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Wedelmusic 2002 Conference Program
9th - 11th December
Darmstadt, Germany

Day 1: December, 9th - Monday
(10 oral presentations, poster presentation and demonstration)


Opening session (Jóse L. Encarnação, Director of Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt, Germany)

9.45 Keynote speaker: Karl-Heinz Brandenburg:
Audio Coding and Electronic Distribution of Music
(Fraunhofer IIS and Technical University Ilmenau, Germany)


Session 1: Music Distribution (session chair: Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy)
  1. Public Sound Objects: A Shared Musical Space on the Web,
    Alvaro Barbosa and Martin Kaltenbrunner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  2. Peer-to-Peer Music-Sharing with Profit but Without Copy Protection,
    Jürgen Nützel and Rüdiger Grimm, Technical University Ilmenau, Germany


  1. Multimedia Music Distribution and Sharing among Mediateques, Archives and their Attendees,
    P. Bellini, I. Bruno, R. Della Santa, M. Spinu, P. Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
    J. Barthelemy, IRCAM, France
  2. Concepts of the MUSITECH Infrastructure for Internet-Based Interactive Musical Application,
    Martin Gieseking and Tillman Weyde, University of Osnabrück
  3. Protecting digital music delivery and comsumption using the OCCAMM project framework,
    Carlos Serrao, Joaquim Marques, Panos Kudumakis, Massimo Balestri and Trevor Baker, ISCTE, Portugal


14.30 Session 2: Music Retrieval (session chair: Kia Ng, ICSRiM, University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
  1. Evaluating Text-based Similarity Measures for Musical Content,
    Andres Garay, Georgetown University, United States
  2. A Unified Approach to Content-Based and Fault Tolerant Music Identification,
    Michael Clausen and Frank Kurth, Institut für Informatik, Uni Bonn, Germany
  3. The design method of a melody retrieval system on parallelized computers,
    Tomonari Sonoda, Toshiya Ikenaga, Kana Shimizu and Yoichi Muraoka, Waseda University, Japan


  1. Using natural language and audio analysis for a human-oriented MIR system,
    Stephan Baumann, Andreas Klüter and Marie Noriel, Sonicson, Germany
  2. Musical style identification using self-organising maps,
    Pedro J. Ponce de Léon and José M. Inesta, Universidad de Alicante
17.30 Poster presentation (discussion with the authors) and demos:
  • Tune retrieval based on the similarity of melody Y. Nakagawa, Y. Nakamura
  • Security Issues in High Quality Audio Streaming P. Horvatic, N. Schiffner
  • Restructuring Reference Works through Multimedia Content T. Johnson
  • An application for multimedia content management and on-line distribution R. Lenzi, F. Spadoni, A. Tatarelli
  • A study to design multimedia interactive software for the preparation of pre-service music educators E. Burkett, O. Hatcher, G. Ohlenbusch
  • Virtual Composer: an integrated tool for musical composition R. Santoboni, A.R. Ticari, M. Clementi
  • A Scientific Approach to Musical Education P. Fergola, E. Gambardella
  • Perceptual Analysis Related to MPEG1-layer3 Audio-coding System S. Serrano Alarcón

  • AudioID, Fraunhofer IIS, Eric Allamanche
  • Query by Humming system, Fraunhofer IIS, Franz Klefenz
  • Wedelmusic Demonstration, Paolo Nesi, Pierfrancesco Bellini

19.30 Social event, diner, demos and poster presentation

Day 2: December, 10th - Tuesday (12 oral presentations)

09.00 Session 3: Education/Learning/Cooperative Work (session chair: Max Mühlhäuser)
  1. Personal Orchestra: Conducting Audio/Video Music Recordings,
    Jan Borchers, Max Mühlhäuser and Wolfgang Samminger,
    Stanford University, United States
  2. Music Learning through Vizualization,
    Rumi Hiraga, Funiko Watanabe and Issei Fujishiro, Bunkyo University, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  3. Representation and Rendering of Rhythmic Structures,
    Carlos Agon, Karim Hadda and Gerard Assayag, IRCAM, France


10.45 Session 4: Digital Rights and Law (session chair: Vincent Puig, IRCAM, Paris, France)
  1. Digital Right Management systems toward European law,
    Melanie Dulong de Rosnay,University Paris X, France
  2. Standardisation of the management of Intellectual Property Rights in multimedia content,
    Jaime Delgado and Isabel Gallego, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  3. Music Plagiarism Multimedia Project at Columbia Law School Library,
    Charles Cronin,Columbia Law School


13.30 Session 5: Digital Watermarking (session chair: Christoph Busch, Fraunhofer-IGD, Darmstadt, Germany)
  1. General Blind Watermark Schemes,
    Liu Yong Liangs, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  2. Audio Digital Watermarking based on Hybrid Spread Spectrum,
    Eric Grivel, University. Bordeaux


  1. Real-time Concepts For Blockbased Watermarking Schemes,
    Oliver Lobisch and Michael Arnold, Fraunhofer-IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  2. Subjective and Objective Quality Evaluation of Watermarked Audio Tracks,
    Michael Arnold, Fraunhofer-IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  3. Staff Line Features as Information Carrier,
    Martin Schmucker, Fraunhofer-IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
19.30 Social event (diner at Mathildenhöhe)

Day 3: December, 11th - Wednesday (6 oral presentations)

09.00 Session 6: Audio Coding and Music Processing (session chair: Michael Arnold, Fraunhofer-IGD, Darmstadt, Germany)
  1. Automatic Extraction of Drum Tracks from Polyphonic Music Signals,
    Aymeric Zils, Sony CSL, France
  2. Lossless Audio Coding with MPEG-4 Structure Audio,
    Nikolaos Vasiloglou(+), Ronald Schafer(+) and Mat Hans(*), (+)Georgia Institute of Technology, (*)Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, United States
  3. Towards Accessible Multimedia Music,
    D. Crombie, S. Dijkstra, R. Lenoir, N. McKenzie, E. Schut FNB (Dutch Federation of Libraries for the Blind), Amsterdam, Netherlands


10.45 Session 7: Music Notation (session chair: Aymeric Zils, Sony CSL, France)
  1. Automated Image Analysis of Music Notations,
    Nailja Luth, ZGDV, Rostock
  2. The NEUMES Project: Digital Transcription of Medieval Chant Manuscripts,
    Louis W.G. Barton, Harvard University,
  3. Developing Traditions of Music Notation and Performance on the Web,
    James Ingram, Bonn, Germany

12.15 End of Meeting

December, 12th MUSICNETWORK WORKSHOP (see preliminary programme)


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