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WEDELMUSIC 2003: Conference programme - Draft

The Second MUSICNETWORK Open Workshop Final Program is now available

The popularity of the Internet and multimedia has increased the need for rapid diffusion of culture in new formats with new capabilities. Since its beginnings, music has never shied away from incorporating the latest technological advances to maximise expressive power. Its pioneering role in the use of Internet technology to broadcast audio and music files continues to break new boundaries.

Currently, music distributions mainly utilise paper, CD or similar media. New distribution formats, such as symbolic machine representation, digital audio and optical imaging, open new avenues for research. The development of the Internet technologies introduces strong impact on system architectures and business processes in this domain. New national and international regulations and policies are changing the music distribution mechanisms in important ways. Novel distribution models, development and application of pervasive computing and multimedia also influents this multi-disciplinary field profoundly.

WEDELMUSIC-2003 aims to explore these major topics in music-related fields, to address novel approaches for distributing music to larger audiences, providing wider access and encouraging broader participation. The impact of these developments on cultural heritage will be considered, together with their availability to people with limited access to classical archives and libraries. In particular, proposals and solutions benefiting visually-impaired people are encouraged, to let everybody access this large and hidden cultural heritage. Tools for disabled people will contribute to broadening their music playing and enjoyment. 

The conference focuses on both the challenges posed by the Internet in its role as a major player for business changes and music distribution, as well as opportunities as a new infrastructure for enabling technology. In addition, this conference seeks to promote discussion and interaction between researchers, practitioners, developers and users of tools, technology transfer experts, and project managers. Of particular interest is the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which could both contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business and the industrial community. WEDELMUSIC-2003 will bring together a variety of participants to address not only different technical issues, but also the impact of Internet on the preservation of cultural heritage.

Day 1
9.00 9.15 Opening Session
9.15 10.15 Keynote
10.15 10.30 coffee break
Session: Music Distribution
10.30 11.00 Laramedia Inc., an Internet Distribution Network for Commercial Audio
Tom Laramee
11.00 11.30 Distributed Multimedia Plays with QoS Guaranties over IP
Leif Arne Rnningen and Arne Lie
11.30 12.00 Use of the MPEG-21 Rights Expression Language for Music Distribution
Jaime Delgado, Isabel Gallego, Eva Rodr�uez
12.00 12.30 Beyond the Talking Head: The Web Delivery of Methodology and Field Experience for Music Education
Eugenie Burkett, Grace Ohlenbusch
12.30 14.00 Lunch
Session: Online Music Services
14.00 14.30 Potato System and Signed Media Format - an Alternative Approach to Online Music Business
Rdiger Grimm, Jrgen Ntzel
14.30 15.00 Key Success Factors in the Emerging Landscape of Mobile Music Services
Pavlos Vlachos, Adam Vrechopoulos
15.00 15.30 Enhancement of Existing Web Applications to Support Audio and Musical tools
Giovanni Tummarello, Christian Morbidoni, Francesco Piazza
15.30 16.00 Coffee break
Session: Music Transcription and Translation
16.00 16.30 Automatic Music Transcription Supporting Different Instruments
I. Bruno, S. L. Monni, P. Nesi
16.30 17.00 Producing Accessible Multimedia Music
David Crombie, Roger Lenoir and Neil McKenzie
17.00 17.30 The Need of Perceptual Hashing Techniques for Music Scores
Martin Schmucker and Jonathan Irons
17.30 19.00 poster presentation (discussion with the authors)
Watermarking Music Sheets, it is Possible?
M.Campanai, P.Nesi, M. B. Spinu
Using MusicXML for File Interchange
Michael Good and Geri Actor
Digitalklang Interactive Sound Player (ISP): Enabling interactive sound in Digital Media
Michael Westermann
19.00 Dinner
Day 2    
Session: Watermarking
9.30 10.00 Attacks on Digital Audio Watermarks and Countermeasures
Michael Arnold
10.00 10.30 Unitary Approach of Watermarking and Attack Algorithms for Audio Signals
T. Muntean, M. Najim
10.30 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 11.30 On the Spectral Singularities of Watermarked Audio
Xianfeng Zhao, Weinong Wang and Kefei Chen
11.30 12.00 Watermarking of Audio Signals using Independent Component Analysis
Bor�i Toch, David Lowe, David Saad
12.00 14.00 Lunch
Session: Music Analysis, Generation and Preservation
14.00 14.30 Modeling Musical Style using Grammatical Inference Techniques: a Tool for Classifying and Generating Music
Pedro P. Cruz-Alc�ar, Enrique Vidal-Ruiz
14.30 15.00 Semantic Relationship and Identification of Music
Frank Seifert, Wolfgang Benn
15.00 15.30 Determining the Chromatic Index of Music
Dionysios Politis, Dimitrios Margounakis
15.30 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 16.30 Computer-aided Composition from Melodic Contours and Tabular Constraints
Hung-Che Shen and Chungnan Lee
16.30 17.00 CBS: A Concept-Based Sequencer for Soundtrack Composition
Michael O Jewell, Mark S. Nixon and Adam Prugel-Bennett
17.00 17.30 Preservation before Delivery: Supporting the Authenticity and Context of Interactive Digital Compositions: A Report on the MUSTICA Initiative
Bruno Bachimont, Jean-Fran�is Blanchette, Andrew Gerzso, Anne Gilliland-Swetland, Olivier Lescurieux, Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux, Nicolas Nodin, Jill Teasley
19.00 Dinner
Day 3    
Session: Digital Rights and Metadata
9.00 9.30 How are Digital Rights Management Systems Used in the Music Industry - An Empirical Investigation
Marc Fetscherin, Matthias Schmid
9.30 10.00 LicenseScript: A Novel Digital Rights Language and its Semantics
Cheun Ngen Chong, Ricardo Corin, Sandro Etalle, Pieter Hartel, Willem Jonker, and Yee Wei Law
10.00 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 11.00 Editorial Metadata in the Cuidado Music Browser: Between Universalism and Autism
Amaury Laburthe, Fran�is Pachet, Jean-Julien Aucouturier
11.00 11.30 Using Cultural Metadata for Artist Recommendations
Stephan Baumann, Oliver Hummel
12.30 14.00 Lunch
The final programme will be produced after the production of the proceedings.


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