Report from SLAM 2014

ISCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia Following SLAM 2013 in Marseille, France, SLAM 2014 was the second edition of the workshop, held in Malaysia as a satellite of Interspeech 2014. The workshop was organized over two days, one for science and one for socializing and community building. … Read more

Launching the first-ever National Data Science Bowl

What is the National Data Science Bowl ? Take a deep dive and see how tiny plants and animals fuel the world We are pioneering a new language to understand our incredibly beautiful and complex world. A language that is forward-looking rather than retrospective, different from the words of historians … Read more

MPEG Column: Press release for the 109th MPEG meeting

MPEG collaborates with SC24 experts to develop committee draft of MAR reference model SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) is pleased to announce that the Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model (MAR RM), developed jointly and in close collaboration with SC 24/WG 9, has reached Committee Draft status at the 109th WG … Read more

openSMILE:) The Munich Open-Source Large-scale Multimedia Feature Extractor

A tutorial for version 2.1 Introduction The openSMILE feature extraction and audio analysis tool enables you to extract large audio (and recently also video) feature spaces incrementally and fast, and apply machine learning methods to classify and analyze your data in real-time. It combines acoustic features from Music Information Retrieval … Read more

Call for Workshop Proposals @ ACM Multimedia 2015

We invite proposals for Workshops to be held at the ACM Multimedia 2015 Conference. Accepted workshops will take place in conjunction with the main conference, which is scheduled for October 26-30, 2015, in Brisbane, Australia. We solicit proposals for two different kinds of workshops: regular workshops and data challenge. Regular … Read more

MPEG Column: 110th MPEG Meeting

— original posts here by Multimedia Communication blog, Christian Timmerer, AAU/bitmovin The 110th MPEG meeting was held at the Strasbourg Convention and Conference Centre featuring the following highlights: The future of video coding standardization Workshop on media synchronization Standards at FDIS: Green Metadata and CDVS What’s happening in MPEG-DASH? Additional details about MPEG’s 110th meeting can … Read more

Summary of the 5th BAMMF

Bay Area Multimedia Forum (BAMMF) BAMMF is a Bay Area Multimedia Forum series. Experts from both academia and industry are invited to exchange ideas and information through talks, tutorials, posters, panel discussions and networking sessions. Topics of the forum will include emerging areas in vision, audio, touch, speech, text, various … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Jason J Quinlan

Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth in the demand for streaming video over the Internet, exposing challenges in coping with heterogeneous device capabilities and varying network throughput. When we couple this rise in streaming with the growing number of portable devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops) we see an ever-increasing … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Lilian Calvet

The thesis deals with the problem of 3D reconstruction of a rigid scene from a collection of views acquired by a digital camera. The problem addressed, referred as the Structure-from-Motion (SfM) problem, consists in computing the camera motion (including its trajectory) and the 3D characteristics of the scene based on … Read more

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NSF/Intel Partnership on Visual and Experiential Computing (VEC)

NSF and Intel initiative aims to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that promote research in VEC technologies, taking into consideration various challenges present in this field, and strengthen a research community committed to advancing research and education at the confluence of VEC technologies, and to transitioning its findings into practice.