[Elsnet-list] CFP: 4th Open Workshop MUSICNETWORK, Barcelona, September 2004

MUSICNETWORK disita at oboe.dsi.unifi.it
Tue Jun 1 17:54:50 CEST 2004

This is a special communication dedicated to the 
next Open Workshop of the MUSICNETWORK it is also an 
activity of the AHG of MPEG on Symbolic Music Representation
Sorry for multiple reception of this message.

Paolo Nesi


Call for Proposal, Papers, Expositions
4th Open Workshop of MUSICNETWORK:
Integration of Music in Multimedia Applications 



LOCATED AT: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 15th-16th September 2004

Co-located with WEDELMUSIC 2004 Conference: 

You are invited to participate at the Workshop and to contribute to the sessions. 

With the support of the European Commission, the MUSICNETWORK project has been created to 
explore the applications and integration of interactive multimedia technologies for Music, 
enabling inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations and networking, bridging many important 
sectors, including cultural, commercial, industrial, research and academic. End users are 
discovering the multimedia experience, and thus, traditional music models are going to be 
overcome and replaced by their integration with multimedia, audiovisual and cross media. Thus 
the aim is to put together industry actors and innovative technology providers to help the music
 industry to overcome the present problems with the innovation. 

The theme of the 4th Open Workshop is the Integration of Music in Multimedia applications. 
Currently many new music-related applications are strongly impacting and attracting the market.
 Most of them will become more and more widespread in a short time due to users’ demand. Among 
most addressed sectors the one presenting more notable form of integration between music and 
multimedia there are:

-- music education (notation tools integrating multimedia, educational paradigms, tools, distance 
   learning, mobile learning, etc.);
-- music management in libraries (modeling, navigation, metadata, content description, etc., MPEG-7), 
-- entertainment (animation, synchronisation, etc., SMIL );
-- music and multimedia music distribution and protection (watermarking, fingerprint, MPEG-21);
-- valorization of cultural heritage (modeling, restring, etc.);
-- electronic consumer applications: piano keyboards with symbolic music representation and audiovisual 
   capabilities, electronic lecterns, i-TV;
-- mobile applications for education and entertainment (cellular phones, PDA, tablet PC, etc.).

In the current Internet and Multimedia age other applications are strongly attracting market attention 
and most of them will become soon widespread in short time. The integration of symbolic music 
representation in MPEG could completely satisfy users’ requirements for properly handling such issue 
into tools, allowing to integrate into a single model the powerful one of MPEG for multimedia, 
representation, coding and playback.
The integration of symbolic music representation with MPEG or other multimedia standards will open the 
way for a large number of new applications and markets related to the above applications. This initiative 
may increase the current market for symbolic music representation, which is mainly dedicated to sheet 
music production. It may also open the path to creating very interesting new applications, and to increase 
the power and flexibility of those applications that already use both multimedia and symbolic music 
representation. MPEG has relevant standards in this area such as MPEG-4 for the audio visual objects, 
MPEG-7 for the description of audio visual content for archives, and MPEG-21 for the Digital Rights 
Management and distribution of digital audiovisual. 

At present, there is a lack of an integrated Music Notation/Representation standard with multimedia. The 
aim of this workshop is to make a further step towards a proper standardizing of a Music Notation/Representation
 Model. The MUSICNETWORK has worked very hard to create the conditions for a Call for Proposals/Technologies 
within MPEG with the aim of exploiting the MPEG framework for integrating Music Notation/Representation in 
several innovative applications. As a results an MPEG Ad Hoc Group on Symbolic Music Representation has been 
created,  a large set of requirements and innovative applications have been identified and a call for technology
 can be launched. All this material can be recovered from: 
-	http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/ 
-	http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/W6457%20%28Draft%20CfP%20Symbolic%20Music%20Representation%29.doc 

To this end, the next Open Workshop of the MUSICNETWORK will be mainly focused on the integration of MUSIC 
and MULTIMEDIA in an effective CROSS MEDIA. Several different formats and media may share the same information
 and grant navigation, synchronization and stable relationships establishment.   

