• 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...
  • ACM SIGMM/TOMM 2015 Award Announcements
    09/07/2016
    The ACM Special Interest Group in Multimedia (SIGMM) and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) are pleased to announce the following awards for 2015 recognizing outstanding achievements and services made in the multimedia community. SIGMM Technical Achievement Award: Dr. Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore   SIGMM Rising Star Award: Dr. Yu-Gang Jiang, Fudan University   SIGMM Best Ph.D. Thesis Award: Dr. Ting Yao...
  • SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
    08/10/2016
    The 2015 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. Tat-Seng Chua. The award is given in recognition of his pioneering contributions to multimedia, text and social media processing. Tat-Seng Chua is a leading researcher in multimedia, text and social media analysis and retrieval. He is one of the few researchers who has made substantial...
  • Announcement of ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2015
    08/10/2016
    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. Yu-Gang Jiang. 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 of his or her career. Dr. Yu-Gang Jiang has made fundamental contributions in the area of video analysis...
  • Announcement of SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award 2015
    09/07/2016
    ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present the 2015 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award to Dr. Ting Yao and Honorable Mention recognition to Dr. Britta Meixner. The award committee considers Dr. Yao’s dissertation entitled “Multimedia Search by Self, External, and Crowdsourcing Knowledge” worthy of the recognition as the thesis proposes an innovative knowledge transfer framework for multimedia search which is expected to have significant impact...
  • TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award 2015
    09/07/2016
    The 2015 ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award is provided to the paper “A Quality of Experience Model for Haptic Virtual Environments”(TOMM vol.10, Issue 3) by Abdelwahab Hamam, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik and Jihad Alja'am. The purpose of the named award is to recognize the most significant work in ACM TOMM (formerly TOMCCAP) in a given calendar year. The whole readership of ACM TOMM was invited to...
  • SIGMM Inaugural Workshop on Multimedia Frontiers
    12/24/2015
    [PDF version]   Brisbane, Australia October 26, 2015, 9am – 5pm (detailed program at http://sigmm.org/news/sigmm_workshop_mf)   In celebration of the rising leadership of the multimedia community, we are launching a new SIGMM Workshop on Multimedia Frontiers, a prestigious event exclusively reserved to highlight invited talks by rising stars who have received PhD degree within the last 10 years and demonstrated exceptional potential in multimedia research....