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multimedia : a technique (as the combining of sound, video, and text) for expressing ideas (as in communication, entertainment, or art) in which several media are employed ; also : something (as software) using or facilitating such a technique — Webster

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Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content. Multimedia contrasts with media that use only rudimentary computer displays such as text-only or traditional forms of printed or hand-produced material.

Multimedia can be recorded and played, displayed, interacted with or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. Multimedia devices are electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content. Multimedia is distinguished from mixed media in fine art; for example, by including audio it has a broader scope. The term “rich media” is synonymous with interactive multimedia. — Wikipedia

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The Journal for MultiMedia History


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Multimedia SIG (ACM)


Multimedia SIG (ACM)








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  • Call for Papers: MMSys 2022 "Enabling New...
    by admin on November 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Read more... CALL FOR PAPERS -= MMSys 2022 =- "Enabling New Horizons for the Media Ecosystem" November 5, 2021 read more

  • ACM Multimedia Conferences and TOMM Editorial...
    by admin on October 28, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Read more... In the ACM SIGMM Executive Committee meeting, on Oct 22, we had the bid for the future ACM Multimedia Conferences. The following has been decided: ACM MULTIMEDIA 23: Ottawa, General Chairs Abed El Saddik, Rita Cucchiara and Tao Mei ACM MULTIMEDIA 24: Melbourne, General Chairs Jianfei Cai, Mohan Kankanhalli, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran and Susanne Boll The following Awards were assigned in the ACM TOMM Editorial Board Meeting on Oct 22 : read more

  • ACM SIGMM Test of Time Paper award 2021
    by admin on October 24, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Read more... In 2020 SIGMM established the SIGMM Test-of-Time Paper award for a paper published 10, 11 or 12 years previously at a SIGMM-sponsored conference, including MM, MMSys, ICMR/CIVR, IH&MMSec, TVX, NOSSDAV, AVI or MIR. The award recognizes the paper that has had the most impact and influence on the field of Multimedia in terms of research, development, product or ideas, during the intervening years, as selected by a 5-person selection committee. read more

  • ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2021
    by admin on October 22, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Read more... The winner of the SIGMM Rising Star for 2021 is Dr. Jingkuan Song for his significant contributions in Multimedia Compact Representation and Analysis. Dr Jingkuan Song is Professor with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He obtained his PhD degree in 2014 from The University of Queensland, Australia. He joined University of Trento as a Research Fellow (2014-2016) and Columbia University as a Postdoc Research Scientist […]

  • ACM SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical...
    by admin on October 22, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Read more... The 2021 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Professor Jiebo Luo. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding, pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia content analysis and social media analytics, and for outstanding and continued service to the multimedia community. […]




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