Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Sound and Music Technology

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  1. Kejun Zhang
  2. Kun Qian
  3. Xi Shao
  4. Xin Wang
Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Sound and Music Technology

The book presents selected papers at the 9th Conference on Sound and Music Technology (CSMT) held virtually in June 2022, organized by Zhejiang University, China. CSMT is a multidisciplinary conference focusing on audio processing and understanding with bias on music and acoustic signals. The primary aim of the conference is to promote the collaboration between art society and technical society in China.

In this book, the paper included covers a wide range topic from speech, signal processing, music understanding, machine learning, and signal processing for advanced medical diagnosis and treatment applications, which demonstrates the target of CSMT merging arts and science research together. Its content caters to scholars, researchers, engineers, artists, and education practitioners not only from academia but also industry, who are interested in audio/acoustics analysis signal processing, music, sound, and artificial intelligence (AI).


After nine years of development, with the outstanding effort from the organisation committees, the Conference on Sound and Music Technology (CSMT) has become a leading conference in the area of computational audition in China, with a growing reputation among sound and music engineers, artists, researchers and scientists. The first event was held in Fudan University on 14 December 2013, with a slightly different name—China Conference on Sound and Music Computing Work- shop (CSMCW)—and with the proceedings published in Chinese. This event, CSMT 2021, the ninth in the series, is hosted by Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, based in Hangzhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China, with two World Cultural Heritage sites: the West Lake and the Grand Canal. The Conservatory is a fantastic place to host this exciting event, not only providing an excellent venue for the technical sessions, but also offering a great opportunity for engaging and educating the next generation of music artists, engineers and practitioners.

Since four years ago, an annual English co-proceeding is published by including selected English papers, along with the Chinese proceeding. This has clearly lifted its impact among international audience of sound and music technologies and improved its profile worldwide, which may prove crucial for its development into a long-lasting and marked event in the global stage in the area of computer audition, acoustic engineering and music technology.

This year saw overall 11 out of 19 English submissions accepted (57.89% accep- tance rate) and 21 out of 40 Chinese submissions (52.5%), hence featuring an overall acceptance rate of 54.24%. This demonstrates the high standard set by CSMT organisation committee and the competitive process in selecting high-quality papers. The accepted papers cover a range of topics, including music instrument recognition, automatic piano transcription, music source separation, design of blowing instrument controller, sports music, singing voice separation and detection, music emotion recognition, audio tagging, multimodal scene classification, heart sound analysis, Chinese traditional instrument Pipa recording, classification of pathological speech, sound denoising, sound mixing and music generation. This shows the broad range of interest emerging from the community, the widespread impact on the scientific development in this area and the multidisciplinary nature of this field.

Nowadays, with the rapid development of artificial intelligence, the development of sound and music technology is also moving at a fast pace. The CSMT conference provides an excellent platform for facilitating the exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners, stimulating interest from the participants and wide communities and nurturing novel ideas and technological advancement in this exciting area. It is envisaged that the publication of this edition helps expose the new development of this field in China to the international communities, bridge the communications between researchers in China and those from the world and add valuable materials to the reading list in the libraries worldwide.

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