MPEG Column: 108th MPEG Meeting

— original posts here and here by Multimedia Communication blog and bitmovin techblog, Christian Timmerer, AAU/bitmovin The 108th MPEG meeting was held at the Palacio de Congresos de Valencia in Spain featuring the following highlights (no worries about the acronyms, this is on purpose and they will be further explained below): Requirements: PSAF, SCC, CDVA Systems: M2TS, MPAF, Green Metadata … Read more

Call for Nominations for the SIGMM Rising Star Award 2014

AWARD DESCRIPTION Starting 2014, ACM SIGMM will present a “Rising Star” Award annualy, recognizing a young researcher – an individual either no older than 35 or within 7 years of PhD – who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of multimedia computing, communication and applications during this early … Read more

Errata: SIGMM Records March 2014

In the March 2014 issue of the SIGMM Records, a mistake happened in the article “Most cited papers before the era of ICMR“. On the list of most-cited papers from CIVR 2009, a paper with a similar title was listed in fourth place instead of the correct CIVR paper. The … Read more


On 23rd May 2014, ACM TOMCCAP becomes ACM TOMM. This acronym change is the result of a discussion within the journal’s Editorial Board, within SIGMM and between the ACM SIGMM Executive Committee and the Editorial Board. It is a process which started already in the year 2011. Two reasons have … Read more

New book: Multimedia Computing

URL: (The following information about the book is taken from Cambridge University Press) SIGMM Education Column of this issue highlights an upcoming text book, titled “Multimedia Computing,” which presents emerging techniques in multimedia computing from an experiential perspective in which each medium – audio, images, text, and so on … Read more

ImproveMyCity – An open source platform for direct citizen-government communication

Motivation & Overview In modern societies there is a growing requirement for public administrations to directly communicate with their citizens, view the existing problems from their perspective and re-act to their needs. In meeting this requirement, modern technologies have become a particularly valuable instrument that, apart from being a rich … Read more

Call for Bids: ACM Multimedia 2017

Required Bid Documents Two documents are required: Bid Proposal: This document outlines all of the details except the budget. The proposal should contain: The organizing team: Names and brief bios of General Chairs, Program Chairs and Local Arrangements Chairs. Names and brief bios of at least one chair (out of … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Chidansh Amitkumar Bhatt

Advances in data acquisition and storage technology have led to the growth of very large multimedia databases. Analyzing this huge amount of multimedia data to discover useful knowledge is a challenging problem. This challenge has opened the opportunity for research in Multimedia Data Mining (MDM), the process of finding interesting … Read more