Immersive Media Experiences – Why finding Consensus is Important

An introduction to the QUALINET White Paper on Definitions of Immersive Media Experience (IMEx) [1]. Introduction Immersive media are reshaping the way users experience reality. They are increasingly incorporated across enterprise and consumer sectors to offer experiential solutions to a diverse range of industries. Current technologies that afford an immersive … Read more

MPEG Column: 132nd MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

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 132nd MPEG meeting was the first meeting with the new structure. That is, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 — the official name of MPEG under the ISO structure … Read more

JPEG Column: 89th JPEG Meeting

JPEG initiates standardisation of image compression based on AI The 89th JPEG meeting was held online from 5 to 9 October 2020. During this meeting, multiple JPEG standardisation activities and explorations were discussed and progressed. Notably, the call for evidence on learning-based image coding was successfully completed and evidence was … Read more

VQEG Column: VQEG Meeting Dec. 2020 (virtual/online)

Introduction Welcome to the third column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).The last VQEG plenary meeting took place online from 14 to 18 December. Given the current circumstances, it was organized all online for the second time, with multiple sessions distributed over five to … Read more