First Combined ACM SIGMM Strategic Workshop and Summer School in Stellenbosch, South Africa

The first combined ACM SIGMM Strategic Workshop and Summer School will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in the beginning of July 2020. First ACM Multimedia Strategic Workshop The first Multimedia Strategic Workshop follows the successful series of workshops in areas such as information retrieval. The field of multimedia has … Read more

Opinion Column: Evolution of Topics in the Multimedia Community

For this edition of the SIGMM Opinion Column, we asked members of the Multimedia community to share their impressions about the shift of scientific topics in the community over the years, namely the evolution of “traditional” and “emerging” Multimedia topics.  This subject has emerged in several conversations over the 2 … Read more

An interview with Professor Pål Halvorsen

Describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? I remember when I was about 14 years old and had an 8th grade project where we were to identify what we … Read more

Multidisciplinary Column: An Interview with Max Mühlhäuser

  Could you tell us a bit about your background, and what the road to your current position was? Well, this road is marked by wonderful people who inspired me and sparked my interest in the research fields I pursued. In addition, it is marked by two of my major … Read more

On System QoE: Merging the system and the QoE perspectives

With Quality of Experience (QoE) research having made significant advances over the years, increased attention is being put on exploiting this knowledge from a service/network provider perspective in the context of the user-centric evaluation of systems. Current research investigates the impact of system/service mechanisms, their implementation or configurations on the … Read more

Report from ACM MM 2018 – by Ana García del Molino

Seoul, what a beautiful place to host the premier conference on multimedia! Living in never-ending summer Singapore, I fell in love with the autumn colours of this city. The 26th edition of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia was held on October 22-26 of 2018 at the Lotte Hotel in … Read more

MPEG Column: 126th MPEG Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

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 126th MPEG meeting concluded on March 29, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland with the following topics: Three Degrees of Freedom Plus (3DoF+) – MPEG evaluates responses to the Call for … Read more

JPEG Column: 83rd JPEG Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

The 83rd JPEG meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting was very dense due to the multiple activities taking place. Beyond the multiple standardization activities, like the new JPEG XL, JPEG Pleno, JPEG XS, HTJ2K or JPEG Systems, the 83rd JPEG meeting had the report and discussion of a new exploration study … Read more

The V3C1 Dataset: Advancing the State of the Art in Video Retrieval

Download In order to download the video dataset as well as its provided analysis data, please follow the instructions described here: Introduction Standardized datasets are of vital importance in multimedia research, as they form the basis for reproducible experiments and evaluations. In the area of video retrieval, widely used … Read more

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Configurable image annotation on the Web

Image annotations are required in a wide range of applications including image classification (which requires textual labels), object detection (bounding boxes), or image segmentation (pixel-wise classification). The application we show here was presented in the ACM Multimedia 2018 Open Source Software Competition track, and provides a number of configurable manual image annotation tools for detection and segmentation. It … Read more