Editorial

Dear Member of the SIGMM Community, welcome to the third issue of the SIGMM Records in 2013. On the verge of ACM Multimedia 2013, we can already present the receivers of SIGMM’s yearly awards, the SIGMM Technical Achievement Award, the SIGMM Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, the TOMCCAP Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award, and … Read more

MPEG Column: 105th MPEG Meeting

— original post by Multimedia Communication blog, Christian Timmerer, AAU   At the 105th MPEG meeting in Vienna, Austria, a lot of interesting things happened. First, this was not only the 105th MPEG meeting but also the 48th VCEG meeting, 14th JCT-VC meeting, 5th JCT-3V meeting, and 26th SC29 meeting bringing together more than 400 experts from … Read more

SIGMM Conferences and Journals Ranked High by CCF

SIGMM Conferences and Journals Ranked High by Chinese Computing Federation (CCF) The Chinese Computing Federation (CCF) Ranking List provides a ranking of peer-reviewed conferences and journals in the broad area of computer science. This list is typically consulted by most academic institutions in China as a quality metric for PhD … Read more

An interview with Aljosa Smolic

Dr. Aljosa Smolic joined Disney Research Zürich, Switzerland in 2009, as Senior Research Scientist and Head of the “Advanced Video Technology” group. Before he was Scientific Project Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI), Berlin, also heading a research group. He has been involved in several national and international research projects, … Read more

Report from SLAM 2013

Intl. Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia The International Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia (SLAM) is a yearly series of workshop to bring together researchers working in the broad field of speech, language and audio processing applied to the analysis, indexing and use of any … Read more

Opencast Matterhorn – Open source lecture capture and video management

Since its formation in 2007, Opencast has become a global community around academic video and its related domains. It is a valid source of inspiring ideas and a huge living community for educational multimedia content creation and usage. Matterhorn is a community-driven collaborative project to develop an end-to-end, open source … Read more

ACM SIGMM/TOMCCAP 2013 Award Announcements

The ACM Special Interest Group in Multimedia (SIGMM) and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) are pleased to announce the following awards for 2013 recognizing outstanding achievements and services made in the multimedia community. SIGMM Technical Achievement Award: Dr. Dick Bulterman SIGMM Best Ph.D. Thesis Award: Dr. … Read more

SIGMM PhD Thesis Award 2013

SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications 2013 The SIGMM Ph.D. Thesis Award Committee is pleased to recommend this year’s award for the outstanding Ph.D. thesis in multimedia computing, communications and applications to Dr. Xirong Li. The committee considered Dr. Li’s dissertation titled “Content-based visual … Read more

SIGMM Outstanding Technical Contributions Award 2013

SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications The 2013 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Prof. Dr. Dick Bulterman. He is currently a Research Group Head of the … Read more

TOMCCAP Best Associate Editor Award 2013

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Best Associate Editor Award Annually, the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) honors one member of the Editorial Board with the TOMCCAP Associate Editor of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is the distinction … Read more

TOMCCAP Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award 2013

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award The 2013 ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award is provided to the paper Exploring interest correlation for peer-to-peer socialized video sharing (TOMCCAP vol. 8, Issue 1) … Read more

ACM TOMCCAP Special on 20th Anniversary of ACM Multimedia

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Special Issue: 20th Anniversary of ACM International Conference on Multimedia A journey ‘Back to the Future’ The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of its premier conference, the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Emanuele Carlini

This dissertation investigates the combination of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Cloud Computing to support Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs). MMOGs are large-scale distributed applications allowing for a large amount of users worldwide to share a real-time virtual environment. Today’s commercial architectures for MMOG are over-sized to support peak loads, therefore expensive … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Florian Mehm

Digital Educational Games, as one of the most important application areas of Serious Games, combine positive properties of digital games, such as strong motivation for players and inherent learning processes, with educational methods and technologies. Adaptive algorithms allow such games to be aligned automatically to the needs of different players, … Read more