Dear Member of the SIGMM Community, Welcome to the second issue of the ACM SIG Multimedia Records! In this issue, we can present to you the new board of ACM SIG Multimedia. The election results have been announced on June 21, less then ten days before the publication of this … Read more

Introducing the MMSys Conference

Hopefully, you have heard about ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), a new conference series that will start in 2010. The inaugural MMSys will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 22-23, 2010. As organizers of the new conference, we would like to take a moment to describe the behind-the-scenes story of … Read more

Introducing the new Board of ACM SIG Multimedia

In spring 2009, the members of SIGMM were asked to elect the new board of ACM SIG Multimedia. Many SIG members took this opportunity and voted for their favorite candidate. The result of the election was announced at the end of June 2009. We are presenting the plans that the … Read more

International Conference on Content-based Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2008

The International Conference on Content-based Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) is a prominent technical conference in this field. Since 2007, CIVR has now become an official ACM Conference and an IAPR co-sponsored event (thanks to the initiatives by 2007 co-chairs Marcel Worring and Nicu Sebe).

PhD Thesis Summary

Beomjoo Seo

Newly emerging game-based application systems provide three-dimensional virtual environments where multiple users interact with each other in real-time. Such virtual worlds are filled with autonomous, mutable virtual content which is continuously augmented by the users. To make the systems highly scalable and dynamically extensible, they are usually built on a … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Chrisa Tsinaraki

Interoperable, semantic-based audiovisual content services are necessary in the open Internet environment, where the volume of the available audiovisual information is growing rapidly. Such services can be built on top of structured, semantic-based audiovisual content descriptions. This thesis focuses on the representation and management of the audiovisual content semantics. The … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Knut-Helge Vik

One type of Internet services that have recently gained much attention are services that enable people around the world to communicate in real-time. Such services of real-time interaction are offered by applications most commonly referred to as distributed interactive applications. Concrete examples of distributed interactive applications are multiplayer online games, … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Marek Meyer

This thesis investigates modular reuse of learning resources. In particular, it considers a scenario of reuse in which existing learning resources serve as preliminary products for the creation of new learning resources for Web based training. Authors are interested in reusing the learning resources created by other authors. It is … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Michael Ransburg

Today’s Internet is accessible to diverse end devices through a wide variety of network types. Independent from this huge amount of usage contexts, content consumers desire to retrieve content with the best possible supported quality. The designers of new media codecs react to this diversity of usage contexts by including … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Verena Kahmann

At the time being, multimedia services using IP technology are a hot topic for network and service providers. Examples are IPTV, which stands for television broadcast over a (mostly closed) network infrastructure by means of the IP suite, or video on-demand, which allows for watching selected movies via Internet on … Read more

Award Opportunity

SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

Award Description This award will be presented every year to a researcher whose PhD thesis has made contributions and has the potential of very high impact in multimedia computing, communication and applications. The goal will be to evaluate contributions towards advances in multimedia including multimedia processing, multimedia systems, multimedia network … Read more

Free or Open Source Item

Video quality assessment of H.264/AVC over error prone networks

Politecnico di Milano and EPFL have recently released a publicly available database to support reproducible research in the field of video quality assessment, specifically targeting H.264/AVC video streaming over error-prone networks.