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Workshop on SIMSSA (Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis) XIX

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A workshop organized in collaboration with Research Axis 2 (Music information research).

  • Research Workshop
When Sep 21, 2019
from 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Where Room A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. W.
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Registration is now closed. For more information please contact emily.hopkins[at]

* Lunch will be served; in the 'comments' section of your registration, please write down if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.


The Workshop on SIMSSA XIX will follow Eleanor Selfrige-Field’s distinguished lecture earlier in the week, and she will be a special guest. The workshop will include reports on summer progress made by our full-time developers in the lab working on SIMSSA. There will also be an introduction to Jennifer Bain’s new Partnership Development Grant, DACT (Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission), and Julie Cumming’s new SSHRC Insight Grant, MML16 (Mapping the Musical Landscape of the 16th Century).

There will be coffee and snacks during the workshop, and lunch will be served. The workshop is free and open to all, please reserve your spot and let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.


  • 09:30-09:40 - Ichiro Fujinaga: Welcome & Introduction
  • 09:40-09:50 - Jennifer Bain: The Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission (DACT).
  • 09:50-10:00 - Rebecca Shaw: The Differentiae Database
  • 10:00-10:10 - Néstor Nápoles López: Cantus Ultimus: Status Update
  • 10:10-10:20 - Evan Savage: Pitch Finding
  • 10:20-10:30 - Tim de Reuse: Text-to-Image Alignment on Chant Manuscripts
  • 10:30-10:40 - Juliette Regimbal & Jacob Hutnyk: Neon: Full Manuscripts, Lyrics and Staves
  • 10:40-10:50 - Imane Chafi: Cress: MEI Mapping Tool
  • 10:50-11:00 - Alex Daigle: The Power of Rodan
  • 11:00-11:30 - Coffee Break
  • 11:30-11:40 - Julie Cumming: Introducing MML16: Mapping the Musical Landscape of the 16th Century
  • 11:40-11:50 - Martha Thomae: OMR for Mensural Notation: Looking at a Guatemalan Music Manuscript
  • 11:50-12:00 - Yaolong Ju (& Sam Howes): Chord Progressions in Lutheran Chorales
  • 12:00-12:10 - Emily Hopkins: SIMSSA DB: Symbolic Music Discovery and Search
  • 12:10-12:20 - David Garfinkle: PatternFinder: Symbolic Music Retrieval
  • 12:20-12:45 - Julie Cumming, Cory McKay, Néstor Nápoles López, Sylvain Margot: Contrapuntal Style: Pierre de la Rue vs. Josquin Des Prez
  • 12:45-12:55 - Cory McKay (on behalf of Rían Adamían): jSymbolic in 2019: Updates and Improvements
  • 13:00 - Lunch
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