SIGMM Records

How Do Ideas Flow around SIGMM Conferences?

  The ACM Multimedia conference just celebrated its quarter century in October 2017. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the intellectual influence of the conference, and the SIGMM community in general. The progress on big scholarly data allows us to make this task analytical. I download a data … Read more

Practical Guide to Using the YFCC100M and MMCOMMONS on a Budget

The Yahoo-Flickr Creative Commons 100 Million (YFCC100M), the largest freely usable multimedia dataset to have been released so far, is widely used by students, researchers and engineers on topics in multimedia that range from computer vision to machine learning. However, its sheer volume, one of the traits that make the … Read more

Opinion Column: Tracks, Reviews and Preliminary Works

  Welcome to the first edition of the  SIGMM Community Discussion Column! As promised in our introductory edition, this column will report highlights and lowlights of online discussion threads among the members of the Multimedia community (see our Facebook MM Community Discussion group). After an initial poll, this quarter the community … Read more

Report from ACM MMSys 2017

–A report from Christian Timmerer, AAU/Bitmovin Austria The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. It is a unique event targeting “multimedia systems” from various angles and views across all domains instead of focusing on a … Read more

JPEG Column: 76th JPEG Meeting in Turin, Italy

The 76th JPEG meeting was held at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, from 15 to 21 of July. The current standardisation activities have been complemented by the 25th anniversary of the first JPEG standard. Simultaneously, JPEG pursues the development of different standardised solutions to meet the current challenges on imaging technology, namely on emerging new applications … Read more

An interview with Prof. Alan Smeaton

Please describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? I started a University course in Physics and Mathematics and in order to make up my credits I needed to add … Read more

Multidisciplinary Column: An Interview with Suranga Nanayakkara

    Could you tell us a bit about your background, and what the road to your current position was? I was born and raised in Sri Lanka and my mother being an electrical engineer by profession, it always fascinated me to watch her tinkering around with the TV or … Read more

Report from ACM ICMR 2017

ACM ICMR 2017 in “Little Paris” ACM ICMR is the premier International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, and from 2011 it “illuminates the state of the arts in multimedia retrieval”. This year, ICMR was in an wonderful location: Bucharest, Romania also known as “Little Paris”. Every year at ICMR I learn … Read more

MPEG Column: 119th MPEG Meeting in Turin, Italy

The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The MPEG press release comprises the following topics: Evidence of New Developments in Video Compression Coding Call for Evidence on Transcoding for Network Distributed Video Coding 2nd Edition of Storage of … Read more

Report from ICMR 2017

ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2017 ACM ICMR 2017 in “Little Paris” ACM ICMR is the premier International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, and from 2011 it “illuminates the state of the arts in multimedia retrieval”. This year, ICMR was in an wonderful location: Bucharest, Romania also known as … Read more

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