SIGMM Records - June 2009

Issue 2, June 2009 (ISSN 1947-4598)



Welcome to the June 2009 issue of the ACM SIG Multimedia Records!
The SIGMM Records are the SIG Multimedia's quarterly newsletter that provides SIGMM members with a channel for disseminating their achievements to the research community at large. Contributors to the Records can challenge the community with new ideas or questions, make recommendation and encourage cooperation. We make the latest announcements about developments of SIGMM and other fields relevent to the multimedia community. Your contributions are important and encourage you to contribute news and give us and our contributors your feedback.

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Introducing the new Board of ACM SIG Multimedia

The new board of SIG Multimedia has just been announced. In spring 2009, the members of SIGMM were asked to elect the new board of ACM SIG Multimedia. Many SIG members took this opportunity and voted for their favorite candidate, and the result was announced at the end of June 2009. We present the plans that the new board has already formed in its first week after the election, and introduce the members of the new board briefly.

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Introducing the MMSys Conference

ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys) is the ACM SIG Multimedia's new conference. It's going to be held for the first time in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2010. In this feature, MMSys co-chair Ketan Mayer-Patel introduces the motivation for creating MMSys as a new venue for members of the "traditional" multimedia systems communities.

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Report from CIVR 2008

The International Conference on Content-based Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) is a prominent technical conference in its field. It became an ACM SIGMM-sponsored conference in 2008. General chair Jiebo Luo has prepared a report for the readers of SIGMM Records.

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Video quality assessment of H.264/AVC over error prone networks

Politecnico di Milano and EPFL have recently released a publicly available database to support reproducible research in the field of video quality assessment, specifically targeting H.264/AVC video streaming over error-prone networks.

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Call for Papers

We announce calls for paper for several sponsored and co-sponsored events, and several other multimedia-related calls. The long list of calls includes SIGMM's new MMSys Conference, whose goals are explained in a separate article in this issue.

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Call for Contributions

We await your contributions by 15. September 2009. Please take a closer look at the information that is required for a particular submission to the newsletter.

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Table of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. Introducing the new Board of ACM SIG Multimedia
  3. Introducing the MMSys Conference
  4. Event Reports
  5. Awards for SIGMM members
  6. PhD thesis abstracts
  7. Freely available source code, traces and test content
  8. Calls for Papers
  9. Impressum

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