ACM Multimedia Systems 2016 Conference – May 10-13, 2016, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

ACM Multimedia Systems 2016 & NOSSDAV, MoVid, and MMVE

The 7th ACM International Conference on Multimedia System (MMSys 2016) was successfully held in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria from May 10-13, 2016 (http://mmsys2016.itec.aau.at) with the co-located workshops NOSSDAV, MoVid, and MMVE.

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The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and the inter-play of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.

This year’s MMSys introduced a new format referred to as overview talks which have been held on May 10 starting in the afternoon and concluding in the evening with a get together event at the conference venue. The following overview talks have been given at MMSys: “Using Games to solve Challenging Multimedia Problems” by Oge Marques, ACM Distinguished Speaker, FAU, USA ; “More Juice Less Bits: MediaMelon Content Aware Streaming” by Ali C. Begen, MediaMelon Inc., USA, Ozyegin University, Turkey, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, “MPEG-DASH Spatial Relationship Description” by Omar Aziz Niamut, TNO, The Netherlands, “Mulsemedia: Novelty or Reinvention?” by Gheorghita Ghinea, Brunel University, UK ; and “Smart Camera Systems” by Bernhard Rinner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria .

ACM MMSys typically comes with keynotes from experts and leaders in industry and academy. The first keynote was about “Ten Thousand Channels to Ten Million Viewers: Technologies for Scaling Video Delivery over IP” by Neill A. Kipp, Comcast VIPER, USA addressing issues with video delivery at scale whereas the second keynote entitled “Advances and Trends in Augmented Reality Systems“ by Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology, Austria was related to one of the special session. The third keynote was about “5G enabling the Tactile Internet” by Frank Fitzek, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany providing insights about next generation mobile networks.

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award

In general, ACM MMSys 2016 attracted 71 full paper submissions from which 20 got finally accepted in the program which has been carefully selected from our experienced members of the technical program committee. In addition to the full paper submissions, MMSys 2016 hosted two special sessions, one on augmented reality and another on media synchronization. A demo session provided researchers, engineers, and scientist to present the opportunity to showcase their research prototypes, systems, and applications to MMSys attendees. An important aspect of MMSys is the dataset track which enables reproducible research thanks to the availability of common datasets across different application areas. In particular, the dataset track is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available and citable.

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ACM MMSys hosts three workshops: the 26th ACM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), the 8th ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid), and the 8th ACM Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE). The operate with their own committees and review process but benefit from a single registration fee for all events co-located with MMSys.

The 7th ACM MMSys issued the following awards:

  • a best paper award,
  • a best student paper award, and
  • for the first time the excellence in DASH award sponsored by the DASH-IF.
Best Student Paper

Best Student Paper

The best paper award goes to “Distributed Rate Allocation in Switch-Based Multiparty Videoconference” by Stefano D’bronco (EPFL), Sergio Mena (Cisco Systems), Pascal Frossard (EPFL) and the best student paper award goes to “Network-assisted Control for HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming” by Giuseppe Cofano (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Luca De Cicco (Telecom SudParis, France), Thomas Zinner (University of Würzburg, Germany), Anh Nguyen-Ngoc (University of Würzburg, Germany), Phuoc Tran-Gia (University of Würzburg, Germany), Saverio Mascolo (Politecnico di Bari, Italy).

The excellence in DASH award was selected by members of the DASH-IF and instead of a first, second, and third place the DASH-IF concluded to give the first price to all three papers which are as follows: “ABMA+: lightweight and efficient algorithm for HTTP adaptive streaming” by Andrzej Beben, Piotr Wiśniewski, Jordi Mongay Batalla, Piotr Krawiec (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland ); “Delivering Stable High-Quality Video: An SDN Architecture with DASH Assisting Network Elements” by Jan Willem Martin Kleinrouweler, Sergio Cabrero, Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands); and “SQUAD: A Spectrum-based Quality Adaptation for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP” by Cong Wang, Amr Rizk, Michael Zink (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA).

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We would like to congratulate all award winners of ACM MMSys 2016.

Finally, we would like to thank our gold sponsors Adobe and YouTube for their excellent support. In this context, it is worth mentioning the social events including coffee breaks, lunches, get together on the first evening, welcome BBQ on the second evening, and gala dinner on the third evening. These side events are as much as important as the technical papers, demos, and datasets and allow for networking, discussions, and possible future collaborations of conference attendees.

Finally, we’re happy to announce next year’s ACM MMSys (and NOSSDAV, MoVid, and MMVE) in Taiwan with Sheng-Wei (Kuan-Ta) Chen from Academia Sinica.

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ACM MMSys 2016 Call for Participation

MMSYS_call_participationThe ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, realtime system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and the inter-play of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.

