Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+5: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2010

Queen Mary, University of London

Tuesday 21st Dec 2010

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



Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. John Darlington (Imperial College London)

will talk on "Fingers in the dyke: Can there be a viable market for digital music ?".

  • Prof. Ian Cross (University of Cambridge)

will talk on "Does not compute? Music as real-time communicative interaction".



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 21st Dec 2010. 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+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 19 November 2010.

You will be notified of acceptance by Friday 3 December 2010.


  • 19 Nov 2010: Abstract submission deadline
  •   3 Dec 2010: Notification of acceptance
  • 10 Dec 2010: Registration deadline
  • 21 Dec 2010: DMRN+5 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 (Queen Mary University of London)





"Fingers in the dyke: Can there be a viable market for digital music ?",

Prof. John Darlington (Imperial College London)



" Sustainable software for audio and music research",

Mark D. Plumbley, Chris Cannam and Luis Figueira (Queen Mary University of London)



"The role of social network in digital music",

Gian Maria Girardi  and Francesco Fraioli (Thounds Ltd)




"A principled approach to music information retrieval systems using web architecture",

Kevin Page (University of Oxford), Ben Fields (Goldsmiths University of London), David De Roure (University of Oxford) and Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of London)



Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display





"Does not compute? Music as real-time communicative interaction",

Prof. Ian Cross (University of Cambridge)



"2032 - A physical modelling synthesizer for dynamic tonality",

Andrew J. Milne (The Open University) and Anthony Prechtl (Independent Researcher)



 "Intimate physical control of musically expressive algorithms",

Richard Hoadley and Satinder Gill (Anglia Ruskin University)            



Posters will be on display



"Music of the mind",

Finn Peters (Independent Artist) and Matthew Yee-King (Goldsmiths University of London)



"Sound morphing by feature interpolation",

Marcelo Caetano (IRCAM)



"Collaborative cross-modal interfaces: Editing diagrams through sound",

Oussama Metatla, Tony Stockma and Nick Bryan-Kinns (Queen Mary University of London)



"A plea for unusability: appropriate complexity in digital musical instrument design for real-time interaction", Adam Linson (The Open University)


Panel Discussion



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




 "Trent Reznor and the ‘Ninternet’: How to sell free music to a music fan",

Steven Brown (Glasgow Caledonian University)          



 "An additive synthesis technique for the independent modification of the auditory perceptions of brightness and warmth", Asterios Zacharakis and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)



 "Music information retrieval and classification scheme",

Kaichun K. Chang and Costas S. Iliopoulos (King's College London)



"Ethnomusicology of network cultures: Music and / in / on the digital networks",

Fotis Begklis (SOAS)



"Auditory-visual looming as a potential tool in film and gaming",

Sonia Wilkie, Tony Stockman, and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)




"Support for learning synthesiser programming",

Mateusz Dykiert and Nicolas Gold (University College London)


"Loudness overflow effect",

Andrew J. R. Simpson (Queen Mary University of London)



 "Polyphonic global features for string quartet classification",

Ruben Hillewaere, Bernard Manderick (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco)



"Culture aware music recommendation",

Daniel Wolff, Tillman Weyde and Andrew MacFarlane (City University London)





"Multichannel Wiener filters for microphone leakage suppression",

Elias K. Kokkinis, Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London) and John Mourjopoulos (University of Patras)






"A study of timbre features for cello player discrimination",

Magdalena Chudy and Simon Dixon (Queen Mary University of London)





"Multi-touch interaction techniques for collaborative music activities",

Anna Xambó, Robin Laney, Chris Dobbyn (The Open University) and Sergi Jordà (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)





"Are musical instruments Schrödinger's cats? Recent problems in musical instruments classification", Stéphanie Weisser and Maarten Quanten (Brussels Museum of Musical Instruments) 





"The Serendiptichord: Balancing complexity with accessibility in a wearable musical instrument for dancers", Tim Murray-Browne, Di Mainstone, Mark Plumbley and Nick Bryan-Kinns (Queen Mary University of London) 





"On control of interaction for computer assisted improvisation: formulating advanced music queries with finite automata", Fivos Maniatakos and Carlos Agon (IRCAM)





"The musical instrument ontology", Sefki Kolozali, Mathieu Barthet, George Fazekas, Dan Tidhar and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London) 




"Gestural control of synthesised stereophonic sound reproduction",

Martin J. Morrell and Joshua D. Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)



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

Registration fees:

  • £35 - Early Bird Registrations - until 10 December 2010.
  • £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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