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Digital Music Research Network

DMRN+12: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2017

Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday 19th December 2017






Keynote speaker

  • Prof. Augusto Sarti (Politecnico di Milano) will talk on "Capturing and Rendering Spatial Audio".


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 Research Network (DMRN) aims to promote research in the area of Digital Music, by bringing together researchers from universities and industry in electronic engineering, computer science, and music.

DMRN will be holding its next 1-day workshop on Tuesday 19th December 2017. 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.

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. Talks will be 20 minutes including questions. Short announcements 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. 

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.


Please submit your talk or poster proposal in the form of an abstract (1 page of A4 in MS Word format, see ) in an email to giving the following information about your presentation:

  • Authors
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Preference for talk or poster (or "no preference").


  • 17 Nov 2017: Abstract submission deadline
  •   1 Dec 2017: Notification of acceptance
  •   8 Dec 2017: Early bird registrations deadline
  • 19 Dec 2017: DMRN+12 Workshop


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

Registration fees

  •   £80 - Early Bird Registrations - until Friday 8 December 2017.
  • £100 - 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


The Event will take place at the Arts One Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.

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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Suggested hotels for staying before or after the workshop:



Registration opens


Welcome and opening remarks

Prof. Mark Sandler (Director, Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary University of London)



"Capturing and rendering spatial audio", Prof. Augusto Sarti (Politecnico di Milano)


"FAST forward to the semantics of design for musical performance", Alan Chamberlain  (University of Nottingham), David De Roure (Oxford University), Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh and Adrian Hazzard (University of Nottingham), Maria Kallionpää (Aalborg University), David Weigl, Kevin Page and Pip Willcox (Oxford University) 


"Artist similarity modelling for music discovery", Alo Allik and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London) 


"Are you experienced? Dynamic music listening", Adrian Hazzard and Chris Greenhalgh (University of Nottingham), Florian Thalmann and Gary Bromham (Queen Mary University of London) 


Buffet Lunch, Networking
Posters will be on display


"Deep adaptation: How generative music affects engagement and immersion in interactive experiences", Andrew Elmsley, Ryan Groves and Valerio Velardo (Melodrive, Germany) 


"Evaluating machine learning for music generation", Bob L. Sturm (Queen Mary University of London) and Oded Ben-Tal (Kingston University) 


"Exploration of emotion-based cross-modal mappings for generating music for videos", Shahar Elisha and Tillman Weyde (City University of London) 


"An Internet of Musical Things architecture for performers-audience tactile interactions", Luca Turchet and Mathieu Barthet (Queen Mary University of London) 


Posters will be on display


"Assessing the use of metrical information in a LSTM-based polyphonic music sequence transduction", Adrien Ycart and Emmanouil Benetos (Queen Mary University of London) 


"Musicians' binaural headphone monitoring for studio recording", Valentin Bauer (Paris Conservatoire), Hervé Déjardin (Radio France) and Amandine Pras (University of Lethbridge) 


"Towards bio-responsive control for music", Duncan Williams and Damian T. Murphy (University of York) and Bruno M. Fazenda (University of Salford) 


"A statistical-learning model of harmony perception", Peter M. C. Harrison and Marcus T. Pearce (Queen Mary University of London) 


Panel Discussion



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




"An agent on my shoulder: AI, privacy and the application of human-like computing technologies to music creation", Alan Chamberlain  (University of Nottingham), Alessio Malizia (University of Hertfordshire) and David De Roure (Oxford University) 


"Inverting feature representations of machine listening systems", Saumitra Mishra, Bob L. Sturm and Simon Dixon (Queen Mary University of London) 


"Social music machine: Crowdsourcing for composition & creativity", Alan Chamberlain (University of Nottingham), David De Roure and Pip Willcox (Oxford University) 


"Feature design for intelligent control of the dynamic range compressor using audio decomposition", Di  Sheng and György Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London) 


"The art and ‘science’ of opera: Composing, staging & designing new forms of interactive theatrical performance", Alan Chamberlain  (University of Nottingham), Maria Kallionpää (Aalborg University) and Steve Benford (University of Nottingham)


"Linear and logistic models for music classification experiments", Francisco Rodríguez-Algarra and Bob L. Sturm (Queen Mary University of London) 


"Let’s jam! An ethnographic study of collaborative music composing", Juan Pablo Martinez Avila (University of Nottingham) 


"Discovering feature relevance in pedalling analyses of piano music", Beici Liang, György Fazekas and Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London)


"The social character of metadata in ‘In the Box’ music production", Glenn McGarry (University of Nottingham) 


"Hearing the humanities: Sonifying Steele’s Shakespeare", Iain Emsley (Oxford University), Alan Chamberlain (University of Nottingham) and David De Roure (Oxford University) 


"A deeper look at the 2017 ASV spoof challenge", Bhusan Chettri and Bob L. Sturm (Queen Mary University of London)


"Towards performing a personal interactive musical soundtrack", Laurence Cliffe (University of Nottingham) 


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