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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 has previously been hosted at Columbia (2008, 2014), NYU (2010), Drexel (2011, 2016), Dartmouth (2012), The Echo Nest (2013), Ithaca College (2015), University of Rochester (2017), Brown University (2018), and Brooklyn College (2019).

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 in Northampton MA, 1 February 2020. It is co-hosted by Smith’s Program in Statistics and Data Science and Department of Computer Science.

NEMISIG is being sponsored by iZotope. Their generous support allows for us to have coffee and lunch for the day. Thank you to iZotope!

iZotope logo - Thank you iZotope!

NEMISIG – Schedule

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Morning Schedule

In McConnell Hall, room 105


Noon to 1pm – Food (provided) and conversation

Afternoon Schedule

Unconference in Ford Hall

Dinner is on your own before NEMIJAM


NEMIJAM will be in the Earle Recital Hall is in the basement of Sage Hall from 7pm to 9pm. Please bring any instruments, mics, and/or amps that you would like to use.

Local Map & Parking

Relevant part of Smith College

The Smith Parking that should be free on Saturday is off Green street. Click here for the Google Map pin.

Travel and Accommodations

Northampton is located within the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. Northampton and the surrounding area is known for its bustling art community and excellent food scene. The Pioneer Valley is also home to the Five College Consortium, including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts, and Smith College.

Getting to Northampton

Getting around Northampton

Staying in Northampton

Most hotels are located in Hadley MA (across the river) about 20 minutes by car. There are two hotels in Northampton and one in Florence (a village of Northampton). Price quotes are approximate, based on a quick Google search:

AirBnBs are also an option, with an average price around $110.

Student Travel Grants

Unfortunately this year, we are not able to offer student travel grants.