Peter Knees


Assistant Professor

TU Wien
Faculty of Informatics
Institute of Information Systems Engineering
Information & Software Engineering
Favoritenstraße 9-11/194-1, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Office: Room HE 01 46
Hours: by appointment
Phone: +43 1 58801 188 312
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Peter Knees
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Teaching


If you are interested in a practical project, Bachelor's thesis, or Master's thesis on Music Information Retrieval, Recommender Systems, or the digital arts, please contact me.

Courses offered in WS 2019/20

Courses offered in SS 2019

Past and external teaching activities can be found here.


Research


Research Interests

  • Music Information Retrieval (MIR)
  • Web Information Retrieval
  • Multimedia Retrieval
  • Recommender Systems
  • Digital Media Arts
My ORCID: 0000-0003-3906-1292


Publications

I co-authored the book Music Similarity and Retrieval: An Introduction to Audio- and Web-based Strategies published in the Springer Information Retrieval series and the chapter Music Recommender Systems in the Recommender Systems Handbook (2nd ed.), also published by Springer.

The full list of my publications can be found here.

For citation counts etc. please refer to my Google Scholar profile.

       

Research Talks


Tutorials and Summer Schools


Current Projects

  • Towards an alliance for distributed ethnomusicology data
    (funded by ASEA-Uninet, 2018-2019; project lead: MDW) This project examines the current situation of data sets in ethno-musicology and develops standardized ways for data storage and data access between partner organizations. We have formed an initial alliance in the South-East Asian region and are building first examples of tentative applications by means of automatic content and metadata analysis.

Past Projects

  • GiantSteps – Seven League Boots for Music Creation and Performance
    (EU FP7-ICT-2013-10, project no. 610591, 2013-2016) The GiantSteps project unites leading music research institutions, industrial R&D companies, and music practitioners, to combine techniques and technologies in new ways, including state-of-the-art interface design techniques with MIR methods new in the areas of real-time interaction and creativity.
  • sound/tracks
    This art project aims at capturing the visual impressions of train journeys and translating them into a musical composition in real-time. The passing scenery is captured with a camera and translated into instantaneously played back piano music, adding a synaesthetic sound dimension to the visual experience and deepening the state of contemplation.
  • The nepTune Interface
    Given a digital music collection, nepTune creates a virtual landscape which allows the user to freely navigate in this collection. This is accomplished by automatically extracting features from the audio signal and clustering the music pieces, generating a 3D island landscape in which the user can hear the closest sounds with respect to the current position. Additionally, knowledge extracted automatically from the Web is incorporated to enrich the landscape with semantic information.
    (Demo Video)



Scientific Services


Editorial Service


Program Chair / Organizer of Scientific Events


Service on Program Committees

Program Committee Member of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

Program Committee / Technical Program Committee Member

  • 35th ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC2020): Track on Recommender Systems, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 25th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2020), Cagliari, Italy
  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR 2019), San Diego, CA, USA
  • 27th Annual eTourism Conference (ENTER 2020), Surrey, UK
  • ACM Multimedia 2019, Nice, France
  • 13th ACM Recommender Systems Conference (RecSys 2019) + LBR, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2019), Cambridge, UK
  • 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2019), Macao, China
  • 27th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2019) + Demo & LBR, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • 21st IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2019), Moscow, Russia
  • 24th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2019) + Poster/Demo, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19), Honolulu, HI, USA
  • 26th Annual eTourism Conference (ENTER 2019), Nikosia, Cyprus
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR 2018), Taichung, Taiwan
  • ACM Multimedia 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 12th ACM Recommender Systems Conference (RecSys 2018), Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 20th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2018), Vienna, Austria
  • 14th Annual SEMANTiCS Conference, 2018, Vienna, Austria
  • 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2018) + LBR/TOR/Demo, Singapore
  • 23th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2018) Poster/Demo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2017) LBR/TOR/Demo, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 7th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2017), San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 2017 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2017) Open Source Session, Bucharest, Romania
  • 20th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2015), Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC-15), Maynooth, Ireland
  • 21st International Conference on MultiMedia Modelling (MMM 2015) Special Session, Sydney, Australia
  • ACM Multimedia 2014, Orlando, FL, USA
  • 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) Tutorials, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 21st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2013), Marrakech, Morocco
  • 35th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2013) Tutorials, Moscow, Russia
  • ACM Multimedia 2012, Nara, Japan
  • ACM Multimedia Interactive Arts Program 2010, Florence, Italy
  • ACM Multimedia Interactive Arts Program 2009, Beijing, China

Workshop Program Committee Member

  • 2nd Workshop on Speech, Music and Mind (SMM18), Vienna, Austria. Satellite Event of INTERSPEECH 2019, Graz, Austria
  • 1st International Workshop on Management of User-Generated Data (MUSD) at ADBIS 2019, Bled, Slovenia
  • RecSys Challenge 2018 Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • IUI Workshop on Theory-Informed User Modeling for Tailoring and Personalizing Interfaces (HUMANIZE):
    • 2017 (Limassol, Cyprus), 2018 (Tokyo, Japan), 2019 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing for Personality & Social Networks Analysis at ICPR 2018, Beijing, China
  • 4th Workshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems (EMPIRE) at RecSys 2016, Boston, MA, USA
  • International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval (AMR):
    • 2011 (Barcelona, Spain), 2012 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • RecSys Workshop on Music Recommendation and Discovery (WOMRAD):
    • 2010 (Barcelona, Spain), 2011 (Chicago, IL, USA)

Reviewer

  • IEEE Computer
  • Machine Learning
  • Fuzzy Sets and Systems
  • Computers & Electrical Engineering
  • ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TIIS)
  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Applications (TIST)
  • IEEE MultiMedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Processing Letters (IPL)
  • Information Processing and Management (IPM)
  • International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL)
  • International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP)
  • Journal of New Music Research (JNMR)
  • Music & Science
  • Arts
  • Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
  • Journal of Information Science (InfoSci)
  • Open Journal of Information Systems (OJIS)

  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
  • European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)
  • German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI)
  • International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)
  • International Computer Music Conference (ICMC)
  • Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC)
  • European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)
  • ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX)
  • International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technology (SAMT)
  • IEEE Visualization (VIS)
  • Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)
  • alt.chi

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Honors