About ACM Multimedia 2013

Welcome to the ACM Multimedia 2013, the premier conference and worldwide event bringing together multimedia experts and practitioners across academia and industry. The central feature of the conference, which continues this year as in every year since its inception, is the outstanding Technical Program. This year’s conference features both oral and poster presentations covering all aspects of the multimedia field chosen through a highly selective review process.

In addition to the Technical Program, the conference features a diverse range of activities including Panels, Demonstrations, and Tutorials. Moreover, a wide array of Workshops brings focus on new topics for investigation.

The conference features special sessions on Brave New Ideas in Multimedia, a Multimedia Grand Challenge contest, a panel on Cross-Media Analysis and Mining and an Open Source Software Competition. It also includes a Doctoral Symposium for mentoring graduate students.

Finally, the conference provides a rich Multimedia Art Exhibition to stimulate artists and researchers alike to meet and discover the frontiers of multimedia artistic communication!

ACM Multimedia 2013 General Chairs

Award Winners

Best Paper Award
Luoqi Liu, Hui Xu, Junliang Xing, Si Liu, Xi Zhou and Shuicheng Yan
National University of Singapore (NUS)
“Wow! You Are So Beautiful Today!”

Best Student Paper Award
Hanwang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yang Yang, Shuicheng Yan, Yue Gao and Tat-Seng Chua
National University of Singapore (NUS)
“Attributes-augmented Semantic Hierarchy for Image Retrieval”

Grand Challenge 1st Place Award [Sponsored by Technicolor]
Brendan Jou, Hongzhi Li, Joseph G. Ellis, Daniel Morozoff-Abegauz and Shih-Fu Chang
Digital Video & Multimedia (DVMM) Lab, Columbia University
“Structured Exploration of Who, What, When, and Where in Heterogenous Multimedia News Sources”

Grand Challenge 2nd Place Award [Sponsored by Technicolor]
Subhabrata Bhattacharya, Behnaz Nojavanasghari, Tao Chen, Dong Liu, Shih-Fu Chang, Mubarak Shah
University of Central Florida and Columbia University
“Towards a Comprehensive Computational Model for Aesthetic Assessment of Videos”

Grand Challenge 3rd Place Award [Sponsored by Technicolor]
Shannon Chen, Penye Xia, and Klara Nahrstedt
“Activity-Aware Adaptive Compression: A Morphing-Based Frame Synthesis Application in 3DTI”

Grand Challenge Multimodal Award [Sponsored by Technicolor]
Chun-Che Wu, Kuan-Yu Chu, Yin-Hsi Kuo, Yan-Ying Chen, Wen-Yu Lee, Winston H. Hsu
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
“Search-Based Relevance Association with Auxiliary Contextual Cues”

Best Demo Award
Duong-Trung-Dung Nguyen, Mukesh Saini; Vu-Thanh Nguyen, Wei Tsang Ooi
National University of Singapore (NUS)
“Jiku director: An online mobile video mashup system

Best Doctoral Symposium Paper
Jules Francoise
Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM)
“Gesture-Sound Mapping by demonstration in Interactive Music Systems

Best Open Source Software Award
Dmitry Bogdanov, Nicolas Wack, Emilia Gómez, Sankalp Gulati, Perfecto Herrera,
Oscar Mayor, Gerard Roma, Justin Salamon, Jose Zapata Xavier Serra (UPF)
“ESSENTIA: an Audio Analysis Library for Music Information Retrieval”

ACM MM 13′s Mobile Program Guide

Deciding what to go to is the hardest part of a conference, mostly because navigating the program can be arduous. To help solve this, we’re using the Confer online program system from MIT CSAIL and what Confer does is brilliant. You simply create a login and start browsing the program. Click the stars on the talks you want to go to. Once you start doing that, Confer recommends other talks, papers, and demos for you to see. Star those too. Confer lets you search the program for authors, titles, abstracts or even the author’s keywords. Then you can simply view ‘your custom program’ guide to the conference.

And here’s where it gets really good! You can do this all from your laptop or desktop computer or your phone or tablet. Your login, of course, syncs your saved preferences and schedule. If you visit the program from your mobile phone, it saves everything in an offline cache. So the lack of a data plan or unreliable WiFi won’t stop you from getting to your custom conference guide.

Fantastic! Go to http://confer.csail.mit.edu/ and check it out.


Elizabeth Churchill

Multimedia Framed,
Elizabeth F. Churchill (eBay Research Labs)
  The Space between the Images,
Leonidas J. Guibas (Stanford University)

Previous News Announcements

NEWS >> Check out the list of the Award Winners
NEWS >> The ACM MM 2013 Bootlet is now available!!
NEWS >> “The organizers Klara Nahrstedt, Dulce Ponceleon, Susanne Boll of the event “Networking of Multimedia Women” at ACM Multimedia 2013 would like to extend the lunch invitation, especially to female participants of the venue. The lunch will be on Friday, October 25, 12:45-14:30. Since there are limited lunch seats, the organizers would like to ask for attendance confirmation by October 22, 2013. Please, email the organizer Klara Nahrstedt klara@illinois.edu to secure the lunch seats which will be assigned using FIFO policy. We are looking forward to see you and network.

Klara Nahrstedt, Dulce Ponceleon, Susanne Boll
Organizers of “Networking of Multimedia Women” Event.

NEWS >> Information on hotels has been updated.
NEWS >> The list of students that won the Student Travel Grants is out.
NEWS >> All the author registrations (full, student, workshop, etc.) should be received by the early registration deadline (August 15) in order to have the papers included in the proceedings.
NEWS >> Please note that the student registration is sufficient to cover a doctoral symposium accepted article (check the
registration page)
NEWS >> Co-located Multimedia Evaluation Workshop on 
MediaEval Benchmarking
NEWS >> Co-located Workshop on
Event-based Media Integration and Processing




Corporate Supporters

FX Palo Alto Laboratory Huawei
Technicolor Yahoo Labs
Google Springer
Microsoft Research
Telefonica IBM Research

Institutional Supporters

NSF.gov UniTrento
UPF.edu Inria

Project Supporter

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