Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+6: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2011

Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday 20th December 2011

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



Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London)

will talk on " Building bridges - creating sustainable interdisciplinary collaborations between musicians and engineers".



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 20th December 2011. 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+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 18 November 2011.

You will be notified of acceptance by Friday 2 December 2011.


  • 18 Nov 2011: Abstract submission deadline
  •   2 Dec 2011: Notification of acceptance
  •   9 Dec 2011: Registration deadline
  • 20 Dec 2011: DMRN+6 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 (Head of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science,
Queen Mary University of London) and,

Prof. Mark Plumbley (Director, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)



"Building bridges - creating sustainable interdisciplinary collaborations between musicians and engineers", Prof. Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London)


"Towards an understanding of the evolution of musical performance", Simon Tucker, Guy J. Brown, Adrian Moore, Mark A.C. Summers (University of Sheffield)


"Electronic augmentation of the acoustic grand piano", Andrew P. McPherson (Queen Mary University of London)


"Emotion classification in popular music: an interdisciplinary approach", Scott Beveridge (Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, Ilmenau, Germany)


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display


"Audio source separation: status and challenges for music content processing", Pierre Leveau, Juan José Burred, Xabier Jaureguiberry (Audionamix Ltd, France)


"Spatial Audio System for Surround Video", Martin J. Morrell (Queen Mary University of London) and Chris Baume (BBC)


"Introducing Integra Live", Jamie Bullock and Lamberto Coccioli (Birmingham City University)


"LIES - Live Interaction with Emergent Sound", Dario Sanfilippo (Conservatory of Naples, Italy)


Posters will be on display


"Towards perfection, musically usable percussion transcription via convolutative NMF", Henry Lindsay-Smith (FXpansion Ltd)


"Collecting metadata in the recording studio using the studio ontology framework", Gyorgy Fazekas and Mark B. Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Adapting metrics for music similarity using comparative ratings", Daniel Wolff and Tillman Weyde (City University London)


"Real-time generation of music notation using algorithms and physical movement", Richard Hoadley (Anglia Ruskin University)


Panel Discussion



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




 "Anticipating authenticity in digital music", Colin G. Johnson (University of Kent)


 "Microphone interference reduction in live sound", Alice Clifford and Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Supporting fluid interaction in audio mixing software", J. Mycroft, T. Stockman, J.D. Reiss and A. J. Wall (Queen Mary University of London)


"Sustainable management of digital music research data", M. Fabiani, I. Damnjanovic, S. Dixon, C. Cannam and M. Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


"Exploring network synchronicity and divergence in performance", Chad McKinney and Nick Collins (University of Sussex)


"Alignment methods for folk tune classification", Ruben Hillewaere, Bernard Manderick (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco)


"Polyphonic music transcription by modelling the temporal evolution of sounds", Emmanouil Benetos and Simon Dixon (Queen Mary University of London)


"The wablet: scanned synthesis with multi-touch", Robert Tubb, Anssi Klapuri and Simon Dixon (Queen Mary University of London)


"Audio features in film looming scenes", Sonia Wilkie and Tony Stockman (Queen Mary University of London)


"IPlug framework", Oliver Larkin (University of York)


"Designing AriVibes: controlling real-time sonic augmentation", Ariel Elkin (Centre for Creative Collaboration)


"A content-based music retrieval system for Persian music databases", Pouyan Rafiei Fard, Mohammad Bahrani (Sharif University of Technology), Keyvan Yahya (University of Birmingham) and Hossein Sameti (Sharif University of Technology)


"Automatic polyphonic transcription of Lute tablature", Reinier de Valk, Tillman Weyde, Christopher Wiley (City University London) and Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of London)


"Symbolic melody classification using wavelets", Gissel Velarde and Tillman Weyde (City University London)

  15 "Linking computational analysis to musicological concepts: a structured ontological approach", Kevin Page (University of Oxford), Benjamin Fields (Goldsmiths University of London), David De Roure (University of Oxford) and Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of  London)


"How to explore effects of music on emotional states and level of interest during human-robot interaction", Hamit Soyel and Peter W. McOwan (Queen Mary University of London)


"Emerging music and media standards", Panos Kudumakis and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Automatic extraction of musical accent in monophonic music", Chunyang Song (Queen Mary University of London)


"SoundSoftware: towards software reuse in audio and music research", Luis Figueira, Chris Cannam and Mark Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


"A computational model of emotionally expressive musical features", Marcelo Caetano and Frans Wiering (IRCAM, France)



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

Registration fees:

  • £40 - Early Bird Registrations - until Friday 9 December 2011.
  • £60 - 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 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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