ACM TOMM (TOMCCAP) Call for Special Issue Proposals

ACM – TOMM is one of the world’s leading journals on multimedia. As in previous years, we are planning to publish a special issue in 2015. Proposals are accepted until May, 1st 2014. Each special issue is in the responsibility of the guest editors. If you wish to guest edit … Read more

MPEG Column: 107th MPEG Meeting

— original posts here and here by Multimedia Communication blog and bitmovin techblog, Christian Timmerer, AAU/bitmovin The MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS; formally known as Rec. ITU-T H.222.0 | ISO/IEC 13818-1) has been awarded with the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It is the fourth time MPEG received an Emmy award. The M2TS is … Read more

Report from ACM Multimedia 2013

Conference/Workshop Program Highlights ACM Multimedia 2013 was held at the CCIB (Centre de Conventions Internacional de Barcelona) from October 21st to October 25th, 2012 in Barcelona. The Art Exhibition has been held for the entire duration of the conference at the FAD (Forment de les Arts i del Disseny) in … Read more

Most cited papers before the era of ICMR

In the early years of 2000, the field of multimedia retrieval was composed of special sessions at conferences and small workshops. There were no multimedia retrieval conferences. One of the leading workshops (B. Kerherve, V. Oria and S. Satoh) was the ACM SIGMM Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) which … Read more

ESSENTIA: an open source library for audio analysis

Over the last decade, audio analysis has become a field of active research in academic and engineering worlds. It refers to the extraction of information and meaning from audio signals for analysis, classification, storage, retrieval, and synthesis, among other tasks. Related research topics challange understanding and modeling of sound and … Read more

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 towards advances in multimedia including multimedia … Read more

Call for Nominations for the SIGMM Technical Achievement Award 2014

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

MediaEval 2014: Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation

MediaEval is a multimedia benchmark evaluation that offers tasks promoting research and innovation in areas related to human and social aspects of multimedia. Registration for MediaEval 2014 is now open. We encourage participants to register before 1 May, when the first tasks release their first data. The MediaEval benchmark focuses … 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

PhD Thesis Summary

Håvard Espeland

Working with modern architectures for high performance applications is increasingly more diffi- cult for programmers as the complexity of both the system architectures and software continue to increase. The level of hand tuning and native adaptations required to achieve high performance comes at the cost of limiting the portability of … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Jia Hao

The astounding volume of camera sensors produced for and embedded in cellular phones has led to a rapid advancement in their quality, wide availability and popularity for capturing, uploading and sharing of videos (also referred to user-generated content or UGC). Furthermore, GPS-enabled smartphones have become an essential contributor to location-based … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Johannes Konert

Social Media, as an information and communication technology, enables users to exchange information about experiences and insights in easy ways. Such exchange can be used for peer interaction among players of educational computer games as well. The players profit from social media content as learning resources are created, edited, and … Read more