Call for Participation [PDF]
7th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys)
May 10-13, 2016
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
https://mmsys2016.itec.aau.at/

 

Thanks to our gold sponsors: Adobe and YouTube.

Keynotes

kipp_smallNeill A. Kipp
Comcast VIPER | USA
Ten Thousand Channels to Ten Million Viewers: Technologies for Scaling Video Delivery over IP

 

schmalstieg_smallDieter Schmalstieg
Graz University of Technology | Austria
Advances and Trends in Augmented Reality Systems

 

fitzek_smallFrank Fitzek
Technische Universität Dresden | Germany
5G enabling the Tactile Internet

 

Overview Talks

begen_smallAli C. Begen
MediaMelon, Inc. | Ozyegin University | IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer
More Juice Less Bits: MediaMelon Content Aware Streaming

 

ghinea_smallGheorghita Ghinea
Brunel University | UK
Mulsemedia: Novelty or Reinvention?

 

niamut_smallOmar Aziz Niamut
TNO | The Netherlands
MPEG-DASH Spatial Relationship Description

 

OM-photoOge Marques
ACM Distinguished Speaker | FAU | USA
Using Games to solve Challenging Multimedia Problems

 

rinner_smallBernhard Rinner
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Austria
Smart Camera Systems

 

Program Overview

The program overview can be found under https://mmsys2016.itec.aau.at/programs/:

  • MMSys Full Papers
  • Dataset track
  • Demo Session
  • Special Session on Augmented Reality
  • Special Session on Media Synchronization
  • 26th Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2016)
  • 8th Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2016)
  • 8th Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid 2016)

Social Events

https://mmsys2016.itec.aau.at/social-events/

  • Welcome Drinks and Snacks
  • Welcome BBQ with Excellence in DASH Award
  • Gala dinner with Best Paper Awards

Registration & Accommodation

In case you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Overview Talk: Using Games to solve Challenging Multimedia Problems

Oge Marques | Distinguished ACM Speaker | Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Abstract: There are many challenging problems in multimedia research for which state-of-the-art solutions fall short of performing perfectly. The realization that many of these tasks are arduous for computers yet are relatively easy for humans has inspired many researchers to approach those problems from a human computation viewpoint, using methods that include crowdsourcing and games. The talk discusses how we can use human computation methods to supplement traditional content analysis techniques and assist in the solution of hard multimedia problems.

Slides: here

Video:

marquesBio: Oge Marques (http://faculty.eng.fau.edu/omarques/) is Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) (Boca Raton, Florida). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in 2001, his Masters in Electronics Engineering from Philips International Institute (Eindhoven, NL) in 1989 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (UTFPR) (Curitiba, Brazil), where he also taught for more than 10 years before moving to the USA. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of image processing and computer vision, in different countries (USA, Austria, Brazil, Netherlands, Spain, France, and India), languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish), and capacities. Recent teaching awards include the FAU Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award (received both in 2004 and 2011) and the Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award, presented by the American Society for Engineering Education – Southeastern Section (ASEE-SE) (2011).
His research interests are in the area of intelligent processing of visual information, which combines the fields of image processing, computer vision, image retrieval, machine learning, serious games, and human visual perception. He is particularly interested in the combination of human computation and machine learning techniques to solve computer vision problems. He is the (co-) author of two patents, more than 50 refereed journal and conference papers, and several books in these topics, including the textbook Practical Image and Video Processing Using MATLAB (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2011) (http://www.ogemarques.com/), which has been adopted by more than 20 universities in more than a dozen different countries and has also been translated to Chinese. He is Editor-in-Chief (with Borko Furht) of the 3rd edition of the Encyclopedia of Multimedia (http://encyclopediaofmultimedia.com). He serves as Editorial Board member for the journal Multimedia Tools and Applications and as a reviewer for several leading journals in computer science and engineering, including: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, and the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. He has also served as reviewer for several science and technology funding agencies, including: the Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Commission, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). He has numerous international collaborations and appointments, including: Visiting Professor at Alpen-Adria Universitat Klagenfurt, Austria (since 2008), Visiting Professor at ENSEEIHT Engineering School, University of Toulouse, France (since 2010), Visiting Professor at UTFPR, Curitiba-PR, Brazil (since 2003), and collaborative projects and publications with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain (since 2012) and Universidade Federal de Goias (UFG), Goiania, Brazil (since 2010). He was one of the co-chairs for the Doctoral Symposium of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2014 (Orlando, FL, November 2014), the organizer and co-chair of a special track on Image and Video Databases for the ACM SAC 2003 (Melbourne, FL, March 2003), and has served as reviewer and Program Committee member for several ACM conferences and workshops. He is a senior member of both the ACM and IEEE. He is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the honor societies of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

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Keynote: 5G enabling the Tactile Internet

The NOSSDAV/MoVid keynote will be given by Prof. Frank H. P. Fitzek who is a Professor and chair of the communication networks group at Technische Universität Dresden coordinating the 5G Lab Germany. His keynote will be about

Frank Fitzek | 5G enabling the Tactile Internet [Slides]

Abstract: The tactile Internet will enable a global network to control and steer the Internet of Things in real time. 5G will be the first generation of mobile communication systems that will enable the tactile Internet. The talk will advocate the need for the tactile Internet and describe the need for new technologies such as network coding and compressed sensing to break with the commonly accepted trade-offs between throughput, latency, resilience, and security. The talk will also highlight the change from purely centralized architectures to meshed solutions.

