ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2018

The 2018 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) Rising Star Award is Dr. Xavier Alameda-Pineda. The award is given in recognition of his contribution to multimodal social behavior understanding. 
 
Xavier obtained a Masters degree in Mathematics (2008), in...

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

Dr.YongRuiThe 2018 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Dr. Yong Rui. The award is given in recognition of his pioneering contributions to multimedia analysis, retrieval and understanding.
 
Dr. Rui is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, IAPR and SPIE. His contributions to multimedia research have persistently spanned the past two decades, via his 200+ scientific publications (23,000+ total citations, and an h-index of 70), 65 issued patents, and more than 10 widely used commercial...

ACM MMSys 2019 Research Track and Special Sessions - Call for Papers

Important Dates

— Submission deadline: October 31, 2018
— Acceptance notification: December 31, 2018
— Camera-ready deadline: January 31, 2019
— Online submission: https://mmsys19.hotcrp.com/
— Submission format: 6-12 pages, using ACM style format (double-blind)
— Reproducibility: Obtain an ACM reproducibility badge by making datasets and code available (Authors will be contacted to make their artifacts available after paper acceptance)
 
Program Chairs

— Ali C. Begen (Ozyegin University and Networked Media, Turkey)
— Laura Toni (University College London, UK)
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Third SIGMM Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium, 2018

*** Call for Nominations ***
 
In our continuing effort to develop an emerging generation of leadership in our community, SIGMM regularly tries to create opportunities to recognise the accomplishments of those emerging leaders and research stars. This year, 2018, we are once again running the SIGMM Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium, a prestigious event exclusively reserved to highlight invited talks from emerging leaders in our field who have received a PhD degree within the last 10 years and who have already demonstrated their great potential and leadership in multimedia research. 
The Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium will be an integrated part of this year’s ACM Multimedia Conference in Seoul, Korea, and SIGMM will provide partial travel support (up to $1000 per person) for...

Interview with Dr. Yong Rui, ACM Fellow

1. [SIGMM Editor] “Why do societies such as ACM offer Fellows status to some of its members?”
 
Dr. Yong Rui: 

The ACM Fellow status is ACM's most prestigious member grade that recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. The ACM Fellow’s technical insight and achievements play a critical role in driving the development of the field. In addition, the ACM Fellows are models to motivate other ACM members to advance their research in computing technologies. 
 
 
2. [SIGMM Editor] “What is the significance for you as an...

SIGMM Funding for New Initiatives including Desk Study of Gender and Diversity within SIGMM

The ACM SIGMM (Special Interest Group in Multimedia) provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications. We do this through our sponsorship and organisation of conferences and workshops, supporting student travel to such events, discounted registrations, two regional chapters, recognition of excellence and achievement through an awards scheme
and we inform the community of our activities through the SIGMM Records and through mailing lists.
 
The SIGMM Executive invites applications for funding for new initiatives. These initiatives should focus on one, or more, of the following:
 
- building on SIGMM’s excellence and strengths;
- nurturing new...

Chair's message

I would first like to thank the members of SIGMM for electing me to this prestigious and important role.  I am grateful for the trust you have put in me and the other members of the elected SIGMM Executive and we shall strive to continue to make SIGMM an important part of our professional research community.  I would also like to thank the previous elected members of the SIGMM Executive Committee — Shih-Fu Chang, Rainer Lienhart and Nicu Sebe — for their extraordinary service, thank you all.  I’m also delighted that Nicu will provide continuity by serving on the Executive Committee as vice-Chair and I look forward to working with him, with Gerald Friedland as Conference Director and the other members of the Executive.

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SIGMM Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications 2017

The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present the 2017 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award to Dr. Chien-Nan (Shannon) Chen. The award committee considers Dr. Chien-Nan Chen’s dissertation entitled “Semantics-Aware Content Delivery Framework For 3D Tele-Immersion” worthy of the recognition as the thesis is the first to consider semantic information in full-aspect with 3DTI systems. 
Dr. Chen’s thesis includes confound semantic factors regarding user (role, preferences, view), activity (range, speed, posture, position, number of participants, repetitiveness), and environment (network...
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