Dear Member of the SIGMM Community, Welcome to the second year of the ACM SIG Multimedia Records! In this issue, we present and explain to you three calls for contributions that are highly important for the multimedia community. You can find the call for nominations for the SIGMM Award for … Read more

ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2009

On behalf of the entire Organizing Committee, we wish to report to you that the seventeen ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM Multimedia 2009), was held October 19-22, 2009 at the Beijing Hotel in Beijing, China. ACM Multimedia is the premier annual event on multimedia research, technology and art. Since … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Aleksandra Kovacevic

Personalization of Internet services is a significant feature and exploiting the users’ location brings the most value to it. Location-based services have a wide application range – from emergency, tracking, and navigation services to informational and entertainment services. In existing centrally managed solutions, the results of location-based search are often … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Andreas Petlund

A large number of network services use IP and reliable transport protocols. For applications with constant pressure of data, loss is handled satisfactorily, even if the application is latency sensitive. For applications with data streams consisting of intermittently sent small packets, however, users experience extreme latencies more frequently. Due to … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Cheng-Hsin Hsu

Modern mobile devices have evolved into small computers that can render multimedia streaming content anywhere and anytime. These devices can extend the viewing time of users and provide more business opportunities for service providers. Mobile devices, however, make a challenging platform for providing high-quality multimedia services. The goal of this … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Zeljko Vrba

The appearance of commodity multi-core processors has spawned a wide interest in parallel programming, which is widely-regarded as more challenging than sequential programming. Existing distributed processing frameworks like MapReduce and Dryad are intentionally meant for large batch workloads and fail to efficiently support cyclic workloads with deadlines. In this respect, … Read more