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_MG_8158-PhoneDeck-2012_by_Georg-RoskeBiography: Frank H. P. Fitzek is a Professor and chair of the communication networks group at Technische Universität Dresden coordinating the 5G Lab Germany. He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology – Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) – Aachen, Germany, in 1997 and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2002 and became Adjunct Professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy in the same year. In 2003 he joined Aalborg University as Associate Professor and later became Professor. He co-founded several start-up companies starting with acticom GmbH in Berlin in 1999. He has visited various research institutes including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), VTT, and Arizona State University. In 2005 he won the YRP award for the work on MIMO MDC and received the Young Elite Researcher Award of Denmark. He was selected to receive the NOKIA Champion Award several times in a row from 2007 to 2011. In 2008 he was awarded the Nokia Achievement Award for his work on cooperative networks. In 2011 he received the SAPERE AUDE research grant from the Danish government and in 2012 he received the Vodafone Innovation price. In 2015 he was awarded the honorary degree “Doctor Honoris Causa” from Budapest University of Technology and Economy (BUTE). His current research interests are in the areas of wireless and mobile 5G communication networks, mobile phone programming, network coding, cross layer as well as energy efficient protocol design and cooperative networking.

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Overview Talk: More Juice Less Bits: MediaMelon Content Aware Streaming

Ali C. Begen | MediaMelon, Inc. | Ozyegin University | IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer

AbstractWatching video over the Web is without a doubt the most popular way to access both free and premium content on connected devices for all kinds of consumers from novices to professionals. The underlying technology, called HTTP adaptive streaming, is quite straightforward; however, it does not always result in the most pleasant viewer experience due to quality fluctuations. This can cause dissatisfaction for consumers, leading to revenue loss for providers in both managed and unmanaged video services. In this talk, we will explain a new approach to adaptive streaming that we refer to as Content Aware Streaming. This is not just another adaptive streaming algorithm but a completely untraditional streaming toolset that enables premium viewer experience with minimal cost to the provider. After we briefly cover what solutions have been proposed for existing problems, and what worked and did not work for consumers and providers, we take a stab at clarifying some of the recent public announcements that have been largely misunderstood by the streaming community. Most importantly, we explain why content-based encoding is not the solution by itself to the problems most providers are facing today.

Slides: here

Video:

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BioAli C. Begen has joined MediaMelon, Inc. as the principal architect for streaming technologies in February 2016, where he is currently heading the development efforts for MediaMelon’s content-aware streaming solutions that enable premium viewer experience while minimizing operational costs and improving profitability. He has been a research and development engineer since 2001, and has broad experience in mathematical modeling, performance analysis, optimization, standards development and intellectual property innovation. Between 2007 and 2015, he was with the Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group at Cisco, where he has architected, designed and developed algorithms, protocols, products and solutions in the service provider and enterprise video domains. Since 2007, he has been leading professional and academic projects, and teaching graduate-level courses and giving lectures in universities around the world.

Ali holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech. He received a number of scholar and industry awards, and he has editorial positions in prestigious magazines and journals in the field. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a senior member of the ACM. More recently, in January 2016, he was elected as a distinguished lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society. Further information on his projects, publications, keynotes, tutorials, and teaching, standards and professional activities can be found at http://ali.begen.net.

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List of Accepted Papers for co-located Tracks, Sessions, and Workshops

1190Spring is arriving here in Klagenfurt and we are delighted to provide you a list of accepted papers for co-located tracks, sessions, and workshops:

  • Dataset track
  • Demo session
  • Special session on Augmented Reality
  • Special session on Media Synchronization
  • 26th Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2016)
  • 8th Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2016)
  • 8th Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid 2016)

