MPEG Column: 137th 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 137th MPEG meeting was once again held as an online meeting, and the official press release can be found here and comprises the following items: MPEG … Read more

JPEG Column: 94th JPEG Meeting

IEC, ISO and ITU issue a call for proposals for joint standardization of image coding based on machine learning The 94th JPEG meeting was held online from 17 to 21 January 2022. A major milestone has been reached at this meeting with the release of the final call for proposals … Read more

What is the trade-off between CO2 emission and video-conferencing QoE?

It is a natural thing that users of multimedia services want to have the highest possible Quality of Experience (QoE), when using said services. This is especially so in contexts such as video-conferencing and video streaming services, which are nowadays a large part of many users’ daily life, be it … Read more

VQEG Column: VQEG Meeting Dec. 2021 (virtual/online)

Introduction Welcome to a new column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).The last VQEG plenary meeting took place from 13 to 17 December 2021, and it was organized online by University of Surrey, UK. During five days, more than 100 participants (from more than 20 different countries of America, Asia, Africa, and Europe) could remotely attend the multiple sessions … Read more

Encouraging Scientific Collaborations with ConfFlow 2021

Introduction We often find other collaborators by chance at a conference or by looking for them specifically through their papers. However, sometimes hidden potential social connections might exist between different researchers that cannot be immediately observed because the keywords we use might not always represent the entire space of similar … Read more

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Autonomous driving research with CARLA simulator

Introduction The autonomous driving industry, in order to advance through its six levels of automation (as defined by SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers [2]), is going to be increasingly more data-driven. While the number of sensors and their technology has been increasing it is still both cost-effective and, in some … Read more