Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+10: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2015

Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Contents: Introduction | Call for Contributions | Deadlines | Poster Instructions | Programme | Registration | Venue | Hotels


  • DMRN+10 is sponsored by the following EPSRC Progarmme Grants:

                        EPSRC EP/J010375/1

                   EPSRC EP/L019981/1

                                                        EPSRC EP/K003569/1


Keynote Speaker

  • Prof. Steve Benford (University of Nottingham)

            will talk on "Putting Music in Context".




Digital music is an important and fast-moving research area. Sophisticated digital tools for the creation, generation and dissemination of music have established clear synergies between music and leisure industries, the use of technology within art, the creative industries and the creative economy. Digital music research is emerging as a "transdiscipline" across the usual academic boundaries of computer science, electronic engineering and music.

The Digital Music Researh Network (DMRN) aims to promote research in the area of Digital Music, by bringing together researchers from UK universities and industry in electronic engineering, computer science, and music.

DMRN will be holding its next 1-day workshop on Tuesday 22nd December 2015. The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks.

The workshop will be an ideal opportunity for networking with other people working in the area. There will also be an opportunity to continue discussions after the Workshop in a nearby Pub/Restaurant.

See also information about past events: DMRN+9DMRN+8,  DMRN+7,  DMRN+6,  DMRN+5,  DMRN+4,  DMRN+3,  DMRN+2, DMRN+1


Call for Contributions

You are invited to submit a proposal for a talk and/or a poster to be presented at this event.

Talks may range from the latest research, through research overviews or surveys, to opinion pieces or position statements, particularly those likely to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience. Most talks will be 20 to 30 minutes, although there may be some flexibility to accommodate other lengths depending on the number of submissions. Short announcement about other items of interest (e.g. future events or other networks) are also welcome.

Posters can be on any research topic of interest to the members of the network. Posters (A0 portrait) will be on display through the day, including lunch break and coffee breaks. The poster abstracts will be collated into a digest and distributed on the day, and authors will be encouraged to submit an electronic versions of posters (e.g. in PDF format) to allow the posters to be viewed after the event.


Please submit your talk or poster proposal in the form of an abstract (maximum 1 page of A4) in an email to giving the following information about your presentation:

  • Authors
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Preference for talk or poster (or "no preference").

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 27 November 2015.

You will be notified of acceptance by Friday 4 December 2015.


  • 27 Nov 2015: Abstract submission deadline
  •   4 Dec 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • 11 Dec 2015: Early bird registrations deadline
  • 22 Dec 2015: DMRN+10 Workshop

Poster Instructions

Each poster must fit on a poster board that is 3 feet (91.4 cm) wide and 6 feet (182.9 cm) tall. However, posters should not reach down to the floor as this makes them hard to read. Posters should therefore be no more than 85 cm (33.5 in) wide and no more than 119 cm (46.9 in) tall (i.e., no larger than A0 portrait or A1 landscape).

IMPORTANT: Posters wider than the stated dimensions will not fit on the poster boards. A0 landscape is TOO WIDE.




Registration opens


Welcome and opening remarks

Prof. Mark Sandler (Director, Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary University of London)



"Putting Music in Context",

Prof. Steve Benford (University of Nottingham)


"Deforming recordings of musical performances using dynamic music objects", Florian Thalmann, Sebastian Ewert, Geraint A. Wiggins and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Computer-generated musical accompaniment for live performance", Christodoulos Aspromallis and Nicolas E. Gold (University College London)


"An exploration of technological agency in improvisational contexts", Tom Davis (Bournemouth University)


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display


"Modeling meter induction as perceptual inference using IDyOM", Bastiaan van der Weij (University of Amsterdam) and Marcus Pearce (Queen Mary University of London)


"A multidisciplinary approach to timbre and acoustic characterisation of bowed instruments", Massimiliano Zanoni, Francesco Setragno, Antonio Canclini, Fabio Antonacci, Michele Buccoli and Augusto Sarti (Politecnico di Milano)