Dataset track

  • GSET Somi: A Game-Specific Eye Tracking Dataset for Somi
    Authors: Hamed Ahmadi (Multimedia Processing Laboratory (MPL), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran), Saman Zad Tootaghaj (Multimedia Processing Laboratory (MPL), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran), Sajad Mowlaei (Multimedia Processing Laboratory (MPL), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran), Mahmoud Reza Hashemi (Multimedia Processing Laboratory (MPL), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran), Shervin Shirmohammadi (Distributed and Collaborative Virtual Environments Research Laboratory (DISCOVER Lab), School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)
  • User-Generated Mobile Video Dataset with Fine Granularity Spatial Metadata
    Authors: Ying Lu (Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California), Hien To (Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California), Abdullah Alfarrarjeh (Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California), Seon Ho Kim (Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California), Yifang Yin (School of Computing, National University of Singapore), Roger Zimmermann (School of Computing, National University of Singapore), Cyrus Shahabi (Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California)
  • Comprehensive Mobile Bandwidth Traces from Vehicular Networks
    Authors: Ayub Bokani (School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales), Mahbub Hassan (School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales), Salil S. Kanhere (School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales), Jun Yao (School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales), Garson Zhong (School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales)
  • Right inflight? A dataset for exploring the automatic prediction of movies suitable for a watching situation
    Authors: Michael Riegler (Simula Research Laboratory), Martha Larson (TU Delft), Concetto Spampinato (University of Catania), Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory), Mathias Lux (University of Klagenfurt), Jonas Markussen (Simula Research Laboratory), Konstantin Pogorelov (Simula Research Laboratory), Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory), Håkon Stensland (Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Div150Multi: A Social Image Retrieval Result Diversification Dataset with Multi-topic Queries
    Authors: Bogdan Ionescu (University Politehnica of Bucharest), Alexandru Lucian Ginsca (CEA, LIST), Bogdan Boteanu (University Politehnica of Bucharest), Mihai Lupu (Vienna University of Technology), Adrian Popescu (CEA, LIST), Henning Müller (HES-SO, Sierre)
  • Heimdallr: A dataset for sport analysis
    Authors: Michael Riegler (Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo), Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen (Media Lab, University of Trento), Bård Winther (Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo), Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo), Konstantin Pogorelov (Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo), Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo)
  • A new HD and UHD video eye tracking dataset
    Authors: Toinon Vigier (Université de Nantes), Josselin Rousseau (Université de Nantes), Matthieu Perreira Da Silva (Université de Nantes), Patrick Le Callet (Université de Nantes)
  • SMART: a Light Field image quality dataset
    Authors: Pradip Paudyal (Universita’ degli Studi Roma TRE, Rome, Italy), Roger Olsson (Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden), Marten Sjostrom (Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden), Federica Battisti (Universita’ degli Studi Roma TRE, Rome, Italy), Marco Carli (Universita’ degli Studi Roma TRE, Rome, Italy)
  • USED: A Large Scale Social Event Detection Dataset
    Authors: Kashif ahmad (University of Trento, Italy), Nicola Conci (University of Trento, Italy), Giulia Boato (University of Trento, Italy), F. G. De Natale (University of Trento, Italy)
  • Datasets for AVC (H.264) and HEVC (H.265) for Evaluating Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
    Authors: Jason J. Quinlan (University College Cork), Ahmed H. Zahran (University College Cork), Cormac J. Sreenan (University College Cork)

