ACM SIGMM Test of Time Paper award 2020

In 2020 SIGMM established the SIGMM Test-of-Time Paper award for a paper published 10, 11 or 12 years previously at a SIGMM-sponsored conference, including MM, MMSys, ICMR/CIVR, IH&MMSec, TVX, NOSSDAV, AVI or MIR.

The award recognizes the paper that has had the most impact and influence on the field of Multimedia in terms of research, development, product or ideas, during the intervening years, as selected by a 5-person selection committee.

To start the selection process, we gathered the 58 top-ranked papers from all SIGMM-sponsored conferences and workshops which were held in 2008, 2009 or 2010, and these were selected by citation count from the ACM Digital Library. The selection committee were allowed to add more papers if they chose.


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ACM SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

The 2020 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Dr. John R. Smith. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding, pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia content analysis and retrieval and for outstanding and continued service to the multimedia community.
Dr. Smith is a pioneer in the field of multimedia content analysis and retrieval and is a prominent leader in the ACM Multimedia community. Dr. Smith conducted some of the earliest and most influential work in the multimedia field in the late-1990’s that...

ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2020

The winner of the SIGMM Rising Star for 2020 is Liqiang Nie from Shandong University for his significant contributions in data-driven multimodal learning and knowledge-guided multimodal reasoning.

Dr. Nie is currently a professor with Shandong University and the Dean with the Shandong AI institute. He received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2009 and National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2013, respectively. After PhD, Dr. Nie continued his research in NUS as a research follow for three years. During his PhD and as a research fellow, he was mentored by Prof. Tat-Seng Chua.

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SIGMM Thanks Thomas Plagemann for services as Editor-in-Chief of Multimedia Systems Journal and welcomes the appointment of Changsheng Xu

After 13 years in the role, Thomas Plagemann of the University of Oslo, Norway, has just stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the Multimedia Systems Journal (Springer). Thomas has provided clear and strong leadership and guidance for the journal over more than a dozen years and overseen what is now a rapid turnaround between submission and publication, the introduction of best reviewer and associate editor awards and of course a back catalogue of great papers published across the years.

SIGMM thanks Thomas for his service to the community over these many years and welcomes Changsheng Xu to the role as incoming Editor-in-Chief.  Changsheng is a Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and is also Executive Director of the China-Singapore Institute of Digital Media.  He has a long and distinguished track...

Invitation to Host ACM Multimedia Asia 2022 Conference

Invitation to Host ACM Multimedia Asia 2022 Conference

MM Asia Steering Committee

http://www.acmmmasia.org/

The ACM Multimedia Asia (MM Asia) Steering Committee invites prospective parties to submit proposals to host and organize the third and fourth ACM Multimedia Asia conference in 2022....

SIGMM Announces New Award for "SIGMM Test of Time Paper Award"

SIGMM has just received approval from the ACM Awards Committee, for a new award called the SIGMM Test of TIme Paper Award. This will be an annual award recognising the authors of a paper published either 10, 11 or 12 years previously at a SIGMM sponsored or co-sponsored conference, which has had the most impact and influence on the field of multimedia in terms of research, development, product, or ideas.  

The establishment of an award which is recognised by ACM is a very thorough and rigorous process. The proposal was first approved by the SIGMM Executive, then it went for assessment by the ACM office before being submitted for approval by the ACM SIG Governance Board and then finally for approval by the the ACM...

SIGMM's funded initiatives 2020

In late 2019 the SIGMM Executive invited applications for funding for new initiatives, submitted by SIGMM members. These initiatives were to focus on one, or more, of the following:

    - building on SIGMM’s excellence and strengths;
    - nurturing new talent in the SIGMM community;
    - addressing weakness(es) in the SIGMM community and in SIGMM activities

This was our third year for issuing this call and we received a very strong response from the SIGMM community. Submissions were evaluated and assessed by the SIGMM Executive and the following awards have been made:

SIGMM will support some student travel to the following events:
- the African Winter School in...

Invitation to Host ACM Multimedia Asia 2021 & 2022 Conferences

Invitation to Host ACM Multimedia Asia 2021 & 2022 Conferences

MM Asia Steering Committee

The ACM Multimedia Asia (MM Asia) Steering Committee invites prospective parties to submit proposals to host and organize the third and fourth ACM Multimedia Asia conference in 2021 and 2022.


MM Asia is a newly established international conference to showcase the scientific achievements and industrial innovations in the multimedia field. Its mission is to illuminate the state of the art in multimedia computing by bringing together researchers and practitioners in this field. It is essential to ensure that the conference includes sessions for presenting high-quality research papers and for sharing practitioner experience. The first ACM Multimedia Asia...

2019 Distinguished Members of the ACM

ACM recently recognised the class of 2019 Distinguished Members of the ACM for their outstanding contributions to the field, including 4 of the 62 who are SIGMM members. Congratulations to Susanne Boll, Oliver Brdiczka, Heng Tao Shen and Hari Sundaram.

ACM SIGMM Call for Funding for Special Initiatives 2020

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, submitted by SIGMM members. These...

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