Metadata for Audio 25th International AES Conference 17th to 19th June 2004 London UK
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Thursday, June 17 - Tutorials

9.15 - 10.00
Session T-1: Introduction
9.15: Conference opening
Conference Chairman and AES President
9.30: Metadata, Identities, and Handling Strategies
Chris Chambers
BBC R&D, Tadworth, Surrey, UK

10.00 - 11.30
Session T-2: File basics
10.00: Introduction to MXF and AAF
Philip DeNier
BBC R&D, Tadworth, Surrey, UK
10.30: XML Primer
Claude Seyrat
11.00: Keeping it Simple: BWF and AES31
John Emmett
Broadcast Project Research Ltd., Teddington, Middlesex, UK

12.00 - 13.30
Session T-3: Practical schemes
12.00: The Role of Registries
Phillipa Morell
BOSS Federation, London, UK
12.30: Sound Effect Taxonomy Management in Production Environments
Pedro Cano, Markus Koppenberger, Perfecto Herrera, Oscar Celma
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
13.00: Dublin Core
R. Wright

14.30 - 17.30
MPEG7 workshop
Coordinator: G. Peeters
IRCAM, Paris, France
(in association with SAA TC)
Managing Large Sound Databases Using MPEG
Max Jacob
IRCAM, Paris, France
Integrating Low-Level Metadata in Multimedia Database Management Systems
Michael Casey
City University, London, UK
Tools for Content-Based Retrieval and Transformation of Audio Using MPEG-7: The SPOff and the MDTools
Emilia GÛmez, Oscar Celma, Emilia GÛmez, Fabien Gouyon, Perfecto Herrera, Jordi Janer, David GarcÌa
University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Using MPEG-7 Audio Low Level Scalability: A Guided Tour
J¸rgen Herre, Eric Allamanche
Fraunhofer IIS, Ilmenau, Germany

Friday, June 18 - Conference day 1

9.30 - 10.30
Session CD-1: Frameworks
9.30: Data Model for Audio/Video Production
A. Ebner
IRT, Munich, Germany
10.00: P-META: Program Data Exchange in Practice
Wes Curtis & Alison McCarthy
BBC Television, London, UK

10.30 - 11.15
Session CD-2: Posters, part 1
Low Complexity Musical Meter Estimation from Polyphonic Music
Christian Uhle1, Jan Rohden1, Markus Cremer1, J¸rgen Herre2
1Fraunhofer AEMT, Erlangen, Germany
2Fraunhofer IIS, Ilmenau, Germany
Percussion-Related Semantic Descriptors of Music Audio Files
Perfecto Herrera1, Vegard Sandvold2, Fabien Gouyon1
1Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
2University of Oslo, Oslo, Sweden
Tonal Description of Polyphonic Audio for Music Content Processing
Emilia GÛmez, Perfecto Herrera
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Phone-Based Spoken Document Retrieval in Conformance with the MPEG-7 Standard
Nicolas Moreau, Hyoung-Gook Kim, Thomas Sikora
Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Efficient Musical Instrument Recognition On Solo Performance Music Using Basic Features
Slim Essid, GaÎl Richard, Bertrand David
GET-TÈlÈcom Paris (ENST), Paris, France

11.15 - 12.45
Session CD-3: Toolkits
11.15: Digital Media Project
R. Nicol
BT, Ipswich, UK
11.45: MPEG 21: What and Why
Jan Bormans1 and Kate Grant2
1IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
2Nine Tiles, Cambridge, UK
12.15: A 3-D Audio Scene Description Scheme Based on XML
Guillaume Potard, Ian Burnett
University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

13.45 - 15.15
Session CD-4: Feature extraction, session A
13.45: A System for Harmonic Analysis of Polyphonic Music
Claas Derboven, Markus Cremer
Fraunhofer IIS AEMT, Ilmenau, Germany
14.15: Robust Identification of Time-Scaled Audio
Rolf Bardeli, Frank Kurth
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
14:45: Computing Structural Descriptions of Music through the Identification of Representative Excerpts from Audio Files
Bee Suan Ong, Perfecto Herrera
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

