Third SIGMM Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium, 2018

*** Call for Nominations ***
In our continuing effort to develop an emerging generation of leadership in our community, SIGMM regularly tries to create opportunities to recognise the accomplishments of those emerging leaders and research stars. This year, 2018, we are once again running the SIGMM Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium, a prestigious event exclusively reserved to highlight invited talks from emerging leaders in our field who have received a PhD degree within the last 10 years and who have already demonstrated their great potential and leadership in multimedia research. 
The Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium will be an integrated part of this year’s ACM Multimedia Conference in Seoul, Korea, and SIGMM will provide partial travel support (up to $1000 per person) for...

MMSys'18 CFP

The Submission Deadline for the Open Datasets/Software and Demo Tracks is FEBRUARY 25, 2018 
ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2018) 
Science Park Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 12-15, 2018
The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) and associated workshops (MMVE 2018, NetGames 2018, NOSSDAV 2018, PV 2018) provide a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While...

Interview with Dr. Yong Rui, ACM Fellow

1. [SIGMM Editor] “Why do societies such as ACM offer Fellows status to some of its members?”
Dr. Yong Rui: 

The ACM Fellow status is ACM's most prestigious member grade that recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. The ACM Fellow’s technical insight and achievements play a critical role in driving the development of the field. In addition, the ACM Fellows are models to motivate other ACM members to advance their research in computing technologies. 
2. [SIGMM Editor] “What is the significance for you as an...

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 SIGMM Records and through mailing lists.
The SIGMM Executive invites applications for funding for new initiatives. These initiatives should focus on one, or more, of the following:
- building on SIGMM’s excellence and strengths;
- nurturing new...

Call for Papers: MMSys 2018

MMSys 2018
Science Park Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 12-15, 2018

Call for Papers: ACM ICMR 2018

ACM ICMR 2018, June 11-14, Yokohama, Japan

International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval

    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.
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    - Content and context based indexing, search and retrieval of multimedia data
    - Multimodal content analysis...

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 service, thank you all.  I’m also delighted that Nicu will provide continuity by serving on the Executive Committee as vice-Chair and I look forward to working with him, with Gerald Friedland as Conference Director and the other members of the Executive.


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 factors regarding user (role, preferences, view), activity (range, speed, posture, position, number of participants, repetitiveness), and environment (network...

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 of his or her career. 
Dr. Cao has published extensively in the top multimedia related journals and conferences,...

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...
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