Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+4: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2009

Queen Mary, University of London

Tuesday 22nd Dec 2009

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




Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Atau Tanaka, Newcastle University, UK

           will talk on "Shifting contexts for computer Music, from mainframes to DIY culture".

  • Prof. Vesa Välimäki, Helsinki University of Technology, FI

           will talk on "Signal processing methods for virtual analog sysnthesis".


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 Dec 2009. 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+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: Extended to Friday 20 November 2009.

You will be notified of acceptance by Monday 23 November 2009.


  • 20 Nov 2009: Extended abstract submission deadline
  • 23 Nov 2009: Notification of acceptance
  •   8 Dec 2009: Registration Deadline
  • 22 Dec 2009: DMRN+4 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, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London



“Shifting contexts for computer music, from mainframes to DIY culture”,

Prof. Atau Tanaka (Newcastle University)


“Max4Live: algorithmic composition and processing made easier”,

Zlatko Baracskai (Birmingham City University)


B-Keeper: experiences in drum tracking”,

Andrew Robertson and Mark Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


“Answer set programming and algorithmic composition”,

Georg Boenn (University of Glamorgan), Martin Brain, Marina De Vos and John ffitch (University of Bath)


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display



"Signal processing methods for virtual analog synthesis",

Prof. Vesa Välimäki (Helsinki University of Technology)


“Semantic Audio in Advanced IPTV Terminal” ,

Panos Kudumakis (Queen Mary University of London)


 “From listening and learning to musical exoskeletons: recent work in  live agents and interfaces at Sussex”,

Nick Collins and Chris Kiefer (University of Sussex)


Posters will be on display


“The Networked Environment for Music Analysis”,

Stephen Downie (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


“Fast, approximate music search using interleaved melodic automata”,

Ian Knopke, (BBC)


“Perception of deferred classification in real-time percussion”,

Dan Stowell and Mark D. Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


“Tools and toys for music informatics and musicology”,

Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


Panel Discussion



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



 “Sliding with a constant Q”, 

Russell Bradford (University of Bath), Richard Dobson (Composer's Desktop Project) and

John ffitch (University of Bath/Codemist Ltd)


“Digital = Disembodied? : some preliminary research on the application of new media theory to digital sound”,

Stacey Sewell (University College Falmouth)


“The temperament ontology”,

Dan Tidhar and Gyorgy Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London)


“Clone detection for Max/MSP patch libraries”,

Nicolas Gold, Jens Krinke and Mark Harman (King’s College London) and

David Binkley (Loyola College, Maryland, US)


“Music in the movies: an investigation into music search”, 

Charlie Inskip, Andy MacFarlane (City University London) and

Pauline Rafferty (University of Aberystwyth)


“Scalable temporal and spatial audio collection browser”, 

Rebecca Stewart  and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


“Testing a prototype timbre morpher”,

Duncan Williams and Tim Brookes (University of Surrey)


“A Vamp plugin for musical instrument identification: towards the indexation of digital music collections”,

Mathieu Barthet and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


“The intersection of computational analysis and music manuscripts: a new model for Bach source studies of the 21st century”,

Masahiro Niitsuma and Yo Tomita (Queen’s University, Belfast)


An audience steerable automatic music director for online radio broadcast”,

Benjamin Fields and Christophe Rhodes, (Goldsmiths University of London)



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

Registration fees:

  • £35 - Early Bird Registrations - until 8 December 2009.
  • £50 - Regular - after the above date.

How to Register

Please register on-line, here.


Contact information:


Att. Panos Kudumakis

Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
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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