The Digital Media Project

Information on 17th DMP Annual Meeting and General Assembly (GA17)

Announcement - - Objectives - - Proposed Agenda - - Venue - - Travel information - - Hotel reservation - - Visa information


The 17th General Assembly (GA16) of the Digital Media Project will be held on 2008/01/23-25 at

Centre for Digital Music Tel +44 20 7882 5528
Department of Electronic Engineering Fax +44 20 7882 7997
Queen Mary University of London  Email
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS,  WWW
United Kingdom    

The meeting will be held from Wednesday, 23rd January 2008 through Friday, 25th January 2008. The meeting will start on Wednesday 23rd January 2008 at 09:00.

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

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


The principal objectives of the meeting are:

  1. IDP specification
    1. Approval of IDP-3.1
    2. Specification of Device Web Services
  2. Chillout
    1. Review of Chillout code
    2. Review of Chillout-based demo applications (BRYVAC, MS MAF, WIM TV etc.)
  3. Submission of Chillout for standardisation
  4. DMP Authorities
    1. Appointment of DMP Content Registration Authority
    2. Issuing of Call for Participation in the selection of DMP Certification Authority

Proposed Agenda


Agenda item



Opening, welcome, logistics



Roll call



Approval of agenda



Input documents



President’s communications



Election of Board Members



Election of Advisory Committee Members



Ad hoc Group on Requirements, Architecture, Use Cases, Terminology and TRU mapping  


Ad hoc Group on IDP technologies  


Ad hoc Group on Reference Software, Conformance and Demonstrations  


Ad hoc Group on DMP technologies to MPEG  


Approval of IDP-3.1



Specification of Device web services



Review of Chillout development



Promotion of Chillout deployment  


Submission of Chillout for standardisation  


Report on Call for Participation in the DMP Content Registration Authority



Appointment of DMP Content Registration Authority



Call for Participation in the DMP Device Certification Authority





DMP work plan



Planning for GA18



Report from Board of Directors



Promotion of DMP



Meeting schedule



Press release












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.

Further travel information and maps of London Underground can be found at:

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 costs 3GBP but it is refundable. You could buy it at your arrival in UK.  Photo is not necessary. Info on OYSTER

Further information on London transport tickets:

Suggested arrival routes from some airports

These suggestions are simple routes, not necessarily the cheapest or fastest routes. 

London Heathrow

  1. Take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington station
    (Journey time 15-20 mins, runs every 15 mins. Costs about 29 return, plus 2 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 Undergound: 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.

 London Gatwick

  1. Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station.
    (Journey time about 30 mins, runs about every 15 mins. Costs 11 single, 21.50 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.

Alternative route (may be a little faster/cheaper): From Gatwick, take the Thameslink City Flyer to Blackfriars. Change to the District Line, and travel Eastbound to Stepney Green station, as above. Note that Thameslink tickets are not valid on the Gatwick Express.

London Stansted

  1. Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street station.
    (Journey time about 45 mins, runs about every 30 mins. Costs 13 single, 23 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 green Airport Shuttle Bus to Canning Town station. (Journey time about 5-10 mins, frequent service. Costs about 2.50 single).

  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 Stepney Green Station (both lines run from the same platform). Walk to the Campus.
    Total travel time about 45 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 10-15, or 25-30 to Central London.

Hotel reservation

The prices have not been confirmed with the hotels. 

1.  Ibis Hotel, Stratford, London (GBP 68 weekday / 58 weekend, 20 mins from DMP venue) - one tube stop from Queen Mary
1A Romford Road
London E15 4LJ
Tel : +44 (0) 208 536 3700
Fax : +44 (0) 208 519 5161


2.  St. Giles Hotel, Central London (GBP 89 single / 99 double, 35 mins from DMP venue)
Bedford Avenue
London WC1B 3AS

Tel.: +44 (0) 207 300 3030
Fax: +44 (0) 207 300 3001


For alternative hotel possibilities, try e.g.

Visa information

Invitation Letter 

If you need any further information  please do not hesitate to contact:
Panos Kudumakis, PhD
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
Tel (GSM):  +44 790 792 9001