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Christoph Bush (General Chair)
Paolo Nesi (program co-chair)


        2nd International Conference on Web Delivering of Music

WEDELMUSIC2002, Darmstadt, Germany, 9-11 December 2002
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Sponsored by: Fraunhofer Institute, University of Florence, IRCAM
With the support of: IEEE CS TC on Computer Generated Music
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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 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-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 heritage.

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  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  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
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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
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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 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.