Demo Session

  • Emulating NDN-based Multimedia Delivery
    Authors: Daniel Posch (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Benjamin Rainer (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Sebastian Theuermann (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Andreas Leibetseder (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Hermann Hellwagner (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)
  • Live Streaming of 4K Ultra-High Definition Video over the Internet
    Authors: Stefano Petrangeli (Ghent University – iMinds), Jeroen van der Hooft (Ghent University – iMinds), Tim Wauters (Ghent University – iMinds), Rafael Huysegems (Nokia Bell Labs), Patrice Rondao Alface (Nokia Bell Labs), Tom Bostoen (Nokia Bell Labs), Filip De Turck (Ghent University – iMinds)
  • How to demonstrate delay? Let’s play!
    Authors: Ragnhild Eg (Westerdals – Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology), Kjetil Raaen (Westerdals – Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology)
  • Computer Aided Disease Detection System for Gastrointestinal Examinations
    Authors: Michael Riegler (Simula Research Laboratory), Konstantin Pogorelov (Simula Research Laboratory), Jonas Markussen (Simula Research Laboratory), Mathias Lux (University of Klagenfurt), Håkon Kvale Stensland (Simula Research Laboratory), Thomas de Lange (Cancer Registry of Norway), Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory), Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory), Dag Johansen (UiT), Peter Thelin Schmidt (Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna and Karolinska University Hospital), Sigrun L. Eskeland (Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway)
  • LIRE – Open Source Visual Information Retrieval
    Authors: Mathias Lux (Klagenfurt University), Michael Riegler (Simula Research), Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research), Konstantin Pogorelov (Simula Research), Nektarios Anagnostopoulos (Klagenfurt University)
  • Finding the Chameleon in Your Video Collection
    Authors: Marco A. Hudelist (Klagenfurt University), Christian Beecks (RWTH Aachen University), Klaus Schoeffmann (Klagenfurt University)
  • Immersed gaming in Minecraft
    Authors: Milan Loviska (Territorium-Kunstverein), Otto Krause (Territorium-Kunstverein), Herman A. Engelbrecht (University of Stellenbosch), Jason B. Nel (University of Stellenbosch), Gregor Schiele (University of Duisburg-Essen), Alwyn Burger (University of Duisburg-Essen), Stephan Schmeißer (University of Duisburg-Essen), Christopher Cichiwskyj (University of Duisburg-Essen), Lilian Calvet (Simula Research Laboratory), Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory), Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Ultra-Low Delay for All: Live Experience, Live Analysis
    Authors: Olga Bondarenko (Simula Research Laboratory), Koen De Schepper (Nokia Bell Labs), Ing-Jyh Tsang (Nokia Bell Labs), Bob Briscoe (Simula Research Laboratory), Andreas Petlund (Simula Research Laboratory), Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Using MPEG DASH SRD for zoomable and navigable video
    Authors: Lucia D’Acunto (TNO), Jorrit van den Berg (TNO), Emmanuel Thomas (TNO), Omar Niamut (TNO)
  • Dynamic and Intelligent SAND-enabled CDN Management
    Authors: Antti Heikkinen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.), Janne Vehkaperä (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.), Toni Mäki (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.), Mikko Myllyniemi (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.)
  • Efficient Processing of Videos in a Multi Auditory Environment Using Device Lending of GPUs
    Authors: Konstantin Pogorelov (Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo), Michael Riegler (Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo), Jonas Markussen (Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo), Håkon Kvale Stensland (Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo), Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo), Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo), Sigrun Losada Eskeland (Vestre Viken Hospital Trust), Thomas de Lange (Cancer Registry of Norway)
  • Transcoding and Streaming-as-a-Service for improved Video Quality on the Web
    Authors: Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt / bitmovin GmbH), Daniel Weinberger (bitmovin GmbH), Martin Smole (bitmovin GmbH), Reinhard Grandl (bitmovin GmbH), Christopher Müller (bitmovin GmbH), Stefan Lederer (bitmovin GmbH)
  • End-to-End DASH Platform including a Network-based and Client-based Adaptive Quality Switching Module
    Authors: David Gómez (UPV), Fernando Boronat (UPV), Mario Montagud (UPV / CWI), Marc Martínez (UPV)
  • The Content-Aware Video Adaptation Service for Mobile Devices
    Authors: Stefan Wilk (TU Darmstadt), Wolfgang Effelsberg (TU Darmstadt)
  • Demonstrating ATSC ROUTE-DASH Delivery
    Authors: Waqar Zia (Nomor Research GmbH), Thomas Stockhammer (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.), Kent Walker (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
  • Tiled-based Adaptive Streaming using MPEG-DASH
    Authors: Jean Le Feuvre (Telecom ParisTech), Cyril Concolato (Telecom ParisTech)

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Special Session Augmented Reality

  • Robustness of 3D Point Positions to Camera Baselines in Markerless AR Systems
    Authors: Deepak Dwarakanath (University of Oslo, Image Metrology A/S.), Carsten Griwodz (University of Oslo, Simula Research Laboratory), Pål Halvorsen (University of Oslo, Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Augmented Reality-based Exergames for Rehabilitation
    Authors: Kevin Desai (The University of Texas at Dallas), Kanchan Bahirat (The University of Texas at Dallas), Sudhir Ramalingam (The University of Texas at Dallas), Thiru Annaswamy (Dallas Veterans Affairs and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Una E. Makris (Dallas Veterans Affairs and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Balakrishnan Prabhakaran (The University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Lighting Estimation from a Single Image Containing Multiple Planes
    Authors: Ping-Cheng Kuo (National Tsing Hua University), Shang-Hong Lai (National Tsing Hua University)

Special Session Media Sync

  • Data-independent sequencing with the Timing Object. A JavaScript Sequencer for single-device and multi-device Web media
    Authors: Ingar M. Arntzen (Norut Northern Research Institute), Njål T. Borch (Norut Northern Research Institute)
  • Enhancing Multimedia QoE via More Effective Time Synchronisation over 802.11 Networks
    Authors: Jonathan Shannon (National University of Galway), Padraig O Flaithearta (National University of Galway), Yusuf Cinar (National University of Galway), Hugh Melvin (National University of Galway)

26th Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2016)