The 4th Open Workshop will be organized around the following sections. For each section we are open to 
receive proposals and contributions:

***Applications and Technical papers***

chairs: Jerome Barthelemy (IRCAM, Jerome.Barthelemy at ircam.fr), David Crombie (FNB, dcrombie at fnb.nl), 
David Fuschi (ILABS, d.fuschi at giuntilabs.it), Giuseppe Nicotra (ARCA, nicotra at dodiesis.com). 

The topic of interests for the Application session is wide ranging. For this section, we are going to accept
 papers and proposals from Experts and from Industries coming from different areas of music for finals user 
applications and/or innovative technologies. Proposals may be Industrial presentations of music applications 
or experts papers. The session will be focused on current applications, case-studies, applications scenarios,
 latest development, as well as future directions, innovative technologies. It includes, but not limited to the 
following areas: 
o	Education, cooperative work, distance learning, mobile learning, etc.
o	Entertainment, consumer electronics, music and games, animation, synchronization, etc.
o	cultural heritage, exploitation of cultural assets, archives, museums, restoration, etc.
o	music distribution and protection, fingerprint, monitoring, business models, mobiles, etc.
o	music exploitation, economical impacts of content fruition on new media, etc.
o	accessibility and culture, technology for supporting accessibility, etc.
o	music modeling and representation, etc.
These interdisciplinary domains share one common point the applications of science and technologies in Music 
or the applications of Music in interactive multimedia domains 

***MPEG SMR, Symbolic Music Representation, Call for Technology***

Chairs: Paolo Nesi (DSI, nesi at dsi.unifi.it), Giorgio Zoia (EPFL, Giorgio.Zoia at epfl.ch). 
The idea of this section is to provide support to industries and groups that intent to respond at the Call 
for Technology of MPEG regarding the SMR http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/. The work activities
 in this section will be mainly devoted in making clear what MPEG forum expects in response to the CALL and 
what the MPEG could provide in terms of benefits and return of investment to these companies. The registration
 to this event is strongly suggested, and should be accompanied by a simple document including a list of 
possible questions or point that you are interested to see discussed during this section. The major points will be:
o	Presentation of the MPEG SMR Call for Technology, aims and goals
o	Presentations of the proponents
o	Open discussion to support proposers

You are invited to participate at the Workshop and to contribute to the above sessions. 

Free registration, 

please do via the WWW site of the MUSICNETWORK. The registration is not mandatory but is 
strongly suggested, we need to set up suitable logistic support for the right number of participants. 

Submission of your proposal by 15th of June 2004 
o	To be sent at the corresponding chairs (see email addresses above), in MS-WORD or PDF formats
o	To be also sent at musicnetwork at dsi.unifi.it  
o	To be submitted according to the above description with the number of pages suggested below.
o	To be submitted with the dates reported below

Please note that all the submissions will be published on the WWW site of the MUSICNETWORK. 
If you don't agree on this kind of publication please inform the MUSICNETWORK in the accompanying 
letter to the submission. 

Different types of contributions are welcome:
-	Tutorials/Surveys (4 to 8 page of proposal)
-	Application and Technical Papers (2 to 10 pages)
-	Exposition and Demonstrations (1 page summary)
-	MPEG SMR Symbolic Music Representation: (a list of topics to be discussed)

Important deadlines 
-	Deadline for submission: 15 June 2004
-	Paper selection results: 25 June 2004
-	Full paper submission: 28 July 2004
-	Workshop: 15 September 2004

As usual, the MUSICNETWORK will economically support a number of speakers according to the quality
 of their proposal, to the relevance of the topic proposed, etc. The selection will be operated on 
the basis of the proposal. In addition, the MUSICNETWORK is going to invite a given number of experts, 
asking them to attend the meeting to give their contribution in the above mentioned topics. The latter
 are a sort of keynote speakers on the Conference topics and are not in competition with the former.   

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