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 … Read more

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

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Arne Munch-Ellingsen

Pervasive systems, with their interconnected mesh of devices, have some similarities, but pervasive systems are mostly diverse and will certainly change over time. Within these pervasive systems, the applications come in many varieties (e.g: context aware, QoS aware, multimedia, realtime, games, discrete, ubiquitous and domain specific as in health care … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

M. Shamim Hossain

The advent of service-oriented architecture (SOA), internet and ubiquitous delivery tech-nology has resulted in multimedia services (e.g. repurposing, streaming and conferencing services) being accessible at any time, from any device, through any network. However, there are still some problems related to heterogeneity, scalability and QoS demand of the management of … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

William Conner

Internet-based multimedia applications (e.g., voice-over-IP, instant messaging, and video conferencing) are continuing to grow in importance as more people depend on such applications for personal and professional communications. Although performance is almost always a concern with multimedia systems that must satisfy quality-of-service (QoS) constraints, security is also a major requirement … Read more