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We are a subdivision of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck.


Our passion lies in developing innovative methods for efficient data storage and analyses aiming to assist users and businesses to meet their information needs.




ISMIR 2018

This week, Eva is presenting her and Martin's paper "Content-based User Models: Modeling the Many Faces of Musical Preferences" at the 19th International Society of Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) in Paris. This year, Eva is also co-chair for the Women in Music Information Retrieval activities at ISMIR (together with Audrey Laplante from the University of Montreal, Canada).

DBIS@CLEF in Avignon, France

As a co-organizer of the annual PAN workshop Michael attended the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF) last week in Avignon, France. The style change detection task, organized by DBIS, had six successful submissions with very promising results, which were presented at the conference. Also in 2018, PAN could again top the number of registrations (227) and the number of active participants(41), making it one of the mostly active tasks at CLEF in general. Looking forward to next year!

CONFERENCE ON Content-based Multimedia Indexing

This week, Eva will be presenting Martin and her work on multi-context music recommendation at the International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing in La Rochelle, France. We are particularly proud to say that our paper has received the Best Student Paper Award :)

New Project: Digitization and Visualization of Archives and Collections

Together with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Theo Hug (Department of Media, Society and Communication), Eva will be leading the project "Digitization and Visualization of Archives and Collections" that aims for developint and applying concepts, methods and visual tools for the interactive presentation and analyses of archivals. The project is generously funded by the Region of Tyrol (Leuchtturmprojekt). 

The project builds on new possibilities of the development of generic interfaces and the visual exploration of archives and collections and combines them with regard to a modular set of open source software for visual presentation and examination of archival documents. The development and application of the concepts, methods and tools takes place prototypically on the example of the radical constructivism and the Ernst von Glasersfeld Archive, on the other hand, the modular tool set can generally be used in memory institutions in the cultural field (GLAM).


It's a busy week for DBIS. Eva is presenting her work on Culture-aware Music Recommender Systems at the User Modeling and Personalization Conference (UMAP) in Singapore. She is also the co-organizer of the IUADaptMe workshop at UMAP, which was successfully held on Sunday. At the same time, Martin is presenting Carl: A Sports Award Recommender at the eCom workshop at the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR)  in Ann Arbour, US.