SIGMM Test of Time Paper Award, SIGMM Funding for Special Initiatives 2020 and SIGMM-sponsored Conference Fee Reduction

In this note I provide an update on some recent SIGMM funding initiatives we are putting in place in 2020. These come about based on feedback from you, our members, on what you believe to be important and what you would like your SIGMM Executive Committee to work on. The … Read more

Collaborative QoE Management using SDN

The Software-Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm offers the flexibility and programmability in the deployment and management of network services by separating the Control plane from the Data plane. Being based on network abstractions and virtualization techniques, SDN allows for simplifying the implementation of traffic engineering techniques as well as the communication … Read more

JPEG Column: 86th JPEG Meeting in Sydney, Australia

The 86th JPEG meeting was held in Sydney, Australia. Among the different activities that took place, the JPEG Committee issued a Call for Evidence on learning-based image coding solutions. This call results from the success of the  explorations studies recently carried out by the JPEG Committee, and honours the pioneering … Read more

MPEG Column: 129th MPEG Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 129th MPEG meeting concluded on January 17, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium with the following topics: Coded representation of immersive media – WG11 promotes Network-Based Media Processing (NBMP) to the final stage … Read more

Dataset Column: ToCaDa Dataset with Multi-Viewpoint Synchronized Videos

Abstract This column describes the release of the Toulouse Campus Surveillance Dataset (ToCaDa). It consists of 25 synchronized videos (with audio) of two scenes recorded from different viewpoints of the campus. An extensive manual annotation comprises all moving objects and their corresponding bounding boxes, as well as audio events. The … Read more

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Open Source Video Streaming & Recording

By the time of writing, the CoViD-19 disease has spread, impacting the world. Education and research are affected as well, but fortunately the community can continue working due to all the developments over the last few years. Even more so, streaming tech and video conferences allow us to keep in … Read more