The SMAM workshop at ISWC 2013 provides a forum to explore and promote the applications of Semantic Web Technologies in the domain of music and time-based media. Emerging activities in research, development and production, driven by projects in both academia and industry, are already spanning many aspects of the creation, management, discovery, delivery and analysis of musical and media content. This workshop brings together this community to share information and practice, and especially to articulate the research agenda in Semantic Music and Media, e.g. "end-to-end semantics" through the lifecycle of digital media. This workshop aims at facilitating innovation and helping to achieve the full potential of Semantic Web in this domain, as well as informing Semantic Web research and its application to this area.


  • David De Roure and Yves Raimond Introduction
  • Raphaël Troncy Deep-linking into Media Assets at the Fragment Level: Specification, Model and Applications (show abstract, slides)

    Semantic descriptions of non-textual media available on the Web can facilitate retrieval, re-use and presentation of media assets. Semantic Web languages can represent controlled vocabularies and shared annotations of media content on the Web. By identifying concepts to consider, Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) are the building blocks of the Semantic Web. Often, particular regions of an image or particular sequences of an audio or a video resource need to be localized and uniquely identified in order to be used as subject or object resource in an RDF annotation. In this talk, we will first present the Media Fragment URI specification, a recent W3C recommendation that enables to uniquely identifying sub-parts of media assets in the same way that the fragment identifier in the URI can refer to part of an HTML or XML document. We will then describe models and ontologies that we will illustrate with several real world applications using semantic annotations attached to media fragments in the music and the TV domains. Those applications are developed in the context of the European projects LinkedTV and MediaMixer and the French project WAVE.

  • Peter Haase Mapping, Interlinking and Exposing MusicBrainz as Linked Data (slides)
10:30am-11:00am Morning Tea
  • David Bainbridge Unchained Melody: Redefining the Boundaries to a Music Digital Library Through Linked Data (show abstract, slides)

    Despite being borne over the web, conventional digital library software architectures---from which many of our leading Music Digital Libraries (MDLs) are formed---result in digital resources that are, surprisingly, disconnected from other on-line sources of information. Leveraging from (and also contributing too!) the ever growing body of music linked data, in this talk I will demonstrate a new form of music digital library that encompasses management, discovery, delivery and analysis of the musical content it contains. In doing so, the developed software architecture alters the boundaries to what is conventionally thought of as a digital library---challenging core assumptions made in digital library software design.

  • Gopala Krishna Koduri and Xavier Serra A knowledge-based approach to computational analysis of melody in Indian art music (paper, slides)
  • Thomas Wilmering, György Fazekas and Mark B. Sandler Semantic Metadata for Music Production Projects (paper)
  • Discussion / Hack ideas for the ISWC jam session
12:45pm-1:45pm Lunch

Important dates

Topics of Interest

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

Consuming and exploiting music and media data on the Semantic Web

Producing and publishing music and media-related data on the Semantic Web

Managing music and media-related data

Modelling music and media-related data


This half-day workshop is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience of researchers and practitioners involved or interested in the Semantic Web and its applications to music and time-based media.

All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

We welcome the following types of contributions:

All submissions must be in PDF format and must follow the LNCS style. Contributions must be submitted through the SMAM2013 EasyChair page. Submissions are not anonymous. Accepted papers will be published online on this web site.

The papers must be submitted before July 12, 2013.

Organising Committee

Programme Committee


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