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, multimedia content analysis, and multimedia applications, his leadership in multimedia education, and his outstanding and continued service to the community.

Prof. del Bimbo was among the very few who pioneered the research in image and video content-based retrieval in the late 80’s....

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 young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of multimedia computing, communication and applications during the early part of his or her career.

Dr. Bart Thomee received his Ph.D. from Leiden...

YFCC100M on CACM Cover Page

Dear Multimedia Researchers,
 
If you have not seen the cover page article that just appeared in the
Communications of ACM (CACM), I will urge you to take a look.
 
Thomee, Bart, Benjamin Elizalde, David A. Shamma, Karl Ni, Gerald
Friedland, Douglas Poland, Damian Borth, and Li-Jia Li. "YFCC100M: The
new data in multimedia research." Communications of the ACM 59, no. 2
(2016): 64-73.
 
We are extremely happy to see efforts in developing this dataset have
been led by active researchers in our multimedia...

SIGMM 2015 Year End Update

Dear Multimedia Colleagues,

I'd like to take this chance to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year in 2016!

2015 has been a fantastic year for SIGMM and the overall multimedia community. Following the action plans set in the 2014 SIGMM Retreat, we move on to implement the T-shaped vision for multimedia emphasizing both the depth and breadth of research underlying a wide range of applications. We are pleased to see our core technical conferences, ACM Multimedia, MMSys, and ICMR continue to be among ...

TOMM Best Associate Editor Award 2015

Annually, the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) honors one member of the Editorial Board with the TOMM Associate Editor of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is the distinction of excellent work for ACM TOMM and hence also for the whole multimedia community in the previous year. Criteria for the award are (1.) the amount of submissions processed in time, (2.) the performance during the reviewing process and (3.) the accurate interaction with the reviewers in order to broader the awareness for the journal.

Based on the criteria mentioned above, the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Associate Editor of the Year Award 2015 goes to Pradeep...

TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award 2015

The 2015 ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award is provided to the paper “A Quality of Experience Model for Haptic Virtual Environments”(TOMM vol.10, Issue 3) by Abdelwahab Hamam, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik and Jihad Alja'am.

The purpose of the named award is to recognize the most significant work in ACM TOMM (formerly TOMCCAP) in a given calendar year. The whole readership of ACM TOMM was invited to nominate articles which were published in Volume 10 (2014). Based on the nominations the winner has been chosen by the TOMM Editorial Board. The main assessment criteria have been quality, novelty, timeliness, clarity of presentation, in addition to...

Announcement of SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award 2015

ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present the 2015 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award to Dr. Ting Yao and Honorable Mention recognition to Dr. Britta Meixner.

The award committee considers Dr. Yao’s dissertation entitled “Multimedia Search by Self, External, and Crowdsourcing Knowledge” worthy of the recognition as the thesis proposes an innovative knowledge transfer framework for multimedia search which is expected to have significant impact, especially in boosting the search performance for big multimedia data.

Dr. Yao’s thesis proposes the knowledge transfer methodology in three multimedia search scenarios:

(1)   Seeking consensus among...

ACM SIGMM/TOMM 2015 Award Announcements

The ACM Special Interest Group in Multimedia (SIGMM) and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) are pleased to announce the following awards for 2015 recognizing outstanding achievements and services made in the multimedia community.

SIGMM Technical Achievement Award:
Dr. Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore
 
SIGMM Rising Star Award:
Dr. Yu-Gang Jiang, Fudan University
 
SIGMM Best Ph.D. Thesis Award:
Dr. Ting...

ACM TOMM Call for Papers Special Issue On Multimedia Big Data: Networking

Please consider submitting to the second special issue in next years special issue series.

Important Dates
Paper submission due: December 15, 2015 (Firm Deadline)
Decision notification: February 15, 2016
Revision due: April 15, 2016
Acceptance notification: June 15, 2016
Camera ready version due: July 1, 2016
Publication date: October 2016
 

Chair's message

Welcome to ACM SIGMM!

SIGMM is ACM’s Special Interest Group on Multimedia – the community of researchers and practitioners dedicated to building next-generation technologies and applications around multimedia. We host several vibrant premiere conferences including ACM Multimedia (currently in its 21st anniversary with 600+ participants annually), ICMR on multimedia retrieval, and MMSys on multimedia systems. The community also takes pride in its publications including the flagship journal ACM TOMCCAP and the affiliated Springer Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ). 

What do we mean by Multimedia? The conventional definition is handy but limited - the use of a variety of communicative media, including text, audio (...

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