Multimedia Workshop "on Hot Topics in Multimedia Research"

June 21, 2008

There will be a local Multimedia Workshop "on Hot Topics in Multimedia Research" at TUD-KOM organized by the ACM Multimedia Organizing Committee on June 21, 2008. This workshop has been held in conjunction with the ACM MM TPC meeting in the past five years, and it has offered great opportunities for local researchers and students as well as PC members to interact with each other and discuss latest multimedia research. 

Attendance is by invitation only. If you are member of ACM MMs TPC please indicate during registration for TPC meeting whether you are interested to participate and to present your research topics.



Technische Universität Darmstadt - Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM)
Merckstr. 25 - 64283 Darmstadt
Building S3/06 - Room 146

Organization Committee

General Chair:

  • Christoph Rensing

Tentative Program

09:00 – 09:05

Rensing, Christoph


Session I: Applications & Human Centered
Chair: Lasse Lehmann


09:05 – 09:20

Gatica-Perez, Daniel

Mining social interaction in group conversations from multiple sensors

09:20 – 09:35

Sundaram, Hari

Making sense of meaning – new computational perspectives

09:35 - 09:50Jaimes, AlejandroHow Local is Local? Culture and Social Context in Behaviour Analysis

09:50 – 10:05

Ichiro, Ide

New video browsing interfaces

10:05 – 10:20

Kerne, Andruid

Creative and Expressive Systems

10:20 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Session II: Systems & Networking

Chair: Marek Meyer


10:30 – 10:45

Steinbach, Eckehard

A novel proxy caching scheme for Video on Demand (VoD) services

10:45 – 11:00

Makaroff, Dwight

Mixed reliability video streaming for wireless networks

11:00 – 11:15

Sarhan, Nabil

Alternative Pricing and Scalable Delivery Strategies for Scalable Media Streaming with Advertisements

11:15 – 11:30

Wang, Ye

Reducing the computation cost of motion estimation in video encoding by employing accelerometers

11:30 – 12:00



Rethinking the Frame Buffer

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch Break

Panel Discussion: Hot Topics in Multimedia Research

Moderation: Steinmetz, Ralf


12:45 – 13:45

Participants, presenting short statements from different areas

  • Ghandeharizadeh, Shahram
  • Gong, Yihong
  • Boll, Susanne
  • Böszörmenyi, Laszlo


13:45 – 14:00

Coffee Break

Session III: Systems & Networking / Content

Chair: Christoph Rensing


14:00 – 14:15

Zimmermann, Roger

Spatial Audio Streaming for Networked Virtual Environments

14:15 – 14:30

Ooi, Wei Tsang

Avatar mobility in Second Life

14:30 – 14:45

Hua, Xian-Sheng

Online Multi-Label Active Annotation:Towards Large-Scale Content-Based Video Search

14:45 – 15:00

Zhang, Lei

Learning to Reduce the Semantic Gap in Web Image Retrieval and Annotation

15:00 – 15:15

Ponceleón, Dulce

User Friendly Content Protection: An Oxymoron?