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ACM TVX — Call for Volunteer Associate Chairs

CALL FOR VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATE CHAIRS – Applications for Technical Program Committee ACM TVX 2017 International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video June 14-16, 2017, Hilversum, The Netherlands www.tvx2017.com We are welcoming applications to become part of the TVX 2017 Technical Program Committee (TPC), as Associate Chair (AC). … Read more

MPEG Column: 116th MPEG Meeting

MPEG Workshop on 5-Year Roadmap Successfully Held in Chengdu Chengdu, China – The 116th MPEG meeting was held in Chengdu, China, from 17 – 21 October 2016 MPEG Workshop on 5-Year Roadmap Successfully Held in Chengdu At its 116th meeting, MPEG successfully organised a workshop on its 5-year standardisation roadmap. … Read more

Call for Task Proposals: Multimedia Evaluation 2017

MediaEval 2017 Multimedia Evaluation Benchmark Call for Task Proposals Proposal Deadline: 3 December 2016 MediaEval is a benchmarking initiative dedicated to developing and evaluating new algorithms and technologies for multimedia retrieval, access and exploration. It offers tasks to the research community that are related to human and social aspects of … Read more

SIGMM Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications 2016

ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present the 2016 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award to Dr. Christoph Kofler. The award committee considers Dr. Kofler’s dissertation entitled “User Intent in Online Video Search” worthy of the recognition as the thesis is the first to innovatively consider a … Read more

ACM TOMM Special Issues and Special Sections

ACM TOMM journal has launched a new two-year program of SPECIAL ISSUES and SPECIAL SECTIONS on strategic and emerging topics in Multimedia research. Each Special Issue will also include an extended survey paper on the subject of the issue, prepared by the Guest Editors. It will help to highlight trends … Read more

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

The 2016 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. Alberto del Bimbo. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding, pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia processing, … Read more

Announcement of ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2016

The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present this year’s Rising Star Award in multimedia computing, communications and applications to Dr. Bart Thomee for his significant contributions in the areas of geo-multimedia computing, media evaluation, and open research datasets. The ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award recognizes a … Read more

MPEG Column: 115th MPEG Meeting

The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 115th MPEG meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland and its press release highlights the following aspects:   MPEG issues Genomic Information Compression and Storage joint Call … Read more

An interview with Judith Redi

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? My path to multimedia was, let’s say, non-linear. I grew up in the Italian educational system, which up until university, is somewhat … Read more

MPEG Column: Press release for the 114th MPEG meeting

Screen Content Coding Makes HEVC the Flexible Standard for Any Video Source San Diego, USA − The 114th MPEG meeting was held in San Diego, CA, USA, from 22 – 26 February 2016 Powerful new HEVC tools improve compression of text, graphics, and animation The 114th MPEG meeting marked the … Read more

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