"A melodic descriptor for folk melodies classification", Maria Panteli and Simon Dixon (Queen Mary University of London)


"Statistical generation of two-voice florid counterpoint", Víctor Padilla (Universidad del País Vasco) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco & Basque Foundation for Science)


Posters will be on display


"Sonification of big data as music/meaning making", Samuel Van Ransbeeck and Robin Laney (The Open University)


"Real-time generation and presentation of music, text and dance notations", Richard Hoadley (Anglia Ruskin University)


"Music technology in schools: problems and possibilities", Marina Gall (University of Bristol)


"Ada Lovelace notes and numbers", David De Roure (University of Oxford)


Panel Discussion



* - There will be an opportunity to continue discussions after the Workshop in a nearby Pub/Restaurant.




"The audio feature ontology framework: Leveraging linked data formats for music informatics", Alo Allik, György Fazekas and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Unified access to media industry and academic datasets: A case study in early music", David M. Weigl, Kevin R. Page (University of Oxford), David Lewis, Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of London) and Ian Knopke (BBC)


"Geo-location adaptive music player", Alfonso Perez-Carrillo, Florian Thalmann and György Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London)


"Sonifying the scene: Re-framing and manipulating meaning through audio augmentation", Alan Chamberlain and Adrian Hazzard (University of Nottingham)


"Bela: an open-source embedded platform for ultra-low-latency audio and sensor processing", Andrew McPherson, Astrid Bin, Liam Donovan, Christian Heinrichs, Robert Jack, Giulio Moro, Laurel Pardue (Queen Mary University of London) and Victor Zappi (British Columbia University)


"Biologically inspired rhythm following robot", Di Sheng and György Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London)


"Creating semantic links between research articles and music artists", Mariano Mora-McGinity and György Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London) and Gary Ogilvie (Northampton University)


"Web audio evaluation tool: A browser-based listening test framework", Nicholas Jillings, David Moffat, Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Transformational methods for chorale generation", Raymond Whorley (The Open University) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco & Basque Foundation for Science)


"Auralisation of deep convolutional neural networks", Keunwoo Choi, György Fazekas and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Understanding social media and sound: Music, meaning and membership, the case of SoundCloud", Alan Chamberlain, Sean McGrath and Steve Benford (University of Nottingham)


"Real-time sound effects web service (RTSFX)", William Wilkinson and Joshua D. Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"The GeoTracks player: Supporting ‘musical’ adaptations of mobile playlists", Chris Greenhalgh and Adrian Hazzard (University of Nottingham)


"Automatic subgrouping of multitrack audio", David Ronan, David Moffat, Hatice Gunes and Joshua D. Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"A dimensional contextual semantic model for music description and retrieval", Michele Buccoli, Alessandro Gallo, Massimiliano Zanoni, Augusto Sarti and Stefano Tubaro (Politecnico di Milano)


"Scattering transform vs. oracle filtering interventions", Francisco Rodríguez-Algarra, Bob L. Sturm and Hugo Maruri-Aguilar (Queen Mary University of London)


"Musical audio remixing using source separation", Emad M. Grais, Gerard Roma, Andrew J.R. Simpson and Mark D. Plumbley (University of Surrey)


"Audio effects data on the semantic web", Thomas Wilmering, Alo Allik, György Fazekas and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Understanding music through social commentary networks", Ben Fields and Christophe Rhodes (Goldsmiths University of London)



A registration fee is payable, to cover room hire & refreshments.

Registration fees:

  • £40 - Early Bird Registrations - until Friday 11 December 2015.
  • £60 - Regular - after the above date.

How to Register

Please register on-line, here.


Contact information:


Att. Panos Kudumakis

qMedia, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7882 6152


The Event will take place at the Arts One Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.

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The venue is easily accessible by public transport. It is within a five minute walk of both Mile End Underground station (Central, District, and Hammersmith & City lines) and Stepney Green Underground station (District, and Hammersmith & City lines).

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