• SIGMM Election and Call for Nominations for Student Conference Scholarship
    02/01/2017
    Dear SIGMMers,   Let us take this chance to wish everyone a healthy and productive new  year in 2017. We also want to provide update on two important upcoming  events.   1. The term of the current volunteer leadership team (including Chair  Shih-Fu Chang, Vice Chair Rainer Lienhart, and Conference Director Nicu  Sebe) will expire this June. ACM office is in the process of preparing  the ballots for election which will take place in early...
  • Special Session on Multi-Sensory Experiences at ACM MMSys 2017
    04/07/2017
    Important Dates: Submission deadline: February 10, 2017 Acceptance notification: April 14, 2017 Camera ready deadline: April 28, 2017 Scope & Goals: In all these years, multimedia research and development have succeeded to offer users increasingly diverse services at higher quality levels by engaging two of the human senses only: sight and hearing. However, important findings from psychological and neuroscience research, as well as technological advances...
  • Call for Papers: ACM ICMR 2017
    04/07/2017
    ACM ICMR 2017 is calling for papers presenting significant and innovative research in multimedia retrieval and related fields.   Important Dates: Paper submission due: January 27, 2017 Notification of acceptance: March 29, 2017 Camera-ready papers due: April 26, 2017   Read more...  
  • SIGMM Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications 2016
    08/10/2017
    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...
  • Announcement of ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2016
    08/10/2017
    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. 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...
  • ACM SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
    08/10/2017
    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...
  • YFCC100M on CACM Cover Page
    02/14/2016
    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. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/2/197425-yfcc100m/fulltext...
  • Call for Papers: ACM ICMR 2016
    07/28/2016
    ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2016 is seeking high quality and original papers.   Important Dates:  Paper submission due: January 29, 2016 Notification of acceptance: March 25, 2016 Camera-ready papers due: April 8, 2016   Read more...        
  • SIGMM 2015 Year End Update
    02/01/2017
    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...
  • TOMM Best Associate Editor Award 2015
    09/07/2016
    Annually, the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) honors one member of the Editorial Board with the TOMM Associate Editor of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is the distinction of excellent work for ACM TOMM and hence also for the whole multimedia community in the previous year. Criteria for the award are (1.) the amount of submissions processed in time, (2.) the performance during the reviewing process and (3.) the...