The Digital Media Project

Information on 23rd General Assembly (GA23)

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The 23rd General Assembly (GA23) of the Digital Media Project will be held on 2009/06/26-27 at

Centre for Digital Music

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5528

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997

Queen Mary University of London


Mile End Road, London E1 4NS


United Kingdom


If you intend to attend the DMP event please note the following


The principal objectives of the meeting are

Proposed Agenda







Opening, welcome, logistics




Roll call




Approval of agenda




Input documents




President’s communications



  Ad hoc Group on exploration  


  Ad hoc Group on Reference Software, Conformance and Demonstrations  
8   Ad hoc Group on DMP technologies to MPEG  
9   New IDP technologies  
  1 Presentation of Digital Item  
  2 LASeR Authoring Tool  
  3 Event Report Request Registration  
  4 Open Media Marketplace 1236
  5 Payment/cashing 1235
  6 Interfacing with root of trust  


  Review of Chillout developments  
  1 Refactoring in line with MXM developments  
  2 Chillout in other programming languages  
  3 Chillout demonstrators  
11   WIM TV  
  4 Network of WIM TV services  


  Input documents to MPEG  
  1 Payment/cashing interfaces 1235
  2 Event Report Request Registration Protocol  
  3 MSAF 2nd edition  
  4 AIT use cases 1237


  Content Registration Authority  







DMP work plan




Planning for GA24




Report from Board of Directors




Promotion of DMP




Meeting schedule




Press release















The 23rd DMP General Assembly meeting will be held at:

Centre for Digital Music
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK

The meeting will be held from Friday, June 26th, 2009 through Saturday, June 27th, 2009. The meeting will start on Friday June 26th 2009 at 09:00.

The meeting will be held in Engineering Building Rooms 105 (first floor) and 203 (second floor).

Queen Mary, Mile End Campus Map

Wireless internet access provided in the meeting rooms and in the Electronic Engineering Building.

Electricity: 220V/50Hz, however, UK electricity plugs have 3 square pins. So, do not forget your EC/US to UK adaptor.

Travel information

Nearest stations on the London Underground are Mile End on Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines; and Stepney Green on the Hammersmith and City and District lines. Both stations are in Zone 2 of the London Underground and five minutes walking from Queen Mary University of London.

London transport tickets

It is suggested a pay as you go (top-up) travel card called OYSTER as the cheapest way moving around in London as well as avoiding queuing for buying tickets every time you travel. It can be used on London Underground, DLR, buses, etc. It costs 3 but it is refundable. You could buy it at your arrival in UK. Photo is not necessary. There is also available a special visitor’s OYSTER travel card at 2.

Suggested arrival routes from London airports

These suggestions are simple routes, not necessarily the cheapest or fastest routes. For further information please also check:

London Heathrow

  1. Take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington station (Journey time 15-20 mins, runs every 15 mins. Costs 32 return, plus 3 if you buy on the train.)

  2. On the London Underground, take the Bakerloo Line Southbound to Oxford Circus.

  3. Change to the Central Line. Travel Eastbound to Mile End. Walk to the Campus. Allow about 1 hour total travel time.

Alternative route (cheaper): From Heathrow, take the London Underground: Piccadilly Line Eastbound to Holborn (pronounced "hoe-burn"). Change to the Central Line, and travel Eastbound to Mile End, as above. Allow up to 1 1/2 hour total travel time.

Alternative route: From Heathrow take the Heathrow Express to Paddington as above, and then take the Hammersmith and City Line Eastbound directly to Mile End. To get to the Hammersmith and City Line at Paddington, walk along the platform to the footbridge that is, going away from the main concourse, then follow the signs to platforms. Note that as there is no escalator, it will be necessary to walk up and down about 20 steps to get to the platform.

London Gatwick

  1. Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station. (Journey time about 30 mins, runs about every 15 mins. Costs 16.9 single, 28.8 return.)

  2. On the London Underground, take the District Line Eastbound to Stepney Green station. Walk to the Campus.Allow at least 1 hour total travel time.

London Stansted

  1. Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street station. (Journey time about 45 mins, runs about every 30 mins. Costs 19 single, 28.8 return.)

  2. On the London Underground, take the Hammersmith and City Line Eastbound to Stepney Green Station. Walk to the Campus. Allow about 1 hour total travel time.

Occasionally the Hammersmith and City Line may have long gaps (10 mins or longer) between trains. If you don't want to wait at Liverpool Street Station, you can go instead to the Central Line and travel to Mile End station.

London City Airport

  1. Take the Docklands Light Railway  (DLR) to Canning Town station.

  2. On the London Underground, take the Jubilee Line Northbound to West Ham.

  3. Change to the District Line or Hammersmith and City Line Wesbound to Mile End Station (both lines run from the same platform). Walk to the Campus.
    Total travel time about 40 mins.

London City Airport is about 5 miles east of the campus, in the London Docklands. You may wish to consider getting a Taxi ("black cab"): the fare to the campus is probably about 18-27.

Hotel reservation

Mile end Campus

There is a possibility for accommodation on Mile End Campus in that case please contact the organiser Dr Panos Kudumakis.

Student halls of residence rooms may be available at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus. The rates are:

Mile End Campus accommodation reception is located in France House which is open 24 hours per day. Check in after 12:00am / check out before 10:00am.

Rooms are grouped in small blocks with the use of communal cooking/dining areas for those that wish to use them – if you wished to be housed with specific colleagues, please provide this information when you make your reservation and we will try to accommodate your request.


A list of hotels located near to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is given below; however, there are no block room reservations with these hotels and they are only provided for your convenience.  

Hotel name Distance from QMUL Star rating

Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf tube & Westferry DLR

< 4 KM *****

London Marriott West India Quay
West India Quay DLR

< 4 KM *****

Guoman - The Tower Hotel
Tower Hill tube & Tower Gateway DLR

< 4 KM ****

Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
Canada Water tube & Canary Wharf ferry

< 3 KM ****

Britannia International Docklands Hotel
Nearest tube Canary Wharf

< 4 KM ***

Hotel Ibis London Stratford
Nearest tube Stratford

< 4 KM ***

City Hotel
Nearest tube Algate East

< 3 KM ***

Hotel Ibis London City
Tower Bridge tube

< 3 KM ***

St Giles Hotel in Central London
Tottenham Court Road tube

< 8 KM ***

For alternative hotel possibilities, try e.g.:

Further information about restaurants and frequently asked questions.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Panos Kudumakis, PhD

Tel (GSM):  +44 790 792 9001

Centre for Digital Music


Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road


London E1 4NS, UK


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