ACM Multimedia 2019 and Reproducibility in Multimedia Research

The first months of the new calendar year, multimedia researchers traditionally are hard at work on their ACM Multimedia submissions. (This year the submission deadline is 1 April.) Questions of reproducibility, including those of data set availability and release, are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. In this edition of … Read more

Report from ACM ICMR 2018 – by Cathal Gurrin

  Multimedia computing, indexing, and retrieval continue to be one of the most exciting and fastest-growing research areas in the field of multimedia technology. ACM ICMR is the premier international conference that brings together experts and practitioners in the field for an annual conference. The eighth ACM International Conference on … Read more

Solving Complex Issues through Immersive Narratives — Does QoE Play a Role?

Introduction A transdisciplinary dialogue and innovative research, including technical and artistic research as well as digital humanities are necessary to solve complex issues. We need to support and produce creative practices, and engage in a critical reflection about the social and ethical dimensions of our current technology developments. At the … Read more

JPEG Column: 82nd JPEG Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal

The 82nd JPEG meeting was held in Lisbon, Portugal. Highlights of the meeting are progress on JPEG XL, JPEG XS, HTJ2K, JPEG Pleno, JPEG Systems and JPEG reference software. JPEG has been the most common representation format of digital images for more than 25 years. Other image representation formats have … Read more

MPEG Column: 125th MPEG Meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco

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 125th MPEG meeting concluded on January 18, 2019 in Marrakesh, Morocco with the following topics: Network-Based Media Processing (NBMP) – MPEG promotes NBMP to Committee Draft stage 3DoF+ … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Title: Quality of experience characterization and provisioning in mobile cellular networks

  Traditionally, previous generations of mobile cellular networks have been designed with Quality of Service (QoS) criteria in mind, so that they manage to meet specific service requirements. Quality of Experience (QoE) has, however, recently emerged as a concept, disrupting the design of future network generations by giving clear emphasis … Read more

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Deep Learning in the Browser: TensorFlow JS

Having already discussed MatConvNet and Keras, let us continue with an open source framework for deep learning, which takes a new and interesting approach. TensorFlow.js is not only providing deep learning for JavaScript developers, but it’s also making applications of deep learning available in the WebGL enabled web browsers, or … Read more