SIGMUS is a multidisciplinary research community that draws upon a wide range of disciplines and methodologies including
- signal processing,
- pattern recognition,
- artificial intelligence,
- 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,
- 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)
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)
- The 86th regular meeting
July 28-30, 2010 (Tsukuba grand Hotel at Ibaraki)
- The 87th regular meeting
October 14-15, 2010 (KDDI R&D Laboratories at Saitama)
- The 88th regular meeting
December 4-5, 2010 (Showa Academia Musicae at Kanagawa)
- The 89th regular meeting
February 18-19, 2010 (Kyushu University at Fukuoka)
- The 90th regular meeting
May 12-13, 2011 or May 13-14, 2011 (in Kyoto City)
- CFP (Appliation due: Mid in March)
- The 91st regular meeting
July 27-29, 2011 (Kujigawa Green Hotel at Ibaraki)
- CFP (Application due: Late in May)
- The 92nd regular meeting
Early in October, 2011 (NTT Communication Science Laboratories at Atsug/Kanagawa)
- CFP (Application due: Early in August, 2011)
- The 93rd regular meeting
December 9-11, 2011 (University of Tokyo/Hongo Campus)
- CFP (Application due: Early in October)
- The 94th regular meeting
February 3-4, 2012 (Tokai district)
- CFP (Application due: Early in December, 2011)
- Introduction of SIGMUS [HTML version] [PS version] [PDF version] (only in Japanese)
- How to join us (in Japanese) (General Information for enrolling in a SIG of IPSJ (in English))
- Member list of the steering committee of SIGMUS (in English)
- Application form for presenting at a regular meeting (in Japanese)
- About The Working Groups
- So far SIGMUS has organized several working groups. The aim is to develop a vision towards solutions for responding promptly and flexibly to the rapidly changing trends, objectives and demands reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the research area. At present, Rencon WG and InterCollege WG are in action.
- Rencon WG pursues evaluation methods for performance rendering systems. Since 2002 it has been organizing workshops where participants discuss the problems in expressive performance and music evaluation contests for performance rendering systems. For more information on its activities, sample music generated by performance rendering systems, and references, please visit the Rencon WG's web page.
- InterCollege WG is a networking forum that is designed to facilitate discussions and increasing networking opportunities for those universities and colleges with departments undergoing musical information processing-related research and/or creation. Since 1995 it has been organizing computer music concerts jointed with SIGMUS meeting. Please visit the InterCollege WG's web page for more information.