Dear Member of the SIGMM Community, welcome to the first issue of the SIGMM Records in 2013. This issue is full of opportunities that SIGMM gives you in 2013. Inside you find the calls for nominations for SIGMM’s three main awards: The SIGMM Technical Achievement Award, awarded for lasting contributions in … Read more

MPEG Column: 103rd MPEG Meeting

— original post by Multimedia Communication blog, Christian Timmerer, AAU   The 103rd MPEG meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, January 21-15, 2013. The official press release can be found here (doc only) and I’d like to introduce the new MPEG-H standard (ISO/IEC 23008) referred to as high efficiency coding and media delivery in heterogeneous environments: Part 1: MPEG Media Transport (MMT) – status: … Read more

Interview with ACM Fellow and SIGMM Chair Prof Klara Nahrstedt

SIGMM Editor: “Why do societies such as ACM offer Fellows status to some of its members?” Prof Klara Nahrstedt: The ACM society celebrates through its ACM Fellows Status Program the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and … Read more

SIGMM Education Column

SIGMM Education Column of this issue highlights a new book, titled “Visual Information Retrieval using Java and LIRE,” which gives an introduction to the fields of information retrieval and visual information retrieval and points out selected methods, as well as their use and implementation within Java and more specifically LIRE, … Read more

Call for TOMCCAP Special Issue Proposals

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM – TOMCCAP) Deadline for Proposal Submission: May, 1st 2013 Notification: June, 1st 2013 http://tomccap.acm.org/ ACM – TOMCCAP is one of the world’s leading journals on multimedia. As in previous years we are planning to publish a special issue in 2014. Proposals … Read more

Call for Nominations: ACM TOMCCAP Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award

The Editor-in-Chief of ACM TOMCCAP invites you to nominate candidates for the “ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award”. The award is given annually to the author(s) of an outstanding paper published in ACM TOMCCAP within the previous legal year from January 1 … Read more

Call for Nominations: SIGMM Technical Achievement Award

for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Award Description This award is presented every year to a researcher who has made significant and lasting contributions to multimedia computing, communication and applications. Outstanding technical contributions through research and practice are recognized. Towards this goal, contributions are considered from … Read more

Call for Nominations: SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis

in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Award Description This award will be presented at most once per year to a researcher whose PhD thesis has the potential of very high impact in multimedia computing, communication and applications, or gives direct evidence of such impact. A selection committee will evaluate contributions … Read more

SIGMM Elections

Dear SIGMM members: This year we have ACM SIGMM elections. All SIGMM members are invited to cast their vote for the three SIGMM officers: – SIGMM Chair – SIGMM Vice Chair – SIGMM Director of Conferences. Our candidates are for Chair: Dick C.A. Bulterman Shih-Fu Chang for Vice Chair: Rainer … Read more

Call for Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions

Overview The Multimedia Grand Challenge presents a set of problems and issues from industry leaders, geared to engage the Multimedia research community in solving relevant, interesting and challenging questions about the industry’s 3-5 year vision for multimedia. The Multimedia Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM Multimedia 2009 … Read more

Open Source Column: Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP Toolset

Introduction Multimedia content is nowadays omnipresent thanks to technological advancements in the last decades. A major driver of today’s networks are content providers like Netflix and YouTube, which do not deploy their own streaming architecture but provide their service over-the-top (OTT). Interestingly, this streaming approach performs well and adopts the … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

John Gilmore

Recently, there has been significant research focus on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Massively Multi-user Virtual Environments (MMVEs). A number of architectures have been presented in the literature to implement the P2P approach. One aspect that has not received sufficient attention in these architectures is state management and state persistency in P2P MMVEs. … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Paul B. Beskow

The computational demands of interactive multimedia applications are steadily increasing as consumers call for progressively more complex and intelligent multimedia services. New multi-core hardware architectures provide the required resources, but writing parallel, distributed applications remains a labor-intensive task compared to their sequential counter-part. For this reason a number of parallel … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Zhijie Shen

In recent years, people have become accustomed to sharing and watching videos on the Internet. Particularly, the rapid advance in the technology of mobile devices has attracted users to produce and consume videos on the newly booming platform. With the technological innovation, a new life cycle of a video has … Read more