SIGMM Records

MediaEval Multimedia Evaluation Benchmark: Tenth Anniversary and Counting

MediaEval Multimedia Challenges MediaEval is a benchmarking initiative that offers challenges in multimedia retrieval, analysis and exploration. The tasks offered by MediaEval concentrate specifically on the human and social aspects of multimedia. They encourage researchers to bring together multiple modalities (visual, text, audio) and to think in terms of systems … Read more

Standards Column: VQEG

Welcome to the first column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG). VQEG is an international and independent organisation of technical experts in perceptual video quality assessment from industry, academia, and government organisations. This column briefly introduces the mission and main activities of VQEG, establishing … Read more

JPEG Column: 87th JPEG Meeting

The 87th JPEG meeting initially planned to be held in Erlangen, Germany, was held online from 25-30, April 2020 because of the Covid-19 outbreak. JPEG experts participated in a number of online meetings attempting to make them as effective as possible while considering participation from different time zones, ranging from … Read more

MPEG Column: 130th MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 130th MPEG meeting concluded on April 24, 2020, in Alpbach, Austria … well, not exactly, unfortunately. The 130th MPEG meeting concluded on April 24, 2020, but not in … Read more

Definitions of Crowdsourced Network and QoE Measurements

1 Introduction and Definitions Crowdsourcing is a well-established concept in the scientific community, used for instance by Jeff Howe and Mark Robinson in 2005 to describe how businesses were using the Internet to outsource work to the crowd [2], but can be dated back up to 1849 (weather prediction in … Read more

An interview with Associate Professor Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen

Describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? Looking back at the early days of my life, my love for science started quite young. I loved solving puzzles and small … Read more

Dataset Column: ToCaDa Dataset with Multi-Viewpoint Synchronized Videos

This column describes the release of the Toulouse Campus Surveillance Dataset (ToCaDa). It consists of 25 synchronized videos (with audio) of two scenes recorded from different viewpoints of the campus. An extensive manual annotation comprises all moving objects and their corresponding bounding boxes, as well as audio events. The annotation … Read more

MPEG Column: 129th MPEG Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 129th MPEG meeting concluded on January 17, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium with the following topics: Coded representation of immersive media – WG11 promotes Network-Based Media Processing (NBMP) to the final stage … Read more

JPEG Column: 86th JPEG Meeting in Sydney, Australia

The 86th JPEG meeting was held in Sydney, Australia. Among the different activities that took place, the JPEG Committee issued a Call for Evidence on learning-based image coding solutions. This call results from the success of the  explorations studies recently carried out by the JPEG Committee, and honours the pioneering … Read more

Collaborative QoE Management using SDN

The Software-Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm offers the flexibility and programmability in the deployment and management of network services by separating the Control plane from the Data plane. Being based on network abstractions and virtualization techniques, SDN allows for simplifying the implementation of traffic engineering techniques as well as the communication … Read more

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