  • Efficient Coordination of Web Services in Large-scale Multimedia Systems
    Authors: Mohammed Shatnawi (Microsoft, and Simon Fraser University), Mohamed Hefeeda (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University)
  • Towards Hybrid Cloud-assisted Crowdsourced Live Streaming: Measurement and Analysis
    Authors: Cong Zhang (Simon Fraser University), Jiangchuan Liu (Simon Fraser University), Haiyang Wang (University of Minnesota Duluth)
  • Distributed Wireless Video Caching Placement for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming
    Authors: Chenglin Li (LTS4, EPFL, Switzerland), Pascal Frossard (LTS4, EPFL, Switzerland), Hongkai Xiong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China), Junni Zou (Shanghai University, China)
  • Step Response Metric for Video Encoder Rate Control Characterisation
    Authors: Ralf Globisch (CSIR Meraka Institute), Keith Ferguson (CSIR Meraka Institute), Yago Sanchez (Fraunhofer HHI), Thomas Schierl (Fraunhofer HHI)
  • A Comparative Study of DASH Representation Sets Using Real User Characteristics
    Authors: Christian Kreuzberger (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Benjamin Rainer (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Hermann Hellwagner (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Laura Toni (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), Pascal Frossard (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • TCP Goes to Hollywood
    Authors: Stephen McQuistin (University of Glasgow), Colin Perkins (University of Glasgow), Marwan Fayed (University of Stirling)
  • Understanding Content Placement Strategies in Smartrouter-based Peer Video CDN
    Authors: Ming Ma (Tsinghua University), Zhi Wang (Tsinghua University), Ke Su (Tsinghua University), Lifeng Sun (Tsinghua University)
  • Device Lending in PCI Express Networks
    Authors: Lars Bjørlykke Kristiansen (Dolphin Interconnect Solutions AS), Jonas Markussen (Simula Research Laboratory), Håkon Kvale Stensland (Simula Research Laboratory), Michael Riegler (Simula Research Laboratory), Hugo Kohmann (Dolphin Interconnect Solutions AS), Friedrich Seifert (Dolphin Interconnect Solutions AS), Roy Nordstrøm (Dolphin Interconnect Solutions AS), Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory), Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Impact of Duration on Active Video testing
    Authors: Saba Ahsan (Aalto University), Varun Singh (callstats.io), Jörg Ott (Technische Universität München)
  • Evaluating and Improving Push based Video Streaming with HTTP/2
    Authors: Mengbai Xiao (George Mason University), Viswanathan Swaminathan (Adobe Systems), Sheng Wei (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Songqing Chen (George Mason University)

18388th Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2016)

  • Measuring QoS in Web-Based Virtual Worlds – Evaluation of Unity 3D Web Builds
    Authors: Hussein Bakri (University of St Andrews), Colin Allison (University of St Andrews)
  • An Approach for Designing Applications in 3D Virtual Worlds
    Authors: William Sawyerr (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • Using Field-Programmable Gate Arrays for Learning Non-Player-Characters
    Authors: Christopher Cichiwskyj (University Duisburg-Essen), Gregor Schiele (University Duisburg-Essen)

8th Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid 2016)

  • Video Through a Crystal Ball: Effect of Bandwidth Prediction Quality on Adaptive Streaming in Mobile Environments
    Authors: Tarun Mangla (Georgia Institute of Technology), Nawanol Theera-Ampornpunt (Purdue University), Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology), Saurabh Bagchi (Purdue University)
  • Score-based Objective Quality of Experience Assessment of DASH Adaptation Algorithms
    Authors: Hema Kumar Yarnagula (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039, India), Venkatesh Tamarapalli (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039, India)
  • OSCAR: An Optimized Stall-Cautious Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Algorithm For Mobile Networks
    Authors: Ahmed H. Zahran (University College Cork), Jason J Quinlan (University College Cork), Darijo Raca (University College Cork), Cormac J Sreenan (University College Cork), Emir Halepovic (AT&T Labs – Research), Rakesh K Sinha (AT&T Labs – Research), Rittwik Jana (AT&T Labs – Research), Vijay Gopalakrishnan (AT&T Labs – Research)
  • Power Profiling of DASH Video Streaming in LTE Networks
    Authors: Jingyu Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Gan Fang (The Ohio State University), Chunyi Peng (The Ohio State University), Minyi Guo (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Sheng Wei (Adobe Research), Viswanathan Swaminathan (Adobe Research)
  • A Novel Framework For Scalable Video Streaming Over Multi-Channel Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks
    Authors: Mohamed K. Abdel-Aziz (Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC), Nile University, Giza, Egypt.), Ahmed H. Zahran (Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering Department, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.), Tamer ElBatt (Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering Department, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.)
  • Leveraging Transitions in the Upload of User-generated Mobile Video
    Authors: Stefan Wilk (TU Darmstadt), Roger Zimmermann (NUS), Wolfgang Effelsberg (TU Darmstadt)
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Overview Talk: MPEG-DASH Spatial Relationship Description

Omar Aziz Niamut | Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) | The Netherlands

Abstract: This talk presents the Spatial Representation Description (SRD) feature of the second amendment of MPEG DASH standard part 1, 23009-1:2014. SRD is an approach for streaming only spatial sub-parts of a video to display devices, in combination with the form of adaptive multi-rate streaming that is intrinsically supported by MPEG DASH. The SRD feature extends the Media Presentation Description (MPD) of MPEG DASH by describing spatial relationships between associated pieces of video content. This enables the DASH client to select and retrieve only those video streams at those resolutions that are relevant to the user experience. The paper describes the design principles behind SRD, the different possibilities it enables and examples of how SRD was used in different experiments on interactive streaming of ultra-high resolution video.

