WEDELMUSIC2002:Intern. Conf. on Web Delivering of Music, Darmstadt, Germany

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        2nd International Conference on Web Delivering of Music

WEDELMUSIC2002, Darmstadt, Germany, 9-11 December 2002

Sponsored by: Fraunhofer Institute, University of Florence, IRCAM
With the support of: IEEE CS TC on Computer Generated Music

The popularity of Internet and multimedia has increased the need for rapid 
diffusion of culture in new formats. 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. 
Current state of the art still distributes music either on paper or on CD or
 similar media. However, the possibility to distribute music in several other
 formats, such as symbolic, audio (in its several available formats) and as 
images of music scores opens several new avenues for research. At the same 
time, Internet technologies are having a strong impact on system architectures 
and business processes, while new regulations are changing the distribution 
mechanisms of music in important ways.

WEDELMUSIC-2002 aims to deal with these major topics in music-related fields, 
in order to address new ways to distribute music to larger audiences. The 
impact of these developments on cultural heritage will be considered, together 
with their availability to people with limited access to classical archives or 
libraries. In particular, proposals and solutions benefiting visually-impaired 
people are encouraged, to let everybody access this large and hidden cultural 
heritage. Tools for impaired people will contribute to broadening music playing 
and enjoyment. 
The conference focuses on both the challenges posed by Internet in its role as 
a major player for business changes and music distribution, as well as opportu-
nities as a new infrastructure for enabling technology. In addition, this con-
ference seeks to promote discussion and interaction between researchers, practi-
tioners, 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-2002 
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 

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following aspects:
- Protection formats and tools for music
- Transaction Models for delivering music
- Business Models for publishers
- Copyright ownership protection
- High Quality Audio Coding
- Watermarking techniques for various media types
- Formats and models for distribution
- Music Manipulation and Analysis
- Music and tools for impaired people û Braille
- Publishers and distributors servers
- Multimedia Streaming and Delivery
- MPEG-7 and MPEG-21
- Viewing and listening tools for music
- Music editing and manipulation 
- Music Education Techniques
- Databases/archives for institutions: publishers, libraries, theatres, etc.
- Content based retrieval
- Conversion aspects, techniques and tools
- Music Sheet Digitalisation, techniques and tools

Papers should describe original and significant work in the research 
and practice of the main topics listed above. Research case studies, 
applications and experiments are particularly welcome. Papers should 
be limited to 2000 û 5000 words in length. Of the accepted paper, 
8 pages will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers should be 
written in English and submitted in PDF format via email to 
WEDELMUSIC2002 at, by 30th of March 2002.

Alternatively, proposals for presentations of Applications and Tools are 
also welcome. These may consist of experience reports from actual utilisation 
of tools, industrial practice and models, or tool demonstrations. Please submit 
proposals for Application presentations via email to 
WEDELMUSIC2002 at by March 30, 2002. Application proposals 
will be reviewed based on their description and demo, if any. A one page summary 
of the accepted proposal will be published in the conference proceedings.

Proceedings will be published by IEEE, the conference is patroned by IEEE 
Computer society Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music.

Paper submission: 30 March,  2002
Notification of acceptance: 10 July,  2002. 
Camera ready version in Postscript is due on the 31th of July 2002.



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