MMSys 2014 Technical Program

MMSys 2014: Technical Program

Program at a Glance



March 19, 2014



Foyer, Level 4

SMU Admin Building.


Joint NOSSDAV/MoViD Session

Function Room 4.1, 4.2

SMU Admin Building



Function Room 4.1

SMU Admin Building


Function Room 4.2

SMU Admin Building

1800-1930 NULL


Courtyard of Rendezvous Grand Hotel

March 20, 2014



Foyer, Level 4

SMU Admin Building.



Function Room 4.1

SMU Admin Building


Opening Remarks

Dataset Track (until 1140)

Function Room 4.2

SMU Admin Building




Session 1: 3D Systems

Session 2: Systems Security and Tools

Session 3: Parallel and Distributed Systems

Function Room 4.1, 4.2,

SMU Admin Building

1800-1930 NULL


The Jewel Box

March 21, 2014



Foyer, Level 4

SMU Admin Building.



Function Room 4.1, 4.2,

SMU Admin Building


Demo Session

Foyer, Level 4,

SMU Admin Building



Session 4: Video Streaming I

Session 5: Mobile Multimedia Sensing

Session 6: Video Streaming II

Function Room 4.1 and 4.2,

SMU Admin Building.


MMSys 2014 Keynote



In Search of Insights

by Professor Dah Ming Chiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

We model large and complicated systems, to search for insights that help us understand, improve the design, and manage operational efficiency. In this talk, I will use different examples of our recent work on modeling and analysis of Internet-based content distribution systems (P2P, CDN, streaming, VoD, popularity and fake views analysis) to illustrate how we can gain helpful insights into these systems. I will also use the opportunity to discuss the divide that often exists between analytical modeling and systems research. I am optimistic that the recent trend in big data analytics will lead to more practical research, and improved collaboration between academia and industry. In this regard, I will share our own experiences in collaboration with industry.


Dah Ming Chiu is a Professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, since 2002. He is serving as the Chairman of the Department of Information Engineering, since 2009. Before returning to academia, he worked for several high tech companies of his time: AT&T Bell Labs, DEC and Sun Labs. His most notable contribution was in the development of a simple but insightful model for Internet congestion control in the 1980s. Dah Ming received a BSc degree from Imperial College London, and a PhD degree from Harvard University.

His current research interest is in future Internet developments, and in measurement, modeling and analysis of network-based services, in particular multimedia content distribution systems. He likes to collaborate with industry. His research has been supported (with grants or with data) by various companies, including Microsoft, Cisco, PPLive, Tencent, ASTRI (HK government funded research lab) and Hutchison (a HK telecom company).

Dah Ming has served on the TPC for many networking conferences, and served as an associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking from 2006 to 2011. In 2013, he served as general co-chair for ACM Sigcomm, and brought the conference to Hong Kong with a record attendance.


MMSys 2014 Technical Program



March 20

0830-0900 Registration
0900-0910 Opening Remarks
0910-1015 Dataset Track, Session I

Session Chair: Mathias Lux, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria.

  • Measuring DASH Streaming Performance from the End Users Perspective using Neubot

    Simone Basso, Antonio Servetti, Enrico Masala, and Juan Carlos De Martin (Politecnico di Torino)

  • Ultra High Definition HEVC DASH Data Set

    Jean Le Feuvre (Telecom ParisTech, CNRS LTCI), Jean-Marc Thiesse (Ateme), Matthieu Parmentier (France TV), Mickael Raulet (INSA IETR), and Christophe Daguet (Orange Labs)

  • The EBU MIM-SCAIE Content Set for Automatic Information Extraction on Broadcast Media

    Mike Matton (VRT Research and Innovation), Alberto Messina (RAI Centre for Research and Technological Innovation), Werner Bailer (Joanneum Research), and Jean-Pierre Évain (European Broadcasting Union)

  • Soccer Video and Player Position Dataset

    Svein Arne Pettersen, Dag Johansen, and Håvard Johansen (University of Tromsø), Vegard Berg-Johansen (Tromsø Idrettslag), and Vamsidhar Reddy Gaddam, Asgeir Mortensen, Ragnar Langseth, Carsten Griwodz, Håkon Kvale Stensland, and Pål Halvorsen (SRL / UiO)

  • YawDD: A Yawning Detection Dataset

    Shabnam Abtahi, Mona Omidyeganeh, Shervin Shirmohammadi, and Behnoosh Hariri (University of Ottawa)

1015-1035 Coffee Break
1035-1140 Dataset Track, Session II

Session Chair: Mathias Lux, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria.

