A quick interview with Open Source Software Competition’s organizers

The program of ACM Multimedia is very diverse: apart from oral and poster presentations, panels and keynotes there are challenges and competitions. One that is particularly interesting is the Open Source Software Competition, which is pretty much specific for this conference and was started in ACM Multimedia 2004. The full … Read more

Report from ICACNI 2015

Report from the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking, and Informatics The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics (ICACNI-2015), organized by School of Computer Engineering, KIIT University, Odisha, India, was held during 23-25 June, 2015. The conference commenced with a keynote by Prof. Nikhil R. Pal … Read more

Call for Nominations for Editor-In-Chief of ACM TiiS

Call for Nominations Editor-In-Chief ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) The term of the current Editors-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the … Read more

An interview with Wallapak Tavanapong

MR: Describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. Pak: I started learning about computing quite late. I did not know what a computer was until I joined a B.S. degree program in Computer Science at Thammasat University, Thailand, and learned the foundation there. After finishing the … Read more

MPEG Column: Press release for the 113th MPEG meeting

MPEG explores new frontiers for coding technologies with Genome Compression Geneva, CH − The 113th MPEG meeting was held in Geneva, CH, from 19 – 23 October 2015 MPEG issues Call for Evidence (CfE) for Genome Compression and Storage At its 113th meeting, MPEG has taken its first formal step … Read more

An interview with Klara Nahrstedt

Michael Riegler (MR): Describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? Klara Nahrstedt (KN): From my youth I have been attracted and interested in mathematics, physics and other sciences. However, … Read more

SIVA Suite: An Open-Source Framework for Hypervideos

Overview The SIVA Suite is an open source framework for the creation, playback, and administration of hypervideos. Allowing the definition of complex navigational structures, our hypervideos are well suited for different scenarios. Compared to traditional linear videos, they especially excel in e-learning and training situations (see [1] and [2]), where … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Britta Meixner

Modern Web technology makes the dream of fully interactive and enriched video come true. Nowadays it is possible to organize videos in a non-linear way playing in a sequence unknown in advance. Furthermore, additional information can be added to the video, ranging from short descriptions to animated images and further … Read more