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Editorial note
Ralf Steinmetz
Article No.: 31
DOI: 10.1145/2523001.2523002


Section: Editorial note

Introduction to the special section on the 20th anniversary of the ACM international conference on multimedia
Klara Nahrstedt, Rainer Lienhart, Malcolm Slaney
Article No.: 32
DOI: 10.1145/2523001.2523003

Two decades of internet video streaming: A retrospective view
Baochun Li, Zhi Wang, Jiangchuan Liu, Wenwu Zhu
Article No.: 33
DOI: 10.1145/2505805

For over two decades, video streaming over the Internet has received a substantial amount of attention from both academia and industry. Starting from the design of transport protocols for streaming video, research interests have later shifted to...

Evolution of temporal multimedia synchronization principles: A historical viewpoint
Zixia Huang, Klara Nahrstedt, Ralf Steinmetz
Article No.: 34
DOI: 10.1145/2490821

The evolution of multimedia applications has drastically changed human life and behaviors. New communication technologies lead to new requirements for multimedia synchronization. This article presents a historical view of temporal synchronization...

Socially-aware multimedia authoring: Past, present, and future
Dick C. A. Bulterman, Pablo Cesar, Rodrigo Laiola Guimarães
Article No.: 35
DOI: 10.1145/2491893

Creating compelling multimedia productions is a nontrivial task. This is as true for creating professional content as it is for nonprofessional editors. During the past 20 years, authoring networked content has been a part of the research agenda...

Image search—from thousands to billions in 20 years
Lei Zhang, Yong Rui
Article No.: 36
DOI: 10.1145/2490823

This article presents a comprehensive review and analysis on image search in the past 20 years, emphasizing the challenges and opportunities brought by the astonishing increase of dataset scales from thousands to billions in the same time period,...

Looking forward 10 years to multimedia successes
Lawrence A. Rowe
Article No.: 37
DOI: 10.1145/2490825

A panel at ACM Multimedia 2012 addressed research successes in the past 20 years. While the panel focused on the past, this article discusses successes since the ACM SIGMM 2003 Retreat and suggests research directions in the next ten years. While...

Multimedia systems research: The first twenty years and lessons for the next twenty
Prashant Shenoy
Article No.: 38
DOI: 10.1145/2490859

This retrospective article examines the past two decades of multimedia systems research through the lens of three research topics that were in vogue in the early days of the field and offers perspectives on the evolution of these research topics....

Online video delivery: Past, present, and future
Kien A. Hua
Article No.: 39
DOI: 10.1145/2502435

Video streaming is the core technology for online video delivery systems. Initial research on this technology faced many challenges. In this article, lessons learned from beginning trials are discussed; some pioneering works that provided early...

Are we in the middle of a video streaming revolution?
Viswanathan Swaminathan
Article No.: 40
DOI: 10.1145/2490826

It has been roughly 20 years since the beginning of video streaming over the Internet. Until very recently, video streaming experiences left much to be desired. Over the last few years, this has significantly improved making monetization of...

Advances in immersive communication: (1) Telephone, (2) Television, (3) Teleportation
Philip A. Chou
Article No.: 41
DOI: 10.1145/2492704

The last great advances in immersive communication were the invention of the telephone over 137 years ago and the invention of the video telephone (né television) over 86 years ago. However, a perfect storm is brewing for the next advance...

How far we've come: Impact of 20 years of multimedia information retrieval
Shih-Fu Chang
Article No.: 42
DOI: 10.1145/2491844

This article reviews the major research trends that emerged in the last two decades within the broad area of multimedia information retrieval, with a focus on the ACM Multimedia community. Trends are defined (nonscientifically) to be topics that...

A personal look back at twenty years of research in multimedia content analysis
Wolfgang Effelsberg
Article No.: 43
DOI: 10.1145/2502434

This paper is a personal look back at twenty years of research in multimedia content analysis. It addresses the areas of audio, photo and video analysis for the purpose of indexing and retrieval from the perspective of a multimedia researcher....

Multimedia retrieval that matters
Alan Hanjalic
Article No.: 44
DOI: 10.1145/2490827

This article emphasizes the need to refocus multimedia information retrieval (MIR) research towards bridging the utility gap, the gap between the expected and defacto usefulness of MIR solutions. This requires us to revisit the notion of...

Over twenty years of eigenfaces
Matthew Turk
Article No.: 45
DOI: 10.1145/2490824

The inaugural ACM Multimedia Conference coincided with a surge of interest in computer vision technologies for detecting and recognizing people and their activities in images and video. Face recognition was the first of these topics to broadly...

Care and scale: Fifteen years of music retrieval
Brian Whitman
Article No.: 46
DOI: 10.1145/2492703

The co-founder of The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company that now powers recommendation and discovery for most music services, discusses the notion of care and scale, cultural analysis of music, a brief history of music retrieval, and how and...

Navigating the worldwide community of photos
Richard Szeliski, Noah Snavely, Steven M. Seitz
Article No.: 47
DOI: 10.1145/2492208

The last decade has seen an explosion in the number of photographs available on the Internet. The sheer volume of interesting photos makes it a challenge to explore this space. Various Web and social media sites, along with search and indexing...

Exploiting unconscious user signals in multimodal human-computer interaction
Elisabeth Andre
Article No.: 48
DOI: 10.1145/2502433

This article presents the idea of empathic stimulation that relies on the power and potential of unconsciously conveyed attentive and emotional information to facilitate human-machine interaction. Starting from a historical review of related work...

Experiential media systems
Hari Sundaram
Article No.: 49
DOI: 10.1145/2502432

This article presents a personalized narrative on the early discussions within the Multimedia community and the subsequent research on experiential media systems. I discuss two different research initiatives—design of real-time, immersive...

Section: Editorial note

Introduction to the special section of best papers of ACM multimedia 2012
Ioannis (Yiannis) Kompatsiaris, Wenjun (Kevin) Zeng, Gang Hua, Liangliang Cao
Article No.: 50
DOI: 10.1145/2523001.2523004

Robust and accurate mobile visual localization and its applications
Heng Liu, Tao Mei, Houqiang Li, Jiebo Luo, Shipeng Li
Article No.: 51
DOI: 10.1145/2491735

Mobile applications are becoming increasingly popular. More and more people are using their phones to enjoy ubiquitous location-based services (LBS). The increasing popularity of LBS creates a fundamental problem: mobile localization. Besides...

Propagation-based social-aware multimedia content distribution
Zhi Wang, Wenwu Zhu, Xiangwen Chen, Lifeng Sun, Jiangchuan Liu, Minghua Chen, Peng Cui, Shiqiang Yang
Article No.: 52
DOI: 10.1145/2523001.2523005

Online social networks have reshaped how multimedia contents are generated, distributed, and consumed on today's Internet. Given the massive number of user-generated contents shared in online social networks, users are moving to directly access...

Social influence analysis and application on multimedia sharing websites
Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu
Article No.: 53
DOI: 10.1145/2502436

Social media is becoming popular these days, where users necessarily interact with each other to form social networks. Influence network, as one special case of social network, has been recognized as significantly impacting social activities and...