Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

DMRN+9: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2014

Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday 16th December 2014

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




Keynote Speaker

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

           will talk on "Hear the future: Machine listening for music and non-music sounds".




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 16th December 2014. 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+8,  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 14 November 2014.

You will be notified of acceptance by Friday 28 November 2014.


  • 14 Nov 2014: Abstract submission deadline
  • 28 Nov 2014: Notification of acceptance
  •   5 Dec 2014: Early bird registrations deadline
  • 16 Dec 2014: DMRN+9 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 (Director, Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary University of London)



"Hear the future: Machine listening for music and non-music sounds",

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


"A qualitative analysis of the music circle social learning environment", Harry Brenton, Maria Krivenski, Matthew Yee-king and Mark d'Inverno (Goldsmiths University of London)


"Multi-modal musical performance capture", Daniel Müllensiefen, David Baker, Richard J. Lewis, Christophe Rhodes, Ben Fields and Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of London)


"Markov based quality metrics for generating structured music with optimization techniques", Dorien Herremans (University of Antwerp), Stéphanie Weisser (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Kenneth Sörensen (University of Antwerp) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco & Basque Foundation for Science)


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display


"Audio and semantic metadata: An overview of the FAST-IMPACt programme grant", Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Computational analysis of the live music archive", Sean Bechhofer  (University of Manchester), Simon Dixon, György Fazekas, Thomas Wilmering (Queen Mary University of London) and Kevin R. Page (University of Oxford)


"Doing it for themselves: The practices of amateur musicians and DIY music networks in a digital age", Michaela Hoare, Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh and Alan Chamberlain (University of Nottingham)


"Hackable instruments: Designing musical interfaces for appropriation and modification", Andrew P. McPherson and Victor Zappi (Queen Mary University of London)


Posters will be on display


"Composing and recording for fluid formats", Tracy Redhead (The University of Newcastle, Australia)


"Online networks and the production of value in electronic music", Anna Jordanous (University of Kent), Daniel Allington and Byron Dueck (The Open University)


"The ring buffer: Capturing musicology annotations from live performance", Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Kevin R. Page, Carolin Rindfleisch and David M. Weigl (University of Oxford)


"Four challenges for music information retrieval researchers", Bob L. Sturm (Aalborg University) and Nick Collins (Durham University)


Panel Discussion



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




"The ASyMMuS project: An integrated audio-symbolic model of music similarity", Emmanouil Benetos, Daniel Wolff, Tillman Weyde (City University London), Nicolas Gold, Samer Abdallah (University College London) and Alan Marsden (Lancaster University)


"WhatTheySaid", Yunjia Li, Chaohai Ding and Mike Wald (University of Southampton)


"Semantic linking of research data and music artists", Mariano Mora-McGinity, György Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London) and Gary Ogilvie (Northampton University)


"Perceptions of audio quality in popular music productions", Alex Wilson and Bruno Fazenda (University of Salford)


"Accounting for phase cancellations in non-negative matrix factorization", Sebastian Ewert, Mark Plumbley and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"Musical engagement and nonlinear dynamical systems", Tom Mudd, Simon Holland, Paul Mulholl and Sheep Dalton (The Open University)


"The SAFE project: Musical semantics in the DAW", Ryan Stables, Sean Enderby (Birmingham City University), Brecht De Man, György Fazekas and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Audio comparison of repeat performances of an improvisational work of human + computer music", Mark A.C. Summers, Amy V. Beeston and Adam Stansbie (University of Sheffield)


"Towards synthesis of weather soundscapes​", Rod Selfridge and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Are deep neural networks really learning relevant features?", Corey Kereliuk, Jan Larsen (Denmark's Technical University) and  Bob L. Sturm (Aalborg University)


"Enriching a broadcaster's programme resources using linked data: The BBC early music show and early music online", David M. Weigl (University of Oxford), David Lewis (Goldsmiths University of London), Ian Knopke (BBC), Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of London), Tillman Weyde (City University London) and Kevin R. Page (University of Oxford)


"Musical intersections across the digital and physical", Adrian Hazzard, Steve Benford, Alan Chamberlain, Chris Greenhalgh and Hyosun Kwon (University of Nottingham)


"Mood, quality and preference in popular music mixes", Alex Wilson, Bruno Fazenda (University of Salford) and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Improved iterated random walk for four-part harmonisation", Raymond P. Whorley (Independent Researcher) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco & Basque Foundation for Science)


"Filter diagonalization method-based automatic vibrato detection and analysis", Luwei Yang, Khalid Z. Rajab and Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London)


"Developing and evaluating a hybrid wind instrument excited by a loudspeaker", Kurijn Buys, David Sharp and Robin Laney (The Open University)


DataScapR: A toolbox for stock market sonification", Samuel van Ransbeeck (Catholic University of Porto)


"Music generation using harmonic transformations", Louis Bigo (Universidad del País Vasco) and Darrell Conklin (Universidad del País Vasco & Basque Foundation for Science)


"The open multitrack testbed", Brecht De Man, Mariano Mora-Mcginity, György Fazekas and Joshua Reiss (Queen Mary University of London)


"Towards analysing big music data – Progress on the DML research project", Tillman Weyde, Stephen Cottrell, Jason Dykes, Emmanouil Benetos, Daniel Wolff, Dan Tidhar, Alexander Kachkaev (City University London), Mark Plumbley, Simon Dixon, Mathieu Barthet, Steven Hargreaves (Queen Mary University of London), Nicolas Gold, Samer Abdallah (University College London), Aquiles Alancr-Brayner, Mahendra Mahey and Adam Tovell (The British Library)


"Task-based evaluation of audio waveforms", Chris Baume, Mark Plumbley and Nick Bryan-Kinns (Queen Mary University of London)


"Computational modeling of emotion, expression, and interaction in music performance", Sergio Giraldo and Rafael Ramirez (Pompeu Fabra University)



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

Registration fees:

  • £40 - Early Bird Registrations - until Friday 5 December 2014.
  • £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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