15.15 - 16.00
Session CD-5: Posters, part 2
Toward Describing Perceived Complexity of Songs: Computational Methods and Implementation
Sebastian Streich, Perfecto Herrera
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
How Efficient Is MPEG-7 for General Sound Recognition?
Hyoung-Gook Kim, Juan JosÈ Burred, Thomas Sikora
Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Automatic Optimization of a Musical Similarity Metric Using Similarity Pairs
Thorsten Kastner, Eric Allamanche, Oliver Hellmuth, Christian Ertel, Marion Schalek, J¸rgen Herre
Fraunhofer IIS, Ilmenau, Germany
Automatic Extraction of MPEG-7 Metadata for Audio Using the Media Asset Management System iFinder
Jobst L–ffler, Joachim K–hler
Fraunhofer IMK, Sankt Augustin, Germany
An Opera Information System Based on MPEG-7
Oscar Celma Herrada, Enric Mieza
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

16.00 - 17.30
Session CD 6: Feature extraction, session B
16.00: Drum Pattern Based Genre Classification from Popular Music
Christian Uhle, Christian Dittmar
Fraunhofer AEMT, Ilmenau, Germany
16.30: Assessing the Relevance of Rhythmic Descriptors in a Musical Genre Classification Task
Fabien Gouyon1, Simon Dixon2, Elias Pampalk2, Gerhard Widmer2
1Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
2Austrian Research Institute for AI, Vienna, Austria
17.00: Music Genre Estimation from Low Level Audio Features
Oliver Hellmuth, Eric Allamanche, Thorsten Kastner, Ralf Wistorf, Nicolas Lefebvre, J¸rgen Herre
Fraunhofer IIS, Ilmenau, Germany

Saturday, June 19 - Conference day 2

9.30 - 10.30
Session CD-7: Broadcast implementations, session A
9.30: Audio Metadata in Radio Broadcasting
Shigeru Aoki1, Masahito Kawamori2
1TokyoFM Broadcasting, Tokyo, Japan
2NTT, Tokyo, Japan
10.00: Integrated Metadata in the Broadcast Environment
Joe Bull1, Kai-Uwe Kaup2
1SADiE UK, Cambridgeshire, UK
2VCS Aktiengesellschaft, Bochum, Germany

11.00 - 12.00
Session CD-8: Broadcast implementations, session B
11.00: Broadcast Wave and AES Audio in MXF
Bruce Devlin
Snell & Wilcox
11.30: The Advanced Authoring Format and its Relevance to the Exchange of Audio Editing Decisions
David McLeish1, Phil Tudor2
1SADiE, Cambridgeshire, UK
2BBC R&D, Tadworth, Surrey, UK

13.00 - 14.30
Session CD-9: Libraries and archives
13.00: Development of a Digital Preservation Program at the Library of Congress
Carl Fleischhauer, Samuel Brylawski
Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA
13.30: Audio Metadata Used in the Radio Nacional de EspaÒa Sound Archive Project
Miguel Rodeno1, Jesus Nicolas2, Isabel Diaz2
1Alcala University, Madrid, Spain
2Radio Nacional de EspaÒa, Madrid, Spain
14.30: Integration of Audio Computer Systems and Archives Via the SAM/EBU Dublin Core Standard,Tech.doc 3293
Lars Jonsson1, Gunnar Dahl2
1Swedish Radio
2KSAD, Norsk Rikskringkasting, Oslo, Sweden

15.00 - 16.30
Session CD-10: Delivery of audio
15.00: Watermarking and Copy Protection by Information Hiding in Soundtracks
Tim Jackson, Keith Yates, Francis Li
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
15.30: Metadata Requirements for Enabling the On-line Music Industryís New Business Models and Pricing Structures
Nicolas Sincaglia
MusicNow Inc., Chicago, IL, USA
16.00: Audio Meta Data Generation for the Continuous Media Web
Claudia Schremmer1, Steve Cassidy2, Silvia Pfeiffer1
1CSIRO, Epping, NSW, Australia
2Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

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