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Niamut_Omar_smallBio: Omar Aziz Niamut is a senior research scientist at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), working on shared interactive and immersive media delivery. He received MSc. (2001) and PhD. (2006) degrees from Delft university of Technology. In 2007, he advised and reported to the European Parliament and the European Commission on the harmonisation of mobile TV. From 2008-2010, he made over 300 standardization contributions to ETSI TISPAN and advised the Singapore government on the use of IPTV standards. In 2007, he was the technical lead for one of the world’s first user trial of social TV services and in 2014, he led a joint effort with the BBC towards the world’s first live tiled streaming of UHD video to end users. He has been active as work package lead in EU FP7 projects FascinatE, STEER and EXPERIMEDIA. He has presented at international industry events such as Broadband Home Forum, International Broadcast Convention, IPTV Seminar and IPTV World Forum, NEM Summit and Future Internet Assembly. He is an expert reviewer for the IWT funded iMinds ICON programme and a NEM ETP Steering Board member. He is author of multiple journal papers and conference publications in the fields of audio coding, interactive IPTV services and immersive media, filed 20 patent applications, contributed a chapter to a book on Social TV and co-edited a book on format-agnostic media. He has been serving as Co-chair and main organizer of the WSICC workshop 2013 and 2015, the workshop series (2013, 2014) on cross-breeding social networks and networked media in the Future Internet, and has been appointed as General Co-chair for ACM TVX 2017, the prime venue for publishing research related to TV and online video experiences.

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Keynote: Ten Thousand Channels to Ten Million Viewers: Technologies for Scaling Video Delivery over IP

Another keynote will be given by Neill A. Kipp who’s a Distinguished Engineer at Comcast VIPER and he will talk about

Ten Thousand Channels to Ten Million Viewers: Technologies for Scaling Video Delivery over IP [Slides]

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Kipp320Abstract: Comcast’s Video IP Engineering and Research (VIPER) team is responsible for delivering tens of thousands of IP linear television channels and thousands of hours of on-demand content to tens of millions of users using a highly scalable, multi-tier software and network architecture. Adaptive bitrate (ABR) technologies such as DASH (ISO 23009-1) let us originate and deliver video segments as internet objects that are conveniently retrieved, stored, and forwarded using HTTP. With an ABR platform, we can experiment with encoding technologies such as H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC), H.265 (HEVC), and high dynamic range (HDR). We use multimedia presentation technologies to implement an interactive and compelling user experience to our customers, while our alternate content systems require metadata, signaling, splicing, scaling, and reporting that is an order of magnitude more complex than primary video delivery. Comcast continues to solicit, utilize, and share contributions from open source communities, standards bodies, and especially academic researchers for the technologies that make our IP video system possible.

Biography: Neill A. Kipp is a Distinguished Engineer for Comcast VIPER. Kipp developed VIPER’s Super8 packager that serves IP video to Xfinity apps. Kipp was Honorarium Instructor in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Denver where he taught graduate-level courses including Object Design, User Experience Design, and Ubiquitous Computing. No stranger to the podium, Kipp is an charismatic speaker who has engaged audiences at dozens of technical conferences, including ApacheCon, ACM, Java, Seybold, and SCTE.

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MMSys deadline extension for co-located Tracks, Sessions, and Workshops

Due to multiple requests we’d like to announce a general deadline extension for all co-located tracks (dataset), sessions (demo, augmented reality, media synchronization), and workshops (NOSSDAV, MMVE, MoVid) until February 19, 2016 23:59:59 PST.

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The submission systems have been updated already and if you have any questions or comments please contact the chairs.

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List of accepted paper for ACM MMSys 2016

2043We would like to thank all authors for submitting a paper to ACM MMSys 2016 (full paper track) and we would like to thank also TPC members for their reviews and participation in the discussion leading to the following results. Here’s a list of papers accepted for this year’s edition of the ACM Multimedia Systems conference. Please note that submission to co-located tracks, sessions, and workshops is still possible.

