteristics (Yasunori Ohishi, Nagoya University, 2008)
  • SingBySpeaking: Singing Voice Conversion System from Speaking Voice By Controlling Acoustic Features Affecting Singing Voice Perception (Takeshi Saito, AIST, 2008)

What's New

All the linked pages in this section are written only in Japanese.

February 3, 2011.
The Calendar of regular meetings(the 90th - 94th) is added.
January 13, 2011.
Program of the 89th regular meeting appeared here.
December 6, 2010.
Call for Papers of the 88th regular meeting appeared here. (Application due: December 18, 2010.)

Recent & Upcoming Meetings/Conferences

All the linked CFP/Program pages in this section are written only in Japanese.

  • The 85th regular meeting
    May 27-28, 2010 (Tohoku University at Miyagi)
    • CFP (Application due: Mar 26, 2010)
    • Program
  • The 86th regular meeting
    July 28-30, 2010 (Tsukuba grand Hotel at Ibaraki)
    • CFP
    • Program
  • The 87th regular meeting
    October 14-15, 2010 (KDDI R&D Laboratories at Saitama)
    • CFP
    • Program
  • The 88th regular meeting
    December 4-5, 2010 (Showa Academia Musicae at Kanagawa)
    • CFP
    • Program
  • The 89th regular meeting
    February 18-19, 2010 (Kyushu University at Fukuoka)
    • CFP
    • Program
  • The 90th regular meeting
    May 12-13, 2011 or May 13-14, 2011 (in Kyoto City)
    • CFP (Appliation due: Mid in March)
    • Program
  • The 91st regular meeting
    July 27-29, 2011 (Kujigawa Green Hotel at Ibaraki)
    • CFP (Application due: Late in May)
    • Prgoram
  • The 92nd regular meeting
    Early in October, 2011 (NTT Communication Science Laboratories at Atsug/Kanagawa)
    • CFP (Application due: Early in August, 2011)
    • Program
  • The 93rd regular meeting
    December 9-11, 2011 (University of Tokyo/Hongo Campus)
    • CFP (Application due: Early in October)
    • Program
  • The 94th regular meeting
    February 3-4, 2012 (Tokai district)
    • CFP (Application due: Early in December, 2011)
    • Program




Related information (only in Japanese)