Spring School on Social XR organized by CWI

ACM SIGMM co-sponsored the Spring School on Social XR, organized by the Distributed and Interactive Systems group (DIS) at CWI in Amsterdam. The event took place on March 13th – 17th 2023 and attracted 33 students from different disciplines (technology, social sciences, and humanities). The program included 18 lectures, 4 of them open, … Read more

Sustainability vs. Quality of Experience: Striking the Right Balance for Video Streaming

The exponential growth in internet data traffic, driven by the widespread use of video streaming applications, has resulted in increased energy consumption and carbon emissions. This outcome is primarily due to higher resolution or higher framerates content and the ability to watch videos on various end-devices. However, efforts to reduce … Read more

JPEG Column: 98th JPEG meeting in Sydney, Australia

JPEG explores standardization in event-based imaging The 98th JPEG meeting was held in Sydney, Australia, from the 16th to 20th January 2023. This was a welcome return to face-to-face meetings after a long period of online meetings due to Covid-19 pandemics. Interestingly, the previous face-to-face meeting of the JPEG Committee … Read more

VQEG Column: Emerging Technologies Group (ETG)

Introduction This column provides an overview of the new Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) group called the Emerging Technologies Group (ETG), which was created during the last VQEG plenary meeting in December 2022. For an introduction to VQEG, please check the VQEG homepage or this presentation. The works addressed by … Read more

MPEG Column: 142nd MPEG Meeting in Antalya, Türkiye

The 142nd MPEG meeting was held as a face-to-face meeting in Antalya, Türkiye, and the official press release can be found here and comprises the following items: MPEG issues Call for Proposals for Feature Coding for Machines MPEG finalizes the 9th Edition of MPEG-2 Systems MPEG reaches the First Milestone … Read more

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Procedural Content Generation – The Open Source Success Story of Wave Function Collapse

  With OpenAI’s Dall-E, Midjourney, and Adobe Firefly, computer-generated visual content has hit the mass market. Machine learning-based algorithms can now create, and re-mix multimedia content based on huge corpora of images and videos and relieve creative professionals of tedious work. While this has gained much momentum lately, procedurally generated … Read more