Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+7: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2012

Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday 18th December 2012

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



Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria, Canada)

           will talk on "Reinventing the vibraphone using non-invasive sensing".




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 18th December 2012. 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+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 16 November 2012.

You will be notified of acceptance by Friday 30 November 2012.


  • 16 Nov 2012: Abstract submission deadline
  • 30 Nov 2012: Notification of acceptance
  •   7 Dec 2012: Early bird registrations deadline
  • 18 Dec 2012: DMRN+7 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)



"Reinventing the vibraphone using non-invasive sensing", Prof. George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria, Canada)


"Practice and performance analysis inspiring social education: an introduction to the PRAISE project", Matthew Yee-King, Harry Brenton, Maria Krivenski and Mark d'Inverno (Goldsmiths University of London)


"Large scale physical modelling sound synthesis on GPUs: an introduction to the NESS project", S. Bilbao, A. Gray, B. Hamilton, K. Kavoussanakis, J. Perry, A. Torin and C. J. Webb (University of Edinburgh)


"Does test-driven development fit with research software?", Luis Figueira, Chris Cannam and Mark Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display


"Training a music mood classifier with production music", Chris Baume (BBC R&D)


"Linked data publication of live music archives", Sean Bechhofer (The University of Manchester), Kevin Page and David De Roure (University of Oxford)


"A shared open vocabulary for audio research and retrieval", György Fazekas, Alo Allik, Simon Dixon and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Association mining of folk music content and metadata", Kerstin Neubarth (Canterbury Christ Church University), Colin G. Johnson (University of Kent) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco)


Posters will be on display


"A compression-based model of musical learning", David Meredith (Aalborg University)


"Boundaries and novelty: the correspondence between points of change and perceived boundaries", Jordan B. L. Smith, Ching-Hua Chuan and Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London)


"Grouping boundary estimation in music performance with a statistical multi-stream approach", Taehun Kim and Stefan Weinzierl (Technische Universität Berlin)


"Human values and interdisciplinary endeavour in the digital arts", Andy Farnell (Freelance Consultant)


Panel Discussion



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




"Categorizing tonal representations of audio to model high-level music cognition", Tom Collins and Petr Janata (University of California, Davis)


"Impossible alone: An interactive sound installation exploring movement, collaborative music making and constraints", Tim Murray-Browne, Tiff Chan, Nick Bryan-Kinns and Mark Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


"Wavelet-based melody representation and segmentation for recognition of tune families", Gissel Velarde (Aalborg University) and Tillman Weyde (City University London)


"The perception of looming using complex audio cues", Sonia Wilkie and Tony Stockman (Queen Mary University of London)


"Mapping of the music ontology to the media value chain ontology and the PROV ontology", Víctor Rodríguez and Daniel Garijo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)


"Tempo variegation analysis and visualization: hierarchical clustering for repetition in expressive music performance", Shengchen Li, Dawn Black and Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London)


"Spot the odd song out: an online game for collecting music similarity data",  Daniel Wolff (City University London), Guillaume Bellec (ENSTA, Paris) and Tillman Weyde (City University London)


"Toward simplifying the mixing work-space: an outline of possible interface designs",  Josh Mycroft, Tony Stockman and Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Unsupervised detection of structural changes in electronic dance music", Bruno Rocha (University of Amsterdam), Niels Bogaards (Elephantcandy BV) and Aline Honingh (University of Amsterdam)


"Analysis of bowing gestures in classical cello performance", Magdalena Chudy (Queen Mary, University of London), Alfonso Pérez Carrillo  (McGill University) and Simon Dixon (Queen Mary, University of London)


"Contextual information effects in voice separation of polyphonic lute music", Reinier de Valk and Tillman Weyde (City University London)


"Detection and classification of acoustic scenes and events - an IEEE AASP challenge", Dimitrios Giannoulis, Emmanouil Benetos, Dan Stowell and Mark Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


"Development of an MPEG-A: Interactive Music Application Format compliant encoder", Eugenio Oñate and Panos Kudumakis (Queen Mary University of London)

"Making musical mood metadata", Mathieu Barthet, George Fazekas, Massimiliano Zanoni, Panos Kudumakis and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)



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

Registration fees:

  • £40 - Early Bird Registrations - until Friday 7 December 2012.
  • £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 6152
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997


The Event will take place at the People's Palace Lecture Theatre One (PP1), 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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