Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+3: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2008

Queen Mary, University of London

Tuesday 16th Dec 2008

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


  • Registration is now open (Deadline: 12:00 noon (GMT+0) Wed 10 December 2008)
  • Programme details are available
  • Our first Keynote Speaker is announced:
    Prof. Udo Zölzer (Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg) will talk on "DAFx - Basics and Future Directions"
  • Our second Keynote Speaker is announced:
    Richard Ranft (The British Library National Sound Archive) will talk on "Tinfoils to terabytes: access to archival audio"
  • DMRN+3 is sponsored by Journal of New Music Research


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 16th Dec 2008. 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:

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 14 November 2008.

You will be notified of acceptance by 21 November 2008.


  • 14 Nov 2008: Abstract submission deadline
  • 21 Nov 2008: Notification of acceptance
  • 10 Dec 2008: Registration Deadline (12:00 noon GMT+0)
  • 16 Dec 2008: DMRN+3 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
Mark Sandler, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London


"DAFx - Basics and Future Directions",

Prof. Udo Z¨o;lzer, (Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg)


"Tinfoils to terabytes: access to archival audio",

Richard Ranft, (The British Library National Sound Archive)


MajorMiner: Automatically describing music

Michael I. Mandel and Daniel P. W. Ellis (Columbia University)


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display


Automated Timbre Recognition and Synthesis

Colin G. Johnson and Alex Gounaropoulos (University of Kent)


Performer Identification in Audio Recordings Based on their Performance Style

Rafael Ramirez, Alfonso Perez, Stefan Kersten and Esteban Maestre (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)


Spectrograms obtained using a discrete transform inspired by Fourier and wavelet methods

Tom Collins, Robin Laney, Alistair Willis and Paul Garthwaite (Open University)


Intonation Tendencies in Polyphonic Vocal Ensembles

Johanna Devaney (McGill University), Ichiro Fujinaga (McGill University) and Dan Ellis (Columbia University)


Posters will be on display


Automatic Monitor Mixingfor Live Musical Performance

Michael Terrell and Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


A comparison of models for folk song classification

Ruben Hillewaere (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Darrell Conklin (City University London) and Bernard Manderick (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)


Application of technology-enhanced music learning with the i-Maestro framework

Tillman Weyde (City Univ London), Kerstin Neubarth (Canterbury Christ Church Univ), Michael Rauscch (City Univ London), Jens Wissman (City Univ London), Oliver Larkin, (Univ of Leeds), Bee Ong (Univ of Leeds), and Kia Ng (Univ of Leeds)


Accessing sound and related multimedia objects in EASAIER project

Ivan Damnjanovic, Chris Landone, Panos Kudumakis and Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


Panel Discussion



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


  1. Modelling of Musical Expression in Cultural Context

Ju-Lee Hong, Stephen Cottrell, Tim Crawford and Christophe Rhodes

(Goldsmiths College, University of London)

2. Automatic target mixing using genetic optimization of gain and equalization settings

Daniele Barchiesi and Josh Reiss

(Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)

3. Interactive Music using Multi-Touch Cellular Automata

Robin Fencott

(Dept. of Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London)

4. Sequential association rules in atonal music

Aline Honingh, Tillman Weyde and Darrell Conklin

(Music Informatics Research Group, City University, London)

5. A Novel Method for Inside Panning of B Format Audio

Martin J. Morrell and Josh Reiss

(Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)

6. Chord Sequence Patterns in OWL

Jens Wissmann, Tillman Weyde and Darrell Conklin

(Music Informatics Research Group, City University, London)

7. A fast polyphonic music transcription system

Ruohua Zhou and Josh Reiss

(Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)

8. Computer aided evaluation of music therapy recordings

Elaine Streeter (Univ of York), Matthew Davies and Josh Reiss, (Queen Mary Univ of London)


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

  Registration Fee
Regular £25
Student* £20

* A letter from institution confirming your student status must be faxed (or posted) with your registration form.

Places are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration deadline: Wednesday 10 December 2008.

How to Register

To Register, please download and print the Regsitration Form in one of the following formats:

Fax (or post) the completed form together with payment in full to the address below.

If you are registering as a student, please include a letter from your institution confirming your student status with your registration form.

Address to send registration forms:

Panos Kudumakis, DMRN+3
Centre for Digital Music,
Department of Electronic Engineering
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5528
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997


The Event will take place at the Arts 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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Suggested hotels for staying before or after the workshop:

For relative locations and travel between these hotels and Queen Mary University of London see ICA 2007 Maps.