Reports from ACM Multimedia 2021

Introduction Due to the COVID-19, the annual ACM Multimedia Conference ( was held in a hybrid mode – onsite in Chengdu, China, and online jointly this year. The organizers have made meticulous preparations for this conference and totally more than 1000 researchers from all over the world participated.  Besides, there are … Read more

JPEG Column: 93rd JPEG Meeting

JPEG Committee launches a Call for Proposals on Learning based Point Cloud Coding The 93rd JPEG meeting was held online from 18 to 22 October 2021. The JPEG Committee continued its work on the development of new standardised solutions for the representation of visual information. Notably, the JPEG Committee has … Read more

Report from ACM Multimedia Systems 2021 by Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma (@NehaSharma) is a PhD student working with Dr Mohamed Hefeeda in Network and Multimedia Systems Lab at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests are in computer vision and machine learning with a focus on next-generation multimedia systems and applications. Her current work focuses on designing an inexpensive hyperspectral camera … Read more

Overview of Open Dataset Sessions and Benchmarking Competitions in 2021.

This issue of the Dataset Column proposes a review of some of the most important events in 2021 related to special sessions on open datasets or benchmarking competitions associated with multimedia data. While this is not meant to represent an exhaustive list of events, we wish to underline the great … Read more

Multidisciplinary Column: An Interview with Odette Scharenborg

The first issue in 2021 features an interview with Alex Thayer, PhD and portrays his view upon interdisciplinarity in both academia and research with implications for our multimedia community. Read more

Towards an updated understanding of immersive multimedia experiences

Bringing theories and measurement techniques up to date Development of technology for immersive multimedia experiences Immersive multimedia experiences, as its name is suggesting are those experiences focusing on media that is able to immerse users with different interactions into an experience of an environment. Through different technologies and approaches, immersive … Read more

Reports from ACM Multimedia System 2021

Introduction The 12th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’21) happened from September 28th through October 1st, 2021.  The  MMSys conference is an important forum for researchers in multimedia systems. But, due to the ongoing pandemic, the event was held in a hybrid mode – onsite in Istanbul, Turkey, and online. Organizers … Read more