Report from NOSSDAV 2009

International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV)

The 19th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2009) was held in Williamsburg, Virginia from 3 – 5 June, 2009. NOSSDAV 2009 adhered to the workshop’s long tradition of focusing on emerging topics, controversial ideas, and future research directions in the area of multimedia systems research. The main goals of the workshop are to accommodate timely exchange of research results and to foster lively, constructive discussions on potentially controversial concepts and solutions. Read more

Editorial

Dear Member of the SIGMM Community,

Welcome to the third issue of the ACM SIG Multimedia Records!

This issue is full of good news from the SIGMM and its members. First, we can announce that Professor Lawrence A. Rowe has been awarded the SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. He will be presented with the reward at ACM Multimedia in Beijing, where it is held from October 19-24, 2009. We want to congratulate Professor Rowe already now! Read more

Featured Paper: Wireless network security: Comparison of WEP mechanism, WPA and RSN security protocols

In this edition of the SIGMM Records, we present some background for the paper “Wireless network security: comparison of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) mechanism, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and RSN (Robust Security Network) security protocols”. Of all papers that were presented at workshops and conferences that were sponsored or co-sponsored by SIG Multimedia, it was the second most downloaded paper in the third quarter of 2008. We have therefore asked the authors to describe the background of their work, their motivation, the problems in performing the research, and possible errata. Read more

TOMCCAP at the End of The Early Years

From the first ACM Multimedia conference in 1993 and continuing through the launch of ACM TOMCCAP in 2005 our community has been steadily growing and evolving. In the next 2 years there will be two new conferences supported by the SIGMM, namely the Multimedia Systems (MMSys) Conference and the International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), which are slated to be the most prominent meetings in their respective fields. Read more

SIGMM FY’R09 Annual Report

The SIGMM Annual Report was submitted by to ACM on August 1, 2009. It reports the activities of SIG Multimedia during the previous year, including summary reports from or flagship conferences and workshops, an overview of all events that are sponsored or supported by SIGMM. You can find out about SIGMM’s leadership, the last SIGMM Retreat, SIGMM’s Awards and its online and offline publications. Read more

ACM TOMCCAP is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief

The ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is the flagship publication of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM). It focuses on multimedia computing (innovative I/O devices, storage systems, streaming media middleware, media coding, etc.), multimedia communication (real-time protocols, end-to-end streaming media, multicast protocols, etc.), and multimedia applications (distributed collaboration, video conferencing, 3D virtual environments, social multimedia, etc.). Read more

SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

Professor Lawrence A. Rowe

The 2009 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Dr. Lawrence A. Rowe. Dr. Rowe is currently President of FX Palo Alto Laboratory and an Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more