• SIGMM Funding for New Initiatives including Desk Study of Gender and Diversity within SIGMM
    The ACM SIGMM (Special Interest Group in Multimedia) provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications. We do this through our sponsorship and organisation of conferences and workshops, supporting student travel to such events, discounted registrations, two regional chapters, recognition of excellence and achievement through an awards scheme and we inform the community of our activities through the...
  • Call for Papers: MMSys 2018
    DUE TO NUMEROUS REQUESTS, THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 2, 2018 ========================================================= MMSys 2018 Science Park Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands June 12-15, 2018 http://www.mmsys2018.org/ =========================================================   The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) and associated workshops (MMVE2018, NetGames2018, NOSSDAV2018,...
  • Chair's message
    I would first like to thank the members of SIGMM for electing me to this prestigious and important role.  I am grateful for the trust you have put in me and the other members of the elected SIGMM Executive and we shall strive to continue to make SIGMM an important part of our professional research community.  I would also like to thank the previous elected members of the SIGMM Executive Committee — Shih-Fu Chang, Rainer Lienhart and Nicu Sebe — for their extraordinary...
  • Call for Papers: ACM ICMR 2018
    *** CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS ***       ICMR 2018 is a premier conference to display scientific achievements     and innovative industrial products in the field of multimedia     retrieval. We are seeking original high quality submissions addressing     innovative research in the field. Contributions addressing the     challenges of large-scale search and user behavior analysis are     especially welcome.  ...
  • ACM SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
          The 2017 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. Arnold Smeulders. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding and pioneering contributions to defining and bridging the semantic gap in content-based image retrieval. During the early years of his scientific career Dr. Smeulders studied the invariant...
  • ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2017
    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. Liangliang Cao for his significant contributions in large-scale multimedia recognition and social media mining.  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...
  • SIGMM Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications 2017
    The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present the 2017 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award to Dr. Chien-Nan (Shannon) Chen. The award committee considers Dr. Chien-Nan Chen’s dissertation entitled “Semantics-Aware Content Delivery Framework For 3D Tele-Immersion” worthy of the recognition as the thesis is the first to consider semantic information in full-aspect with 3DTI systems.  Dr. Chen’s thesis includes confound semantic...
  • Passing the Baton to New SIGMM Volunteer Leaders
        Dear Multimedia Colleagues,       We are writing to welcome the new SIGMM leaders assuming their posts on     July 1st. The new team includes Alan Smeaton as the Chair, Nicu Sebe as     the Vice Chair, and Gerald Friedland as the Conference Director. Each of     them is a pioneer researcher in the multimedia field and has been     actively contributing to the community. We are confident they will be  ...
  • Call for Nominations on SIGMM in 2017
    * SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017 sigmm.org/Awards/award_taa   * SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017 sigmm.org/Awards/thesisaward   * SIGMM Rising Star Award Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017 sigmm.org/Awards/risingstaraward
  • Call For Papers IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
    Important Dates Second-round review completed: November 1, 2017  Paper submission due: April 15, 2017 First-round review completed: July 1, 2017  Revision Due: August 15, 2017 Final manuscript due: December 1, 2017 Publication date: Early-2018    Video analytics, also known as video content analysis, refers to the capability of automatically analyzing video to extract knowledge/...