SIGMM Records - June 2010

Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2010 (ISSN 1947-4598)



Welcome to the latest issue of the ACM SIG Multimedia Records!
This issue, we present several new activities of the SIG Multimedia that require your contributions. There are the SIGMM History Archives, which are meant to preserve the history of the SIGMM's events, require your help for finding older material. The SIGMM Educational Portal is online for your use, but you are invited to submit more material. And MediaEval, a new initiative for multimedia retrieval, invites your participation. We report from the ACM Multimedia Systems conference and the Art.on.Wires workshop, and we are of course bringing you the latest multimedia PhD theses.

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SIGMM History Archives

The History Archives Section of the SIGMM Web Magazine provides a single location for information about all past conferences and workshops organized by the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM). The History Archives Committee seeks your help to correct any mistake and complete any missing information.

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SIGMM Educational Portal

The SIGMM Educational Committee was setup in June 2009 to collect and organize SIGMM-related educational resources on the Web and share them with the community at the SIGMM Education Portal. The educational portal has grown steadily and we hope that the collected resources serve as useful references to the community. We would like to solicit feedback from you, the SIGMM community, on how the portal can be made more useful and how it can better support your teaching and learning. Please email us at

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MediaEval 2010

MediaEval is a benchmarking initiative that offers tasks promoting research and innovation on multimodal approaches to multimedia access and retrieval. The focus is on speech, language and social features and how they can be combined with visual features in a variety of innovative tasks. Groups participate in MediaEval by signing up, carrying out tasks, and attending the MediaEval workshop. In 2010, MediaEval is running five tasks, described briefly in the Records and in greater detail on the website.

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Report from Multimedia Systems 2010

The inaugural MMSys conference was held in Phoenix, AZ this past February and by all measures was a great success. In this issue of the Records, the program chair presents some of the technical highlights from selected papers and describes some of the future plans that are in the works for the conference.

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Call for Contributions

We await your contributions by 15. September 2010. Please take a closer look at the information that is required for a particular submission to the newsletter.



Table of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. SIGMM History Archives
  3. SIGMM Educational Portal
  4. MediaEval 2010: Multimedia Retrieval Benchmark Evaluation
  5. PhD thesis abstracts
  6. Event Reports
  7. Awards for SIGMM members
  8. Calls for Papers
  9. Job Opportunities
  10. Impressum

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