Editorial

Dear Member of the SIGMM Community, welcome to the third issue of the SIGMM Records in 2012.

As you can see, the format of the Records as changed dramatically with this issue, and the migration is going to be completed in the coming months. The new system is meant to make the Records more valuable and interactive for your benefit, and we hope the long wait for the third issue was worth your while. First of all, your submissions will become visible on the front page of the Records as soon as they have been approved by one of the editors, and they will be included in the following issue. The submission of standard content formats has become much easier than before: select your contribution from the pulld0wn menu, add your information and submit it, and see immediately on the submission page that your submission was successful. You can of course also send your contributions and any questions to enews-contributions@sigmm.org.

We are furthermore inviting a new category: Please tell us about your ongoing research projects! What are your goals and achievements? Who are your partners? How are your publications connected?

Of course, this issue has also some content: SIGMM’s 2012 awards have been handed out at ACM Multimedia in October in Nara. In this issue you can read about the SIGMM award for outstanding contributions to multimedia, the best PhD thesis award 2012 and the first ever awarded Nicholas D. Georganas Award for the best TOMCCAP paper.

TOMCCAP announces a major policy chang; you can read about the startup foodQuest, the Open Source project Ambulant, and the latest MPEG meeting.  You can read PhD thesis summaries provided by a two candidates who have recently passed their doctoral exams.

Last but most certainly not least, you find pointers to the latest issues of TOMCCAP and MMSJ, and several job announcements.

We hope that you enjoy this issue of the Records.

The Editors
Stephan Kopf
Viktor Wendel
Lei Zhang
Pradeep Atrey
Christian Timmerer
Pablo Cesar
Carsten Griwodz

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