Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+8: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2013

Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday 17th December 2013

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



Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Ambrose Field (University of York, UK)

           will talk on "The democratisation of artistic technology is now over".




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 17th December 2013. 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+7,  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 15 November 2013.

You will be notified of acceptance by Friday 29 November 2013.


  • 15 Nov 2013: Abstract submission deadline
  • 29 Nov 2013: Notification of acceptance
  •   6 Dec 2013: Early bird registrations deadline
  • 17 Dec 2013: DMRN+8 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)



"The democratisation of artistic technology is now over", Dr Ambrose Field (University of York, UK)


"Praise: Performance and practice agents inspiring social education", Matthew Yee-King, Harry Brenton, Andreu Grimalt-Reynes and Mark d'Inverno (Goldsmiths University of London)


"First species counterpoint generation with variable neighbourhood search and vertical viewpoints", Dorien Herremans and Kenneth Sörensen (University of Antwerp), Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco & Basque Foundation for Science)


"SoundSoftware: The reproducible audio and music research repository", Daniele Barchiesi, Luis Figueira, Chris Cannam and Mark Plumbley (Queen Mary University of London)


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display


"Spatial representations and transformations of musical sequences", Louis Bigo (Université Paris-Est – LACL / IRCAM)


"Metrical information encoding through sound intensity in a violin-cello duet", Bogdan Vera and  Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London)


"How do we evaluate that? Developing evaluation strategies for interactive music systems - A case study", Ben Bengler and Nick Bryan-Kinns (Queen Mary University of London)


"MixGenius: From basic academic research to high-tech start-up", Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


Posters will be on display


"Advances and challenges in large-scale music information retrieval", Colin Raffel and Daniel P. W. Ellis (Columbia University)


"Structural analysis of large amounts of music information (SALAMI): Some things to chew on", David Bainbridge (University of Waikato), J. Stephen Downie and Craig Willis (University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign), Ichiro Fujinaga (McGill University), Dave De Roure (University of Oxford)


"Adapting music similarity models to geographic user groups", Daniel Wolff, Tillman Weyde and Andrew MacFarlane (City University London)


"Explorations in linked data practice for early music", Tim Crawford, Ben Fields and David Lewis (Goldsmiths University of London), Kevin Page (University of Oxford), Reinier de Valk and Tillman Weyde (City University London)


Panel Discussion



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




"The case for context-dependent loudness: A study on the correspondence between dynamic markings and decibel levels in performance", Katerina Kosta, Oscar Bandtlow and Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London)


"Adaptive music generation for computer games", Anthony Prechtl (The Open University)


"Real-time graphic visualisation of multi-track sound", Ireti Olowe and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London), Mick Grierson (Goldsmiths University of London)


"Unsupervised clustering of audio tracks based on spectro-temporal features", David Ronan, Joshua Reiss and Hatice Gunes (Queen Mary University of London


"A study of contour in music using digital tabletop musical instruments", Andrea Franceschini, Robin Laney and Chris Dobbyn (The Open University)


"An augmented drum", Janis Sokolovskis and Andrew McPherson (Queen Mary University of London)


"Transforming musicology: Realising the multi-disciplinary potential of music information retrieval", Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of London), David De Roure and Laurence Dreyfus (University of Oxford), Ben Fields, David Lewis and Richard Lewis (Goldsmiths University of London), Alan Marsden (Lancaster University), Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths University of London), Kevin Page (University of Oxford), Christophe Rhodes (Goldsmiths University of London), Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London), Frans Wiering (Utrecht University) and Geraint Wiggins (Queen Mary University of London)


"Semantic mixing of multi-track audio", Brecht De Man and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Deep rhythms: Towards structured meter perception, learning and generation with deep recurrent oscillator networks", Andrew Lambert, Tillman Weyde and Newton Armstrong (City University London)


"Vibrato performance style: A case study comparing erhu and violin", Luwei Yang, Elaine Chew and Khalid Z. Rajab (Queen Mary University of London)


"Antipattern discovery in Ethiopian Bagana songs", Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco & Basque Foundation for Science) and Stephanie Weisser (Brussels Museum of Musical Instruments & Université Libre de Bruxelles)


"Expressive control strategies for physically-informed sound models", Christian Heinrichs and Andrew McPherson (Queen Mary University of London)


"The effect of polyphonic texture on voice separation in lute tablature using neural networks", Reinier de Valk and Tillman Weyde (City University London)


"Relationship between virtual ambisonics and interpolation of head-related transfer functions", Guangzheng Yu (South China University of Technology) and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Music information retrieval in music education wiki", Srikanth Cherla, Tillman Weyde and Artur Garcez (City University London)


"Towards Schenkerian analysis with probabilistic programming", Samer Abdallah and Nicolas Gold (University College London), Alan Marsden (Lancaster University)


"Dastgah recognition in Persian audio musical signals", Peyman Heydarian, Lewis Jones and Allan Seago (London Metropolitan University)


"Action: Cross-modal cinematics for analyzing the joint audio-visual structure of film", Tom Stoll, Mark Williams and Michael Casey (Dartmouth College)



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

Registration fees:

  • £40 - Early Bird Registrations - until Friday 6 December 2013.
  • £60 - Regular - after the above date.

How to Register

Please register on-line, here.


Contact information:


Att. Panos Kudumakis

qMedia, 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 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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