SIGMM Records

Diversity and Credibility for Social Images and Image Retrieval

Social media has established itself as an inextricable component of today’s society. Images make up a large proportion of items shared on social media [1]. The popularity of social image sharing has contributed to the popularity of the Retrieving Diverse Social Images task at the MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluationa [2]. Since … Read more

Multidisciplinary Column: Inclusion at conferences, my ISMIR experiences

In 2009, I attended my very first international conference. At that time, I recently had graduated for my Master’s degree in Computer Science, and just was starting the road towards a PhD; in parallel, I had also started pursuing my Master’s degree in Piano Performance at the conservatoire. As a … Read more

The Deep Learning Indaba Report

Given the focus on deep learning and machine learning, there is a need to address this problem of low participation of Africans in data science and artificial intelligence. The Deep Learning Indaba was thus born to stimulate the participation of Africans within the research and innovation landscape surrounding deep learning and machine learning. This column reports on the Deep Learning Indaba event, which consisted of a 5-day series of introductory lectures on Deep Learning, held from 10-15 September 2017, coupled with tutorial sessions where participants gained practical experience with deep learning software packages. The column also includes interviews with some of the organisers to learn more about the origin and future plans of the Deep Learning Indaba. Read more

MPEG Column: 120th MPEG Meeting in Macau, China

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: Point Cloud Compression – MPEG evaluates responses to call for proposal and kicks off its technical work The omnidirectional media format (OMAF) has … Read more

JPEG Column: 77th JPEG Meeting in Macau, China

JPEG XS is now entering the final phases of the standard definition and soon will be available. It is important to clarify the change on the typical JPEG approach, as this is the first JPEG image compression standard that is not developed only targeting the best compression performance for the best … Read more

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 … Read more

Opinion Column: Tracks, Reviews and Preliminary Works

In a nutshell, the community agreed that: we need more transparent communication and homogeneous rules across thematic areas; we need more useful rebuttals; there is no need for conflict of interest tracks; large conferences must protect preliminary and emergent research works. Solutions were suggested to improve these points. Welcome to … 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

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