ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2009

CIVR is one of the most important and influential conferences in the area of image and video analysis and retrieval and gathers many important researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. Following this tradition, CIVR 2009 has been a very successful event. This year 138 submissions from 29 countries were received and, after being reviewed by the Program Committee members, 45 were accepted for presentation (18 orals and 27 posters). Additionally, the program included two excellent invited presentations given by Prof. Luis von Ahn from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and Prof. Luc van Gool, from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and the University of Leuven (Belgium). Read more


Dear Member of the SIGMM Community,

Welcome to the fourth issue of the ACM SIG Multimedia Records!

In this thesis we offer you a new kind of article. Based on an initiative by Mr. Mu from Lancaster University, we interviewed several video quality experts. Those of you who subscribe to SIGMM’s goal of evaluating research in terms quality-of-experience will hopefully find the experts’ insights valuable. Read more

ACM Multimedia Conference Review Committee

Dear SIGMM Members,

our flagship conference, the ACM Multimedia, has now existed for existed for 17 years. And still, the conference organization is changing every year. With an approach that puts new chairs and entirely new organizing committees in charge every year in a bidding process, ACM Multimedia is highly dynamic. However, this dynamicity comes with major downsides. Every committee makes changes, and because continuity is not guaranteed, good changes do often get lost, while bad ones persist. An institutional memory is missing. Read more

An Interview with Video Quality Experts

For multimedia researchers, improvement of users’ quality-of-experience is a more valuable goal that an easily measurable quality-of-service. Consequently, researchers use video quality evaluation metrics to assess whether they can increase or maintain it. In this issue, we publish an interview with renowned video quality experts. Read more