  • Div400: A Social Image Retrieval Result Diversification Dataset

    Bogdan Ionescu (University Politehnica of Bucharest), Anca-Livia Radu and María Menéndez (University of Trento), Henning Müller (HES-SO Sierre), Adrian Popescu (CEA-LIST), and Babak Loni (Delft University of Technology)

  • ReSEED: Social Event dEtection Dataset

    Timo Reuter (CITEC/Universität Bielefeld), Symeon Papadopoulos and Vasileios Mezaris (CERTH-ITI), and Philipp Cimiano (CITEC/Universität Bielefeld)

  • Fashion 10000: An Enriched Social Image Dataset for Fashion and Clothing

    Babak Loni, Lei Yen Cheung, Michael Riegler, Alessandro Bozzon, and Martha Larson (Delft University of Technology) and Luke Gottlieb (International Computer Science Institute)

  • World-Wide Scale Geotagged Image Dataset for Automatic Image Annotation and Reverse Geotagging

    Hatem Mousselly Sergieh (INSA Lyon), Mario Döller (FH Kufstein), and Daniel Watzinger, Bastian Huber, Elöd Egyed-Zsigmond, and Harald Kosch (University of Passau)

  • LaRED: A Large RGB-D Extensible Hand Gesture Dataset

    Yuan-Sheng Hsiao (Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology), Jordi Sanchez-Riera and Tekoing Lim (Academia Sinica), Kai-Lung Hua (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology), and Wen-Huang Cheng (Academia Sinica)

1140-1300 Lunch
1300-1420 Keynote

Session Chair: Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore.

  • In Search of Insights

    Dah Ming Chiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

1420-1510 Session I: 3D Systems

Session Chair: Stephane Kopf, Universität Mannheim, Germany.

  • Storage Optimization for 3D Streaming Systems

    Khaled Diab; Tarek ElGamal; Kiana Calagari; Mohamed Hefeeda (Qatar Computing Research Institute)

  • 3DTI Amphitheater: A Manageable 3DTI Environment with Hierarchical Stream Prioritization

    Shannon Chen; Klara Nahrstedt; Indranil Gupta (University of Illinois).

1510-1530 Coffee Break
1530-1620 Session 2: System Security and Tools

Session Chair: Mohamed Hafeeda, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

  • DeepCAPTCHA: An Image CAPTCHA Based on Depth Perception

    Hossein Nejati; Ngai-Man Cheung; Ricardo Sosa; Dawn C.I. Koh (Singapore University of Technology and Design).

  • CamMark – A Camcorder Copy Simulation as Watermarking Benchmark for Digital Video

    Philipp Schaber; Stephan Kopf; Christoph Wesch; Wolfgang Effelsberg (University of Mannheim)

1620-1800 Session 3: Parallel and Distributed Systems

Session Chair: Ketan Mayer-Patel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

  • VMShadow: Optimizing the Performance of Latency-sensitive Virtual Desktops in Distributed Clouds

    Tian Guo (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Vijay Gopalakrishnan; K K Ramakrishnan (AT&T Labs Research); Prashant Shenoy; Arun Venkataramani (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Seungjoon Lee (AT&T Labs Research)

  • DIMO: Distributed Index for Matching Multimedia Objects using MapReduce

    Ahmed Abdelsadek (Simon Fraser University); Mohamed Hefeeda (Qatar Computing Research Institute and Simon Fraser University)

  • SPEX: Scalable Spatial Publish/Subscribe for Distributed Virtual Worlds without Borders

    Mahdi Tayarani Najaran (University of British Columbia); Shun-Yun Hu (Academia Sinica); Norman C. Hutchinson (University of British Columbia)

  • GPU Video Retargeting with Parallelized SeamCrop

    Johannes Kiess; Daniel Gritzner; Benjamin Guthier; Stephan Kopf; Wolfgang Effelsberg (University of Mannheim)

1800-1930 NULL
1930-2230 Banquet @ The Jewel Box

March 21

0830-0900 Registration
0900-1010 Demo Session I

  • Real-Time Generic Facial Tracking in the Wild with CUDA

    Shiyang Cheng; Akshay Asthana; Stefanos Zafeiriou; Jie Shen (Imperial College London); Maja Pantic (Imperial College London; University of Twente)

  • Real-Time Cloud-Based 3D Reconstruction and Interaction with a Stereo Smartphone

    Yanhui Hong; Lifeng Sun; Keyin Tang; Yijing Li (Tsinghua University)

