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ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), Volume 1 Issue 1, February 2005

EDITORIAL The birth of the ACM transactions on multimedia computing, communications and applications (TOMCCAP)
Nicolas D. Georganas
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047937

ACM SIGMM retreat report on future directions in multimedia research
Lawrence A. Rowe, Ramesh Jain
Pages: 3-13
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047938
The ACM Multimedia Special Interest Group was created ten years ago. Since that time, researchers have solved a number of important problems related to media processing, multimedia databases, and distributed multimedia applications. A strategic...

Guest editorial: the international ACM Multimedia conference 1993—ten years after
Ramesh Jain, Thomas Plagemann, Ralf Steinmetz
Pages: 14-15
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047939

Salient stills
Laura Teodosio, Walter Bender
Pages: 16-36
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047940
Salient Stills are a class of images that reflect the aggregation of the temporal changes that occur in a moving-image sequence with the salient features of individual frames preserved. They convey the intended expression of an entire series of...

Disk scheduling in a multimedia I/O system
A. L. N. Reddy, Jim Wyllie, K. B. R. Wijayaratne
Pages: 37-59
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047941
This article provides a retrospective of our original paper by the same title in the Proceedings of the First ACM Conference on Multimedia, published in 1993. This article examines the problem of disk scheduling in a multimedia I/O system. In a...

Automatic temporal layout mechanisms revisited
M. Cecelia Buchanan, Polle T. Zellweger
Pages: 60-88
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047942
A traditional static document has a spatial layout that specifies where objects in the document appear. Because multimedia documents incorporate time, they also require a temporal layout, or schedule, that specifies when events in the document occur....

Structured multimedia authoring
Dick C. A. Bulterman, Lynda Hardman
Pages: 89-109
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047943
Authoring context sensitive, interactive multimedia presentations is much more complex than authoring either purely audiovisual applications or text. Interactions among media objects need to be described as a set of spatio-temporal relationships that...

The berkeley software MPEG-1 video decoder
Ketan Mayer-Patel, Brian C. Smith, Lawrence A. Rowe
Pages: 110-125
DOI: 10.1145/1047936.1047944
This article reprises the description of the Berkeley software-only MPEG-1 video decoder originally published in the proceedings of the 1st International ACM Conference on Multimedia in 1993. The software subsequently became widely used in a variety...