[MEI-L] Registration and call for posters: 4th Intl. Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop, Shanghai, Sat 28 Oct 2017

David Lewis D.Lewis at gold.ac.uk
Tue Aug 15 19:13:47 CEST 2017


4th International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2017)

Saturday 28th October 2017

Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China

Proceedings published in ACM ICPS

A satellite event of ISMIR 2017 <https://ismir2017.smcnus.org/>


We are pleased to announce the opening of registration for DLfM 2017
in Shanghai. We also invite proposals for posters to be presented at
the workshop.


Deadline for submissions: 1st September 2017
Notification of acceptance: 8th September 2017

We are pleased to open a Call for Posters for DLfM 2017, on topics
listed below. To submit a poster proposal, please send your title,
author list, and a 200 word abstract to dlfm2017 at easychair.org. The
deadline for poster proposal submissions is 1st September
2017. Notification of acceptance will be on 8th September. The
registration deadline for accepted posters will be 15th September

Constraints regarding poster size will be confirmed on
acceptance. Posters will be listed in the workshop programme, but not
included in the workshop proceedings.


Registration deadline for authors:15th September
Registration deadline for other participants: 19th October
Registration fee: £35

Registration for DLfM 2017 in Shanghai is now open through our online
store at
The registration fee of £35 includes your attendance and the
production of our ACM ICPS proceedings. Lunch and tea/coffee breaks
are also included through the kind support of our hosts, the Shanghai
Conservatory of Music.

We ask that attendees affiliated with institutions in China,
particularly those from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music contact
ZHANG Jihong (zhangjihonghong at hotmail.com) at the Conservatory
directly (copying dlfm2017 at easychair.org) to confirm their attendance.

The workshop programme is currently being confirmed and will be
published at <http://www.transforming-musicology.org/dlfm2017/> by
early September. DLfM 2017 proceedings will again be published in the
ACM Digital Library as part of the ICPS series.


Shanghai is one of the most populous cities in the world, a major 
international gateway to China and an important academic centre, 
housing over thirty universities and colleges. As a location for
a satellite workshop of ISMIR, it is especially convenient, being
on the route many attendees will use to return home.

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music was one of the first in China to
offer higher education in music and has an international reputation
for the standard of its students and teaching staff. The Conservatory
also houses a substantial library and a Museum of Oriental Musical 


Many Digital Libraries have long offered facilities to provide
multimedia content, including music. However there is now an ever more
urgent need to specifically support the distinct multiple forms of
music, the links between them, and the surrounding scholarly context,
as required by the transformed and extended methods being applied to
musicology and the wider Digital Humanities.

The Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) workshop presents a venue
specifically for those working on, and with, Digital Library systems
and content in the domain of music and musicology. This includes Music
Digital Library systems, their application and use in musicology,
technologies for enhanced access and organisation of musics in Digital
Libraries, bibliographic and metadata for music, intersections with
music Linked Data, and the challenges of working with the multiple
representations of music across large-scale digital collections such
as the Internet Archive and HathiTrust.

This, the fourth Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop, is a
satellite event of the annual International Society for Music
Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conference being held in nearby Suzhou,
and in particular encourages reports on the use of MIR methods and
technologies within Music Digital Library systems when applied to the
pursuit of musicological research.


DLfM will focus on the implications of music on Digital Libraries and
Digital Libraries research when pushing the boundaries of contemporary
musicology, including the application of techniques as reported in
more technologically oriented fora such as ISMIR and ICMC.

This will be the fourth edition of DLfM following a very successful and
well received workshops at Digital Libraries 2014, JCDL 2015, and ISMIR
2016, giving an opportunity for the community to present and discuss
recent developments that address the challenges of effectively
combining technology with musicology through Digital Library systems
and their application.

The workshop objectives are:

- to act as a forum for reporting, presenting, and evaluating this
work and disseminating new approaches to advance the discipline;
- to create a venue for critically and constructively evaluating and
verifying the operation of Music Digital Libraries and the
applications and findings that flow from them;
- to consider the suitability of existing Music Digital Libraries,
particularly in light of the transformative methods and
applications emerging from musicology, large collections of both
audio and music related data, ‘big data’ method, and MIR;
- to set the agenda for work in the field to address these new
challenges and opportunities.


Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Music Digital Libraries
- Applied MIR techniques in Music Digital Libraries and musicological
investigations using them
- Techniques for locating and accessing music in Very Large Digital
Libraries (e.g. HathiTrust, Internet Archive)
- Music data representations, including manuscripts/scores and audio
- Interfaces and access mechanisms for Music Digital Libraries.
- Digital Libraries in support of musicology and other scholarly
study; novel requirements and methodologies therein
- Digital Libraries for combination of resources in support of
musicology (e.g. combining audio, scores, bibliographic,
geographic, ethnomusicology, performance, etc.)
- User information needs and behaviour for Music Digital Libraries
- Identification/location of music (in all forms) in generic Digital
- Mechanisms for combining multi-form music content within and
between Digital Libraries and other digital resources
- Information literacies for Music Digital Libraries
- Metadata and metadata schemas for music
- Application of Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques to Music
Digital Libraries, and for their access and organisation
- Optical Music Recognition
- Ontologies and categorisation of musics and music artefacts


Programme Chair
Dr Kevin PAGE, University of Oxford

Local Chair
Prof. YANG Yandi, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Publicity and Proceedings Chair
David LEWIS, University of Oxford

Programme Committee
Allessandro ADAMOU, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Islah ALI-MACLACHLAN, Birmingham City University
David BAINBRIDGE, University of Waikato
Marnix van BERCHUM, Utrecht University
Richard CHESSER, British Library
Tim CRAWFORD, Goldsmiths, University of London
Johanna DEVANEY, The Ohio State University
Jürgen DIET, Bavarian State Library
J. Stephen DOWNIE, The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Ichiro FUJINAGA, McGill University
Francesca GIANNETTI, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Andrew HANKINSON, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Xiao HU, University of Hong Kong
Charles INSKIP, University College London
Frauke JURGENSEN, University of Aberdeen
Alan MARSDEN, Lancaster University
Joshua NEUMANN, University of Florida
Alastair PORTER, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Laurent PUGIN, RISM Switzerland
David RIZO, University of Alicante
Andreas RAUBER, Vienna University of Technology
Carolin RINDFLEISCH, University of Oxford
Sertan ŞENTÜRK, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mohamed SORDO, Pandora
SUN Hongjie, Shanghai Normal University
Raffaele VIGLIANTI, University of Maryland
David M. WEIGL, University of Oxford
ZHANG Jihong, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

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