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NEMISIG (North East Music Information Special Interest Group) is a yearly informal meeting for Music Information Retrieval researchers who work at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and music. NEMISIG gathers researchers from the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.

Register Here by Thursday, March 14th. Registration is free but we need to make sure we have enough food and coffee for everyone!

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Google Group! You may also wish to join the group.


This year, NEMISIG will be held at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY on March 23, 2024. It is hosted by Doug Turnbull and April Trainor of the Computer Science Department. It will held in Williams Hall near the Campus Center on the Ithaca College campus.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

The NEMIJam DIY Music Party will be at Doug’s house in downtown Ithaca (408 Linn St) from 7-9:30 PM. We will then head over to Personal Best Breawing around 10 PM if you are interested in some late-night shuffleboard.

Come with a full band, a song you would like to play, or anything in between. Just let us know so that we can plan accordingly. We have mics, guitars, guitars amps, an electric piano, a drum set, a bass, guitars, a banjo, hand drums, and a PA system. Feel free to bring your own instrument as well. Extra points for groups that involve players from multiple institutions!

Propose songs and sign up to play them with help from your friends, strangers, or the house band. Or just figure out something to play when you get to the NEMIJam party.

Saturday, March 23, 2024:

We will be in the Williams Hall 225 Lecture Room for most of the morning:

About Ithaca and Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York, is a small city known for its scenic beauty, vibrant cultural scene, and academic atmosphere, largely influenced by Cornell University and Ithaca College. Situated in the Finger Lakes region, it’s renowned for its natural attractions, including gorges, waterfalls, and Cayuga Lake. The downtown area, centered around the Ithaca Commons, is a hub for local shops, restaurants, and arts venues. Ithaca also has a strong community focus on sustainability and progressive politics.

Ithaca College is a private college known for its strong programs in communications, music, and the liberal arts. Established in 1892, it emphasizes a blend of theory and practice in its curriculum. Its picturesque campus overlooks Cayuga Lake and offers a vibrant college town environment, while its alumni network is particularly strong in the media and entertainment industries.

Travel and Accommodations

Ithaca College maintains a list of local hotels.

For the funky boutique hotel experience, we recommend the Argos Inn (great Jazz nights) and the William Henry Miller Inn which are both downtown close to cultural center of downtown Ithaca.

AirBnB/VRBO also have many great options.

Local Map & Parking

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Ithaca College Map is helpful and Google Maps can help you find your way to Williams Hall.

Parking on campus is free on Saturdays but there will be an admissions event during NEMISIG. However, there should be plenty of parking. Lot O near the Park School of Communications is close to Williams Hall and will likely be your best bet.

Getting to Ithaca

The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) is only a few miles away from Ithaca College.

There are also a bunch of bus services that pass through Ithaca. In particular, there are several direct buses from NYC.