Dear Member of the SIGMM Community,

Welcome to the September issue of the SIGMM Records in 2011.

We announce this year’s winner of the SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. The award will be presented at the ACM Multimedia Conference 2011.

Christian Timmerer has newly joined the SIGMM Records as a columnist who will regularly inform you about the developments in MPEG standardization. Read his report from the 97th MPEG meeting.

You can read about the GameDays 2011, where scientists meet business people to discuss demands and learn about the latest research in serious games.

In the SGIMM education column, our new columnist Pradeep K. Atrey presents the course “Multimedia Systems Design” that is taught by Klara Nahrstedt at UIUC.

You can also read the PhD thesis summaries provided by four candidates who have recently passed their doctoral exams, you can find out about the top 10 most downloaded papers of SIGMM-sponsored events, and find shortcuts to the latest journal publications in TOMCCAP and MMSJ.

The Editors

Stephan Kopf
Viktor Wendel
Lei Zhang
Pradeep Atrey
Christian Timmerer
Carsten Griwodz

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