Dear Member of the SIGMM Community,Welcome to the second issue of the SIGMM Records in 2012. We provide you with reports from several recent events of importance for the multimedia community. In Geneva, the 100th MPEG meeting was celebrated, which included a reception of three prestigious grants to MPEG. The … Read more

Video Browser Showdown

The Video Browser Showdown (VBS) is a live video browsing competition where international researchers, working in the field of interactive video search, evaluate and demonstrate the efficiency of their tools in presence of the audience. The aim of the VBS is to evaluate video browsing tools for efficiency at known-item … Read more

MPEG Column: 100th MPEG Meeting

MPEG news: a report from the 100th meeting, Geneva, CH The official press release is available here and I’d like to highlight two topics from MPEGs’ 100th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland: “MP100E“: MPEG celebrates its 100th meeting Systems news: ISOBMFF 4th edition, MDS social metadata, DASH conformance/refsw et al. WebVC and … Read more

Open Source Column: Mozilla Popcorn

Mozilla Popcorn: Web Video Interaction Using Client-Side Javascript Context and history Popcorn is an HTML5 media project from Mozilla, the non-profit organization that makes the Firefox web browser. It makes media-oriented web development easy through shared development, open source libraries and tools. Popcorn.js: a Javascript library for interactions between video … Read more

TOMCCAP Special Issue on 20th Anniversary of ACM SIG Multimedia

Call for Papers The premier ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia (known as ACM Multimedia) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It all started in Anaheim, California, August 1-6, 1993, when the general chair, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves gathered multimedia-interested researchers together to discuss and present research on systems and networks that would … Read more

SIGMM Education Column

Project work is an important component of any graduate-level Multimedia course. SIGMM Education Column of this issue highlights the types of projects that are offered by Prof. Tat-Seng Chua and Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli in their co-lectured course, CS5342 Multimedia Computing and Applications, at National University of Singapore. In general, the … Read more

Co-locating Multimedia System Events: MMSys and NOSSDAV

The 23rd International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV) will be co-located with the ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys) Conference in Oslo, Norway at the end of February 2013. In a meeting of the organizers of both conferences in February, it was decided that … Read more

Report from NOSSDAV 2012

Setting for NOSSDAV 2012 NOSSDAV 2012, the 22nd SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video, was be held in Toronto, Canada, on June 7-8 2012. As in previous years, the workshop will continue to focus on both established and emerging research topics, high-risk high-return … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Apostolos Papageorgiou

At the crossroads of two hot trends of modern computer science, namely service-orientation and mobile computing, great potentials arise together with tough challenges. The list of advantages of combining these technologies is long and compelling: Outsourcing of data- and processing-intensive software tasks from mobile devices to more capable systems, quick … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Kristian Evensen

One the few constants in the world of computer networking, is that users always want more bandwidth. The usage of bandwidth-intensive services, like video streaming, video conferencing and games, have exploded over the last couple of years. At the same time, devices capable of connecting to two or more different … Read more