An interview with Irene Viola

Describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? My passion for multimedia stems from graphic design, actually. As a teenager, I taught myself Photoshop and I was playing around with … Read more

Encouraging more Diverse Scientific Collaborations with the ConfFlow application

Introduction ConfFlow is an application to encourage people with similar or complementary research interests to find each other at conferences. How scientific collaborations are initiated, how people meet and how an intention is developed to work together is an open question. The aim of this follow-up initiative to ConfLab: Meet … Read more

MPEG Column: 134th 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 134th MPEG meeting was once again held as an online meeting, and the official press release can be found here and comprises the following items: First … Read more

JPEG Column: 91st JPEG Meeting

JPEG Committee issues a Call for Proposals on Holography coding The 91st JPEG meeting was held online from 19 to 23 April 2021. This meeting saw several activities relating to holographic coding, notably the release of the JPEG Pleno Holography Call for Proposals, consolidated with the definition of the use … Read more

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

Introduction Welcome to the fifth column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).The last VQEG plenary meeting took place online from 7 to 11 June 2021. As the previous meeting celebrated in December 2020, it was organized online (this time by Kingston University) with multiple sessions spread over five days, allowing remote participation of … Read more