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).
NEMISIG is being sponsored by iZotope. Their generous support allows for us to have coffee and lunch for the day. Thank you to iZotope!
NEMISIG – Schedule
Saturday, February 1, 2020
In McConnell Hall, room 105
- 8:15am to 8:45am – Check in, coffee, and pastries
- 8:45am to 10am – Lab presentations
- 10:30am to noon – Posters
Noon to 1pm – Food (provided) and conversation
Unconference in Ford Hall
- 1pm to 1:30pm – Discussion of topics, Rm 345
- 1:30 to 2:30pm – Break out one
- 2:30 to 3pm – Coffee & Reporting out
- 3pm to 4pm – Break out two
- 4pm to 4:30pm – Reporting in
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
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
Northampton Station: Amtrak runs into downtown Northampton.
Northampton Bus Station: For a cheaper alternative to trains, various bus lines into Northampton.
Hartford Airport (BDL): Located 45 minutes south, the nearest airport to Northampton is Bradley International. Pre-arranged travel to and from the aiport (as well as from JFK) is offered by Valley Transporter.
Getting around Northampton
On foot! Northampton is a small city/large town. It is super walkable. Take a stroll and see the sights.
Lyft / Taxis: Northampton also has cabs and ride-share services will get you where you need to go for $5-10.
PVTA: The Pioneer Valley’s public transit network (PVTA) is always an option. Single rides cost $1.50, day passes are $3.50.
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.