Report from the MMM Special Session Perspectives on Multimedia Analytics

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of the special session entitled “Perspectives on Multimedia Analytics” at MMM 2016, which was held in Miami, Florida on January 6, 2016. The special session consisted of four brief paper presentations, followed by a panel discussion with questions from the audience. The session … Read more


WSICC has established itself as a truly interactive workshop at EuroITV’13, TVX’14, and TVX’15 with three successful editions. The fourth edition of the WSICC workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on novel approaches for interactive multimedia content consumption. New technologies, devices, media formats, and consumption paradigms are … Read more

MediaEval 2016 Multimedia Benchmark: Call for Feedback and Participation

Each year, the Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation (MediaEval) offers challenges to the multimedia research community in the form of shared tasks. MediaEval tasks place their focus on the human and social aspects of multimedia. We are interested in how multimedia content can be used to produce knowledge and to … Read more

The Menpo Project

Overview The Menpo Project [1] is a BSD-licensed set of tools and software designed to provide an end-to-end pipeline for collection and annotation of image and 3D mesh data. In particular, the Menpo Project provides tools for annotating images and meshes with a sparse set of fiducial markers that we … Read more

SIGMM PhD Thesis Award — Call for nominations

SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Award Description This award will be presented at most once per year to a researcher whose PhD thesis has the potential of very high impact in multimedia computing, communication and applications, or gives direct evidence of such impact. A … Read more

SIGMM Rising Star Award — Call for nominations

SIGMM Rising Star Award AWARD DESCRIPTION Since 2014, ACM SIGMM presents a “Rising Star” Award annually, recognizing a young researcher – an individual either no older than 35 or within 7 years of PhD – who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of multimedia computing, communication and applications … Read more

SIGMM Technical Achievement Award — Call for nominations

SIGMM Technical Achievement Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications AWARD DESCRIPTION This award is presented every year to a researcher who has made significant and lasting contributions to multimedia computing, communication and applications. Outstanding technical contributions through research and practice are recognized. Towards this goal, … Read more

New ACM TOMM Policy

As a new policy of ACM TOMM, we are planning to publish three Special Issues per year, starting from 2017. We therefore invite highly qualified scientists to submit proposals for 2017 ACM TOMM Special Issues. Each Special Issue is the responsibility of the Guest Editors. Proposals are accepted until May, … Read more

MPEG Column: Press release for the 114th MPEG meeting

Screen Content Coding Makes HEVC the Flexible Standard for Any Video Source San Diego, USA − The 114th MPEG meeting was held in San Diego, CA, USA, from 22 – 26 February 2016 Powerful new HEVC tools improve compression of text, graphics, and animation The 114th MPEG meeting marked the … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Hamed Ahmadi

Fulfilling cloud gaming’s (CG) ultimate goal; i.e., playing video games wherever, whenever and on every devices, requires reduction of its high bandwidth demand in a way that doesn’t adversely affect the players’ quality of experience. One way to do so is to reduce the bitrate of the regions in the … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Pengpeng Ni

Modern video coding techniques provide multidimensional adaptation options for adaptive video streaming over networks. For instance, a video server can adjust the frame-rate, frame-size or signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the video being requested to cope with the available bandwidth. However, these adaptation operations give rise to distinct visual artefacts, so … Read more