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 user’s intent in multimedia search yielding significantly improved results in satisfying the information need of the user. The work has high originality and is expected to have significant impact, especially in boosting the search performance for multimedia data.


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 ...

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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