Shervin Shirmohammadi, Associate Professor of the University of Ottawa’s Distributed and Collaborative Virtual Environments Research Laboratory (DISCOVER Lab), is selected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments and Online Gaming. An IEEE Distinguished Lecturer is financially sponsored by IEEE to give seminars or invited talks at the request of any IEEE group, such as IEEE Sections, IEEE Chapters, IEEE Societies, IEEE conferences/workshops, and IEEE Student Branches.
International Conference on Content-based Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2008
The International Conference on Content-based Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) is a prominent technical conference in this field. Since 2007, CIVR has now become an official ACM Conference and an IAPR co-sponsored event (thanks to the initiatives by 2007 co-chairs Marcel Worring and Nicu Sebe). Read more
In spring 2009, the members of SIGMM were asked to elect the new board of ACM SIG Multimedia. Many SIG members took this opportunity and voted for their favorite candidate. The result of the election was announced at the end of June 2009. We are presenting the plans that the new board has already formed in its first week after the election. For those readers of the Records who might know all of the board members yet, we are also including a brief bio for each of them, and hope that you will follow the board’s encouragement to contribute to the development of the SIG. Read more
Hopefully, you have heard about ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), a new conference series that will start in 2010. The inaugural MMSys will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 22-23, 2010. As organizers of the new conference, we would like to take a moment to describe the behind-the-scenes story of how the new conference came to be and its relationship to other conferences and workshops, specifically SPIE’s Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), which we expect MMSys to replace. Read more
Dear Member of the SIGMM Community,
Welcome to the second issue of the ACM SIG Multimedia Records!
In this issue, we can present to you the new board of ACM SIG Multimedia. The election results have been announced on June 21, less then ten days before the publication of this issue, but the new board members can already announce some of their plans for the following period in this issue. Find out about the new board in this issue. Read more