  • A High-Precision, Hybrid GPU, CPU and RAM Power Model for Generic Multimedia Workloads 
    Authors: Kristoffer Robin Stokke, Håkon Kvale Stensland, Carsten Griwodz, and Pål Halvorsen (University of Oslo, Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Design and Evaluation of a Foveated Video Streaming Service for Commodity Client Devices
    Authors: Jihoon Ryoo, Kiwon Yun, Dimitris Samaras, Samir Das, and Greg Zelinsky (Stony Brook University)
  • SQUAD: A Spectrum-based Quality Adaptation for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
    Authors: Cong Wang, Amr Rizk, and Michael Zink (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Cross-Layer Scheduler for Video Streaming over MPTCP
    Authors: Xavier Corbillon (Télécom Bretagne), Ramon Aparicio-Pardo (Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis), Nicolas Kuhn (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)), and Géraldine Texier and Gwendal Simon (Télécom Bretagne)
  • Distributed Rate Allocation in Switch-Based Multiparty Videoconference
    Authors: Stefano D’Aronco (EPFL), Sergio Mena (Cisco Systems), and Pascal Frossard (EPFL)
  • ABMA+ : lightweight and efficient algorithm for HTTP adaptive streaming
    Authors: Andrzej Beben and Piotr Wiśniewski (Warsaw University of Technology) and Jordi Mongay Batalla and Piotr Krawiec (National Institute of Telecommunications)
  • Network-assisted Control for HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming
    Authors: Giuseppe Cofano (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Luca De Cicco (Telecom SudParis, France), Thomas Zinner, Anh Nguyen-Ngoc, and Phuoc Tran-Gia (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), and Saverio Mascolo (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
  • Are Incentive Schemes Needed for WebRTC based Distributed Streaming? A Crowdsourced Study on the Relation of User Motivation and Quality of Experience
    Authors: Matthias Wichtlhuber, Nikola Aleksandrov, Markus Franz, Oliver Hinz, and David Hausheer (TU Darmstadt)
  • Delivering Stable High-Quality Video: An SDN Architecture with DASH Assisting Network Elements
    Authors: Jan Willem Kleinrouweler and Sergio Cabrero (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) and Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Technische Universiteit Delft)
  • RT-VQM: Real-Time Video Quality Assessment for Adaptive Video Streaming Using GPUs
    Authors: Matthias Wichtlhuber, Gregor Wicklein, Stefan Wilk, Wolfgang Effelsberg, and David Hausheer (TU Darmstadt)
  • Load Dynamics of a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena and Simulative Assessment of Edge Server Placements
    Authors: Valentin Burger (University of Würzburg), Jane Frances Pajo and Odnan Ref Sanchez (University of Genoa), Michael Seufert, Christian Schwartz, and Florian Wamser (University of Würzburg), Franco Davoli (University of Genoa), and Phuoc Tran-Gia (University of Würzburg)
  • QoE-driven Video Coding Adaptation Strategies for Cloud Gaming
    Authors: Ivan Slivar, Lea Skorin-Kapov, and Mirko Suznjevic (University of Zagreb)
  • Online Learning Adaptation Strategy for DASH Clients
    Authors: Federico Chiariotti (DEI, University of Padova) and Stefano D’Aronco, Laura Toni, and Pascal Frossard (LTS4, EPFL)
  • A Personality-based Adaptive System for Visualizing Classical Music Performances
    Authors: Markus Schedl (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria), Mark Melenhorst and Cynthia C.S. Liem (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands), Agustin Martorell Dominguez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain), and Marko Tkalcic (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
  • Analysis and Design of Congestion Control for Video Conference
    Authors: Gaetano Carlucci (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Luca De Cicco (Télécom SudParis, France), Stefan Holmer (Google, Sweden), and Saverio Mascolo (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
  • MPEG DASH SRD – Spatial Relationship Description
    Authors: Omar A. Niamut, Emmanuel Thomas, and David G. Mico (TNO), Cyril Concolato (Télécom ParisTech), Franck Denoual (CANON RESEARCH CENTRE), and Seong Yong Lim (ETRI)
  • Impact of 3D Bookmarks on Navigation and Streaming in a Networked Virtual Environment
    Authors: Forgone Thomas, Axel Carlier, and Geraldine Morin (Université de Toulouse), Wei Tsang Ooi (National University of Singapore), and Vincent Charvillat (Université de Toulouse)
  • Real-time Bandwidth Prediction and Rate Adaptation for Video Calls over Cellular Networks
    Authors: Eymen Kurdoglu, Yong Liu, and Yao Wang (NYU Tandon School of Engineering)
  • SERF: Optimization of Socially Sourced Images Using Psychovisual Enhancements
    Authors: Aaron Koehl (Christopher Newport University) and Haining Wang (University of Delaware)
  • Adaptive Streaming of Interactive Free Viewpoint Videos to Heterogeneous Clients
    Authors: Ahmed Hamza and Mohamed Hefeeda (Simon Fraser University)

We hope to receive many submissions for the co-located tracks, sessions, and workshops and welcome you all in May in Klagenfurt for ACM MMSys 2016. A preliminary overview about the program can be found here.

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