ACM International Conference on Multimedia

The sixteen ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2008), was held October 27- 31, 2008 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Vancouver, situated on Canada’s east coast, enjoys a milder climate than much of Canada. As hosts to the 2010 winter Olympics, it boasts a plethora of sporting facilities, as well as ample opportunities for outdoor recreation with 3200 acres of parks and 11 miles of beaches. Read more

Analytics for Experts

For Computer Vision People: How to talk to a Speech Researcher; For Speech People: How to talk to a Computer Vision Researcher


Even though the mathematical foundations are very similar, in the past, artificial intelligence research seemed to be strictly divided according to the different types of data that were to be analyzed. Therefore many research groups work on either speech processing, computer vision, or video analysis. Only recently trends, such as Semantic Computing, have emerged that try to merge the different research tracks in order to create unified approaches that can benefit from the synergy of extracting and analyzing data of different modalities in a combined way. The following document tries to provide a quick and dirty introduction to the different methodological, philosophical, and foremost terminological branches that have been taken by speech scientist and by computer vision scientists. Read more


Dear Member of the SIGMM Community, Welcome to the brand new ACM SIG Multimedia Records! The SIGMM Records are the SIG Multimedia’s quarterly newsletter that provides SIGMM members with a channel for disseminating their achievements to the research community at large. Through the SIGMM Records, SIGMM members can contribute opinions, review papers, books and online material, participate in critical discussions, and present outrageous opinions, or stories about the dissemination of research. The SIGMM forums provide a platform for discussions about SIGMM Records articles that we encourage our readers to use. Read more