  • User Preference-Aware Music Video Generation Based on Modeling Scene Moods

    Rajiv Ratn Shah; Yi Yu; Roger Zimmermann (National University of Singapore)

  • DECOMOD – Collaborative DASH with Download Enhancing based on Multiple Mobile Devices Cooperation

    Yankai Zhang (Tsinghua University); Chao Li (Beijing Institute of Technology); Lifeng Sun (Tsinghua University)

1010-1030 Coffee Break
1030-1140 Demo Session II

  • Augmented Video Viewing: Transforming Video Consumption into an Active Experience

    Maarten Wijnants; Jeroen Leën; Peter Quax; Wim Lamotte (Hasselt University)

  • Be Your Own Cameraman: Real-Time Support for Zooming and Panning into Stored and Live Panoramic Video

    Vamsidhar Reddy Gaddam; Ragnar Langseth; Håkon Kvale Stensland (Simula / Univ. Oslo); Pierre Gurdjos; Vincent Charvillat (Universite de Toulouse); Carsten Griwodz (Simula / Univ. Oslo); Dag Johansen (Univ. Tromsø); Pål Halvorsen (Simula / Univ. Oslo)

  • Social TV Analytics: A Novel Paradigm to Transform TV Watching Experience

    Han Hu (National University of Singapore); Jian Huang; He Zhao; Yonggang Wen (Nanyang Technological University); Chang Wen Chen (State University of New York); Tat-Seng Chua (National University of Singapore)

  • Automatic Event Extraction and Video Summaries From Soccer Games

    Asgeir Mortensen; Vamsidhar Reddy Gaddam; Håkon Kvale Stensland; Carsten Griwodz (Simula / Univ. Oslo); Dag Johansen (Univ. Tromsø); Pål Halvorsen (Simula / Univ. Oslo)

1140-1300 Lunch
1300-1440 Session 4: Video Streaming I

Session Chair: Ali C. Begen, Cisco, Canada.

  • Cross-Layer Packet Prioritization for Error-Resilient Transmission of IPTV System over Wireless Network

    Kyungmin Go; Myungchul Kim; Sungwon Kang (KAIST); Ben Lee (Oregon State Univ); Yohaan Yoon (KAIST).

  • Congestion Control using FEC for Conversational Multimedia Communication

    Marcin Nagy; Varun Singh; Jörg Ott (Aalto University); Lars Eggert (NetApp).

  • Effective Content-based Video Caching with Cache-friendly Encoding And Media-aware Chunking

    Sangwook Bae; Giyoung Nam; KyoungSoo Park (KAIST)

  • Dynamic Scheduling on Video Transcoding for MPEG DASH in the Cloud Environment

    He Ma; Beomjoo Seo; Roger Zimmermann (National University of Singapore)

1440-1500 Coffee Break
1500-1615 Special Session on Mobile Multimedia Sensing

Session Chairs: Mun Choon Chan, 
National University of Singapore, and Rajesh Krishna Balan, 
Singapore Management University

  • Adaptive Planar and Rotational Image Stitching for Mobile Devices

    Christopher Herbon (HAWK Fakultät Naturwissenschaften und Technik); Klaus Tönnies (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Institut für Simulation und Graphik); Bernd Stock (HAWK Fakultät Naturwissenschaften und Technik)

  • MediaQ: Mobile Multimedia Management System

    Seon Ho Kim; Ying Lu; Giorgos Constantinou; Cyrus Shahabi (University of Southern California); Guanfeng Wang; Roger Zimmermann (National University of Singapore)

  • A Wireless Application Overlay for Ubiquitous Mobile Multimedia Sensing and Interaction

    Hanno Wirtz; Jan Rüth; Torsten Zimmermann; Matteo Ceriotti; Klaus Wehrle (RWTH Aachen University)

1615-1730 Session 6: Video Streaming II

Session Chair: Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory/University of Oslo, Norway.

  • Streaming Video over HTTP with Consistent Quality

    Zhi Li; Ali C. Begen; Josh Gahm; Yufeng Shan; Bruce Osler; Dave Oran (Cisco)

  • GTube: Geo-Predictive Video Streaming over HTTP in Mobile Environment

    Jia Hao; Roger Zimmermann; Haiyang Ma (National University of Singapore)

  • Optimal Set of Video Representations in Adaptive Streaming Laura Toni (LTS4 – EPFL); Ramon Aparicio-Pardo; Gwendal Simon; Alberto Blanc (Telecom Bretagne); Pascal Frossard (LTS4 – EPFL)
1730-1740 Concluding Remarks

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